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  1. Hi, While looking for a workaround to styled/polygon text frames in Designer, I noticed text frame objects can seemingly be copy-pasted from Publisher into Designer, with the object appearance preserved (but not editable that I can tell) and with text editing properties preserved in Designer. This is possibly a limited workaround for Designer users seeking fancy text frames, so long as they have Publisher (and can deal with not editing the frames). One one hand, it's hardly a workaround, but on the other hand, it can save many extra layers when working with lots of these. What I can't tell is: What kind of object is this newly pasted object in Designer? What interpretation has occurred? I ask in this way because the object appearance is preserved (for example, text in a red circle created as a Text Frame in Publisher -- it is still editable text inside a red circle when pasted into Designer), but I see no way to edit the fill, stroke, etc. of the pseudo-frame and, when applied, all such attributes affect the interior text. The object pasted into Designer does appear and behave like a text frame โ€“ I just see no way to edit it. (It is a single layer in Designer, as one would expect of a text frame.) It would be funny if it is indeed preserved as a text frame just like Publisher, but it can't be edited because access to it does not yet exist via a panel. Curious about this object and behavior. Thank you
  2. Thanks, that is a partial solution if you need a minimal or base set of guides and want to apply all other elements of that selfsame Master Page, but it's indirect and doesnโ€™t help with a lot of my cases involving complex layouts with variants upon variants, using guides temporarily, etc. it would become untenably complicated to use multiple variants of Master Pages in this way or to load up a Master Page with all guide variants only to try and use the ones I need for a given page. Guide-copying remains a discrete and ongoing need.
  3. I arrived here looking for a solution to controlling the paste position when using 'Paste inside', which I discovered on my own: Right-click > Paste as content. Posting this note in case it spares someone the time. Please consider adding this 'Paste as content' function or some variant to the Paste options in the app menu and adding a modified click that allows user to determine paste position, whether inside a frame or not. โœ‚๏ธ
  4. I agree with @timme's original complaint. It isn't the most intuitive bit of UI. But it's also one of those things that "once you know it's there" ... you'll know ... until the next time you forget. Just me? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Meanwhile, @timme one approach you may find useful is to use the Preflight pane (even before preflight time), especially in a multiuser workflow, to @MikeW's point. It will report instantly what images are not proportionally scaled. Very cool. Very pro. Very useful for those who require or prefer more precision than eyeballing it.
  5. +1 this feature. To elaborate, I think there are a couple of related capabilities I need in this category, maybe more. For starters: Extract this Text Frame from flow and make standalone Separate all Text Frames in this flow ("Unflow all" and make standalone Text Frames)
  6. I hope this will help others. I found this thread because I thought right-tab function (along with decimal-centering and other special tab types) was not working correctly. When I changed what I thought was the regular left tab to a right tab, nothing happened. In my case, I found the culprit to be extra tab characters in placed text. Once I revealed the unwanted formatting via Text > Show Special Characters (AKA "invisibles"), I could easily Find and Replace the extra tab characters using the special character input \t in the Find menu. I just replaced series of tabs like \t \t \t \t \t with a single \t (the menu changes these keystrokes to tab glyphs), then the special tabs, previously obscured by surrounding tabs, behaved as I expected. Note: I use MacOS but I'm posting this here because it applies to either platform and this is where I found the pertinent thread.
  7. In Designer, Hyphenation is a setting in the Create Paragraph Style panel under the Character Language settings (which may be another instance of the character settings mentioned above). From here, I have only attempted one adjustment โ€” from "Auto" to "English" โ€” but it appears to have no effect on text frames. In any case, this contradicts the claim that it is a "Publisher function" and that it only appears in the Character panel, at least it does if users infer that interface features are functional. I'm looking forward to the feature being fully implemented or to better understanding its usage as currently implemented. Thanks for the above posts, as they helped me find my issue in the forum.
  8. Thanks for the explanation. It's not the UI choice I'd have made but maybe there is a prevalent use case that isn't immediately apparent.
  9. +1 this issue. Reordering colors in recently created custom palette crashes app. Have not tested other palette types. Replicable. Happens in new document. Older palettes do not cause crash. Has this been resolved?
  10. Thanks for your reply. I understand how these handles work (kind of a separate usability discussion), but they are not the problem. The problem is that when clicking the flow arrow on a text frame, then using the new "flow" cursor mode to click-drag-draw a continuing text frame, the second, continuing frame contains text of a different size (3pt) than its linked predecessor (12pt). This occurs before the opportunity to use the resize handles. The behavior depicted in the video from Kroco above is exactly the issue.
  11. +1 copy guides as objects or from list (in Guides Manager) from any master or page
  12. Experiencing same issue and came looking for solution, assuming it was a bug or hidden setting. Creating a new, linked text frame from an overflowed text frame should inherit all text properties from the first frame, regardless of the dimensions of the new linked frame. More often than not, I want to manually scale and position a newly linked text frame while keeping text format continuous. If the intended behavior is that newly created and scaled text frames also scale text, then the design sucks.
  13. For InDesign havers (who for some reason aren't using Publisher yet), the wavy lines will copy-paste into Designer as vector objects. Nice.
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