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Peter Falkenberg Brown

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About Peter Falkenberg Brown

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    https://datavarius.com

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    Maine
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    I'm a writer, speaker, and publisher, and
    I also own a web programming consulting business at:
    https://datavarius.com
    I specialize in creating custom websites and web database applications.

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  1. I just emailed Affinity directly, asking them about this issue, and they responded with this: So, it seems that they are indeed aware of the need. I suggested that they should post a note about this in the forum: not sure if Patrick's note was initiated by them. Thanks, @Pyanepsion! I also wish that Publisher had footnotes, but in my opinion, it's still the best game in town, compared to all the other alternatives, assuming that one doesn't want to spend the monthly fees on InDesign (I don't). Peter
  2. Dear Garrett, I love it when other people create regular expressions, because, even though I'm a Perl and PHP programmer focusing on web database applications (https://datavarius.com), my brain freezes into a block of ice when I look at RegEx code. To me, it's kind of like looking at raw Postscript code. It takes a special kind of person to love it. 🙂 So... thank you! It worked for me! For the sake of documenting the process, for anyone interested, these are the steps I followed: * I positioned the cursor where I wanted to start the search * I hit the Text/Find menu * In the Find data field, I pasted your code: (?<=[[:alpha:][:punct:]])[0-9]+\b * I clicked on the gear icon next to Find and selected Regular Expression * I clicked on the gear icon next to Replace with and selected the Format option * In the Format dialogue box, I selected "Position and Transform" * In the box on the right I selected Superscript and clicked Okay * The word "Superscript" then appeared under the Replace field ? I wonder if there's a code we could type into the replace field to denote superscript rather than go through those hoops? * I then hit find and it accurately prompted me, and replaced the two samples I had, with superscript formatting. => It would be great if we could save this as a macro, but I don't see anywhere that Publisher has macros. Thanks again, very much, for putting that regex together! I think that combined with my earlier posted method of pasting in HTML with the endnote numbers, this might be a relatively painless way to insert endnotes and change the formatting to superscript. Footnotes on individual pages are more complex for pasting the actual footnotes, but your regex would change the numbers inside the text in both cases. Peter
  3. Hi Garrett, That would be a great thing to do. But it might be a wee bit dicey because the variables involved do not have clear limits, e.g. word2\s word3\r\n word4— word"5 and probably many other combinations besides. And, I'm sure there are cases where you'd have a number next to text that is NOT a superscript, e.g. scientific_text75 Of course, if the search and replace was prompted, where you could hit next, that would help a lot. If someone figures that out, do make it available! 🙂 Peter
  4. Hi Pat, and all, I posted this back in January. It's not perfect, but it *is* a way to paste text *with* footnote/endnote numbers, and then past the footnotes or endnotes as a block. Note: Publisher has a key combo for changing a selected number to a superscript: ctrl+shift+=. === Hi All, I've just moved from PagePlus to Affinity, for a new book I'm working on. I'm VERY grateful that Affinity Publisher is finally out, and has a future. I've read many of the comments about footnotes, and of course I agree. I'm actually using endnotes, created in a word processor. Copying essays from a word processor has been a pain, because things like italics are lost (using "paste as plain text"), unless you want to hassle with having to change all of the styles after pasting the content. But also of course, the footnote / endnote numbers are lost completely. However, I've found a decent workaround to preserve the endnote / footnote numbers: In my word processor (I use Libre Office Writer and also TextMaker (part of SoftMaker Office) I save the essay as an html file. Then, I pull the html file up in my browser and simply copy and paste the text. All of the numbers in the text are preserved and copied. Using html, the endnotes at the bottom of the essay can also be copied, with numbers intact. (I haven't tried footnotes, but I imagine they'll work as well.) Unfortunately, the in-text numbers lose their superscript style, so that has to be added, but at least the numbers don't have to be inserted. Of course, I realize that these numbers in the text are not dynamic, but I think it's better than having to insert them all. Anyway, it's a bit of a workaround. Peter Brown
  5. Hi Dan, Your link to the other article was the solution. The Windows color settings did not have the sRGB profile as the default. When I added that, and restarted Affinity Pub, the color was correct. Here are two screen shots, below. Thank you for your help!!! I learn something every day. :-) Peter ======================= Pub Settings: Win10 Monitor Color settings:
  6. Hi Folks, I read the color FAQ, but I'm still stuck. I'm running Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 on Win10 Pro, on a Lenovo P51 laptop. In the old Serif PagePlus, I can assign "blue" (RGB 0,0,255) to some text, and it looks blue on the screen, and prints to a PDF that displays it as blue. In Publisher, when I make blue text, it looks purplish. In Document Setup / Color, I'm using RGB/8 and sRGB IEC61966-2.1. I've tested this in new documents in all three apps: Publisher, Designer, and Photo, and in all of them the blue text is purplish. In my Win10 Color Management, I'm using the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 device profile. I would think that if my system was off, the blue would not display as "blue" in a PDF or in Serif PagePlus, so I'm thinking that I'm doing something wrong in the affinity apps, or something else is kaflooey. Thanks for any help! Peter Brown
  7. Thanks, Last Chance. I think that messing with the line breaks is more work than I'd like to do. It seems like HTML is a slightly cleaner option, at least to me. Peter
  8. Hi All, I've just moved from PagePlus to Affinity, for a new book I'm working on. I'm VERY grateful that Affinity Publisher is finally out, and has a future. I've read many of the comments about footnotes, and of course I agree. I'm actually using endnotes, created in a word processor. Copying essays from a word processor has been a pain, because things like italics are lost (using "paste as plain text"), unless you want to hassle with having to change all of the styles after pasting the content. But also of course, the footnote / endnote numbers are lost completely. However, I've found a decent workaround to preserve the endnote / footnote numbers: In my word processor (I use Libre Office Writer and also TextMaker (part of SoftMaker Office) I save the essay as an html file. Then, I pull the html file up in my browser and simply copy and paste the text. All of the numbers in the text are preserved and copied. Using html, the endnotes at the bottom of the essay can also be copied, with numbers intact. (I haven't tried footnotes, but I imagine they'll work as well.) Unfortunately, the in-text numbers lose their superscript style, so that has to be added, but at least the numbers don't have to be inserted. Of course, I realize that these numbers in the text are not dynamic, but I think it's better than having to insert them all. Anyway, it's a bit of a workaround. Peter Brown
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