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  1. The ideas from @ABC are interesting. But if you need margin notes and footnotes on the same page, how would it work ? I'm a bit skeptical about this need to impose a style of notes from the start. In any case, I think it should have a panel listing all of the notes in the document ... much like the Index panel. This would provide an overview of all the notes. For example : Page 12 : (1) : Description of note 1 (2) : Description of note 2 (3) : Description of note 3 Page 15 : (1) : Description of note 1 Page 23 : (1) : Description of note 1 (2) : Description of note 2 (3) : Description of note 3 By clicking on the page number or on a particular note, the user would be redirected to the page / note in question.
  2. I agree with you... and certain important tools cannot be displayed on small screens at the moment. I think that it's a big problem. In the customization window of the toolbar, why not offer an option like "Minimize the space taken up by tools". If this option is checked : The tools would be displayed on a single icon and a submenu would be proposed to display the other associated tools (as in the simulation above, last image). If this option is unchecked (in the case where the user would have a large screen) : The tools would be displayed as they are currently displayed. Your remark is correct !
  3. It should be done as for linked text frames. By having a visual difference (ex: using dotted lines instead of a solid line, as is currently the case for linked text frames) ?
  4. Yes, I know it's possible to customize the toolbar. But the tools take up too much space in width. The idea would be to reduce the width of the tools to a single icon, in order to put as many tools as possible. The sub-tools would be accessible via a sub-menu as is already the case with the rectangle tool, the ellipse tool, ... (left bar). Do you understand the problem?
  5. I'm using Affinity Publisher on a 13'3 inch Apple MacBook AIR. Unfortunately, the number of icons I can display on my application is limited. So, I can't display tools like "Distribute", "Geometry", etc. Why not reduce these options to a single icon - and display a submenu - to free up more space. For example, like this: Changer by : with closed submenu: with opened submenu : What do you think? Goodbye.
  6. Two small details: - I just tested under Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.627 (beta version) - mac OS 10.15.4. The problem is still there. - Note that when I'm in full screen (under Affinity Publisher 1.8.2 or Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.627), it's also impossible to move the New document window to Affinity Publisher. The app never appears in the background when I'm sure it's supposed to be on the workspace in question. The solution proposed by @Old Bruce is interesting and is undoubtedly a good alternative (because in this case, it's possible to move the New document window to the Affinity Publisher application, in order to have it in the background)... even if the result is not quite the same.
  7. My Mac is new and I have always run mac OS Catalina. So yes, I've always had this problem since I started using Affinity Publisher, because I've always been on macOS 10.15.X.
  8. In this kind of professional application, there are always several ways to do a single action. If I follow your logic, the option of alignment on the page / board should not exist ... after all we could align the objects between them and move them manually on the page / board ... because according to you that is faster. In my workflow "Align to bleeds" option would help me a lot. Adobe Indesign doesn't offer the "Align to bleeds" option. On the other hand, in Adobe Indesign it's possible to detach the "Align" panel. I think this is a good idea. It's not about copying Adobe Indesign 100%, but only adapting good ideas. I know this possibility. But for personal reasons, I prefer to have negative information. By leaving the rule in its default position, I'm sure that the elements in negative position (X : -5mm / Y : -5mm) are in the requested position. If I put the point 0 in the wrong place (for lack of attention, for example), the positioning of my elements may be distorted ... because it's impossible to put the point 0 precisely : it's not possible to put the point 0 according to precise coordinates according to its previous position ... which would be useful. The only solution would be by using magnetism on landmarks / objects positioned before modifying point 0. Even if in my case there would still be a magnetism because I move the point only to the edge of the document. My explanation is rather valid if we wanted to put the point 0 in a more precise place where there would be - by default - no landmark / object to help positioning. Finally, last very important point: moving point 0 in a model (master page) will not be repeated on the pages that apply this model ! Which makes moving almost useless. I know all of these possibilities. It works very well in a rigid page structure, where all the pages look the same. There it's necessary to modify that a few details to arrive at an interesting result. It's not my case. Almost no page is alike. In my case, I make a product catalog of more than 150 pages where no image has the same size / positioning from one page to another. Even if there is a certain structure (grid, baseline, paragraph / character styles, ...) to unify the entire catalog. Like what I'm not the only one ! 😉 Great, good news! Thank you ! @Patrick Connor
  9. Hi, If I have the Affinity Publisher application in full screen and I do File > New, the New document window appears on another desktop of mac OS. If I validate the parameters of the new document, I'm not redirected to the Affinity Publisher application... so I remain on a blank desktop. Mac OS : 10.15.4 Affinity Publisher : 1.8.2 Bye.
  10. I always stuck the elements on the bleeds to avoid unpleasant surprises. Bad idea ? You will probably say that I'm a little maniac ! 🤣 It's indeed an alternative solution that I use. But I often find errors in alignment on the bleeds since the positioning is done by hand (even with the magnetism activated). For me, having an option "Align on bleeds" in Align panel would be the best solution. That would be a kind of guarantee that everything is OK ... everything is perfectly positioned. Note that the Align panel should also be a floating panel (I didn't find this panel in View > Studio) and that the type of alignment (on the page, on the board, on the margin page, ...) be kept in memory to save even more time (what Adobe Indesign offers). Managing everything manually is a waste of time when there are a lot of elements to position on more 150 pages. Even if I try to optimize everything by using the models as much as possible. The last option I use is to modify X and Y coordinates positioning (and the transformation origin) of the elements to be sure that they are correctly positioned. I thus have negative values (X: -5mm / Y: - 5mm). But here too it takes a long time to check these parameters. Thank you for this option which I didn't know. But the concern is more or less the same as with magnetism (solution proposed by @thomaso). Even if it's a really interesting option.
  11. Since I started using Affinity publisher, both in Beta version and in final version (1.7.x or 1.8.x), I never have a submenu icon. Resetting the Studio or app preferences doesn't change anything.
  12. Yes, indeed we have to be able to differentiate between Footnotes and Endnotes. It's so important. But it's also necessary that these notes can be positioned anywhere in the document to give freedom to the graphic designer. I think this is the best option.
  13. I understand what you mean. Why I think this option is a good idea ? If I have a colored block which must touch the bleeds, I'm currently obliged to align the block on the page or on the board, to then resize or move the block manually. It's a waste of time. You know what I mean ?
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