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  1. It was unchecked, so I checked it. No change. Documents open when I close APub are not reopened when APub is relaunched. I will check the iMac settings later this week. Odd. More curious than anything. Thank you for the idea though. Dixon Kenner
  2. I have the checkbox turned "on" on both my 2019 iMac and my 2020 MacBook Air. On the iMac, when I relaunch Affinity Publisher it opens the documents that were open at shut down. On the 2020 MacBook Air, they do not open. Am I missing something? Just curious, it is easy enough to goto "open recent" and take the topmost file to open. Both devices are running the latest OS/X (12.3.1), and the latest version of Publisher (1.10.5)
  3. This does seem to get around the issue, though [option]+[green dot] is relatively unknown, and I would postulate that most will just click the green dot to maximize the screen. Thank you for this work around.
  4. Something new. Thank you, Screen Recording 2022-04-04 at 13.51.18.mov It does it with other panels too. But I'll stick to this example.
  5. Sorry, click on the green dot in the upper left hand corner of the APub window, and it expands to fill the entire screen. If this is called something else, I am trapped in terminology dating back into the Nineties and the introduction of a popular graphical operation system, as opposed to some of the Unix systems I once used.
  6. Situation. APub, latest version. In full screen mode. Bring in a photo, click on the text box option and up pops the text wrap panel. Enter the options, wrap around the photo, enter distance from text. Close. All good. Import another photo. Click on the icon for the text wrap panel and "nothing happens". Click anywhere and the system beeps at you. Excape does nothing. Seems to be hung. But, it isn't. Go and leave full screen mode and the text wrap panel appears, and can be used. Seems to be an interesting "feature". Solution seems to not use full screen mode, or jump back and forth. System is a 2019 edition iMac, 27 inch, Monterey 12.2.1
  7. Thank you, I'll open a terminal window and go hunting as they are not quickly showing in the file finder. The recovery file will be somewhere, in the page file, or somewhere similar. Dixon
  8. Good morning. Then possibly this is my ignorance as the preferences are set to 300 seconds (5 minutes) and I simply do not know where this file might be hiding, as when APub came back (yes, it crashed a couple minutes later, crash file sent to Pauls) it was the older version of the file. For your two options, it was an existing file, previously saved several times (I started programming on batch cards, I have learned through experience [cmd+s for APub] is something done regularly and religiously. Specifically, this was kind of an error, as APub did not crash (this time). > "But sometimes it doesn't work." Sadly, this may be the case. But, where might the recovery file, or temporary files hide on an 2019 edition iMac? Thank you, Dixon IMG_5021.heic
  9. I was editing a file, and stupidly I had not saved it in over an hour. Suddenly up popped a message that I have never seen before - "Access to document file lost: FILENAME". Access to the document's file was lost. This file must now be closed" All of the work for the past hour was lost. Is there no recovery file that could have been accessed? I don't mind the regular APub crashes. I just reopen the recovery file, save, and continue on. This is annoying as work is lost. In two years of using APub, I have never had this happen. (iMac, latest OS, hybrid drive, latest APub version)
  10. True about the manual, but it is an excellent resource! As for the hamburger icon, I have the icons as large as they would go and was hoping for slightly larger. There are numerous work arounds that I have done, including cut and pasting to construct one. I was hopeful that there might be a single setting somewhere which I could leverage. But the thread has been instructive, to which I am grateful.
  11. Did the first, but was trying more for what is in your second image. Mea culpa, I never dragged it over far enough to get the double width, or triple &c. I will search further on adjusting thumbnail size, I did not see it in the workbook, and have tried (obviously not very effectively) to adjust in the past. Thank you, Dixon
  12. While the column of spreads down the left hand side of the (default) Affinity workspace is quite helpful, is there a way to have a "contact sheet"-like display that I could at the least, export to PDF for discussion, planning, purposes? It would be helpful to drop those wee images (scalable) onto an 11x17 sheet to share, print, mark-up as the layout of a newsletter/ magazine is discussed. Thank you, Dixon Kenner Canada
  13. Brief, just a mention of the application at 1:27:02, but that is pretty good. Congrats... They only mention quality products.
  14. Just a photo of what appeared when I started up APub. One document opened fine, the other gave me this blue screen. It went away after closing both files and restarting the application. No explanation, just an image for whomever might track these things 2019 27" iMac, latest OS, APub 1.9.3 Just
  15. It has been tables that I have been trying to import data into, and then having the tables linked over multiple pages. An analogy would be spreadsheet with names, address and telephone numbers, and importing into AP to create a telephone book to be exported as a PDF or other type of document. Were this stand alone, I would take a different course, but I wish to export this index in several pieces, over several months and have it as part of the monthly newsletter that I edit. There has been little pressure to do, hence the patience here, as the newsletter proper has a maximum size and it is already there.
  16. It could be me not keeping up to date on capabilities, and I have not tried with 1.9.3, but I have a spreadsheet (Google sheets actually, but I can bring it into Numbers or Excel fast enough) of some eleven hundred lines (it is an index of articles for a newsletter that goes back nearly thirty years), that I would like to import into APub in its entirety over some 22 pages or more. Then it could be posted as a PDF on a web site for people to reference. When I last tried, it would do merge on a page by page basis into AP, but not allow the large scale manipulation and import I was seeking. Looking release notes, as AP has evolved, I have not noticed that this has been addressed, so have not tried recently. Again, this could be my fault and inattentiveness. The videos I have found, and there are some excellent ones on YT by Affinity people and others, seem aimed as small tabled, or at creating, excellent, catalogues, but not at the mass import to create a very large index. I could repeat a process twenty-something times, filling table after table, but changed, insertions, deletions, in the past did not cascade through the document as if they were linked text fields. If it does, I am making myself look foolish for not trying recently...
  17. None of the folders or files are locked. To give a bit more, probably superfluous, information, when one click upon "open" for it to do the import of the page(s), the document does refresh on screen, but nothing is brought in. Possibly Affinity is not waiting for an external drive (a parasitic Western Digital, 4Tb) to spin up and times out?
  18. Possible someone here with greater insight into the GDPR could provide guidance on requirements, but in Canada (via ITSG-33) and America (via several NIST documents) there are assessments that can be carried out on data to determine the level of sensitivity. While I realize it is the proverbial hammer of a gnat, but in large systems there are a pair of documents, Business Need for Security and Statement of Sensitivity, that are essentially questions for the business owner of the data to answer, which in turn determines the level of classification of data. With that, what security controls would be applied can be determined. I would suggest that if the spreadsheet does not require encryption on the originating system, with adequate management of the access controls of a Dropbox instance, the file could be moved without encryption (In the context that I am familiar with, Protected A eg.name, address, telephone number &c. don't require it, Protected B does when transiting the Internet, but B brings with it a bunch of other controls for your IT systems that I very much doubt are in place). There is also a question whether the organization trusts its own people, or that the password encryption is just to guard against inadvertent release. My suggestion would be for, whomever is responsible for security of data in your organization, to contact whomever administers the GDPR, or do some searches on the Internet to find out what the requirements might actually be. The proper application of security controls is about doing what makes sense in a cost effective manner. It is a balance of controls, where going overboard on one, really doesn't improve the overall security posture. Doing this might find that using something like Signal to email the file, without a password, leaves the file on your desk without password protection. Then you don't need to spend $$$ on Dropbox (for this at least). This is a bit of a learning opportunity. "err on the side of caution" implies spending treasure where it might not need to be spent, but one could be creating a Potemkin Village of security that really isn't necessary or effectively deployed. If there was an inadvertent release, and you were audited, the window dressing won't help you. Try a PCI-DSS (for credit card information) audit or two, and you will see where you are not spending money, and where you were wasting it. I feel that Affinity is a product to be used within a security environment of differing levels, not to be a security control itself. If someone's reading of the GDPR is implying that you should you to treat data like it is from the classified realm, besides being in for a world of hurt, someone should be doing some research to understand how your business processes should be arranged for efficiency and to meet the requirements of the regulations. Now, back too wondering why Affinity will import pages from another afpub file while on the local hard drive, but not when they are on a connected USB drive. And on the data merge side, I can't wait until Affinity will digest very large, "multi-page" excel spreadsheets. Unpassword protected...
  19. I'm a bit confused here. The data classification seems to require a password protected file. OK, this meets the local security requirements for data at rest, because Dropbox has been deemed to have inadequate protections, or the access controls are not being managed adequately. It also seems that password protection also meets the local requirements for data transmission. I'll ignore my feelings that password protecting an Excel file is completely inadequate for protecting information at the Canadian "Protected B" level. I presume that this is private data, and not national interest, so using the Canadian standard derived from both the Privacy Act and PIPEDA, and supported by NIST based standards and guidance. If Dropbox had adequate management of the user controlled access permisisons, you should not need to password this file, unless the other two end environments are deemed to be that untrustworthy. I'm missing something here, as Affinity is being asked to participate in something that would not pass a security assessment and authorization process at the levels being suggested. There are too many possible holes elsewhere. I presume that it is not being suggested that APub should be able to access a password protected excel file with Affinity being given the password itself?
  20. Curious, in the past I have been able to move articles (pages) between various upcoming editions of a newsletter that I edit by right clicking on a spread in the pages view on the (default) left, choosing "add pages from file", pick another afpub document, input the pages number, chose replace/after/before, and then open. All works, or it used to. Now nothing happens and I am at a bit of a loss on how to trouble shoot this. It matters not whether the "donor" afpub file is open or closed. Quitting APub and reopening files makes no difference. Odd EDIT: Both files are on an external USB drive. The pages do not import. Move the pair of afpub files to the local hard drive, and they do import. ??? 2019 iMac, 64gb, MacOS 11.3.1, APub 1.9.3
  21. I see that Affinity Publisher was specifically mentioned, amongst a few other products, in today's Apple event. Excellent work by the Affinity team, it shows that Apple sees Publisher as being quite worthy of mention.
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