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Ken Hjulstrom

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  1. Hi, I'm creating a poster that contains a number of images, and each image contains descriptive text beneath it. The text for each image is contained in a text frame, and the top of the frame is snapped to the bottom edge of the image. I'd like to set a bit of space between the bottom of the image and the text. In Publisher, I'm able to set the top margin of a text frame to push the text down a bit, but I can't see an option in the Studio list for Designer. Is it possible to set inner margins for text frames in Designer? I also tried setting the "Space Before Paragraph" in the Paragr
  2. Hi DanielL, I believe that what you're encountering is related to the same set of erroneous selections/assumptions made by the spellcheck dictionary and "learned" and "ignored" words that are apparently the cause of the inconsistent behavior that I initially reported here. In your case, I'm wondering if the "learned" version of what you wanted to be "CALLSIGN" was actually entered into the "learned" word set as "callsign-", being consistent with what appears to me to be the spellcheck's comparison algorithm not being able to separate appended punctuation from words as they are being spel
  3. Hi, This is probably wishful thinking, but I thought I'd ask anyway. I'm using Publisher to produce a quarterly magazine that has featured images, one each appearing on the front and rear cover. The first inner page (masthead and table of contents page) contains a block of text that provides a brief description of the front and rear cover photos. I've decided to add a small version of each of the images beside the descriptive text, and I'm planning to have each image be a complete rendering of the front cover (which contains the magazine title, issue number, etc. in addition to the fea
  4. Thanks, I hadn't realized that this was an option. Actually, when I was trying to figure out why I couldn't access the Transform panel, I duplicated the "Background" layer, figuring that the duplicate version might be able to be rotated, and it appears that my hunch was correct, but I must have accidentally selected the original "Background" layer (easy to do when both the original and duplicate layers initially have the same name). For now, I'm leaving the "Automatically lock background layer on import" checked, figuring that the time spent figuring out the cause of this issue and discussin
  5. Thanks! I hadn't realized that the layer was locked when I opened the image.
  6. Hi, I'm using Affinity Photo to clean up scanned images, and part of the cleanup is to correct any skewing by rotating the image. Typically, I only need to perform less than two degrees of rotation for an image, and I do this via the Transform panel. When I open an image directly in Photo via File | Open, the Transform panel is disabled, and I can't figure out how to activate it. The only workaround I've found is to delete the only layer that's present ("Background"), and then use File | Place to place the same image that was originally depicted on the "Background" layer. Once I've pl
  7. Hi Dan, Thanks for your response. Based on your findings, I did some additional investigation, and found the following: I primarily use Publisher to lay out a 40-page quarterly magazine. The most current version contains approximately 75 images as well as the article text. I can repeatedly open this document, and Preflight reports 101 "spelling mistakes", which take me about 20 minutes to clean up. Many of these instances are duplicates; the same word being reported as misspelled each time it appears in the document. The magazine is for an organization based in the U.K., and I l
  8. Hi, I've been dealing with a couple of issues regarding spell check in Publisher. The first is when I right-click on a word that's been flagged by the spell-checker as being misspelled and select "Ignore Spelling", everything works as I would expect, with the Preflight notice of that word being misspelled disappearing. But more often than not (and possibly every time), when I close the document and reopen it, Publisher seems to have "forgotten" all of the words that I've flagged as "Ignore Spelling", so I have to flag them all over again. Is this the intended behavior of the "Ignore Sp
  9. Hi Lagarto, You are exactly right, thank you! I have no idea how the blend mode was changed, especially when I opened a new document and the same thing happened, but I switched the blend mode back to "Normal", and things returned to...normal! Thanks again, Ken
  10. Hi, In Publisher, I'm trying to set up a text frame with stroked text on a page with a colored background, and I've set up the colored page background by creating a layer containing a colored rectangle. I've been having problems changing the color of the stroked text (both the font color as well as the stroke color, so I finally copied the text frame to a new Publisher document, where I discovered that the colored rectangle layer underneath the text appears to be removing the stroke from the overlaid text and changing the font color. As far as I can determine, both layers have 100% opac
  11. As part of my work on the document that contains this image, I used Affinity Photo to rotate the image 1 degree counterclockwise, to straighten out the text, and after doing so, the resulting exported TIFF file *did* wrap in Publisher. So the transparent background may be a necessary requirement for the wrap to not work, but there must need to be other aspects of the TIFF file also present to trigger this. ss-pic_4_Retouched2.tiff
  12. Hi, I'm currently working on a document that contains approximately 60 images located amongst text that's arranged in 2-column text frames. I initially placed the original images that were provided to me (all in JPG format) into the document, and they all worked fine. Later, I converted them all to TIFF images so I could minimize lossiness if I had to upsample any of the images later. I've done this in the past with no problem at all, but for one of the TIFF images, I noticed that the text wrap wasn't working at all. After quite a bit of experimentation, and facing a deadline, I wasn'
  13. Thanks, when I posted my question, I was looking for this in the "Character" panel instead of the "Paragraph" panel. It's a bit confusing that I can toggle auto-hyphenation at either the character or the paragraph level. I'm thinking that the setting on the "Character" panel would allow me to selectively disable hyphenation for certain character sequences within a paragraph that had hyphenation enabled? Thanks again, Ken
  14. Hi, I just began constructing a layout for a quarterly magazine, and this is my first time using Publisher 1.8.6, having used 1.8.5 previously. In 1.8.5, I seen to recall that there were additional settings for hyphenation, particularly one setting that used a numeric value to specify the "aggressiveness" of hyphenation that would be allowed. I'm not seeing this setting in 1.8.6; I'm only seeing "Auto", "None" and a list of hyphenation dictionaries. Were these additional settings removed, relocated, or am I not remembering things correctly? I've attached a screenshot of a video that s
  15. Alfred, That's actually what I do. But there are times where I initially place an image outside of a text frame (where a Wrap setting of "None" makes sense, and later move it into a text frame, where a "None" wrap setting will hide text. Or times where the phone rings just after I've placed an image and haven't set the wrap settings, and after the call is done, I forget that I haven't yet set the wrap settings. I suppose an alternative solution would be if there were a straightforward way to identify all images that had a wrap setting of "None", so I could easily go through them to see
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