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  1. What worked for me was creating a Drop Caps character style, and then a Chapter First Paragraph paragraph style in which the first character is the Drop Caps style.
  2. Thanks, that helped a bit - it looks like I still have to create a rectangle or something stretching between my guides and use that to align other objects to, but it's a little easier now.
  3. I created two vertical guides in my document (a front+back cover). I want to align a text box between the two guides representing the front cover margins. I cannot find a way to center it between these guides. I can center between the document's margins (which would center it on the spine), but not between two vertical guides. Is there a way to do this, other than just doing the math to calculate the midpoint?
  4. Sorry, I think I was not clear. I am talking about paragraphs where some words are italicized. Suppose I have a sentence like this with a mixture of character formatting. If I paste it into publisher as-is, all the formatting is retained. I want a way to apply a style that includes some other character formatting (e.g., Optical Alignment), but will not erase the preexisting formatting.
  5. I am copying text from a word processor into a Publisher document. I want to apply my main paragraph style to this text, which includes optical alignment. Problem: Sometimes the text I am copying includes local formatting, e.g., italicized text. Applying my style and clearing character formatting will unitalicize the italics. Apply Style and Preserve Character Formatting will keep the italics, but then it will not apply optical alignment. Is there a way to do this, short of manually reapplying italics?
  6. Can you create a paragraph style that specifies a drop cap in a different font from the main paragraph text? Right now, I have to manually change the font of the drop cap letter. And then it doesn't line up correctly. See below - in Microsoft Word, the drop cap looks nice and even, but in Publisher, not so much.
  7. Okay, thanks for the layering tip. That worked. For some reason, starting fresh with my template seems to have corrected the other problem.
  8. Okay, progress, but still puzzlement. I created two text boxes on my chapter title pages. One is just the chapter number. The other is the Section Name field. I can make the chapter number invisible by making the layer invisible on the master. Now, look at my TOC. First of all, the chapter numbers appear UNDER the chapter titles. Why? Second, I unchecked page numbering for the style associated with the chapter numbers, but "ONE" still got the page number (and yet, not "TWO") - I can't figure out why.
  9. Well, I do (see this thread). But I actually want the "CHAPTER ONE" in the header, which apparently has to be done manually and can't be used as a field.
  10. That would require I have a Heading One that says "ONE" in the chapter, right? I suppose I could make it invisible.
  11. I cannot find any way to paste a Line Break character into the Section Name field. No matter where I copy it from, it does not appear when I try pasting in the field.
  12. What I want is this (done in Word): So first, I find myself confused by the tab spacing settings in Publisher. None of the changes I've made in the settings and leaders has been able to get me a single space, inserted character, and another single space between entries and page numbers. Second, I'd really like to automatically insert the "ONE" "TWO" etc. headers above the chapter entries, but apparently that's not possible in Publisher until we get custom fields. (Please?) So I manually added those lines, but I cannot get them to stay inserted between TOC entries. Whenever I update the TOC, I get this. 1. How to format the entries the way I want? (Chapter Name • #) 2. How to insert text above each entry and get it to stay there when the TOC is updated?
  13. Well, that was easy. I didn't realize just applying the two-page master would automatically figure the odd/even positioning.
  14. What I want: Each chapter starts with a "Chapter Start" master page, and the subsequent pages have a 2-page master spread applied to them. I want the header on even pages to say "Chapter One", "Chapter Two", etc. (I have already tried to figure out an automated way to do this, and apparently I just have to insert that text manually into every chapter header.) I want the header on odd pages to contain the chapter title (which I can do by making each chapter a new Section with the Section Name being inserted as a field in the chapter header). The problem: I can create a two-page Master spread with "Chapter One" in the left header, and <Section Name> in the right header. However, that assumes that every chapter starts on an odd page, which is not the case. So I could create two different 2-page Masters (one for "chapters that start on odd pages" and one for "chapters that start on even pages") which just flip the header content, but is there a better solution?
  15. I appreciate all these tips. I wish I could figure out if my inability to implement them is because my app just isn't behaving the same way as yours, or because I am missing a key step. I tried Old Bruce's way. While I can see the Page Break in his sample template, it does not work when I try copy-pasting a Frame Break into my Section Names. Next I tried walt's idea. Find/Replace does not seem to work on text that is in a field (i.e. inserted via the Section Name field). But I did see the little down arrow in the Special Characters box (see screenshot), and I was actually able to copy paste that into my Section Name field! But -- it did act as a Frame Break, but I also get the literal "<Frame Break>" text.
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