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  1. Neither of those options worked, base language is still 'Unknown (en-PT)'.
  2. The Base style Language says (Unknown en-PT). I can change that to English for each document but surely I should be able to change something somewhere so that it defaults to UK English automatically when I create a new document. I have no idea where/why it is trying to find Portuguese. The Preflight message is 'Missing dictionary for language (en-PT)'. I'm using a Mac, but my UI language is set to English in Affinity Preferences.
  3. A lightbulb has just gone on in my head and I now have what I want First level bullets have the Numbered Bullet paragraph style applied, second level have the Bullet paragraph style applied. Not sure why it took me so long to work that out but it has already been a very long week!
  4. Hi Walt. Me again! I have a paragraph style for a numbered bullet list and I want the sub-bullet to be a square bullet (the same square bullet as I have defined in my standard bullet list paragraph style). I've followed your instructions above and have a sub bullet with a generic round bullet. How can I change the bullet that is being used for level 2? There is no bullet showing in the Text field and the More button is greyed out. Changing the style from Numbered Bullet to Bullet for level 2 does nothing.
  5. The default language setting in my Base style for new documents is Portuguese but I want it to be UK English. I have Portuguese set as a secondary language on my Mac (I live in Portugal) but the primary language in my system settings, keyboard settings, Publisher settings is English and UK English where that is possible. Still, the Base style in new documents defaults to Portuguese – why? I don't have a Portuguese dictionary loaded for spelling, which means I get thousands of warnings about a missing dictionary in Preflight – literally, more than 5,000 warnings in a 280 page document! How can I change the Base language default globally, rather than having to remember to change it for each new document?
  6. In a document I was working on recently, I had the same problem with odd leading. The paragraph style was set to 13pt, no character style was applied to the text, yet the info bar at the top of the screen (forget the technical name) told me the leading was 12pt. I had to apply a different style to the highlighted text and then reapply the paragraph style I actually wanted to get the 13pt leading to 'stick'. I also find that sometimes a random character style will be applied. For instance, I am applying paragraph styles to headers etc quite happily, but the next time I click on the paragraph style 'Header', the character style 'Bullet' is also applied. No idea how/why that happens but it's pretty annoying.
  7. I do have Portuguese as a language setting for my keyboard, but it's not the default setting. I've checked every setting mentioned in this thread and made sure that UK English is the default where possible, but my Base language setting for new documents is still Portuguese 😡 I'd love to know how I can change that so I don't have to remember to do it every time I start a new document.
  8. I'm copying from the Publisher document, the text that is highlighted in my screenshot. 'Copy hyperlink location' isn't an option and nor is 'Paste without formatting'. As far as I can see, my only option is to Copy (which includes formatting), Paste (which retains formatting) and delete the formatting manually. I agree that it feels like a bug - there should be an option to exclude formatting either when you copy or when you paste. Thanks for the workaround idea but the URLs in bulleted lists are a minority, albeit a large one, of the 400 or so hyperlinks I have to create.
  9. I have the same problem with not being able to use Cmd+V to paste into the URL field. It appears to be because I changed my keyboard shortcuts so that Cmd+V was paste without formatting, if I use Shft+Alt+Cmd+V it pastes OK. But (for me at least) the URL field is not the highlighted field when the dialogue box opens, I have to use the mouse to select it to paste into, so just using keyboard shortcuts isn't possible to insert a hyperlink from selected text. Which is a shame!
  10. I need to create a lot of hyperlinks in my document, many of them using source text which is in a bulleted list. If I select the source URL and paste that into the target URL field in Insert/Hyperlink, the bullet is copied too. I can delete the bullet and space from the URL field, but that is a PITA for the number I have to do. Any ideas?
  11. Can anyone tell me why the default language when I create a new text style in Publisher is 'Unknown (en-PT)'? I live in Portugal, but work in UK English. UK English is my preferred language in my macOS settings (Portuguese is a secondary language), my keyboard is set to UK English. The language in Publisher General settings is English, autocorrect language is set to UK English. I've been trying to work out why I have more than 5000 warnings in Preflight, the vast majority of which are to do with a missing en-PT dictionary. It's only reading this thread that tells me that I can specify the language for different text styles, so I've checked various and the language is 'Unknown (en-PT). Obviously I can change that which should remove most of the warnings, but it hadn't previously occurred to me that I need to check that setting. How do I stop Portuguese being the default setting for style spellcheck? Edited: Even when I ignore the warnings about the missing Portuguese dictionary, most of the spelling errors flagged are based on incorrect spelling in US English (colour, honour, travelled etc.) US English isn't a preference anywhere that I know of.
  12. Of course! I'm aware of all the possible iterations, but it is very useful to have a reminder, thank you. How about the mechanics of doing the searches? Will typing ' or " in Find find both straight and typographic, or is there some way of distinguishing between the two? Does Publisher use the same wildcards as Word? This is the first time I have used F&R in Publisher.
  13. Hi Walt Can you please expand on 'it's tricky but it can be done'? I am working on a document which has texted copied & pasted from a variety of different sources and have a mix of straight and typographic. I would like to find/replace all the straight with typographic but am not sure how.
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