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  1. Hi @goetzebarth Somehow you have adjusted the gutter for the text frame on page 5. The frames on the other pages have an 8.5mm gutter, while the frame on page 5 has it set to 0mm, as shown below. View > Studio > Text Frame
  2. @Shivadas You might find this recent thread of interest…
  3. Hi @rucativava - since you're a Mac user, you can already do pretty much exactly what you want. Step away from Publisher for a moment. Use  > System Preferences… > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts and create/define your own shortcut for Selection with background. The result will look something like this: Once it's created, you can't go straight to it, but it's trivial to invoke. Simply hit your existing File > Export keyboard shortcut followed immediately by your new shortcut. This will work across the various export modes for which "Selection with background" is an option, it's not restricted to just JPEG outputs.
  4. Hi @Curious7 This might not be any use to you, but here goes anyway. I did a little digging on my Mac and found several instances on both characters. And yes, they can be used directly in Publisher. Menlo appears to be an Apple font, and is therefore unlikely to be available on Windows machines (you've not said what you're working on). However, Meiryo and MS Gothic both seem to be Microsoft fonts. I'd guess I've got them by having Office 365 installed. Zapf Dingbats is probably Apple only (it been installed on Macs since about the stone age), but might be available more widely. Once I'd done my little bit of research to establish their existence, the layout below was produced entirely in Publisher. (The surrounding typeface in the samples below could, of course, have been anything I wanted. But I just left the entire paragraphs set in the same font that has the instances of your crosses.)
  5. It was probably this that you saw: from the Help menu, select Welcome. The main panel fills the left two-thirds of the Welcome panel while the box at the top right is titled View Samples - click this and it redraws the Welcome panel. The Samples view has a link which invites you to download a 254MB sample Affinity Brochure.
  6. It just occurred to me now - if you're on a Mac, it might be worth checking out TextSoap from Unmarked Software. They have a demo version you can try. It could handle your numeric font substitutions, at least for now. I've had it for some years but only made light usage. I'm no expert on regular expressions, but I was able to knock up a custom 'cleaner' which said: identify any digits and apply specific formatting. Here's the configuration for that cleaner: I then pulled in some text (it might look familiar) into Publisher and tweaked it slightly. I selected the text in the text frame and, since I didn't bother applying a keyboard shortcut to the cleaner, I used the menubar item to apply it, with the following result: I think perhaps the only downside here is that it won't be able to apply paragraph or character styles that you define in Publisher. The formatting changes above are what I think Serif refer to as local changes.
  7. We've got that already, with elegance in spades! From the Help menu, take a look at Text > Text Frames > Flowing text in frames AutoFlow is your new best friend.
  8. It was originally in my project document that I noticed this, but I wanted to reduce complications and simplify the description - hence specifying the blank document. Glad I'm not alone in this!
  9. Publisher 1.7.0.145 Launch Publisher Create a new document from the default settings Baseline Grid Manager > enable Use Baseline Grid Snapping Manager > enable Snap to baseline grid Save your blank document Quit Publisher Reopen Publisher by double-clicking the test document saved a moment ago The Snap to baseline grid option has been turned back off, although the other settings remain as they were previously. It doesn't seem to matter if you use View > Snapping Manager, or the Snapping controller in the toolbar across the top of the workspace.
  10. I've been playing with this for my current project (a template for step-by-step user guides) where my columns are on the narrow side. Ideally, I'd like to have the Initial Words have an option to automatically terminate at the end of the first row, where the line wraps naturally onto the next row, rather than on one of the available fixed markers such as a comma or hyphen for example. The screenshot below shows the sort of effect I'm after. There doesn't seem to be any suitable meta-character available to do this under the Text > Insert menu. I can fudge it using a Zero Width Space (insert one into a text frame, copy it from there and paste it into the field in the text style editor), but that's not probably ideal if/when I come back later on and edit the text. Is there something I'm missing that would actually allow this? Or could this be added to the other related feature requests people have discussed on here previously? I can't see this being difficult for the developers to add, so maybe this will catch somebody's eye?
  11. View > Preview Mode - the keyboard shortcut is ctrl-w
  12. I seem to recall getting a deal on a bundle, so didn't pay full price. If you're happy with CheatSheet, great. If not, KeyCue operates in trial mode until registered. You could give it a trial then and compare/contrast the two before making a final decision.
  13. @Bob Grahame You can get utilities that will do this for you on the fly, temporarily displaying them as an overlay on your screen. I'm on a Mac and recently/finally bought Ergonis' KeyCue. Here's an example showing my current shortcuts in beta 1.7.0.145. Note that this includes a few that I have defined myself and should not be regarded as the default set. Note also that what KeyCue displays is interactive, not just a static graphic that you see here. Still on Macs, there is at least one other utility that you could try which is free: CheatSheet, from Media Atelier. I'd be surprised if there wasn't something similar available for Windows users.
  14. @cubesquareredux There's an options menu button to the right which you can click to get various formats - see the arrow below. I normally use the dark mode, but this options button is slightly less clear there (if you don't know to look for it) than in the light mode that I used for these screenshots…
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