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  1. You can reset the rotation.

    • AFPub: View menu: Rotate: Reset Rotation
    • AP: View Menu: Reset Rotation
    • AD: View Menu: Reset Rotation

    If you "right click" on the canvas, the context menu includes "Reset Rotation".  There are also keyboard shortcuts for it (the default seems to be Ctrl-Shift-Cmd R in AP/AD).

    You can also disable trackpad rotation in (Affinity) preferences:

    Tools: Enable Canvas Rotation with Trackpad.

    See here for more information:





  2. 11 hours ago, RobinMcL said:

    Life would be so easy if:

    1)Publisher could print a page range as a booklet, and

    2) There was not a bug in my Canon printer driver, and

    3) Publisher could export pages of a spread with crop marks only in the right places

    Regarding (3), could you make your own crop marks, as follows:

    • In your master page(s), create a rectangle which extends from the very top left of the current bleed area of your spread to the very bottom right.  For example, if your current (and desired) bleed is 3mm (top, bottom, outside) and 0mm (inside), and your page size is A4 (210 x 297mm), then the rectangle will start at (-3,-3) with dimension (426, 303).  Give this rectangle a transparent fill and a narrow stroke in a distinctive colour, to act as a visual (and possibly snapping) guide when placing items that extend beyond the edge of the page.
    • In the document setup, increase the size of the bleed, to say 10mm (top, bottom, outside) and 0mm (inside).
    • With the pen tool, draw short vertical lines from the very top of the new bleed area down to the top edge of the rectangle, placed in line with the left- and right-hand edges of the spread.  Repeat at the foot of the spread.
    • Likewise draw short horizontal lines from the very left of the new bleed area to the left-hand edge of the rectangle, placed in line with the top and bottom edges of the spread.  Repeat on the right of the spread.


    (The picture shows the crop marks and the (red) rectangle marking the original bleed area, and the new bleed area in lilac).  When you export now, in the export options, include bleed but not crop marks (nor any other printers' marks).  

    The niggle with this will be if you have any page content which currently extends so far into the new bleed area that it overlaps and obscures the crop marks.  You might need to juggle the layer order in those cases, or create equivalent marks local to the page rather than on the master.



  3. I suspect you have a hyperlink defined on the text frame, as well as the text itself.  If you open the Hyperlinks studio panel (View --> Studio --> Hyperlinks) you should be able to check through and find the incorrect one - and delete it using the Wastebasket icon at the bottom right of the studio panel.

  4. In my experimentation, I have found that the problem with Soft Proofing to sRGB is very specific to the sRBG IEC61966-2.1 profile.  I found that if I use a different sRGB profile, the soft proofing appears to work.  The document shown below is in Adobe RGB.  The rectangles are, from top to bottom (on the canvas and in the layer stack)

    (1) a rectangle filled with a colour gradient from RGB 0,255,255 to 0,255,0.  No adjustments.

    (2) an identical rectangle with a Soft Proof adjustment using the sRGB2014 profile available from the ICC (https://www.color.org/srgbprofiles.xalter).

    (3) an identical rectangle with a Soft Proof adjustment using the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 profile.

    (4) the first rectangle, exported to TIFF using sRGB IEC61966-2.1 (profile embedded), placed within this document.


    Note that (I hope this comes out in the screenshot):

    (3) appears identical to (1), ie soft proofing to sRGB IEC61966-2.1 has no discernible effect,

    (2) is different from (1), ie soft proofing to sRGB2014 does have an effect, and

    (2) appears identical to (4), ie soft proofing to sRGB2014 seems to have the same effect as converting to sRGB IEC61966-2.1. 

    For information, I use a 2019 iMac running macOS Monterey 12.5; I assume the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 profile derives from there.  In fact, as a separate test (not shown), I have copied this profile and used the Mac's ColorSync utility to modify JUST the "desc" tag in the profile: soft proofing with this seemed to work identically to the sRGB2014 profile from the ICC.

    I hope all that is useful for those investigating the issue, and also hopefully provides a workaround for those who want to Softproof sRGB in the meanwhile: head over to the ICC and install one of their sRGB profiles (even if you only use it for Softproofing, not for conversion).

  5. 14 hours ago, 42piratas said:

    Below is how I see the table of contents on my macos' preview. 

    I think the “table of contents” shown in your image is a list of the PDFs bookmarks.   The PDF bookmarks are derived from Affinity Publisher’s Anchors.  If you open the Anchors panel (View —> Studio —> Anchors), you will see the same list, complete with the brackets that you have carefully edited out of the Affinity ToC.

    I think what’s happened is this: when you create the ToC, with the option to include the ToC as PDF bookmarks, Affinity generates the ToC text, using the relevant Paragraph Styles to identify ToC entries, and also generates all the relevant Anchors.  Because the ToC entries are based on Paragraph Styles, the full text of the paragraph is used - including the brackets.  You have then edited the ToC text to remove the brackets, but the Anchors remain unchanged.

    You could edit each individual Anchor entry (click on the name in the Anchors panel to edit) to remove the brackets, but note that after changing the name the icon on the right (which indicates that the anchor will be exported as a PDF bookmark) becomes greyed out.  Just click it to re-enable it for export.  Note that if you refresh the ToC, the Anchors will revert (as does the ToC text).

    The other option would be to somehow ensure that the text used to create the ToC does not include the brackets (which isn’t easy - perhaps others can help with that).  You would then have to regenerate the ToC (though that would mess up the formatting changes you’ve made to the ToC text!)


  6. 4 hours ago, happynaru said:

    Is it possible to output data in units of data instead of in units of pages?

    If you select an area, you can export just that selection, but I don't think it's possible to export multiple selections all in one go, each to a separate file.  

    However, you could amend your page size to match the data merge layout area size.  (If you need to keep the existing layout for other reasons, then use a separate copy of the afpub file).  Then each record will fill a complete page, and if you export as PNG then each page will be a separate file.


  7. This might be unrelated, but looking at that text you seem to have quite a strong baseline adjustment - note the ascenders on the top line are above the frame box, and the text is out of line with the pilcrows.  


    Unless you have adjusted the baseline for a reason, try setting it back to zero: it might be confusing the text flow options that @GarryP mentioned.


    (shown here in the Character panel, but if you are using styles check those as well).

  8. To adjust the stroke for the border of the text frame, use the Text Frame panel (on the left hand side of your screenshot).  It currently shows 1pt (though it's unclear whether that relates to the caption box in question).  Note that if you use the Stroke panel when you have a text frame highlighted, it will add/adjust the stroke for the text itself, not the text frame border.  It looks like your caption text might have a stroke - it seems slightly heavier weight than the other text.

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