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Wim Daniels

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  1. As far as I know you need to copy (objects on the) pages spread by spread. You will need to insert blank pages in the target document first. If you use a master page it needs to exist in the target document as well. If you can limit the size of the source documents it is manageable.
  2. About number 5, center objects tool: when centering an object you can specify the alignment mode, just pick page. Publisher seems to keep that setting until you change it again. Even when you quit publisher, it keeps the setting. Really nice about 5 bis: layers per spread!
  3. I think you must have made a mistake somewhere. Publisher doesn't handle master pages the way most of us expect. Probably that got you off on a bad track. Try creating a new document and add some objects to the first page. Then insert some pages and copy the objects of the first page to any of the other pages. It works fine in my version. You can also duplicate pages from the pages panel. They will be inserted after the page you're duplicating. The objects on the duplicated pages will be unique anyway. You can edit them without changing anything else.
  4. Well, having objects snap to columns in a text frame still makes sense to me, regardless of the possibility to connect a column grid to a spread or master page. But indeed, it would be less of an issue.
  5. What I find annoying is that the snapping does not seem to work on the columns in a text frame. I've activated all options in the snapping manager, but objects don't snap to the columns in a text frame. Seems like a must have to me. Or am I missing something here? If snapping would work as expected, one can use a text frame to set up the guides on the master page, or use a (empty) text frame as a snapping guide on the fly.
  6. @NNois and @tariq you can use assets to achieve what you need. Drag a picture frame on a page, add a caption and title to it. Finetune it, then make it into a group and give it a name in the Layers panel. Then add the selected group to your assets. Now you can simply drag the asset on a new page and fill in the 'blanks'. Use asset categories to keep track of these reusables. Of course more enhanced 'page templates' would be nice. But maybe that's what @Seneca refers to with 'at least at the moment'. A tip for the staff: add page numbering to the master pages tutorial video. I was surprised the tutorial didn't mention this feature of the master pages. I also wonder why the section name can't be insert in the master page... (that can be solved by creating a master page for each section of course, but that is less flexible)
  7. Hey, it turns out that in 1.5 it almost works as expected. The alt/option key will select objects below the one currently selected. Using shift will add to your current selection. Really nice in most situations! Alas when subsequently trying to add more objects to the selection, the top object will become deselected. I'm afraid this is a bug. The alt/option key should always select objects below the selection, not on top. This way one can only select 3 objects at most. And it takes much longer than it should. A neat trick I learned in this video though, is that you can use cmd/ctrl to select elements in groups or compounds. Moreover this works with shift as well, making it possible to select elements in different groups/compounds. It should be possible to combine this with the alt/option key. But due to the bug, it won't work well.
  8. I think a lot of us would like that. The layers panel is pretty neat and works fine to keep track of things. But sometimes we just want simplicity. Like clicking with a modifier key pressed to select underlying objects. And use shift when we want to select multiple objects. Thanks, Wim
  9. Yes! Shift: keep original angle. Alt + Shift: snap to multiple of 15 angles. Cmd: keep bezier handles equal. We'll be able to combine equal bezier handles with anglesnaps (is that a word or is it a German beverage?)
  10. There is a shortcut to toggle the transform panel. But somehow it doesn't make the transform panel active. I would expect that it does. Because it would allow us to make transform changes directly from the keyboard without having to click on the transform panel first. There are a few other issues with the transform panel. When using the tab key, a field is selected as expected, but if I want to preform simple math on the value I can't position the cursor before or behind the value using the keyboard: using the left or right arrow keys increases the value! Strange indeed. Adding nudge distance in this panel would be a great timesaver as the preferences is not a good place to store something some of us change quite a lot. I also wonder why moving a duplicate with the nudge distance is not used in Power duplicate? Cheers, Wim
  11. Brilliant idea to put the nudge distance in the Transform Panel! A decent step and repeat option would be appreciated as well. Thanks for this great software, it looks promising. Looking forward to stop using AI.
  12. I really miss the possibility to set a unit and value for nudge distances.
  13. By the way, keeping the lock icon at the top-left of the Layers Panel would be appreciated, it is nice to lock a selection without having to select the layer first. Also adding the visibility icon at the top makes perfect sense.
  14. The two options for layers should be accessible from the layer label. Now there is a checkbox to show or hide a layer which is easy to work with. The lock functionality has to be accessed from the top of the panel. It seems more logical to have a locked/unlocked icon to enable or disable the lock state. Of course, having a closed/open eye for the visibility state would be nice in that case. PS: funny thing is that it is possible to unlock a layer by clicking the lock-icon. But you can't lock it clicking in the same spot...
  15. I admit that I had to check here to figure out how the colour picker works. That's bad! My suggestion is this: - Put the colour picker in the toolbar where it belongs (it is a tool) and add its own short-key (i ?) - Use the shift key to activate the magnifier - Clicking on a colour should apply that colour to selected objects immediately - 'Store' the selected colour in the tool icon on the toolbar for later use (double clicking the tool icon applies the colour to selected objects) - Add the functionality to copy all style properties (fill, stroke, gradient, filters) of an object (when pressing alt) - Add the functionality to copy typographic styles as well And also, create a smaller version of the line/fill selector so it fits in a single column toolbar.
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