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Wim Daniels

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  1. When using the tab-key in the Add Pages dialog it starts from the Master Page selector which is at the bottom of the dialog and then jumps to the number of pages at the top. I prefer the number of pages to be active from the start. As a side not: I prefer that pressing enter activates the OK button, no matter which field is active. I always need to press it twice. It is something that annoys me in Designer as well...
  2. When I want to change from the master page to a page in the document, I always end up at the first page displayed. Once I double-click the page again, it will display in my window. Even when I select the option 'go to spread' I get the first page in my document. This is about build 128
  3. In my opinion the third paragraph is acceptable in all three cases. It would look nicer if the paragraph was somewhat longer. Would you ever use a drop cap on paragraphs with fewer lines than the drop cap is high? That seems like bad design indeed...
  4. I've noticed this as well. I think it existed in the previous version(s) too. Not really a big deal, but there is no reason to show the thumbnails in bright colors.
  5. Well, I've noticed that when the frame is selected, the overflow icon is often not displayed to make it easier to select the frame handles. Maybe that's why you need to zoom in like that on a smaller frame. When the text frame is not selected, the overflow icon appears as a red dot when the text overflows. The red dot even appears on all connected frames. Even the one where the text starts, so you know there is still an issue (or no longer) at the end of the text.
  6. @jmwellborn I don't have this issue (on v133). I can type text, switch to the image frame tool to draw an image frame, then return to the text tool and go on typing. The same for figures or the image tool to place an image. Whenever I pick the text-frame tool again, I can continue working in the text. It even works the same if I pick the artistic text tool to work inside a text frame. Something must be different in your settings. Maybe try it with a new document...
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    Freeze on startup

    In build 133 it seems to work fine. At least, I can do these steps with no problems.
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    Assets

    When I save a combination of figure and text as an asset, it works fine. I can reuse it anytime with no mistakes. The text can even be artistic text or a text frame, it works all the time. What I think is strange is that the selection you used to save the asset, looks wrong. It seems like the text-frame around the B is outside of your selection... Are you sure the B was copied to your assets panel?
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    tab stop for bulleted list

    Indeed you can't add tabstops to an existing bullet-list. That seems like a bug. Though, if you start with a paragraph that already has tab stops, it seems the bullet-list will keep the tab stops. Be aware that bullets can (and should) be defined in the paragraph settings. But they don't follow 'normal' tab stops; I'm not quite sure what I think about that... Anyway, creating paragraph styles with the tab stops included and a definition for bullets seems like best practice to me.
  10. Converting an image box to curves seems to work fine in build 133. I can do that with or without an image in the frame.
  11. Are you sure you set the colour format of the Publisher document (Document Setup) to CMYK/8? Default is RGB/8, which is strange to some extent...
  12. Whenever I train new people at work, navigating text using the keyboard is about the first thing I tell them. It still surprises me how few of them know about this. It is so essential if you want to work efficiently. The benefit is you can use it anywhere: e-mail, word, blogs, this forum,... and hopefully soon in Publisher as well.
  13. There seems to be an issue with margins regarding master pages indeed. But it is only the margins that are not being applied to the pages. Any objects on the master page with different margins are copied as they should. In a way there is logic behind it: any objects on a page should remain untouched by applying a master page. Only master page objects should be removed when applying another master page. When a page is first created it 'inherits' the margins from the document settings. So applying the master page does not change that: the margins are part of the page, they're not from a master page. From a user perspective one expects the margins of the master page to overrule those of the page. So yes, it is a bug. And I have it too!
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    Spellcheck?

    I think there is some confusion about the Spelling feature in Publisher. At least I was confused at first. When using 'Check Spelling' Publisher will look for the next word with an error and highlight it. Indeed it is strange that there are no options there to do anything other than correcting the mistake. If it is not a mistake, you have no option to add it to a dictionary. People who expect this behaviour should use the 'Spelling Options' feature. That's the dialog most editors will want to use to spellcheck their story. Here you do have options to ignore or learn mistakes. This option has a shortcut key, because it is the most likely tool to do spellchecking. Using better labels could solve the confusion I guess, something like this: Spelling Options => Spellcheck (or Check spelling with options) Check Spelling => Find next spelling error
  15. I was wondering why I couldn't replicate. Indeed, I didn't have Show snapping candidates active.
  16. You can adjust it in Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts. Look for 'Insert > Line Break'.
  17. That is weird. I just placed a png on a spread page, copied it and pasted it on a master page. No problem, here...
  18. I'm having issues with selecting text using the cursor keys. Maybe it has to do with preferences on my Mac but I don't think so. I already adapted the shortcut keys for Publisher (disabling alt + left and alt + right) and hope to work like this: alt + right-arrow => go to end of word (add shift to select) alt + left-arrow => go to start of word (add shift to select) alt + up arrow => go to start of paragraph (add shift to select) alt + down arrow => go to end of paragraph (add shift to select) home (numeric pad) => go to start of text (add shift to select) end (numeric pad) => go to end of text (add shift to select) It seems Publisher allows only to select words or the entire text using the cursor keys. I didn't find any options to define shortcuts for moving or selecting text... What is your experience?
  19. I'm thinking now that the 'linked preferred' option does not work at all (see this post of mine about placing or dropping images). Document size is the same with linked or embedded images. It seems they are always embedded anyhow, whatever the resource manager says.
  20. No just plain old .jpg. Probably there's a difference for Publisher. So when does it say 'Embedded document', and why? Does it say 'Linked document' if you have linked preferred, or does that only apply to 'real' image files, whatever that means...
  21. I see something similar happening. When I move a text frame with a baseline grid, the baseline grid stays where it is, until I deselect the text frame. Then the baseline grid is redrawn in the correct spot.
  22. That should work nicely. It does for me. I can't think of a reason why it wouldn't work. Did you work on a new document?
  23. When I set the preferences of a document to images > linked preferred, it seems to work fine for images that are placed using the image placement tool. The resource manager shows the images as linked. But when I drag and drop images from a folder into image frames of my document, they show up as embedded in the resource manager. By the way, the document size is the same when embedding or linking. That seems strange to me. It makes me think images are always embedded...
  24. That's funny, I don't get that [Embedded document] in my layers panel. I'm using the latest beta 133 on a Mac...
  25. What kind of graphic are you talking about? Was it something you created in Publisher itself? Or a file you placed as an image? If so, what kind of file was it? Was it a very complex graphic? I think Serif staff needs more info to investigate this. I can copy all kinds of objects from a real spread to a master spread...
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