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  1. We would add 2002 if we could, but unfortunately our PDF export is based on a third party code library that is refusing to support it. Both the old and new version of PDF/X-3 will flatten transparency. Most professional printers will be able to handle PDF/X-3:2003. It's 15 years old now. I suspect that even those who specify 2002 on their websites will actually be able to handle PDF/X-3:2003 (or PDF/X-1a:2003) without problems, so I suggest you try giving them that instead. PDF X-4 does not normally flatten transparency. Flattening may happen as a side-effect of other rasterisation, but where possible we'll use transparency to minimise pixelated areas.
  2. You can show styles in a hierarchy using options in the Text Styles panel hamburger menu. We had hoped that would be sufficient - it was for PagePlus. We're aware now that customers want folders as well, so we'll probably add that at some point. I can't say when, though, and it likely will not happen before release.
  3. It only shows if there is room for it. For small frames, we give priority to the handles that are used to resize it instead.
  4. The intended behaviour for the Reset Formatting icon in the Text Styles panel is to reset the formatting to the current styles. It removes any local formatting that doesn't come from the styles. There are potentially two styles, for paragraph and character. Reset Formatting should have the same effect as reapplying both of them. If no text styles are applied, it does nothing. It's very much a text styles thing; it's label should be understood in the context of the panel it is in. The control to the left of the Reset Formatting icon can be expanded. If you do that it should give a more detailed description of what formatting the text has. It will also make the effect of Reset Formatting more apparent. After clicking it, it should just have the names of the styles. We have had bugs in the past where specific formatting wouldn't clear; if that happens again please report it. To reset formatting to the document defaults, you can use Edit > Defaults > Revert, or the Revert Defaults button in the top toolbar. This will also reset the text styles to whatever the defaults are. You can reset the defaults themselves with Edit > Defaults > Factory Reset. This works for all formatting, including text but not just text.
  5. [No Style] is not a style. [None] would just be a rename of it. If you use Create Paragraph Style, it will default to using the formatting of the currently selected text. That will include all of the formatting, so it will be setting a lot of things. If you don't want that, you can use Reset formatting in the Create Paragraph Style panel to clear it. Note that it isn't getting that formatting from some other style. It is getting it from what happens to be on the text. There is no way to get text that does not have formatting - it will always have a font, a size etc that are used to draw it.
  6. There are several ways. There is a No break attribute at the bottom of the Position and Transform section of the Character panel. That is analogous to the InDesign feature, and can be used with character styles. You can over-ride the automatic hyphenation by inserting a soft hyphen, that will be used as a hyphenation point only if needed. Inserting one at the start of the word will stop it hyphenating that word entirely. The menu option for this is Text > Insert > Dashes and Hyphens > Soft Hyphen and there is a default keyboard shortcut. You can tweak how the hyphenation algorithm works generally from the Hyphenation section of the Paragraph panel. For example, you can stop it hyphenating words that are in CAPITALS by setting the Capital zone to a large number.
  7. Ah, it looks like I accidentally applied the ListNumber character style to the first word of the first paragraph. Remove that and it works fine.
  8. I did. Both work as expected. It's a character style. It overrides the paragraph style. It can set attributes or leave them alone. If you want the list to have different font and colour, include them in the character style. If you want font and colour to be the same as the paragraph text, don't include them in the character style. This all works as expected. Did you see something different?
  9. The same approach works in Publisher. Publisher is similar to InDesign here. It's only the workaround using Initial Words that interacts with lists differently. List Demo 2.afpub
  10. That's fine. Be aware of the usual caveats about using beta versions, but those are so you don't get stuck with broken documents, rather than legal issues.
  11. It's currently geared towards documents that have more than one table of contents. We found that in that case, people usually want them to look different. For example, one will usually be the main contents for the document and the other something like a table of figures. I've logged for the case where there is intended to be only one ToC to be reconsidered. Usually one would refresh the ToC rather than delete it and re-insert it.
  12. It sounds like the table wasn't a table any more. You may have inadvertently converted it to curves by pressing Cmd-Return. You can check whether this has happened by looking in the Layers panel.
  13. In the Table of Contents panel, there's an option TOC Style. By default this increments every time you create a new TOC, but you can reset it back to TOC to reuse the previous style.
  14. Yes. I've attached an example to show what I mean. The only formatting difference between the two paragraphs is that one has a bold first character. That's enough to cause the list number to be bold. List demo.indd
  15. The No break attribute in the Positioning and Transform section of the Character panel would probably be better.
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