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  1. Sometimes this is due to a bug rendering a specific style for the Show Samples option. If you have that enabled, a workaround may be to turn it off. (Might need to use Text > Text Styles > Detach and Delete All Styles first to get to where you can do that without crashing, then undo.) If that fixes it, could you upload an empty document with the text styles that shows the problem, so we can see what's causing it? I'm aware of it happening with Align to Spine, and also large right indents. The former should be fixed in the current beta, so it may be worth trying that, too.
  2. However, we do support PDF/X-1a:2003. You may find your printer will accept that too.
  3. I've not been able to reproduce this. For me it won't break at all after a non-breaking space. Can you attach a small document which shows the problem?
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    Text Styles display error

    The spine alignment issue should be fixed in the current beta. This is a new bug that appears to be triggered by the huge right indent and Show Samples.
  5. Link the text frames on the master pages. Otherwise Publisher doesn't know it's supposed to use both for the same story.
  6. Yes, paragraph leading is in the Spacing section, near the top of the Paragraph panel. It's also in the text context toolbar. You can set it to a multiple of the font's recommended leading, or a fraction of the text point size, or an absolute number.
  7. Your Heading 2 style has the list Text set to "\#.\#.". If you change it to "\1.\2.", it should do what you expect. \1 means the number of the list level 1, and \2 means the number of list level 2. The \# expands to the number of the current list level, so using that twice you get the same number twice each time. \# is useful for nested lists like: aa bb cc dd where the number of the current level is all you want, and it lets you increase the level (eg, by pressing <TAB> at the start of the line) without having to edit the list Text, so that's why it is the default.
  8. Are you wrapping text around groups or embedded documents? That is known to be slow, and can be improved by given them a manual wrap outline.
  9. Use Bullets and Numbering, and give the list a Name, and set Restart numbering to Manual Only.
  10. The released Designer never had hyphenation. I don't think Designer beta did either, but if it did, it was an accident. Designer has gained some new text features from Publisher (eg, lists), and hasn't lost any.
  11. In addition to the red eye that is used to hide or show overflow, if you have View > Show Text Flow ticked, stories with overflow will have two extra round red markers on every frame, when unselected. These markers disappear if there's no overflow, and turn into the triangular flow handles (which will also be red for overflow) when the frame is selected. We appreciate that a proper pre-flight check and UI is needed, but in the mean time it's easier to look for these red markers than it is for the red eye. (I forget when the overflow markers were added, but it was likely after this thread started so the early replies don't know about them.)
  12. If I understand what you want, you can select the top two lines you want to change and use Leading override on the Character panel.
  13. Do two things. First, change the Restart numbering rule from Any Non List to Below Current Level. The default first option restarts the numbering after any paragraph that isn't a list, which is convenient if you have blocks of consecutive numbered lists but isn't what you want for numbered headings. Then give the list a name like Heading. All lists with the same name use the same counters. Given the headings their own list name will give them their own counters separate to any other lists in the same story. All levels of a multi-level list should use the same name, so you shouldn't use the name of the style. So both H1 and H2 styles should set the list name to Heading, with H1 using Level: 1 and H2 using Level: 2, and the H2 Text set to include both \1 and \2. If the headings aren't all in the same linked story, then tick the Global box next to the Name too. This is useful for things like auto-numbered figure captions. I hope this helps.
  14. There aren't buttons for indenting, but you can use Text > List > Increase Level. It has a default short-cut, and you can use <TAB> and <SHIFT>-<TAB> at the start of the line too.
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