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Daniel Gibert

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  1. I support this option. Two panels would be much better and much more friendly for complex documents with lot of styles.
  2. Please, add a visual separation between paragraph and character styles on the studio panel. Maybe a separation line, a blank bar, a blank space or a segmented scroll/window. The ¶ and a symbols are very subtle for a quick look at the panel. I think is easy to implement and is a silly but useful aid to identify styles. When you have a long list of styles is hard to detect where one end and another star while scrolling. Add this to the "Daniel asking silly things" bucket.
  3. Using command+b to get bold in text works pretty well. But using it a second time to quit bold does not revert the text to its original font weight, but to regular. I´ve discovered this on a document on which i'm using Open Sans Fine as body text (using paragraph style). Undoing bold with command+b results in Open Sans Regular instead of Fine. The logic should be to revert to what the style demands, as you are not always using regular as default weight and also because this cause extra work when cleaning bolds.
  4. OPS. Yes. You are right. It says it, but this is an horrible option. So if I need to make changes, on the editor, I must reinsert any setting that is supposed already there. Problem (in this case at least) is that I if I select bullet on the menu it replaces automatically all the default bullet settings, destroying the already in use cloned ones, forcing to reconfigure all. Also it force you to remember what the original settings are because it doesn’t show you the on the cloned ones. on indesign, the “based on” styles inherited all settings and show it on the editor, and if you change the original, it applies on the copied. I prefer to believe this is a bug and publisher is simply having an error on the editor, not showing the “cloned” settings. If not, it will be a nightmare to change copied styles with the editor. Time will tell. Meanwhile I will change settings on the studio and later updating the style.
  5. I know, but is not the solution. Selecting bullet on the top menu only activate the default bullet, but don't show the changes already applied. Doing this does not retain the bullet formatting, only activate the basic bullet. Also, not only happens on bullet. All sections of the editor (size, character, spacing, tab stops…) appear as blank/default despite not being the case. The bug is that all the style character/paragraph settings appear blank/default on the editor, despite being correctly applied on the layout and showing correctly on the studio panel. I can apply the style perfectly, but the editor shows nothing on it. I cant make changes of the style on the editor, only on the studio panel and later update the style.
  6. Trying to assign keyboard shortcuts to my character styles, I've discovered that the numeric keyboard input is interpreted as regular numbers. This has been checked against different keyboards (apple and 3rd party) This greatly reduces the availability of keyboard shortcuts to use with styles, as most of numbers are already assigned to other functions, specially on command+number combinations. Command+numeric keyboard is a great way to arrange shortcuts for styles. If this is not a bug, I suggest to allow Publisher to detect the difference between the two types of numbers, as is the case on InDesign, where numeric keyboard numbers are identified as such. (I know, i know, comparisons are not the point here, but…)
  7. Not sure if this is a bug or if it should be a suggestion for improvement. I created a new paragraph style based on one already existing. In this case a Bullet paragraph. I want to edit it, but all fields in the edit panel are blank/default with no indication of the current paragraph settings. On the paragraph studio panel the correct settings are shown. The error doesn't prevent you to work (You still can make adjustments on the paragraph studio panel and then update the style. It simply prevent to use the editor panel to make the changes. This happens on all the edit panel sections (spacing, bullets, font…) Procedure to reproduce the error 1 - Create a paragraph style for bullets and customize the settings. 2 - Apply to some paragraphs to check it. 3 - Create a new paragraph style, based on the former. 4 - Apply and add modifications on the layout, then update the style to preserve the changes made. 5 - Edit the style to make fine adjustments. The fields of the edit panel are all blank
  8. Thank you very much. Effectively it was difficult to see from the tutorial. And effectively I was missing something. this is why I love Affinity. Thanks again. Tomorrow will try.
  9. I watched the tutorial before posting and based on it is why I’m posting this. Based on he tutorial it seems that TOC is created based on sections.The TOC panel allows you to select different paragraph styles as source but there is no apparent way to assign a style to each one to be used on the TOC. As I said, maybe i’m wrong and missing something. I’ll keep trying tomorrow.
  10. I'v been testing the creation of table of content on Publisher and find it very limited on possibilities. Maybe i'm wrong, but it seems that a TOC can only be created based on page sections, and that you can only assign a unique style to the whole table. In wordprocessors and InDesign, table of content can and is usually generated based on paragraph styles, particularly Header styles. And you can assign different styles on the table based on what the original paragraph style is. This is particularly necessary on reports and technical documents, where you have different levels of content that can be on the same page and that must be included on the TOC, and visually different. On Publisher you can't create subsections nor create a TOC with multiple items on the same page. Is limited to a simple section title (As you can only assign a unique section per page). I've attached the TOC of a recent report I made on InDesign, that I can't reproduce on Publisher. On Indesign is automaticaly generated based on the paragraph styles (No need to create sections), and can create levels of content by detecting multiple paragraph styles, no problem if there are multiple instances on the same page, and also you can assign a paragraph style for each level of TOC. Hope I'm wrong and there is something that is hiding from me, but by now, the TOC of Publisher seems only usable to simple (very) basic chapter books. Making a report TOC like the attached one will mean doing the TOC manually (ouch!)
  11. I support this better yet suggestion. I'd prefer to have panel scrolling much more than direct field scrolling. I would not mind to click and scroll on field. On my laptop screen is a very valuable resource and having to scroll the panes with that tiny scrollbars is more time consuming than clicking a field to scroll it.
  12. I understand. Not that I like it but I catch this logic. I suppose I must rearrange my setup to have full panes. Thanks for answering.
  13. Mouse wheel scroll doesn't respond on the paragraph and character panels. You need to scroll dragging the scroll bar. Other panels (Layers, styles, color, etc.) are wheel scrollable without issues. Having in mind how long those two panels could be if all options expanded, this is a bit of nuisance. Specially on smaller screens.
  14. The issue is that the grid misplaced when zooming (The grid points are in their place, but grid lines move while zooming and get misaligned) Is a bug that comes from the former version. Only happens on non rectangular grids. I was expecting to be solved by this new one, but it seems not the case. If you draw some pieces and zoom in and out you could see the lines landing each time in a different place.
  15. The isometric grids continue to displace when zooming, making very difficult to set precise nodes on it as the grid doesn't align with the magnet points. Fails on all perspective grids (ISO, ISO 2:1, dimetric, oblique, trimetric, triangular, etc.)
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