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  1. I'm not sure what has been fixed here. It may well be that I don't understand how this feature works. But as far as I can see this is still broken. Pease see the recording: Screen.mov
  2. Publisher crashed on me a few times while copying text (Command+C) spread across a number of pages. Crash report attached. Command+C Crash.txt
  3. if you don't tab out of the Number of Pages field in the Add Pages Dialogue Box and then go on to select a different master page from the pop-up menu the number of pages in this field switches back to 1. If, however, you type the desired number of pages and then tab out of it the field the number remains as typed.
  4. I'm not sure whether this is intended or not but if you create a secondary text box and shift click to populate its contents to the rest of the pages, Publisher adds this new content to the back of the document by creating new pages. If you then add another text box and populate that content with a shift-click it creates more pages again. Basically Publisher keeps adding pages at the end of the document to accommodate new content. I would have expected that these boxes be added to the existing pages first and not added to new pages at the back of the document.
  5. 1. If one applies a new Master Layout to a spread the text frames on that spread are skipped and are not threaded properly. 2. When one applies a new Master Layout to an Even or Odd Page only, the entire spread is affected and the text frames on the new Layout are not properly threaded. It seems we can't have separate Master Layouts on even and odd pages. This can be solved by having more Master Layouts but that would double the number of Master Layouts needed in certain situations. Please see a screencast below: Screen Recording 2019-01-26 at 14.38.56.mov
  6. Hi @GabrielM, The recording shows that the secondary text skips the existing pages and adds them at the end of the document. This has not been done with master pages.
  7. You can find and replace a piece of text in Publisher but if you also want to assign a new Paragraph Style to the paragraph where the find occurs publisher only assigns this paragraph style to the selected text, effectively applying only character style. Since paragraph styles apply to entire paragraphs Publisher should apply the style to the whole paragraph and not only to the selected text. Please see the screencast below: Screen-para.mov
  8. Of course it does. You tell it what text fame you want by drawing it on the page. Let me be clear. I know how to solve this particular problem. If you create text boxes on facing pages on a master page and connect them then things work OK. That's the method I would use for long documents anyway. What I'm saying here is that there should be an equivalence, I think, that if somebody doesn't want to use text placeholders on master pages this way should work too. See the screencast: secondary.mov
  9. This is a case for a manual text placement. A publishing software like Publisher is not capable of reading your mind where the next page of an article should go. We are talking here about automated way of placing text on each page.
  10. I've noticed a few small issues with the latest beta .106: 1. When double-clicking the Stroke and Fill in the Appearance panel we get the fly-out panel appearing twice. I know that a single click is enough to open it but I tend to double-click it anyway. If double-clicks were merged to one click that would solve the problem. 2. Small artefacts with varying line thicknesses when an object is moved. I've recored a short video about that and included a file in case someone wants to check it out. lines.afdesign lines.mov
  11. I don't think you did. Create a new page and put a primary text frame. Insert enough text into this text frame so that when you shift-click the triangle new pages and text boxes are automatically added to the pages. Go back to page 1. Create a secondary text frame and insert some text. Then shift-click the triangle to add this text the other pages. Instead this new text is added to new pages at the back of the existing pages. These text frames are never added on the existing pages.
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    Command+C Crash

    Problem is that it's random. 1. Started a new document 2. Added main text frames (verso, recto + linked them) in Master Pages 3. Switched to pages and added 12 more pages. 4. Added filler text to the first frame. 5. Selected all text with Command+A and copied it Command+C and pasted it at the end of the current text. 6. Shift-Click on the overflow text triangle to flow the remaining text to the rest of the pages. 6. Repeated Steps 5 and 6 a few times but eventually on another Command+A, Command+C Publisher crashed. That's all I can tell you (or remember) about the step taken before the crash.
  13. As far as I know this area of Publisher is still work in progress so I don't think that anyone can suggest a design that is future-proof. What you should do, though, is to keep all your documents up to date as regards to the latest Publisher beta so that if you need to make changes or update your documents at least you can open them.
  14. Seneca

    Assets Panel completely broken

    This is an known issue. I hope serif will fix it in the next beta.
  15. I would love to have it too. In fact I have suggested that this facility be added to Publisher long time ago. Imagine being able to set up various PDF export options, one for low quality export for proofing, another print ready and being able to specify the directory to save to would just be wonderful. However, there is room for both.
  16. I also think that this is rather clunky. I would rather have the More button extend the window to the bottom to reveal more of the current window and have all these options moved there.
  17. As far as I know they are working on it but because Publisher hasn't reached the feature complete stage yet it's hard to guest when this will happen and whether it's going to be available at launch or a bit later.
  18. Two points. 1. If you have an inDesign document you don't have to PDF it firs and then open it in Publisher. You should be able to just copy the text in inDesign and paste it into the Text frame in Publisher. This operation brings with it all the text as well as all the styles, which is nice. 2. With the latest Publisher beta you can now use GREP to search for carriage returns and swamp then with a space.
  19. I found some typos while reading Publisher Help: About spreads At document setup, you can use the Facing pages option to created your publication as spreads. Instead of working on single pages, you'll be working with a left (verso) and right (recto) page pairings displayed at the same time. About master pages Master pages act like templates, in that a master page can be shared by multiple publication pages. If you edit the master page at a later date, then all other pages will update to the new master page design instantly, although you can override master page content and design at any time. To duplicate pages: 2. Click Duplicated Selected Pages or Duplicated Selected Master. The duplicate page is added after the originally selected page.
  20. I'm on a Mac and the Escape key does work.
  21. Can you point me to any other publishing software that can read and write .indd files except inDesign and I'll be grateful? I'm sure you meant read/write IDML files. If you mean that then this is coming. We need to be patient. Publisher has not been released yet and new feature are being added constantly. Once it reaches the feature complete status we may have a better idea about what it can do.
  22. We have a small problem selecting the very first word or very first first few letters on top of the page. Holding down the shift key and clicking the back arrow key makes Publisher move to previous page too early . See the video. selection.mov
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