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  1. Vernon could alter the font and it would work. Better that @Dave Harris would look for zero values for the underline offset and thickness and make up "standard" values. At least I think this is what is happening.
  2. You cannot place a pdf as a non editable document at this time for the reason above at this time.
  3. No, split is also a paragraph property. At least in Q.
  4. Using pdfs for imposing won't work until pdf passthrough is implemented.
  5. Here is some sample text. Do understand that A) it's not my text but rather a sample bit of text from someone else's work, B) I just used it for a sample to a problem to solve in order to write 3 tutorials of various ways on formatting this block of text. I do something akin to this. And I do get 2-3 pages of this type of text, along with the other text. I.e., it is all part of a single, plain text story that I run a series of regex on that takes about a minute or two to do in order to convert it to tagged text that is then imported into Q fully formatted...all told there are 16 pages in the section that contains the 2-3 pages of this stuff. 11 TUE Nosferatu (PG) 7–9pm Minghella Building Germany 1922. Directed by F.W. Murnau – with Max Schreck, Greta Schroder, Ruth Landshoff 81 min 27 TUE Detroit (F-Rated, 15) 7.45–10pm Palmer Building USA 2017. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow – with John Boyega, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie. 143 min
  6. If one is going to use a two column frame, I don't see why the use of the span just to space out the entries. But as APub cannot do either, try using a two column frame for a couple entries. I think you'll find with APub's current limitations just using a table us far quicker.
  7. I don't understand. There is a single column text frame being split into two columns for each film entry in my screen shot. I see no way span columns could work.
  8. If the styles use Next style, you can select the text, right click over the first style and choose Apply using Next Style, or however it is worded. I'm not in front of a computer right now. The give a heck is the text needs to be in the order you wish for next style to be in. At each hard return the style being applied will be the next style as setup in the paragraph styles.
  9. It's OK that you don't get it. One cannot make the above in columns. Not without a lot of work, anyway. One could use a 2-cell, 2-column table to make it. But it is far slower to make as it cannot be part of the text flow and automating it along with the text flow is harder.
  10. And only up to version 4 Q files natively. Markzware makes a plugin for opening newer versions, Q2ID. But their ID2Q converter works better.
  11. Pass-through will be coming as Serif has stated. As will be the option to convert text runs to curves in imported pdfs. They are using the same maker's library (PDFLib) that they used for the Plus line of software.
  12. This is an example for split columns. Single column text box that has been split into two columns.
  13. 120% leading likely comes from compatibility with MS Word, which is why ID & Q et all use it. Depending upon the font & language, 120% can be too loose or too tight. You can change it to be a default, though. You need to make the change, update defaults and text styles.
  14. Acrobat has a pdf limitation of 200". There is a method to produce a larger than 200" pdf that can be viewed and printed from Acrobat by changing User Units, but it can still only be printed using relatively modern RIPs.