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  1. I’d like to add my appreciation to all the great Serif staff who take time to respond to questions on these forums. I know you are all very busy and it’s great to get a chance to get advice from the people who are extremely knowledgeable about the product and can help us understand the thinking and the proper way to use the software.
  2. Welcome to the Affinity forum. I'm not sure I follow your comment about the art boards. You can change the interface into a light version by opening the application preferences and changing the User Interface preference settings. That dialog box will also let you change the color of the art board background. In the screen capture below, I've set the UI to the Light format, I like it better when working on Publisher. You an also use the sliders to adjust the background gray level and the art board gray level. I'm also not sure exactly what you mean about the art boards themselves. If you mean that you use the area outside of the page/art board to place notes and other items, you can go to the View > View mode> Clip to Canvas to toggle being able to place items outside of the page boundary. Hope this helps.
  3. Yes, but you don't create a round text box. Instead, draw a circle on the page, then draw a text box around the circle. Then, go to Text> Text Wrap>Text Wrap Settings and select the Inside option. You can adjust the spacing for the text inside the circle from the Text Wrap Settings dialog box.
  4. Thank you for sharing your experience. I really like the diagram at the bottom of the page on the last image. I agree that having the ability to swap between the three applications, Photo, Designer, and Publisher is going to be a powerful package for desktop publishing.
  5. Can you elaborate more on what you are looking for? I used latex to publish a book on cellular radio frequency mathematics for wireless design engineers. Can you describe the use case for how you think this would work?
  6. @myname PaulEC was referring to this statement in your original posting. If I'm reading your words correctly, you are asking the Affinity team to allow their users to knowingly violate the licensing agreement for the fonts by embedding them in the PDF. In a similar vein, would you look the other way if I sent you Beethoven's 5th symphony, changed it's name, and claimed that I had written it? After all, you shouldn't consider legality, law-abiding or the morality of the user's intentions either.
  7. ok, that makes sense.
  8. On the Mac, the guides on page 2 don't have the ruler indicators for either vertical or horizontal guides. I also saw that the first time I pulled the vertical guide out of the rule, the entire guide was not visible, even though I could see the numbers in the Guide Manager window changing. When I released the mouse button, the guide appeared. I couldn't get it to repeat that behavior when pulling a new guide out. But it does repeat if you remove all guides, put a guide on Page 1, then put a new guide on page 2 Guide Indicator Page 2.mp4
  9. @AdamW, There's a conversation on the Discussion section about a similar issue with the Guides. The indicator in the ruler does not appear when moving the guides on the page, but also, on Page 2, the values shown are negative. Based on the comments, this is a common issue to both Mac and Windows.
  10. You can also use the guides manager to put them precisely where you want them. Having said that @walt.farrell, it would really be helpful if you could see the the Guide in the ruler as you are moving it. I think this might be an enhancement, or really a bug, but when you are moving the cursor around on the document, you get a line in the rulers showing where the cursor is, but once you click on the guide, the line goes away. I'm running version .283 on Mac 10.13.6. Looks like the problem only occurs for the vertical guides. @Ernesto José Here's a screen capture of the guides manager showing how you can set the precise spot where you want the guide. screencast 2019-03-31 20-06-21.mp4
  11. AF Pub v1.7.0.283 Mac OS X 10.13.6 I'm trying to create a new table: Turn on Text>Show Special Characters Click the Table tool to insert a new table. Draw the Table on the page. The special characters for the cells of the table are not where they should be. See the screen capture below. As you can see there are no special characters in the first two rows and a row of special characters shows up under the table. The Text Style box shows that there are two text styles applied to the table text: Text Box+REB-RuleEndOfBlock. The RuleEndOfBlock style is used to put a ruled line at the end of the section as a visual queue that the reader is at the end of that part. Table Body + REB-RuleEndBlock + Align paragraph: Left; Align to baseline grid: On; Left indent: 1 in; Right indent: 0.1 in; First line indent: 1 in; Paragraph decorations: off I detached the table paragraphs from the text styles, then reapplied the Table Body text style. When I applied the Body text style to the text paragraph above the table, the table text style changes to become Table Body + Body. The text style now shows: Table Body + Font size: 11.3 pt; Default tab stops: 0.944 in; TabStop: 0.944 in; TabStop: 1.889 in; TabStop: 2.833 in; TabStop: 3.777 in; TabStop: 4.722 in; TabStop: Right 5.666 in The second image is what I see when I try to enter text in Row 1. Also note that the column letter cells are not lining up with the body columns. Even if I detach the text styles, the text is misaligned with the table. I attached the sample file that I'm working on. IM Document Template.afpub
  12. @Eugene Tyson Have you checked out the latest beta version of AF Pub? The table controls have a way to easily add and remove rows and columns. Instead of the box at the end of the column letters and at the bottom of the row numbers, there are a set of up and down arrows that allows you to add or remove the columns and rows. This makes it a ton easier to create the tables. Coming soon (I think) are the anchors that allow you to position a table with a piece of text and the table will flow with the text it's anchored to.
  13. Great write up with lots of good suggestions. The one item above is possible currently. To automatically create linked text frames hold down the Alt/option key when clicking on the flow icon on the right of the text frame.
  14. I think you missed the version number:,5--meaning, he made it himself.
  15. I'm not seeing it happen in the 270 version.