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  1. AF Pub: v

    Mac OS X: 10.13.6

    Steps to recreate

    1. Create a blank document.
    2. Add 9 pages.
    3. On page 1, create a text frame.
    4. On each subsequent page create a text frame by copying and pasting the text frame from a previous page.
    5. On one page, copy and paste the text frame twice so that you have two frames on the page.
    6. Select one of the frames to move or remove it and the crash occurs.


    AF Pub Crash log file

    8 hours ago, TechWriter said:

    FrameMaker 7.0 

    Released in 2002. FrameMaker 7.0 introduced combined SGML and unstructured version, XML application support introduced, Save As PDF fixed, tagged PDF support, improved running header/footer support, document info stored in XMP format. FrameMaker 7.0 was the last version to run on the Macintosh (OS 8/9), HP/UX and IBM AIX.

    LaTex can do this but the learning curve is steep:



    Ah, the good old days.  My first experience with FrameMaker was version 3 running on Sun IPCs. 

  3. 18 minutes ago, ivbera said:

    Yes, I forgot that i used a patch to install it. I will try again with the supporting os x.

    But I still wonder if there is any connection regarding the dpi settings. Does this affect the preview images somehow?

    I tried using that patch to allow Mojave to be installed on my older version machine and it took the performance through the floor.  I ended up having to reinstall the OS to clean it up.  I'm running the afpub beta on my laptop that has High Sierra and I get really good performance from the application.

  4. It looks like you can only use a font to create the bullet symbol, not a custom icon.  At least, I don't see any way that you can choose an icon for the bullet.  As an alternative, you could layout the menu using a table and position the icon in a cell.   Then using the Assets studio panel, have all of your icons as assets and just drag and drop them into the correct cell.  


  5. On 12/31/2018 at 4:03 AM, Stephen S said:

    I agree with the need for templates. Professional target audience or not, templates help new users with ice breaking thoughts and plans and help stimulate creativity. Plus they are a major help to new users as they can display the power of an app by illustration.

    I would like to be able to have templates for the consistency that I would need across documents.  We used chapter templates for the books that contained all the text styles and page layouts that we needed for our work.  We had templates for the main chapters, plus, templates for Index, Master Table of Contents, Title pages, and Legal page (where the copyright info and legal text was spelled out), Having the ability to create a template that can be used to start a document is a critical feature for professional technical writers.  And yes, I know that I can create a blank document to be used as a template, but the problem with that is eventually someone is going to save some changes over the "template" file.  The value of having the ability to create a new document using a template is that the template document is unnamed and must be saved and named after making changes.   Also, I'm not expecting Affinity to supply that kind of template with the release of the application. I agree with you that having some templates for various kinds of documents really does help people who are just starting out with the application.

  6. 5 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

    Easier said than done, we would need to know the proper tags and their allowed values to use in the XML file. Perhaps even the correct ordering of them too. There is some merit to your suggestion about keeping a master set of styles, I just doubt it would result in quicker editing of the various styles.

    But what I was thinking is that If I export the default style list, it would be in the right structure already.  I could potentially edit that as a starter kit and copy and paste the basic structure to make as many text styles as I wanted.  And your suggestion of a master set of styles would also be a great addition.  

  7. 2 hours ago, v_kyr said:

    Obviously, the later (XML handling) is more the domain of tools like FrameMaker, which always offered much stronger capabilities in this text and translation related electronic publishing regard.

    I was thinking about XML handling last night while I was working on some text styles. What about using XML to define the Paragraph and Character values in Publisher?  You export the text styles catalog as an XML file, then you could edit it in a text editor, then reimport it to update the styles in the document.  You'd be able to search and replace values in the XML to make major tweaks to the way the text is laid out.  That would also make it easy to keep a master set of text styles separate from a document.  

  8. 9 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

    If you select the Zoom Tool you will have that in the Context Toolbar.

    Also, it's available in the Navigator panel, which you could keep open in the Studio.

    Thanks, Walt!  I didn't realize that it was visible in the Navigator panel. I don't usually have that one visible. I knew about the zoom tool, but the moment you use a different tool, the info is gone.  Just checked the navigator panel and that's exactly what I wanted.  

  9. I would like to be able to click on a control on the toolbar to adjust the zoom factor for the document I'm working on.  I know that I can go to View>Zoom> and pick on, or use the shortcut keys to change the zoom, but it would be nice to have a control that allows a single click and select (and that shows the zoom factor). So if I picked 200%, the face of the control would show that was my zoom factor.

  10. Here's an example of what I did:

    I set the Frame Stroke to 4.5 pt and the stroke color to white.  Then I set the Stroke and Fill on the Cells to 4.5 pt and the fill color to white as well.  In your case, you would set both to the background color on you document.  I also set the insets for the cells to .1 inches so that the text would be in the colored part.  The Frame controls the outside of the box on the table and the Stroke and Fill control the inner parts.  Does that give you what you want?

    Affinity Publisher Beta - <Untitled> [Modified] (59.3%) 2019-03-10 15-48-56.jpg

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  11. 5 hours ago, William Overington said:

    The problem with tee shirts with special logos is that they only seem to get made in a limited range of sizes, so people who are not in that size range get marginalized as they cannot participate.



    You all know that I was joking when I suggested a t-shirt, right?  Personally, I don't expect anything from the Serif team except another exceptional application at very affordable price.  I volunteered to participate hoping that my input would result in a better product.  I did that expecting no freebies or other rewards from the Serif team.

  12. On 9/23/2018 at 5:02 AM, yinYangMountain said:

    Chris_K wrote:

    Future? Not bad? That’s outrageous and absolutely unacceptable! Here’s why:

    I’ve been working with QuarkXPress since the 90s and InDesign since the 2000s. I was completely surprised when I noticed a Package / Collect for Output feature was missing. So I made a call to a project manager working with various commercial publishers and with contracts at CocaCola, HP, Cannon, Honda, Hallmark, etc.

    A couple of thoughts---

    1. When did Quark and ID add this functionality to their applications?  Was it available in the first release?
    2. MEB has said that this is on the roadmap; it's just not in the first release of the application.
    3. It's not possible to deliver a first release product that has all the bells and whistles of competitive products that have been developed for years.  
    4. Just about everyone on this board has a feature or function they perceive as critical and want it in the product now.  That's just not possible with the limited resources that Affinity has.

    Let's give the team time to finish off what's in the pipeline for this first release and then they can start looking at the roadmap for future enhancements. Oh, and they have two other excellent products that are going to be updated so that they are all on the same base engine as Publisher.

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