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  1. Hi Walt, Yes, that did the trick; thanks! No idea if you use Filter Forge but here's the document I just finished and had trouble with exporting correctly: Filter management options for Filter Forge 9. Perhaps it is of any interest Roberto
  2. The whole document was exported; it's just that each pdf page contains two Publisher pages. Only the title page (has no facing page) is full-size. At least when I open the pdf in Sumatra pdf or in Vivaldi web browser. Workaround: turning 'facing pages' off Publisher rearranges everything to single pages while maintaining the correct 'facing pages' master pages layout. Exporting to pdf from here produces a correct pdf file but the original file contains single pages. Works but the rearrangement of the original file is not desired.
  3. Hi, After finishing a document, set to 'facing pages' I exported it to pdf. The resulting pdf file shows 2 facing pages on a single page. The first (right side of facing pages) page is exported full size, though. The number of pages in the pdf is nearly half of the number of pages in Affinity Publisher. According to the rulers in Affinity Publisher the facing pages are correctly sized: one of the facing pages has the size of a whole page. Can this behavior be changed to facing pages each having the size of a full page?
  4. Oh well; started to use the cut/paste approach. Guess tomorrow I'm at the same point as I started this evening. There's a bit of re-adding pictures, applying layer effects and rearranging involved.
  5. Hi walt.farrel, The help only discusses linking and unlinking. All related options maintain text flow either within or along frames. Nothing described gets into the actual text being separated. Imagine you intend to write a lenghty text: each chapter as single text but flowing through multiple frames/pages. Then you discover accidentally two chapters are one flowing text flowing through multiple frames. How to fix this in order to get individual unlinked text for each chapter?
  6. Hi, Publisher indeed. Thanks for the replies: Ross: yes but still lets the text flow as a single text. I wanted to split the text in two separate texts. Old Bruce: a column or frame break just seemingly interrupts the text while the actual text is still flowing among frames. A column or frame brake can easily be undone by deleting 'characters'. h_d: that would be a possible workaround I used before but in this case it's a bit tricky: long text in a 2-column layout including images. If text overflows a frame it easily is set to flow to a next frame. I suspected two obvious kind of opposite cases would also be covered in Publisher: either text remains but frames are not linked anymore (resulting in first frame containing overflowing text OR frames remain but text is split (text flow undone; no visual changes). UPDATE: cut selection and pasting it again results in only text being pasted. Inlined images need to be added manually again.
  7. Hi, Is there any way to break the text flow through frames? If I use the red 'eye' symbol the text in folowing frames is deleten and added to the initial frame (causing it to overflow). I would like to keep frame contents: the actual text should be split in two independent frames.
  8. Oh, then you already can do more than the average text editor user :-) Last week my boss showed proudly a flyer he made in Word: body text with a filled rectangle along the side with some larger artistic text. He said it took him a while to get that filled rectangle :-P But ok, usually his wife is the Word user; he just sticks to copying invoices with changing some names and numbers. He talks highly of Windows Paint though ... that says enough I suppose. I never got him to trying other software.
  9. Yeah, we're basically all new to Publisher; there's soooooo much in it that it takes a while knowing 25% of it :-)
  10. Hi MikeW, I suppose with 'No' you mean exact behavior like PagePlus scheme colors? I mean a whole pallette of colors replacing an other. Using global colors seems to come darn close to it. Not sure yet if set global colors can be reused in other documents, though. Anyway, for my current issue the global colors feature does do the trick: all text having color 1 can be changed instantly just by modifying color 1 itself.
  11. Yes! Thanks! It took a bit figuring out and testing but that's exactly what I was looking for: changing the global color indeed changes the color of all text set to that global color. I noticed the color was added to pallette 'Document'; haven't checked it out yet but I'm wondering if I can use the global color in other documents, too. Initially started to check out the 'Find and Replace' tool: I wouldn't be surprised if Affinity would offer exotic 'find arguments' and indeed: a whole list of options including color. However, changing color worked once while at next attempts the 'Found results' panel stayed empty. Oh well, global colors works like a charm :-P
  12. Hi, Is it possible in Publisher apply a scheme color to text? I mean changing a scheme color all text in a document having that particular scheme color will get the new color at once. Some related topics from a year ago seem to suggest Publisher doesn't feature but Publisher has been updated since then and the finalisation of the 'trinity' concept did come with addition of quite a few features :-P
  13. Ouch! Pro is talking to amateur here ... frankly I never got to using text styles yet while I know I should. Using text styles can save a lot of manual editing not to mention the freedom it offers for playing with the overall looks afterwards. So far also did table of contents still manually while it could be generated automatically when using styles :-)
  14. Hi Old Bruce, Yes but I'm kind of in a gray area here: the 'titles' are more like list items I instantly get discussed. The whole thing looks non-consistent when too many short blocks of text and single line 'titles' are separated by single or double blank lines. It is a two-column layout which seems less 'blank lines tolerant' than single column layouts. Single and double blank lines can be used for separating minor and major text brakes but that's about it: when adding blank lines in less minor breaks the overall look is more fragmented than consistent. Only option left is indenting and/or using a bold font for less minor text breaks.
  15. Hi Wosven, Your tip indeed does the trick; it actually works on multiple lines as well! Justification is only applied to everything after the last line ending with a tab. Big thanks!
  16. Hi, When justifying left in Publisher the text is spread over the full column width with exception of the last sentence. Can the first sentence, or paragraph title, somehow be protected from being left justified? In the layout the first sentence is a title (in bold font) of the text following without a blank line but it is too short for the justification not looking disturbing: • Title looks odd Bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla blas bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla.
  17. Hi Jon P, No, nothing out of the ordinary: putting the cursor in the text frame, ctrl A and ctrl C. When I wanted to copy an English text it didn't happen but then I noticed I used 'o' indicator in the English text while in the Dutch text I used 'o'-indicator. When I changed 'o' to 'o'- (with hyphen) it also happened with copying and pasting the English text. When removing the hyphens in the Dutch text copy and pasting went fine. Anyway, I noticed it even happens in Publisher itself: when typing text, copy it and paste it in a new text frame; see attached. Perhaps it has to do with the OS language (Win10 Home Dutch) or keyboard layout (US). For typing the apostrophe I used the [' "] key thus basically a dead key; in order to get the apostrophe I type a space after having hit the [' "] key. APub_CopyPaste-issue.afpub
  18. ...somehow it got to the bug forum (Affinity Publisher Windows) as well; perhaps someone copied it to there? Or the word 'bug' in the title does it automatically?
  19. Yes, but still: any kind of 'break' normally should be deletable, right? Just like with backspacing or deleting text characters. In this case the break is rock fixed; the cursor can be moved around that point while deletes are ignored. Hmm, Iactually I assumed I was at the best place for bug reports; will look again which forum is dedicated to bugs. Thanks for looking in to it.
  20. Hi Wosven, Oh right, it is perfectly clear now. Yes, that's a good idea but in my case I copied the whole at once so I should have captured it all :-P As for the Reveal Codes functionality in WordPerfect attached a screendump of how it looks. I LOVE that tool; kind of a pitty I don't use a text editor that much anymore as I used to. Actually, after having switched software various times (back and fourth, including trying new tastes due to changing update costs, or brand boycot principles) I'm still confused of what to use for future works with limited graphics: text editor or dtp editor. Bottleneck is compatibility while my goal is saving for future use. Even considering the epub format (eBooks) which is a very interesting concept: an epub file is just a zip file (you can change extension and unzip) containing folders: one for the actual text, one for the actual images, one for layout, etc. This way whatever happens you always can extract the original text and images while being independent of branded software and versions having installed on the pc. ...too many docs by now having been created with obsolete software that even refuse to install on Win10. If having too much time still plan to convert it all to pdf on an XP computer ... XP swallows and runs everything :-)
  21. Hi Walt, Since I have an English as well as a Dutch manual to 'convert' (read: redo) from PagePlus to Affinity Publisher for your sake I started to repeat the process for the English version before I finished the Dutch version. Unexpectedly this time I didn't run into the split line issue when pasting the text in the text frames in Publisher! However, it turned out a minor detail making the difference: 'o' indicator works while 'o'-indicator does split the sentences. Attached an afpub file in which I only pasted the copied text from PagePlus without any post editing other than adding two red exclamation marks where sentences got split in two. Also attached the original PagePlus document TEST-Know_your_DruidLCD1.afpub Know_your_DruidLCD1.ppp
  22. Hi Wosven, I read your remark over and over again but unfortunately I cannot figure out what you meant. The last part was also confusing: ...only to keep this control character... As the introduced/resulting 'paragraph' control character is holding me from normal text behavior (no backspace, no delete character) it is a control character I rather would kill than keep :-P PS: This is a superb unrivaled feature in WordPerfect! One has 100% control of control characters with a (Reveal Codes) panel showing raw code next to the visually intended WYSIWYG layout: in both one can type and edit while in the 'raw code panel' one can see every individual special character and edit, move or delete them individually. HUGE help with imported/pasting texts messing up layout and addressing the exact cause in order to achieve cleanest 'code' possible (just like software converting to/exporting html code producing code not nearly as clean as one would write from scratch). Search and replace is a good point to start with, though ... it is common practice in preparing 'data' from one format to the other (like data logger output file via, via eventually being used/imported in graph software). Indeed it would work just as well in copy/paste text files/frames just to get rid of issue-causing characters. However, I discovered the issue only after having copied the whole text contents of linked text frames and pasted them into Affinity Publisher linked text frames... while I was cleaning up the slightly messed up text layout (e.g. ignored tabs). That's when I found the apostrophed words causing sentences to be spliced in two and both sentence parts not behaving like normal text.
  23. In the process of redoing a manual from PagePlus to Affinity Publisher it involves a lot of copy-paste of texts. I noticed a consistent fluke: everytime I paste text containing an apostrophe it forces a new line where a second apostrophe should be. The worst part is that the new line seems totally isolated from the line above: backspace or delete doesn't work for joining the lines again. Example text to copy: ----... 9 - High Voltage mode indicator: when the ‘o’ indicator on the right-hand side is visible ...--- Text pasted in Affinity Publisher: ----... 9 - High Voltage mode indicator: when the ‘o indicator on the right-hand side is visible ...--- Again, neither placing the cursor at the end of the first line and enter 'delete' nor placing the cursor at the start of the second line and enter 'backspace' fixes joining the lines: instead both lines remain separated from each other. My current workaround is deleting the first line after having retyped the text in the second line. UPDATE: when enabling 'show special characters' I noticed a blue 'paragraph'-symbol at the end of the first pasted line. It is the exact same symbol for 'shift-entered' lines (instead of 'entered' lines). Somehow I cannot delete that control character. They remain there wherever I applied my workaround (delete first line after having retyped contents in second line).
  24. Probably depends on how you look at it: I suspect the option is there because you're in the Photo persona but it is unlikely Serif finished off the actual implementation. Plugins never, or at least not in the last decade, had high priority so with the LOADS of work involved with getting Publisher up and running I bet they kept a few unmentioned features aside for future updates. I bet, assume, think, etc. isn't much helpful, I know but at least I can confirm the list of Plugins is not showing up whatever I try. Also, in the prefs I cannot find anything related to plugins like setting the plugin folder(s). If using linked images in your Publisher document it might not affect your workflow too much at all really: having ('the real') Affinity Photo also running in the background you can edit the images as you like and save. From there Publisher should be able to reflect the image changes pretty instantly (either automatically or manually). At least it's a core DTP feature and could be done with PagePlus. Haven't tested it yet, though. Frankly still being overwelmed by Publisher during only a few relatively short exploring sessions :-P Roberto
  25. Nope. Even after rasterizing I still have a larger image in which I can click to select the originally smaller image and move that part around. The marquee around the image portion I can move around is the exact image portion that plugins apply their effects to.
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