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  1. Hi there, I am using the latest updated Mac version of Affinity Publisher which I purchased through the affinity store because I was part of the beta testing community. I am compiling a book mostly of text compiled as a multipage spread. I first place a word document and flow the text across multiple pages. After the text has been placed, there are some corrections to be made and while inserting inverted commas at the end of a sentence, the cursor jumps to a completely different page. That's it. Regards, Rory Mole
  2. Hi there to you all, Firstly, I am sorry if this topic has been covered in these forums. I did a search to find the answer to my question before posting. I am laying out a long book for a client. Her manuscript has been written in MS Word and saved as a .docs file. The document contains about 35000 words. I am wanting to place the text into Affinity Publisher without having to create 250 pages first and dragging out text boxes. When I place the document in the first Publisher page within APublisher, how would I be able to have the text "flow" onto other pages below without having to manually drag out text frames? Is there a quick way of doing this? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks...
  3. Thanks very much Garrettm30 for clearing up this little bit of confusion.
  4. Hi there Petar, I'm not sure what is happening here about my comment, but I hope you understand the need to import Microsoft Word files into Publisher which have footnotes applied to them by authors. Publisher can "Place" Microsoft Word files into a Publisher document, but with limitations. One of the big limitations is that Publisher does not support footnotes and endnotes at the moment, therefore any footnotes or endnotes that an MS Word document has in it will not be applied to the Publisher document when they are "Placed". This feature needs to be added to Publisher. Try telling millions of writers that they should not be using MS Word for their manuscripts because it's a "donkey" program. Lots of people us MS Word still. The development team at Affinity, put the ability into Publisher to be able to "Place" MS Word document content into a Publisher document. I'm sure they are working on adding lots more capability to the "Place" function in Publisher to have many more features options available. Hope this gives a bit more clarity to my thoughts.
  5. The reason for the importing of footnotes and endnotes from Microsoft word documents is this: I layout academic books for clients who put their own footnotes into Microsoft word which is their writing software of choice for their manuscript. When I layout their book in a layout program such as Affinity Publisher, I want to have the ability to "place" or "import" their manuscripts which contain lots of footnotes and/or endnotes. I do not want to have to manually add 500+ footnotes into their sentences of text on pages in Affinity Publisher. Adobe InDesign has this ability and I am wanting to completely move away from Adobe. This is not going backwards from a horse to a donkey as you have questioned, it is just how things are in the book publishing industry.
  6. I think someone has asked for the following concerning footnotes and endnotes. The ability to import footnotes and endnotes in Microsoft Word files. The ability to format footnotes in the footer section of the document. What I mean is fully format the text, spacing, etc. It would be so good if the Affinity Development Team makes this available soon.
  7. What I would like to see in AP is the ability to add text frames automatically when a page is created. There should be an ability to apply this or to not apply this. It would save a lot of hassle when copy and pasting text.
  8. Hi there to you all, Thanks so much for your efforts to bring us Affinity Publisher. It's very much appreciated. For the purpose of automation, I am setting up a document as a spread with a number of pages for a book. I have successfully set up Master Page A with running headers at the top on both sides and page numbers in the "footer" section in the centre of both facing pages. I want the first page of every chapter to start on the right hand side which is what AP is able to do very well. I have created a new single Master Page and called it B. I am trying to have a decorative glyph in the centre of the page just above halfway down the page. This is relatively easy to do. When I assign Master Page B to the first page the
  9. Hi there Carl123, Thanks so much for your suggestion. It worked very well. I never knew that this option existed. I think it could a be quite useful in future. Regards to you.....
  10. Hi there, After selecting "Insert Filler Text" under the Text menu, I am not able to select individual paragraphs to add a DropCap to the first paragraph and format any other paragraphs. This is important if one wants to see what options text layout has. Some people like the first couple of words in the first paragraph to have all caps, others like a drop cap. Not sure if this is a bug or if there is another way to edit the Filler Text. I am able to select the whole lot of Filler text that was added, but I want to be able to select just one paragraph. Thanks a ton to the team at Affinity for coming up with AP. I'm looking forward to the journey. Regards, Rory
  11. Hi there to you guys, I've been waiting a long time for AP to come out. I have Designer and Photo already and they are amazing. I've been doing book layout design for books my wife and I write and up until now I've been using Adobe InDesign CS6 which has worked extremely well. I like their "book" feature where you compile individual chapter files until you are done and then compile the book up through the book feature. There the table of contents is implemented, synchronising of styles, etc and then the entire book export to pdf and ePub. I am not sure what Affinity Publisher will be able to do in that department. InDesign has a very good layout ability in terms of spacing of words in a block of text. Word Processors do not possess such ability. Text spacing and layout in Apple Pages is not on a par with InDesign. I was hoping that Affinity Publisher would offer better layout of block text than InDesign. I am still checking Affinity Publisher out at the moment and hope that we'll see something amazing coming forth with the release of the commercial version soon. Regards....
  12. Hi there MEB, Thanks for your response. This is what I do normally.... I make sure I have the move tool selected I then click on the layer that has the has already got "layer effects" (fx) applied to it. I then click on the fx icon on the right hand side of the layer and the layer effects pop up menu opens. I then try and select one of the effects on the left that are already applied, but cannot select any of them. I can only tick the check box on the left to on or off, but can't actually select that effect. This happens after I have worked on the effects for a while and it can happen at any time. I then have to close AP off altogether and then open it later on and only then it works. It happens with different files after I have worked on them in the effects panel. Not sure if my explanation helps.
  13. Hi there to all you experts..... I've been using AP and AD for quite a long time and have designed quite a few book covers. I have a problem with editing an existing text layer that has effects applied to it such as 3d, outer glow and gradient overlay. I've applied the effects to the layer and then when I come back to it and open up the effects by clicking on the little fx icon on the right hand side, I can access the fly out that pops up, but when I try to select the actual effect within the fly out, I cannot. This happens randomly from time to time and I wondered if this is probably a bug. Can anyone help? Thanks so much.....
  14. Hi there Przemo, I did a test book cover with 3 art boards, Front Cover, Back Cover and Spine. I made sure that the sizes had 5mm bleed area. I then made another rectangle on top of the 3 art boards with no fill or stroke. This rectangle I made into it's own layer. I then grouped the 3 art boards under the new rectangle layer. The rectangle layer is the same size as all the three art boards combined. See screen shot. I then went into the export persona. I went to the layer section in export persona and saw the "rectangle layer". I selected it and created a slice, I then went into the slice tab and I saw two slices, background and slice1. Deselect background slice (don't select it). Only select "slice1". Go into Export Options. Preset - PDF Print (It must be Print) See my screen shot of all the other things to select. Go back to slices tab At the bottom, select "Continuous" Make sure only Slice1 is selected. Click on "Export Slices" in the bottom right corner. Check out my exported PDF below. slice1.pdf
  15. Hi there Przemo, There is a good video on Art Boards, bleed and exporting. Check it out.
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