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  1. For a program like it see here https://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/ Pricing is comparable with WPX8. It is not subscription or web-based, e.g. wix et-al. Apparently lots of ex-WPX8 users have migrated to it - I am trialling it and so far it is very good - give it a whirl.
  2. I was playing with the 'nested brushes' new feature when I realised I couldn't remember which brushes I had been experimenting with. Is there any way - apart from opening every brush and looking - of finding out. If not, would it be possible in a future update for a flag to be set, say, the brush name changing to red to indicate it had nested brushes? Thanks in advance.
  3. Thanks Callum, I will have a look.
  4. I have to say that when I first heard there was to be an AP I imagined it would be a PPX9 on steroids. I am disappointed with it and with the staff response thus far, being: " Do you mean a separate app like BookPlus? We hope that Publisher will be able to cope with long books without having to split each chapter into a separate file." 'Hoping' does not inspire confidence in the product or address the issues mentioned by prospective professional users in this post - which I imagine AP is primarily aimed at with the 'hope' of attracting them away from InDesign. If the design brief was to see how big a file AP could 'cope' with before failing, then the designers don't understand print or the needs of publishers. For one, a large file is very unwieldy and difficult to deal with - imagine a printer trying to print a book on a very big single sheet of paper in the 'hope' that the machine will be able to cope without having to cut the sheet up into sections. If there is to be no book function then the product is really only suitable for slim booklets and the leaflets and flyers already mentioned. I accept that large files may work as mentioned by Dominik above, but that misses the point - you can drive screws in with a hammer, but they won't hold as well as when screwed in with the right tool. Perhaps it would be a good idea for Serif to come clean and state 'Yes or No' as to whether there will be a book function or not. That way we won't hang about waiting in vain for something that is never going to appear. I think that is the least that could be done.
  5. Also known as fogbows, as was the case; brilliant sunshine and slightly foggy.
  6. I have seen white rainbows.
  7. By tabulation do you mean tab-stops to produce tabulated text - columns of numerals for example? If so, you can go to View>Show Text Ruler This will put a ruler on the top of the text frame on which you can set tab stops that will enable tabulation. Handily, when you zoom in the ruler zooms too and drops down the page as you scroll. Using the vertical double arrow on the left of the ruler allows you to place it where you need it.
  8. Try this thread; and don't forget to logout and back in again (like I did )
  9. You are welcome; glad it has been of help to others too.
  10. Hello all, I previously posted that I was having trouble with beta 221 not installing and was hoping that beta 227 would. Alas no. The program gets as far as showing a black square (most times) and then quits. Task manager shows it loading into memory as far as 5mb before it quits. The same happens if run as administrator or choosing a different graphic processor. Any ideas to solve this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  11. Update: Having seen RICH313's success in following Patrick's suggestion detailed above I decided to try it again in case I missed something. I did, I didn't change the scaling as well. This time I only changed the scaling, as per RICH313 example above, I went down to 175%, but still nothing changed. I was about to change the resolution as well and try again when the following, under 'Scale and Layout', caught my eye: "Some apps won't respond to scaling changes until you sign out". I signed out and back in again, ran the update and it worked. Hooray! Thanks Patrick - not a 'stupid' sounding suggestion at all, but bang on target, and thanks too, to all who posted - we got there in the end.
  12. Hi, I have a 4k screen running at 3840 x 2160. I took it down to 1920 x 1440; still didn't run. I don't have dual monitors on this laptop
  13. Hi Patrick, 206 installs no problem.
  14. Hi, I am having no success in getting the latest beta ( to run. I have downloaded it four times onto two separate laptops and once onto an iMac 2017. I have downloaded the exe with Firefox - latest version and Chrome. The file size is always reported as 344mb on completion I have tried running it as admin, when the 'Do you want to run this program' box appears; click ok and the effect is the same, the whirling blue circle runs, disappears, comes back and then goes away for good. Any clues, please, as what to do next - thanks in advance.
  15. Same version and build as me; perhaps it's a windows problem, however all the other AP beta's have run ok up until now.
  16. Thanks Walt, I checked out the link, I already have this file, but just in case there was a download problem, downloaded it again. It does not run. Uninstalled _206 and tried again. Still no luck.
  17. Unfortunately, after I uninstalled Publisher the first time to see if that and a re-install would fix it, I realised I didn't have the .exe file anymore so downloaded the free beta from the store, which it turns out is _206. If you would kindly give me a link to _211 I will try your suggestion. Thanks.
  18. Hi Chris_K, Thanks for your reply. i uninstalled version beta_206 and ran the Microsoft tool. This ran some checks asked me to choose, from a drop-down, the program that was having difficulty being installed. Because it had been uninstalled I chose (as directed) 'not listed' when it said 'Troubleshooter couldn't identify the problem' . Give feedback or close were the only options. So, I re-installed beta _206 - with no problem and then tried to install the beta_221 update; this gave a black square, which promptly disappeared. I ran the tool again and allowed it to do its thing and uninstall Publisher. Then successfully reinstalled _206 and tried to install the update _221 with no success. Still at square one.
  19. Further to the above; here is the entry from the log - it may help. Problem signature Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: SetupUI.exe Application Version: Application Timestamp: 5c408afa Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll Fault Module Version: 10.0.17763.134 Fault Module Timestamp: c30ded87 Exception Code: c000041d Exception Offset: 0011ab32 OS Version: 10.0.17763. Locale ID: 2057 Additional Information 1: 629f Additional Information 2: 629feecccf3d22967d9cc43b87f174a4 Additional Information 3: 150b Additional Information 4: 150b03d7885b6b477559f4d4d291344b Extra information about the problem Bucket ID: a938dacbff97734cab79cdb326615c9e (1979839680532798622) ========================================== UPDATE: The update for the iMac has now installed successfully and works ok.
  20. GRH

    My First Digital Mosaic - Designer

    Nice work; bet your hand ached afterwards.
  21. I think it is overwritten, but if you took a time-machine backup before upgrading you can - usually - revert to the old one fairly quickly.
  22. Have you thought of reverting to High Sierra until the issue(s) is/are fixed; that way it would be business as usual, perhaps?
  23. Best to buy your own then - but make sure it's not one she has got already