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  1. Update on my situation. I just started up BETA 523 for the first time since I created this post to report the crashes. Well, now creating a new document seems to be working. Nothing has change in my approach. I've been using 1.73 all day—do they share the same application support folder or preferences? If so, maybe that had an affect. Otherwise, it's a mystery why it crashed before. Happy ending.
  2. Just to report back, I have not used the Beta to format master pages. Instead, it crashed on me twice as I was trying to create a new document, so I'm back on 1.73 for now.
  3. Today I've had two text box related crashes in a row after a full day without them. It happened as I was triple and quadruple clicking inside a text box to select a full line or paragraph of text. The textbox in question was copied over from the old crashing document, whereas I've had no trouble so far with text boxes created independently in the new document. I've got a crash report, if that's of any use.
  4. Okay, fair enough. I have instead sent in your application for sainthood to the Vatican.
  5. You, sir, should be knighted for this. Thank you. The text styles menu now looks reasonably sane to me. I'm still relatively new to the program and am also of that type of person who learns by brute force doing (and watching a few videos) rather than reading through the manual. However, I have worked in that little menu on a few occasions, importing styles and checking "hierarchical" etc., but never once did the words "Show Samples" catch my eye. It must have been by design, to ensure your knighthood. Thanks again.
  6. I'm just setting up a new project and doing some experimenting and importing of styles. The text styles area in the graphic below is messy, but that's not the point. Have a look at the image and ask yourself: 1) How does one read a label that uses 2pt type in the menu? (Okay, maybe it's 3pt) 2) Why is there an indent in the "Page # Top R" Paragraph style label when it is an exact duplicate of the Top L style, except that the text has been set to align right? Is the text styles UI mimicking the edited values set in the paragraphs or character settings? So if I choose align right, does the label of that preset also move right? Point is, this looks REALLY messy and is totally ineffective in terms of organizing an easy workflow. Opinions? Insights? All are welcome.
  7. I'm working in 1.73 for now so I can make some headway. Will attempt later to use BETA. It was pretty consistent/repeatable, so I imagine someone else may run into it.
  8. Thanks, loukash. At least I know that it's not an isolated incident. "Thoughts and prayers" as they say.
  9. Crash alert. I'm trying to create a new document and this BETA is crashing. I'm on a Mac/Sierra. Tried twice to create a document, then press OK/create. Screen remains fixed, spinning wheel goes on for a minute or two, and then the app crashes. In other words, no open document. Not sure if this is using a separate pref. file in library or what. But, it's not working as expected. Mind you, I was experiencing crashes with 1.73 yesterday, too. Not sure what's up. Willing to take the blame if no one else notices this.
  10. I can't upload the file because its content is privileged/confidential/proprietary information. So, that's the other side of my crash situation. I alluded to this in my first post. I'll work it out.
  11. I'm working on a book design layout whose file I cannot upload for others to check because...obvious reasons. I'm using APub 1.73. The Affinity/Serif store version. Last night, the file crashed on me for the first time while I was moving around master pages and text. Today, I have crashed constantly, even immediately after opening the doc and touching the text tool icon. Anyone else having as much fun as I am with crashes related to master files / text fields? I'm going to try the latest BETA today, but you know what they say "don't use BETA versions for production work..." so yeah, catch 22-ish situation cause maybe there's a fix in the BETA. I'll see. Thankfully I learned to backup religiously in the 90's. UPDATE: I just opened the file in BETA released today. Crashed immediately as well. I'm running out of disk space on this drive, so I'm going to clear that up a bit and see if it makes the slightest difference. Program feels sluggish, too.
  12. Thanks, thomaso. I've posted in the other thread just to add to the voices of discontent. I wasn't expecting a problem with APub for something so basic.
  13. I've taken hostages. :D My demands are simple. I need a solution to this belligerent Left master page behavior/behaviour, and if time permits—more cowbell!
  14. I'm working on a book project in APub 1.73 and just came across this problem. I'm assigning left and right single master pages along with their inherent margin adjustments to various documents and these assignments are noticeably unreliable. Okay, it's not a mature program yet. So if it's not working properly right now, is there is a suggested workaround to get this kind of work done? Anyone? [Help!]
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