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  1. TheOtherRoland

    Text Variables

    My mistake - I was logged out when I tried to download it and it gave me a "file removed..." message. Thought it was a public file at first.
  2. TheOtherRoland

    Text Variables

    Not anymore because it was removed. [Edit: My mistake - I was logged out when I tried to download. Thought it was a public file. ]
  3. As long as it works for Notion, I'm good. :D But seriously, I'm glad you found this issue. Will save me time scratching my head in the future.
  4. Actually, I'm not here a lot and, beyond a short burst of interest a few months ago, I have been waiting for a final release version before I really begin to grapple with the program. APub seems fairly intuitive, so far, so my assumption is that once I need it, I'll just dig right in. But as the insert text thing shows, there are a few things likely awaiting to sabotage my patience and peace of mind.
  5. Thanks, guys. I haven't even tried it but I can already tell that this is the answer to the issue because of how I saw the insert text behave next to actual typed text. It's kind of a weird thing having to turn "insert text" into actual text in preferences when in other programs I'm getting text, not a graphic representation of it. However, it's not a bad idea—kind of practical from a design standpoint. Just sneaks up on you though, real unsuspectin'-like. UPDATE: Just tried it. OMG. It works. You guys are obviously operating at a superior level of consciousness—or you've read the manual.
  6. UPDATE: This seems to only affect "filler text" and not regular text that you type in or copy/paste. ------ How do I select text? Seems like a silly question, but...I've created a text box, inserted some filler text and when I try to highlight just a few words by dragging the mouse, the whole text box instead—as in ALL of its content—is highlighted. I can't highlight just 3 simple words, or a sentence. I'm on Mac Sierra, btw. I worked with Publisher extensively a while ago and don't recall having problems selecting text. Anyone else seeing this odd text selection behavior?
  7. The end is near! [Please dress appropriately.]
  8. Experiencing NDE...floating near the ceiling... "Clear!" [[[[*BUMP*]]]] +1 (Don't worry, little thread. You will not die on my watch.)
  9. Q. for mods: Since the Affinity team was accurate in forecasting when the public Beta of APub would be ready for testing, I was wondering if they also had an "ideal" release date in mind, ie. "Summer 2019" or "When the rivers are aboil with eels, and the locusts have laid waste to the land, it is then I say, brethren, then...and only then, that the time of great release will be upon us." — Affinities 2 : 10 Anyone care to speculate as to when this pub will be open for business? P.S. It already feels quite familiar, working in this new app. Hope to stop seeing those "Don't use this for serious stuff—or else!" warnings soon.
  10. "Chapettes" — to be included in the next version of Websters. Formerly "Chaptress."
  11. Will there be a release party with candy and sugary drinks? :)
  12. Is this true? And if so, only temporary? I'm going to need embedded fonts in some of my workflow. Anyone care to reply? (Hope this isn't considered a hijacking of the thread.)
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    Print book layout

    Order. Order! [Slamming my gavel on the block] Based upon these recent findings and the overwhelming evidence presented by eyewitnesses, it is the opinion of this court that a similar ID book feature must be added to Affinity Publisher and that evidence thereof must be shown no later than the first update after the official release date. Failure to do so will result in a penalty of expulsion from the Association for Cool Software Companies. Do I make myself clear, Mr. Affinity? Council, please ensure that your client complies with these orders lest we be seeing him back here facing a far harsher sentence in the near future. (long way around to saying: "+1")
  14. Here's a useful tutorial that helped me to get text on a circular path. Many of the other videos I've watched are either incomplete (leaving a sloppy jumble of colliding text is not what I want to see...) or they don't address the "right side up" text in the bottom — and with good spacing. I think the trick is to make use of the baseline shift — and to copy the top curve to the bottom for consistency. This at least gets it looking a little more elegant and "professional." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zVui7H93gM
  15. TheOtherRoland

    Testing Affinity Publisher (Mac) Auto-Update

    Worked here, too. First startup, the app crashed. But then it started fine. Maybe just a glitch.
  16. I just received in my inbox an Affinity newsletter dated "Sept. 18" that announces a new Beta (from the 17th). It's the 21st today. Is Affinity sending its emails by regular post? [Just wanted to alert you if there's an issue with delayed automated delivery or something. ]
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    Publisher offers crash recovery without crash

    Here here. Happened to me, too. I swear it's true.
  18. Hi there. I'm not sure if this is related to the latest Beta of AP or just a design flaw. Here goes... For one, when I create a text box on a Master page and apply that parent page to a child page, the text box does not get transferred during that process. I then attempt to insert text with the text tool, but no text box is available on that page. Hmmm. Next issue: I can't tell what KIND of page I'm on — master or child? As my screenshot shows, both master and child pages can be selected at once — they should deselect when its opposing page is selected, I think. This also makes it confusing as to which KIND of page has the priority in the layers panel; the layers panel does not show me which page or what kind of page I'm working on. At times I have seen a locked master page icon in layers when I thought I was working on a child page. I watched the tutorials, but double clicking doesn't seem to work to choose one page over the other. Single clicking does - that's how I got the blue outlines in my screenshot. I have extensive experience with Quark from years ago and recall being able to create transferable text boxes on master pages and that there was a clearer indication of "what was what" so I wouldn't be confused about which page I was working on. I was actually typing content into the master/parent page, thinking I was on a child page. That's how all of this started. Pls fix this, or there won't be any pudding after supper.
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    Master Pages - two issues (to start)

    Thanks, Chris, that helps. So will updating my prescription glasses. What about the text box issue though? What if I want to make a "master" template for a page style where each contains a text box in exactly the same place? I did this in Quark for books. How does APub approach this kind of task?
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    Master Pages - two issues (to start)

    I think a lot of us are coming from the older programs and expecting to find enough familiarity/similarity to justify a change to a new file format. So in my ideal world, Publisher will be as strong as the old guard of the publishing industry in terms of features, but also bringing in a lot of new and innovative bells and whistles. In my ideal world.
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    Book publishing

    Ironic, really. When the name of a software is "PUBLISHER" - it suggests to me the publishing of books and, by extension, ebooks in this era of digital online publishing and sales. I don't need a publishing company to print brochures, just a printer will do... That's why I can't imagine why a software that calls itself Publisher would leave out any feature having to do with the printing or digital publishing of books. I own "Designer" and I use it for designing. My intention, as a writer and publisher of books, was to buy this software for book "publishing." Color me weird. Good points were made already by credible contributors with professional experience in book design, layout and exporting. I'd like to add to that: When writer's apps such as Scrivener etc., already have all of the major exporting formats and features covered, it would be a shock for any new contender to disregard what its competitors offer and deny that to its potential new customers. Let's face it, if Affinity PHOTO did not borrow heavily from Photoshop, few of us would have found a reason to buy it. Likewise, this app should be a super-charged offshoot of Quark and InDesign. I like the look and feel of this new Affinity Publisher software, but I'm surprised to hear that book publishing was not a priority for its rollout against its main competitor. Again, given the name itself, I find it ironic. However, I know books and newspapers aren't what they used to be, and maybe this went into the decision making process.
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    Filler text not working correctly

    This worked fine for me in a textbox earlier today. Filled it with Lorem Ipsum. Couldn't understand it either. :D
  23. Just wanted to say how glad I am to see Publisher making its beta debut. The interface looks great and after using it for a couple of hours this morning, it seems relatively stable as well on my Mac using Sierra. Are there any plans for adding an import function for Quark or InDesign doc types? (maybe it's already there and I haven't discovered it yet).
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    Frequently closing

    Not closing here though - not even once. Mac Pro Tower running Sierra. I'm experimenting with master pages, images and wrap around text, etc. Seems very stable about 2 hours in, working on one file.
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    Grid issue at zooming

    I just encountered this zooming/unstable grid issue - frustrating because I needed this feature for a project today. Re; quick fixes, I don't have a "metal" setting to switch to - it's greyed out as an option on my Mac. Sierra. Older 4,1 machine w/stock graphics card. Is this a high sierra option or dependent on some other hardware/software variable? Also: Q. Can I "zero" the left hand corner of the grid however I like, so that the left and top margin begins with a common gutter size? (Like the Illustrator feature) Right now there is some default grid origin that the program assigns and that I cannot seem to defeat. It gives me a gutter on the left margin, but none on top. Thanks for any insight.
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