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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from walt.farrell in Text Style - UI viewing issues   
    Okay, fair enough. I have instead sent in your application for sainthood to the Vatican.
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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from walt.farrell in Text Style - UI viewing issues   
    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.
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    TheOtherRoland reacted to walt.farrell in Text Style - UI viewing issues   
    There UI has various options that you can set via it's burger menu (icon with 3 bars to the right of the Text Styles label).
    One of them is to style the list to show a sample of what text using the style will look like.
    Sounds like you'd prefer to turn that off and choose a different display style.
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    TheOtherRoland reacted to loukash in File Crashing - text box related?   
    Yup:
    Might be a font issue as well.
     
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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Left and right margin values switched   
    Going to give it a try. Thanks.
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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from Aleksandar Kovač in Left and right margin values switched   
    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.
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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from lexislav in Full-paragraph type composition   
    Experiencing NDE...floating near the ceiling...
    "Clear!"
    [[[[*BUMP*]]]]
    +1
    (Don't worry, little thread. You will not die on my watch.)
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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from Wolf Wallis in 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")

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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from toutou123 in 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")

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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from occasionalpiece in Affinity Publisher Release discussion (split)   
    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.
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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from furtonb in 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")

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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from stokerg in 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")

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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from Arte in 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. Haha
    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from Steps in 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")

  15. Haha
    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from fde101 in 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")

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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from KarenT in 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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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Testing Affinity Publisher (Mac) Auto-Update   
    Worked here, too. First startup, the app crashed. But then it started fine. Maybe just a glitch.
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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from A_B_C in Master Pages - two issues (to start)   
    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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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from SDLeary in 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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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from A_B_C in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.6 - Beta 12)   
    In Beta 11 I had reported getting an error message that I needed an authorized copy of AD to use the new Beta version. Oh no I don't, App Store!
    After some head-scratching I solved this by reluctantly uninstalling the authorized version of 1.55 — along with ALL of its associated system files — then reinstalling. I may be that Apple changed some aspect of their authorization scheme since I downloaded the 1.55 release - at least for OS X Lion. Or something was corrupted. Nonetheless, the Beta now works fine.
    Not sure if anyone else with an older Mac might run into this problem. Thought I'd mention it.
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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from A_B_C in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.6 - Beta 11)   
    That's the part I wanted to avoid - finding out what parameters/things I'd lose in the trade-off. Testing the BETA is not that important for me. More a pleasant distraction to feed my curiosity. But I might persist because I don't like unanswered mysteries.
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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.6 - Beta 11)   
    I know. It's just that I did check all possibilities, afaik, before bothering to post. I guess people can't read my mind and realize that I have done my homework.
     
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    TheOtherRoland got a reaction from Chris B in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5.2 - Beta 3)   
    Thanks, Chris. In reading the beta release notes, I didn't think that "Resolved Font enumeration crashes at startup..." was describing my font selection/scrolling issue, so I thought I'd mention it, just in case. I really like using AD and am looking forward to more great things in the future. :)
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