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  1. I'm new to Publisher. i was exploring how to hang a open quote mark in the margin in a 2 line display head. I went to Character>Optical Align>Type>Manual, as per the "help" page. I selected the first default, which seemed to be quote marks but it didn't have any effect on my selected type. In exploring the panel for a solution, I inadvertently made all 5 of the presets disappear! 1) How do I get those 5 default presets back? 2) How do I get the Hanging Punctuation to work? I read the "help" page for Optical Alignment over and over and I still can't figure it out. I use "Hanging Characters" settings in QXP all the time, but I just can't figure out how to do it in APub. Thanks ahead of time for the assistance. lettergothic
  2. Great! Good for you! I need help to find out what I'm doing wrong. thanks, lettergothic
  3. R C-R, Thanks for responding. It's not a dumb question. Thank you for asking. Unfortunately, for the sake me being able to solve this problem, the pixel layer is—and has been—selected when I hit "delete" . . . I attached the image in question to my original post—if that's of any help. Thanks, lettergothic
  4. RHKLN, Thanks for responding. The Layers Panel says it's a pixel layer. Thanks, lettergothic
  5. thanks for responding, Walt. The layer in question is a pixel layer. It's simply a 1 layer image that I opened in Af Photo. So, why can't I select the bg and delete it—like I can when I use the wand? thanks, lettergothic
  6. I want to eliminate the a black background bg. of an open book lying on a black ground, so I just have the irregular shape of the open book. I've successfully done this on about 6 of them just like this one, using the wand. I can't (or don't know how to) use the wand on this one because of the B+W image (bottom center) abutting the blk. bg. The wand selection enters the image and I can't seem to get the "wand-subtract" setting to eliminate the inadvertent selection of portions of the image. With the magnetic lasso, I can switch to manual mode right before the problem area, trace the edge of the page across the problem area manually and them resume "magnetic" right after the problem area. When I close the selection, I get the marching ants around the book spread. I choose "invert selection" to select the blk. bg. I hit "delete" (as I do, successfully, with the wand) and nothing happens—the bg is not deleted. How do I get the bg. of this magnetic wand selection to delete? How come the selected bg of the image does not delete with the lasso but does delete with the wand selection? thanks, lettergothic
  7. Callum, thanks very much for responding. I appreciate it. "...have the layer rasterised" — The image is a photograph on a black ground. It's already a bitmap when I open it in APhoto, no? One rasterizes vector images, no? There's only one layer. "...provide a screen recording" — I don't know how to do that but I do know how to use the "wand" and the "lasso". I've attached the image in question—an open book on a black bg. I want to eliminate the bg. so I just have the irregular shape of the book. I've successfully done this on about 6 of them just like this one. I can't (don't know how to) use the wand on this one because of the B+W image (bottom center) abutting the blk. bg. The wand selection enters the image and I can't seem to get the "wand-subtract" setting to eliminate the inadvertent selection of portions of the image. With the magnetic lasso, I can switch to manual mode right before the problem area, trace the edge of the page across the problem area manually (sort of :-/ ) and them resume "magnetic" right after the image. When I close the selection, I get the marching ants around the book spread. I choose "invert selection" to select the blk. bg. I hit "delete" (as I do, successfully, with the wand) and nothing happens—the bg is not deleted. How do I get the bg. to delete? Why is this different that the wand "delete"? Is there a technique with the wand—that I'm unaware of—that I could use to solve this? In the end, of course, I just want a fast, non-manual way of outlining the spread (pretty well) and ditching the bg. I can do it, except in this case, because the wand can't distinguish the blk. in the image from the blk. bg. Thanks very much. I really appreciate your help.
  8. Errka Petti, thanks for responding. I'm sorry but, unfortunately, I'm afraid that I don't understand your response . . . Could you please explain in more detail. thanks, lettergothic
  9. Because of black in an image abutting the black background—which I want to delete, I can't use the wand to select the black background. In situations where I can use the wand, however, I select the background, hit delete, black disappears and I've got the desired checkerboard. However, when I select the object w/the magnetic lasso, invert the selection and hit delete to get rid of the b'ground—nothing happens; it doesn't delete the black b'grnd. How come it doesn't delete the b'ground like the wand selection? How do I delete the b'ground with the lasso selection? Thanks again, as always. lettergothic
  10. Thanks all, for responding. I got it selected—with a single click on the first point. I can't explain why it wasn't working before. However, for whatever reason, all of my experiments confirmed that one click closes the lasso selection and produces marching ants. Two clicks—like it says at the bottom of the screen—causes the selection to disappear, every time (for me). A double click is a double click. I don't understand why it's returning the opposite of the stated result. Any ideas? Now I have another problem :-/ In this situation (because of black in the image abutting the black background—which I want to delete), I can't use the wand to select the black background. When I can use the wand, however, I select the background, hit delete, black disappears and I've got the checkerboard. However, when I select the object w/the mag. lasso, invert the selection and hit delete to get rid of the b'ground—nothing happens; it doesn't delete the black b'grnd. How come it doesn't work like the wand selection? How must I delete the b'ground with the lasso selection? Thanks again, as always. lettergothic
  11. Hi, When I've placed the last node before the starting node in a magnetic lasso selection, I move the crosshair to hover over the first point—expecting some sort of color-change that indicates that the selection is closed—but I get nothing, If I just pull the cross-hair off, it sets another point. If I click on the initial point, the selection disappears and can't be command-z'd or reselected—just gone! So, 1) How do I close the magnetic lasso selection and regain use of the cursor w/o setting more points with every move? 2) Can I edit point placement by clicking and dragging selection nodes after closing the selection? 2a) Can the nodes be "nudged" with finer control than possible with the mouse? How? I've experimented and can't figure it out. "Help" file is no help. Thanks, lettergothic
  12. Hi, I found it! It was hidden under a non-brush icon, the pixel tool. The article said to select a foreground as a replacement. I'm not trying to change something from red to green. I'm looking to get rid color-casted dirty white. If I select white, would that produce a blinding white which wouldn't match the rest of the relatively uncasted dirty white bg? thanks lettergothic
  13. Hi, In the "Help" article that you referenced, it referred to the Colour Replacement Brush Tool. I went through every brush tool on my toolbar and popped every triangle and I couldn't find any tool called a Colour Replacement Brush Tool. Where has it been hidden? thanks, lettergothic
  14. R C-R, Thanks for responding. It's set to "new". lettergothic
  15. v_kyr, Thanks for responding. One layer only; no other selections made. It's frustrating . . . Thanks, anyway, letttergothic
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