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  1. I know what Wendover Man means about horizantal red line--in my document, those are the spelling prompts for some text I have on my main image.

    When I go to delete the artboard to the side of my main image (which, itself, is not an artboard), everything disappears except those little squiggly red lines.

    I opened up an artboard to create arrows with text, that I then used to label my main image.  I grouped all that together, but still can't seem to ditch that artboard.

    Any tips?  I'm using the latest version of Designer.

  2. Arrowheads!
    We have Arrowheads for Line Styles from Designer. The best place to report any issues is probably the Designer Beta Forum.


    I'M IN LOVE!!!  Thank you for arrows.  So far, they are fantastic!!

    On a more serious note, download went well: all my files opened just fine with this update, and things seem to be working smoothly.

  3. 6 hours ago, PMan said:

    Hi accassionalpiece

    I've tried loading documents right from first beta into latest beta ( and have not encountered any scrambling problem.
    1)  When you type up your document, do you use styles.  If you had set the main text to Body, for instance, then when you've loaded the file and the result is 'scrambled'  but you say that typing in v238  is ok, then try making a new text frame, set the style to Body, type some text, format it as you want, then select the text, and go to The Text Style tab, select Body  and click on the Update symbol 


    2) More drastically, have you tried resetting Publisher by holding down Control [CTRL] while it's booting until the reset screen appears. I normally leave the top 3 ticked before clicking on Clear, but you might have to reset text styles too  or completely reset by selecting Select All before Clear to give a completely factory default Publisher.  You will lose your recent files list but it might solve your problem


    I know you'r a Mac user and I'm on Windows but think it's worth considering unless experts tell you differently.


    Windows 10, Affinity Publisher Beta                      Affinity Designer Customer Beta                     Affinity Photo  Customer Beta


    All good things to try--thank you so much.  I figured I just had to wait until they were all done with their Betas before it would work.

    I appreciate your help.

  4. 7 hours ago, Sean P said:

    That's not a problem, if you could upload it to our internal Dropbox account using the link below that would be great, if you could also attach the font used that would also be really useful!

    Thank you!

    I uploaded it this morning, as well as a screenshot of what I see.

    Thanks for your help.  Sorry to bother you if it's nothing at all--

  5. 12 hours ago, Sean P said:

    Hi Occasionalpiece,

    Unfortunately without a document in a broken state there isn't much we can do to see what might have been going on. However if you do find it does happen again when you upgrade to the next Publisher, could you please attach a copy of the broken document prior to saving or editing in the newer beta. If this does happen then please bump this thread, I can also supply you a link to upload the Optima font as well should it be needed.


    Will do.

    I have a broken document from the previous iteration, but would rather send it privately. It lost its Master page in the transfer, and you can see all the font problems. But it is my work on my quilt pattern, and don't really want it out and about too much. 


  6. I only have the screen shots, as I went in to the document and fixed everything already.  I also went into the Character Panel, played around with Tracking and Kearning (I think this is a tracking problem), but to no avail, so I just manually changed everything.  I had to re-write the entire document on the last Beta upgrade, but was hoping this new one wouldn't do the shrinking-spaces business.

    Font is Optima. 

    Thank so much for trying to help.


  7. When creating a new document in PubBeta 238, all is well.

    If opening up a previously written document, it collapses the spacing in between words, forcing me to re-type much of the document.  When I type in new text, the spacing is double the normal.

    So...1) does that mean that any document brought forward from earlier versions is dead (or requires tons of re-writing), OR 2) this is just a glitch of Beta testing, OR 3) this is a legit concern? I don't like to bother the moderators with weird bits that aren't real bugs.  My apologies.  This happened to me on the earlier beta (moving up to the one before this) as well.

    Two images attached to illustrate. The first one is inside the document in PubBeta.  The strange spacing forces the squiggly red underline, as it should.  The second one shows what's going on when that text is pasted ("paste special" command, with "unformatted text" chosen).

    Any help would be appreciated, if it's not a bug. 

    Strange spacing_1.png

    Strange Spacing_2.png

  8. Just to say thanks.  I updated to newest Beta, and everything seems to be fine.

    I'll leave the more particular bugginess issues to the More Experienced Users, who are more familiar with what this program should do, but for a small-time user, it's working great.  I wrote up two of my quilt patterns, exported as PDF, and they are out in the world.

    One friend noted a quirk: Where the photo shows a big black area, there was a text chart (right above the label Row House Roofs).  She could see it fine on the screen, but when she tried to print, it was blacked out.  I updated in the newest Beta and re-sent; she said it worked.  I figured it was something odd that couldn't be reproduced in the previous Beta Version, but just thought I'd mention here.  

    Blacked out Text Box.jpg

  9. On 2/8/2019 at 7:35 PM, TheOtherRoland said:

    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.

    Hear! Hear!  The difficulty is in trying to test out Publisher, a document is created (and yes, I have some attachment to it).  If the builds aren't on auto-update, then there is no problem at all.  But when I went back in to work on a document after being away for two weeks, it was pretty much unworkable.  Still, I'm all in on this, so thank you for giving us the opportunity.

  10. Yes...attempted to do this, but I was too late.  The auto update took over and off it went.  

    Any way to re-instate that Master?  Can I recreate it, or should I make another document and copy/paste content over.

    Will it carry forward the attributes of the lost Master, and create all sorts of conflicts?

    Not despairing, simply wondering.

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