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  1. Is there an easy way to move text or picture frames between pages of the same document? You can, of course, copy and paste, but with Publisher you could drag a frame onto the 'pages' side panel to move it or put it on the background outside the page boundaries which was then visible with each page. I have tried both these and they do not appear to work in Affinity. Possible functionality to add??
  2. Hi, I do understand that Publisher is still under development, and much of the new functionality is very welcome. My disappointment is that there was so much functionality in PagePlus that was there because users deemed it to be of high priority at the time, and it was this functionality that made PagePlus the best programme of its type out there. I know that PagePlus is still able to be used, but I am surprised that those things that made it stand out don't have a higher priority in the development of Publisher. I only hope that they do find their way into the programme at some point and don't just get lost. Richard
  3. It is such a shame that Serif spent so many years improving and adding functionality to Publisher and are not developing some of the most useful functionality for their new offering. Much as I like some of the new things that Affinity can do, I really do miss the basic things that it cannot do.
  4. My apologies. Word processor was not the correct terminology. What I would expect is to be able to edit text and tables within the application. At present the lack of table functionality means that they often need to be created in another application and then imported as a picture. With the integration of the other Affinity apps so that they can now be called from each other, it seems out of line with the implied aim of making this a complete package, to have to go to other apps for the more basic text/table functions. I would hope (in time) that I can go to AP and prepare all my content: text, images, tables, photos, in one package. I would hope, also in time, that this could include mail merge so that I can include variable fields tailored for each recipient. I wait to see.
  5. In my opinion, the lack of functionality within tables is the biggest drawback to moving over to use AP rather than PP. It is all very well introducing fancy graphic tools, but this is a really a word processor and should have all the tools for handling text and tables as well as useful add-ons for mail merge etc.
  6. I am having a lot of problems working with tables. 1) The cell borders do not show if frame stroke is set to none so it is difficult to see where you are in the table. It should be possible to show the cell outline without setting a frame stroke. 2) Sometimes when drag the column border to set the width manually, it goes to zero width and the programme crashes. 3) Copy and paste to multiple cells does not work. If I copy the contents of one cell and then select a number of cells and paste, the contents are only copied into the first selected cell. 4) There appears to be no way to 'autofill' cells. 5) The are no basic mathematical functions available. Please can someone spend a bit of time sorting tables out and adding a bit more basic functionality!!
  7. Thank you for that, I thought I might be missing something obvious. I will wait to see if it appears - at lest it is mentioned so hopefully it will get there. Unlike the use of formulae within tables, which is not mentioned at all ! Richard
  8. I have found in the help that there should be a Fill Cells option and a Quickfill option in tables, but I can't see them.
  9. It may be that I am missing something, but I cannot find any way to drag and fill in data in columns and rows. In most software where tables can be used there is a facility to select data within a cell (or cells) and then drag that down or across to duplicate the data in adjoining cell. Usually, if you enter say 1 in one cell and 2 in the cell below and then select those cells and drag them down the series will be continued for as long as you drag. Is this available in Affinity, it is in Pageplus.
  10. Hi In PagePlus there were a number of useful, if basic, image editing functions which were very useful for adjusting imported images. Particularly useful to me were the ability to set a particular colour as transparent, and a more recent addition, the Cut Out studio which I use a lot. Is there any plan to make these functions available in Affinity Publisher?
  11. Have tried copy and paste from PP table and highlighted more than one cell in AP but data still copied to one cell. I have also tried it from excel and that works fine. PP produces a tab delimited output when data is copied from a table, please can AP be set up to recognise tab as well as comma delimited data? R
  12. When copying data into tables from other applications such as PP, word or excel, all the data is placed into one cell rather than being distributed between cells as in the original. All other applications I use are able to place the data appropriately. Is this a 'feature' or am I doing something wrong? Hopefully it will be remedied. R
  13. My apologies if this has already been covered. In PP it is possible to split a table if it becomes to large for the space by using an arrow icon at the bottom the table. So far, APub, I have been unable to find a way of splitting tables that become too long. Does this feature exist in APub or am I looking in vain? R
  14. If I am going to have to recreate all my legacy documents I will certainly not be moving on to Affinity. Sorry. An import program should be an essential element of the new design if you want your existing customers to upgrade. Saving as pdf from x9 and importing chops up text into small portions and imports some as a non editable picture, especially for complex documents.
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