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MickRose

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    MickRose got a reaction from fde101 in Spread rescaling to include "Scale strokes" option   
    In the new beta 270, scaling a document in the spread setup seems to rescale strokes even if they haven't been set to rescale. That's sensible. Thanks. At some point in the future it would be good to have an option to not rescale.
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    MickRose got a reaction from Sean P in "Add" key joining shapes   
    Seems to happen in the release version as well. I'm surprised I hadn't noticed it before.
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    MickRose got a reaction from honiglachs in Problem with the size of the document - linked files   
    A lot of us have been confused by the terminology because we are used to the language of ID & Quark. Maybe  the word Linked should be replaced by Updateable and the word Linked only brought in when an image isn't actually stored in the document.
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    MickRose got a reaction from MikeW in Greys not grey   
    To be honest I've just realised the palettes can be edited and renamed. So I've now got a palette called "Greys K only" with all the grey values using just black. Easy when you know how.
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    MickRose got a reaction from Jonopen in Text frame fill and stroke opacity   
    I don't think you can set the opacity numerically in a text frame. I'd guess the devs just forgot so I would put that in as a feature request if I were you.
    I agree that your text frame fill looks wrong but I'm not getting that here. All my colours look the same. The colour next to the eyedropper is a different kind of thing & can be completely different. Maybe someone else can help.
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    MickRose got a reaction from Wosven in No more rotation of the document possible   
    Pages/spreads will sometimes have a mixture of text frames, some of which will have rotated and some not. A rotated view makes it easier to edit rotated text frames. The orientation of the page itself is not the issue.
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    MickRose got a reaction from Wosven in No more rotation of the document possible   
    Hi Sean P - I'd have thought the ability to rotate the view by 90 & 180 degrees is pretty useful for a page layout program. If that has been removed it's a shame.
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    MickRose got a reaction from Tom Schülke in Pages panel initial view   
    When I first open Publisher & create a 20 page document I get a grid view in the pages panel and "small"  is ticked in the Page options. The visible label on all the pages from 10 to 19 is the same. If I change the option to Medium or Large and then back to Small I get a linear view which is much more usable.

    If I change the Pages panel width I can get this.

    I think the Pages Panel needs a bit of work on it. But this a minor niggle on what's looking like great software.
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    MickRose got a reaction from Joachim_L in Please redesign change of table column width   
    That is indeed how APublisher tables work and I agree with you that it is not sensible. What you would need to do is use the Shift Mouseclick on the table header and the move the column. The strange thing is that table row height works the other way round.
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    MickRose got a reaction from StuartRc in Master Page and Layer Objects [1.7.0.227]   
    It seems to work okay here. You need to select the Master Layer, set it to Detached, and then you can hide or delete it. Actually I didn't realise you could drag items on to a Master Layer within a page. I'm not sure why you'd want to do that but maybe someone can find a good use for it.
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    MickRose got a reaction from 717 in New here I don’t know anything about graphic design programs   
    Why do you need anything to be transparent? If you are making posi film or making a cut out stencil I'd have thought the file you already have would be okay. But I've only got a tiny bit of screen printing know-how so please correct me if I'm wrong.
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    MickRose got a reaction from William Overington in Spot colour naming   
    Thanks for version 1.7.0.227. The new way of handling coloured greyscale images is excellent. The only issue I have is that when creating a Pantone swatch, the swatch name defaults to "Global Colour 1" or similar, rather than Pantone 032 (for example). This name can be changed at the time of making the spot colour. It can also be renamed after the spot colour has been made. But in the latter case the new name is not used when an image is exported to PDF - it just comes out tagged with the name before it was changed. If the spot colour was renamed whilst it was being made then the new name is honoured in the exported PDF.
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    MickRose got a reaction from Roland Dicke in New Assets   
    I can import an AI file into Apub, double click to open a new windows with the AI file shown as embedded, group it all, then Assets, Add from selection. Doesn't this work for you?
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    MickRose got a reaction from Chris26 in Placing TIF file with transparency problem   
    Hi Chris - done in Photoshop CS6

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    MickRose got a reaction from Mark Oehlschlager in Wrong layer concept for an layout application   
    I think Musiberti is right. The problem is that the Layer function seems to be part of the page, whereas it needs to be part of the document so changes can be made on multiple pages by single clicking  on the Layers panel. We need something like "Global" layers.
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    MickRose got a reaction from Chris_K in Show special text characters showing sometimes in PDF   
    Hi Chris_K - I've tried a few PDFs and special characters are displaying okay in all page box options. If the issue reappears I'll let you know.
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    MickRose got a reaction from Rabari in Why can't a PDF just be placed without option to edit?   
    Editing PDFs and placing/importing PDFs are two completely different things. If a customer provides a PDF which needs to be included as part of a new design then the ability to place and crop a page from a PDF file is pretty important. But this must be done as a pass through and NOT as a converted graphic. It needs to be 100% reliable and I hope Serif take this onboard.
    Having said that, the ability to convert a relatively simple PDF into a page layout program can be really useful at times. People sometimes bring me MS Publisher files to be tweaked and I'd much rather make a PDF and then edit it in AD or APub than use MS Publisher for that. Its horses for courses.
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    MickRose got a reaction from Arun Sarkar in Printing Error with certain font   
    Sorry - I hadn't installed the font properly. If I use 4 separate glyphs for the 4 corners it prints okay. What does cause the problem is if I reflect it about its vertical or horizontal axis. I think this is a known problem with the reflection tool.

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    MickRose got a reaction from Old Bruce in Font information   
    I'd like to see font kind info (TTF, Type 1, Open Type) in the Font Resources box and also in the dialogue box for opening files if there are missing fonts.
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    MickRose got a reaction from Wosven in Text Styles Settings   
    Object styles at the moment are a half-way house. They can be applied but not edited and updated. So if you have 100 objects with a certain style you can't easily change these objects. Hopefully this will be improved in some update.
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    MickRose got a reaction from walt.farrell in Numbered List Override Text Issue   
    Isn't it simpler to insert a zero width space before the first word to made bold? Then you can easily select the text to be changed without changing the number.

     

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    MickRose got a reaction from walt.farrell in Numbered List Override Text Issue   
    Isn't it simpler to insert a zero width space before the first word to made bold? Then you can easily select the text to be changed without changing the number.

     

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    MickRose got a reaction from walt.farrell in Numbered List Override Text Issue   
    Isn't it simpler to insert a zero width space before the first word to made bold? Then you can easily select the text to be changed without changing the number.

     

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    MickRose got a reaction from walt.farrell in Numbered List Override Text Issue   
    Isn't it simpler to insert a zero width space before the first word to made bold? Then you can easily select the text to be changed without changing the number.

     

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    MickRose got a reaction from Rich313 in Table fixed width/variable width option   
    If I insert a row in a table the following rows move down. That's fine. But if I insert a column then all the other columns shrink in size to leave the table width the same. I know this is intentional but I think it is not normal, so I'd like to have an option somewhere to allow the table width to increase so all the other columns don't change size.
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