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Everything posted by Michail

  1. Isn't the integration of Regex (ECMAScript with Perl extensions) an indication of where the journey might lead?!
  2. Thanks for explaining, Sean. I understand: So I can't create a picture frame manually using the layers. That's not so bad, because I can always convert an image into a picture frame. I was also interested in whether these special frame properties become attributes of the image when an image is placed. Because if I take an image out of the frame using the layer panel and drag it into another frame, it will also work manually without any problems. An image that used to be in a picture frame seems to have different (additional) properties than an image placed without a picture frame. Is this impression correct?
  3. There is obviously a difference whether I place an image in a frame or whether I manually create a cut mask from a frame and an image. See attached file. In the left frame I placed the image directly. The image layer shows a frame symbol. On the right I cropped the image using the layer panel. The cropping works, but the frame seems to exist separately. Now comes the amazing thing: When I sapparate the left image and the frame again, I can manually create a cut mask afterwards (also with other image frames). The left image must contain information (even outside the frame) that the right image doesn't have. But I can't see the difference between the two pictures. I don't know if this is intended. The layers are in the same state in both cases. Nevertheless, it is a difference. This may make the work more difficult if several images belong to such a cut mask group. picture frame.afpub
  4. Oh, a new function! Have I missed anything??? This is because Affinity Publisher is not an image editing program, but is intended for publishing. The counterpart to Photoshop is Affinity Photo.
  5. Either you drag the layer to be masked so that it appears offset. Or you click on the button "Insert into selection" in the toolbar before creating the layer to be masked. S u p p l e m e n t : If you want to work directly in a mask, you use a layer mask . For example, to create a history mask. Possibly there will be further possibilities of editing a layer mask, if the other personas are implemented. But I can only guess at that at the moment.
  6. Why don't you just convert the image into a picture frame after inserting it (right click -> "Convert to picture frame")?!
  7. "Place Image" Tool in the toolbar or "replace image" in the context bar
  8. If I want to remove text styles, I have the following two options, among others: In the Text Styles panel, I select "[No Style]". The text will be reset to the default formatting. I select the command "Separate paragraphs from '...'" from the options menu of the Text Styles panel. This command does the same as number 1. But actually the text should keep its formatting. Instead, the text is also reset to the default formatting. So both variants do exactly the same.
  9. With the help of the "text wrap" it is only possible to adjust a path manually. In InDesign, I often use the transparency information of the image (alpha channels) to let the text flow directly around an extracted object. This doesn't seem to be possible in APub. Do the developers plan to implement this functionality for psd- and afphoto-files? U p d a t e - an example (use of an alpha channel):
  10. APub crashes when I want to create a group style . The program stays open and freezes. It happens reliably every time (Windows).
  11. Please note: I am using a German version and have translated the command with my words. For you I have now temporarily set the program to English. But the meaning should be the same.
  12. You can only see this option if either text is selected or the text cursor is in a paragraph.
  13. If I want to import text styles from another APub document, the program crashes. The import dialog box appears for a moment, then the program closes without a message.
  14. I have the impression that the autocorrection does not work for words with special characters and umlauts. Possibly this is only the case in the German version?!
  15. That's what I'm talking about. So it doesn't work for you either. I mean "autocorrect," not "spell-check as you type." It's about the correction table (Edit/Settings -> Autocorrect). For me, the number "2019" is also marked as an error, which is wrong. It looks like every number with more than two digits is marked as wrong. So we discovered two errors altogether! Together we are strong
  16. Thank you, @Joachim_L. I'm sorry I missed that. It works with @Joachim_L's workaround. I suspect that this is not intended and that importing will also work with closed documents in the future. Maybe one can unite these two threads.
  17. So if you write the word "änlich", it will be replaced by the word "ähnlich". Right? On the other hand, it works for me with numbers: From 2/3 is made with me ½. That is quite strange!
  18. The "Spell check" command only makes sense to me with a shortcut. And I agree with @carl123: The menu commands should be reconsidered (not only for novices).
  19. When I create tab stops using the Text Ruler, there are two ways to arrange them vertically: I haven't figured out what the difference is yet. Does anyone know more? The help doesn't make me smarter either. Both variants are left-justified as standard.
  20. Thanks for the explanation, @Aammppaa! The (German) Help states that the upper tab stops are right-justified. Because the lower tab stops can also be right-aligned, it didn't make sense to me. You explained it well, and I think it's a very useful functionality
  21. It will be more a question of customs and taxes.
  22. I agree with you, especially since it's not limited to PNG. I am glad that it works at all. But if I hide all layers (except one) of a placed psd- or afphoto file in APub, I expect that the transparencies of this one layer will be recognized. Even better would be a popup menu in the Text Wrap dialog box, where you can select the appropriate alpha channel or a path. Finally, there may also be several transparent layers and/or several alpha channels.
  23. Thank you @dominik. I think I know now what's wrong here. APub apparently only recognizes transparency if there is only one layer. You unconsciously make sure of that by exporting the image to PNG. In multi-layer images, transparencies are not recognized. This is bad!
  24. No @dominik, that doesn't work with me unfortunately. Are you sure that you have not already created a break contour in APub? If necessary, press the "Reset break contour" button beforehand. Kannst Du das visualisieren oder das Dokument posten?
  25. Of course, that's the way to go. It's about the following things: If you already have selections and/or transparent areas in an image editing program, you don't have to do that again in APub. In an image editing program you usually have better possibilities to cut out objects. The transparency information is part of the image. They are available after each placement in the layout. However, if you make the path directly in the layout, this path is unique, and you may have to repeat the work several times.