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    Lenovo laptop with Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, Windows 10 Home. Former user of most Serif software from PagePlus 3.0 through PagePlus X9, now enjoying Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher.

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  1. NilsFinken

    Find Overflow Text

    Thanks for the explanation, fde101, you really nailed it! That also gave the here-and-now solution which is to reinstall a pin to the errant picture. A big thanks! Nils
  2. NilsFinken

    Find Overflow Text

    Or - as I have experienced on (too) many occasions: An item (usually a picture or a text box) is wrongly and discreetly sent to the master page without being visible or editable via the master page. It is only visible below a master page in the Pages panel. The only solution (until the bug is fixed!) is to right-click (on the Pages panel) on the Master page and chosing "Edit detached". The bug is still present in the latest Beta (...499), at least with documents originating in the retail version.
  3. You are right, Walt - again! Thanks.
  4. I may just add that the errant images can then be moved on top of the Master layer in the Layers panel. Very useful!
  5. Publisher Beta Shift +Mouse wheel does not move view sideways as in Version 1.7 , but zooms in/out just like Mouse wheel alone. The beta now takes Ctrl+Shift+Mouse wheel to pan left/right.
  6. NilsFinken

    Crop Marks Wont Show

    They will import fine if you open the pdf from Publisher - not insert or place in an existing Publisher document. Then you change the page size using File, Spread setup. The crop marks are even on a separate layer as is the trim.
  7. Thanks, Pauls! That solved my quandary. I did not know of the ability to edit detached - very useful!
  8. Publisher v. on Windows 10 Home, 64-bit. I am producing magazines, importing Word files and/or clean, unformatted text, inserting mainly .jpg files. On several occasions, an inserted or placed image will suddenly not be "reachable", instead being displayed as belonging to a master page. That means that I am no longer able to move, edit, crop, replace or even remove the image. The Layers panel displays the image as belonging to the master page where it should not be. I cannot delete or move it from the Layers panel. The master page itself seems unchanged and OK and does not contain the errant image. The trouble is that it seems to happen randomly even to other - but not all - single images than the one currently being worked on, forcing me to step back and lose any intermediate work done to my whole document. If I discover the problem in time... Here is a screenshot of how the image is shown (on the left) as if on a master page and in the Layers panel under Master page. Also, the text element shown under the image in the Layers panel is also errant as seen in the next screenshot. When opening the original .afpub file, please note that the bridge image on page 18 is an image placed on top of the offending image (my workaraound!) NytOmGammelt2019-04.afpub
  9. I respect that, Bob, and understand your frustration. However, I have worked professionally with software costing millions of dollars with major glitches that were never ironed out. I have worked with collegues on the same large Microsoft Word file using the same version of Word on the same network and time and time again seeing the formatting of the whole document messed up because of the software - not the users. I guess my age has taught me to get upset about other things in life... I have produced some very satisfactory magazines using Affinity Publisher - also experiencing annoying bugs along the way. But I am still happy!
  10. Few software companies that I have come across since 1986 work as hard as the Affinity team to resolve issues. So give them a chance to find solutions!
  11. NilsFinken

    Sheet of simple jigsaw pieces

    Excellent! Thanks for sharing! :-)
  12. Or - even easier- simply type in 2 mm, 4 mm or whatever instead of "0 px" shown below. It will automatically be translated into pt.
  13. NilsFinken

    Open Vector

    I have opened your vector file which looks fine. Exported as PDF which also looks perfect...
  14. That was new to me. Thank you, although I will be hoping for an even better solution...
  15. Unfortunately, the text insertion cursor is still all but invisible i Publisher.

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