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  1. The only thing that keeps me using PagePlus and not switching to Publisher is that I need to edit text in a simpler form than a WISIWIG one. I sympathise with those who rely on a text editor in InDesign or any earlier DTP software, there is no better way of dealing with editing within the application, especially for long texts of many chapters. Individual stories may be seen in Writeplus as simple text, CTRL commands are so easy to move text around, edit and revise, without having all the links and the extras connected with showing text frames getting in the way. Please oh please supply us with this feature.
  2. I have found, after a great deal of error what my big problem with Publisher has been so I'm offering this as a help to all people in the same position as me. I have always used a Wacom graphic tablet (Intuos 4) for my desktop publishing, the stylus is a godsend as it stops my hand being cramped up by using the mouse all the time. The trouble has been that as the tablet is live and placed in front of me all the time I am working it can activate graphic functions on the PC without me being fully aware of it. Here I was being frustrated thinking that Publisher was acting up when all the time it was probably my own idle left arm was making decisions for me. Deepest apologies to Serif. I have just been putting a book together using Publisher without any problem at all. I thought I ought to make other graphic tablet users aware of this. John
  3. I know I always seem to be banging on about PagePlus but in many ways it contains brilliant new thinking about DTP which puts it streets ahead of InDesign. I mainly refer to the ability to customise one's workspace and even to save a variety of workspaces for specific purposes. It is possible to select custom icons for most drop down menu choices and incorparate these into the toolbar. One may design and use a personal toolbar and I find this very user friendly. If Publisher can incorporate this ability in the future I'm sure it will please many ex-PP users.
  4. As a previous user of PagePlus I do my best to adjust to the differences I find in Publisher but one thing really tries my patience and irritates. In Pageplus just the movement of the cursor ensures that the function automatically and every time, without fail, switches easily between Move and Text Entry modes as it enters or leaves a text frame or moves over a picture or drawn object. In Publisher the cursor does change from Move to Text entry cursor. Often only after you have cllicked again inside the text frame. To get it back to a Move cursor you must either click on the move icon or press V, even so this may only work if you leave the page and sometimes afterwards only if you tap again on the artboard. This breaks the workflow like nothing else.
  5. As there is a version of Publisher on iPad may I perhaps hope that there will be a version for the other many thousands of tablet enthusiasts, not to mention the many smartphone users, who run Android as an operating system. Somewhere in the future maybe. John
  6. I know that one can produce a booklet from scratch buit is it possible yet to import an A5 PDF into a publication that can be printed out as a four page booklet pleae? John
  7. Thanks Mick, that's solved it for me, well done. I'll get the hang of all this eventually I'm sure with the help of all you good people. John
  8. It 's what the title says, I thought I'd try doing what I do every month, produce a newsletter every month. The first page gave me this problem, I gather from the look of the box now that it is trying to give me the opportunity of making a mask to erase something perhaps, yet I have not gone to Photo. Asoon as I double clicked to change the move tool to the text tool, this happened. John Cannot enter text.afpub
  9. Having seen this in InDesign I am pleased that it is envisaged as a future feature in publisher. John
  10. This would be extremely valuable for me as I frequently have to design a cover for my books. I can do this fairly easily in PagePlus and would hope to do it even easier in Publisher. John
  11. I notice that one can sort the solumns or rows of tables into alphabetic order, is there any way that sorting may be applied to text in frames as it is in PagePlus? John
  12. I put these posts on the Requests forum and Walt said I should put it on the Bugs one, here are the three entries: 1. Are we soon going to get an assistant manager in Publisher as there is in Photo? It seems to keep on popping up as a cursor while I am dealing with text. John Walt then posted:There is an Assistant Manager if you're in the Designer or Photo Persona of Publisher, but none for the Publisher Persona. 2. In that case the cursor takes that shape, (a small empty circle) when it is seeking to initiate a mask layer. In earlier forms of Publisher Beta a dialogue opened asking if I wanted to use the Assistant, nowadays it doesn't seem to do that. It is tricky to produce a screenshot, as I move the cursor to do this it may change back to a text cursor. If it happens again I will use a camera to snap it and post it. Although it does not happen as frequently as it did, it is still very irritating when it does and I feel it should not happen at all, especially when I do not ask for a mask layer. 3. It took a long time but this is the process: I am highlighting areas of text and removing them using CTRL X it to paste them into another document.I do this several times. After some ten or more times the screen full of text blanks out. I get the cursor shown below. I had it the circle cursor showing at one point on top of the text, as soon as it was moved it showed a dialogue asking if I wanted to open up a mask layer, but I was too slow to use a camera to capture it. John
  13. Walt It took a long time but this is the process: I am highlighting areas of text and removing them using CTRL X it to paste them into another document. I do this several times. After some ten or more times the screen full of text blanks out. I get the cursor shown below. Attached is the file although it now seems to be completely blank.circle.afpub I had it the circle cursor showing at one point on top of the text, as soon as it was moved it showed a dialogue asking if I wanted to open up a mask layer, but I was too slow to use a camera to capture it. John
  14. In that case the cursor takes that shape, (a small empty circle) when it is seeking to initiate a mask layer. In earlier forms of Publisher Beta a dialogue opened asking if I wanted to use the Assistant, nowadays it doesn't seem to do that. It is tricky to produce a screenshot, as I move the cursor to do this it may change back to a text cursor. If it happens again I will use a camera to snap it and post it. Although it does not happen as frequently as it did, it is still very irritating when it does and I feel it should not happen at all, especially when I do not ask for a mask layer. John
  15. Are we soon going to get an assistant manager in Publisher as there is in Photo? It seems to keep on popping up as a cursor while I am dealing with text. John
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