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  1. I had cut a piece of text and stored it in a text box in the white area outside of the document. I kept getting messages when trying to export the document that one text box had an overflow -- so I checked every box IN THE DOCUMENT How was I to know that it was referring to a superfluous item that wasn't going to print anyway?
  2. Thanks - you are right I had checked everything on the spread menu but didn't think of looking at the pages menu as well Why are there two separate menus - couldn't they be merged into one?
  3. I wanted to print off some 6in x 4in photos. I set up the page as custom 6x4 landscape and added two pages and inserted the jpg files This is what happened Page two was twice the size and the image did not fill the page. After trying to fix this for some while, I went back to pageplus 9 where is was completed in a couple of minutes Is this a further bug in publisher?
  4. I am hoping that there is a way to add formulae in a table, but I haven't found it yet. Simple things like add, multiply for starters
  5. I am just transferring documents from Page Plus to Publisher. As pdf creates more work than justified, I have created the text boxes across the publisher document, and then cut and paste to populate the boxes. The text in the PP document is (say) Times New Roman, but if I paste, publisher converts it to arial. I cannot see anywhere to set and save the default that I wish to use in all the text boxes. What have I missed? How can I insert the text and have is formatted correctly?> CRG
  6. I am answering my own query Having read another post regarding the use of slant, I realised this would achieve what I want. I selected the text and applied a 15% slant and achieved what I wanted.
  7. I have just tried to create a document identical to one I use in PagePlus. In some ways it was easier, and in others not so - but I think that is largely down to the fact that I have used PP since V1 and I am used to that. Transferring a pdf file was a nightmare. In the end I created text files in the publisher page identical to those in PP and then copied and pasted the contents over. A much easier task. BUT I have some fonts where there is no italic ttf file available, and PP used to create the italic on the fly. It seems Publisher cannot / won't do that. Searching the Web cannot find an italic version. Is there any way I can create the italic font into Publisher Any ideas would be welcome CRG
  8. I decided to use an existing single page document created in page plus with logo, text frames, and display text. I converted to pdf and imported it. Boy what a mess! Several text boxes were converted to curves, so instead of one paragraph there were tens of curves. It has been stated that this is the best option to import page plus documents. RUBBISH! It was quicker to create matching text boxes etc, then copy and paste the actual text. It took a long time but less than trying to clear the mess created by importing a pdf file
  9. I use PagePlus X9 for place settings for banquets, using datamerge. Absolutely essential for me.
  10. An alternative to using pdf files, which can be problematical, is to go into write plus - select all, and then paste into a new text box in Publisher. OK you have to do it separately for each text box, but you get so much more control, and do not have to correct the errors in the pdf import Just a suggestion
  11. I am a long time user of Page Plus. I often have notices, where there are a number of text frames. Sometimes, I need to make some/all of them the same dimensions. I have not yet found that in Publisher. Is it there yet? Will it be there? Otherwise my initial tests have been very positive. I have a huge number of PPP files which I will need to move over, so I really hope there will be a conversion suite. My first attempts at moving pdf files have been OK, but they tend to create odd text frames including miscelaneous items on the page, which should in fact be separate text frames.
  12. Thank you so much I am still learning designer, and had built up the design as I developed the concept. By changing the grouping, I now have what I wanted. So I am very grateful. CRG
  13. Here is the file - no doubt I have put something where I shouldn't, so please advise kindly if I c***ed up. CRG 4449_ticket_2017.afdesign
  14. I have a design which I wanted to print. It didn't work, so I exported it as a pdf - same problem. I attach a screen dump of the publication and the pdf file which resulted. I am back to page plus for the time being CRG 4449 ticket 2017 .pdf
  15. I clicked on the links and all I got was an ad for the workbook which I already have. Cannot find the ezine anywhere
  16. and a good English sense of Humour as well. Pity he keeps spelling words wrong (sorry humor) CRG
  17. I really like designer, and for many items that I had previously used PagePlusX9, I am transferring them to AD. If I copy the text frame to AD, It often comes out as several items, and they are not text frames. If I create a text frame in AD and then copy and paste the text, it comes out as a different size and a different font. This is unfortunate. I really hope when APublisher comes out, the transfer will be easier. C R Goss
  18. I have Page Plus X9 (both 32 and 64 bit editions), having been a user of PP since version 1 The 64bit version cannot use Excel spreadsheets for its data source, whilst the 32 bit can. I use the spreadsheet to be able to visually place table plans which are then merged to provide menu/place setting cards. I cannot do that with the sdb serif databases. So Serif, please ensure that the Affinity Publisher 64 bit can use Excel spreadsheets. Thank you C R Goss
  19. Serif you may wish to amend the price as published on your website. By stating that the price is 29.99 including VAT at 5.00 you are laying yourselves wide open. As Exports to the Channel Islands are rated at zero%, you cannot arbitrarily amend the price to 29.99.
  20. I think HMRC would be very interested in Serif's interpretation of their rules - which clearly state 'The text in this box has the force of law'. Whilst in my case it is only £5, that is not the point. Serif are not applying the VAT rules according to the Law, and I cannot believe that they would open themselves up in this way. I want the product so will have to pay 29.99, but I would not be surprised if HMRC come knocking on Serif's door! CRG
  21. HMRC Published VAT rules 2.1 What is meant by VAT zero-rating? A zero-rated VAT supply is one which is subject to VAT but where the VAT is at 0%. 2.2 Why does zero-rating apply to exports? VAT is a tax levied on goods and services consumed in the EC. When goods are exported they are ‘consumed’ outside the EC and to impose VAT on such goods would be contrary to the purpose of the tax. Therefore, the supply of exported goods is zero-rated provided certain conditions are met. 2.4 What is meant by ‘an overseas person’? This means a person or company who is not resident in the UK or has no business establishment in the UK from which taxable supplies are made, or is an overseas authority. 2.7 Which countries are part of the UK for VAT purposes? The UK consists of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the waters within twelve nautical miles of their coastlines. Although the Isle of Man has its own VAT authority, sales to the Isle of Man are treated as any other sale within the UK. The Channel Islands are part of the Customs territory of the EC, but are outside the EC, including the UK, for fiscal (VAT) purposes. Supplies of goods sent to the Channel Islands are regarded as exports for VAT purposes and may be zero-rated if the conditions set out in paragraph 3.3 or 3.4 are met. See paragraph 7.12 for information about evidence of export of goods to the Channel Islands. I don't think the rules can be any clearer - so why are Serif (and Apple Mac) flouting the UK Government rules? I am ready to buy right now at 24.99........... C R Goss
  22. Dear Patrick There is a fundamental situation here. You should NOT be paying the VAT to the government on non-UK orders. You should charge it at ZERO VAT and I pay the net amount. Simple. I have copied the VAT rules to your sales dept. The 20% discount is a red herring. I am still paying you the same amount as you are getting on UK orders except on those you are paying £5 to HMRC. You DO NOT HAVE TO PAY IT ON NON-UK ORDERS. Therefore you should only charge me £24.99 and you receive all of it, instead of charging £29.99 and paying £5 in tax - net result £24.99. I am not in the UK and do not pay tax to the UK. Kindest regards C R Goss
  23. No that hasn't changed. The UK has specific VAT rules that covers the Channel Islands etc, and the sales should be charged at zero tax CRG
  24. I have been a user of pageplus since version 1 and also use draw plus, photoplus, impactplus, movieplus - yes I am a Serif fan. I have been offered Designer at £29.99 which includes VAT. I live in Jersey - not in the UK or Europe so no VAT. But attempts to get it at the correct price of £24.99 are meeting with zero response. Come on Serif - you have always charged me net of VAT in the past - why the change CRG
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