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Mr Lucky

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  1. Thanks, everyone - I had suspected as much having experimented and poked around everywhere I could
  2. One more question...Can anyone please tell me whether, after converting a circle to a text frame, can I edit that text frame to be a different shape, e.f.g triangle or round cornered rectangle, thanks
  3. The client is a non-profit community association. I am helping them pro bono. If there were no alternatives I would go cap in hand and ask for expenses. But knowing they rely on donations and are doing good work in the community I would prefer not to eat into that if there is a viable alternative. I am very grateful for all the suggestions - whether I use them or not in this project I have learned a lot. But my preference for this job which I would prefer not to even charge expenses for is the text frame background. I am used to Photo and Designer but this was a revelation as I have only just got publisher. My time for professional work is charged at £45 - £75 p.h. (depending on whether it is music production or artwork or whether royalties are involved). I would never bill a client for faffing around or, as I prefer to call it, research unless it was specific to a particular job only and they new in advance I would need to do it so giving them the opportunity to compare a realistic quote withe somebody else - who may already know everything they needed. So I might say "this work will cost £300 but is not my specialist field. I have to charge that for my time and studio, but you may well find a specialist in putting numbers on maps for a lot less"
  4. Great thanks. I tried it and works well, except I'd prefer if it kept the centre the same but I can easily workaround by moving them slightly altogether afterwards. Only problem is that it seems to only work randomly, sometimes it works, other times it doesn't and they all move apart.🤫
  5. Suppose I have mutiple objects and want to rezise them while each one retains its postion. I know I can do this by shift clicking or selecting in the layer, but this creates a box that contains all the objects. If grab a corner of the box I can resize them, but it resizes the entire selected area, so as they resize they move apart as their positions are relative the the overall selection. In other words they do not stay where they were relative to the canvas. Please can someone explain how to resize but keep them in position, thanks. Screen Recording 2020-02-13 at 14.08.21.mov
  6. The client is a non-profit community association. I am helping them pro bono. If there were no alternatives I would ask for expenses. But knowing they rely on kind donations and are doing good work in the community I would prefer not to eat into their funds if there is a viable alternative. I am very grateful for all the suggestions - whether I use them or not in this project I have learned a lot. But my preference for this job which I would prefer not to even charge expenses for is the text frame background. I am used to Photo and Designer but editable text frames was a revelation as I have only just got publisher. Plus I am learning about symbols which is good. My time for professional work is normally charged at £45 - £75 p.h. (depending on whether it is music production or artwork or whether royalties are involved). I would never bill a client for faffing around or, as I prefer to call it, research unless it was specific to a particular job only and they new in advance I would need to do it so giving them the opportunity to compare a realistic quote withe somebody else - who may already know everything they needed. So I might say "this work will cost £300 but is not my specialist field. I have to charge that for my time and studio, but you may well find a specialist in putting numbers on maps for a lot less" But many thanks for your suggestion about the font, I may well want it one day - looks like a very worthwhile $19
  7. That's what I've been doing, I know I sound like I'm too lazy to switch back and forth!
  8. Yes I get that but I don't see how to view the text frame studio so I can edit the text frame, e.g. change the background colour
  9. Ok this looks good. Does it only work with Publisher? I can only find text frame in studio on Publisher - doesn't seem to be available in Designer or Photo
  10. This sounds good, another thing to try. My concern would be they may not all be the same size, ie grow or shrink depending on the size of the number?
  11. Aha, I can see a very slight change if I get very close to the screen! Thanks.
  12. No, I don't mean nothing happens on the drawing when I press tyhe sync button, I mean nothing happens on the button to let me know it is on or off.
  13. This seems great, but nothing happens when I click on sync so I don't know how to disable it. Also how do I chamnge the number? If I click on it and type 30, it seems to make it transparent 30%
  14. Really nice, and going to be great for others but one small problem for this project is the number remains transparent and I just found I need to use an arial photo, so there is a problem because the background showing through the transparent number is some times not enough contrast On the above map with constant beige houses as background to the number it's great though and I will be doing some of those in the future.
  15. I have a map and I want to add numbers to the houses. Ideal each number has an ellipse filled background or stroke So currently I add an ellipse, then the number and then group those two things (so I can easily move them as one) But is there a quicker way, e.g. so the text itself can have definable background.
  16. I'm not sure how relevant that is to discuss what other software does or doesn't do when it comes to useability (Yes, it was me in the first place who mentioned other software respecting people's finder preferences). But for example in Logic Pro X when working in the piano roll I can choose light or dark there for the background and dark is my preference there, but the finder opens in light mode because that is my preference when browsing the files in my computer. Two very different things - people may not like dark mode on the computer but the do in the software due to what it is they are seeing in the software interface and the contrast (or lack of it) they may want when working. Anyway, I am not alone it seems quite a few people agree this is not good (including moderator who offered to discuss with devs.
  17. There must be a way, other software works as it should, ie respecting that you may not want dark mode.
  18. I only said that as I could understand how you would do it using strokes by having multiple frames/rectangles nested etc. I was just wondering if there was a less fiddly and more straightforward way , e.g a "library" of preset frames.
  19. Apart from using a stroke, is there a way to get different borders for text boxes? e.g. double or triple lines, dotted, artistic etc. Thanks
  20. But the left indent was .64, it seems to automatically be the same once you hit return. But then the video said to reduce to 0 so I did
  21. That looked great until it suddenly got very complicated. I got the glyph browser, but mine had different things under geometric shapes, only a very small bullet or a very large one. Not thew Glyph 322 shown in the video Anyway moving on , so I choose the large one Next bit Idon't understand "value equivalent to tab stop, he adds 0.64 --- why 0.64? Anyway I did that Added tab reduce 1st line indent but I get this and only line one is indented
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