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    Hyphenation bug with slash?

    This not only happens with a slash, but also with other characters. The German Publisher 1.7.3.481 under Windows hyphenates also directly before bullets. The attached screenshots (never mind the bad justification and kerning) tells the reader of the original document which menu entries to select, and I decided to separate the menu levels with bullets. The strange hyphenation comes from Publisher. For the second image, I also tried the characters ¼®¥Φϖ☺ (instead of the bullet) just for fun, and each and every one of them makes the same hyphenation happen. Unfortunately, since standard hyphenation algorithms normally only look up the probability of hyphens between pairs of characters, and the above characters probably never appear in any pair list, I don't have any idea how to solve this. The problems with the slash should be solved somehow, though, because slashes appear rather often... Andreas Weidner
  2. This is what I meant with (3) above: This button should better be called Ausrichten to be consistent. I realised this problem exactly because suddenly, two groups with the same text appeared in the toolbar... Andreas Weidner
  3. The document where the problems mainly occur uses some fields in the master page's footer (author, savedate, filename, pagecount), and nowhere else. Publisher also crashed once when trying to open this document, but I also couldn't force that error again... Andreas Weidner
  4. This of course would be the best possibility: Everybody could get their own wonderful settings... Andreas Weidner
  5. Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.x seems to always display all defined text styles in its Text styles studio. This often makes styles show up there that I will never need again, e.g.: I define header and footer styles for the master pages, but after the master is defined, I don't need those styles anywhere else in the document. I define index and contents styles once to make things look nice, but will never use such styles myself outside the index or the table of contents. It would therefore be nice if the text style dialog would also support the hiding of text styles in the studio, so that this doesn't get cluttered up so quickly. Thanks. Andreas Weidner
  6. As a matter of fact, I liked InDesign up to version 5 and stopped using it after an update to 5.5, because it was extremely buggy and crashed around 50 times a day. But - and this was a good thing - it never, ever corrupted any of my files, even with the largest number of crashes I had in any program I've ever seen... Andreas Weidner
  7. The German Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 (Windows) makes it sometimes very difficult to select pinned objects (see video): The file contains a bit of text, a bitmap pinned as a character, a pinned text on top of it and two vector objects at the right. The vector objects can easily be selected via mouse clicks (0:00-0:08). Fine. With Alt+Click on the circle, Publisher nicely cycles through all objects at that position (0:08-0:20). Fine. When selecting the bitmap, Publisher changes the cursor to a black one, which apparently makes it possible to move the image like a character. Selecting the topmost text is not possible anymore, because clicks on the small text frame are now consistently ignored (0:20-0:30). Though this might be by design, I would find it more logical if a click on the topmost object would select it properly. Unfortunately, even Alt+Click on the topmost text frame (or even the bitmap itself) does not cycle through any objects anymore. The selection is thus stuck. The only possibility to get out of this sticky mode is to select something different, and then click on the topmost text again (0:30-end). It would be nice if at least Alt+Click would cycle through objects under these circumstances, and even better if a click on the topmost object would again select it as usual. Andreas Weidner PinSelection.mp4
  8. With the German Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 (Windows), as soon as I do lots of things to make pinned objects behave properly (mainly in a double-sided document with mirrored margins), I get random crashes: Publisher just vanishes without trace, without error message, without anything. And the reason why I sometimes have to do lots of things with pinned objects is that there seems to be a number of odd tweaks in the implementation that make pinned objects behave strangely or unexpectedly, so lots of fiddling is involved. Since this happens randomly and on more or less all files I tried, I cannot send you an example file, but just rant a bit. Documents without pinned objects don't regularly produce crashes (as far as I remember). Andreas Weidner
  9. Aha. Then I don't understand that button at all: This button seems to be the only possibility to make the 8 circle handles around an object (meaning adjustable) to change into crosses (meaning non-adjustable). This is not a global setting, but one that is defined for each pinned object, because an object that I define as adustable stays adjustable (circled), and a non-adjustable one also stays that way (crossed). The only way I can understand this is that it is an object property. The eight handles around an object always appear to correctly reflect the current status of this object's adjustability, independent of the state of the checkbox. It's just that the state of the checkbox does not reflect any selected object, which sometimes makes it necessary to change the checkbox twice in order to change the object's state. But anyway: This property is definitely not saved on disk, because after saving and loading, everything is adjustable again. This is all excruciatingly complicated and illogical for me. I suggest the following: If the adjustability should be a property (I would like that, as it can prevent accidental moving), please make the checkbox correctly reflect the selection, and save and load the property to file. If the adjustability should not be a property, please don't make objects keep their adjustability independent of the current state of the checkbox. Andreas Weidner
  10. Please don't remove that button - that's exactly the wrong direction! It would simply be wonderful to decently be able to edit embedded files (PagePlus could do this). Andreas Weidner
  11. Here it is. It uses several styles of a bought font called 'TheSans', which I may not post here. In case it's necessary please tell me how to send this privately. Andreas Weidner Test-Elektrotechnik.afpub
  12. Yes, that would also work nicely. Andreas Weidner
  13. Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 (Windows) contains the studio Isometric, which now enables the drawing of circles, rectangles, etc. distorted to fit inside the current view plane. Wonderful! For this. the most important setting is whether or not this drawing mode is switched on or not. Unfortunately, the buttons of the Isometric studio contain neither frame nor a sufficient amount of contrast, so that I myself cannot decipher the state easily (see screenshot). Please drastically enhance the visibility of these buttons - thanks. Andreas Weidner
  14. In the German Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 (Windows), the Pin studio does not correctly show each object's status for Manuelle Position schützen (I don't know how this might be called in English). See attached video: At 0:00, the selected frame shows crosses at its surrounding rectangle, but Manuelle Position schützen shows it is deactivated (which is wrong). Going through all other pinned objects (0:05-0:17) shows them with adjustable circles at their surrounding rectangles, and Manuelle Position schützen still shows they're deactivated (which is correct here). Clicking again on the first frame still shows Manuelle Position schützen as deactivated (which is wrong). Now deactivating Manuelle Position schützen manually (0:20-0:25) doesn't change anything for the frame, but at least now the state of the Pin studio is correct. Now clicking on all other pinned objects, the Pin studio shows Manuelle Position schützen as activated (which is right). It seems that the Pin studio doesn't correctly reflect the status of the selected object's Manuelle Position schützen, but just shows the state when the check box was last changed. Ideally, the check box state should be properly updated with each selection. Andreas Weidner PinProtection.mp4
  15. The German Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 (Windows) shows the attached window for inserting index marks. The combo box called Stil ignorieren (=Ignore style) seemed to be a complete mystery to me, because I couldn't think of any reason why styles should somehow be ignored. Fortunately, the help file came up with a different translation for this combo box: Stilkorrektur. Yes, please use this word in the dialog box instead, because the selected style should not be ignored, but used. Another possibility would be Verwendeter Stil (=Used style). Andreas Weidner
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