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  1. Just for reference: The official version 1.8.2.620 again crashes at trying to load the document.
  2. Done. I copied the fonts that Publisher shows in its font manager. You probably have 'Symbol' and 'Wingdings' already installed, anyway. The rest should be either bought, self-made or both... And: If you write 'to investigate the layout issues', does that mean that the document can now be loaded without crashing, so that you are able to detect 'layout issues'? With best regards, Andreas Weidner
  3. Done. Inside the ZIP file, you'll find EAGLEInANutshell.afpub (plus hopefully all necessary images), which I'm in the process of updating from an old InDesign document (not imported as IDML, but newly created from scratch and using copy-and-paste) to a new version with Affinity (currently, Affinity is still missing some functionality). The corresponding PDF file was created with version 1.7.3.481 and shows how the document should look like. The document gets messier the farther one gets to its end, and for the time being, I did not include the fonts, so please don't get a shock when seeing it. If for some reason, you need the fonts, I can also provide them via DropBox (would that be the same link, or a different one?). With best regards, Andreas Weidner PS: Even in the PDF file, the main font looks rather strange. This is due to extremely bad kerning of that font, which I'm also in the process of updating...
  4. A rather complex document (50 pages, several linked images, lots of pins, table of contents, index) created with Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 just refuses to work properly with any later version: The beta versions 1.8.x prior to the official version 1.8.0 are able to load the document nicely, but always crash reliably on trying to either update the table of contents, or doing a preflight check. The official version 1.8.0 utterly fails to load the document, and always crashes reliably when trying to load it. The new beta version 1.8.2.619 reverts to the 'old' behaviour: It can read the document, but always crashes on updating the table of contents or doing a preflight check. Therefore, I reverted to the old version 1.7.3.481 again, ignored the current official one, and stopped using Publisher for the time being (which is sad), until a bug fix is available... Since the problematic document is currently not for public distribution, it would be useful to get the possibility for a private upload or something - thanks. With best regards, Andreas Weidner
  5. Please ignore the above post. The issue already seems to be corrected in the current beta (I should have checked that before posting). Andreas Weidner
  6. In the German Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 (Windows), underscores in file names are not correctly shown in the Resource Manager: Instead of showing the underscore as a separate character, the character following the underscore is underlined (as is usually the case with keyboard shortcuts). Andreas Weidner
  7. Well... Of course you could reduce the abbreviations list, but that would still leave the bug that some character combinations might be capitalised that do not appear at the beginning of sentences. The above auto-correction should only capitalise words that really do appear at the beginning of a sentence, but not elsewhere. Andreas Weidner
  8. This is quite probably by design, but I still call it a bug, because it represents a painful user interface: Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 (Windows) is loaded with a long table of words to auto-correct in various languages. A few 'words' are useful, like '(c)', '1/2' or 'mm2', but the overwhelming majority is rather useless. Trying to auto-correct every typo that might possibly happen is not such a good idea. Therefore, I want to get rid of 95% of that list. Unfortunately, it's impossible to select more than one entry at the same time, neither the Add nor the Delete button seems to have any keyboard shortcut, and after selecting an entry by clicking on it, and clicking Delete, the selection does not move up or down, but just disappears. This means that I have to click hundreds of times to get rid of most of that list. It would be much nicer if the above three things were implemented (multi-selection, button shortcuts, selection moving). Additionally, the same behaviour could be implemented for the other lists of the Settings dialog (abbreviations, title exceptions). Andreas Weidner
  9. The German Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 for Windows, when used in conjunction with German language text, behaves as follows when using auto-correction: When the option Capitalise the first character of sentences is switched on, the character combinations 'fr.', 'sa.' and 'so.' are capitalised anywhere in the sentence (into 'Fr.', 'Sa.' and 'So.'). The first two are not so problematic, because words like that don't exist in German, but the latter is a valid word that can end a sentence. E.g., the correct sentence 'Das ist so.' (which translates into 'That's so.') is auto-corrected into 'Das ist So.', which is not correct. It might be that this is due to the above three combinations being abbreviations of some German days of the week, but the others ('Mo.', 'Di.', 'Mi.' and 'Do.') do not behave that way. When the option Capitalise the first character of sentences is switched on, the character combination 'apostrophe + lower-case s + dot' ('s.) is auto-corrected into 'apostrophe + upper-case s + dot' ('S.). Independent of the fact that this combination is very rare in German (as opposed to English), the auto-corrected result is never used in German. When switching to British English, no correction is done (which is wonderful and should also be the case for German). Both of the above corrections are wrong, anyway, but they also do their corrections at a place that is not the first character of any sentence, which seems to be additionally out of place here. Andreas Weidner
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. This of course would be the best possibility: Everybody could get their own wonderful settings... Andreas Weidner
  14. 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
  15. 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
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