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  1. True, Jutoh does a fine job in importing from Word. However, you should lookout for "direct" formatting, which you easily can find when there is a "+" sign in the style name. I found out the hard way, that direct styles can cause a lot of havoc. Because in my books, it was caused when I formatted word of text in for example bold. I created a character style and then replaced those instances with that style. Nevertheless, it took me a lot of time to correct. That is the reason that I do all the formatting in Jutoh and just import the plain text without any formatting. I use some markers like "###" to mark chapters. I find this an interesting conversation. Chris
  2. I am using Jutoh to create ebooks in epub and Kindle format. You can't have the same layout in an epub or Kindle ebook as in your printed publication. Also the size of your images is very important in epubs end Kindles. For an ebook read on an ereader, it needs to be reflowable. Even Microsoft Word does not a good job. Maybe you should considering separating your text from the graphics and use the nuclear method to remove all styling. Then you can import that file into a dedicated epub/Kindle ebook creation tool like Jutoh. You create your character and paragraph styles (don't use direct formatting because it can cause unpredictable results) and reformat your book. I think this will give you the best results. However, this is a lot of work especially when you are planning for future releases or additions to your book. On this moment, Affinity Publisher is not the right tool for creating ebooks other than PDF.
  3. You can export your document as PDF, which you will find in "File" -->"Export...". However, I use Foxit PhantomPDF by using the "Print" command and then selecting the PhantomPDF printer. The advantage of this method is that you can modify the resulting PDF and fine tune it.
  4. Hi Thomaso, Thank you so much for your long and clear explanation which I appreciate so much. Please, accept my apology for replying so late but for some reason, I did not notice your reply. Honestly, there is no excuse and believe me, I do appreciate your help so much. A few weeks ago I ordered the Publisher Workbook and will follow the tutorials to learn more about Publisher. I had to finish the particular project fast with a tight deadline, so I assumed too much. Thank you again for your useful advice. Wish you a nice day and all the best. Chris
  5. Remember, that Publisher is fairly new on the market and I agree with you, it has its limitations. But it is improving I am sure. I agree with the others, using masterpages will solve your problem. It is very important to understand how masterpages work. So I should start there. Publisher is a layout application, not a wordprocessor. This is a very important difference because when you set or change margins in a wordprocessor, your text into that section or page range is affected. In layout applications, if you have a visible margin it is only for visualising them, they do not affect your text when changing them. A few months ago I experimented with Publisher but decided to temporarily change to another layout application because it had some glitches. Nevertheless, don't dismiss Publisher because it will become better.
  6. When I try to upgrade from 1.8.5 to 1.8.6 it is asking to fix or uninstall. I choose fix after which the installer is fixing. However, when I try to use Publisher it crashes after placing an Artistic text and type its contents. Without a warning, Publisher closes unexpectedly. I will wait until the 1.9 version. Chris
  7. I also pre-ordered mine. I have the Designer and Photo workbook and they are both excellent!
  8. There are different font installed on your girlfriend's computer than yours. If you want the same fonts, you have to download and install them. Not a big deal, search Google fonts to download and install them. Hope this helps.
  9. Hello Thomaso, Thank you so much for your detailed and clear explanation which helped me greatly in understanding the Publisher way of handling styles. I expected that the "BaseStyle" I created, would have left the values I did not change to 0 even when it was based unintentionally on "No Style". When I am using CSS, the first thing I do is a CSS-reset. Then from there on, I start defining my own parameters for the tags I use. With the "BaseStyle" it was my intention to do kind of the same but I failed because one parameter (space after in paragraphs) was still set by the "No Style" style. Without your detailed explanation I would succeed in getting it right, however without truly understanding what I am doing. Now I see and understand where my thinking was wrong. Whatever application I use, I always have a "basestyle" where all my other styles are based on. I only put the common used formatting in that "basestyle". Then I move on with styles like "intro's" or "bodies" where I only change those values which need to be different. I will create a document with a "BaseStyle" present, which put all values to "0" or the standard values I use most. Then I will import this "BaseStyle" with every document I create. In this way, I know for sure which values I have to set or change. Thank you again for helping me. Wish you a very nice day and all the best. Chris
  10. Thank you Walt Farrell and Thomaso, I appreciate your input very much. I included the file but it seems to get lost after edit. I do not know what I did. To be fair, I include the document with this reply again. But Thomaso is correct, it was the spacing after a paragraph inside the paragraph tab which was responsible. It was set to 12pt but I did not set that value. Affinity Publisher for some reason put the value of that field to 12. Something else which puzzles me is that in the paragraph styles I used that value was 0. Still Publisher took the value of 12 from the paragraph tab instead of those values specified in the text styles. I taught a defined style has precedence over those values in the paragraph tab. Clearly not. My advice is if you experience such kind of strange things, look into the tab panels to check the values there. In my case, it was the paragraph tab but I can imagine that the same can happen with the character tab. Wish you both a very nice day and all the best! Chris 202011_01.afpub
  11. Hi everybody, Can you please help me with the following problem in Affinity Publisher for Windows? I have a text frame and a text baseline grid of 18 pt. Leading is also 18 pt and there is no space between two paragraphs. All the text is aligned to the baseline grid. The text is nicely in register with the baseline. However, I have an intro line and then the accompanion introducing the content of the text below it. So intro text and the text directly below are separate paragraphs. There is always an empty line in between. It is like the intro text is too big, but it is not. The intro text is the same height as the other text. I am searching for hours now to find what I do wrong but I cannot find it. I attach the file with this post so you can see. Please, can you tell me what is going wrong here? I will appreciate your help very much because I am completely stuck. Thank you in advance. Chris
  12. Publisher does not create epub's so cannot be used to create reflowable ebooks. If it is your intend to create PDF's, it is fine.
  13. You can shoot yourself or you can export your .ppp files to PDF or you can download the PagePlus setup file again. But as I understand it, you do no longer have the PagePlus setup file and license key. If I remember correctly, your license keys are in your Serif account. I think you can also download PagePlus from your account but here it is possible I am mixing things up. However, if you cannot download from your account, contact Serif and I am sure they will find a way so you can install PagePlus again. I searched and found two links for getting your legacy downloads and license keys : For your product key : https://www.serif.com/legacy/product-keys/ For your downloads : https://www.serif.com/legacy/downloads/ and older ones are here https://community.serif.com/forum/customer-services/4872/downloading-legacy-products Serif was very clear from the very beginning, that those legacy software would not (never) be supported. I agree that this can be a very big problem but it is what it is and we have to accept that. In my opinion keep working with those legacy software is asking for trouble. I wish there was a magic formula but I am afraid there is none. Keep an open mind and look for ways around the problem. Chris
  14. Personally, I have no problems with the icons in the Affinity applications. Maybe wearing glasses for reading can help solving the problem for those having difficulty? Bigger icons mean less space for your work area. I use a HDMI 28" monitor with its resolution twice as much as the graphics card in my laptop. If I compare the 15.6" screen with the external monitor, the latter is indeed nice to use because of the bigger work area. Also the dark theme is better and more relaxed to the eyes than the light one. When I see the user interface in the Affinity applications, if those icons get bigger, how much working space will be sacrificed? Especially on laptops this will become problematic. Chris
  15. This is indeed a Windows issue. When I want to remove a program, I have a lot of problems because Windows is refusing. What I do is restart again and when asked, agree with forcing a restart. After that I can remove the remaining files. Serif has nothing to do with your problem. You should turn to Microsoft. I agree that your behaviour here is very rude and I wonder if you would talk face to face if you will say the same. If I where you, I would apologize for the very strong wording.
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