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  1. As regards (3), I find that if a click the row header arrow and select 'Insert Row', it does indeed add the new row above. However, if I ignore the header arrow and just right click on the row header the same menu pops up but this time if you select 'Insert Row' it inserts below the currently selected row! Of course, the operation should be clearly labelled as to whether inserting above or below.
  2. "Paste it from Excel to TextEdit and into Word and then into publisher is the only way this works." Or you could create a text frame in Publisher, paste into that, copy that text, highlight the table or the required cells (you need to do this), and then paste. Still a hassle but perhaps less so. Pasting directly into Publiser table does not seem to pick up tab as a delimiter - must be a bug.
  3. Does this work - copy Publisher table contents, paste into Word (Keep Source Formatting) and then select all and copy into Excel?
  4. You may be looking for something different, but have you tried from the menu 'View\Zoom\Zoom to Width' and then use the page control at bottom left (or Ctrl PgUp and PgDn - you can assign different if you wish) to page through each spread - no zig-zagging. You can scroll to zoom in and out.
  5. Ah, yes, understand now. Should have worked that out myself. Thanks for explaining.
  6. Sorry for being a bit dumb, but how can you tell it's a closed curve? Is there a test? When I look at the svg file, there is a path defined (not a shape). The start and end points seem different if you've converted to curves and delete the straight segments. Thanks
  7. Does using the pie shape have the same problems - ie not really the tool to create open\partial circles by deleting the two straight segments without potentially causing problems down the line? In the orginal post, for the red circle 'convert to pie' in context menu, adjust start and end angles, convert to curves break the straight segments using node tool and delete.
  8. or similiarly duplicate the yellow top layer select the bottom yellow and red layers and subtract Is this one of those threads where we see how many different ways you can achieve this? Should be interesting.
  9. Hi Tpdesigns, When you say, "For some reason, when you start a new document and you have a current document and you never saved... it's a goner", what you are perhaps missing is that when you have more than one document open they are on different tabs just above the ruler referenced as <untitled> until you save with a file name. Try clicking on the tabs when you create a new document when working on an existing document - you should be able switch between the two documents. It means you can load up multiple files and easily switch between them. When you close the programme, at least on Windows, it asks whether you want to save files that you have been created or amended but not yet saved so you shouldn't be losing anything. Hope that helps but sorry if I've misunderstood what the problem is.
  10. Publisher released version and Beta (1) Create a new document (2) create text layer and insert text (3) Keep 'Frame Text' tool live and 'Place' image (4) the image is automatically placed as a child of the text layer ie the normal 'Place' symbol does not become active (5) now try and move the image child layer or the image itself in the main view - I find it's not possible, although you can delete it or step back with undo The issue seems to be that if the text layer is selected AND you have the 'Frame Text' tool active' then when you go to the 'Place' command all types of documents are selectable. If you deselect the layer (click anywhere in the main window) or change to the 'Move' tool, keeping the text layer active, then the options in the 'Place command are limited to .txt (which seems to include docx and rtf files), which makes sense. However, in a workflow easy to create a text frame and then move straight to the 'Place' command, forgetting to deselect the text layer and keeping 'Frame Text' tool active. Regardless, you should of course be able to move the child layer to anywhere in the stack layer. Windows 10
  11. Assuming you don't have Photo and Designer installed (if you do you just need to use StudioLink to access a whole variety of pixel tools including brushes), you could create a mask as follows: (1) use pen tool to draw the area you wish to retain in the photo or just use a shape tool eg Rectanguar Tool. This will give a new layer. (2) fill with black, white or any other colour (doesn't seem to make a difference - a bug?) (3) right click and select 'mask to below'. Only the photo included within the shape will be revealed. (4) you can adjust the mask by right clicking, selecting 'edit mask' and then use node tools to amend nodes. Best to do this by releasing the mask so that the photo layer is also revealed and then remasking. (5) you can also move the mask around, just select the mast layer and use the move tool.
  12. 1. Create new document. No need to create text box. 2. Go to Text Styles panel and press button for new character style 3. On list on left ie Style, Character, Font etc, just press any on that list. 4. Now try to go back to Style at the top. You cannot. Cancel. 5. Now File/Close the document. Repeat steps (1) and (2) above. Now try to go to Style at top of list. It remains inaccessible. Sometimes doing the above the program crashes without warning, often when testing above using paragraph style. Doesn't seem to be a problem in .404 Windows 10
  13. If you just want a quick and dirty job then 'place' text with local character formatting, eg some words in italics, or underlined, or bold, then go to the text styles panel, right click on the style you want (which you may have created previously) and then pick "apply [text style name] to paragraphs and preserve local formatting". It does precisely that - applies the paragraph style but does not affect local character formating. Quick and dirty as although the character formating is retained, it is not a character style. If you want character traits to be character styles then it seems to me you will need to follow Old Bruce's advice.
  14. Wasp11b

    Text autoflow glitch

    Ah, yes, linking text frames on Master page seems to do the trick - perhaps. Then, Insert text (drag and drop) on first (right hand) page and autoflow works. Add double page spread. Insert text on left page - fills both left and right pages (because their linked?) Insert text on right page of double spread - instant crash - no warning but a bug report is made.
  15. Wasp11b

    Text autoflow glitch

    I can replicate this: (1) New document. On Master A double spread add a text box to left and a text box to right 2) on Pages panel, add say two or more double spreads. The text frames carry over from the master page. (3) Insert text on the first single (right-hand) page. Shift-click triangle to autoflow. The text only flows into right hand pages. (4) If undo so have blank pages again, and then double-click on the first double spread to make it active. (5) Insert text on the left side of the this double spread and then shift-click to autoflow - it only flows text on the left pages. This seems to be a problem when inserting text frames on the Master page. If you don't do this and only start by putting a text frame on a normal page, autoflow goes both left and right on double spreads. Hope this helps. Windows 10.