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    Problem with text frames

    I'm also having problems with text frames using latest version 1.7.0 on Windows 10. Text frames don't show although they are there to be typed into, but handles etc for text flow aren't visible / available. Also wonder if it could be possible to just type on a page and have automatic text flow to the next page, as in a word processor, without the need to introduce a text frame always?
  2. Thanks for the reply mykee. I appreciate that this is correct advice in the circumstances. It's just that I have always used the menu bar for access to spelling options in word processors / desktop publishers and it seems an unusual feature to omit in a program which is likely to be used for text. I also still think that a thesaurus would be very helpful.
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    Cannot edit text

    This seems to have been a problem when I ran the program for the first time. It seems OK now.
  4. Many thanks to both of you for the advice - my apologies for not appreciating what you were saying in the first place dutchshader. No problem now.
  5. Hi Dutchshader. Thanks for the reply and appreciate the advice. What I hadn't made clear was that I wanted to keep the guidelines on so that I can size the text frame to them. Hence it is frustrating when the frame tool switches to the guideline tool as I approach the guideline.
  6. I don't see how I can get the spell checking options onto the toolbar. Is there any intention to include a thesaurus - personally find such a facility extremely useful when working with text.
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    Cannot edit text

    I find that I can't highlight text although I am still effectively selecting and applying changes as normal - it just isn't highlighting the text to which the changes are to be made. Nor can I see the cursor - again I can place it and move it as normal. I just can't see it.
  8. The text frame tool switches to the guide line tool as it approaches a guide line. I can click out of the text frame and use the handles to resize the frame to fit the desired area within the guidelines, but I find it slightly irritating that I can't just create the text frame to the exact size I want without doing this.
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    Affinity Designer for Windows - 1.6.5

    I am having problems downloading the 1.6.5 Windows update as my security software is blocking the website being used for the update and will not allow me to authorise it. Looking at the website address I suspect that this is not unreasonable - I can't even highlight the whole address to copy it. Please advise me as to whether the problem lies with the address or my security software. Cropped screen capture of blocking message attached
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    Affinity Photo 1.5 has launched!

    Running Windows 10. The program looks very good indeed apart from regularly crashing. Generally the detected file-in progress recovery following Affinity re-start saves the day, though not always. I have found stability to be a general problem with Affinity Photo at the moment, but particularly noticeable when working with selections. Once resolved the program promises to be brilliant. It may also be worth noting that my initial loading of the paid-for version of the program was very disappointing, but the problem seemed to be related to having the Beta version already installed, which the new installation didn't detect. Having uninstalled both versions, and re-installed the paid-for version, it worked much better, just still crashing a little too regularly for comfort at present.