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  1. No, I did not have optical kerning turned on in InDesign. And it doesn't explain why TextMaker 2018 (not 2016) does such a great job, a program that is not know for excellent typography.
  2. Thanks, Gitta, interesting, so, do you think the font is wrong and needs to be mended? This is nothing an "ordinary" user can do. Word 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 displays it wrongly, too, so does LibreOffice.Writer and QuarkXPress 2018. InDesign CC 2019/2020, however, does a great job. Is it something the font vendor needs to fix or is it the app's fault? Kind regards Johann
  3. Palatino Linotype is a popular font, both on Macs and PCs. However, Publisher (and maybe all Affinity apps) don't seem to be able to unleash the full potential of this font as far as kerning is concerned. Look: 1.) Kerning is switched off 2.) Kerning is switched on (in German word processor TextMaker, but in InDesign CC 2019/2020, it looks exactly the same) -------------------- 3.) Kerning in Affinity Publisher, working only partially By the way: Word is not better than Publisher, nor is QuarkXPress 2018 or InDesign CS6.
  4. I have a two page document and scrolling on the last page seems to be inhibited, no matter whether by mouse wheel or scrollbar. Preview mode is on. If it is off, scrolling works. I'm using 1.8 on Windows 10.
  5. Definitely, but in Germany/Austria the opening one looks like this: » and this one « ist the closing guillement. In Switzerland they use it like in France, but with no spaces. Makes translation more complicated.
  6. Yes, this seems to be quite obvious.It's exactly the way I interpret the commands for double and single left/right quote. The left opening one is named first, the closing one after it. Maybe, but I would never think of it. So, I guess, it is pretty misleading. Well, this exactly what I criticize: the auto-correct setting should not give us a poor choice but allow us to choose the best kind of quotes. I'm a typesetter, in 9 out of 10 cases we choose »this kind of quotes«.
  7. But is is not a clever setting, limiting the type of quotes to the boring German ones, Pauls! In books we prefer »quotes like this«, similar to the ones used in France or Switzerland, but exactly the other way round and without spaces! So, you should review your quote management in Publisher! It is incomplete and partly wrong. See my image. My two cents: Do it as you have done in PagePlus, allow the users so choose their individual type of quotes. Some other DTP apps grant you the same choice, for instance InDesign and QuarkXPress. There is only one ignorant word processor that does not care about German preferences at all: Word. Other word processing apps do!
  8. Hi Sean, hi Lagarto, I've created many test documents both on APub Win (481, 502) and Mac (just 1.7.3) and tried to repeat the situation. However, In all three programmes, I'm was not able to convert a RGB document to CMYK, at all. I'm very sorry. Both buttons, Assign and Convert, are inactive. They sames holds true if I try to convert a CMYK document into RGB. Assign and Convert don't work, as well. Strange. So, you are not supposed to convert RGB into CMYK and vice versa?! I can't figure out what I did differently, in the first place. Starting off with a RGB document, text colour is always rich black, not 100K black. CMYK documents, however, provide the right black value: 100K. Anyway, I think there should be a mechanism making sure that black text always stays/gets 100K black when converted into a CMYK PDF. You shouldn't be forced to check before printing, whether it is rich black or 100K.
  9. Thanks for your answer, Walt, I appreciate your excellent knowledge. What a pity. I'm using the DOCX importer -- by the way.
  10. Hi, Am I right in assuming that it should be possible to create an Index in Publisher and that Publisher should import index entries (XE fields) from Word, nicely? Because, I've been trying to import some Word documents with XE entries into Publisher but have not yet been able to create any index at all. In one case, only 3 entries out of about a hundred had been created, in all other cases, nothing had happened at all. BTW: In all those cases, PagePlus imported my index entries quickly and properly and, of course, so did InDesign. Best Johann Win 7, APub 1.7.3. 481
  11. Hi R C-R, thanks your your answer. The Wikipedia article explains it pretty well, by the way. I'm producing in InDesign and I do a lot of printing. Some of my clients, however, are using Publisher. My takeaway is, that, in Publisher, you have to be very careful about black texts, finding your best way to export them and don't mess around. (Presently, Publisher for Window just seems to convert 100 K black into rich black merely when changing the CMYK profile! ) However, Publisher is very attractive for beginners and beginners should not have to worry about 100 K or rich black. It should be absolutely foolproof: If exporting as CMYK for professional print, black text should always render as 100 K black text unless indicated otherwise. Full stop. Rich black might be fine for covers, for some headlines, for text on an image, never ever for body copy. Not matter which profile you had selected at the beginning of the project. Well, I have Adobe Acrobat DC and Callas Toolbox, I can measure the black value, spot and fix problems, most people can't. InDesign is very complicated for beginners and does not look as attractive as Publisher, however, in InDesign, black text has always been rendering correctly! No matter if you work in RGB or CMYK mode. I wish Publisher would behave the same way. Kind regards Johann
  12. Windows version only. If I go to Document Setup and change a document's colour profile, for instance ISO Coated v2 300% to PSO Coated v3, Publisher converts all 100 K Black to Rich Black.
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