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  1. For me, simple letters like in PagePlus, InDesign or QuarkXPress just do. Letters that can be switched on and off. But I need it, urgently.
  2. I'm attaching a document with a single image. It does not disappear but somehow jumps out of the frame when I try to convert that image into an image frame. I'm also ready to provide a document with images that disappear completely if you would kindly provide a link. Thanks. ImageBehavesStrangelyWhenTurnedIntoImageFrame.afpub
  3. In this case, I can't. It's client's work and my valued customer would not be amused to see their content in this board. I'm not even allowed to share this convent, even if I would upload it directly to your server, I'm sorry. (It was a long document with many images. Just my daily work.) However, If I import Word documents with linked images, the images don't show, anyway. The attached files may serve as an example: Word file with LINKED image and Publisher file with imported Word file. SerifsVision.afpub SerifsVision_2.docx Note: I've been working for many publishing houses for more than 20 years. We've always accepted manuscripts with linked images, only. This was the case 25 years ago and it still hasn't changed. Yet, selfpublishers or very small publishers, who are less experienced, mainly embed their images which often impairs the image quality. (If not customized otherwise, Word compresses the image and reduces the resolution to 220 dpi.) So, as a professional tool, Publisher should support linked images in Word because linking images it the professional way.
  4. To link images is the gold standard, not just in Publisher and InDesign, but also in Word. I tell my customers to always link their images to the Word file, not to embed them. Linked images don't loose quality, this technique helps keeping the file size of the Word file (ID, Pub) small. However, when I try to import a Word document with linked images into Publisher ... Publisher freezes. and older versions. Win 10.
  5. I'm importing a Word file into Publisher with embedded images. I'm changing the number of columns. The images go wild, get distorted. The same happens if a draw another text frame (1 column) and thread the text into that frame. Applies to, not to earlier versions, Win 10
  6. I import a Word document into Publisher. This Word file has embedded images. The import works will, the images show. I try to convert those images into picture frames. The images disappear. Do you need a sample file? Applies to and earlier, Win 10
  7. 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.
  8. 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«.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. Oh, sorry, I got mixed up. Thanks, anyway. But I think, I AM in the publisher beta forum?! At least, this is what the breadcrumb navigation says: Home Beta Software Forums Affinity Publisher Beta Forums Publisher beta on Windows Margin values get mixed up
  12. This is what I've noticed, as well. Text import from InDesing went smoothly, even with a long text. It looks good in Publisher, too, apart from the hyphenation. There seems to be hardly any hyphenation at all, resulting in many gaps between some words.
  13. Thanks for your answer, Walt, I appreciate your excellent knowledge. What a pity. I'm using the DOCX importer -- by the way.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. Hi, I've read similar posts concerning CMYK and Rich Black versus 100 K Black. I've learned that you should start your project with CMYK settings to receive 100 K Black, starting with RGB leads to Rich Black, unfortunately. (I don't understand, why. Body copy text should always be 100 K Black, never Rich Black.) No matter whether I used 100 K black in my document or not, different settings lead to different results Exporting with Grayscale D50 without any ICC profile embedded, leads to Black with 83 % K (not 100 %), an object with 50 % K becomes 40 % Exporting with Grayscale D50 with ICC profile embedded, leads to Rich Black. Why? Exporting with Grayscale Black & WhIte without any ICC profile embedded, leads to 100 K in any case (even RGB colours), hurray, however, gray objects get 100 K, also. So, it converts everything to 100 K Exporting with Grayscale Black & WhIte with embedded ICC profile, leads to Rich Black, again. Oh Dear! Exporting to CMYK with ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI) without any ICC profile embedded, seems to do the trick, however, it does not grayscale and my 50 % K object stays 50 % K Exporting to CMYK with ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI) with embedded ICC profile seems to mess up everything, again Exporting to CMYK with Euroscale Coated v2 without any ICC profile embedded creates Rich Black, again. So does FOGRA39. This is not what I expect. (I'm testing with Acrobat and Callas Toolbox.) How to grayscale your document, grayscaling all images and preserving 100 K text? What is the best practice? (I remember very similar issues with PP. You got 83 % K Black instead of 100 %. Solution for PP was, to set primary colour mode to RGB instead of CMYK, don't ask me, why.) Best solution in all cases seems to be to use a different PDF printer driver, such as Acrobats PDF driver or BullZip or similar tools. Thank you!
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