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  1. Hi kevinslimp, Have you tried setting up a paragraph style that you want, testing it to ensure that is correct then exporting a blank document [with those settings ] as a template? When you create a new document from that new template, you should find that your new publication has your requisite settings. Hope that helps you - good luck with your webinar
  2. Hi VectorWhizz I'm using Publisher Beta 1.9.0.877 and cannot replicate your problem. I even tried copying the field from the left master page to the right master page and still got correctly numbered pages. Even applying different master pages with page number fields, with Replace Existing Master first checked and then unchecked, does not produce any error in numbering. Have you tried deleting the original master pages or setting up a new master page with just page number field and applying that to a page or pages in your publication and seeing if the numbering is then correct. Has it happened on any other publication? Pman
  3. Hi Kylehumfeld, I've got the latest photo beta [1.8.4.665] but had no problems with brushes in earlier versions either. Perhaps a reset on the app by holding down the CTRL key on Windows machine whilst loadikng the app. After a few seconds a screen will appear. I would suggest you clear the top two checkboxes and select Reset brushes before clicking on the Clear button. Affinity Photo will then restart. Don't forget that the latest beta [1.8.4.665] is available and I would strongly recommend you download that if the above does not work Good luck Pman [keen amateur user]
  4. Thanks to the Serif team for all their hard work on Betas for Publisher, Designer and Photo. Also to all of you Beta testers out there! Have successfully pre-ordered Publisher and looking forward to Jun 19th (though I'm not ditching Pageplus or PhotoPlus YET cos after years of working with them I do still find some things easier with them, though not necessarily better! Pman
  5. Just to add that Beta icons are NOT the same as the actual program icons so since Publisher is still only in beta stage, we (ie those outside of Serif!) do not yet know what the final icon for Affinity Publisher Full version will be, but an educated guess is that it will be triangular just as Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo are whereas Beta versions are square Pman
  6. Hi, Going back to the start of this thread about the size of Beta 1.7.0.270 being (on my Windows system 375,237kb) version 1.7.0.283 is also 375,237 kb though it hasn't got any major changes, just fixes to some stability issues and my download took just 6 minutes. Interesting to me is the final part of the version numbers which would indicate how many times it was re-written between published updates! Update to 1.7.0.283 went seamlessly for me Pman Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition, Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.283, Affinity Designer Customer Beta 1.7.0.258. Affinity Photo Customer Beta 1.7.0.258
  7. I can also state that I have no problem linking text frames in the way Kdog3682 wanted -> and I have a booklet of 32 pages with a total of 78 linked text frames without any crash occurring. As garretm30 requested earlier could you attach a document with the layout you are having trouble with and also which beta you are using? Hers is my publication shown above linked text frames.afpub Pman
  8. Hi, Following my earlier comment about reporting a possible bug, at first I couldn't replicate getting extra hyperlinks appearing. Here I've got a 20 page spread with just two hyperlinks on the Master Page yet every page has a 2 working hyperlinks on it when exported as PDF for Web Adding extra pages made no difference, there were still just 2 hyperlinks in Hyperlinks Studio One link was my name simply positioned on a filled circle and I simply selected my name when setting up the Pman hyperlink, and the other was simply text at the foot of the page. However I then thought I'd group my name and the circle so that I could easily move them together. Now when I selected this group and set is as a hyperlink source, i) it was now simply called Hyperlink 1 and ii) when I added more pages, the same number of extra hyperlinks appeared on Hyperlinks Studio tab. I have now reported this as a possible bug. My conclusion would be [until Serif have found a solution to links from objects being replicated) set up your spread to more pages than you would need, set your hyperlinks up on your Master Page/s and then after completing your work, delete your blank pages (or leave one or two in case you have to add a a little extra), then you will have minimal number of hyperlinks. Pman
  9. Hi Mr K et al, At first I was puzzled as to why you had more hyperlinks than I did when I tried putting two hyperlinks on a Master Page, attached to a 10 page spread, so I tried again by setting up a 20 page spread with a common master. Once I'd added 2 hyperlinks on the Master, I still got only the two hyperlinks showing in the Hyperlinks Studio tab and on publishing the spread to PDF, the hyperlinks on all pages worked yet only 2 showed on Hyperlinks Studio tab UNTIL I added more pages. As soon as more pages are added then that number of hyperlinks is added to Hyperlinks Studio. Deleting those new pages reduced the number of hyperlinks back to my original 2. It would seem that you would be better to set up your spread with more pages than you know you would want and then to delete all the blank pages before you publish. I will report my findings on this as a possible bug. Pman
  10. Hi Mr K, on closer examination of your Credenza Plan, you'd actually need two master pages, one for the first page where your logo is larger and in a different place and there is no web address at the bottom, and then the second for the rest of the pages. However, this still means that you'd only need to set three hyperlinks for the whole spread. Pman
  11. Mr K, This may solve part of your problem - I have found that you could put your Logo on the Master Page and set a hyperlink to your URL, then you could put your web address on the bottom left of your Master Page and set a hyperlink there. If you select No Style while setting the hyperlink the text will NOT turn blue. These hyperlinks become active on every page of your spread. Therefore on your Credenza Plans for example you would no longer have to set a hyperlink to your logo and your web address on each page, therefore reducing the number of hyperlinks from 20 to just two! as indicated here It doesn't help solve the problem of seeing if an object is hyperlinked or not but you'd be working with a lot less, and you'd only have to check these on your master page. I have tested out this idea and it works, one master page with hyperlinks which then work on every page in the spread Love your web site by the way so hope this will make it more successful Pman This information may help others who have wondered if a hyperlink can be set on a Master Page
  12. Hi Mr K , Your original question was about showing text AND objects. In my earlier reply I hadn't found out how to apply a hyperlink to an object. Since then I have done that to a simple shape (a triangle) by selecting it, clicking on Add Hyperlink from Hyperlink Tab, selecting as URL and pasting the URL in the box which opens. As you say , there is no way to see that that AN OBJECT is hyperlinked. There again, unless you are going to tell the reader to click on that object, how will they know it is going to be a hyperlink or where it will potentially take them?. I've attached the relevant PDF file to show that the link in the triangle works. hyperlinks.pdf Pman
  13. Hi, I've been 'playing' with hyperlinks for a few hours now. To answer your question about showing what text or object has your hyperlinks attached - it seems that you cannot put an anchor (the point to which a hyperlink will jump) onto an object but if you right-click an object and select Convert to Text Frame, then you can select this text frame and select Text -- Interactive -- Insert Anchor. As Walt Farrel has said, if you create a hyperlink then the hyperlink will be shown as Blue (CMYK values C 88 M 77 Y 0 K 0).If you select Text menu ---Interactive -- Show Anchors OR Text Menu -- Show Special Characters and also Show Fields then your ANCHORS will be displayed as blue anchor symbol and the Double S (or End of Section ) will also be displayed. This image shows i) an Anchor in text, ii) A hyperlink which would return the reader to Page 1 and iii) a cloud converted to a text frame and then an Anchor placed in it. These two anchors are on Page 4 of my spread with the hyperlinks on Page 1 This image shows Hyperlinks tab, opened from View -- Studio -- Hyperlinks. When I first loaded beta 249, that didn't work so I was forced to do a reset (Hold down the Control key while starting Publisher and then when the reset screen appears, tick the top three items before selecting Clear) and then it became operational. From this you can, as Old Bruce has said, select a hyperlink and then click on the Bottom Left icon to go to the Source (or start ) of the hyperlink. Since these terms are used in Publisher, can we use Source as the point at which you want the hyperlink to operate from (ie when clicked it will jump FROM that point to a Page, to an Anchor or to a URL) (THE SOURCE WILL BECOME BLUE once made) and an Anchor is a specific point in a spread that the hyperlink will jump TO when selected? Hope this helps you and finally here is the PDF file I generated whilst playing. In two text frames I converted from shapes, I actually put text in BEFORE finding you only needed to convert to text frame and then simply add an Anchor. hyperlinks.pdf Pman
  14. Hi Old Bruce says anchor symbol appears when you select Text - Show Special Characters. On my system (Windows 10 ) the anchor symbol appears when I select Text -- Interactive--Show Anchors. The other symbol at the end of a hyperlink appears when I use Text -- Show Special Characters and both will appear if both of these commands are checked. Maybe that is a difference between Mac and Windows systems Pman
  15. Iscom was concerned about Publisher not " Inserting image from scanner , ". My way of working is to collect all of the images that I want to use into a single folder, including scanned images and then using the Place Image tool to select them from that one location. The selected images then appear in the Place Images tab and you can then select and drag them as required for placement. Having them to hand like this is much quicker than selecting 1 item at a time from wherever you have stored them or waiting while your scanner produces your input. I have used PagePlus for many years and still do for some work and agree that some things seem better in PP but to use Publisher effectively means re-training yourself. Publisher is still Beta so can't be guaranteed so don't use it for something that you can't afford to lose - however I haven't yet lost anything I have worked . Maybe mail merge might be in the pipeline so keep practising with Publisher and loading new Betas as they arrive -it is a much more powerful tool than PP in many ways [eg -look how Master pages have improved in functionality in the last month alone] and once full integration with Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo is implemented it will far exceed PP. Pman
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