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  1. 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
  2. Hi Jon, I've been trying to recreate the problem today for over an hour it doesn't seem that the error message is appearing at the moment. I have, however, encountered a different problem while using Windows 10 Games recorder to record the process. Now when trying to load the saved copy, Publisher froze, but I think that this a conflict with Windows 10 Game Recorder as it doesn't happen when I do the same operation without Windows 10 Game Recorder running. I have sent that file [Affinity Publisher file load freeze.mp4] to your Dropbox link but I notice that my actions saving a file with a new name, closing the file and then reloading it don't show up in the recording. Thank you for your time and help. If I find it happening again, I will try and record it using a different screen recorder On a different note, have you seen the error that BGSvM posted under the heading Master Pages not applied correctly on facing pages when inserting or moving single pages? Posted Saturday at 02:49 PM To reproduce the error: Set up a document with facing pages, starting and ending with single pages. Make a master page with items on left and right pages of spread. Now insert a single page or move the last page before the double pages. The master page items are now swapped left to right on the double page. Adding more pages increase the confusion. Document attached as example. LRSwap.afpub I have tried what he has talked about and sent him/her a reply noting that inserting a single page results in pages afterwards having TWO copies of the master page applied instead of 1 Pman Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition 4GB Ram Processor AMD E1-7010 APU running at 1.5GHz + AMD Radeon R2 Graphics Affinity Designer 1.6.5.135 Affinity Photo 1.6.5.1235 Affinity Designer Beta 305 Affinity Publisher Beta 293, Affinity Photo Beta 293
  3. Yes, I see what you mean. To add to your dialogue, I have found that when you set up your new spread with a Master Page then as you hover the mouse cursor over a page preview in the Pages Panel, you are shown that Master A is applied, which is to be expected. When you add an even number of pages, this doesn't alter, BUT if you add a single page then all following double pages have TWO copies of the Master Page applied This is obviously a bug that needs some attention. It is possible to select all the pagers with two copies of the same master applied, Right Click on the selection then Apply Master choosing the option Replace Existing but one shouldn't have to do that. Your sample document makes it very evident that something is going wrong, but it's even worse if you had say only page numbers fields on the Master Page with left page numbers to the left and right page numbers to the right , then inserting 1 page means that suddenly you would find all successive pages would have the correct page number on them BUT NOT IN THE CORRECT PLACE as in this file LRpagenumbers swapped.afpub Pman Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition 4GB Ram Processor AMD E1-7010 APU running at 1.5GHz + AMD Radeon R2 Graphics Affinity Designer 1.6.5.135 Affinity Photo 1.6.5.1235 Affinity Designer Beta 305 Affinity Publisher Beta 293, Affinity Photo Beta 293
  4. Hi Jon, Having replied yesterday outlining how the error message appears when loading a saved copy during the same session, but the error message doesn't appear if I close and re-open Publisher then load the same file, I thought I'd try out the same modus on a different older laptop, so I loaded Publisher beta and updated it to Beta 305. I opened the file successfully, saved it with a different name, closed the file then re-opened it. Immediately on loading the saved copy, the error message about issues appeared. Closing Publisher, re-loading Publisher and opening the file that had caused the generation of the error message resulted in no error message, nor did it occur if I simply closed the file, then re-opening it. Therefore as I indicated last night, this seems to be an error which is caused by saving a file, then closing the file and re-opening it in the same working session of Publisher Pman tried now on Windows 10 Home Edition 64 bit, Intel Pentium P6000 @1.87 GHz, 8GB memory, Affinity Publisher Beta 305
  5. Hi Jon, I've found, tonight, that there is no error message when I first open the file in fact no error message when I closed and opened the file several times but IF I SAVE the file with a different name and then open that copy, the error message appears again every time I try opening the copied file whilst this session of Publisher is still open. However if I close Publisher and re-open it then reload the file that was giving the error message, then no error message appears. It seems, therefore, that some sort of error occurs within Publisher, triggered by the Save command. In fact I have just tried to save then reload the saved file again and this time Publisher has frozen whilst trying to load the saved file, forcing me to abort Publisher using Task Manager. Upon reloading Publisher, that file was then able to be successfully loaded. Perhaps the error is just on my computer, but I can replicate it using the file downloaded to you. I next tried loading a much simpler 3 page publication which would load and reload with no problem BUT if saved to a file with different name, then that saved file gives the same error message when loaded in the same session of Publisher. Hope that this information gives you something that you can replicate and then inform the team. Overall I am very pleased with the way Publisher has worked and, although I've used PagePlus (since it came out on a single 3.5" diskette!) I am looking forward to the time that Publisher will be made available as a full programme. Because of my long time use of PagePlus, it took me some time to adapt to the way Publisher works , but now I find it harder to work with PagePlus and will have no hesitation in making the final change Pman Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition 4GB Ram Processor AMD E1-7010 APU running at 1.5GHz + AMD Radeon R2 Graphics Affinity Designer 1.6.5.135 Affinity Photo 1.6.5.1235 Affinity Designer Beta 305 Affinity Publisher Beta 293, Affinity Photo Beta 293
  6. Hi Jon. Thank you for your reply. Have uploaded the file as requested. For more information I have now upgraded to Beta 305 and thought that the problem had been gone away as I hadf loaded my original, called 3ingredient recipes.afpub. I then a saved a backup copy of my original and called it 3ingredient recipesc.afpub and it loaded ok. However, tonight I have saved a backupcopy as 3ingredients recipesb.afpub which is what I'd called the backup when using Beta 293. That file (downloaded to Dropbox via your link) has again given me the same error message although the file size of the original and the two copies appear to be identical. It's almost like there is something about the file name that causes the problem Pman Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition 4GB Ram Processor AMD E1-7010 APU running at 1.5GHz + AMD Radeon R2 Graphics Affinity Designer 1.6.5.135 Affinity Photo 1.6.5.1235 Affinity Designer Beta 305 Affinity Publisher Beta 293, Affinity Photo Beta 293
  7. Hi, loaded a previously generated Publisher file into Publisher Beta 293 and made some editorial changes and saved it. Saved a backup copy then loaded the backup copy. An Error message occurred. I closed both files and then re-opened the original, no problem. Re-opened the backup and the same error message popped up. I closed Publisher, deleted the backup copy and re-started Publisher and loaded the master file. I then saved it with a new name. When I tried to open that file, the error message again popped up. I closed Publisher again and re-started it. This time when I loaded the backup, no error message occurred but the error message popped up again when I closed the backup file and then re-opened it. Pman Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition 4GB Ram Processor AMD E1-7010 APU running at 1.5GHz + AMD Radeon R2 Graphics Affinity Designer 1.6.5.135 Affinity Photo 1.6.5.1235 Affinity Designer Beta 293 Affinity Publisher Beta 293, Affinity Photo Beta 293
  8. Hi Meztli, Sorry to hear Beta 292 hasn't cured your problem. As to getting Affinity staff to comment, on the three occasions I've started a thread in the Bugs forum, someone has got back to me within a week, telling me that they have reported it.Bear in mind that the opening section of the Bugs forums gives clear instructions on steps to take when reporting a suspected bug (4 instructions and 7 bullet points and maybe they don't manage to pick up so quickly on a simple comment as your original post was [When I add a hyperlink (go to page type) on a master page, none of the pages using this master gets updated unless I re-apply the master. Once I re-apply the master, the links start working on all pages but it creates a Hyperlink for each page so I end up with hundreds of hyperlinks in the studio panel.] As a further thought have you tried resetting Publisher. Sometimes when you load a new version, a settings error in a previous build can carry over. T|o do a reset, hold down the CTRL key while booting Publisher until the Reset screen appears These top three are always pre-selected but you can select any of the list before clicking on the Clear button. Publisher will then reset to factory defaults on any ticked selections. This MIGHT solve your I too have loaded and used 1.7.0.2.292 and have encountered the crash that was outlined in red [Please note we have discovered an issue with this build whereby the application can crash after saving a document] by AdamW. I'm so glad that the warning was issued or I might have (almost!) had a heart attack thinking that I'd lost some precious work. Pman
  9. I can't see it as a fault because that is exactly what happens if you right click on an image frame (with image) and select Convert to Text Frame. Therefore it would seem that [as fde101 suggests] a useful shortcut. Additionally if you have the text tool selected then if you move the cursor over an image in a text frame the cursor changes to a PENTAGON with a T inside and if you left click while this cursor is over your image, you can draw a text frame and insert text . Once you happy with the text, style and position you could go to Layers tab, select and group the layers so that your image and text move together. Pman
  10. In my earlier reply I said "It would be great if one could produce a formula that could calculate which page you wanted to jump to". I had a little play and found that you could put a hyperlink on a page and enter in the hyperlink type Page target box a page number + 1 but as soon as you click OK that number becomes 4 (in this example). I thought then maybe a hyperlink could be seton a Master Page and in the target box enter the page number field + a number eg hoping that this would allow the document to jump forward 3 pages when viewed in PDF BUT this always creates a hyperlink to page 1. Somebody somewhere might be able to show a way to do that, then you could set hyperlinks on your master page(s) which would then let the user jump to Business I or Business II or Fitness etc from the first page of the week you're looking at Pman
  11. At a quick look at Before.pdf and After.pdf, my feeling is that Business I, Business II, Goals, Fitness and Budget would have to be on different pages for each week so I cannot see a way that they could be applied from a master. The months CAN be set as hyperlinks on a Master page and set to jump to the first page of a month. From there you would need to set a hyperlink for each week of that month, and then from each week you would need to set hyperlinks to Business I, Business II, Goals, Fitness and Budget for that week. Now by my reckoning, that would mean at least 52 * 5 hyperlinks that would need to be manually set. Like Old Bruce, I've done a roughout, for Jan to March, with only links for Business I and Business II set up manually. Months can be jumped to from either the cover or any open page and these were set as hyperlinks on Master Pages to the appropriate page representing the first day of the month. For January Bus I is on page 2 and Bus 2 is on page 4.To get from Bus I page 2 to Bus 2 (page 4) , I had to set hyperlink from Bus 2 text Page 2 to Page 4, then a hyperlink from Bus 1 page 4 to jump back to page 2. This has to be done for each month. Here is my trial Planner.pdf which shows the links working. The actual Publisher file is here trial planner.afpub and it does include some anchors which I originally used but realised it was easier and better to simply set hyperlinks to jump to pages. Is this the sort of thing you are trying to achieve? It would be great if one could produce a formula that could calculate which page you wanted to jump to so that if you were on the first week of January and wanted to go to Fitness for that week, then clicking on a symbol (such as one of your red squares) would jump forward to Fitness Pman
  12. 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
  13. Having read Carl123's comment above, I looked at A couple of errors and recommendation.afpub again. This morning I had simply loaded it, made a new text box and typed with no problem. However if I click on text frame 1, then try editing it, there is a 2 second delay. After doing that I then created a new text frame as I had done this morning and now there is a 2 second in that too until, as Carl123 said, you delete or rasterise the image in text frame 1 Pman.
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    Printing Issue

    Ditto, and not only does it revert to single sided from double sided but page size reverts from A4 to Defined by Driver ie it seems that the Custom Save reverts to defaults instead of what we set before saving. PMan
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