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  1. Hi soundmanbrett, Following my post above, it is interesting to note that if you set the Down value to 3 but leave the Repeat at 1 then a) the preview pane shows ONE copy of whatever you are going to print, AND a dotted box (not immediately obvious until you know it appears), showing how much space on the page would be used. Printing at this setting only produces one instance on the print out. b) if you set the vertical gap too large so that the resultant printout wouldn't fit on one page, then the preview turns red. When repeat is set to more than 1 then the preview shows what the printout will look like but again if the resultant settings mean that the printout won't fit one page, the preview turns red Repeat set to 3 and V gap to 0.5 in V gap set to 0.7 inch results in last image NOT fitting on page ERROR Finally if you set Repeat to 4, 5 or 6 then you would get two pages of printout, set to 7, 8 or 9 you would get 3 pages, etc. Hope you sort out your original problem of not being able to see/set gaps - have you tried resetting Publisher Beta by holding down CTRL whilst starting Publisher until a prompt box appears? Pman (Windows 10 64 bit Home Edition Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.257)
  2. Hi soundmanbrett, Like Typo988, I have no problem with N-up though i) I change the paper size from defined by driver to the actual paper size I'm going to print on and ii) I changed from Range Document to Range Selection as I'd simply drawn a rectangle of the size you'd tried What version are you using I'm using Beta 257, and text is clearly visible using Light or Dark modes Finally I set up a spread of the required size, drew a rectangle on it then set N up to use Document as the range and that works too Pman (Windows 10 64 bit Home Edition Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.257)
  3. Hi gumbo23, I don't quite know why your page numbers are being moved down 1 line with your reduction of width shown. I have found that that only occurs in my table of contents when the text frame is reduced in width to LESS THAN THE WIDTH OF THE TEXT as shown in these three examples Original TOC in text frame TOC text frame width reduced TOC text frame reduced to less than text length. Perhaps someone more expert than me could suggest a remedy for you. Pman
  4. This post relates to Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.249 Following discussions on the topic 'Show Hyperlinks indication in Edit Mode' I thought I had solved a problem for someone who wanted two hyperlinks to a URL on every page, so I tried putting two hyperlinks on the Master Page of a 20 page (non-facing page) spread. Brilliant! Only 2 hyperlinks shown in Hyperlinks Studio tab, but 20 pages with working hyperlinks when exported as PDF for Web so I posted this information. . However the correspondent claimed to be getting more hyperlinks appearing in Hyperlinks Studio tab, which at first I couldn't replicate. However what I have now found is that if you select text on the Master Page and create a hyperlink from it to a URL, then adding more pages does NOT add more hyperlinks to Hyperlinks Studio tab. In my answer I had simply selected some text positioned over a filled circle. However if you select a GROUP [in my case a circle with text inside ] then creating a hyperlink to a URL from that leads to 1 extra hyperlink being added to the Hyperlink Studio tab for each page added, so the example below shows that when I've added five new pages to the spread, 5 new hyperlinks have been created. Conclusion - hyperlinks from text source on master page don't lead to increased number of hyperlinks when pages are added but hyperlinks from an Object source result in new hyperlinks being added when new pages are inserted Pman
  5. 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
  6. Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.249, Windows 10 Home Edition (64 bit) Since posting the above, I' ve played around some more and have found that if you write some text and assign it as a hyperlink source to a URL and the hyperlink assumes the text as it's name. Once this hyperlink has been assigned you can re-position the text onto an object and group them and the hyperlink remains as a name. If you group the text and an object before assigning the hyperlink, then the hyperlink is named as hyperlink nn when you assign it. However as stated above, hyperlinks created on the Master Page are accessible and usable to all pages created at the set up and extra hyperlinks from objects (as shown on Hyperlink Studio tab) only get created if extra pages are added There is another thing I have noticed. When you create a hyperlink from some text, the next text frame you draw inherits the hyperlink style UNLESS one remembers to go to the Style tab and set it to [No Style] and to set the text style to, say, Body. overall I'm impressed by the amount of work that you have done and look forward to the launching Pman
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Congratulations Serif on your continued hard work on implementing improvements and fixing bugs in Publisher whilst still working on Designer and Photo betas. I downloaded v238 on 18th Feb (automatic download flagged up) and today (22 Feb have found the link to manual download of V249. Download (Windows 10) fine, install worked. Help now available on Hyperlinks which I found very useful . Pman Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.249 Affinity Designer Customer Beta 1.7.0.243 Affinity Photo Customer Beta 1.7.0.243
  15. Hi accassionalpiece I've tried loading documents right from first beta into latest beta (1.7.0.238) and have not encountered any scrambling problem. 1) When you type up your document, do you use styles. If you had set the main text to Body, for instance, then when you've loaded the file and the result is 'scrambled' but you say that typing in v238 is ok, then try making a new text frame, set the style to Body, type some text, format it as you want, then select the text, and go to The Text Style tab, select Body and click on the Update symbol 2) More drastically, have you tried resetting Publisher by holding down Control [CTRL] while it's booting until the reset screen appears. I normally leave the top 3 ticked before clicking on Clear, but you might have to reset text styles too or completely reset by selecting Select All before Clear to give a completely factory default Publisher. You will lose your recent files list but it might solve your problem I know you'r a Mac user and I'm on Windows but think it's worth considering unless experts tell you differently. Pman Windows 10, Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.238 Affinity Designer Customer Beta 1.7.0.243 Affinity Photo Customer Beta 1.7.0.243
  16. Just downloaded the latest Customer Betas of Designer and Photo (betas 1.0.7.243) and Personas is now available, either from Personas at the top of the File Menu, or Edit in Designer or Edit in Photo. The Personas icons don't yet work and simply generate an error message instead I've yet to work out what I can do with them. Well done Serif for your continued hard work and I look forward to examples of use from other users Pman Windows 10, Affinity Publisher Beta 1.0.7.238, Affinity Designer Customer Beta 1.0.7.243, Affinity Photo Customer Beta 1.0.7.243
  17. 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
  18. IF you have selected several objects and then clicked on the Move tool to open the context toolbar, and selected the Show Alignment tool (vertical line with two inward facing arrows) to show Alignment Handles, then unless you go back and toggle Show Alignment Handles Off, alignment handles will show in every new object you create, including text boxes. This allows you align text boxes, a bonus, because it it seems to me that, unlike selecting several objects then opening the Alignment Context toolbar by clicking on the Move, you cannot select several text boxes (not other objects) and then open the Alignment tool bar by clicking on the Move button. Pman
  19. Hi, Assets yes there may be some limitations such as having to use vector graphics (so they can be scaled when inserted), but once you have built up a 'library' it it such a time-saver to be able to quickly select an asset, from your saved assets, into any publication. I'm not sure (nor overly worried about where Publisher saves these assets in it's programme file, but it is as important as with any file to make a backup of your assets by using import and export of your assets; in fact this enables you to build up separate libraries for different purposes. Pman
  20. Hi Tom you said '. As far as i have seen, you can only make a folder and a subfolder. If you need to make a deeper three as iwould have to do for our corporate Designs, that we use for our comuication stuff, this is not enough.' An Asset folder can contain a lot of sub-folders. I don't know what the upper limit is (The iOS12 asset folder holds 20 sub-folders and it is possible to add more IF you wanted to), but since each sub-folder can hold multiple entries (asset), which can be dragged and dropped into a publication, each Asset Folder could easily hold 100 entries. You could make new Asset folders (Category) for each main subject by clicking on the 'hamburger' for Assets and then new Subcategories in each, giving you a large number of assets. Obviously it will take you some time to locate and save the assets you need for your main servers (you would prefer 'drag and drop' but I don't find it takes any longer to make a selection in my publication, click on the 'hamburger' and then choose 'Add from selection' to save an asset) Once you have built up all of the assets you need , you could export these assets to a location, either for you to import in the future, or for associates to import into their Publisher for their use. Pman
  21. Really impressed with Publisher Beta 1.7.0.227 handling of master pages though, never having used InDesign, I don't know if Publisher is now as functional or better than ID. I watched the introductory video but don't know if this video (https://affinityspotlight.com/article/affinity-publisher-public-beta-vs-170227-now-available-on-auto-update/?utm_source=SpotlightEmail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter) was made on Mac or something other than Windows which I am using. At about 6 minutes and 50 seconds into the narrator says you can select the Master page on the Layers tab and when he does that a context toolbar opens Top left where he can select Edit Detached Linked. (Sorry for poor quality of this picture) I can only achieve something similar by RIGHT clicking on the Master page on the layers tab and then selecting from the menu which then opens If I then click on Edit Detached, my screen then includes the orange text box saying ("Editing Master 'A' Detached Apart from that, everything works exactly as the video describes and, as I said earlier, I'm impressed with how Serif have included this in response to people's requests Pman .
  22. Thanks, Seneca, As you point out, the contextual bar shows up when the pointer tool is selected BEFORE LEFT clicking on Master() in the Layers tab. Hope this proves useful to many. PMan
  23. Hi AlanPC, Well I'm old (74 in fact) but that doesn't stop me finding how to do similar things in different programmes. You have suggested that you might well stick with Word and set your line spacing to 'No Spacing' and that you generally only output a few pages of PDF. Walt has suggested a way which gives you total control over everything in a a paragraph style, but maybe you want to try something a little simpler first. If you start by drawing out a text box, then you can move the mouse pointer up to this point on the selection bar and you will see the mouse hint 'Paragraph Leading' appear. If you click on this down arrow, you can then set the paragraph leading to the same height (in points) that your text height is and then your text will have no gaps between lines (equivalent to Word's No Spacing). However, hitting 'Enter' will give you a gap between paragraphs equivalent to the height of your text characters, and if you want to change that, you will have to use the controls in the Paragraph Panel to adjust that. It really is worth spending a few minutes experimenting with the Paragraph Panel to achieve exactly the output you require as in my example below which I use a lot in Family Trees, which can be up to 50 pages long! Good luck - I know I won't be going back to Word (or in my case the free Libre Office) when I want the complete control over the output that Affinity Publisher gives me [and remember this is still in Beta so further improvements are very likely Ian Price
  24. Hi, before I added this I even checked I was on Affinity Publisher Beta for Desktop since there seems to be quite a lot about Macs. 1) on my Windows 10 setup wth Canon Pixma MG 3500, I have found that the best way to print booklets using 2 A5 facing pages on A4(because my printer can only handle up to A4 paper) is simply change the option Paper size Defined by Driver to Paper Size A4 (the paper size I am printing on) Since my printer can only print on A4 paper I can't publish a booklet of 2 A4 facing pages-that would require a printer capable of printing A3 paper, but I would assume IF your printer can handle A3 then setting paper size to A3 would print correctly, too. On my printer I have to set Double-sided to Flip short side - other printers may be different For publishing A4 facing pages to PDFs (for me at least) I usually simply select Microsoft Print to PDF as my printer and then set Paper Size to A3 before clicking on OK. This gives a much quicker and smaller output than exporting to PDF Pman
  25. As Haakoo indicated earlier,the settings are there in the paragraph tab, though if you can't find it you might have to go to View ......Studio..............and make sure that there is a tick beside paragraph. Perhaps these pictures will clarify the settings more and of course changes occur 'on the fly' so you see the effect BEFORE you even return to your text whereas with Pageplus you had to select the text you wanted to alter leading for, type in a value and press <Enter> before any change occurred. All changes the paragraph tab are instantaneous (Indent, line spacing and paragraph spacing. So, NauticalMile, it takes time but I've been using PagePlus since it came out on a floppy disk free on the cover of PCPlus magazine , August 1992 edition. I am making the transition to Affinity Publisher and yes it takes time to change and to learn; Thomaso uses the anology of moving to a new town and having to locate sites of things you know are in the new town. I'll give another thought. When changed from a British car to a well known Korean make, the wiper switch and the indicator switches were on the opposite sides of the steering column to what I had used for years. Yes, I knew where they were located but it took weeks before my brain could AUTOMATICALLY select the indicators and not the wipers or more often turning on an indicator instead of the wipers. I appreciate that it will take time to learn how to do tasks in Publisher that you have done for a long time in Pageplus. Be prepared to use the Help function and to look up users tutorial videos on the web. I've produced a 135 page recipe book in Affinity Publisher and it has been a pleasure, especially when wanting to move quickly between pages which are a long way apart. Good luck Pman
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