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    PMan got a reaction from Old Bruce in Publisher keeps crashing when removing/moving/adding pages   
    Hi Petri,
    I loaded your publication and tried moving page 15 to page 2 -CRASH!
    Re-opened it then found that you'd applied masters               to pages. 
    I then selected all the pages, right-clicked on the selection and chose to apply Master A only to all pages 
    by Replace Existing to all pages.  With this done I tried moving page 15 to page 2 - SUCCESS!  I've attached modified file here for you to check out. petri dokumentmod.afpub  
    Good luck with your project!!
    Pman
    AMD Radeon E1-7010 processor with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics, Windows 10 Home Version 20H2,  12GB RAM.  
    Affinity Designer 1.9.1, Photo 1.9.1, Publisher 1.9.1
    Affinity Designer Beta 1.9.2.997,  Photo Beta 1.9.2.997, Publisher Beta 1.9.2.998
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    PMan got a reaction from Pauls in Publisher keeps crashing when removing/moving/adding pages   
    Hi Petri,
    I loaded your publication and tried moving page 15 to page 2 -CRASH!
    Re-opened it then found that you'd applied masters               to pages. 
    I then selected all the pages, right-clicked on the selection and chose to apply Master A only to all pages 
    by Replace Existing to all pages.  With this done I tried moving page 15 to page 2 - SUCCESS!  I've attached modified file here for you to check out. petri dokumentmod.afpub  
    Good luck with your project!!
    Pman
    AMD Radeon E1-7010 processor with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics, Windows 10 Home Version 20H2,  12GB RAM.  
    Affinity Designer 1.9.1, Photo 1.9.1, Publisher 1.9.1
    Affinity Designer Beta 1.9.2.997,  Photo Beta 1.9.2.997, Publisher Beta 1.9.2.998
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    PMan got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Designer Windows Customer Beta - 1.9.1.952   
    Thanks for latest update -as reported earlier, Beta 1.9.1.944 would not load so great to find Serif have located and fixed the problem so quickly;  Beta 1.9.1.952 loads successfully so I can carry on testing and learning. Well done!! 
     
    Windows 10 Home Version 20H2, AMD Radeon E1-7010 processor with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics 12GB RAM, Affinity Designer 1.9, Photo 1.9, Publisher 1.9 Affinity Designer Beta 1.9.1.952, Photo Beta 1.9.1.952, Publisher 1.9.1.952
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    PMan got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer Windows Customer Beta - 1.9.1.952   
    Thanks for latest update -as reported earlier, Beta 1.9.1.944 would not load so great to find Serif have located and fixed the problem so quickly;  Beta 1.9.1.952 loads successfully so I can carry on testing and learning. Well done!! 
     
    Windows 10 Home Version 20H2, AMD Radeon E1-7010 processor with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics 12GB RAM, Affinity Designer 1.9, Photo 1.9, Publisher 1.9 Affinity Designer Beta 1.9.1.952, Photo Beta 1.9.1.952, Publisher 1.9.1.952
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    PMan got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer Windows Customer Beta - 1.9.1.944   
    Hi Serif,
    I too have same problem of Designer Beta 1.9.1.944 not loading (though full Designer 1.9 ok.  I was going to report it but found that it has been reported, problem identified and solution being worked on already. What a great response in these difficult times - it is an example that other major firms should try to emulate!!
    Thank you 
     
    Pman    
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    PMan got a reaction from Chris B in Nothing shows up under any Brushes   
    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]
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    PMan got a reaction from danhamon in Line Spacing   
    Riccard
    For information only, not intended to censure anybody
    Line spacing or Leading (pronounced ledding, so called because the space between lines of text used to be set up by inserting strips of lead between lines of text in a printing press) has always been a property found in paragraph settings of all Microsoft text producing  products, Libre Office products, Scribus products, Only Office products, to name but a few, as well as Serif products, so it would appear to be a  common standard 
    Pman
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    PMan got a reaction from danhamon in Line Spacing   
    Having explained historical reason that leading is in pagraph properties I meant to add this image just now to make it easier to locate the place to find line spacing on the Paragraph tab if Affinity Publisher.  You can either type a value into the box or click on the down arrow and select a value from the drop-down box

    Pman
     
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    PMan got a reaction from Chul in Combine Different page sizes   
    Hi Stephen488
    Yes it is possible, by using sections.

      If you Right Click on a page in the Pages panel, you can start a new section. 
     
                             
    Good luck with your work
    Pman
    Once you have made a new section you can then Right Click on the page in your section that you want to be the cover page and this time select Spread properties. In the dialogue box that opens you can select Custom size and then enter the size that your book cover needs to be. When you've done that you will now have different size pages.  You will then need to make sure all of your book pages are in a new section that starts after your cover.
          
     
    Good luck with your work
    Pman
     
     
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    PMan got a reaction from kato in Publisher to be released in (less than) 3 weeks time.   
    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
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    PMan got a reaction from HugoIII in Publisher to be released in (less than) 3 weeks time.   
    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
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    PMan got a reaction from MEB in Publisher to be released in (less than) 3 weeks time.   
    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
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    PMan got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Publisher to be released in (less than) 3 weeks time.   
    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
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    PMan got a reaction from Britt Malka in Publisher Icon bland and boring?   
    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 
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    PMan got a reaction from Pixelkobold in Images available in Assets   
    Hi musictobemade
    Assets are like a clipboard that can contain many items.  Assets are normally something that you will use frequently in many publications, for example a company's name, address, telephone  number and contact details  or a logo, etc
    Unlike a clipboard,  Assets are retained  i) even when you place a copy in your publication.  ii) when you close Publisher and they become available again when you re-open Publisher.
    Once an Asset has been stored, you can put a copy/copies anywhere in your publication by simply dragging it from your Assets panel into your publication/s.
    This means that you can store commonly used  objects such as company logo, explanatory text, etc and if you want others to be able to access them, you can embed them in your current publication.  If you pass that publication to someone else, then when they open they will be asked if they want to to import the Assets into their Asset panel.
    You can create Assets using the 'bun'  top right of Assets Panel (fig one)  and Create New Category from the menu (fig2) and then add your own sub-categories as I have (fig 3)
                   
    Fig 1                                                                                               Fig 2                                                                                           Fig 3
    To make your own assets, simply select an object (text frame, or image or table, whatever) and then open the menu on a category/sub category (click on it's 'bun' and choose  Add from Selection.

     An Asset remains available both in your current publication and any future publication until you Right click on it and Delete it.  Deleting an Asset does not delete any copy of it that you may have used in your document.
    Hope that this has helped introduce them for you. More info in the Help document
    Pman
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    PMan got a reaction from Mr. K in Show Hyperlinks indication in Edit Mode?   
    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
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    PMan got a reaction from jmwellborn in Line Spacing   
    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
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    PMan got a reaction from jmwellborn in Call me dumb, but....   
    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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    PMan got a reaction from Tom Schülke in Master pages   
    On use of masters:-
    I note  that  in beta 133, Serif have introduced showing which master/s is/are applied to a page when you hover the mouse over a page in the Pages tab.  It even shows in which order they were applied too.  It shows that Serif are listening to what many have felt would be a great help. Well done, Serif!!

    Pman, 24./09/2018 at 16:58
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    PMan got a reaction from jmwellborn in Line Spacing   
    Thanks Dave,
    That's the beauty of forums!  Someone points out the obvious which so often we users overlook.  I had overlooked the leading control  in the text panel even when I set columns in the text panel and columns setting is right beside it. So much easier than going to Paragraph in Studio tabs and setting leading there, though of course there are other paragraph controls in Studio such as first line indent, left and right indents which a user  might be wanting to set at the same time.
    Pman
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    PMan got a reaction from JGD in Master pages   
    On use of masters:-
    I note  that  in beta 133, Serif have introduced showing which master/s is/are applied to a page when you hover the mouse over a page in the Pages tab.  It even shows in which order they were applied too.  It shows that Serif are listening to what many have felt would be a great help. Well done, Serif!!

    Pman, 24./09/2018 at 16:58
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    PMan got a reaction from stephen 488 in Combine Different page sizes   
    Hi Stephen488
    Yes it is possible, by using sections.

      If you Right Click on a page in the Pages panel, you can start a new section. 
     
                             
    Good luck with your work
    Pman
    Once you have made a new section you can then Right Click on the page in your section that you want to be the cover page and this time select Spread properties. In the dialogue box that opens you can select Custom size and then enter the size that your book cover needs to be. When you've done that you will now have different size pages.  You will then need to make sure all of your book pages are in a new section that starts after your cover.
          
     
    Good luck with your work
    Pman
     
     
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    PMan got a reaction from GaseousClay in Combine Different page sizes   
    Hi Stephen488
    Yes it is possible, by using sections.

      If you Right Click on a page in the Pages panel, you can start a new section. 
     
                             
    Good luck with your work
    Pman
    Once you have made a new section you can then Right Click on the page in your section that you want to be the cover page and this time select Spread properties. In the dialogue box that opens you can select Custom size and then enter the size that your book cover needs to be. When you've done that you will now have different size pages.  You will then need to make sure all of your book pages are in a new section that starts after your cover.
          
     
    Good luck with your work
    Pman
     
     
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    PMan got a reaction from Jemez in improved picture frame tool   
    Hi, If you have placed an image in a picture frame and you want to return it to its native properties
    i) select the image/frame, then going to Preferences (top left) and selecting None (picture will not be scaled). Image will revert to its original size
    ii) As someone else stated, if you double click on an image in a picture frame you can resize it separately and still revert to its original size using i) above or use any of the other Scales in Preferences
    Pman 

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    PMan got a reaction from carl123 in No master info which page belongs to   
    to Kotos, 
    a workaround to help you at the moment if you want to see which master is applied to a page if Walt_Farrel's hint of hovering your mouse over the page in the Pages pane would be to  insert an identifier on each master page which will show on each page while you are editing and then to either remove them before you print your document or set them to be white. (see attached publication).
    Obviously it would be nicer if Publisher could do this automatically in some way. As I've never used indesign I don't know how that programme achieves your requirement.
    Pman
    Identifying which master page is in use.afpub
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