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Posts posted by Wosven

  1. 1 hour ago, AndyQ said:

    tagging various paragraphs and sections of text without having to constantly scroll up and down a single palette

    Again: +1.

    1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

    Don't you already have that with the style pulldown boxes

    No Walt, this is meant to modify existing portions of text, not to apply some paragraph styles to the selected text and some characters style to parts of this same text. If your paragraph style begin by A and your character style begin by Z…

    Here some examples (I won't count the styles), for a book with french and english texts, a small magazine, and a more complexe one:


    Usually, I would organize them in folder depending of sections where they need to be used (magazine), and I would have paragraph and character panels on a second screen. On ID, I would have next styles, object styles and a script to force apply styles from the object style informations, or from the 1st selected paragraph to the following ones.

    With APub, I need to scroll a lot up and down to find the styles I want to apply, or use shortcuts, but there's a limit to those, since they're mainly used for usual styles in all documents and our capacity to memorize them.


  2. Hi,

    I know it was already improve once, but it's not enough.
    The overflow red dot (or triangle for flowing to another frame) is only visible depending of the height of the frame: if we zoom out to create and adjust a new frame, it disappears.

    And the level of zoom needed for it to appear can be important! For example, if I need to flow ±325 footnotes on 250 pages, needing sometimes only 1 line at the bottom, I'll have to zoom in/zoom out 500 times!

    Second bug with this: it's impossible to find overflow in small frames if the zoom level doesn't allow enough space between the blue nodes of a  frame to display the red dot. Looking for overflow with a zoom of 270% on a document isn't a good workflow.
    While in text mode those indicators should be displayed, and perhaps bigger when zooming out, so it's easier to click on them. They should be shown with other tools too, but smaller.


  3. 11 hours ago, vopash said:

    it's self-evident that text should be constrained within its bounding box.

    For sure, but the line composer won't process again all the text, only this modified line and depending of result, try to find a solution. If the new no-break-styled text is longer than the line: it's pushed to the next line (we agree on this).

    Lines should be reprocessed from the start point of modifications, to the last line that's been modified because of this modification, or the ones following. I didn't check precisely, but I don't think that APub is able yet to reprocess left/right aligned text to try the best combinations to have even lenght lines.


    This look like APub is applying justification's letter spacing on the text to fit more than the line width. What are your parameters for those?

    Or perhaps it's a problem with this font, does it happen with other fonts? My "s" is half out too, but I had to apply a lot of "no_break" style here and there to get this result.


  4. Sorry, I tested earlier with the PNG from the link, and only tested with first the green colour and second with the red from matte export.

    In fact, I never use the Tool Colour Picker but the one on the palette or the modifier key Alt, so I didn't notice this "Apply to selection" option.

    Checked or not, this behavior will happen with all the apps (AD, AP, APub), when pacing or droping an image in a new file. It will happen with picked colour with the Colour picker Tool, and also when using other tools and selecting a swatch (Pantone or not) or a gradient.

    Was this happening with older versions like 1.6? I can't remember it, but it can be usefull…


  5. It's only happening if you click on the colour use as matte when exporting a transparent PNG to have a PNG without transparent background but a selectable and special colour that is used for the pixels that should be ignored/considered as transparent.
    That's the same as the use of this green colour to select and delete easily a background on an image when taking picture or filming, the difference is that it's an option and colour you choose while exporting a PNG.

    When I was talking of switching foreground/background, it was before clicking on the colour, since it's only one of those that modify the entire image's colour, the other one don't.

  6. 44 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

    Wosven's explanation about transparency and a palettized PNG file

    Today, you can save a PNG with transparency, but before, and perhaps with other file formats like JPG, there wasn't trasnparency and a trick was to use a special colour (a vibrant and barely use colour like the green above or RVB magenta), and the app would distinguish this colour and use only the parts that aren't this colour. It was used to design skins or set of icons for programs like Winamp, with all the parts in the same file separated by this colour.

    You only needed to specify the colour as we do with the "matte" option, or use the colour specified in a documentation.

    It's possible some apps can't read alpha channel and keep on using this.

    It doesn't explain why AD behave this way when selecting this colour, but why the matte colour is a special one and behave strangely differently. (But I would expect it to not be displayed when opening such a file => transparency as intended instead, and the area covered by this colour to be shown in the alpha channel).

  7. On 8/31/2019 at 2:29 PM, Tourmaline said:

    What about Extensis Suitcase Fusion? Used by a lot of pro's.

    It won't correct your fonts, if it's able to detect problems, it'll ask if you want to import them in the database or not. As the other apps, its font cache can be compromised, and you'll have to uninstall and reinstall it (faster way to resolve simple problems with Suitcase, i.e. when fonts don't load anymore when a program need them in a document).

    When it's messing royally with your fonts on the system, (not the little mess of above), it's complicated and take time to correct (but it's rare).

    And last point, last versions use the same model as Adobe: account with an email by licence (need Internet access? not sure since I'm always connected), and a monthly fee.

    But it's handy when managing a lot of (old) fonts and opening a lot of document that need different fonts.

  8. You need to look at the Text styles panel:

    1. Here, there's a [no style] for paragraphs and characters styles. That's the ones you want to erase the formatting.
    2. In the same panel, you can create text styles, and once you've create your new paragraph style, you'll only have to select another paragraph and click on the paragraph style to apply it.



  9. That's because "N Ha ynNUe" can't stay on the upper line (it's strange in the first frame that the "e" is out of the column), and I suppose "ynNUe" is too short for hyphenation?

    I thinks it depen of the line composer, if it calculate again or not the line. I can't have text overflowing like you, but if I add "pink_no-break" style, "des" comme to the upper line (even when it seems there's no place for it!).


  10. 35 minutes ago, Hans van Erp said:

    Copying-pasting? page after page?  sorry, I don't agree with that.

    If it's a book, the text should be linked, you can specify some headers only begin at the top of the next page. Did you tried pasting in Word? When I try in Libre Office, there's a problem and each paragraph begin on a new line.

    I don't know why, when I tried with my own document, the 250 pages were nearly perfect but the drops caps that needed adjusting.

  11. It seems AD can't understand multiple <svg> tags with different positions x and y:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><svg width="216" height="192" viewBox="0 0 216 192" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
    <svg width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24" id="ic_add_location_24px" x="24"><path d="M12 2C8.14 2 5 5.14 5 9c0 5.25 7 13 7 13s7-7.75 7-13c0-3.86-3.14-7-7-7zm4 8h-3v3h-2v-3H8V8h3V5h2v3h3v2z"/></svg>
    <svg width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24" id="ic_beenhere_24px" x="96" y="120"><path d="M19 1H5c-1.1 0-1.99.9-1.99 2L3 15.93c0 .69.35 1.3.88 1.66L12 23l8.11-5.41c.53-.36.88-.97.88-1.66L21 3c0-1.1-.9-2-2-2zm-9 15l-5-5 1.41-1.41L10 13.17l7.59-7.59L19 7l-9 9z"/></svg>
    <svg width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24" id="ic_directions_24px" y="24"><path d="M21.71 11.29l-9-9a.996.996 0 0 0-1.41 0l-9 9a.996.996 0 0 0 0 1.41l9 9c.39.39 1.02.39 1.41 0l9-9a.996.996 0 0 0 0-1.41zM14 14.5V12h-4v3H8v-4c0-.55.45-1 1-1h5V7.5l3.5 3.5-3.5 3.5z"/></svg>
    <svg width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24" id="ic_directions_bike_24px" x="24" y="24"><path d="M15.5 5.5c1.1 0 2-.9 2-2s-.9-2-2-2-2 .9-2 2 .9 2 2 2zM5 12c-2.8 0-5 2.2-5 5s2.2 5 5 5 5-2.2 5-5-2.2-5-5-5zm0 8.5c-1.9 0-3.5-1.6-3.5-3.5s1.6-3.5 3.5-3.5 3.5 1.6 3.5 3.5-1.6 3.5-3.5 3.5zm5.8-10l2.4- 1.3 3 2.1 5.1 2.1V9c-1.5 0-2.7-.6-3.6-1.5l-1.9-1.9c-.5-.4-1-.6-1.6-.6s-1.1.2-1.4.6L7.8 8.4c-.4.4-.6.9-.6 1.4 0 .6.2 1.1.6 1.4L11 14v5h2v-6.2l-2.2-2.3zM19 12c-2.8 0-5 2.2-5 5s2.2 5 5 5 5-2.2 5-5-2.2-5-5-5zm0 8.5c-1.9 0-3.5-1.6-3.5-3.5s1.6-3.5 3.5-3.5 3.5 1.6 3.5 3.5-1.6 3.5-3.5 3.5z"/></svg>



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