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Wolf Wallis

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  1. Wolf Wallis

    Beta Build 1.7.2.420 Crashing Consistently

    Thanks. Agree what I'm facing is unique. As it's logged with the developers, we can hope a solution will reveal itself while working the more common issues showing. No tablets plugged in, only a few external drives, an Elgato dock and an Apple Superdrive. My thinking is there is definitely some element of my desktop setup that's creating the issues. Fonts have been aggressively cleaned up, OS is running sharply. There are still 32-bit apps running, yet I've had no other bumps, glitches or issues except with Publisher. Here's hoping other platforms are doing better and the desktop platform for Publisher will turn around. Will continue following the forums and watching for breaking news.
  2. Wolf Wallis

    Beta Build 1.7.2.420 Crashing Consistently

    Don't think anyone else is helping at this point. Pauls had replied to a few of the posts, but haven't heard from him. I've also exclusively gone to the 422 beta build and have another post in this forum. Still experiencing crashes when creating a para style. Happens if I modify Body style as well as creating a new style. Purchased the 1.7.1 on release day and still really want to roll the sleeves up with Publisher. At this point, it's not running. Very impressed with everyone and no complaints. Just issues with Publisher. Any recommendations on what I should do?
  3. Wolf Wallis

    Crashing-All Versions

    New crash report. Was unable to save the doc before it crashed, but there is a video of the event to go along with the latest crash report. Screen_Recording_2019-07-15_at_10_39.55_PM.mov Affinity Publisher Beta_2019-07-15-224123_iMacUp.crash
  4. Wolf Wallis

    Crashing-All Versions

    Okay, I have posts in 1.7.1 forum, 1.7.2.420 forum, and now 1.7.2.422. Crash reports and video drops can be provided, but for now I'll just say all three versions crash. One of our more advanced partners, Pauls, pointed me in the direction of fonts and I appreciate that advice greatly. In truth, my fonts were extremely cluttered and showing duplicates. Last night, I did a complete font restore, removing all but the Mojave system fonts, plus added in two fonts intended for work, Palatino and Weiss-Bold. Cleared out font caches and databases to ensure all was running smoothly. While I was at it, booted into recovery mode and ran disk utility. In other words, without testing Publisher for failure, I paid attention to my own system. When I saw on the forums that a .422 beta build was available, I downloaded and tried that (uninstalled .420 beta build, kept official release). Sorry to say that .422 beta build crashed on me in the manner of my other crashes. Yes, my intuition and educated guess tells me the culprit may be something on my system that is causing the crashes. Not sure how as I've streamlined, fixed, repaired, cajoled and willed my iMac into submissive and appropriate behavior. For now, I am unaware of anything else I could possibly do to alter my machine. Understand that fixing the bugs that a lot of other folks are having is paramount in the scheme of things. Many can be fixed by mere explanation, minor bug fixes, deft workarounds. Have a feeling my remedy, although it could turn out to be something relatively minor, may take additional time. Hoping the developers are able to devote some time to my issue once things calm down. In the interim, I'm open to any and all suggestions. UPDATE: Attaching document and a crash report on the .422 beta build. Document was blank slate, plus had reset the program prior to doc creation. Actions at the time of crash: edited body para style; changed font, font size, tracking, kerning, spacing. Clicked okay and about 7-10 seconds later, whoosh. On this same document, tried to insert page number fields. # sign went away, now have blank text box. Cleared, then reapplied master A. No changes. If crashes were built in, program runs great. Wish I could provide more details, but... Affinity Publisher Beta_2019-07-12-165703_iMacUp.crash Bios and Farewells.afpub
  5. Wolf Wallis

    Crashing repeatedly

    Thanks for the help and words of encouragement. I'll keep exploring system, font, display or other conflicts on my end. No, have not read of the behavior I'm having with others...quite atypical. Hopefully, something will reveal itself, either on my side or the developers.
  6. Wolf Wallis

    Crashing repeatedly

    Thanks for the advice on fonts. Cleared the cache and checked for dupes and conflicts. Since I have both the 1.7.1.408 and .420 beta, not sure where to post, but, this video recording was using the beta, which is the version I should likely stick to for now. Video is interesting in that no actions were taken, no selections changed. Just viewed the Base font attributes. Screen Recording 2019-07-11 at 12.07.14 AM.mov
  7. Wolf Wallis

    Crashing repeatedly

    Cleared the font cache successfully. Repaired permissions and restarted. Created new document and Publisher did the same crash. Affinity Publisher_2019-07-10-123632_iMacUp.crash
  8. Wolf Wallis

    Crashing repeatedly

    Okay, not sure if this reveals much, but below is a quick video. If there is another operation that might help better, let me know and I'll see what I can recreate. Screen_Recording_2019-07-10_at_10_02.36_AM.mov
  9. Wolf Wallis

    Crashing repeatedly

    No odd setups, 3rd party graphics. Only additional utility running is Dr. Cleaner Pro with no negative effects. Will try to post a video here later in the day.
  10. Wolf Wallis

    Crashing repeatedly

    Quick note on the crashing mentioned in this thread. Tried something different. Same result, but it may have bearing. Instead of using the panels at the right to access Paragraph Styles, instead, selected the frame text tool and accessed the context menu bar. From there, selected paragraph style and selected new. It let me create the para style when I clicked OK. Three seconds later, whoosh, Publisher went bye bye. At least for me, the problem isn't accessing and using the main panels, like the Para/Text Styles Panels at the right. It's within the Create New/Edit Paragraph Style and when I've arrived at the end of creating that new style. Hope this helps. Affinity Publisher_2019-07-09-233154_iMacUp.crash
  11. Wolf Wallis

    Beta Build 1.7.2.420 Crashing Consistently

    Trying to remain in the proper forum. Posted my latest crash using the beta build mistakenly on the official 1.7.1 Publisher Bugs forum. At the risk of missing out on some help, am reposting my latest crash report here. It was using the beta build. Re-describing the crash, successfully created a preset for a new document (Half Ltr, 140mm x 216mm), created five pages, then went to the master pages. Turned off 'Show Samples' in the Text Styles panel options, then created a new para style, modifying font, font size, as well as selected to show in both panels. Clicked okay and hooray, the new para style 'Folio' was created. About 3-5 seconds after clicking okay, the Publisher Beta crashed. Mac OS X, Mojave, 10.14.5, iMac (Late 2013), 3.2GHz Intel core i5, 32GB memory, NVidia GE Force Affinity Publisher Beta_2019-07-09-115225_iMacUp.crash
  12. Wolf Wallis

    Crashing repeatedly

    Oops. No go. Used the beta build for the following and created a new document. First things first, created a new document preset called Half Letter (140mm x 216mm) successfully. Attaching the crash report. Turned off Show Samples prior to creating anything. Went to Master Pages. Created a new Paragraph Style (selected new para style icon at bottom of Text Style Panel). Created a style called Folio, modified font, font size, selected for style to appear in both panels. Clicked okay and Publisher still up and running! Started to place a text box on the master page and whoosh! it crashed. Wasn't able to save the document, but here is the crash report. Affinity Publisher Beta_2019-07-09-115225_iMacUp.crash
  13. Wolf Wallis

    Crashing repeatedly

    Will do! I'll post back hopefully with good news. If not, will try to be detailed as best I can. Thanks Pauls.
  14. Wolf Wallis

    Beta Build 1.7.2.420 Crashing Consistently

    Jon, thanks for posting. I was able to move around in the Paragraph Style Panel, selecting a few of the attributes in the left pane (font, spacing, etc.). After repeated crashing of the 1.7.1 release and seeing the checklist of fixes for the 1.7.2.420 customer beta, thought things would calm down. First thing I wanted to do to set up my document is to create the styles I want to work with (history: tons of old InDesign files were used to create three books. I'm beginning work on the fourth, hopefully being able to use Publisher. Crashing appears indiscriminate in that clicking the tab title sometimes does it, more often when going into the attributes and selecting a preference, then clicking okay for that attribute change. Not able to proceed much further than that. Crash report and affected document posted on 6 July were my latest attempts. Walked away to study the forums, maybe glean an error I'm doing wrong or anything to help understand the crashing problem. Will try any method or procedure necessary if anyone can guide me. Thanks again for the help.
  15. Not sure the beta build 1.7.2.420 will work for you. I, too, have had problems with the Text Styles/Para Styles Panels. At times creating a style, other times, as you mention, hitting the tab or undocking the panel. Many fixes have been tackled in this beta build and kudos to the support assistance, developer notes, etc.; Affinity Serif is definitely in it for the long haul, providing a quality family of software as well as the responsive support that goes with it. Try the beta build for yourself; however, if even looking at the Text Style Panels is causing crashes, we'll all need to be patient.
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