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    SirPL reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.305   
    Click here to download the latest beta
    Status: Public Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: 64 Bit Win 7 SP1 / Win 8.1 / Win 10  (>=1607)
    We are pleased to announce Affinity Publisher build 305 is now available as a manual download from the link above. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcement thread
    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the product, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread.
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
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    New Features
    Pinned Objects for Text
    It is now possible to 'pin' objects to a specific location in the text flow. As text is edited and reflows, the object travels with its pin.
    To access this feature you can use the 'Float with Text' or 'Inline with Text' buttons on the main toolbar. Further control of the object's placement is available via the 'Pinning Panel' (View > Studio > Pinning)
    DocX Import
    DocX is now offered as an option for import wherever txt and rtf were previously available (for example File > Place). It is chiefly designed with import of text content in mind. 
    Due to the wide variety of docx documents out there we will inevitably encounter issues and indeed there are features we won't initially support, for example:
    - DrawingML 
    - Fields
    - Footnotes and Endnotes
    - Multi-page tables
    If you have docx documents that are failing to import we would encourage you to share them with us if possible.
    Updates and Fixes
    General
    (Win) Fixes for Thumbnail Handler
    (Win) Fixed document grid for documents not in pixels
    Studio and Panels
    Allow navigating master pages with page buttons
    Fixes for master layers and masks
    Fix for 'Add swatch from Fill as Global' not always working
    (Mac) Fixed possible crash on closing documents
    (Mac) Preferences, Auto-Correct section layout issue
    (Mac) Fixed dragging selection into Assets Panel
    (Win) Fix for crash if Paragraph panel undocked in non English and Display DPI is scaled
    (Win) Fix for crash on Reset Studio with no document open.
    (Win) Fix for Fields panel not updating on document change
    (Win) Fixed grid colours not being saved correctly
    Import / Export
    Can't change page for certain PDFs when specifying 'TrimBox'
    Importing an RTF can cause app hang if RTF is invalid
    Better handling when closing documents
    Resources / Resource Manager
    Resource Manager reports images as Document Colour Space
    Fix for Replace Document always converting to Embedded
    Text / Tables
    Fixed 'Find' based on Format only
    Spell check on double page spread master page appears on 'empty' page space
    Fixes for Style Attributes that reference other Styles not updating correctly, e.g. Drop Caps, Initial Words
    Allow toggle overflow on frames from master pages
    Table selection fixes in instances where table has been scaled
    Table row / column header fixes in instances where table has been scaled
    Fixed crash attempting to apply a Table Format to a text frame
    Removed auto-convert Picture Frame to Text Frame. Explicit conversion is still available.
    Numbers highlighted as spelling errors when language set to German
    (Win) Changed precise increase / decrease leading shortcuts as they interfere with text navigation
    (Win) Character Variants failing to show up in Typography panel
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    Earlier Release Notes Beta 293
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    SirPL got a reaction from Alfred in Some pages don't resize when changing all of them   
    Two requests:
    May you please explain step-by-step how you resize the pages? What do you mean by "only some resize"? It's hard to help when we have so limited information. Please be more specific.
    Second thing: Please rename this thread to better reflect your problem.
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    SirPL reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.221   
    Please Click here to download the latest beta for Windows
    Status: Public Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: 64 Bit Win 7 SP1 / Win 8 / Win 10 
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce Affinity Publisher build 221 is now available as a manual download from the link above. We hope to put it on auto-update early next week.
    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the product, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread.
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
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    Updates and Fixes
    Master Pages
    Due to the changes in Master Page functionality in this build we strongly suggest you backup any documents that are valuable to you before testing.
    It is now possible to edit the content of Master Page Text Frames and Picture Frames directly from a spread the master is applied to. By default, on editing, the content attribute for the item in question is automatically unlinked, but the other attributes and geometry remain locked. It is also possible to entirely lock the Master Page instance if desired, to prevent unintended content edits. Finally options are available to edit all attributes of Master Page items linked - the Master Page and any other pages it is applied to will be updated - or to edit all attributes unlinked - only the copy on the current spread will be updated. In both of these cases an information bar is displayed while the editing ‘mode’ is active.
    Text flow between frames on masters is honoured when the master is applied and it is possible to create text flow between frames that have come from masters. When auto-flowing text from a frame that comes from a master the text auto-flow will use the matching frame on subsequent pages that have the same master applied or insert new pages with the same master.
    Note that the previous default behaviour was to edit all attributes for all master items linked, but also to lock the Master Page instance in the layers panel. If dealing with an old document and the new functionality is desired the instance will need to be unlocked or the Master reapplied.
    Link to master page tutorial / video here
    Amalgamated Text > Insert Text from File and File > Place
    Text > Insert Text from File has been removed and File > Place should be used instead. The types of files available via File > Place depends on context, for example if a Text Frame is selected then text files will be made available.
    Performance
    (Win) Fix for system mis-reporting RAM on some systems leading to poor performance.
    - If 'RAM Usage Limit' in Preferences > Performance is set to 1024MB you may be experiencing this issue. If so please set the limit manually to a higher value (typically the amount of Physical RAM installed) or Ctrl-Run Up to reset settings.
    Menus and Studio
    (Mac) Fixed the spurious black tiles issue when switching between multiple documents
    (Win) Fix for redraw issues when dragging document windows between monitors on some monitor setups
    (Win) Fixed Show Bleed failing to work under some circumstances
    Fixed min / max size issue for some panels
    Added Tooltips to Page Navigation controls
    (Mac) Fixed Colour Panel tabbing issues
    (Mac) Fix for Pasting control characters into Find and Replace fields.
    (Win) Fix for Find and Replace fields not being cleared when starting a new document
    (Mac) Paragraph / Character Panels now always show scrollbars if necessary
    (Win) Fix for Min / Max / Defaults in Paragraph Panel Justification settings
    (Win) Fix for crash trying to insert a Text Field without a text frame selected
    (Mac) Fixed Text Wrapping Dialog tab order
    Section Page Count is actually Section 'Last Page'
    Added 'Run Last Page' to Fields Panel
    Added Next and Previous Frame page numbers to Fields Panel
    (Win) Tools toolbar leaves monitor viewport when undocking on some monitor set ups
    (Win) Document Zoom Level is changed to 'Fit' when a Symbol / Asset etc is dragged out
    (Win) Fixed drag drop from Explorer to floating Document windows
    Fix for Paste Inside being disabled with multiple objects selected
    Section Manager selection fixes
    Tools and View
    Fix for Text Frame Baseline Grids drawing incorrectly
    (Win) Fixed issue setting CMYK colours for Guides
    (Mac) Fix for incorrect Ruler Origin on spreads other than first
    Text and Tables
    Tables and Text frames can now individually be set to ignore baseline grid
    Added support for language dependent smart quotes
    Allow for space above at tops of columns in more places. Fixes issues with Art Text
    No longer apply initial words formatting automatically to text generated by lists
    Fix for effect of next paragraph style on character formatting not being undone correctly
    Fix crash justifying narrow text
    Page Number glyphs are now shown as placeholders on master pages
    When creating a TOC reuse an unused style if there is one
    Fixed Hyphenation to exclude nulls from hyphenation strings because they confuse length rules
    (Mac) Fixed failure to ever set Restart Numbering 'Now' in Text Style Editor
    (Win) Fixed issue with Arial Black being incorrectly reported as missing
    Fix for Edit Text Style controls not updating when Font Family changed
    Fixed issue changing Table insets after scaling
    Fixed issue scrolling through the Font List if fonts with long names present
    Resizing text frame no longer causes issues with cursor position on the text ruler
    Fix for punctuation stopping 'Capitalise first word of sentence' from working
    Import / Export and Printing
    Fix for some EPS imports being incorrectly translated
    Document fields such as 'Author' and 'Subject' are now exported to PDF
    (Win) Fix for some stroke widths being printed incorrectly on rotated objects
    (Win) Fix for flipped text printing
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    Earlier Release Notes Beta 206
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    SirPL got a reaction from Wosven in Custom order of Text Styles   
    Hi guys.
    If any of the below statement is wrong please correct me.
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    I work a lot with InDesign and there's one thing in Publisher that vexes me: so little controll over Text Styles list. I mean the lack of ability to create directories and to sort elements as I wish to.
    I am used to having styles in a order I use them in a document (first headers, than paragraph variants)

    To do that in Publisher I would need to prefix them with a number. But it makes later reordering quite hard.
    I tried that once and I ended with style called "8.25 Chapter number". That's very stup... ekhm... inconvinient.
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    When it comes to directories: I'm aware of concept of Group Styles which was indended (?) to substitute directories. But the behavior is different.
    I work a lot with bi-lingual publications and in InDesign I very often make two directories with the very same styles (the only difference is language used for hyphenation). i.e. when I work with English I collapse French directory.

    In Publisher I can't have two styles with the same name:

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    I would really appreciate the ability to organize styles in directories and to sort styles and directories according to my needs.
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    SirPL reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.145 (Windows)   
    Please Click here to download the latest beta for Windows 
    Status: Public Beta
    Purpose: General Testing
    Requirements: None
    Hi, we have a preview of build 145.
    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the product, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread.
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. Many thanks for your continued feedback.
    New Features and Fixes
    New Documents
    - When creating a document, added option to create multiple pages
    - Also added option to automatically create and assign a master
    - Also added bleed margin settings
    Menus / Toolbars / Studio
    - (Windows) The View > Studio list is now sorted alphabetically
    - (Windows) Fixed Alignment popup 'Distribute' UI disable glitch 
    - (Windows) Fixed crash dragging Layers / Styles into Pages Panel
    - (Windows) Fixed crash when creating a new assets category
    - (Windows) Force Pixel Alignment is now turned off by default
    - (Windows) Fixed picture frame properties fitting mode highlight
    - (Mac) Fixed page indicator content clipping
    - (Mac) Resetting Workspace now resets panel widths correctly
    - (Mac) Fixed panel widths getting reset after restart
    - (Mac) Fixed some large UI fonts issues with 'Preferences'
    Import
    - Fixed import of margins from afdesign / afphoto files
    - PDF import text spacing improvements
    Document and Page Management
    - Pages now inherit master page margins unless overridden
    - Fixed calculation of margins when converting to / from a facing pages document
    - Fixed drawing glitch with facing master pages and 'Clip to Canvas'
    - Fixed incorrect duplication of guides from source page when adding pages
    - Added Pica units to 'Spread Setup' / 'Add Master Spread' / ruler units menu
    -- The ruler units menu is missing on Windows, will be added soon
    - Document units are now honoured when setting up bleed in 'Document Setup'
    - Fixed master page name editing / commit glitch
    - (Windows) Fixed glitch adding facing page masters after changing document setup
    - (Mac) Fixed some large UI font issues with 'Add Master Spread' dialog
    Tools
    - Fixed issue with gradient fill tool with gradients applied to text frames
    - Rotation gesture is now disabled by default in Preferences (for Publisher only)
    - Fixed issue with stroke weights when pasting between documents with differing DPIs
    -- We are aware of other DPI pasting issues, please bear with us
    - Fixed instances where Symbols were not detaching correctly
    Text
    - Changing text frame gutter / column widths no longer changes the frame width
    - Added command to distribute column widths equally on a multi-column frame
    - It is now possible to link gutter widths on a multi-column frame to keep them in step
    -- Changing linked gutter widths can unbalance columns widths, will be fixed soon
    - Fixed placement of wrap shape when editing wrap shape of grouped child
    - Fixed text wrap issues with vector cropped objects
    - Fixes for interaction of text indents and text wrapping
    - Fix for calculation of OpenType character widths with certain combinations of attributes
    - Fixed for text frame baseline grid not drawing correctly in some cases
    - Character Panel decoration line style and Stroke Panel line style now update in sync
    - Fix for Text Styles Panel not refreshing after being unhidden
    - Fixed auto-resize of text for single lines of text in an overflowing frame
    - Fixed crash editing TOC styles after deleting all text styles
    - Fixed text AutoFlow issues with pages with pre-existing content
    - Updated tool drawing for text flows containing hidden text frames
    - Fixed auto hyphenation issues for text with diacritics etc
    - Fix for spelling highlight not being updated when applying a Table Format
    - Improvements to Title Case / Sentence case for languages other than English
    - Selecting text within lists improved
    - The 'Next Page Number' text field has been renamed 'Next Frame Page Number'
    -- Because this is what it does. Useful for e.g. 'Continued on'
    - Fixed crash using some Autocorrect replacements in some languages
    - (Windows) The text frame 'Ignore Text Wraps' option is now correctly initialised
    - (Windows)Fixed issue reverting text style stylistic set variants to 'No Change'
    - (Windows) Fixed issue setting text styles right optical alignment
    - (Windows) Fix for words with soft hyphen being shown as misspelled
    Resources
    - Resource Manager layout improvements
    - Fixed crash when cancelling some Resource Manager operations
    - Colour space for un-profiled PNGs is now assumed to be sRGB
    Tables
    - Changing column count using the onscreen control could be unreliable
    Export / Print
    - Fix for N-Up left / top gaps being ignored
    - Better check for space characters when printing (catches Times New Roman 'LSEP')
    - Single spread documents can now be exported as individual pages
    - Fix for inner bleed not being honoured for leading / trailing pages when exporting to PDF
    - (Windows) Fix for custom print paper dimensions not respecting units
    - (Mac) Book and booklet printing on Mac now honours bleed
    Misc
    - (Windows) Fixed Document Thumbnails not displaying in Explorer
    As well as the fixes in the earlier updates
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    SirPL reacted to Seneca in Where are the abbreviarions stored?   
    Maybe the developers could add Import and Export buttons to Preferences >Abbreviations.
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    SirPL reacted to carl123 in Where are the abbreviarions stored?   
    There is an abbreviations.propcol file in appdata (search for it) which is updated when you add a new abbreviation
    I have no idea if you can safely copy it between Windows PCs so you may have to "take one for the team" and let us know what happens.
    Back up the existing one first
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    SirPL got a reaction from Rich313 in Words with soft hyphen are shown as misspelled   
    I think the title is self-explainatory. I wish publisher skip soft hyphens and other zero-width character in spellchecking.

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    SirPL got a reaction from mykee in Words with soft hyphen are shown as misspelled   
    @mykee – I think it's not a bug but misconception of what hyphen is for. Let me explain on that:
    In polish books there's a similar concept of indicating dialogs and narration, but we do it with dashes: en – or em —. Hyphen however is used only for... hyphenation.
    So why Publisher changes hyphens to soft ones? Because it expects them to be placed only at the end of a line and inside a word. Thanks to the change if you resize a text frame, you don't get a hyphen in the middle of the running text.
    What you can do about it?
    Use find and replace (soft hyphen => en dash) Import better typesetted documents
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    SirPL reacted to Chris B in Words with soft hyphen are shown as misspelled   
    Thanks. I'll pass this to the developers for you.
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    SirPL reacted to captain_slocum in Inline Graphics & Anchors to objects   
    Some understatement! ESSENTIAL. How can you possible produce a long document with graphics without the graphics flow with the text?
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    SirPL got a reaction from Rich313 in Words with soft hyphen are shown as misspelled   
    I think the title is self-explainatory. I wish publisher skip soft hyphens and other zero-width character in spellchecking.

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    SirPL reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.139 (Windows)   
    A later release is now available here or pinned to the top of this forum
    Click here to download the latest beta for Windows
    Status: Public Beta
    Purpose: General Testing
    Requirements: None
    Hi, we have a preview of build 139 for you. Hopefully we will put it on Auto Update later this week, but for now it is just a manual download.
    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the product, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread.
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. Many thanks for your continued feedback.
    Fix List
    Document Setup / Import
    - (Windows) Fixed selection of a User Preset after editing
    - Added Picas as a unit of measurement
    - Fixed bleed labels for facing pages
    - Fixed display of inner bleed guides in facing pages documents
    - Fixed placing images from stock panel into picture frames in non-RGB/8 format documents
    Document / Page Management
    - Fix for master page objects not loading correctly, resulting in apparent loss of content / display issues
    - Fixed various issues when symbols were used on master pages
    - Document bleed is now applied correctly to newly created master pages
    - Fixed crash when detaching a master page layer via Symbols Panel
    - Fixed crash when attempting to apply a deleted master page
    Tools and Menus
    - (Mac) Moved View > Zoom to separate sub menu
    - Added View > Preview Mode - hides all guides and applies 'Clip to Canvas'
    - (Mac) Fixed Ctrl+Click in Swatches Panel
    - (Mac) Fixed issue deleting Document Palettes
    - Fixed Pages Panel so that masters and pages cannot be selected at the same time
    - Fixed Navigator Panel so it always displays current spread
    - Added Colour Picker tool to keyboard shortcuts on Windows
    - (Windows) Fixed persistence of the 'Automatically Update Linked Resources' option
    - (Windows) Fixed issues resetting defaults from Preferences
    - (Mac) Guide Manager lists are now sorted
    - Implemented Cancel / Undo for multi-image import
    - Added a textual description to the Fields Panel
    - Fixed crash selecting 'Edit Mask'
    Text
    - (Mac) Fixed entry of Line Breaks (Soft Returns)
    - Fixed issue with text input due to invalid Tool context selection after using e.g. Fill Tool
    - Autofit frame to text now accounts for hidden overflow text
    - Autofit frame to text now honours bottom text frame inset
    - Fixed interaction of Paragraph decorations and first line indents
    - Fixed general character counting hyphenation issues with multi-byte characters and ligatures
    - Fixed hyphenation issues with dictionaries using encodings other than UTF-8
    - Fixed character width issues with specific OpenType fonts
    - List tab stops now calculate correctly if document has been re-scaled
    - Text Wrap for Text on a Path now wraps correctly to the open curve
    - Text ruler caret now handles document scaling correctly
    - Fixed issue accessing multiple decorations when editing a text style
    - 'No Change' text style options now inherit base style values when edited
    - Fixed issue entering 0 value for text style options when set to 'No Change'
    Find and Replace
    - Prevented Find and Replace from being enabled if no search criteria specified
    - Fixed glitch preventing Find and Replace with empty replace string
    Font Manager
    - Fixed 'Locate Font' not wrapping at end of document
    - Ensured 'Locate Font' always selects the relevant text
    Resources
    - Fixed Resource Manager to open with currently selected image(s)
    - Resource Manager commands are now initially enabled correctly when images are selected
    - Prevented unwanted Embedded / Linked Policy switch prompt when updating linked images
    Export / Printing
    - (Mac) Fixed issue printing where blank pages were generated
    - Fixed Print dialog preview not reflecting current N-Up settings
    - Fixed issue printing with page range and Booklet imposition
    - Fixed instance where Print > Layout Height and Width fields could be reported incorrectly
    - Fixed issues where Export could remove previously exported file
    - Fixed bleed for single page PDF export
    and the fixes included in the previous patch #133
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    SirPL reacted to VolkerMB in Inconsistent margin setup   
    Hi,
    call it a cosmetic issue, but to me it is an inconsistency: When you set up a new document, the input field for the top margin is found at the top right edge while it is positioned at the left bottom edge when setting up a new master page (see pics). Or is it just me who doesn't understand the reason behind ...
    Best,
    Volker
     


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    SirPL reacted to MikeW in Inconsistent margin setup   
    They should agree. And I think that they should be rearranged like
    Top Margin / Inner Margin
    Bottom Margin / Outer Margin
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    SirPL reacted to James Rodriguez in Flush Space   
    I'd like to request a 'Flush Space' be added to Publisher's Insert menu, please. In InDesign, this invisible white space ensures proper spacing of groups of text when using Justified All Lines. Kinda hard to describe so let David Blatner explain here.
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    SirPL reacted to Chris_K in [1.7.0.133 β] Inconsistent change of Space Before/After   
    Hi SirPl
    This occurs for any of the options that are set to [No Change] by default. I have passed it on to the developers
    Cheers
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    SirPL reacted to Peter Kahrel in Footnotes/Endnotes   
    I'll add my vote for footnote and endnote support.
    > Hope you can implement it in a similar way like in InDesign, . . .
    Please, Affinity, whatever you do, don't look at InDesign's notes. Footnotes are at the document level in InDesign, they should be at the level of the story. That way each story can have its own numbering style and start number. It should also be possible (as it isn't in InDesign), to set the first footnote in a text as an uncued note. And users should be able to define their own sequence and appearance of note symbols (asterisk, pilcrow, dagger, double dagger, paragraph symbol, etc.).
    > Visit any university library and you'll find that endnotes replaced footnotes long ago, perhaps in the 1950s.
    Complete nonsense. Academic publishers prefer footnotes.
    > In the era before computers, endnotes were far easier to typeset.
    That's why notes were set as endnotes at some stage. Endnotes hung on for non-academic texts and in texts published by penny-pinching publishers, but nowadays footnotes are preferred by many. Footnotes are still more labour-intensive than endnotes, but the difference in effort is not nearly as big as it used to be.
    > In today's world, their appearance at the bottom of a page is seen as clutter by most readers. 
    In my experience, readers just get annoyed by having to go to the end of the book (or worse, to the end of the chapter in multi-authored volumes). 
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    SirPL reacted to A_B_C in Footnotes/Endnotes   
    Visit any university library and you'll find that endnotes replaced footnotes long ago, perhaps in the 1950s. In the era before computers, endnotes were far easier to typeset. In todays world, their appearance at the bottom of a page is seen as clutter by most readers.
    While this might be true up to a certain point for academic publications in the English-speaking world (and while there is a certain international convergence in recent years), there are also cultural differences. German academic publications are still heavily using footnotes for reference purposes as well as for comments and clarifications. And while footnotes might be perceived as clutter from a typographic point of view (it can be incredibly difficult to typeset certain sorts of academic texts in a visually pleasing way), they are much more practical for readers. Personally, I don’t like reading a book from two ends.
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    SirPL reacted to Mike Perry in Footnotes/Endnotes   
    Add me to those voting for footnotes and endnotes, but with a strong stress on the later. Visit any university library and you'll find that endnotes replaced footnotes long ago, perhaps in the 1950s. In the era before computers, endnotes were far easier to typeset. In todays world, their appearance at the bottom of a page is seen as clutter by most readers. And being able to have both in the same document would be handy. Footnotes could be used at the bottom of a page to clarify ideas. Endnotes far away could be used to give references that most people don't read.
    I would, however, agree with those who'd like to see footnotes handled in a more powerful way. Untangling Tolkien, my day-by-day chronology of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings was done in Framemaker, which allowed me create the equivalent of footnotes for references to the source in LOTR in a sidebar alongside the text to which it applies. That worked far better than bottom of the page footnotes or endnotes. I can't do that in ID.
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    SirPL reacted to A_B_C in Footnotes/Endnotes   
    +1 … of course … 
    And the option of converting footnotes to endnotes and vice versa. And the option of using a different number of columns for footnotes than for the main text. And the option of positioning footnote frames freely on a spread. And …
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    SirPL reacted to Calum MacLeod (pangur) in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.133 (Windows)   
    Will there be, or are there already, footnotes available for book or long booklet publications?
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    SirPL reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.133 (Windows)   
    This thread is now locked as there is a more recent beta available in a thread pinned to the top of this forum
    Click here to download the latest beta for Windows
    Status: Public Beta
    Purpose: General Testing
    Requirements: None
    Hi, you may have recently received an email about build 128, but here on the cutting edge we have build 133 for you. Hopefully we will put it on Auto Update early next week, but for now it is just a manual download.
    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the product, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread.
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. Many thanks for your continued feedback.
    Fix List
    General Tools and Menus
    - Added facility to Create and Manage Document Presets from New Document dialog
    - Text frame column control not shown on smaller Mac screens
    - Stabiliser for Pencil tool fixed
    - Remove Baseline Grid Toggle from the Toolbar
    - Zoom tool fixed to default to Scrubby Zoom on Windows (Scrubby Rulez, OK)
    - Ctrl-click not bringing up context menu for page objects on Mac
    - Ctrl-click not bringing up context menu in Pages Panel
    - Fixed Escape not dismissing context menu on Windows
    - Preferences > Auto-correct options not remembered after restart
    - Preferences > Title Exceptions UI not working as expected on Mac
    - Preferences > Reset Fills could crash on Mac
    - Fix for Preferences > 'Automatically Update Linked Resources' not applying after restart
    - Fixed some keyboard shortcut combinations not working to apply Text Styles
    Import
    - Implemented better Bleed handling when opening PDF files
    Page Management
    - Fixed Pages Panel thumbnail drawing which could fail on Windows
    - Fixed instance where Master Pages failed to create
    - Bleed settings converted to Inner / Outer Bleed for facing pages documents
    Text
    - Fixed crash pressing Cmd-Delete on an empty text frame
    - Fixed application of a paragraph style wiping character style attributes
    - Drawing of red wavy spell underlines is erratic
    - Hide Overflow text by default (Publisher only)
    - Applying a DropCap now decomposes any ligature
    - Fixed application of DropCap affecting whether ligatures are disabled by kerning
    - Fixed Optical Alignment with accented characters
    - Fixed Optical Alignment issues with Tab stops
    - Triple clicking paragraph to select it no longer highlights bullet / number on next paragraph
    - Fixed 'Autofit Frame to Text' causing overflow in some circumstances
    - Paragraph Panel, Tab Stops section, Tab stop leader dropdown button fixed on Mac
    - Added capability to centre list text after bullet
    - Prevented unwanted character attributes being applied to bullets and list numbering
    - Fixed silly limit on 'Start numbering at' for numbered lists
    - Tab stop 'From Right' setting not being honoured for the Text Ruler
    - Fixed crash on Mac accessing Stylistic Sets from Character Panel
    - Frame text column guides added as an 'Object Geometry' Snapping Candidate
    Tables
    - Multiple instances of System Palette appeared in Table Fills list
    Images and Resources
    - Fixed failure of Mac 'Quick Look' to close from the Place dialog
    - 'Linked Resource Changed' pop up could causes the afpub file to be locked on Mac
    - Resource Manager list 'Update' fixes
    - Fixed some Selection issues when working with Resource Manager 
    - Picture Frame Properties dialog fixed for large UI fonts
    - Fixed Picture Frame crash when converting to curves
    Assets
    - Fixed import and export of Assets on Windows
    TOC
    - Adding character to TOC separator field could cause crash
    Export
    - Moved 'Preview Export when complete' on PDF Export to main dialog
    - Redundant 'Include Bleed' removed from PDF Export > 'More' Options
    - Export now allows picking a page / spread / range for export
    - Removed references to Export Persona in File Export 
    Plus the fixes found in the last beta #128
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    SirPL got a reaction from A_B_C in [Bug Windows] Annoying way of changing inherited values   
    Doesn't work on Windows. Pressing enter with or without entering 0 does not cause the change being registered. So that's a clear bug of Windows UI.
    Dear moderators, please move this thread to Affinity Publisher Beta / Bugs on Windows forum.
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    SirPL reacted to Aammppaa in Keyboard Shortcuts - differentiate between numeric keypad and standard numbers   
    By default the number keys set opacity - which is fine. BUT AD doesn't distinguish between the standard numbers and the numeric keypad, to which I'd really like to assign a bunch of other shortcuts.
     
    With 15 keys on the numpad, and at least 3 different modifiers, there are >45 keyboard shortcuts going to waste here!
     
    Also, under the current system, if I do set a numeric keypad numeral as a shortcut, it doesn't warn me that there is an existing clash with the opacity function... worst of both worlds!
     
    Thanks for your consideration.
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