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  1. Here is the screenshot. In the other thread, we talked about having hidden text, and I set it to 1 pt, plus 0 pt line-height. I generated a TOC from it and got this. Hooray. It's getting frustrating in Publisher that it inherits the style when adding a new element. If I press the Revert Defaults button, I get the text fine without formatting, but then it doesn't work as a TOC, but as plain text. Okay, now I've tried it: if I press the button after adding the empty text frame and then generate a TOC, the letter will be correct. Annoying, but I'll try to pay attention to that from now on.
  2. I've just tried this with TOC (because it takes over the formatting of titles, I don't know why). As soon as I pressed it, the text formatting went back to the default, but it lost the TOC fields.
  3. True, but if I have the author and title within a paragraph, I can't align them separately (for example, author to the right, title in the middle, or a line under the author name), because that's paragraph formatting. I was thinking about this, too, to have it within a paragraph, but then the formatting is more tied up.
  4. Thanks for the ideas for making invisible texts. The question is how much of a problem it will be for the PDF export, or what will be visible in print. In any case, you have posted some interesting ideas. I was wondering if you could also have sections in TOC, but they might slip when you break them. If you have more ideas, come, I look forward to it!
  5. I would like a custom TOC structure. I have two paragraphs: an Author Name, followed by a Title 1. When I create the TOC, I want it to be in the format Author Name - Title. If I use Line break in Title this working, but should be the hyphen between the name and the title in the TOC. The reason I would use two paragraph styles is because there is a different font and layout for the title and author name. How can I make the TOC not see it as a separate paragraph and include the hyphen after the name?
  6. I'm editing text for a book, and after I'm done, the new text boxes apply the text and font styles I used before, and make it difficult for me to reformat. Sometimes turning off text style is enough, but sometimes [No style] is not enough. There are times when parameters like No wrap or Superscript are left on, and I could go on and on. Where could I turn off the option to use a raw style for new text and textboxes, instead of inheriting previous styles, colors and others?
  7. I used -240 for tracking, and Arial Unicode as font. Thanks, that's another brilliant tip!
  8. Thanks for both tips, I'll try them and whichever I can use better I'll choose. Thank you very much!
  9. That leaves the creation of the vector wave. I watched your video on how you do it, and I'll try to do something with the waves. Thank you very much!
  10. Heading 1 always starts on a new page, but not always on the same page (so even or odd - variable). I thought of tying it to a style so that the distance, size, scale from the heading could be adjusted. Since each heading is a different length, so master pages would unfortunately only complicate things in my opinion.
  11. Here's an example, I want a wavy line like this under Heading 1, which is style related, so it can depend on the width of the heading or it can go from margin to margin.
  12. For my headline style, I want to draw a wavy line, which I wanted to do with the Decorations styling, but I can't find a wavy line. For some titles it would be nice to have a different kind of decoration (like an image or a special/ornamental character), but I can't find a way to tie it to the style either. How can I add title-related images, ornamental characters to a style?
  13. In the Hungarian text, dialogue is marked by a space after the dash, followed by the text. The text is followed by a space, followed by a dash, followed by a space again. To keep the size of the space at the think mark constant, I use En Space. My problem is that En Space is not breakable. How can I insert a breakable En Space to the dashes?
  14. It's interesting, because I didn't see a blue line, and I'm working with version 2.1.1. Maybe you have to turn that on somewhere. 🙄
  15. Yes, these parameters are mandatory for bookformatting. That's why I use Tracking 98% of the time for paragraphs, and I can gain plus or minus one line almost every time. Here is final result:
  16. As far as the settings are concerned, for me, this is one of the mandatory parameters in the Flow options for the running text: I used Column Break at the beginning of the text breaking, now I delete them and break the text again without adding extra characters, so I only achieve the text breaking by using either the frame options. The extra object thing just isn't necessarily a good thing because I could use that force to set the margin at the bottom, so changing the bottom inset might be a nicer solution (though less visible if the text slides).
  17. Line break was the first one I tried. The first one breaks the text into a new line, and the second one adds an extra blank line, which moves the text to the other side. So two line breaks are added to the text. The No widow and No orphan options are on by default, which is why the slides at the bottom of the page are there, because Affinity enforces them. It would be too complicated to have an option to make the rows at the bottom of the page equal. In 98% of the cases I use the trick of using Character -> Tracking on shorter/longer paragraphs to gain or add an extra line. But there are times when Tracking can't be used because there is no paragraph, and in those cases it would be nice to have some solution where an extra line could be sent to the other frame without breaking the text. For this reason, I tried Frame or Column Break, where I was surprised to see that it creates a new paragraph instead of a plain break (like Line break).
  18. I didn't understand this either, why didn't you leave this part at the bottom of the previous page and put it in a new frame when it is two lines long. But I got over that. Maybe it didn't fit because of the Baseline Grid alignment, I don't know.
  19. @Oufti That's the point, that the lines at the bottom of each page should end at the same height, that's the goal. You are right, Frame and Column break breaks also break up the text. I just didn't understand why if I break the text, it creates a new paragraph instead of continuing the previous one in the style (so no indentation and new paragraph in a new column/frame, as in Line break.
  20. I won't touch the frame, but thanks for the second tip, I'll check it out! Since it is running text and the text can move, I don't like to change the frame or set a parameter that might cause problems later on when correcting the text. Bottom inset can be really useful in such cases, though. But if you use two columns, it would not be bad to break text within a paragraph without opening a new paragraph.
  21. I would like the number of lines at the bottom of the pages of the book to match, i.e. the two pages should be in mirror image in terms of the number of lines. Typography. I usually use Tracking to align the lines, but there may be a line mismatch between the two pages. In this case, I would send the last line of one paragraph to the other frame, but if I do this with Frame or Column break, it is taken as a new paragraph in the next frame, not a continuation of the paragraph. For example, you get first line indent. So it's like opening a new paragraph, not continuing the old one. See my sample, this wrong: I need this: But if I press Column break or Frame break, it will be at the top of the next page with first line indent as a new paragraph:
  22. I'm also a bookworm, and my problem is that I need to move two lines of a paragraph to a new page. The Frame or Column break solution would be fine, but in this case it creates a new paragraph on the next page, which is not good, since the two lines still belong to the previous paragraph. The Line break solves the problem, but in the case of a text slip, a blank line remains, so it may cause a breakage error. Is there an option to prevent the Frame and Column break from opening a new paragraph? Or is this a bug?
  23. Ok, I misunderstood something. If I add a subgroup to a group and then click on the arrow of the main group with ALT, it opens the subgroup, but not without ALT. But I understand the function and it works.
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