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  1. @MEB, @Dan C Thank you for your feedback! I reset the brush in the parameters, I used a masking brush. I tried it without and with rasterization. It seems like it takes the bottom, black layer and fills it with that as an inpaint image, and ignores the layer above it. The project is saved, I can upload it for testing (don't bother with the fonts).


  2. I have a similar problem and I can't solve it:

    - PNG image pasted

    - rasterised

    - added a new pixel layer on top

    - In the Inpainting Brush Tool I set Current Layer & Below

    - the device draws a black line.

    - I reset it under the More button, but to no avail. Any other ideas?



    And result:



    I also tried putting just this picture in a group to do it within, but it didn't help. The base background colour is black (not visible between the layers, it's lower down), probably that's what you sampled from?

  3. 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.

  4. 3 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

    The invisible text should be invisible in the PDF or when printing, too.

    But in the PDF I think a PDF viewer would locate it if the user did a Find command. For that reason, I think my approach is a bit better. Plus, there's no duplication of the text which can make it a bit easier if you need to change one of the headings.


    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.

  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. 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).


  8. 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).


  9. @Oufti 


     there is a short page on the left thus he wants to balance the two pages. 

    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.

  10. 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.


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