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  1. Once I realized you meant the Keyboard system preferences, I found the Text section and checked the Spelling dropdown. British English was listed, but for shiggles I hit Set Up, and guess what? It wasn't checked there! I checked it, fired up Publisher, and now it's an option in the Language dropdown. Then my problem was getting it to stop marking the spelling wrong. First I changed all the text styles to the correct language. But it was still marking words wrong even though they were ok. Then I remembered that Publisher has it's own settings for Spell Check and went in there, changed to UK English, and then everything was good! Is there a reason you can indicate language in the Text Styles but the Publisher Spell Check option overrides wether it considers something spelled wrong or not? But yay for finally getting the UK English dictionary to work. An obvious bug in the computer OS, and not within Affinity. Thanks!
  2. Hello! I find my situation ironic, as I dealt with all my US English text being underlined because it wasn't UK English for the longest time, and now that I need UK English checks, it simply won't come up in AP. I am attaching multiple screenshots here, as I'm at my wit's end as to why I cannot get UK English to show up as a spell check option. First, I checked my system languages, realized English (UK) wasn't listed there under 'Preferred languages', added it, and restarted my computer. However, it doesn't matter if I go into the Text Style panel, the AP preferences itself, or the character panel, no where does English (UK) show up as a language option. But it does show up under the Hyphenation panel. My mind is blown. I don't see how it would affect anything, but I added the British keyboard layout to my system preferences, and restarted my computer once again. I'm getting the same results. English (UK) doesn't show up as an option for spelling. There is, however, a en-GB folder in the AP Resources folder. What do I do to get English (UK) to show up as a spellcheck/language option? Do I dare copy the en-GB data file elsewhere, delete it from the AP folder, then drag and drop in an attempt to 'reinstall'? Will this break anything? I cannot think of anything else to do. Help! I am on Mac OS 10.15.5 / AP 1.8.4
  3. Going to assume you're trying to copy and paste from something other than Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice. I noticed this problem when trying to copy and paste from a Google Spreadsheet. However, there is a workaround. Save out the spreadsheet as an .xls - then open it up in LibreOffice, select all the rows and columns you want to transfer. (Make sure you have the same rows/columns ready in your Affinity Publisher file.) Copy & paste. At least for Google Spreadsheets, this works. Must be something in the Google Spreadsheets online coding that doesn't currently play well with Publisher. This same trick should work if you load the document in Excel. LibreOffice is free and is what I use if I'm not online to use Google Suite.
  4. OMG! I should have read further. Who would have thought 'Automatic by Language' would have been set to UK English??? Restarted Publisher after updated the System preferences... and now I can find all the styles with the 'missing dictionary' error and fix them so it stops underlining all the differences in spelling between US English and UK English. Thanks so much!
  5. Ah! This is probably my issue. I live in Brazil, but I have my language settings set to US English. All is fine on my computer, and in Affinity Publisher preferences I can select English US, but upon restart, this option doesn't show in the Text Style option. I'd really rather not change my region to US to avoid a weird bug. I too prefer my temps, units, etc. to match the culture I'm living in on my computer.
  6. Haha! I'm sure he'd give it for free... but it's hand-coded and was built specifically to my needs. You'd have to know the coding he used (don't ask me, I don't know!) and how to change it to suit your needs. However, maybe there's a niche market for this? For a small fee, specific code to meet your specific needs? :-) If you're dead serious, I'll ask him if he's interested in a side job.
  7. I know a lot of people are frustrated with the lack of an integrated data merge feature in Affinity Publisher. I think we can all agree that while Adobe's InDesign had the feature, there was a lot of things even it could not do well at all. Fortunately, my husband knows a bit of coding. He created a little program for me that takes a spreadsheet converted to a .tsv file, which does the data merge into a plain text document for me, resulting in one file that I could simply cut and paste into the text frame in Publisher, and with one click add as many pages as was need to fit all the text. Yes, you could do this sort of data merge in Word if you owned Microsoft Office products, but there were variables in what I needed to do that even Word wouldn't have been able to handle. A few lines of code, and everything was done for me! Adobe could only make individual text frames for me, of EACH entry (there are over 200 entries), which I then had to stitch back together into one text frame. If a cell was empty, it would ignore, but if I had specified a coma between two values pre-data merge, then I'd have a lonely coma I'd have to go back and delete. Imagine sifting through over 200 multiline entries to find all these straggling lonely items! While Adobe's auto format during data merge is nice, the amount of time I took to set up some quick format keys in Affinity and format all the text created using my husband's few lines of code took me a LOT less time than the awkward process in Adobe. If Affinity could read and apply formats based on text markup, my husband's code solution would be absolutely perfect. But the lack of data merge isn't going to stop me from using Publisher or encouraging others to do so.
  8. Thanks! I was wondering if I was overlooking some settings that were overriding each other, but couldn't for the life of me figure out what was fighting with what.
  9. Uploading now. Please let me know if I'm missing an overriding setting somewhere. It seems to affect text frames as well. Some text frames with Style A won't align vertically correctly, while other text frames with the same Style A align vertically just fine. Would love to know what's going on. I'm including the whole file, which I should note was originally built in the Beta. So possibly there's some cleaning up to do that I've overlooked?
  10. The font has not been changed. It's the same as the one I was using during the beta, which took the alignment without any issue. After the full release, suddenly all of the text that has 'align center' format applied jumps to the top of the cell.
  11. The move from beta to open has been very smooth for me... aside from this one issue. Before, when I set text in a cell of a table to be Vertically Aligned Center, it was actually in the center of the cell. Now, it acts like there's 'space after' that it needs to account for. I've checked all my settings and I cannot figure out why it's doing this. I've included examples of the same cell text being aligned top, middle, and bottom. As you can see, the middle is not actually centered, but the top and bottom alignments are fine. I've even checked the text formatting of this cell and I don't see why it should be doing this weird thing with Aligned Center. Any idea what's causing this? My current workaround is manually doing this with cell inset measurements... but some of my cells have more than 1 line of text, so the adjustment has to be made row by row. :-(
  12. This. I've been struggling with copy and pasting from a Google Spreadsheet. Now that I have 50+ cells to pull from, the individual copy & paste wasn't going to cut it, so I dug around on the forums. I found that downloading the Google Spreadsheet as an XLSX file, then opening it in Libre Office (because that's what I have) and then copy & pasting from there seems to stop the aggravating "all in one cell" issue I was having with Google Spreadsheet. Though this was never a problem in ID, so I'm guessing it's an issue on the AP side?
  13. I was running into this same problem. Someone mentioned elsewhere that some apps code spreadsheets differently. So I downloaded the Google Spreadsheet as an XLSX file, then opened it with Libre Office. Only then was I able to get it to paste into individual cells, instead of everything in one cell. Libre Office is free to use. Try that to open the spreadsheet and then copy and paste. The fact that you cannot paste directly from Google Spreadsheets, when I know other apps that do not have this problem, seems to be an element that needs to be addressed on Affinity's side - and apparently specifically for Macs as well?
  14. And I wasn't even trying! (Though I was seriously concerned I was overlooking something obvious.) Good to know it's not just me. Whew!
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