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  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. 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!
  4. I should mention my above 'solution' isn't permanent, as the styles in the panel continue to show as the color they are in my screenshot above, and any time I lay out new text and apply one of those paragraph styles, I have to repeat the process to get it to be the right color.
  5. It appears to still be an issue. I am currently on 1.7.0.283 - in which the assets panel now works again. Here's what I'm doing every time I work on this layout: I do a Save As to create the next edition of this publication. I edit the spot color, which updates all the elements on the layout - even articles already laid out with the Drop Cap applied. HOWEVER, as soon as I delete the old text in that frame, insert new text, and apply the First Paragraph style to the new text, the Drop Cap color reverts to a spot color used in the original origin file. This seems to be an issue with bullets as well, which also refer to the Drop Cap character style to pull the color from. The Article Title is the correct color, which refers directly to the spot color, and not the "drop cap" character style - so maybe the issue is having a paragraph style refer to a character style for color? But if so, why is it pulling different colors for the First Paragraph and Bullets? I've attached screen shots for reference. The only way I can get either First Paragraph or Bullets paragraph styles to become the correct color is to go into the Drop Cap character style, change the color to any other color, close the panel, then open it back up again, and change the color back to the spot color. Only then does it take the color correctly.
  6. Loquos

    Assets Panel completely broken

    I checked for an update and it said I was on the latest. However, my Assets panel still won't open. :-(
  7. Of course! No reason it has to be an exact copy of every other layout program! :-)
  8. Yes, but that's not what I'm doing. I'm 'saving as' a file to make the new issue, then editing the spot color (which is part of the Document swatch). Which seems to update everything to the new color just fine except for the Drop Cap style. It should update all of the styles that refer to that spot color. But it doesn't for the Drop Cap. It still picks up the old spot color, even if in the settings panel is says it is using the new one. Including screenshots here.
  9. I made the mistake of clicking on the minimization arrow in the Assets Panel because I didn't want to see a sub-Category. Now I cannot open any of the Asset sub-categories, and I need to access something there! I've tried going to Window > Studio, and removing the Window from view & re-adding. I've tried resetting the studio view. I can select nothing in the Assets panel aside from the options and the dropdown to select another category. I've also tried restarting my computer. I'm out of ideas on how to get these to open again. Help! Running Affinity Designer Beta 1.7.0.257 on MacOS 10.14.3.
  10. Just an FYI, I don't know any design program that has that feature. It's a coding thing, CSS/HTML, not a design thing. Certainly not offered by InDesign. Definitely not in something more basic like Excel. You can select a column and tell it how wide to be. When you adjust other columns, it won't affect the size of the column you've specified a width for. So simply set each of those dummy columns to your preferred width, and you're good to go.
  11. No, and I could have sworn I had posted that in the features request, but I'm not easily finding it now. Definitely speak up about it! Would save me some time and headache when a client wants to make an order change and I have to do a little dance to shuffle everything back around.
  12. The lines of a table won't determine the width between your cells. You could make them 50 points thick and they would just run into and cover up the content in your cells. Consider them as decoration, not an element that adjust space between cells. If you must have cells with a fill, but you want clear space between those cells, the best way to do that is with inserting dummy cells with no fill or stroke. Your only other option would be to ditch the table entirely and grid out the whole thing, making individual boxes with text, and then adjust the spacing between them as it suits you - not as quick to go an edit should the content of your 'cells' change.
  13. Perhaps this is a user error, and not a bug, but it's driving me bonkers. Help! I have a 20-page publication for a client I handle every other month, and each month they like having a new color theme. I have always handled this by creating a global spot color, and then editing that color each month so that all colors change across the document. One edit, and everything updates! This seems to work fine with everything aside from Drop Cap styles. I want the Drop Cap to refer to the theme color. I have a special Drop Cap Character style that is linked (supposedly) to the global spot color. This Drop Cap Character style is referred to in a Paragraph Style, which I apply to the first paragraph of each article, with a Next Style of the regular non-Drop Cap text. EACH MONTH I go through the agony of having to open and edit the Drop Cap color. Otherwise, for whatever reason, when I apply the Paragraph Style, it pulls the OLD spot color from the previous issue, instead of the updated Spot Color. In fact, I have to open the Character Style, select another swatch, CLOSE the style, then OPEN IT AGAIN, and select the global spot color and close the style again for it to update correctly. Nothing else seems to work. I have paragraph rules that also refer to this spot color and update just fine. I have various graphic elements at various tints that refer to this spot color and update just fine. I even have tables that refer to this spot color and update just fine. It only seems to be Drop Cap that is affected. Please let me know if I'm doing something wrong, or if this is a bug. Thanks! (I am running the Publisher Beta 1.7.0.257, though this has been an issue for months and I simply haven't bothered to report it. I'm an a 2017 MacBook Pro running OS 10.14.3.)
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