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  1. Thank you very much for that information! I will have the author, who is dealing with the printer, discuss bleed so we can find a nice balance for the margin. Thank you both for your help. Robby
  2. Thank you VERY much for that detailed answered. Under normal circumstance, this 1/16 of an inch would be irrelevant, except that 1/16 on an inch with a 0.25" margin is 1/4 of the space. I usually run 0.5" margins (1/8 of the space difference). So this isn't an issue most of the time. I very much appreciate you looking into this for me. And taking the time to help answer some questions. I honestly did not know that there was a "tolerance". Like I said, I am not new to the publishing or printing world. But getting this deep into things like tolerances are things I never had to think of before. And quite frankly, I've never done a project with this close of a margin where I would even notice if things weren't correct. I normally just export to PDF, then send away..... never thinking twice about the other side. Anyways, thanks to both of you for your help. You have given me a lot more to think about for future projects (and possibly this one) when it comes to margins. Robby
  3. Here is a cut down version of the document. It "appears" publisher exports a correct PDF. I'm on a mac, so I don't have any means to measure the margins in Preview. However, the PDF stills prints with the slightly misaligned outside margin for the spread. Robby Book Printing Problem.afpub
  4. That was a great tip! Thank you very much! What I find very odd...... Right, top, and bottom print the correct margins, but the left margin is out by a 1/16 of an inch, to 1/32 of an inch. It depends on the mood of the printer perhaps. Examples are below. For my personal daily use this is not an issue in the slightest. In fact, I never use margins this close to the edge for my personal stuff and about 95% of any other work I might do. However, this is a project I am working on for someone else, and these margins are somewhat necessary to achieve the desired look in their book. I guess what I am worried about is determining whether this is an issue in Publisher or an issue with my printer (3 of the 4 sides spot on, while 1 is out doesn't provide me many clues). If I export the PDF for the client, and they take it to a print shop, will they experience similar issues at the print shop? I am not new to the world of printing and publishing, as I have helped this client many times in the past with other books (music books). But by no means am I a professional, and by even less means do I truly know and understand what happens at a large commercial print shop. This project is a MAJOR overhaul of a book we published 20+ years ago. And many things are being updated and fixed from the errors before. We are trying to create an as near perfect copy as possible, as this will be the last time this book ever gets an update. I just want to know that the margins will be correct on the other side of the process. If using larger margins, an error this small becomes undetectable to the normal reader. However, when using smaller margins, an error this size is a much larger percentage of the distance and can be detected. And in the end, that is what I trying to avoid. I would appreciate any thoughts on this matter. Robby IMG_0200.HEIC IMG_0201.HEIC IMG_0202.HEIC IMG_0203.HEIC
  5. There are no rulers in Preview, so I cannot be certain, but it looks like the page as a PDF (on screen) has the correct margins. But when I print, the outside and top edges are about 1/16" too small. Robby
  6. Thanks for helping me! 1.) Top, left, and right are off. Bottom is harder to tell, because nothing I have so far goes right to the bottom margin. But I am suspecting it is a little high. 2.) A PDF still prints with the margin the same as the document printed from publisher. Robby
  7. I recently bought a new printer. A Brother HL-L3230CDW printer. The Apple website showed it worked with AirPrint. I had an HP printer (HP M451DN - Laser jet Pro 400 series), that got to the point it would not print certain fonts from my music program accurately using AirPrint. I had to switch to the HP driver, which has begun to fail me with macOS Big Sur. So I took the plunge to get a new printer. The issue I have, is the page margins do not print correctly. Using the new Brother HL-L3230CDW, I have a document in Publisher with 0.25" margins all the way around the outside edges, and the inside edge has a margin of 0.5". The 0.5" is a little large, and the 0.25" is a little small. Almost as if the page is not centered. I understand that I did not buy a "professional" printer. But I would think the page would be a little more accurate than this. Am I missing something? Or is this a bug in software? Especially since the HP seemed to be a lot more accurate with the margins. Robby
  8. Sorry for the poor graphic, the measurement lines do not stay active long enough to get a screen capture. I had to take a photo with my phone. I am creating a music book, and I am trying to center my selections on the page. Except as you can see the distance measurements appear to be off the the page margin of the proceeding page (or following page) in a spread and not the center of the spread or page. The other side is based off of the page end. Does anybody know how to change this behavior? Is this a bug? A search of the forum did not produce any results for me. Robby IMG_0123.heic
  9. Thank you SO very much for this detailed information. I will give it a go. This looks like a time saving method to my problem! Robby
  10. I don't believe this has been covered...... sorry if it has. I searched and saw nothing. This suggestion is for all 3 apps, not just Publisher. There is currently a "New Document" button on the start up screen, which is great. Except that when I open an Affinity app, 75% of the time I am opening a project currently in progress. Why not also have a list of your most 4 or 5 recent files? Currently, I open Publisher (or Photo, or Designer), and I have to close the start up screen them go to File > Open Recent > (document I need to work on). It would be super handy to just click there on the start up screen to view my most recent versions. Robby
  11. Your solution sounds pretty easy. However, I am not 100% sure how I "flow them into linked Text Frames". Can you give more information? I would greatly appreciate it. Robby
  12. I am working on a document (book) that is really 2 books in one. The author wrote one book, then 2 years later wrote a second book. Book 1 and Book 2 are designed to work with each other (a teaching text), and as such the author combined the 2 books into 1 larger book. As such the author has page 1-2 and then page 1a- 2a (technically pg 3-4), then page 3-4 (technically 5-6), followed by page 3a-4a (technically 7-8), etc. Currently there doesn't seem to be any system in Publisher that allows for this kind of non-standard numbering system, it would be nice if there was an easy way to do this that will save me from doing this manually for 160-ish pages (last pages being 81a-82a)? Since this isn't easily accomplished at the moment, might I suggest a feature to allow something similar? There is still a need to publish each book independently, but there is also a huge need for the combined book. So having access to all 3 versions (book 1, book 2, and the combined book) would be pretty awesome. Ultimately, I envision a process where I can take 2 books (my situation), either build them separately in differing files, and then combine them. Or perhaps the converse where I build 1 file, then split apart into the separate books. Maintaining the non-standard page numbering as mentioned above. Robby
  13. I appreciate the response. Thank you! I do understand that this is very bizarre and non-standard. And I fully appreciate how low priority this would be. Robby
  14. I am working on a document (book) that is really 2 books in one. The author wrote one book, then 2 years later wrote a second book. Book 1 and Book 2 are designed to work with each other (a teaching text). As such the author has page 1-2 and then page 1a- 2a (technically pg 3-4), then page 3-4 (technically 5-6), followed by page 3a-4a (technically 7-8), etc. Is there any system in Publisher that allows for this kind of non-standard numbering system? Is there an easy way to do this that will save me from doing this for 160-ish pages (last pages being 81a-82a)? If this isn't easily accomplished, might I suggest a feature to allow something similar? Robby
  15. Thanks for the info. I will give this a try! I appreciate the help. Robby
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