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    Adriandw got a reaction from walt.farrell in Span Columns   
    I'm loving AFPub but ...
    Pinning should be a really great added function when I have a diagram or image that needs to stay with the associated text when I add or delete chunks of text above it.
    But I don't think it will help with my span column problem. 
    Last year I produced a 12 page two column leaflet using Adobe, with a 2-column master page layout.
    On a major heading, I would set the span column option to All.
    All the text up to that point would be reflowed across to balance columns above the heading.
    Then the text following the heading would resume the two-column format below the heading. See image.
    I wouldn't have to break text boxes or do anything tricky, and if I added or deleted chunks of text, I wouldn't have to resize text frames.
    There doesn't seem to be a straightforward way to do this in AFPub yet, especially when using two-column master pages. 
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    Adriandw reacted to whitewolf7070 in Span Columns   
    Thanks for the suggestion and example Walt. It is a technique that seems to work in your example, but why have to create TWO text boxes and format them as well as the text itself? I don't see this as a regular substitute for the simple "Span Columns." Why don't the programers simply include it? Maybe there's a reason, but as a designer, it escapes me.
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    Adriandw got a reaction from dominik in Author and Subject of a PDF   
    Thanks, that's great. I'm still adjusting to AF Publisher's dialogue structure and hadn't investigated the Studio>Fields settings.
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    Adriandw reacted to William Overington in Author and Subject of a PDF   
    Will Affinity Publisher allow the Author and Subject fields of a PDF to be set by the end user of Affinity Publisher, and neither left blank, as at present, nor autofilled, please?
    William Overington
    Saturday 9 March 2019
     
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    Adriandw reacted to whitewolf7070 in Span Columns   
    With every beta, I hope for this feature. Still not there. With newspaper/magazine publication, this is a MUST. 
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    Adriandw reacted to garrettm30 in Span Columns   
    This is a feature that I also hope to see in Publisher at some point. I use it perhaps in about 20% of my documents. Maybe it can’t be added right away (they can’t do everything at once), but it would be good to know it's on the roadmap.
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    Adriandw reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.249   
    Please Click here to download the latest beta for macOS
    Status: Public Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Mac OS 10.9 or above
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher build 249 is now available as a manual download from the link above and via auto-update.
    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the product, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread.
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
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    Personas
    - Renamed Layout Persona -> Publisher Persona and Vector Persona -> Designer Persona
    Regular Expressions for Find and Replace
    - We have added the facility to Find and Replace using perl type (or ‘ECMAScript with perl extensions’) regular expressions
    -- The options to turn the feature on are found on the Find and Replace panel search options drop menu
    -- 'Regular Expression' - Find / Replace will be performed using the "C" or "POSIX" locale
    -- 'Locale Aware Regular Expression' - Find / Replace will be performed using the locale inferred from the text being searched and locale aware collation is implied
    --- Please note that a 'Locale Aware Regular Expression' has to treat each block of text with a different language setting in isolation
    Hyperlinks
    - Stacks of hyperlink fixes
    - Hyperlink anchor placeholder glyphs now look like anchors
    Translation
    - Stacks of Translation layout fixes. Please note that most strings lacking a translation from English will not have been updated yet.
    - If you would like to report translation issues we would be grateful if you could report them in this thread.
    Other Fixes and Updates
    New Documents / Document / Spread Setup
    - Fixed crash dragging Artboard from Designer to Publisher
    - Fixed consistency issues with Margins / Bleed entry layout
    - Fix to prevent overlapping when bleed area is set large
    Tools
    - Fixed lag when attempting to <Ctrl> copy objects
    - Added buttons to Text Context Bar to update Text Style, plus other tweaks
    - Fixed Text Frame vertical alignment context toolbar icon to reflect current frame
    Panels
    - Secondary page highlight on Pages Panel now reflects current spread rather than visible spread
    - Support drag drop afassets / afstyles files to import them as a category
    - (Mac) Fields Panel Text Edit is no longer dark on dark
    - (Mac) Fixed for Text Frame Panel Insets steppers not always responding
    - (Win) Fixed difficulties renaming a layer in Layer Panel
    - (Win) Fix issue deleting mask / adjustment in Layer Panel
    - (Win) Other Layer Panel updates, Checkerboard background, optional Thumbnail size (Coming soon to Mac)
    - (Win) Update opacity and blend mode on adjustments panel properly
    Text / Tables
    - Fixes for AutoFlow, including failure after document Close / Open
    - Fixed crash when trying to insert linked text frames into the text flow rather than at the end
    - Fixes for auto-correct typographic quotes / single quotes
    - Removed Table Cell Stroke alignment options
    - (Mac) Fixed selection of entire words containing special characters
    - (Mac) Fixed Leading stepper on Character Panel
    - (Mac) Text Style Decorations now display CMYK values as CMYK
    Images and Resources
    - Fixed possible hang when opening large document with missing resources
    Import / Export
    - (Win) Significant performance improvements when Saving / Exporting
    - Option to Export Layers to PDF disabled when PDF Version doesn't support Layers (PDF 1.4)
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    Earlier Release Notes Beta 238
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    Adriandw reacted to Alex White in Span Columns   
    I hate to post just to say "me too" but I would love to see this feature (paragraph style span columns). I use it a lot in InDesign and workarounds with additional text frames for headings can leave me with a lot of text frames to move around at odd times, and breaks the flow of the text. 
    So +1 for this feature please!
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    Adriandw reacted to whitewolf7070 in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.238   
    Still hoping for the option to have paragraphs span across columns without having to create a separate text box, with all the text wrap settings and all. The ability to do this is about the only thing keeping me with InDesign. 
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    Adriandw reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.238   
    Please Click here to download the latest beta for macOS
    Status: Public Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Mac OS 10.9 or above
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher build 238 is now available as a manual download from the link above and on auto-update.
    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the product, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread.
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
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    Multi-language UI
    We now have localised text for all of the languages we intend to support at release, and the Preferences UI to switch language has been enabled.
    However, we are aware of quite a large number of issues currently with UI layout and missing translation text. If you wish to log an issue on the forum that you think is purely a translation issue (i.e. UI layout, text truncation, missing translation, incorrect translation) we would be grateful if you could make a post in this specific thread.
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    Hyperlinks
    We have our first pass at support for Hyperlinks. You can place Hyperlinks on text or other items in your document and create anchors for them to target. You can also create hyperlinks to document pages or internet URLs etc. These hyperlinks will export to PDF, though be aware not all varieties of PDF support interactive features. This feature is mainly driven via the Menu, Text > Interactive and the Hyperlinks Panel, View > Studio > Hyperlinks.
    Additionally if you create a TOC or Index and request hyperlinks on export the TOC or Index will be furnished with hyperlinks as appropriate.
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    General Fixes
    Please note that documents saved in Build 238 will not open in Build 227 or earlier. We suggest you work on a copy if your document is valuable to you.
    Main Window, Menus, Panels, Tools
    Grouped and ordered blend modes in various places in the UI
    (Win) Fixed issue with Noise slider in Layer Effects causing hang
    Convert to Picture Frame/Text Frame missing for right-click on any selected shape.
    Added button tooltips to Fields panel for clarity
    Fix to snap Picture Frame content to frame
    Fix for unwanted page change when placing a guide
    (Mac) Fix for currently active page not being highlighted correctly in Light Mode
    (Win) Fix for poor Glyph Browser selection highlight in Light Mode
    (Win) Fix for spot colours losing spot attribute when edited
    Grouped tool shortcuts now default to using the Shift key to cycle. Option in preferences to revert to old behaviour.
    Fixed possible crash with HSL Adjustments
    Fields Author field can now be overridden by supplying default with no documents open
    (Win) Fix for TOC / Index separators not accepting preset entries
    (Win) Fixed slow resizing of side panels
    Pages and Master Pages
    Fixed issues moving single pages with facing masters
    Select All no longer selects master page content
    Fixes for Find and Replace with master text frames
    Fixes for TOC and Index issues with master pages
    Fixed context menus for master page items on regular pages
    Fix for Text Ruler not showing with detached master page text frames
    Fix for Auto-flow with master frame content
    Fix for Resource Manager not showing resources in detached picture frames
    Fix for guides not being inherited when master applied to master
    Text and Tables
    Fix for Auto-Capitalise being too keen to help
    Added a Text Tool context toolbar shortcut to access Text Frame panel
    (Win) Fixed List Increase / Decrease Level shortcuts clash
    Added 'No Style' to Find and Replace Paragraph Style popup
    Fix for Text Styles options not updating based on selection
    Fix to expand Text Field contents for copying to clipboard in non-native formats
    Fixed Arial Black confusion
    (Win) Text Styles - Added optical alignment settings to Text Style Editor
    Fix for incorrect Text Wrap in scaled Text Frames
    Fix for text selection across spreads with master text frames
    Import, Export and Printing
    Placing text via File > Place now honours resizing aspect preferences
    PDF Export now has the option not to export layers
    Fixed to warn when printing if crop marks are requested but don't fit to paper
    Fixed source of crash when exporting specific documents to PSD
    Updating a placed multi-page pdf now maintains chosen page number if possible
    Fix for current page not being selected when using 'Current Page' print range
    Fix for Bleeds failing to export to PDF when selecting specific Artboards
    Fix for image resources not saving and loading their relative paths properly
    Fix for Bleed not set when importing Designer document with Artboards
    Setup
    (Win) Fixed high DPI setup failure
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    Earlier Release Notes Beta 227
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    Adriandw got a reaction from icreate in Span Columns   
    Agree, yes it should be a paragraph style, doesn't need to be linked with Baseline.
    The InDesign implementation uses the paragraph settings panel and that works for me
     
     

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    Adriandw got a reaction from whitewolf7070 in Span Columns   
    Agreed, but it's a reasonable contribution to this thread to say that absence of the "Span Columns" capability would prevent @whitewolf7070 standardising on AfPub.

    In the recent Affinity Publisher Update email I saw this 
    I support that delay - let's hope that Span Columns is one of those "few more features"
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    Adriandw reacted to whitewolf7070 in Span Columns   
    We are launching a new newsmagazine-style pub in March and having a big debate on using inDesign or AP.  We would like to standardize on Affinity. However, this is a “must have” feature for our type of publication. Even the old Ventura Publisher, circa 2000,  had this feature. Surprised it’s missing so far.
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    Adriandw got a reaction from Martigny in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.174   
    Agree - the old icon was much nicer
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    Adriandw got a reaction from Martigny in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.174   
    Agree - the old icon was much nicer
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    Adriandw got a reaction from icreate in Span Columns   
    Agree, yes it should be a paragraph style, doesn't need to be linked with Baseline.
    The InDesign implementation uses the paragraph settings panel and that works for me
     
     

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    Adriandw got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Testing Affinity Publisher (Mac) Auto-Update   
    Worked fine for me.
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