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  1. If I make any two straight-edged object and align their straight sides, Designer still shows (and outputs) a small gap between them. I have a series of triangles with rectangles beneath them, making white pillars. Unless I overlap them, Designer outputs a faint grey line between the two objects, when I expect there to be no visible gap. Designer 1.7 Release Vitrector_Adornments.afdesign
  2. Ah, so even when working on projects destined for print it may be a good idea to use "force pixel alignment"?
  3. Woot! Pre-ordered and ready to go. Feature question: Will we see the ability to Span Columns (and likewise, Split Columns) on individual lines of text? This is indispensable for setting a double column layout with a single spanning headline, I use this feature in InDesign in about a third of all my projects.
  4. Bumping! Pleasing text composition is one cornerstone that sets professional typesetting apart.
  5. And the ability to Span Columns!
  6. When I try to select more than one image at a time to place into text frames, Publisher crashes immediately
  7. Great, you guys are on it. Love that. Pub was hanging all day yesterday, and here you are already solving the issue.
  8. ffca

    possible release date

    Not that I would recommend it for anyone else, but I took the leap and discontinued my Adobe subscription already. Using Publisher daily and it hasn't let me down yet!
  9. Really need this! Please include it!
  10. I'm sure this has been asked already but I figured I would give it a bump because it's so important. I have left Adobe behind for a bright Affinity future, but I sorely miss the Transformation Panel that Illustrator had—it's so much more useful than the current iteration of Power Duplicate because it allows the user to preview how the duplications look before locking them in. For generating symmetrical designs this is vital. Also missing the simple functionality to duplicate and ADD vs being limited to duplicate and MULTIPLY. For example if I want to make concentric circles that increase at 5pts diameter with every iteration, I have to do this manually because power duplicate progressively increases the diameter changes with every iteration.
  11. Very important feature, +1 for it to be implemented! There are many situations in which it is necessary to split part of a text frame into 2 columns, or to span a 2 column layout periodically with a single heading. Both are needed
  12. Very important feature, +1 for it to be implemented! There are many situations in which it is necessary to split part of a text frame into 2 columns, or to span a 2 column layout periodically with a single heading. Both are needed
  13. I often work on multi-page documents that require text blocks to reverse from black to white depending on the image underneath the text on that particular page. I may also employ subheads that use Paragraph Rules (a line beneath the subhead and the subsequent body copy). In InDesign, I would set up a Paragraph Style defining the text as Black, and make sure the Paragraph Rule is set to "Text Color". Then on the pages where I need to override that with White, I simply use a Character Style. When the text turns white due to the character style, the paragraph rule updates to white accordingly. In APub, I see that instead of Paragraph Rules we use Decorations. However there is no way I can see to set the Decoration to inherit the Text Color. This is forcing me to create two sets of Paragraph Styles just to control that single line. Is there a way to make a check box that tells APub to color the decoration according to the text color?
  14. I have a long document going. I've created a Paragraph Style called "Initial Paragraph" that utilizes the Initial Words feature. That section identifies the first 5 words of the paragraph to take on the formatting of a Character Style that has two simple formats applied: font weight Bold and All Small Caps. However, when I apply "Initial Paragraph", the first 5 words are correctly made Bold, correctly take on All Small Caps, but incorrectly changes the font even though "No Change" is selected in the font section of the Character Style. The font it is changing to happens to be a font that was selected when I first created the document. Restarting does not fix the issue. The only way to I could get it to work was to specifically select the same Body font of the Paragraph style within the Character style, and then select the desired weight from the "Font Trait" dropdown, as "Font Weight" became greyed out after selecting a Font Family. I feel like the issue has to do with the confusing fact that a font's weight can be specified in two locations: Font Weight and Font Trait. When I selected "No Change" in Font Family, I had options under Font Weight (such as Extra Bold) that didn't exist in the body font I was using. But when I selected a Font Family (redundantly, since Font Family was already specified at the Paragraph level), its Weight variants appeared under Font Traits.
  15. Personally I prefer the way InDesign handles this part of things, but that's probably because that's what I'm used to. I find the [No Change] indicators somewhat confusing as Jim_A described. I was just saying there is a way to get back to the No Change setting. Maybe I misunderstood that part of your response
  16. I think if you alter a field that is initially set to [No Change], you can bring it back by highlighting the content and hitting Delete
  17. @Chris_K I hope this works for you. I've included a duplicated version of the problematic file, along with the fonts. In case something goes awry, I've made a little screen recording of the behavior so you can see what is happening. Base font is Baskerville Regular (the Serif font you see in the screen cap) It's meant to change the initial words to Baskerville Bold, and make them all small caps. Unexpectedly, it changes the font to URW Dock (the Sans Serif you see in the screen cap) InitialWords.mp4 InitalWords_Testfile.afpub BaskervilleURW-Bol.otf BaskervilleURW-Reg.otf URWDock-Bold.otf
  18. I created a new 28 page document. My initial Margin settings were far too small, so I updated the Margins on the Master page to the correct size. Then I applied the Master to all pages. Margins all updated accordingly. However after saving and restarting, all the Margins on the working pages are back to their initial dimensions. The Margins on the Master page are the new, correct size. I'm not sure whether this is a problem with Margins, or whether it's a problem with Publisher remembering that I have applied Master pages.
  19. Are you saying that this is intended behavior, or that it's currently a known bug?
  20. It seems that when you try to Place a PNG with no color profile in APub, the software does not respect the "Convert opened file to working space" setting. Attached are two unprofiled versions of the same 3D render. One is a JPG and one is a PNG. In a CMYK APub document, when I place the JPG it looks correct. However when I place the PNG the contrast is too low and there's a color shift. In contrast, when I try opening the unprofiled PNG directly into a new APub document, the profile was automatically assigned (expected behavior). See initial post here for more info: OriginalRenders.zip
  21. EDIT 2: See updated topic here I saved out two versions of the same 3D render. One JPG and one PNG. The scene shows 2 wine bottles on a gray surface. I create a new document in AP, in CMYK color space. When I place the files into AP, the JPG looks correct but the PNG looks wildly off. Very low contrast and some odd color shifts. If I switch the document to RGB color space, both the JPG and the PNG look the same. Linked PNGs seem to be rendering incorrectly in CMYK space, unless there is some hidden setting that is causing the issue. Curiously, the preview thumbnail for the page has the opposite problem. It represents the PNG correctly, but gives the JPG a very blue cast. Again the problem is solved when switching the document to RBG space. I've attached both images. EDIT: After I uploaded both images into the browser, I saw that the version I exported as a JPG (file name PNG_bug.jpg) appears bluish green just like the Thumbnail. Yet on my computer the exported JPG looks neutral gray. So I took a screengrab of what I see in AP, which shows the pretty neutral gray on both the JPG and PNG. Neutral gray is what the scene is supposed to look like. This may shed light on the matter to someone familiar with the color management pipeline. OriginalRenders.zip

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