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  1. I came to make a request for this. It's absolutely needed and extremely useful!! I have several documents that grow over time as new information gets added. For example one is a list of Wine Awards—when a new award comes in, I make a new page in the appropriate section and let the following pages shuffle down. Having the ability to define Custom Fields would allow me to set up inputs for repeating subheads (for a subgroup of awards all coming from the same competition for example). Hoping this makes it into APub 1.8
  2. I have bound hotkeys to Text > Insert > Line Break, Column Break, Frame Break, and Page Break. The only hotkey that works correctly is the default Line Break hotkey (Shift+Return). The others do not work as expected. Column Break (bound to Opt+Return) produces a Paragraph Break. Frame Break (bound to Opt+Enter) produces a Paragraph Break. Page Break (bound to Shift+Enter) produces a Space of some kind, however it doesn't show the blue dot that a normal space shows when you enable Show Special Characters. It has no symbol. Selecting each option from the mouse menu works as expected. Macintosh OS 10.13.6 APub 1.7.3
  3. Exactly. Some printers also request individual pages for some reason. We either need multipage support or AT LEAST the ability to independently change the size of facing pages
  4. + 100 for this! tried to manually increase the size of the right-hand page in a facing spread, but it increases the size of BOTH pages. I can't make a page with a fold-in tab without a frustrating workaround. I love Publisher and canceled Adobe (I've purchased everything Serif makes) in trust that some of these issues will be getting addressed.
  5. +1 to add this feature, I look for it every couple months
  6. This and a replacement for the transformation panel are two HUGE features that are needed constantly. Hoping Serif puts them on the priority list. And fixing the stroke expansion...
  7. Ah, so even when working on projects destined for print it may be a good idea to use "force pixel alignment"?
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Bumping! Pleasing text composition is one cornerstone that sets professional typesetting apart.
  11. When I try to select more than one image at a time to place into text frames, Publisher crashes immediately
  12. Great, you guys are on it. Love that. Pub was hanging all day yesterday, and here you are already solving the issue.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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?
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. @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
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