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  1. I made a test file (attached). It only took about 5 minutes. It's 462 pages of Lorem Ipsum, on Letter-sized paper, 2-column layout, justified text, Garamond No8 font. This is longer than the books I normally make, but with much simpler layout - no images, no drop caps, no tables, only one font, etc. (I normally make 200-250 page roleplaying games.) It is indeed noticeably slow. Typing takes quite a while to show up. Typing "Typing here is slow" on the final page takes 15 full seconds to show up after I'm done with the sentence. On the first page, I can type "Typing here is not so bad" and it shows up immediately. The farther down the document I go, the worse it gets (which is the reverse of what I would have expected). Interestingly, moving around something that's word-wrapped is pretty quick regardless of where you're doing it. This is in Affinity Publisher 1.7.3, most up-to-date public version, on MacOS 10.15.1 running on a MacBook Pro 2.9 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 with 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM. I know, it's not the version you're discussing, but hopefully this will help you test anyway. Can I recommend adding a feature for book files? PublisherLongBookTest.afpub
  2. Ohhhhh oh that's not better. So what's happening is that, like folks said, the "Find and Replace" box is hiding in the left panel. If that panel is collapsed, hitting command-F or using the menu item does not open it in any way. Typing after pressing command-F just puts text into my document (or rapidly switches tools) rather than doing findy things. If I remove the Find & Replace studio... thing... pane? Let's call it a pane. If I remove that pane, command-F brings it up, but if it's collapsed, command-F doesn't change its status. Hitting "Reset Studio" did fix this, but not for long. Rearranging the studio so it's all on the right-hand side, and collapsing the Find & Replace tab, puts me back in the original situation. This is a problem because I don't have the screen real estate to keep that open all the time. I can at least get to it now (thanks for the suggestions everyone!) but it's definitely still a bug.
  3. Huh. And now that I read the forum, another potential bug: Version 1.7.0.238 seems to think that it is the most recent version. When I ask it to check for updates, it says I'm up to date with the most recent version, while .249 seems to be the actual most recent.
  4. Original post title: Find command doesn't work To replicate: Create new file and insert some text, or open an existing file. Press command-F. The "Text" menu flashes briefly, but nothing happens. No Find dialog appears. Version: 1.7.0.238, downloaded today. MacOS 10.14.3. Thanks!
  5. I just get the image without the enclosing group. There are still a bajillion handles when I edit its wrap outline. @MEB seems to be correct - re-exporting the PNG with transparency turned off is a workaround for this bug.
  6. Hmm. Sorry, I still can't find what you're talking about. I expanded the image in the Layers panel, and I see a "Group" item that has an "Image" inside it, but nothing else. It doesn't matter which of those items I have selected when I click "Edit Wrap Outline", I still get a thousand handles. Nothing with the words curve, clip, or object.
  7. No, they're a cool feature but they're for a different purpose. Symbols allow you to make multiple copies of the exact same object in multiple places. If you alter one of them, you alter all of them. For instance, if you're writing a game book and you want to have one particular shape that means "this takes two actions", you could change that from an arabic 2 to a roman II and it would change in every location where you placed that symbol. (Which is great.) What I'm looking for is something that, for example, sets the color and border and wrapping of a text box but allows each instance of that box to have different text inside. If I made my sidebars as symbols, every sidebar would have the same text - unless I "detach" it, in which case changes to the original no longer affect it.
  8. I can find the image in the layers panel, but right-clicking on it or using the cog icon doesn't give me anything about clipping, and there don't seem to be any relevant menu items with "clip" in them.
  9. Probably, yeah. I use that combination all the time, especially on smaller screens. I can't get it to replicate right this moment, but it's certainly possible that's the issue. Trying to replicate it brings me new bug, though: "zoom out" sometimes loses the center of the screen. The document can entirely disappear off to the sides or especially off the top.
  10. The "esc" trick works for me. Type in a frame, hit "esc" and you've got the text frame tool again, hit "v" and you've got the move tool (pointer).
  11. Me after inserting an image: "Huh, I wonder why they chose a thick solid blue as the border when you're editing the wrap outline." Me after zooming in: "Oh. Oh no." Interestingly, this does not happen to me with every image, but it does happen reliably with specific image files. I've attached not only screen shots of what this looks like in situ, but also the original file that gave me trouble. Maybe there's something weird about it? Thanks!
  12. I've found that having object styles available makes it easier for me to place graphics faster, as I can set a standard text wrap and apply it quickly. I've also used it to create standardized sidebars with simple designs when I don't want to create new graphics for all of them. I've also found a few other features that other folks suggested that I also liked (e.g. book files), so I've been using the "Like" button to indicate agreement rather than posting my own thread or adding more posts to theirs. Not sure if that's the right way to go about this, but hopefully the admins will be able to see that. Thanks for your hard work!
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