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  1. Look up TYPE STYLER. It's amazing. Far more powerful than any other warp tool and fairly easy to learn. Reasonable price.
  2. I tried doing maps in illustrator and as I have found in the past it’s very frustrating. Since trying illustrator 88 back long ago it’s not intuitive at all and hasn’t improved much. Books, classes, training? That’s why I bought a Mac. I’m sure Designer would be much better. Redoing a two sided city map that took months to do is out of the question, so i am stuck now with InDesign on this file. I must mention though that Indesign does work great for a detailed map.
  3. Wow, now that is not very intuitive. But it works. How'd you figure that one out? I am not used to working with layers in that way. Not that I've worked much with Publisher yet but it looks as though each object is a layer? hmm What other advantages are there to this? I'm asking sincerely, no sarcasm intended. I've alway hated layers unless I truly had to use them, especially in maps and perhaps two or three layers in a publication. Master pages of course. But each object as a layer? Wouldn't this end up being a mess doing a large Map with hundreds of streets? I guess though each street would be one sub layer. OKAY, I am a layer novice for sure. In my large city maps I have about 14 layers. It must be done but ARGGGG I hate working in too many layers and having to lock and unlock to touch things up. I noticed Publisher has no "links' panel. So the links are in the layers panel, correct? Like I say, I haven't worked much yet in Publisher, nor Designer, Photo. Nor much of a pro in Photoshop really. 35 years DTP with page layout and still a lot to learn. thanks
  4. Latest pre-release bug. Found when i moved my tool pallet a box stays behind. See photo. El Capitan 10.11.6 iMac late 2013
  5. Tried that. Publisher won’t do that. Could it be that it’s a psd file? Anyway it doesn’t work like InDesign. So I right click convert to picture frame. That worked once. But not the next time. As it was Greyed out. Strange I’ll have to spend more time looking at it Truly I am finding publisher may not be ready for me until version two perhaps. Which I think several people said at the start. Publisher so far is way better than other low cost publishing software. Also, no pencil? Just a pen. In my opinion the interface isn’t as tight as InDesign Much wasted space.
  6. Are you talking about Publisher or Designer? There is only the pen tool in Publisher and this is what the image is from. I've tried changing the line afterward in "Properties" but only the brush width will change anything. Size variance and Opacity will do nothing in Publisher. I do own an iPad Pro with designer and will try using a brush or pencil instead of the pen.
  7. I'm having problems making an "placed" graphic and changing it to round corners.
  8. Only the Brush width setting will effect the stroke I'm working on. as below/ Size variance and Opacity variance do not effect the stroke I'm working on. This truly would be a kick butt feature over InDesign and Quark. (note i am using CS4, not sure about CC)
  9. Hi, In Stroke properties, both in Publisher and the Designer app, the settings for a stroke and be make think - thick - thin yet the results in a stroke do not show as such. As this photo below. Settings, bottom yet the top, which is the line I'm working on stays fat. Oddly enough this is also true in my iPad Designer app. What am I doing wrong or is this a quirk?
  10. This is a great solution. I have a question. Sorry if it’s been answered. Does this script need InDesign to convert the files to idml? I’m thinking it’s obvious that it does. So it would need the version of InDesign (or later version) to open and convert. This is a very important discussion because I and I’m sure many others hesitate to upgrade to CC not only because of the monthly cost but more so because you will end up with thousands of CC files that can only be opened with APublisher if the are converted. That’s a lot of work. Too much work. This makes it much easier to change to APub. Convert, End your adobe subscription, done. No need to buy a month down the toad when you find you need to open a new file.
  11. I am having trouble producing a line with thin ends on both ends. I can go into the adjustments and make what looks correct, but when I draw it with the pencil it's only thin on one end. If i draw with the brush or pen there is no thin ends at all. What am I doing wrong or is this possible? Cartooning is great with a line that is thin on both ends. I cannot produce this in both the iPad and the Mac version. Strange
  12. Yes, but your plan must be well figured out so you don't need to change or adjust strokes. I just tried it and it's not good at all. Sad thing. Perhaps one day. I'm still trying to find a way in Designer. No luck so far. The stroke colour disappears and the font changes to the stroke colours. Baffling.
  13. Wow, it does the same thing in Designer as far as I can see. So laying fonts on a coloured line is not possible in either? Working on maps with streets would be very difficult. Unless I'm missing something.
  14. Okay well this is then becomes a feature request. As changing the curve would have to be done in both the stroke and the text on the duplicated curve which would be difficult to do . I understand this may be better done in Designer (which I haven't tried) but it is no problem in InDesign and Illustrator. I understand if you are simply making one size without adjustments needed it should be easy. I am always adjusting afterward. Plus grouping the two 'strokes' will not work at all.
  15. I have tried everything to solve this problem and I must be missing something. Draw a curved stroke. Place 'Text on a curve' tool and type in text. The colour of the stroke will disappear and any stroke colour changes you make will not fix the stroke colour but only be applied to the Text outline colour. I've tried many things and must be missing something. It works in every other software I use.