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  1. Look at this thread Importing large word documents into publisher for information on handling the pasting and linking text boxes when working with large amounts of text.
  2. Someone else shared this, but it is worth passing on. From the View menu, make sure you have Show Text Flow selected, and are NOT using Preview mode - this allows the red dots indicating overflow to show. Then select Zoom> Zoom to document. The pages will be reduced in size, but the red over flow dots remain the same size, allowing you to easily see which pages have overflows, and an idea of location. You may also need to check the master pages.
  3. @Ian Tasker Someone else shared this, but it is worth passing on. From the View menu, make sure you have Show Text Flow selected, and are NOT using Preview mode - this allows the red dots indicating overflow to show. Then select Zoom> Zoom to document. The pages will be reduced in size, but the red over flow dots remain the same size, allowing you to easily see which pages have overflows, and an idea of location. You may also need to check the master pages.
  4. I think I found some of the information in one of the tutorial videos, but I can't remember which one. I do tend to spend time exploring all the drop down menus to see what is included though. While for some tools, I need some explanation via the help pages and tutorials, others are self explanatory once I find them. So, I learn a lot just exploring different features.
  5. You can do this already. Alongside individual fonts in the font list, click on the heart to add to favourites. When you click on the drop down arrow alongside the font in the top bar, you have the option to select: All, Recent, Used and Favourites.
  6. Thanks again. That will be a great help in the future.
  7. View Menu> Show text flow may be what you are after.
  8. Thanks @Murfee. Once I've got a document to that stage, I will test. Currently still setting up the Master pages. Layout is an occasional activity for me, so it generally takes me a while - as much because I keep changing my mind about what I need to include. I don't mind having to start from scratch occasionally, as I often find that is a good way to consolidate my learning, especially with regard to what order to do things. I learn a lot by making mistakes! Would be useful to know whether it is possible to change that initial setting though. I have colleagues (Pageplus users) who publish the same documents online and professionally printed.
  9. I'm getting to grips with Publisher, and find I've a few queries related to my needs. I'm setting up a document to use as a template for a range of future documents which will have master pages in common. These documents will include text, svg chart images and photos, and will be saved as pdf to be made available as a download. The resulting files need to be suitable to both view on a screen and also printed using whatever printer the user has available. I'm aware that if I was setting up a document to be used in a particular way, then I would choose settings accordingly when setting up a new document. In Document Setup, I need to know whether to opt for web or print settings, and which is the best colour format to use for a document which users will be screen viewing and/or printing. Also, in an existing document, is it possible to change the setting from print to web on a permanent basis if needed? Any suggestions would be helpful.
  10. I have added a request to the suggestions list. I periodically have to do indexing for others, and I can see huge benefits of being able to use the indexing mark when using search and replace.
  11. It would be useful to be able to search for index marks so you can search for particular indexed terms and replace them with an unindexed term (identical or not). Currently, you can't add the indexing mark to a search or a replace entry. Would this be possible? Being able to search for the indexing marks would also make it possible to remove all indexing marks from a document, if you wanted to make major changes and start again. It would also enable you to search for particular entries in the text and add an indexing mark where appropriate. I'm aware you can search for index related character formatting, but this again doesn't make it possible to remove the indexing marks in an automated fashion. Workaround is to search for a particular index term and look for entries which are listed with a downwards pointing arrow before said term, click to locate in text and then manually delete the index mark. Rather laborious in longer documents, and also easy to miss entries or make mistakes in the process.
  12. I wondered if your could use Find and Replace to deal with this, but I can't find any way to search for the indexing marker and remove it However, if you search for the word you want to remove from the index, any entries with an index marker will have a downward pointing arrow in front of the word you search for. While the replace function doesn't seem to remove the indexing marker, at least it makes it possible to identify entries and locate them so you can delete the marker. A final check of an updated or new index will be needed to make sure you've caught them all. Would be useful if the find and replace options worked for the index marker. In addition, if you look at settings in Find you can search for terms which are have character formats used for indexing - but it doesn't help with automated replacement.
  13. Thanks. I'll take a look at this tomorrow.
  14. View menu> Studio > Fields Gives a document information panel. Scroll down, and under General information there is Date & Time, with a button on the side where you can change to UK English, and also adjust the date and time formats. Dates are ordered differently in US and UK English, so worth a try.
  15. One of the things I need to do regularly is produce a list of abbreviations. I'm setting up a text style using initial words settings (love this - it is so useful for knitting patterns). However, one thing I really want to do is preserve the first character on each line as lower case unless I specifically type it in as a capital, as I want the abbreviations to appear in the same form they are used in the text. Some are all lower case, others all capitals (eg k2tog, pm, skp, WS). It's always a pain to have to go in and replace capitals with lower case, as these can reset when typing or editing, and are very easy to overlook. Any suggestions gratefully received. This is what I want to achieve: k2tog knit 2 sts together WS wrong side Occasionally, the text also continues onto a second or third line. If at all possible I'd like the start of this text to automatically be in line with the text starting after the tab stops in the first line of the entry. However, I can understand if this is not possible with the tabs being between text, as I can deal with this manually if needed. I'ven now worked out how to do this last task using the text frame ruler.
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