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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Mark Oehlschlager in Images linked or embedded?   
    It would be better to have them link automatically, then if editing to choose to do it insitu (prompt for embed).
    Or have embed/link toggle in the toolbar.
    My preference would be to link automatically.
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Hanzz in Publisher: Automate Calendar (sorta) - Paragraph Numbering   
    Someone suggested I put this here - posted in the Affinity Publisher Forum - 
     
    See the link above for additional comments
     
    Post from link is copy and pasted below: 
     
    I'm going to use a Calendar as a way of showing a few useful features I found out - and some suggestions.

    Firstly, dragging out a table is great! Select the Table icon in the tool bar, select the Snapping tool to get it to snap to the margins, and simply Drag Out the table - you will see it gives dimensions - rows and column counts too! Pretty cool!

    There are only a few modifier keys available. A modifier key is when you are using the mouse to move/alter something and press a key on the keyboard to get it to behave a different way.
    Shift = constrains proportions CMD = sizes from the centre point where you clicked on the screen What I think is missing is a modifier key to allow the amount of rows and columns - simple arrow keys could add and remove rows and columns would be super useful!
     
     

    For this calendar - I only want the First 3 rows to appear. Month - Days - Dates
    I draw out the table and let go of the mouse and low and behold - I have 7 (that was lucky) columns and 3 rows, as I only dragged down that far.
     
    The added feature that's pretty cool!
    With the Table tool still selected - you can drag down the table from the tab as indicated. Or similarly - on the right hand side, grab the tab and drag to add more columns!
    You can slide them up and down or left and rigth until you have the desired amount of columns or rows.
     
    However, once you have made your decision - you cannot remove the rows/columns by dragging them back up. I presume this is to prevent deleting information accidentally, however, if the cells are empty I don't see why this can't be done 
     
    If you want to remove the column/row you can select it and right click and choose Delete Row
    However if you have more than one row/column selected you cannot choose to Delete Rows!
     No option to Delete Rows 
     

    To delete more than one Row/Column you have to use the Table menu and choose "Delete Rows" or "Delete Columns"
     

    Onto the calendar!

    Select the top row and right click and choose Merge Cells
     
     

    View>Studio>Table (I believe this menu and sub menus are subject to change)
     

    Select your table and add some "Insets" so the text doesn't butt up against the cell wall - this is optional and you can adjust to how you like. 
    Very important to ensure you're on the CELLS portion - there is an option for the FRAME - which is above in the screenshot of the Table Panel, this is relating to the Frame the table sits in and not the Table Properties.
    That's a bit confusing becuase you'd expect the Table options to the forefront of the options, however, not a major issue! 
     
     

    In fact it's all optional - I'm leaving mine plain because I want to show another feature.
    Insert the Month top row - days on the 2nd row - and leave the 3rd row blank.
    Select the entire 3rd row and go to View>Studio>Paragraph
     
    Expand the Bullets and Numbering List! 
     


    Choose 1. 2. 3. 4.
     
    Change the text section to read as. 
     


    Note - when you edit this panel option - you need to hit Return - this shouldn't be the case - if you don't hit return your changes won't be implemented. 

    Your table should now look like this!
     
     

    Grab the TAB as shown before - to expand the table to add more rows. 
     
    January 2019 starts on a Tuesday (any calendar will tell you that 
     )

    Cool feature! You can select cells noncontiguous - that means they don't have to be beside each other. 

    To do this - select the A3 cell - then let go of the mouse to leave it highlighted. Press the CMD key (possibly CTRL on PC) which is the "modifier key" then select the remaining cells. 

    From the List Type in the Paragraph Panel - you can then set this to NO LIST.
     
     



    Your table will now automatically renumber to ensure all the days have the correct number assigned.
     
        Drag the handle down on the side of the table - to make it fill the page! 
       



    Select the numbered rows - right click and select distribute rows evenly


       



    Duplicate your page


       



    Rename Month to February 

    January ended on a Thursday - so February starts on a Friday and February 2018 has 28 days. 
       





    Select the first 3 days - and set the Paragraph Numbering to No List
       



    Voila! February is Done! 
       





    Add your icons! 
       

    Now you can repeat the steps to make the remaining calendar months! 


    Download the file here 
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/jrww5ta141zzck3/Calendar.afpub?dl=0
  3. Like
    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Hanzz in Publisher: Automate Calendar (sorta) - Paragraph Numbering   
    Someone suggested I put this here - posted in the Affinity Publisher Forum - 
     
    See the link above for additional comments
     
    Post from link is copy and pasted below: 
     
    I'm going to use a Calendar as a way of showing a few useful features I found out - and some suggestions.

    Firstly, dragging out a table is great! Select the Table icon in the tool bar, select the Snapping tool to get it to snap to the margins, and simply Drag Out the table - you will see it gives dimensions - rows and column counts too! Pretty cool!

    There are only a few modifier keys available. A modifier key is when you are using the mouse to move/alter something and press a key on the keyboard to get it to behave a different way.
    Shift = constrains proportions CMD = sizes from the centre point where you clicked on the screen What I think is missing is a modifier key to allow the amount of rows and columns - simple arrow keys could add and remove rows and columns would be super useful!
     
     

    For this calendar - I only want the First 3 rows to appear. Month - Days - Dates
    I draw out the table and let go of the mouse and low and behold - I have 7 (that was lucky) columns and 3 rows, as I only dragged down that far.
     
    The added feature that's pretty cool!
    With the Table tool still selected - you can drag down the table from the tab as indicated. Or similarly - on the right hand side, grab the tab and drag to add more columns!
    You can slide them up and down or left and rigth until you have the desired amount of columns or rows.
     
    However, once you have made your decision - you cannot remove the rows/columns by dragging them back up. I presume this is to prevent deleting information accidentally, however, if the cells are empty I don't see why this can't be done 
     
    If you want to remove the column/row you can select it and right click and choose Delete Row
    However if you have more than one row/column selected you cannot choose to Delete Rows!
     No option to Delete Rows 
     

    To delete more than one Row/Column you have to use the Table menu and choose "Delete Rows" or "Delete Columns"
     

    Onto the calendar!

    Select the top row and right click and choose Merge Cells
     
     

    View>Studio>Table (I believe this menu and sub menus are subject to change)
     

    Select your table and add some "Insets" so the text doesn't butt up against the cell wall - this is optional and you can adjust to how you like. 
    Very important to ensure you're on the CELLS portion - there is an option for the FRAME - which is above in the screenshot of the Table Panel, this is relating to the Frame the table sits in and not the Table Properties.
    That's a bit confusing becuase you'd expect the Table options to the forefront of the options, however, not a major issue! 
     
     

    In fact it's all optional - I'm leaving mine plain because I want to show another feature.
    Insert the Month top row - days on the 2nd row - and leave the 3rd row blank.
    Select the entire 3rd row and go to View>Studio>Paragraph
     
    Expand the Bullets and Numbering List! 
     


    Choose 1. 2. 3. 4.
     
    Change the text section to read as. 
     


    Note - when you edit this panel option - you need to hit Return - this shouldn't be the case - if you don't hit return your changes won't be implemented. 

    Your table should now look like this!
     
     

    Grab the TAB as shown before - to expand the table to add more rows. 
     
    January 2019 starts on a Tuesday (any calendar will tell you that 
     )

    Cool feature! You can select cells noncontiguous - that means they don't have to be beside each other. 

    To do this - select the A3 cell - then let go of the mouse to leave it highlighted. Press the CMD key (possibly CTRL on PC) which is the "modifier key" then select the remaining cells. 

    From the List Type in the Paragraph Panel - you can then set this to NO LIST.
     
     



    Your table will now automatically renumber to ensure all the days have the correct number assigned.
     
        Drag the handle down on the side of the table - to make it fill the page! 
       



    Select the numbered rows - right click and select distribute rows evenly


       



    Duplicate your page


       



    Rename Month to February 

    January ended on a Thursday - so February starts on a Friday and February 2018 has 28 days. 
       





    Select the first 3 days - and set the Paragraph Numbering to No List
       



    Voila! February is Done! 
       





    Add your icons! 
       

    Now you can repeat the steps to make the remaining calendar months! 


    Download the file here 
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/jrww5ta141zzck3/Calendar.afpub?dl=0
  4. Like
    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from dcarvalho84 in Calendar Automation (sorta) - Tables Feedback   
    I'm going to use a Calendar as a way of showing a few useful features I found out - and some suggestions.
    Firstly, dragging out a table is great! Select the Table icon in the tool bar, select the Snapping tool to get it to snap to the margins, and simply Drag Out the table - you will see it gives dimensions - rows and column counts too! Pretty cool!
    There are only a few modifier keys available. A modifier key is when you are using the mouse to move/alter something and press a key on the keyboard to get it to behave a different way.
    Shift = constrains proportions CMD = sizes from the centre point where you clicked on the screen What I think is missing is a modifier key to allow the amount of rows and columns  - simple arrow keys could add and remove rows and columns would be super useful!
     
     
    For this calendar - I only want the First 3 rows to appear. Month - Days - Dates
    I draw out the table and let go of the mouse and low and behold - I have 7 (that was lucky) columns and 3 rows, as I only dragged down that far.

    The added feature that's pretty cool!
    With the Table tool still selected - you can drag down the table from the tab as indicated. Or similarly - on the right hand side, grab the tab and drag to add more columns!
    You can slide them up and down or left and rigth until you have the desired amount of columns or rows.

    However, once you have made your decision - you cannot remove the rows/columns by dragging them back up. I presume this is to prevent deleting information accidentally, however, if the cells are empty I don't see why this can't be done
    If you want to remove the column/row you can select it and right click and choose Delete Row
    However if you have more than one row/column selected you cannot choose to Delete Rows!
            No option to Delete Rows 
    To delete more than one Row/Column you have to use the Table menu and choose "Delete Rows" or "Delete Columns"

     
     
    Onto the calendar!
    Select the top row and right click and choose Merge Cells

     
    View>Studio>Table (I believe this menu and sub menus are subject to change)
     

     
    Select your table and add some "Insets" so the text doesn't butt up against the cell wall - this is optional and you can adjust to how you like. 
    Very important to ensure you're on the CELLS portion - there is an option for the FRAME - which is above in the screenshot of the Table  Panel, this is relating to the Frame the table sits in and not the Table Properties.
    That's a bit confusing becuase you'd expect the Table options to the forefront of the options, however, not a major issue! 

    In fact it's all optional - I'm leaving mine plain because I want to show another feature.
    Insert the Month top row - days on the 2nd row - and leave the 3rd row blank.
     
    Select the entire 3rd row and go to View>Studio>Paragraph
       Expand the Bullets and Numbering List!      
     
     
    Choose 1. 2. 3. 4.     Change the text section to read as. 
     
    Note - when you edit this panel option - you need to hit Return - this shouldn't be the case - if you don't hit return your changes won't be implemented. 
    Your table should now look like this!

     
    Grag the TAB as shown before - to expand the table to add more rows. 

     
    January 2019 starts on a Tuesday (any calendar will tell you that )
    Cool feature! You can select cells noncontiguous - that means they don't have to be beside each other. 
    To do this - select the A3 cell - then let go of the mouse to leave it highlighted. Press the CMD key (possibly CTRL on PC) which is the "modifier key" then select the remaining cells. 
    From the List Type in the Paragraph Panel - you can then set this to NO LIST.

     
    Your table will now automatically renumber to ensure all the days have the correct number assigned.

     
    Drag the handle down on the side of the table -  to make it fill the page! 

     
    Select the numbered rows - right click and select distribute rows evenly
     

     
    Duplicate your page
     

     
    Rename Month to February 
    January ended on a Thursday - so February starts on a Friday and February 2018 has 28 days. 

     
     
    Select the first 3 days - and set the Paragraph Numbering to No List

     
    Voila! February is Done! 

     
    Add your icons! 

     
     
    Now you can repeat the steps to make the remaining calendar months! 









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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Neolino666 in Story editor - mandatory   
    I disagree, a galley view is essential for finding overset text, or seeing what paragraph styles/char styles or hidden characters are in the text. 
    I think it's vital. I use it all the time in InDesign - and I am an InDesign Community Professional on the Adobe Forums, I've used Quark for 21 years and InDesign for about 15 years. 
    I believe this to be an essential tool for anyone typesetting long documents.
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    Eugene Tyson reacted to Przemysław in Spine Width Calculator   
    Thank you! 
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Przemysław in Spine Width Calculator   
    Hi Everyone
    Spine widths for books are usually calculated by the printer, it's based on the micron thickness of the stock of paper, the thickness of the glue, if it's threadsewn or not, and most importantly the amount of pages in the publication.
    Spine widths are only for books that are perfect bound (with a spine on them).
    It's a bit of a pain when the printer comes back and tells you it should be 15mm instead of 8mm that you originally hoped it would be. 
    I've created an excel file just for this reason - it gets you 99% of the way to the correct spine width. 
    http://bit.ly/2OXhxv3
    Insert the page numbers, then select if it's threadsewn or not. 
    Follow the table to match your stock to paper weight to get a close approximation of the spine width. 
    Check with your printers to ensure all is ok.
    Hope it helps!
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Przemysław in Spine Width Calculator   
    Hi Everyone
    Spine widths for books are usually calculated by the printer, it's based on the micron thickness of the stock of paper, the thickness of the glue, if it's threadsewn or not, and most importantly the amount of pages in the publication.
    Spine widths are only for books that are perfect bound (with a spine on them).
    It's a bit of a pain when the printer comes back and tells you it should be 15mm instead of 8mm that you originally hoped it would be. 
    I've created an excel file just for this reason - it gets you 99% of the way to the correct spine width. 
    http://bit.ly/2OXhxv3
    Insert the page numbers, then select if it's threadsewn or not. 
    Follow the table to match your stock to paper weight to get a close approximation of the spine width. 
    Check with your printers to ensure all is ok.
    Hope it helps!
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from dcarvalho84 in Calendar Automation (sorta) - Tables Feedback   
    I'm going to use a Calendar as a way of showing a few useful features I found out - and some suggestions.
    Firstly, dragging out a table is great! Select the Table icon in the tool bar, select the Snapping tool to get it to snap to the margins, and simply Drag Out the table - you will see it gives dimensions - rows and column counts too! Pretty cool!
    There are only a few modifier keys available. A modifier key is when you are using the mouse to move/alter something and press a key on the keyboard to get it to behave a different way.
    Shift = constrains proportions CMD = sizes from the centre point where you clicked on the screen What I think is missing is a modifier key to allow the amount of rows and columns  - simple arrow keys could add and remove rows and columns would be super useful!
     
     
    For this calendar - I only want the First 3 rows to appear. Month - Days - Dates
    I draw out the table and let go of the mouse and low and behold - I have 7 (that was lucky) columns and 3 rows, as I only dragged down that far.

    The added feature that's pretty cool!
    With the Table tool still selected - you can drag down the table from the tab as indicated. Or similarly - on the right hand side, grab the tab and drag to add more columns!
    You can slide them up and down or left and rigth until you have the desired amount of columns or rows.

    However, once you have made your decision - you cannot remove the rows/columns by dragging them back up. I presume this is to prevent deleting information accidentally, however, if the cells are empty I don't see why this can't be done
    If you want to remove the column/row you can select it and right click and choose Delete Row
    However if you have more than one row/column selected you cannot choose to Delete Rows!
            No option to Delete Rows 
    To delete more than one Row/Column you have to use the Table menu and choose "Delete Rows" or "Delete Columns"

     
     
    Onto the calendar!
    Select the top row and right click and choose Merge Cells

     
    View>Studio>Table (I believe this menu and sub menus are subject to change)
     

     
    Select your table and add some "Insets" so the text doesn't butt up against the cell wall - this is optional and you can adjust to how you like. 
    Very important to ensure you're on the CELLS portion - there is an option for the FRAME - which is above in the screenshot of the Table  Panel, this is relating to the Frame the table sits in and not the Table Properties.
    That's a bit confusing becuase you'd expect the Table options to the forefront of the options, however, not a major issue! 

    In fact it's all optional - I'm leaving mine plain because I want to show another feature.
    Insert the Month top row - days on the 2nd row - and leave the 3rd row blank.
     
    Select the entire 3rd row and go to View>Studio>Paragraph
       Expand the Bullets and Numbering List!      
     
     
    Choose 1. 2. 3. 4.     Change the text section to read as. 
     
    Note - when you edit this panel option - you need to hit Return - this shouldn't be the case - if you don't hit return your changes won't be implemented. 
    Your table should now look like this!

     
    Grag the TAB as shown before - to expand the table to add more rows. 

     
    January 2019 starts on a Tuesday (any calendar will tell you that )
    Cool feature! You can select cells noncontiguous - that means they don't have to be beside each other. 
    To do this - select the A3 cell - then let go of the mouse to leave it highlighted. Press the CMD key (possibly CTRL on PC) which is the "modifier key" then select the remaining cells. 
    From the List Type in the Paragraph Panel - you can then set this to NO LIST.

     
    Your table will now automatically renumber to ensure all the days have the correct number assigned.

     
    Drag the handle down on the side of the table -  to make it fill the page! 

     
    Select the numbered rows - right click and select distribute rows evenly
     

     
    Duplicate your page
     

     
    Rename Month to February 
    January ended on a Thursday - so February starts on a Friday and February 2018 has 28 days. 

     
     
    Select the first 3 days - and set the Paragraph Numbering to No List

     
    Voila! February is Done! 

     
    Add your icons! 

     
     
    Now you can repeat the steps to make the remaining calendar months! 









  10. Like
    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from dcarvalho84 in Calendar Automation (sorta) - Tables Feedback   
    I'm going to use a Calendar as a way of showing a few useful features I found out - and some suggestions.
    Firstly, dragging out a table is great! Select the Table icon in the tool bar, select the Snapping tool to get it to snap to the margins, and simply Drag Out the table - you will see it gives dimensions - rows and column counts too! Pretty cool!
    There are only a few modifier keys available. A modifier key is when you are using the mouse to move/alter something and press a key on the keyboard to get it to behave a different way.
    Shift = constrains proportions CMD = sizes from the centre point where you clicked on the screen What I think is missing is a modifier key to allow the amount of rows and columns  - simple arrow keys could add and remove rows and columns would be super useful!
     
     
    For this calendar - I only want the First 3 rows to appear. Month - Days - Dates
    I draw out the table and let go of the mouse and low and behold - I have 7 (that was lucky) columns and 3 rows, as I only dragged down that far.

    The added feature that's pretty cool!
    With the Table tool still selected - you can drag down the table from the tab as indicated. Or similarly - on the right hand side, grab the tab and drag to add more columns!
    You can slide them up and down or left and rigth until you have the desired amount of columns or rows.

    However, once you have made your decision - you cannot remove the rows/columns by dragging them back up. I presume this is to prevent deleting information accidentally, however, if the cells are empty I don't see why this can't be done
    If you want to remove the column/row you can select it and right click and choose Delete Row
    However if you have more than one row/column selected you cannot choose to Delete Rows!
            No option to Delete Rows 
    To delete more than one Row/Column you have to use the Table menu and choose "Delete Rows" or "Delete Columns"

     
     
    Onto the calendar!
    Select the top row and right click and choose Merge Cells

     
    View>Studio>Table (I believe this menu and sub menus are subject to change)
     

     
    Select your table and add some "Insets" so the text doesn't butt up against the cell wall - this is optional and you can adjust to how you like. 
    Very important to ensure you're on the CELLS portion - there is an option for the FRAME - which is above in the screenshot of the Table  Panel, this is relating to the Frame the table sits in and not the Table Properties.
    That's a bit confusing becuase you'd expect the Table options to the forefront of the options, however, not a major issue! 

    In fact it's all optional - I'm leaving mine plain because I want to show another feature.
    Insert the Month top row - days on the 2nd row - and leave the 3rd row blank.
     
    Select the entire 3rd row and go to View>Studio>Paragraph
       Expand the Bullets and Numbering List!      
     
     
    Choose 1. 2. 3. 4.     Change the text section to read as. 
     
    Note - when you edit this panel option - you need to hit Return - this shouldn't be the case - if you don't hit return your changes won't be implemented. 
    Your table should now look like this!

     
    Grag the TAB as shown before - to expand the table to add more rows. 

     
    January 2019 starts on a Tuesday (any calendar will tell you that )
    Cool feature! You can select cells noncontiguous - that means they don't have to be beside each other. 
    To do this - select the A3 cell - then let go of the mouse to leave it highlighted. Press the CMD key (possibly CTRL on PC) which is the "modifier key" then select the remaining cells. 
    From the List Type in the Paragraph Panel - you can then set this to NO LIST.

     
    Your table will now automatically renumber to ensure all the days have the correct number assigned.

     
    Drag the handle down on the side of the table -  to make it fill the page! 

     
    Select the numbered rows - right click and select distribute rows evenly
     

     
    Duplicate your page
     

     
    Rename Month to February 
    January ended on a Thursday - so February starts on a Friday and February 2018 has 28 days. 

     
     
    Select the first 3 days - and set the Paragraph Numbering to No List

     
    Voila! February is Done! 

     
    Add your icons! 

     
     
    Now you can repeat the steps to make the remaining calendar months! 









  11. Like
    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from jmwellborn in Moving from Adobe Indesign   
    Not particularly. Will have newer files sent in in the new file formats. 
    Which means they will be backsaved through the cloud. And any new features that were used in the latest file format will be broken in the older version (as the older version didn't have it).
    I'll eventually have to upgrade. But ok for now. 
    Publisher missing some bits and bobs, hope they get there though. Love the software.
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Zoot in Inline Graphics & Anchors to objects   
    No problem. 
    Drag this node anywhere into the text

    Anchored objects are given this icon:

     
    Holding down Alt when double clicking the icon opens up the Dialog box (CTRL on PC)
     

     
    You can then set the way it reacts within the text using a lot of controls.
     
    For instance - in a book with a side column for margins you can always have the image flow with the text and appear in the margin on the outside. 
    Making a few tweaks to this

     
    You can then make this an Object Style

     
    Now the image will flow and appear on the correct side of the page.
     
    In the below layout using those settings the important shapes are on the foredge all the time. 
    Normally, if you reflow the pages, and this was to become a verso, then the circle would be at the spine! Which is not the layout required. 
    For example, if I wanted the text to flow back to the previous page, and the triangle to be on the left hand side, the anchored object settings allow this.
     

     
    This gives very powerful layout options to ensure that the objects are always on the foredge and the text is always at the spine. 

     
    IF the settings were incorrect this would happen - and if you were to reflow 900 pages of text and have to manually move each item, it would be a pita. 

     
    You can also insert an achored object via the contextual menu when in the text frame with the insertion point active. 

     
    Gives you a dialog for the new object - and you can select the object style - height width etc.
     

     
    Which inserts the frame which you can place an image into.

     
     
    And there are more ways to do this - but this is a general breakdown of how it works in InDesign and the power over layouts it has!
     
     
  13. Like
    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from dcarvalho84 in Calendar Automation (sorta) - Tables Feedback   
    I'm going to use a Calendar as a way of showing a few useful features I found out - and some suggestions.
    Firstly, dragging out a table is great! Select the Table icon in the tool bar, select the Snapping tool to get it to snap to the margins, and simply Drag Out the table - you will see it gives dimensions - rows and column counts too! Pretty cool!
    There are only a few modifier keys available. A modifier key is when you are using the mouse to move/alter something and press a key on the keyboard to get it to behave a different way.
    Shift = constrains proportions CMD = sizes from the centre point where you clicked on the screen What I think is missing is a modifier key to allow the amount of rows and columns  - simple arrow keys could add and remove rows and columns would be super useful!
     
     
    For this calendar - I only want the First 3 rows to appear. Month - Days - Dates
    I draw out the table and let go of the mouse and low and behold - I have 7 (that was lucky) columns and 3 rows, as I only dragged down that far.

    The added feature that's pretty cool!
    With the Table tool still selected - you can drag down the table from the tab as indicated. Or similarly - on the right hand side, grab the tab and drag to add more columns!
    You can slide them up and down or left and rigth until you have the desired amount of columns or rows.

    However, once you have made your decision - you cannot remove the rows/columns by dragging them back up. I presume this is to prevent deleting information accidentally, however, if the cells are empty I don't see why this can't be done
    If you want to remove the column/row you can select it and right click and choose Delete Row
    However if you have more than one row/column selected you cannot choose to Delete Rows!
            No option to Delete Rows 
    To delete more than one Row/Column you have to use the Table menu and choose "Delete Rows" or "Delete Columns"

     
     
    Onto the calendar!
    Select the top row and right click and choose Merge Cells

     
    View>Studio>Table (I believe this menu and sub menus are subject to change)
     

     
    Select your table and add some "Insets" so the text doesn't butt up against the cell wall - this is optional and you can adjust to how you like. 
    Very important to ensure you're on the CELLS portion - there is an option for the FRAME - which is above in the screenshot of the Table  Panel, this is relating to the Frame the table sits in and not the Table Properties.
    That's a bit confusing becuase you'd expect the Table options to the forefront of the options, however, not a major issue! 

    In fact it's all optional - I'm leaving mine plain because I want to show another feature.
    Insert the Month top row - days on the 2nd row - and leave the 3rd row blank.
     
    Select the entire 3rd row and go to View>Studio>Paragraph
       Expand the Bullets and Numbering List!      
     
     
    Choose 1. 2. 3. 4.     Change the text section to read as. 
     
    Note - when you edit this panel option - you need to hit Return - this shouldn't be the case - if you don't hit return your changes won't be implemented. 
    Your table should now look like this!

     
    Grag the TAB as shown before - to expand the table to add more rows. 

     
    January 2019 starts on a Tuesday (any calendar will tell you that )
    Cool feature! You can select cells noncontiguous - that means they don't have to be beside each other. 
    To do this - select the A3 cell - then let go of the mouse to leave it highlighted. Press the CMD key (possibly CTRL on PC) which is the "modifier key" then select the remaining cells. 
    From the List Type in the Paragraph Panel - you can then set this to NO LIST.

     
    Your table will now automatically renumber to ensure all the days have the correct number assigned.

     
    Drag the handle down on the side of the table -  to make it fill the page! 

     
    Select the numbered rows - right click and select distribute rows evenly
     

     
    Duplicate your page
     

     
    Rename Month to February 
    January ended on a Thursday - so February starts on a Friday and February 2018 has 28 days. 

     
     
    Select the first 3 days - and set the Paragraph Numbering to No List

     
    Voila! February is Done! 

     
    Add your icons! 

     
     
    Now you can repeat the steps to make the remaining calendar months! 









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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Old Bruce in Booklet w/ facing pages, export cover + back as spread?   
    No they wouldn't. Send printers files from page 1 to page end. That's the way they want them.
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Zoot in Inline Graphics & Anchors to objects   
    No problem. 
    Drag this node anywhere into the text

    Anchored objects are given this icon:

     
    Holding down Alt when double clicking the icon opens up the Dialog box (CTRL on PC)
     

     
    You can then set the way it reacts within the text using a lot of controls.
     
    For instance - in a book with a side column for margins you can always have the image flow with the text and appear in the margin on the outside. 
    Making a few tweaks to this

     
    You can then make this an Object Style

     
    Now the image will flow and appear on the correct side of the page.
     
    In the below layout using those settings the important shapes are on the foredge all the time. 
    Normally, if you reflow the pages, and this was to become a verso, then the circle would be at the spine! Which is not the layout required. 
    For example, if I wanted the text to flow back to the previous page, and the triangle to be on the left hand side, the anchored object settings allow this.
     

     
    This gives very powerful layout options to ensure that the objects are always on the foredge and the text is always at the spine. 

     
    IF the settings were incorrect this would happen - and if you were to reflow 900 pages of text and have to manually move each item, it would be a pita. 

     
    You can also insert an achored object via the contextual menu when in the text frame with the insertion point active. 

     
    Gives you a dialog for the new object - and you can select the object style - height width etc.
     

     
    Which inserts the frame which you can place an image into.

     
     
    And there are more ways to do this - but this is a general breakdown of how it works in InDesign and the power over layouts it has!
     
     
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Hanzz in Publisher: Automate Calendar (sorta) - Paragraph Numbering   
    Someone suggested I put this here - posted in the Affinity Publisher Forum - 
     
    See the link above for additional comments
     
    Post from link is copy and pasted below: 
     
    I'm going to use a Calendar as a way of showing a few useful features I found out - and some suggestions.

    Firstly, dragging out a table is great! Select the Table icon in the tool bar, select the Snapping tool to get it to snap to the margins, and simply Drag Out the table - you will see it gives dimensions - rows and column counts too! Pretty cool!

    There are only a few modifier keys available. A modifier key is when you are using the mouse to move/alter something and press a key on the keyboard to get it to behave a different way.
    Shift = constrains proportions CMD = sizes from the centre point where you clicked on the screen What I think is missing is a modifier key to allow the amount of rows and columns - simple arrow keys could add and remove rows and columns would be super useful!
     
     

    For this calendar - I only want the First 3 rows to appear. Month - Days - Dates
    I draw out the table and let go of the mouse and low and behold - I have 7 (that was lucky) columns and 3 rows, as I only dragged down that far.
     
    The added feature that's pretty cool!
    With the Table tool still selected - you can drag down the table from the tab as indicated. Or similarly - on the right hand side, grab the tab and drag to add more columns!
    You can slide them up and down or left and rigth until you have the desired amount of columns or rows.
     
    However, once you have made your decision - you cannot remove the rows/columns by dragging them back up. I presume this is to prevent deleting information accidentally, however, if the cells are empty I don't see why this can't be done 
     
    If you want to remove the column/row you can select it and right click and choose Delete Row
    However if you have more than one row/column selected you cannot choose to Delete Rows!
     No option to Delete Rows 
     

    To delete more than one Row/Column you have to use the Table menu and choose "Delete Rows" or "Delete Columns"
     

    Onto the calendar!

    Select the top row and right click and choose Merge Cells
     
     

    View>Studio>Table (I believe this menu and sub menus are subject to change)
     

    Select your table and add some "Insets" so the text doesn't butt up against the cell wall - this is optional and you can adjust to how you like. 
    Very important to ensure you're on the CELLS portion - there is an option for the FRAME - which is above in the screenshot of the Table Panel, this is relating to the Frame the table sits in and not the Table Properties.
    That's a bit confusing becuase you'd expect the Table options to the forefront of the options, however, not a major issue! 
     
     

    In fact it's all optional - I'm leaving mine plain because I want to show another feature.
    Insert the Month top row - days on the 2nd row - and leave the 3rd row blank.
    Select the entire 3rd row and go to View>Studio>Paragraph
     
    Expand the Bullets and Numbering List! 
     


    Choose 1. 2. 3. 4.
     
    Change the text section to read as. 
     


    Note - when you edit this panel option - you need to hit Return - this shouldn't be the case - if you don't hit return your changes won't be implemented. 

    Your table should now look like this!
     
     

    Grab the TAB as shown before - to expand the table to add more rows. 
     
    January 2019 starts on a Tuesday (any calendar will tell you that 
     )

    Cool feature! You can select cells noncontiguous - that means they don't have to be beside each other. 

    To do this - select the A3 cell - then let go of the mouse to leave it highlighted. Press the CMD key (possibly CTRL on PC) which is the "modifier key" then select the remaining cells. 

    From the List Type in the Paragraph Panel - you can then set this to NO LIST.
     
     



    Your table will now automatically renumber to ensure all the days have the correct number assigned.
     
        Drag the handle down on the side of the table - to make it fill the page! 
       



    Select the numbered rows - right click and select distribute rows evenly


       



    Duplicate your page


       



    Rename Month to February 

    January ended on a Thursday - so February starts on a Friday and February 2018 has 28 days. 
       





    Select the first 3 days - and set the Paragraph Numbering to No List
       



    Voila! February is Done! 
       





    Add your icons! 
       

    Now you can repeat the steps to make the remaining calendar months! 


    Download the file here 
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/jrww5ta141zzck3/Calendar.afpub?dl=0
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Burny in QR Code Display   
    For years at a career events exhibition show we were asked to incorporate huge QR codes on the stands and also on all the flyers. 
    We had the QR code direct to a unique URL so we could track the amount of times it was accessed. 
    Over 5 years, noobody once scanned the QR codes, from either the large ones printed on the stands, and the ones printed on the flyers. 
     
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from GarryP in Should I expect spreads to be exported as joined pages in PDFs?   
    On exporting the PDF change it from All Spreads to All Pages.
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Przemysław in which is the better Format eps or idml   
    Eps is also a legacy format only supported by Adobe for legacy workflows, or archaic workflows if you will.
    IDML file is an InDesign Mark Up Language, it's essentially a zip file, if you rename the file to .zip you can extract the content. It's basically a glorified XML file.  It is used as a way to save back to older versions of InDesign. But also comes in handy if a file is corrupt or behaving strangely, you can export to IDML and open in InDesign and it rebuilds the file. 
     
     
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from federix in PDF export and crop marks   
    Works for me

     

     
     

     
     

     

     
     
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Hanzz in Publisher: Automate Calendar (sorta) - Paragraph Numbering   
    Someone suggested I put this here - posted in the Affinity Publisher Forum - 
     
    See the link above for additional comments
     
    Post from link is copy and pasted below: 
     
    I'm going to use a Calendar as a way of showing a few useful features I found out - and some suggestions.

    Firstly, dragging out a table is great! Select the Table icon in the tool bar, select the Snapping tool to get it to snap to the margins, and simply Drag Out the table - you will see it gives dimensions - rows and column counts too! Pretty cool!

    There are only a few modifier keys available. A modifier key is when you are using the mouse to move/alter something and press a key on the keyboard to get it to behave a different way.
    Shift = constrains proportions CMD = sizes from the centre point where you clicked on the screen What I think is missing is a modifier key to allow the amount of rows and columns - simple arrow keys could add and remove rows and columns would be super useful!
     
     

    For this calendar - I only want the First 3 rows to appear. Month - Days - Dates
    I draw out the table and let go of the mouse and low and behold - I have 7 (that was lucky) columns and 3 rows, as I only dragged down that far.
     
    The added feature that's pretty cool!
    With the Table tool still selected - you can drag down the table from the tab as indicated. Or similarly - on the right hand side, grab the tab and drag to add more columns!
    You can slide them up and down or left and rigth until you have the desired amount of columns or rows.
     
    However, once you have made your decision - you cannot remove the rows/columns by dragging them back up. I presume this is to prevent deleting information accidentally, however, if the cells are empty I don't see why this can't be done 
     
    If you want to remove the column/row you can select it and right click and choose Delete Row
    However if you have more than one row/column selected you cannot choose to Delete Rows!
     No option to Delete Rows 
     

    To delete more than one Row/Column you have to use the Table menu and choose "Delete Rows" or "Delete Columns"
     

    Onto the calendar!

    Select the top row and right click and choose Merge Cells
     
     

    View>Studio>Table (I believe this menu and sub menus are subject to change)
     

    Select your table and add some "Insets" so the text doesn't butt up against the cell wall - this is optional and you can adjust to how you like. 
    Very important to ensure you're on the CELLS portion - there is an option for the FRAME - which is above in the screenshot of the Table Panel, this is relating to the Frame the table sits in and not the Table Properties.
    That's a bit confusing becuase you'd expect the Table options to the forefront of the options, however, not a major issue! 
     
     

    In fact it's all optional - I'm leaving mine plain because I want to show another feature.
    Insert the Month top row - days on the 2nd row - and leave the 3rd row blank.
    Select the entire 3rd row and go to View>Studio>Paragraph
     
    Expand the Bullets and Numbering List! 
     


    Choose 1. 2. 3. 4.
     
    Change the text section to read as. 
     


    Note - when you edit this panel option - you need to hit Return - this shouldn't be the case - if you don't hit return your changes won't be implemented. 

    Your table should now look like this!
     
     

    Grab the TAB as shown before - to expand the table to add more rows. 
     
    January 2019 starts on a Tuesday (any calendar will tell you that 
     )

    Cool feature! You can select cells noncontiguous - that means they don't have to be beside each other. 

    To do this - select the A3 cell - then let go of the mouse to leave it highlighted. Press the CMD key (possibly CTRL on PC) which is the "modifier key" then select the remaining cells. 

    From the List Type in the Paragraph Panel - you can then set this to NO LIST.
     
     



    Your table will now automatically renumber to ensure all the days have the correct number assigned.
     
        Drag the handle down on the side of the table - to make it fill the page! 
       



    Select the numbered rows - right click and select distribute rows evenly


       



    Duplicate your page


       



    Rename Month to February 

    January ended on a Thursday - so February starts on a Friday and February 2018 has 28 days. 
       





    Select the first 3 days - and set the Paragraph Numbering to No List
       



    Voila! February is Done! 
       





    Add your icons! 
       

    Now you can repeat the steps to make the remaining calendar months! 


    Download the file here 
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/jrww5ta141zzck3/Calendar.afpub?dl=0
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from MikeW in Printing Impositions   
    I've used this and it's excellent
    https://www.devalipi.com/
     
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Wosven in Affinity Publisher Flip book   
    Not sure what your site is - but there are plugins for wordpress
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/flipbook/
    For instance, you could setup a Issu account and load your pdfs up there - then have a plugin for your website.
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from ribickas in Convert text to table   
    My experiment shows you can copy tabbed text.
     
    Draw a table (any size) 
    Select multiple cells (doesn't matter how many)
    Paste
     
    If you only have your caret(as Affinity call it) in the cell then it pastes the whole text in one cell.
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Petar Petrenko in Asigning master pages with paragraph style?   
    I agree - it would be a nice feature - as too would be the book file. 
    But point taken - yes, having a paragraph style linked to a master page makes a lot of sense!
     
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