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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Kaffeepause 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 Babelfisch in Suggestion Underline options - confusing dialog   
    How do other systems do it then? InDesign handles it quite well, as did Quark. 
    Word even allows dotted or wavy lines. I think it's something that would be essential to a lot of workflows.
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Bryce in CMYK document > default Black is not 100 K   
    I suggest having the CMYK swatches as default for all print docs. 
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Cuando in UI: Sub-menu for Studio could be a menu on it's own   
    I think this should be a menu all by itself, import tools hidden in sub menus is not a good UI
     

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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from wmcl in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    Packaging files is a must! 
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from GoVicinity in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    Packaging files is a must! 
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Cronoxyd 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 stryck in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    Packaging files is a must! 
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from LynnB in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    Packaging files is a must! 
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Artpix in Calendar Automation (sorta) - Tables Feedback   
    Thanks! @GaseousClay Yes a lot of people insert the dates manually - which leaves room for errors.
    If you automatically number the cells using Numbering in the Paragraph panels, you can avoid costly mistakes! It's virtually impossible to make a mistake, unless you start on the wrong day! 
    As a sidenote: in my youth I designed a comic book called Gaseous Clay, a boxer who won by farting out his opponents - needless to say it never took off - funny though that it's your username, brings back memories... 
  11. Like
    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Artpix 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 mswift 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 Toshchak Pёs in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    Packaging files is a must! 
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Tim Kyarie in Suggestion Underline options - confusing dialog   
    Is it possible to offset the underline of text, change the stroke type too, maybe dotted, or dashed? 

    The interface for Text Decorations is looking like this. 
     
    Confusing Dialog
    You'd think adjusting the stroke weight would affect the weight of the underline - but this isn't the case - it adds a stroke around the text. 
     
    There is no way to adjust the stroke weight of the underline - that or I'm missing something.
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from garrettm30 in Suggestion Underline options - confusing dialog   
    Is it possible to offset the underline of text, change the stroke type too, maybe dotted, or dashed? 

    The interface for Text Decorations is looking like this. 
     
    Confusing Dialog
    You'd think adjusting the stroke weight would affect the weight of the underline - but this isn't the case - it adds a stroke around the text. 
     
    There is no way to adjust the stroke weight of the underline - that or I'm missing something.
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    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Petar Petrenko in Paragraph rules   
    I think decorations is a terrible name for it though! 
  17. Like
    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Bilbo Bowman in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    Packaging files is a must! 
  18. Like
    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from adirusf 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 Nok 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.
  20. Like
    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.
  21. Thanks
    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Recalde 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
  22. Like
    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from derlange 58 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
  23. Thanks
    Eugene Tyson got a reaction from Tatyana 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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