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  1. I've been playing around with Beta 238, and noticed something strange--or at least strange to me. When I click on Preview Mode, all the lines disappear, just as expected, and I get what should be how the page will ultimately look. Ah, but one little thing...if there is a text frame which is overflowing, that is the frame cannot contain all the text in it, the frame borders disappear, as expected, but the overflow is not hidden, but still showing on the page. If I am using Preview Mode to check how things will look, everything looks fine, and I might not notice that a text frame is actually overflowing. It would seem to me that using Preview Mode should automatically flip display overflow text off. You can recreate this with any text frame. Just fill it with real text (not filler, because it will autoshrink), then change the size of the text frame so that it can no longer contain the whole text. Then click Preview Mode. The overflow text is still showing.
  2. Just for fun, I took @Seneca's post, copied the whole thing to clipboard, then pasted it on a blank page in my test document. The paste created a new text frame with lots of space between the lines--kind of expected, but everything text was in the text frame. Since my Options are set to show the overflow of a text frame, many lines of text appeared to be "outside" of the text frame. Resizing the text frame changes that. Doing a Select All (CTRL + A) in the text frame selected everyting inside and outside the frame boundaries to show that it all belonged to the same frame. Showing the overflow lets me see at a glance if I need to add another text frame to link to the first, or to make changes to the framatting of everything in the frame.
  3. The Help window is different since the fix. On my system, the search box is at the very top of the window. For a while, I thought it was gone too!
  4. ToOldForThis

    Help Error in Beta 221

    Help in Beta 238 appears to be working fine on my Windows 8.1 machine.
  5. ToOldForThis

    Multi-page table?

    I've been playing with tables in PagePlus X9. I agree that you can split tables by using the Flow Down, and then place the spawned table on another page, you can do this several times to obtain a table that spans several pages, but the table does not autoflow. If you add a row in the first page of the table, it will make the table longer, it won't flow the remaining rows to the spawned tables. You need to do that yourself by readjusting the first table page length, then the second, and so on to the last spawned table. So, you want to get your table right the first time. That said, it offers much more than the rudimentary table available in APub right now. which does not provide any means of splitting or linking. Hopefully that will come soon. The developers are adding new bits and pieces with each beta release.
  6. ToOldForThis

    Multi-page table?

    I am not sure about InDesign, but linked tables are not available in PagePlus either. They are not considered text, so they do not fit into a text frame. For presenting a table of information that may span pages, you could create multi-column text frames which can be linked. You can then adjust spacing as desired for column size and row size. Cell borders can be fudged with paragraph borders. Not as effective as linked tables, but it works.
  7. ToOldForThis

    Help Error in Beta 221

    Just installed Beta 227 and I'm pleased to report that the spurious error message does not appear anymore.
  8. I checked the embedded vs linking topic in APub Help, which is quoted above. So, obviously, the original plan was to have a real link without embedding--just like all the other layout software out there. Could be it's just not implemented fully yet.
  9. Don't know about the problems, but I for one am glad to see editable content in text and picture frames from master pages. Tried it and it works well for me. I did create a new master page and applied it to a page with no master applied yet. Thanks for the new feature! Now, if you could just add image frames or in-place images that can be anchored to text to allow reflow--you've got a real winner and a contender against the "big guys"!
  10. After installing Beta 221, i used what appears to be a new help system. I searched for Pictures, clicked on that, then clicked on the topic Placing Content. When I did, I received an error--as shown in the attached screen shot. I was able to reproduce this. Clicking Yes did display the correct topic.
  11. Certainly, another vote from me as well! +1
  12. I tried this out in Beta 206 with some interesting results. First, I selected a page of a long test project (page 117), and changed the text frame to have two columns. Since I use mostly indented first line, I changed a selection of paragraphs in the columns to remove the indent. Next, I selected from the beginning of a paragraph, and after from the beginning of a line within the paragraph. In both cases, I had no problems in selecting all the text from the beginning to the end, including the first character. I was able to do this using both a pen tablet and a mouse. I could also select from end to beginning. The only problem is to make sure the cursor is inside the text box, otherwise you can easily grab the text frame. Now, the interesting thing I found was that after splitting the text frame into two columns, the text would not highlight as I selected it. Once I let go, the selection is highlighted. I tried this in a text frame that had no column divisions to see if it was column-related, but click-and-drag did not highlight the text there either. I closed APub and re-opened it. After I did, click-and-drag worked fine again. BTW, the document I was using is 6" x 9" format with facing pages on a 1920 x 1080 monitor with the default zoom to view the full spread at 102.5%. I did not set the zoom to any other level.
  13. Here is something I just noticed. I had a document open in APub when I tried out the font issue in another post. I also opened LibreOffice and PagePlus X9 with APub still open. It was after that the picture frames were not working. I closed and opened APub, and now the picture frames seem to work just fine. At first I thought it was my Huion pen tablet that was causing the problem, but the mouse was doing it too. It's only after a close and re-open that picture frames started working again. Weird!
  14. I just tried adding a picture frame to a blank APub page in Beta 206. First, I couldn't see the frame being drawn, so I had no idea of where it was on the page and its size while creating it. Then, once it was drawn, I could find no way of changing the size of the frame by dragging its handles. The only thing that worked was the Transform panel. It was no different when I dropped an image into the frame, and I found I could not move or zoom the image in the frame either--even with the image selected. As I recall, this used to work fine in previous beta versions. I did this with both rectangular and oval frames with the same results.
  15. For what it's worth, I use Alegraya Sans a lot, and I have no fewer than 14 types available including: Thin, Thin Italic, Light, Light Italic, Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Extra Bold, Extra Bold Italic, Black, and Black Italic. All these show up on the drop down and text appears correctly in APub. In LibreOffice, they appear as different fonts. They show up as separate fonts in PagePlus X9 as well. As I recall, Adobe InDesign showed them the same as in APub.