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  1. In PP, the master page is honoured and only additional content is moved. For example, any text frames added, or promoted from the master, any images, etc. are moved over, but all the fixed master page items stay where they are. In a 200+ page document, adding a page near the beginning still looks fine in PP all the way through, but so far in APub the master page content is not stationary but moves, making somewhat of a mess for the rest of the document. This one issue would make it a deal breaker for me, as I would have to reapply master pages to each page, as well as move all the additional content. All you would need to do is leave the master page content alone, and just move other stuff.
  2. I created a project with facing pages and spread master pages in Beta 249. The master pages have headers and footers, and because it is facing pages, the inner and outer margins for each page is different, allowing for the binding. When such master pages are applied to the project pages, they work fine--until you add a single page. When you do, APub will add a complete second master page spread without consideration for left or right page. In my case I added a new page in the left page location. I expected the right page to remain a right page, along with its header and footer and margins. However, although the new left page looks correct, the right page is simply the left page moved over, so margins, headers, footers, and any vertical guide lines are still left-page, but now on the right. I hate to bring up PP again, but PP is smart enough to know to apply the right page part of the master spread to the right page when a new page is added. In APub, you would need to add two pages and reflow your entire document. This is a deal breaker considering I write novel that are upwards of 300 pages. Recreate as follows: Create a new facing page project. Create a master page spread with different margins for left and right pages to allow for binding. Add vertical guide lines (I use them for marking out bleed because it just works better.) Add different header and footer text frames. (I use a text frame for page number on outside edge of pages, one for title of novel on left page, and one for author name on right page.) Add 10 or so blank pages to the project. Assign the master spread to each project spread. Add a text frame for page contents on each page. Link groups of frames and fill with text. (I copy and paste in novel chapter contents from Scrivener and paste into text frames before linking.) Add a new single page say after page 3, or 5, or 7 to allow for either additional content or reflowing of existing content. You will notice that the new left page is OK, but the old left page that has been moved to be the right page of the spread will still show all left page headers, footers, guides, and margins. If you look at the layers, you will see two complete master spread layers, but there is no way to tell either to be a right page.
  3. It looks like the filled arrows use the empty arrows, fill them, and put another outline on the outside of the shape. It's the extra outline that causes the size difference.
  4. I was able to replicate this again in Beta 257. On the image below, you can see the header on the left page is correct: page number far left, book title centred. This was the single new page added. On the right, the header is wrong; it should be page number far right, author name centered. Instead, it simply moved the left page header over. The content is in the right place now, because I moved it. Content is a text frame added as an Asset, not on the master page. All succeeding pages have been moved the same way, so all succeeding pages are incorrectly placed.
  5. ToOldForThis

    Spell checking quirks.

    Tried the language switches again in Beta 257, and the same thing is happening. I didn't seem to happen for the first few changes, but once it did, it continued to happen all the time. On the image below, on the left page, "With" is showing the red squiggly. The previous line language is changed to French (France), and "With" is showing as English (Canada). On the right page, a couple of dialogue paragraphs are French (France) the "The" which as the red squiggly, is English (Canada).
  6. I started a new project in APub Beta 249 today to test working with my normal novel-writing workflow: write in Scrivener, layout in APub. In this particular novel, I use both English and French. I started a new chapter. My Master Pages are set to default to English (Canada) as are the Assets I use for chapter and body text frames. I copied the text from Scrivener (also English-Canada) to APub. As expected the French text showed the red squiggly line to indicate a spelling error. I highlighted the offending text (and yes, I was very careful about exactly what I highlighted--no leading or trailing spaces or punctuation), and changed the language to French (France). This removed the red squigglies, but the first English word following was now showing the red squiggly. The language still showed English (Canada). When I changed the language to French (France) and back to English (Canada), the red squiggly under the English word disappeared. I did this several times--for all the French phrases. Oddly, the behaviour was inconsistent. Sometimes, after changing that first English word's language, the French phrase showed the red squiggly again, even though the language for the phrase was still set at French (France). Using the old addage "if it's quirky--roboot" I closed APub and opened it again, then the new project. To my surprise, all the French words showed squigglies, as well as only some of the first English words. When I checked the Character->Language setting, they were still appropriately set to French (France) and English (Canada).
  7. Just printed part of a large project as book and booklet with an HP Envy 5549, double-sided on Letter size paper. Because regular paper won't print borderless, I had to scale down to 95% so nothing got cut off. In both cases, the result appears correct. I had to be sure to set the flip to short side, otherwise the second side was upside down. No problems with sheets not going in far enough to do the second side.
  8. Well...actually...I set the APub language to different values and the search DOES work...as long as you are searching for UK English words. Tried English US and French which both gave me results, but the search term could not be in non-UK English. Limitation seems to be the actual Help file language. Setting APub to French still gave me the same UK English Help file. I think the search engine is working, but the Help has not been localised yet.
  9. I have to agree with Chistian, the page samples in Studio/Pages are quite large. I much prefer smaller pages like those in PP, which allows me to see more, and get through them faster.
  10. ToOldForThis

    Have to re-import assets

    I'm running Beta 249 with all my previous Assets still in place from many updates ago. Tried them out just to be sure, and everything works fine.
  11. I just tried doing several Help searches in Beta 249, and there were no problems on any of the searches. Pretty fast, too! Links in topics seem to be working as well.
  12. 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.
  13. I agree with JPSports that, at this point (Beta 238), APub has the makings of a great program. Neither InDesign, nor PP, started out feature rich, but they were pretty much on par with the other DTP's of the day. The APub team has a huge job ahead of them trying to get APub where it needs to be. To use a car analogy, it's hard to convince someone to buy a VW Beetle, or Toyota Carolla, when they are already driving Lamborginis and Ferraris! Granted, I've been working with PP for years, and I used InDesign as well--still prefer PP over InDesign--and find it difficult to do things in APub. As was mentioned, workflow is quite different, but this is to be expected of any new product. To be successful, APub will need to offer most of the now-essential features found in the other products. I have to credit Serif with creating an excellent APhoto, certainly good enough to move me away from Photoshop, but it took a couple of years and release 1.6 to get there. It's a catch-22 for Apub--the longer you wait to release, the more features the competition adds to their products to pull even farther ahead. That said, APub needs some very important features that have already been mentioned and voted on in droves before it releases, if it wants us to move from PP or InDesign. I love PP, and I would like to love its replacement--APub.
  14. Just tried with Beta 238 on Windows 8.1 with no problems. A new project was created with a single page.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. ToOldForThis

    Help Error in Beta 221

    Help in Beta 238 appears to be working fine on my Windows 8.1 machine.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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"!
  24. Certainly, another vote from me as well! +1