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  1. Not really a bug, but rewording might prevent some prepress headaches. When exporting a CMYK document using PDF/X, the option to 'overprint black' could be reworded to 'overprint black at 100%'. Black set to anything other than 100K knocks out, unless a global swatch with overprinting set is selected.
  2. See video. A number of studio panels which aren't shown by default (for instance Table, Table Formats, Hyperlinks, Constraints) appear as duplicated tabs when selected from the Studio menu. Dragging into separate panels results in blank or unresponsive panels. [AfPub] table-panel-bug.mov
  3. Those symbols are rather cryptic but they are the correct symbols for Page Up and Page Down (see here for other macOS symbols). The symbol on my keyboard is just a plain arrow which doesn't help, but that's an Apple decision. Compact keyboards use fn-Up Arrow. The only glitch in Publisher is the missing glyph symbol in the Keyboard Shortcuts preferences. If I type Command-Page Up into the preferences, the symbol appears as expected. Not sure why it's not showing by default.
  4. Since the internal discussion on styles is ongoing, can I cheekily point you to this thread where there is a discussion about changes to the way that style information is displayed. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/70947-initial-words-sticking-with-first-font-applied/
  5. The only way I could find to do it was to type a tab character in a text frame, copy it, edit the style then paste it into the End characters field. Nothing shows in the field as it pastes as an invisible character. However, if you save the style changes, close, then Edit Style again and go back to the Initial Words section, the tab shows up as <TAB>. However, manually typing in <TAB> doesn't work, you have to paste in a tab character. Maybe there's an easier way.
  6. Page Up and Page Down keys work here as well, although there's a different symbol on my extended keyboard which just shows a plain arrow. Looking at the Keyboard Shortcuts preferences, there seems to be some trouble displaying that glyph, although it appears ok in the Document menu.
  7. Apple replaced Command-D with Command-delete for some applications, which is not as convenient to type.
  8. On macOS there is also the keyboard shortcut of Command-D for Don't Save, which enables you to quickly review and close without saving (if desired) a stack of open documents (but only if you quit the program, as walt.farrell said above).
  9. That's useful, thanks. And it does work for the hyperlink styling. The option for new text frames to automatically have default styling would still be useful (or even desirable as the default option). There is a glitch with the Revert defaults button: After clicking the button, the style selected in the Text Styles list doesn't change to No Style until you start typing.
  10. Isn't this a result of the default behaviour of 'sticky' styles? If you apply styles to text and then draw a new text box, the style remains selected. I can see some situations where sticky styles would be a convenient time saver, but I find it more of a hindrance than a help as I need to manually check that no unwanted styles are selected when making new text frames. This is especially inconvenient when the document has many styles, as you have to scroll down to the bottom of the list to check that no unwanted character styles are being applied. Perhaps a preference option for 'New text frames have default styling' would solve this.
  11. Confirmed. Also In the Text Frame panel, it's difficult to highlight the inset value. Sometimes clicking or dragging the cursor selects the value, sometimes not. (I have Font UI Size set to large in preferences, but the same occurs with small font size.)
  12. Looking forward to seeing that in the Mac version. It would be intuitive to drag a tab and have it float as a new window. The only way I can get an image to open in a separate window is to double click it in the Layers panel. Maybe there's another way? Once the image is open then View > New View gets a second window. The weird thing is that somehow I got two tabs (main page view and image view) to open by double clicking, but I can't reproduce it.
  13. When you have multiple tabs open, go to Window > Separated Mode. In Separated Mode you can also use View > New View to see multiple windows at the same time.
  14. An example might be a catalogue template which had a number of repeating graphical elements which might not always be needed. To remove selected ones (but not remove them from the template), simply make them invisible. You could hide them in the Layers panel (right-click, Find in Layers Panel, uncheck the box), but it would be laborious to find the right ones in a long list of identical elements when you're trying to show them again. Also, finding stray objects, accidentally clicking the no-fill no stroke icon, creating shapes for text-wraps. If it's on the page, it's useful to know it's there.
  15. Yes, sorry, I meant the opposite of Preview mode, whatever that's called. Edit mode? And, yes, if the bounding boxes are eventually implemented, they need to disappear in Preview mode.