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  1. Thanks for your post. My import screen looks a bit different (see uploaded image). Could this be because I have been using Century Schoolbook already? If Century schoolbook does not come "with" Publisher, I have no idea where I got it from. I am sure Century Schoolbook was the original font, as I was able to view it in a trial version of Quark. I watched your video with interest, and noticed your indication of the Positioning and Transform area. Stepping through the string "bug-" character by character I encountered a variety of values for VA such as 0%, -537%, -80%. By manually changing these values I could retrieve the hyphen from "inside" the "g", although, as user AVOLO mentioned there is an extra space before the hyphen. So, it seems there is a way of sorting such occurrences in the text afterwards, but that is only if I can spot them! Me and my co-editor took several iterations of proof-reading before all these were found, and while it is good that Publisher is versatile enough to tweak the text using Positioning and Transform, it is unfortunate that this needs to be done manually. Of course, one could just blame Quark Express!
  2. The pdf I imported from Quark express was inherited, so I do not know where the original publisher obtained his fonts, but I assume they came bundled with Quark. I am assuming the font I used in my copy of Publisher was provided with the package. I have not downloaded any additional fonts. I hope this helps!
  3. I have tried using GarryP's method, and everything works until I enter the text in the text box. Instead of appearing in the text box it appears beneath the picture! Annoyingly, I have sometimes got it to work, but not always, and I do not know what the differences are when I do succeed. Because of the template I use I need to have an overall background text frame as part of the Master Page. I have also tried creating a text frame using the text frame tool and dragging it over the image. The same thing happens (text appears below the picture, not in the box). Sample file attached. TextOverlayProblem.afpub
  4. My input pdf was also produced from Quark Express. I have tried capturing other pdf files (presumably not created from Quark Express), but have not been able to reproduce this issue with hyphenation. All the Quark Files I have captured did exhibit this pheonomenon, however. Given the importance of Quark Express in the Desktop Publishing domain, I hope that Affinity will see fit to address the issue. It might just be a simple fix!
  5. I have noticed that when importing pdf documents into Publisher some hyphenated words "swallow up" the hyphens. Best explained by reference to attached files: OrigP6.pdf is the pdf file that I imported into publisher. I added yellow highlighting at problem words. OrigP6Beta1.9.0.874.afpub is how it appears after import. The yellow highlighting shows the hyphenated words where the hyphen is misplaced. This import did not have "favour editable text over fidelity" selected. OrigP6Beta1.9.0.874-opt2.afpub is how it appears after import with "favour editable text over fidelity" selected. Interestingly, there are additional hyphens that did not import tidily, as well as other minor issues (generally highlighted) and one that was an issue in the first import but not in the second. Page6ExPub is a pdf export of OrigP6Beta1.9.0.874.afpub I guess one should not expect perfect import of pdf documents, but this hyphenation issue is difficult to spot easily and has led to a large amount of additional work to sort it out (especially as I used the maximum fidelity option, with a new paragraph at the end of every line). This issue also exists in earlier versions of Publisher, but I include it here as this beta is directed at improving pdf import among other things. OrigP6.pdf OrigP6Beta1.9.0.874.afpub OrigP6Beta1.9.0.874-opt2.afpub Page6ExPub.pdf
  6. The problem that I find with the Affinity pdf importer is that it provides a new paragraph symbol at the end of each line. Thus, if you want to edit your text after capturing it in Publisher you have a big job to do in justifying the text. Even so, it might be worth importing your text as pdf and then reformatting the whole document, by deleting all paragraph symbols and then re-inserting these where a new paragraph really is required.
  7. The only way I can find to do this is to put the whole table on each page, and then delete rows. This is totally unsatisfactory, of course. Does anyone have a better way? I can find nothing in help.
  8. We should not need to seek work-rounds. I have recently created a 400 page document incorporating material imported from pdf files into publisher and then merged into the main document. Every line in a pdf import ends in a paragraph sign. I find I need to edit some of these imported pdf sections, which requires me to replace the paragraph sign at the end of each line in the paragraph to be edited with a space, and sometimes, to make the typography flow, I have to do this over several pages at a time. Doing a "find and replace" on the affected sections only would be very useful. Please Affinity, can you implement this?
  9. Have tested it and it works with my documents, which all use the same Master Page. It's too late for my current document, but will certainly build the next one using individual documents for each article, combined at the end. Thank you very much.
  10. Yes. I downloaded the beta a while back, and it did exactly what I needed. However, I shall not be taking full advantage of this until the beta has led to a new release - just in case!
  11. I checked it using Adobe Reader and it worked fine without the function key pressed, so I assumed that it was working like any normal pgdn/pgup key. However, since you raise the question, I tried it in Word, and this does require the function key to be pressed. I can now make it work in Publisher if I press function key and Ctrl (and no doubt I can change the default using the function key as well), so many thanks for your help with that!
  12. Thanks Joachim. I have successfully edited the shortcuts on my Desktop. Interestingly, though, I cannot get even the default (CTRL+PageDown) setting to work on my windows laptop, despite its having keys clearly marked PgUp and PgDn. These work fine with Adobe Acrobat Reader, but not Publisher, and I cannot use them to edit the default settings either. Has anyone else come across a problem like this and found a solution?
  13. Might it be possible to arrange for the Page Up and Page Down keys on a windows keyboard to permit scrolling up and down the document a page at a time, as it does on PagePlus? This would be a handy way to flick through a document to check that everything is in order prior to export. A lot easier than using a scroll bar. Currently using release 1.7.3.481 on windows desktop and laptop.
  14. Has any progress been made with this document merge facility since my original post from October? I desperately need the ability to do this (which was possible in PagePlus) to avoid the need to make a load of pdfs of individual articles and join them together in Acrobat (having fudged the page numbering). My own requirement is simply to merge individual Publisher documents all created using the same Master Page and fonts.
  15. I have just discovered this problem, and it really matters to me. I edit a 48 page magazine that has contributions from various authors of 6 to 8 pages each, that I capture individually so I can send individual proofs to each author, and also decide on the order to assemble them in the final document later. I have been using PagePlus very effectively to do this for a number of years, and use the insert > publication method simply to append one document after another. I am surprised and shocked that Publisher does not do this or something even better. I originally used MS Publisher but ditched that as soon as I could because it could not do anything similar, even with a third party tool. Does Affinity have any plans to include this facility in due course?
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