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  1. @walt.farrell No need! I should have been clearer. And I will: I have a series of documents labelled with Roman numerals: I, II, III and IV. Each document contains a number of sections labelled with capital letters starting with A (which is a marker or name of the section). Every section has at least 2 pages, but some much more. Within each section page numbering starts with 1. In these documents I want to number the pages accordingly: <<Document number>><<dash>><<Section marker>><<dash>><<Page number>>. This way a randomly chosen page will be labelled II-C-4. This is the second document, third section, page 4. In each document I add a table of contents that should contain those page labels (for lack of a better word). It would be okay to see the part "II-C-" as a compound section marker that is prefixed to the actual page number. That way I eliminate the need for the document label. The first half of a simple solution would be to add "II-C-" to the footer text to make the page number on each page look okay. To make the table of contents reflect those labelsI need the following second half of the solution: In the Table of Contents tab is a box where I can insert characters between headings and page numbers. If I could add the section name (compounded to "II-C-") after the tab character it would be fine. And then there is a third half: the page numbers that are actually in a resulting PDF... but I can live without those.
  2. @walt.farrell I know I can in plain text, but I would like to do it like in InDesign, or possibly here as well:
  3. I like the way I can restart page numbering with each new section. However, that would be much more useful if I'd be able to "add" the section name or marker to the page number. For example: <<section name>>-<<page number>> would give a numbering scheme like A-1 to A-8 and B-1 to B-15 et cetera. I can of course manually add the prefix "A-" and "B-" in my footer text with the page numbers, but then the table of contents doesn't reflect those "engineered numbers". Manually adding the prefixes to the table of contents can be done, but is a very theoretical option because they disappear with every refresh. In a publication with a few hundred pages and several dozen sections where each section starts with page 1 I will probably never be able to find the right page 17. This is probably why InDesign offers combining page numbers with section markers with its Numbering & Section Options dialog:
  4. I placed a rather large PDF into an Affinity Publisher page. The PDF was created with Affinity Designer. After placing it I decided to use the original Designer document, and replaced the PDF with the original. The Resource Manager now tells me it's a TIF image. See: At first I thought Publisher turned the complex vector document into a bitmap for efficiency reasons, but zooming in excessively made it very clear that it still was a vector image. After cropping it, I tried to move the content around within the frame, but double-clicking the image opened a new tab with an Embedded Document. Apparently moving around an image in a frame is only possible when you first create the frame and then place the image inside it. To summarize: (1) there's something wrong with the replacing-an-image functionality, and (2) Cropping an image should -- in my very humble opinion -- result in the same as placing an image in a predrawn frame.
  5. If there is a counter I have yet to find it. Shouldn't be too hard to add, of course. On the other hand Publisher is primarily a desktop publishing program, not a word processor.
  6. What you're looking for is the thin space. To be precise: Geviert translates to 1 quad or 1 em, a Viertel Geviert is a quarter em and essentially a normal space, one-eighth would then be a half space or thin space. See also .
  7. I can see the need for international users and users writing anything else than English. In a French text quotes look different; they’re called guillemets. In German the opening quotation mark is a low mark whereas in English a high mark is used. And on and on. As I wrote earlier, it’s a language dependent thing. I find a drop down box not useful, because the choice should be made based on the language of the text. It took Freehand (and Microsoft Word) a few iterations to offer smart quotes in a certain way, and Publisher is still in beta. I don’t know how high it’s on the developer’s list, but I doubt if it’ll make to the first official release.
  8. Quotation marks differ wildly between languages. See here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quotation_mark. I doubt if the guys at Serif have language-dependent automatic quotation marks at the top of the list of features to be added. But I could be wrong.
  9. You can Zoom to Document. Every page in the document will be shown that way. If you have a lot of pages they will become really small. Zooming to 2 spreads, for example, is also possible with the Magnify tool. As long as you draw a rectangle AROUND the objects you can select as many as you want. In the Preference dialog under Tools an option is available which makes it possible to draw a rectangle over a PART of the objects and still select them ('Select objects when intersects with selection marquee'). No one knows, as yet. But then again: it is a DTP program aimed at multipage documents, not an illustration program. You could take a look at Affinity Designer, if that's what you need.
  10. Thank you Dave for your clarification. I think it is the right choice to put these options together in one panel. They form a functional group, and users probably expect them to be near each other in the UI.
  11. You know, there is an actual FontAwesome TrueType font. It can be downloaded here: https://github.com/creationix/font-awesome. That'll work!
  12. I agree it can both ways, depending on what is regarded as a feature. Being very strict (and I'm not, really) 'All Caps' shouldn't be in a list of OpenType features, because it isn't an OpenType feature. But the Panel is titled 'Typography', and capitals are definitely a part of that. In the end capitals are important, and a bit of italic text never killed me.
  13. I get what you mean, but Dave Harris wrote: 'They are listed in italics. For example, my Windows Arial has Standard Ligatures, Superscript, Subscript, Ordinal, All Caps, and Case Sensitive Forms in italics, so those are all synthesised. The others are from the font.' Capitals are "from the font" and as such not synthesized.
  14. I do believe that too. Which is why All Caps should never be in italics. And I am staring at it:
  15. The typography panel is a marvel with its previews and the cursive mentions of 'unsupported' features. Just one question: how can 'All Caps' be not supported by any font that has at least the Latin alphabet in lower and upper case? I mean: the caps are surely there and there is no OpenType feature 'All Caps'. Or is it intended to be read as the feature 'Titling Alternates'?
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