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  1. I would like to suggest a change to the way tables work in APub. As it is now I can set an exact value for the width of a column, but when I enlarge the table by dragging the handle on the right, all column widths are changed evenly. However I would want for the widths of the columns to be retained, especially when I set an exact value. In my opinion there needs to be the option at least to resize responsibly (as is the case now) or not. I am used to the way Indesign handles it, and it is just much more precise and easy to use. The same problem also occurs when I want to add a column in the middle of an existing table: instead of the columns to the right of the inserted column moving to the right, all columns are resized. This is just very annoying and I want an option to fix the width of a column, at the least when I have set exact values for the width. I am all for new solutions, but the solution for tables just does not make much sense to me most of the time.
  2. I am sorry to have to come on here like a broken record, but I have in the past mentioned numerous bugs/issues with tables in Publisher. I really like Publisher and want to use it to replace Indesign, but as tables are now, I still have to go back to indesign. My issues: When I copy/paste from a table in excel (or similar app) and paste it in a table with the same dimensions in APub, an extra column and a row are added at the bottom and the right. I have tried workarounds, but have not found one that works As in issue number one, when I copy/paste a column from excel into an existing table in Apub, a column gets added right next to it. When I have a table set up in APub with different text styles for various cells (like bold, italic or colored text) I want this formatting to be respected when I paste new data into it. This is the case in Indesign, but in APub the formatting of the top left cell is taken for the entire table. It makes no sense to set up a table, when you have to redo it each time new data is added. When I try to create a default table with various Paragraph styles, I can only set up one style for the entire table, not per cell or column. Why not?? I can not style the table on a per cell basis, which is incredibly limiting... This may be by design, but I find it highly annoying: when I have a table set up in APub, but want to add a column in between two existing ones, the other columns are narrowed to keep the complete table the same width. I have no idea why this would makes sense, as I have to go back in and manually change the width values of the columns all over again. Perhaps there is a setting to either make the table responsive or static, but I find the current behavior very strange. If I add a column I want the other columns to be unaffected by this. Also, when I drag the table to the right, the specified with of the cells is not respected. Though this might make some sense in certain use cases, most of the time this is not what I want it to do. I have been trying to work on a scientific publication with a lot of pages with the same tables, but each with different values. As it stands, this is almost impossible to do in APub. I have been following beta threads and releases, but there does not seem to be any work done on this issue. Am I the only on with this issue, or is it system-specific (I am still using El Capitan, though soon will switch to a new Mac)? Can someone responsible for this at Serif, I would like you to get back at me, please! @Patrick Connor
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    Swatch import on iOS apps!

    Any news on this issue?
  4. I really need to be able to import swatches in the iPad apps, and I can find no logical reason not to have this feature. I can import brushes, fonts, symbols, assets, but not swatches? It is essential when working with color to be able to import a palette with specific characteristics. On the desktop it is so easy to do, but on the iPad it is impossible... Also I considered creating a swatches set myself from an imported image, but this required so much back and forth, clicking and opening menus it was a nightmare and I gave up after 4 colors. Please implement importing swatches soon.
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    Fix for tables???

    I agree 100% on this! Yes, the data is from Excel, but I don't want the formatting from Excel, so I would paste without formatting, in which case all cells have the style of the top left style.
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    Fix for tables???

    Thanks for pointing that out! I will check out and see what it does!
  7. I hope you would consider adding a freeform bézier pencil tool, like the one in Designer. The pen tool is a very useful tool for masks and selections, but sometimes the freeform tool is quicker for more organic selections. Especially with the new sculpt mode it works very well. The pixel lasso selection tool is much less flexible in comparison, so to me it would make sense to add this to photo as well.
  8. I would like to add that the previously reported bug is still there that when I copy/paste from excel it tends to add an empty column to the right of the pasted fields, even if the copied cells are exactly the same width/hight in excel and publisher. I have a table where I with a number of rows and columns with data, in here I want to replace a column with copied text from excel and it will add an empty column as well. Tables are not ready for the kind of work I do with it unfortunately and I hope you are looking into this, as I would rather not go back to indesign but I have to.
  9. Thanks Jon, perhaps I misunderstood, as I thought it was a fix for the table issues I reported. I uploaded the files.
  10. I don't see any improvement in this area, as you can see in these screen grabs. I am using el capitan on an iMac 2011. Actually, I made two screen recordings, but I can not upload them. Please get back to me and I can send you these recordings
  11. As you can see in the video, I am having a hard time selecting a vector that has a (complex) mask applied. I have to drag over the outline, clicking on the shape does not work. I am not sure if it is the complexity of the mask, but deleting it, makes selection much easier. maskselections.mov
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    crashing when exporting in a new folder

    OK, I will have to live with it then until I get a new mac
  13. I get AP to crash everytime I use the export persona when I create a new folder to export the slices to. It crashes directly after creating the folder (which does show up in Finder) I use a iMac 2011 with el capitan
  14. I have been trying to export slices, but it will not work. I have tried creating a new document, with or without artboards: nothing. The little menu below the layers window is always greyed out. Only when I select an object I can create a slice from it, but then I can not export it. I have tried restarting the app as well. Affinity Photo export is the same... am I the only one with this bug? I am using an iMac 2011 with el capitan
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    crashing when exporting in a new folder

    I will see if I can try this later
  16. No fix for tables (yet)? that is a shame, I hope you are working on this for the next betas as it is quite a limitation right now. But besides that, thanks!
  17. Today I had both Photo and Designer crash on me while editing a brush. In Photo I was trying to add a new brush and it crashed on adding a second bitmap image. In Designer I was trying to create a new soft brush preset, based on the one in basic brushes, just with a bigger size. The size slider was very laggy, and when trying to close the window, I get a spinning beach ball. I work on an iMac 2011 with El Capitan.
  18. I hope the team is working on a fix for the various issues with the tables. Copy and pasting from programs Excel adds empty rows and columns Pasting text from other apps as non-formatted text only takes the formatting from the top left cell for the whole table, not from the individual cells. These two issues make working with tables quite troublesome at the moment.
  19. Yes, please add this in the future A PDF manager would also be nice, so I don't have to use acrobat anymore...
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    OpenType features in placed PDFs

    I have seen similar things in PDFs with fonts containing contextual alternates. This seems like an import bug.
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    Export persona does not work

    I must have done something wrong, had the wrong tool selected or something, as it now works again...
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    Fix for table issues

    Thanks for your reply Jon! another issue I see is with formatting. I have a table where some lines of text are bold, some are regular. When I select the cells and paste without formatting (which I would usually do from excel) it only takes the formatting of the upper left cel for the complete table. In InDesign, it keeps the formatting for each specific cel, so I guess this should be the case for Publisher too? I just want to reiterate that I love publisher, but it seems tables are not quite there yet in terms of stability and workflow, so I hope to see improvements in this area.
  23. I have some trouble with tables in Publisher. whenever I import a bunch of cells from Excel to Publisher (with the exact same amount of rows and columns) it add a row and a column to the table every time. This has been in the Beta as well. Is there some kind of fix for this? I want to create a file with lots of pages of tables, and this kind of bug really makes it very annoying, particularly as when I delete the column, the table resizes to previous width, instead of keeping the columns as they are. I would like to have the ability to turn of these kinds of "automations"
  24. This has been something that is Designer & Photo too. It is a bug, you have to make sure to push the TAB key again before quitting. I prefer if we were able to save workspaces, so I can back them up in case of crashes and revert back to them if I need too
  25. Yes, I get the same issue. I can save to icloud drive in publisher in a publisher folder, but when I look for it, the file is in there, but in the general folder.
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