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Alex White

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  1. Ah, I have a text frame which isn’t part of master A, but was added to the page to hold some two column text. I’ll try removing that and see if that stops the crashing. thanks
  2. I've got a document and I had a master page set up for it. I've set up a second master page and I want to change everything over to the second master page. When I applied Master B, Publisher instantly crashed. I've tried applying it on a spread by spread basis, and it was successful on one spread, but crashed on the next spread. I've made a cut down demo of the afpub file which reliable demonstrates the problem (select page 4-5, attempt to apply master-B, crashes). Any help or advice very much appreciated! regards, Alex White apply_master_problem_demo.afpub
  3. That is a brilliant tip to right-click the rules unit, it's a shame it is pretty much undiscoverable though. I did try right-clicking the ruler to see if I could set it there, but it wasn't available. Affinity help was my first port of call (it's normally pretty good), but it was useless unless you knew exactly the right keyword to search for or area to look in. Their help is generally pretty good so I look there first, but this is an area where they really could do with better indexing of synonyms to help people find the right help. Cheers
  4. I just spent 15 minutes struggling to find out how to set this, in the end resorted to google and found this thread. From a UX point of view it would probably be worth including _something_ so that a search in help might find this!
  5. I've downloaded the update, checked and the issue has now been resolved for me. It is now working perfectly. Thank you!
  6. Thanks garrettm30, that was the problem - I was using a print PDF preset which doesn't enable the option. When I switched to a web PDF then I could select the option and I had a happy TOC. Much obliged. So the feature is there - but help files don't give any way of finding it. Something for the technical writers to consider the next time they revamp the help docs, perhaps?
  7. Thanks - I've just uploaded a zip of the file which is having problems. The source document has master pages with double page spreads (2 x 8.5"x11"), but the import process turns them into a single page {17" x 11") with both page frames on it. This makes the document unusable for me, as I can't seem to move from the single page back to spreads in Affinity Publisher. Ticket Number 51944 Thanks
  8. Sorry for the delay, other 'world' stuff got in the way. The attached .afpub file has a small text fragment copied from an idml imported file. The imported rendering has a super-high stroke, the definition is still on 4.3pt (and if you apply the heading 3 you'll see the stroke change). I would be interested to see whether you can replicate the situation with this file. Thanks demo of heading style.afpub
  9. OK, I've got a shrunken down video of it taking place here. I might expect the text to be 80% of the original height (14pt text with an 18pt stroke), but it appears to be much smaller than that - more like 20% of the original height? Screen Recording 2020-05-11 at 17.23.13.mp4
  10. Sure - thanks for continuing to work with me on this. It shows me that I'm noticing something which I've not got perfect reproduction steps for yet... Here is your attached file opened up, with the bottom frame selected - this looks OK (and -originally- this looked fine for me too in my file) The following is from another file of mine, where it is also working OK This one is from a file converted from IDML. After the conversion the stroke looked fine on the page, but showed much narrower in the styles pane. If I applied the style, it is only a very narrow stroke (4.3pts) as you can see in the immediately following screenshot The document I have at the top of this thread is one which was imported from IDML, had an imported stroke of 4.3pt which I edited back up to 18pt. As soon as I do that edit, the style preview shrinks down teeny-tiny. I've been able to produce a screen recording of this, but it is 10mb and so I can't post it here. I'll see if I can put a link to it somewhere or compress it. Regards
  11. As I said, I’m showing the correct screenshots for the styles. So my text doesn’t match up. Big deal. Don’t be a dick about it. You don’t see a problem. Fine. I couldn’t care less. I see a problem. I report it to the developers, they get to choose what to do, not some random poster.
  12. Trust me, I'm showing the correct screenshot of the correct styles - it isn't rocket science, and I just don't have that many options! Over time, you may well see the preview shrink - I'm sure that mine started off at that kind of size, but has gradually got smaller to its current illegibility I'm still convinced it is a bug - the key text of the heading shouldn't become invisible because of a decoration - much better to trim the top and bottom of the decoration. Drop caps is a special case IMO because you need to be able to see the relationship between the initial letter and the other text.
  13. That's a helpful workaround. I do like the samples, so I hope they fix this bug, but that makes things manageable in the meantime.
  14. In the screen capture attached, you can read the 'heading 1' style, but the 'heading 2' and 'heading 3' style previews are unreadably small. (You'll also notice that the 'box' is pretty small too) I have to think that this is a bug of some kind - both of those headings are using a background stroke decoration, set to twice the height of the font. I wonder if that might be the problem area here (see second screenshot)
  15. I've imported an IDML file and for whatever reason the two page spread (2x 8.5"x11") has been imported as a single landscape page (17"x11") with text frame, page numbers etc on each half of the landscape page. . Does anyone know of any sensible way to get from here to two page spreads? I've tried editing my master page, but so far I've got one of the following each time both frames shrunk to half width on a page and text transformed to half width (!) page changes, but both frames still exist, so text is off each side of the page I'm open to any suggestions!
  16. I wonder if you are set up to save history with the file? That would probably make it bigger.
  17. I've just tried that update and it has dramatically improved the import feature. I'm now trying it on a larger, more complex (210 page) document. Would you be interested in hearing if I have any oddities crop up in that transformation?
  18. Thanks, very happy to do so. => Ticket Number [51899] Regards Alex
  19. Thank you so much for this generosity, really appreciated. Have you come across any situations where the IDML import into Publisher isn't showing any text in the frames? The 'find' command can find the text, so it is in the file somewhere, but is invisible and unselectable on the pages as far as I can make out! No worries if you've not come across this - I'm sure I'll be able to find some way of getting at it! ** Solved it ** It turns out that for some reason there were text frames on the master page which were repelling text from the frames on the pages within the publication. Deleting the text frames on the master page resolved it all. Thanks Alex
  20. I was disappointed to find that when I export to PDF my ToC (and cross reference) entries are not turned into bookmarks within the PDF. This is something that I know that purchasers of my PDFs will expect, and other DTP software that I've used has just done this as a matter of course. Otherwise it looks like a horrible, error-prone manual job every time the PDF is regenerated. I do hope that creating of automatic bookmarks/links is something that will be arriving in a future version of Affinity Publisher. Thanks Alex White
  21. Thanks for the reply, I've been able to embolden one page entry now, thanks! On the second part though... I've had the "Group page ranges" selected, but it hasn't seemed to make any difference. In the screenshot below at the bottom, I've arbitrarily added some index entries on adjacent pages for 'Cybernetics', but when I regenerated the index it still shows them as separate pages (second screenshot) (the index panel shows actual page numbers, but front matter is i to iv, which is why numbering in index is different). I'm not sure how "Group page ranges" is supposed to be working.
  22. I've created an index for a large document. I've run into a couple of problems and I don't know whether there is a way of handing them at the moment within Publisher. Firstly, I can see that I can add a character style to a particular index term, but is there an ability to add a character style to one of the page numbers of a term? For instance, if the main information about foo is mentioned on p34, I would like to have an entry like so: foo......23, 24, 34, 56, 90 Secondly, is there any way to tell the index to record a range of pages for an index entry? This would be another way of handling my 'main entry' question, and if my most important entry for 'foo' was on pages 34 to 36 it would let me have an entry like so: foo........23, 24, 34-36, 56, 90 (1.8.4 on MacOS Catalina) I'm not sure whether these are features that exist and I can't find them, or don't exist yet. Any help? Thanks Alex
  23. I love the fact that the pre-flight checks window gives you a one-button ‘fix’ to update TOC.
  24. I don't think so there seems to be a problem on both platforms Additional note, if I try 'Find & Replace" on 1.8.3 with "whole word' selected as an option, it will find a word with a period after it, but not with a colon or comma
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