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Jemez

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  1. For ease of printing I find I need my spreads to be single pages. I do not see where it is possible to convert already formatted & filled 2-page spreads to single pages. Am I missing something? Thanks, all for assisting!!
  2. I opened Affinity Photo on my Windows machine just now and was prompted to download the latest update. But when I open Affinity Photo on my Mac I do not get this automatic prompt. How do I go about updating my Mac version?
  3. I'm not seeing any way to adjust spacing between lines, only where to adjust character spacing.
  4. My question is whether it is possible, in a project having photographs on almost every page, to format it for mixed color and b&w printing, the main objective being to keep cost down. I learn, talking with a printer, that the b&w pages must have grey scale specified rather than full 4-color black specs embedded in the PDF. Otherwise, the machine being printed on will recognize the pages as full color even though the images are b&w. As long as each page is formatted either grey-scale or cmyk, the printer will recognize that & charge accordingly. It appears, looking at "Document Setup" that the only option is to select either color or grey-scale for the entire document. Can someone tell me if there is a way I can select particular pages in a document for grey-scale instead of color? Thanks, in advance, from a total newbie!
  5. That won't do the trick. For the printer (machine) to recognize selected pages within a mixed project as b&w, the whole page has to be grey-scale. But the way one sets a document up, as far as I can determine, the whole thing has to be specified either some form of color, or some form of grey-scale. So, I'm asking if I'm missing something, that there is a way to format selected pages within a single doc as being either entirely color or b&w. Thanks!
  6. I am unable to find a way to set my text wrap distance preferences so that I don't have to adjust them every time from the very low or zero settings that appear when I use this function.
  7. This approach is a bit cumbersome, but it seems to work. Tho I've never been clear the specific moment to activate "synchronise from selection." I put in my distances, then hit "synchronise," then close the text wrap box. I think that is right...
  8. Perhaps if you change the start page from right to left?
  9. MEB & Dave - thanks for posting! Took me a while to discover these responses. In the interim, I'm working on a book with many photos, so having an easy way to adjust the default settings to my preference would save me gobs of time!! I will try the approach using a shape.
  10. This is an essential tool, for instance, for appending captions to photos!
  11. I downloaded the latest Beta today & see that in "View" the "Hide All" button (for bleed, guides, margins, +3 more) is no longer present. Is there some way I can restore this? This is a really useful option; now I have to activate or deactivate each one separately, a time consuming nuisance.
  12. Text Wrap icons are gone from the latest (1.7.0.140) Beta download! How do I restore them to the Toolbar? I go to View>Customize Toolbar--but the Text Wrap icons are not there.
  13. Oops - I did not realize there were more tools. Thanks, Walt!
  14. I am unable to add a single page at the beginning of my doc that is made up of a dozen 2-page spreads. I go to the "add pages" window and instruct to add a single page before the current page 1; and I instruct to add "Master B" which I set up as a single page. But when I click "ok" what happens is that a single blank page replaces "page 1" of my first 2-page spread. Not what I want, for printing purposes; I want the back side of page one of that first spread to be blank.
  15. Yes - retroactively. Actually, I think my original margins remain - but I'm seeing a purple border I believe represents margin, and it is not right...
  16. That worked - thanks! Using this on an existing series of spreads, all my text and images are still there; however, I find every page now has the same margin settings. What I want is a wider margin at the center of opposing pages. I thought I would create a right hand and left hand master & apply those where appropriate, but I seem to be unable to create a pair single page masters with differing margin settings. I want a left hand master with 5/8" (.625") margins except 1" on the right side, and a right hand master with 5/8" margins except 1" on the left side. whenever I try to put the 1" margin on the left or right, all the other settings revert... Any suggestions?
  17. Chris - thanks for quick input, but that did not work. I'm already set up with start page on left...
  18. After spending 5 hours revising a document I tried numerous times to export it as a PDF for print--and failed every time, getting the message, "An error occurred while exporting..." I had no problem exporting an earlier version a couple of days ago..Anyone have any idea what gives, what changed? Thanks!
  19. Updating my previous post on this: my doc consisted of a dozen 2-page spreads. I exported each one separately and tracked down the spread that generated the error message. The error message doesn't give a hint what the problem is. There was an image I had had trouble resizing and I deleted it and then created new frame, populated with same image as before, and, Voila! problem solved. This brings up the image placement issues many have commented, and I will add my voice on that elsewhere.
  20. Second the motion: please add Undo button!
  21. Please confirm: Windows users must have 64-bit system, APub will not load to 32-bit. Thanks!
  22. I agree - please add the Fit Box to Picture option!!
  23. Is "InDy autoframes" a feature of Affinity Publisher? I would definitely prefer the option to simply place an image directly within text size it, then activate text wrap. Thanks from a hopeless newbie!
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