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  1. Many thanks for the reply. Guess we'll just have to work round it, but at least I understand why. On every other front I just love using AfPub, and the ability to hop between Publisher and Photo using the Studio function is amazing, and saves so much time.
  2. This is something I reported some long time ago, and we're still having problems. We've carried out a number of tests, and have now narrowed down the problem. We have one contributor to our magazine who uses MS Publisher to create their documents, and then saves them as pdfs for us to import into AfPub. The problem appears to be limited to the parts of the document that use Small Caps, and when imported, the tracking percentage goes completely haywire. An identical sample created in Word imports without any problems. The attached files demonstrate the issue. They use the same text, created in Arial Black, 24pt, with Small Caps, again in normal style without the small caps, again as plain Arial and again in 12pt. Is there any chance that this can be solved ? Thanks, Chris. MS Publisher Test Doc.pdf MS Word Test Doc.pdf
  3. Walt, thanks for the response. Sorry, I should have been more specific. You're absolutely right, we've worked out that opening a pdf and editing the fonts is a good way to go, but In this case, I'm opening a placed pdf, to edit it.
  4. I've been having a useful discussion on the bug reporting section about APubs ability to match fonts when importing pdfs, but it seems that it isn't a bug - just a limitation. I'm therefore raising this issue here, as it also probably isn't a bug, but it's very strange. The font manager screen says Iā€™m missing Tahoma,Bold and Vedana,Bold, both of which it replaces with Courier New in Bold, and I've established that the problem is the way the pdf creating software gives the fonts a name with a comma instead of a space. However, that can be usually be overcome, but in this case when I try and change the Courier New to Tahoma in Bold and Verdana in Bold ā€“ or indeed, any other font ā€“ it accepts the change for 2 seconds and then it jumps back to Courier New. Nothing I do will persuade it to use a different replacement font. Has anyone got any suggestions on how to solve this ?
  5. An interesting discussion. Personally, it's unlikely that I will ever use the full capability of this software, I just love it because it does what I need it to do really well, and largely intuitively. On that basis, I'm probably an in between user. I use some keyboard shortcuts, the History panel is far more use than undo icon, but the concept of toggling shortcut keys to (maybe) get back to where I was is an unnecessary complication. If I'm using one tool, and I want to use another, it's far less complicated to just remember the letter for the tool I want, and tap it. Additionally, it isn't possible to get out of the Text tool by tapping "T" again - all that does is put an unwanted "t" in the text. So, for me, Dominik's advice is perfect. I've reassigned the shortcut for the Artistic Text tool, and I now know exactly what's going to happen when I tap "T". That's all I need.
  6. The Frame Text tool, and the Artistic Text tool, both share the same keyboard shortcut "T". Sometimes when I press "T" I get one, and sometimes the other. Is there any way of controlling this, because 99% of the time, I want the Frame Text tool ?
  7. Dave, thanks for the responses again. So, using the text ruler, I moved the top triangular first indent marker to the right, and the numbers went with it. I then clicked the right align button, and the numbers flipped to the left hand side of the first indent line, properly aligned to the right. Success, so I guess I've finally got there. Many thanks for your help, as I would never have worked that out by myself. I think you'll understand, if I say that for software that in all other respects is absolutely amazing, that process is unintuitive, and a bit clunky :-) I'll follow up on the pdfs, in your absence.
  8. Dave, thanks for the response. I was definitely looking in the wrong place. So much to learn, but worth it. However, I'm afraid I'm with fde 101, clicking on the left, center, and right align buttons has no effect on anything in the list - numbers, or text. By the way, did you get the pdfs re embedding, I sent you ?
  9. I think all these comments just show that for some people, like Thomaso, Old Bruce, and my colleague, scrolling works, and for others, like me and Walt, it doesn't. No matter how long I wait, nothing happens.
  10. Dave, sorry, but I'm still struggling with this. The workaround works perfectly, but I can't get the "proper" solution to work. When I create the numbered list, it doesn't create any tab stops in the tabs field of the Paragraph panel. I can create tab stops after I've created the list, and I can move the text about without any problems. I can move the numbers, using the first line indent, but I can't see how I get it to "position the right edge of the list."
  11. I originally posted this under reporting bugs, as I thought it was a bug, but now I'm not sure. Anyway, nobody has responded, so I thought I'd try posting it here, as it really is a problem for me. In a previous version I have successfully dragged page thumbnails in the pages column to a new position. I can't make that work in 162 or 174. The cursor changes to the symbol with a dotted rectangle, and the blue line appears beside the next page above or below, and disappears when I go outside the visible area, but the thumbnails do not scroll, and I cannot navigate to the point where I want to drop the page. In effect, I can only move a page one page at a time which isn't practical. I've got 174 running on two Windows 10 PCs, and it won't work on either of them, and I've tried with different files as well. However, my colleague who is also running 174 on a Windows 10 PC can move pages without any problems. Can anyone suggest why this might be happening ?
  12. Many thanks for the replies. An excellent workaround, and the designer's answer, in a few hours. Greatly appreciated.
  13. I've got a simple mumbered list - easy. However, I want to align the numbers as if they were on a right tab stop, not left, and can't find a way to do that. Can it be done ?
  14. Two items which could be questions or suggestions. The two tools I use most are Move, and Text. Changing from Move to Text is easy - just hit "T". However, I can't find any shortcut for changing from Text to Move. It clearly isn't "V", which is assigned to Move, as that just adds a v to the text. Is there a shortcut which I haven't found ? If there isn't one, can there be one, as it's quite annoying ? I've been using the "Leading" option quite a lot for adjusting my text to fit the available space. I've tried all the settings, but they all increase or decrease the spacing by quite large amounts, for one click of the mouse. i.e 11.4,12.8, 14.4. Is it possible to set it to increase by 0.1 point for each click ? If not, could it be ?
  15. It occurred to me that I could upload the file they sent me, so that other people can try it, so here it is. affinity-publisher-beta-1.7.0.162.exe
  16. Affinity replied, saying that the Security Certificate was corrupt. They sent me a new .exe file via Dropbox, which worked perfectly - so my problem, at least, is solved. Many thanks to all of you for your input.
  17. Weekend over, and Affinity have responded. I sent them the Setup log, and they asked me to send them a copy of the .exe file, which I've done. Wait and see if they find anything.
  18. Fair comment, and useful advice. The log doesn't mean much to me, but hopefully it will be of use to Affinity. SetupUI.log
  19. Fotocat, that might indicate that this is Windows problem, and doesn't affect Macs. I'm on Windows 10. MtnArch, I've been using Publisher since the first Beta, and I haven't had this problem before. Anyone from Affinity going to comment ?
  20. Opened up the App this evening, and it said there was a new update available. I downloaded it and tried to install it. Got part way through, and I got "Update failed" message, and it left me with nothing. Tried it again using the exe file, and it failed again. Gone back to the previous version. Anyone else got problems with this update ?
  21. Thanks for the reply, however it does have text in it - 10 point grey.
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