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  1. Have a look at this site. It looks as if you may have a corrupted cldflt.sys issue which is fairly well documented. The most recent Windows update might be a factor - it has caused some users problems. https://www.exefiles.com/en/sys/cldflt-sys/
  2. I've always felt it was a bit of overkill to cross post especially if the bug or feature was appearing in the most recent Beta as well as the release version but if Patrick& co are happy for that kind of cross-posting then I'll bear it in mind for the future - I always check the release version when I uncover a bug in the beta anyway.
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    Just thinking about this now you've mentioned it. I suppose the thinking is that it's helpful to be able to see the grid overlaid when you position elements and the grid can be turned of temporarily by pressing the preview icon but I see your point that if your standard option is to have the grid visible all the time then it can be distracting or even sometimes actually interfere with positioning elements. I notice that some other applications that use grid overlays have issues with how they are displayed and wonder if it's a programming thing?
  4. Create a new document and then create a table and add some text. Select a Row, right click and select "Autofit Row to contents" and Publisher crashes every time. Randomly, the same occurs with Autofit Column.
  5. If you know that then I'm not sure shy you mentioned it. As I stated it appears to me that the object of StudioLink is to tweak not to take over the role of the base application. I'll leave that to Serif to comment on if they so wish rather than start a discussion among users about the underlying philosophy of Personas.
  6. But what if the text frames aren't connected? How would Publisher decide what you want to see? That's the difference between a Word Processor and a Desktop publisher. Pages in a DTP are individual elements whereas in a WP the document pages are simply divisions or breaks in a continuous stream of text.
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    Data merge

    You're fed up of waiting? For what? Publisher was only released two months ago! you may have accessed the pre-release betas - but that's exactly what they were - pre-release. Mswift is right - InDesign took a couple of years to equal Quark Express and 20 years to reach the level of maturity it now achieves but Publisher has only been around for two months.
  8. I've always thought of Studio Link as enabling me to do those tweaks that it's a pain to go back and load up Photo or Designer to do but for things that require more work wouldn't it make more sense to open the image in Photo to complete?
  9. Fantastic! The Pin to Text issue is resolved
  10. I agree. Irrespective of whether it is a document or image there should be consistency. All linked files whether up dated externally, using persona or by publisher itself should affect teh original. Embedded files should only affected the embedded object. There's probably a coding reason for the inconsistency but I've no idea what.
  11. Strange. I've found 471 to be really stable and I've not had a single crash - yet. The issues are a return of the pinning problem which is a nuisance while I'm working on my current project which has a lot of images within the paragraphs and need to be pinned but most other reported problems haven't caused me any issues.
  12. I think Jon is referring to the 1.7.2 471 update.
  13. The other reason may also be that the engine underpinning the Affinity range shares the same codebase for both the Windows and Mac versions. It would mean creating two separate sets of functions to call spell checking for Mac and Windows whereas using Hunspell probably simplifies things by enabling the same calling for both. Much other software does the same thing using Hunspell but doesn't necessarily make it obvious.
  14. I agree with fde101. We're moving onto another aspect which is profiling printers and that is another thing entirely. I use an agency to generate printer profiles for my printer/ calibrated monitor combination which gives as close a match as you can really hope to get. I agree about Pantone Color Bridge - it's normally a close enough match. As a photographer it's important for me to be able to provide consistent output for my clients - most of whom are book and magazine publishers and being able to print an image to a similar spec when required without having to resort to a professional print house for the odd image is useful. the same applies when producing output on Publisher - the ability to print out a hard copy on my printer and having a reasonably close match to the screen image is a bonus. The point ultimately is that you can never achieve more than an approximate match and part of the skill of working in front of a computer is to be able to anticipate the difference and allow for it when selecting colours.
  15. The only issue there is that you then really need an extremely expensive Pantone Swatch book (the one that matches the colour set you are going to use) so you can check what the Pantone colour will actually look like when printed. It's the strength of Pantone but the cost is its weakness.

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