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SamSteele

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  1. Just a friendly reminder that guidelines placed by the Guide Manager still do not relate properly to the centreline zero on a double page spread ruler. The zero is offset the correct amount, but guide placement is measured from the far left side. v. 283, Win 7 SP1. Regards, Sam.
  2. You can also make a Character Style in whatever colour or shade of grey you want to work with and then change the character style colour to white or "none" when you are finished. "None" might be safest with some print processes, deleting it off the master pages would be safer still. Then there is no extraneous (unused) code hanging around. These symbols are handy for applying a quick change in one character, to all other characters that have the same style applied.
  3. As a temporary work-around, you could put a 10~15% gray letter watermark on your master pages to show which ones have been applied. The watermark is easily removed for printing when you have finished the job. The example below includes the page number field, but you don't need that.
  4. Ah yes. I missed seeing that underlined letter.
  5. It would be faster to access the STUDIO list of palettes if STUDIO was on the menu, perhaps between "View" and "Window". No doubt it is a major programming shuffle but accessing STUDIO is done frequently and one click is faster than two. Giving STUDIO a CTRL+? or ALT/CMD+? shortcut would help, too. And/or, make an icon for STUDIO so we can put it on the Toolbar if not on the menu. TKS.
  6. On my system, anyway. Win 7, AF Pub v 1.7.0.249: Alt +V brings up the View menu. Releasing the keys, then hitting D brings up the Studio list. (Why "D" I wonder?) I'd prefer to keep my hand on my mouse (or pen), but this shortcut works. Thanks for the tip.
  7. What I was referring to was the whole list of studio panels found under VIEW > STUDIO , not a particular panel.
  8. I've only been a professional Graphic Designer for 30 years and a former power user of InDesign but I guess I am not as "sophisticated" as some. Je suis désolé. I'd still like to see one of the above options implemented. There is no reason why not. On my monitor there is a huge amount of space on the Menu line.
  9. Thanks. To be honest, I discovered good info in the AF Pub HELP file under "Defaults > Object Defaults and > Toolbar". There seems to be good stuff under "Preferences", too. At least for newbies like me.
  10. Sorry to ask such a basic question but can anyone tell me what these two symbols do? TIA.
  11. The curse of nomenclature. For "Defaults" I read "Preferences". Say you usually want filled rectangles to be red with no stroke so you can see them clearly. You may change the colour and or shape, etc. later. Draw a red rectangle with no stroke. Select it. Edit > Defaults > Save will save that "default" globally for all future rectangles in the current publication and in all future publications (not just the one you are working in). You don't mind this because most of the time you want your starting rectangles to be red. That's just the way you are. But, if you want your rectangles to be another colour in this pub, you can change the default for this publication only by changing the colour of one rectangle, selecting it and clicking the LH Lotus, i.e. "Synchronise defaults to current selection". Subsequent rectangles in this publication only will be the new colour. To revert back to your global default (preference) for rectangles, click the RH Lotus, i.e. "Revert synchronised defaults back to saved defaults". Each new publication will always open with your saved default, in this case, red. It is a GLOBAL or persistent default unless you change it and save it, or revert back to factory settings under Edit > Defaults.
  12. Transform moves are currently (v 1.7.0.238) absolute based on the rulers. It would be nice if moves could also be made RELATIVE to the current position of the object. Yes, I know that one can do arithmetic in the Transform x,y values boxes, e.g. "+1.5" and end up in the place desired for the FIRST iteration of, say, a duplicate but the resultant duplicate then has a new absolute value in the x, y boxes. Instead of being "1.5", the relative move distance, it will be "2.5", a total of the original y location plus 1.5 . Any attempt to put a second duplicate the same distance away from the first duplicate as the first dupe is from the original (i.e. 1.5 ) results in an error. Why is this of concern? You cannot then do a step-and-repeat numerically using the Transform dialogue and CTRL+J. You have to move the first duplicate manually. Only then is the movement recorded as relative and only then will the relocation of the subsequent duplicates be accurate. I would say relative moves are done far more often than absolute moves anyway and should be an option in the Transform palette.
  13. Obviously image 2 is not what I wanted to include. How does one remove an uploaded image (i.e. UN-upload it?) TKS.
  14. Win 7 64bit Is there a summary of AF Pub Update 1.7.0.238 changes/updates anywhere? Tks.
  15. Win 7, Publisher 1.7.0.277 I find placing guides via the guide manager impossible on a double-page spread because the guideline measurements do not relate to the zero marks on the rulers if the zeros have been offset from the top left-hand corner. This really bad when placing vertical guides relative to the vertical centre line in the middle of a two-page spread. A guide supposed to be +5" to the right of the centre line actually ends up 5" from the left-hand side of the left page, even though the x-zero mark on the ruler is in the dead centre of the double-page spread. In other words, it ends up -3.5" (i.e. to the left) from the centre line. Zeros.docx
  16. Win 7, Publisher 17.0.277 I find placing guides via the guide manager impossible on a double-page spread because the guideline measurements do not relate to the zero marks on the rulers if the zeros have been offset from the top left-hand corner. This really bad when placing vertical guides relative to the vertical centre line in the middle of a two-page spread. A guide supposed to be +5" to the right of the centre line actually ends up 5" from the left-hand side of the left page, even though the x-zero mark on the ruler is in the dead centre of the double-page spread. In other words, it ends up -3.5" (i.e. to the left) from the centre line. Zeros.docx
  17. My original thread about ruler zeros is continued on the Affinity Publisher forum. Cheers, S
  18. Quite right. I did a print screen for this (I usually snip images) and didn't have another way of saving it—now I do. Anyway, glad to know you can replicate the bug. • It would be nice if centering the X-zero for a double page spread wasn't so tortuous and would hold for all added pages. • Keep the current manual offset feature as well. • Also, the Y-zero gets mired at the top of page 1 for some reason on a multi-page spread. Publisher is a great program but I think the rulers, zeros and Guide Manager feature needs a complete rethink. S
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