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  1. Indeed, that works, but it has the same imprecise feel as the stroke slider depending on how speedy my mouse is. Prone to overshooting as I scroll.
  2. I've been researching this issue myself. Perhaps it has to do with how Publisher places the crop marks in relation to the amount of bleed. See this comparison... Identical document (indicated with magenta line) with 1" bleed (indicated by the cyan) exported out to PDF with selected options to include bleed and crop marks. Left = Publisher, Right = InDesign Publisher places the crop marks outside the total bleed area which results in the final PDF dimensions being larger by the length of the crop marks in each dimension. Essentially creating an extra margin. They are positioned correctly and result in the same finished trim. I prefer the crops to align with the page as in InDesign, I feel it make cutting easier, but maybe it's not a big deal.
  3. A few quirks and requests regarding the Value Inputs throughout Publisher. • I believe almost all value inputs should have corresponding "up/down" arrows next to them so one can increment values quickly. They are most notably missing in the Transform palette, a spot that I use them quite frequently. • Some measurement controls include sliders (Transform > Rotation, Stroke > Width), but still I think the up/down arrows should be an option since they are much faster if you know what value you want. The stroke weight slider is especially cumbersome to find the precise value you want since the .1 and .5 values are included. And while I can certainly select the value in the input and type "3pt", it would just be a quick 3 clicks to get there with arrows. • The above 2 points are almost addressed by being able to use the physical up and down arrow keys on the keyboard when an input is selected, but there seems to be a bug with the inclusion of the "unit" in some of the inputs. e.g. I can select the value of the text skew, width and height, then using the arrow keys on the keyboard, change the value and see the live preview. But in the font size, tracking and leading, when I change the values, the unit (pt, %) is missing and doesn't give a live preview. The workaround is to change the value and then hit Tab or Return to jump out of the input, after which the unit reappears and the change is applied. • Speaking of Tab jumping, that behavior is missing from the Text Frame > General > Insets group of inputs. That's all for now. So close to using this great program for production work! You're doing great job Affinity!!
  4. Any reason why this is the case? Seems like a simple thing to implement.
  5. Agreed the latest update has improved things greatly but also agree the "grouping" image with its frame idea will take some getting used to. After getting an image into a picture frame just right, I can use the outer handle at bottom right to scale everything together, but I can't use the Transform palette to input a particular size and have everything scale together. Have to make the "group of one" first.
  6. Thanks for the tip, but I would suggest swapping those actions. Not to be snarky at all, but I do wonder why decisions like this get made. A known modifier key that a substantial portion of your user base has likely been using for, dare I guess…decades, if they are anything like me. Yet, at some meeting, somewhere, someone said, we should change this in favor of a new behavior. In ID (and PS and AI), holding option scales from center, while holding command does nothing. Why not map "bypass snapping" to the command key and avoid confusion? Thanks again, and I'm looking forward to the completed product.
  7. A fairly standard behavior in all of Adobeware is for objects to scale from their center point when holding down the "option" key (on macos), but seems to be lacking here.
  8. Agree with the 2 basic functions being discussed here: - Ability to size any object by units and percentage, especially images. Once placed, if an image gets scaled, I can't find a way to get it back to it's original size. - Easily adjust images placed in frames. Been using ID for years and I believe it has the best concept: all placed images are contained in frames. You can manipulate both or either in any number of ways. Scaling both together, scale just the pic, snapping pic to fit frame and frame to fit image, rotating image within frame. All are necessary. As mentioned by others previously, building a page layout with empty frames as placeholders is a common practice in page layout. Being able to quickly drop in and snap fit images within those existing frames is part of life. (I know those "fit content" and "fit frame" key commands in ID are a bit of finger twister, but once learned, it's second nature.) And it's obviously a feature in that odd "Properties" box, but it needs to be able to happen on the fly, not set on a frame before an image is placed in it. tldr; ID really does have the most effective method. All images are in frames and you can manipulate either as needed.
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