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  1. Is it currently possible to set up a facing pages document with asymmetrical page margins associated with a Master-page spread? In InDesign, one can achieve this by selecting the left and right facing master pages individually and then adjusting the page margins. Something like the following:
  2. Working through the Help files for Publisher 1.7.0.192. Found a bug in the History Panel: When dragging the slider in the History Panel backward in time, the app crashes.
  3. Mark Oehlschlager

    Nesting Please

    I've used nested character styles within a paragraph style, but I've never used nested paragraph styles. How do you use "nested paragraph styles", and in what application do you normally use for that? In you example above, it looks like you could achieve what your looking for without the need for nesting anything: simply set up a paragraph style with a large left indent and an equal but opposing first line indent. But certainly, it would be nice if Publisher were to add the ability for multiple nested character styles within a single paragraph style. That way, one could have a paragraph with a bold run-in heading for three words, followed by italic to the end of the first sentence, followed by the base roman for the remainder of the paragraph.
  4. Mark Oehlschlager

    Assymetrical Margins for Facing Pages?

    Thank you to Seneca and Wasp11b. Seneca, your sample document works perfectly. Thank you. Did you make use of the 'Apply Master to "odd/even pages"' command to achieve this?
  5. Working through Publisher 1.7.0.192. When dragging the ruler origin out onto a spread to reposition the origin, the zero point for the X axis is correctly repositioned, but the zero point for the Y axis is not. The zero point for the Y axis ends up being offset from the cursor by the height of the document.
  6. Mark Oehlschlager

    Power Field Related App Crashes

    Chris, Thank you. You're correct. Inserting a cursor into a line of text made all the difference. Otherwise, the app just crashes.
  7. I'm currently working my way through the Publisher 1.7.0.192 Help files. Just discovered a bug. When I double click on a Power Field list item in the Fields panel to insert a Power Field, Publisher crashes.
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    Dragging Slider in History Panel Causes App Crash

    No. Sorry. It could have been due to a very long history. I was working on a test document all afternoon while reading through the Help files. I could not reproduce the crash with a second test document with a much shorter history.
  9. I'm currently working my way through the Publisher 1.7.0.192 Help files. Just discovered a bug. When I double click on a Power Field list item in the Fields panel to insert a Power Field, Publisher crashes.
  10. Mark Oehlschlager

    Dragging Slider in History Panel Causes App Crash

    It might be related to the size of the history table. I just started a new document, made a few additions and edits, and with just a hand full of history items, I could not reproduce the crash.
  11. Mark Oehlschlager

    Assymetrical Margins for Facing Pages?

    Establishing a grid structure with guides on the Master that can serve both the left and right facing pages is probably the best solution for the time being. I could also try to set up a new document with facing pages and no margins. Then Create a single page Master B with desired margins (narrow left, wide right). Then Attempt to apply the single page Master B to all of the pages in the facing pages document. (EDIT: This idea did not work. Using a grid composed of guides seems to be the best solution.)
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    Power Field Related App Crashes

    Here's a screenshot of the Fields panel. When I double click on the Date & Time field to insert (as instructed), the app immediately crashes. Running Publisher 1.7.0.192 on Mac OS 10.13.6 (High Sierra).
  13. Mark Oehlschlager

    Power Field Related App Crashes

    Running Mac OS 10.13.6 (High Sierra); and Publisher 1.7.0.192. Double click to insert a Power Field and then an immediate app crash.
  14. Mark Oehlschlager

    Latest version buggy?

    So far, I've run into two scenarios that provoke crashes on the Mac: 1) scrolling back in the History panel; 2) trying to insert Power Fields. I submitted bug reports for both.
  15. Mark Oehlschlager

    Assymetrical Margins for Facing Pages?

    Seneca, I just tried creating a Master C, and then applying Masters A and B to it, but only one set of page margins show. I suppose one could further hack the system by simply drawing stroked frames on the A and B masters to simulate page margins. EDIT: Actually, the best workaround here is probably to create a single Master A with page margins that represent the combined text blocks, and then to drag out guides on the master that represent the inside left margin and the outside right margin. That's cleaner, and also offers the benefit of having text frames on the actual pages snap to the margins and guides.
  16. Mark Oehlschlager

    Assymetrical Margins for Facing Pages?

    Hmmmm. So, the two sets of margins show overlapping on Master C? That sounds like a much better workaround. Thanks.
  17. Mark Oehlschlager

    Assymetrical Margins for Facing Pages?

    Seneca, Thanks. That appears to be a short term work around. But that assumes manually assigning an A master to every left page, and a B master to every right page, correct? What I'm looking for is the ability to have a single Master spread with the asymmetrical margins built in. Perhaps this is a feature that comes later.
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    Power Field Related App Crashes

    Oh. My mistake. I'll try to repost in the Mac Bug Report section. Thanks.
  19. It appears that you have discovered a feature oversight. In Adobe InDesign this would be taken care of in the Layout Adjustment options within its Liquid Layout feature. Hopefully, something comparable to InDesign's Layout Adjustment options will be built in to the final shipping version of Publisher. There does appear to be some control in Publisher over how frames and objects will scale or anchor to a resized spread when one clicks on the Document Setup... button. (First select a master page spread.) But the Layout Adjustment features that would solve your problem are not yet built in.
  20. I've been working through the Help Files for Publisher 1.7.0.192. It would be very good for the final shipping version of Publisher to include the ability to create Paragraph Styles with multiple nested Character Styles. For example, one might want the first three words of a paragraph to be formatted as bold small caps, followed by italics up to the first period, before resuming the base paragraph style. This could also be useful for tables, menu items, etc., where one might want a product name in one style, followed by a tab with dot leader, followed by a price in another style. There is nothing currently within the Help files for creating nested Character styles within a Paragraph style, but I see in the Paragraph style edit dialogue box that there is a relevant item labeled "Initial Words". Here one can can set up a nested Character style to apply to a specified number of words, or up to an "End Character". But this feature needs to become more robust. Within InDesign, one can set up a sequence of nested Character Styles to apply to the beginnings of specific Paragraph styles. Moreover, one can use operators such as "up to" or "through" to specify that Character Styles apply to sentences, lines, characters, digits, or words. Nested Character Styles can be terminated by a character, word, line or sentence count, or they can be terminated by tabs or other specially inserted characters. Please add the ability to create Paragraph Styles with multiple nested Character Styles for the final shipping version of Publisher.
  21. Mark Oehlschlager

    convert Page to Master Page

    In Adobe InDesign, one can drag a Page icon from the Pages window into the Master Pages window to create a Master from a Page. One can also select a page or a spread, then, from the Pages panel options menu, select the command to "Save as Master".
  22. I've been working through the Help files for Publisher 1.7.0.192. Is it possible to edit the vector shape of a custom Text Frame curve/shape after it has been filled with text? If so, how? If not, I would like to suggest that this feature be incorporated into the final shipping version of Publisher.
  23. Walt, Thank you. That works.
  24. I'm just now working though the help files for Publisher, getting to know the application. With regard to using empty mask layers, it's easy enough to click the "Mask Layer" button at the bottom of the Layers panel to create an empty mask layer, but how is one meant to use it? I've tried to draw directly on the mask layer to add a masking element, but I'm unable to do so. I can't find any guidance on how one is supposed to use an empty mask layer in the Help files. What am I missing here?
  25. Mark Oehlschlager

    Empty Mask Layers: How to Use

    Dominik, Thank you. That makes sense. I know that in Adobe Illustrator one can use a grayscale gradient fill within a masking vector shape to achieve gradient masks. One can also use greyscale photos as a kind of alpha channel to produce partial masks. Is that possible within Publisher, or is Publisher limited to simple cutouts?
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