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  1. Another issue: If you erroneously delete a style category (Studio - Styles), you cannot undo this action. That stuff is gone forever.
  2. It baffles me. Twice already I have created a paragraph style with a solid background decoration and some spacing for pullout quotes, but every time they disappeared again without me even closing the document or AFP. This is now the third attempt, and I have no idea why this is the case.
  3. @sfriedberg, @Seneca, @haakoo Video embedded above via Youtube. Enjoy! PS: the master page frame on the chapter page has since been adjusted. 🙂
  4. @Seneca @Giovanni Pietri @Gabe Here go. A rather lengthy video (15min) showing you how I split the long flowtext into individual chapters. AFP rocks! Unfortunately the embedded upload failed twice, so I sent it to Youtube for now. Enjoy.
  5. For a book project I work with pull-out quotes (see attachment). The quotes have a decoration background, and they are wrapped. However, the wrap is separate from the paragraph style, which adds another unnecessary step for clean formatting. So: please include the text wrap to the style sheet, so that one click formats the pull-out quote including the wrap settings. Thank you. 🙂 Helmar
  6. The text is complete, but the formatting is in flux. I noticed that much. I'll now try to separate the chapters without AFP crashing. Wish me luck. Failing that, I'll do it all in one big text-flow.
  7. Ok, here's the scenario for which I am looking for a solution: I am busy layouting a book. I have my text frames all connected from page 1-x. and one large text filling the frames, making up the book. I allocate master pages when new chapters start. New chapters are also new sections, from which I grab the name to fill the <SECTION NAME> variable which shows up at the top of each right-hand page. So far so good. Now if for whatever formatting reason the length of the text changes (images, formatting, spacing), the master pages "move", messing it all up. If I disconnect the text frames between two chapters, the text flow gets interrupted. It stops with that frame, emptying all those frames that were previously filled on the subsequent pages. So... am I'm thinking out loud here... the only solution is to split the text by chapter, rather than having it flow from chapter 1-x. Only when the text is split I can probably add new pages after a "chapter", leaving the other pages untouched. I did that to try it out, and it indeed inserted hundreds of pages after the last "frame". SUMMARY (and I stand corrected if you have a better solution): IF you edit a book with many chapters, DO NOT throw it all into one text-flow from beginning to end. Rather start new text flows at the beginning of each chapter, because that leaves the master pages intact, should you add new text to one chapter or change the formatting requiring more space/pages. Looking forward to your ideas/experiences. Helmar
  8. You're the man, Walt! Thanks so much -that did the trick! Another thing learnt. 🙂
  9. If I have a bullet whose size is larger than the following text, how can I align it with the centerline of the first line? Is there any way to adjust the vertical alignment of a bullet?
  10. You're welcome. The Section Panel needs to be overhauled, too, because (as I reported before), the page numbers on the far right of the left panel aren't completely visible if you have high page numbers (i.e. 387...). Also, the whole idea of sections should be reworked, because (at least in books) sections are linked to content, esp. text styles. So at least in this context, sections should be created automatically based on text styles, and their names can also be auto-allocated based on said styles. Not only that, master pages, too. This would save so much work, because nothing is more annoying than having to reallocated master pages and section numbers, because of a change in text flow. Cheers, Helmar
  11. Thanks, @Gabe. I followed Bruce's advice, which worked for me. Interesting that your shortcut works using the Option key. It didn't work for me. Here's something else for you to look at. AFP is rather quirky (read: unreliable) when it comes to pinned frames. There seems to be no logic behind the placing of the pin. I had times when AFP places a pin into a locked pinned frame. And sometimes placed frames are placed locked, and they cannot be unlocked at all, not even deleted. Happy hunting... Cheers, Helmar Screen_Recording_2020-04-01_at_12_23_27.mov
  12. @walt.farrellThen I got confused. Mixed up anchors with pinning. Figured out pinning, Realised that I can move the pin from the position AFP placed it to my preferred position. Awesome. Sorted. @Seneca Thank you for clarifying. Object Styles would be awesome, but footnotes are definitely more important. I'll chug along in the meantime. Thamks for all your help - much appreciated.
  13. Figured it out. Thank you for the pointer - much appreciated! 🙂 This baby is getting better and better! 🙂 Question: can one "style" the pin? Is there an option to save pin settings? Or does one have to do it manually for each anchored frame?
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