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  1. Though it looks useful, on my machine the dragging of a pin seems not to work. When I click the pin, it immediately is inserted at the top left corner of the text frame to which it links. When I click on the placed pin, I do not see the circle that would indicate the drag is enabled. Could this interact with some other settings? This is under Windows 10, though I would be surprised to learn that it works on Mac and not in Windows....
  2. As workarounds go, that one would send me to another tool. There would have to be at least some sort of built-in scripting to make that approach even marginally tolerable with more than a handful of footnotes.
  3. Excellent image! A tool with the power of Affinity Publisher needs to support sidenotes, footnotes, and endnotes. Tools are in place for TOC and index, but bibliography appears to be a thing which must be built by hand. Without strong support for all of these, AP will serve well for brochures and flyers, but less well for long format academic and technical documents. To simplify the concept, it seems to me that we would need to: define the note(s), which would be placed in text boxes Set an anchor point and link the note to that anchor From the user's perspective, it should be a matter of editing in place, but the linkage obviously is needed to support relocating the note when text earlier in the document is inserted of deleted, such that the document must be reflowed. This is comparable to what I have seen in online videos where an image is placed, and the image is not linked to the text, so it remains on the page where it is placed. That is opposite to what is needed here. So to reframe the question, is there in Affinity Publisher a way to link images to text so that if text is inserted above, the image remains near the text it illustrates? I think the answer at present is no, but I would be happy to learn otherwise.
  4. Have been working on a document of about 50 pages. Suddenly, when I try to save, it will not write to disk, but crashes altogether. When I open the project file, it advises of an issue with a resource previously added. I open Resource Manager, and do a Locate, and it crashes. My project file is about 1.7MB, and I have over 6TB free on the drive. Running Windows 10 and Publisher 1.7.2.471 Was able to save a PDF and convert that online to docx, so I have not yet lost my content. But I don't have a lot of time or patience to battle this.
  5. So far, this is the only alternative which works. But it means pasting to an editor, to save to a file, so slightly less than my current workflow, in that I now have a paragraph style that works, thanks to your instructions above. I can live with the paste and save steps; the more important issue is that I can now accomplish -- and therefore alter -- the style in Publisher.
  6. Paste Special shows only Unicode Text in its list. Tried anyway, with exported RTF in the clipboard, but it treated as literal.
  7. Tried it. Looks good, but to no great surprise, I see that from the Delphi plug-in, I get about 3K of text in the HTML view, and from MS Word, 44K. Makes it very hard to guess what may be making the difference. As an alternative, is there any way to import either RTF or HTML to Publisher? I have not found one so far.
  8. Mine comes from needing to use MS Word as intermediary, which I certainly do not wish to do. If/when I can learn of a viewer which will let me diagnose the issue, I can surely create a defect report, or work with the maintainer of the Delphi plug-in, to be sure who owns the issue.
  9. Yes, and all the more curious that the metadata pasted to Word shows formatted text, but the same clipboard data pasted to Publisher does not. And then, the formatted text in Word copied and pasted to Publisher is fine. From Delphi, using a plug-in which copies formatted to the clipboard. It should be simple. Obviously, the clipboard content produces what I expect when pasted to Word. Or, for that matter, to PowerPoint. The intended workflow is: Copy from Delphi, Paste to Publisher. But at present, it seems that I must use Word to apply any and all formatting I need, and then paste to Publisher, and leave it alone. At a guess, the observed behavior suggests that Publisher is overlooking something in pasting from the clipboard.
  10. Simple example: Right now, I can copy that from the development environment, and paste to Word. I can do there as I like, changing font, size, and indentation. Then copy to clipboard and paste to Publisher. But if I paste the original to Publisher, rather than to Word, I get plain text. If I paste to Notepad, or to Notepad++, I see plain text, so I assume the issue is that the clipboard data is converted within the limits of the target application. As alternatives to the normal clipboard format, I am able to get either RTF or HTML. What I would like is to be able to create a style which alters the font name, the size, and the indent level of all lines, but leave unaltered the colors, weights, and whatnot.
  11. I am working on a technical volume in which I need to insert formatted code to illustrate various programming issues. Some editing tools offer syntax highlighters; others permit me to insert formatted code. In Affinity Publisher, the best solution I have found is to copy the formatted code from my development tool, paste into MS Word, adjust the font as I wish, then paste into Publisher. Although this works, it is certainly tedious, and as I work through revisions, it will become unacceptable. Is there a way to define a paragraph style which will not alter character color and weight?
  12. I can't take credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_least_astonishment
  13. I would second that. The observed behavior was certainly not what I would have expected. The Principle of Least Astonishment has been violated.
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