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  1. 21 hours ago, StudioJason said:

    Think that it does the ‘rounded’ join simply by default, not sure why…seems like default would be the other way around, applying strait line joining. 
    ‘Tapping ‘Join’ again…simply converts it into the straight line join. Guess it gives the option…1 tap join- rounded nodes, 2 tap join- straight line. 🤷‍♂️

    I don’t get what you mean by ‘tapping join again.’ After I tap Join, the points are joined, and the Join icon is greyed out. Is the 2nd tap somewhere else?


    Thank you

  2. Trying to make a disc shape with thickness, like a coin

    begin with an ellipse,  copy-drag, convert to curves, split into two halves, join the end nodes of each half, you get a join based on curved endpoints. The desired goal is that the resulting join be a straight segment, so the resulting shape would be the disc’s side face, as though the circle had been drawn vertically downward in a straight line. Converting the endpoints to Sharp, either before or after the Join operation distorts the shape.

    This strikes me not so much as a bug, but as a less-than-ideal outcome in that the resulting shape is distorted compared to the intended shape owing to those end points behaving like smooth ones instead of sharp ones.

    Put in simpler language: I want to create a cylinder with straight vertical sides, and I want to leverage the curve of the existing semi-circles to achieve it by joining their endpoints with straight segments, and I don’t want to fiddle to “correct” the shape after it’s been unwantedly distorted by Join.


    I’ve uploaded the file shown in the video, with the semi-circles un-joined.


    join distorts shape.afdesign

  3. Thank you, StudioJason

    I just experimented joining endpoints of two zig-zag straight-segment lines I created with the pen tool. Converted to curves, selected my points, hit Join and Shazam! It joined the two points straight away - with a straight segment.

    Maybe the Join function doesn’t “like” it when a stock shape, like a square, is broken apart, then its ends joined?

    Anyway, knowing that points might behave differently than expected is helpful..gives one something to deal with.

  4. I played with this some more. Could not find any “reverse” tool for nodes. I got the shape I was after, and the video shows my steps.

    What gave the first two nodes the idea that they were curve nodes? The two open triangles came from a square, and I modified no points, except after the first Join procedure gave that wonky curve which went well off screen.

    Thank you for any clues.

  5. I began with a square, split it into two open shapes, and tried to join them so that the result would look like a squashed hexagon. Instead, the shapes closed into two triangles.

    So, I see in the video, it’s reporting that the “close” operation just happened, not “join.” Merging the two open triangles and then choosing close didn’t produce a different result.

    I can think of other ways of getting the shape I need, but I’d like to be able to nail it with these path tools, too.

    Thank you

  6. Continuing the experiment with the same document in the first example above:

    With 3 images placed in layout, the fourth stock image landed on a page, but not on the page I dragged it to.

    The 10th placed stock image landed between two pages, such that I could only see its control handles.

    The 12th placed stock image landed mostly on one page, much further down in the document than I’d placed; only control handles visible.

    The 13th image landed not or between any page, but well off the pasteboard area. Control handles visible.

    I get better results if I drag from the Stock images onto the page if I’m zoomed out enough to see all the pages at thumbnail size; better in that the image lands on the page I drag it to, and I can see the image and its control handles.

    This test document is a simple one - 20 pages - I set up to play around with V2 Publisher for iPad, and contains nothing more than placed images and one rectangle placed on page 1 and given a simple color fill. I gave he master page a grey color to be easier on the eyes.

    After placing the 13th stock image, I placed one by using the Image tool and navigating to a folder on the iPad where I keep images. I was able to place this image exactly where I wanted to.

    As Walt mentioned, the results are inconsistent. Hope this provides some clues.

  7. Just did a quick experiment with this. One document: very few images already in the layout, then added some images from Pixabay. The images “landed” basically on the intended page.

    Added images to another document with a fair number of images already in the layout..none of the images landed on the page I dragged to, but instead, at the end of the document, and not on any page. On half the tries, I couldn’t even see selection handles, and these may be because the image was deposited  way  below the last page..so far below that the selection handles could be seen only by zooming out on the document.

    Might it be that, in documents already loaded with images - however they got there - leaves the app with its hands full, so to speak, and unable to accurately place images dragged from the stock image Studio area?

  8. The two stock houses load in a wink. Dragging to the page does not deposit the desired image onto the page, but off of a page at the end of the document. As long as the selection handles remain visible, you’re fine. But I’ve also seen them simply vanish and am unable to re-select them by marqueeing around where they’d been.

    Is this a bug, and if so, is my text description adequate or must I take a video of what I’ve described?

    Thank you

  9. I Airdropped a Publisher project folder ( appx 1.6GB total ) from M1 Mac Mini to 2nd-Gen iPad Pro 12.9”

    Opened with iPad Publisher lickety split, no squawks, no issues.. Resource Mgr alerted me to missing assets. I pointed it to the folder where they all resided, found one image, Publisher found the rest.

    I’m only 20 minutes into using it..sure was worth the wait!

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