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  1. I cannot tell exactly how or when, but Search input vanishes from Help menu in Affinity Publisher 1.7.2: After restarting Publisher it is back there... Another fishy/indicative detail to notice is that the question mark for help shortcut is using different font when search input is gone. Or this... search input is here, but shortcut is not in the menu... It might matter or not but I have noticed it vanishing when working with a document that uses table of contents. I cannot claim that there is a clear corellation. Publisher was reset fully a couple of days ago. Anyone else experiencing the same?
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    Vanishing "Search" input in Help menu

    OK. Thank you for dedication. I must admit I have not noticed/paid attention to this lately. I will try to catch it and report here.
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    Vanishing "Search" input in Help menu

    My preferred language is set to English, region (measurement units, currency...) Croatia.
  4. (Dear moderator, please move this to Publisher bugs forum... and sorry for posting here by mistake) There is, I believe, an issue regarding linked multi-artboard Designer documents in Publisher. Imagine this situation: Our designer is using Affinity Designer to create graphics for our printed presentation. In one Designer file she creates one artboard per each graphic and saves that file to a shared folder. 30 neatly named artboards in one file. I am laying out the printed presentation in Publisher. Frames are laid out on spreads and Designer file above is linked. I am using her artboard names to chose which artboard goes in which frame in my Publisher document. Everything is nice and clear. Hoity-toity. Now, I did not know that just now our designer moved one little tiny artboard in Affinity Designer's layers palette. By mistake or on purpose, the artboard is not on the top of the palette anymore. It is now at the bottom. No artboard names were touched, no content changed. She saved the file. Went out. On my side, Publisher's assistant warns me politely that linked resource changed... oh and how!... none of the frames laid out so far are right anymore! I can see that each frame in Publisher now contains some other artboard from the linked file and not the artboard I wanted... Uncomfortable. 30 frames to edit?...I realized that layer order, rather than artboard name or some universal identifier is what determines what will be displayed when Designer file is linked. ... My gut feeling is telling me that linking artboards using some UID would be a more rational approach here. That way, artboard's position in layers palette would not matter and even artboard name could change and not totally mess up Publisher document. Or not? I understand that artboard is a container. With that in mind, a user probably wants a certain container in a certain spot in her/his Publisher document and not e.g. 'container 3rd from the top in Layers palette'... or maybe my approach to this is wrong? Would not be the first time...
  5. Modifying margins, I got this. Left and right margin values are swapped. Here, left input box controls right margin and vice versa, as you can see on the image. E.g. left margin should be 14mm, but instead, right margin is 14pt. I cannot say exactly how this happens but I think I get this sometimes when starting a document as facing pages document and changing to single pages afterwards. Sometimes I would switch from 'facing pages' document to single pages document and still see 'inside' and 'outside' margin input boxes.
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    Left and right margin values switched

    Oh, yes! You have been exploring this much deeper. Indeed, strange things happen when changing one's mind from single to facing pages (and the other way around).
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    Left and right margin values switched

    @thomaso Thanks for replying! I am familiar with inner and outer margins. But here, something else is happening. In a document where 'facing pages' is off and the document is consisted exclusively of single pages (let's say a booklet with verso only printing) margins behave as if there are facing pages. I am sending you an example of, what I believe to be an error. In the file, there is one master single page. If I try duplicating it, it will be duplicated as one master single page but with margins switched! In single-page layout that is not expected, I'd say. margins copy.afpub * "single page layout" - being non-facing-pages layout. As opposed to a file with one page.
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    Print is blank

    1.7.2 Publisher with HP OfficeJet 8100 On High sierra. Resetting Publisher (Holding Control while starting Publisher and selecting all checkboxes) helped.
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    Print option output blank pages

    Still having this problem. OfficeJet Pro 8100, but unfortunately 'playing' with print dialog settings does not help.
  10. (oh, I posted in the wrong forum again, I do beg a pardon, this should be in Publisher Bugs) Affinity Publisher 1.7.2: In a fresh Master page create a text frame and add some text to it. Deselect text frame. Take Pen Tool and make a line on the page. Cut it (Cmnd-X) and paste it in the text frame made before. Go to regular page that uses this Master page. The text is there and the line is there. Everything is nice in the layers palette, too. Go back to Master page, select the pinned line and transform it (scale or rotate is fine) Bug (?) 1: Pinned line that was transformed in master page did not transform in regular page. Go back to Master page. Select that pinned line and cut it out from the text frame. Paste it anywhere on the page. On the regular page's Layer palette, check the Master layer: Bug (?) 2: Non-existing line is still listed in Layers palette but hidden and it cannot be un-hidden. Strangely, the curve is not there on Master page. You can continue adding and removing vector objects homemade in Affinity Publisher into the Master page's text frame like this, and they will be added as hidden entries to Master layer on your regular page.
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    Extra-small change -> Extra-large problem

    Oh, you are absolutely right and I feel so silly for not paying attention and posting in wrong browser tab.
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    Deleting left indent

    Set text styles's left indent and apply the style to a paragraph. Position cursor in front of the first letter of a paragraph with left indent set and hit delete. Left indent gets 'deleted' as if it was tabs. (see attached file) I believe this to be a bug since I am unable to increase the indent (which would make this a function by design), text layout is too easy to mess up, ignores text style. deleting left indent AP Beta
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    Deleting left indent

    Thank you Dave for a detailed answer. I think you are right. After getting into this more, I can see the logic. We are using fixed paragraph based styles, and any structural and stylistic change deserves it's own paragraph style. I am quite familiar with indentation level concept from DTP/word processing/coding. Maybe out of habit, I expected that increase/decrease indentation level command (tab/delete or cntrl+shift+] and cntrl+shift+[) will always be reflected in 'bullets and numbering' as 'level' value (numerical value) and not change my first-line indent (distance) and left indent (distance). To me, personally, it should not matter whether a paragraph has a bullet/number/letter/spacing in front when modifying hierarchy/subsecting text -- indentation level was always a structural numerical marker assigned to a paragraph. Actually, in AP, indentation 'level' value will change only if paragraph has bullet type set to anything else but 'no list'. When 'no list' is set, it changes first-line indent (distance) and left indent (distance) in 'Spacing' panel and not indentation level (numerical value) in 'bullets and numbering'. Also, the first-line indent will not be changed by the user-set value for first-line indent, but by 1/2 of defined 'tab stop' value (still have to see why exactly that amount?). BTW, Apple Pages (verified) do not change First line and left indent values when changing paragraph/indentation level of a paragraph whether the paragraph has numbering/bullet set or not. They do change increase indentation level. Then again, Pages is hardly a proper layout app. Thanks again.
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    Deleting left indent

    Thanks Dave, I would like to think so, too. But, unless I am wrong, the following makes me doubt this is by design: - Pressing tab would add a new tab character in text which is not trivial. (Left indent and first-line indent do not add characters but control distance to the beginning of text). - New tab characters would be controlled by tab values and not indent values (that were originally defined by text style). - Adding tabs negates benefits of having document-wide text styles. (Tabs are characters at the exact position in text, they flow with the text, while indents define geometry of a paragraph form everywhere in the document where this style is applied.) - it is unclear (to me) how tabs would define left indent vs. first-line indent. - indents controlled by tabs and vice versa would be (in my opinion) incoherent from UI standpoint.
  15. A bit old thread, but for convenience of other users: Inserting Zero-Width Space in text where you would like initial words to end and then using it as End character can be useful. You can enter '<ZWSP>' (without quotation marks) in 'end characters' input box. Not ideal, but mostly workable solution.
  16. The same problem on High Sierra, Affinity Publisher Beta F keys are assigned as keyboard shortcuts for Paragraph styles but the shortcuts are not working. Wired Apple keyboard, with System preferences setting 'Keyboard/Keyboard/Use F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys' checked. Note: This post added to this thread here rather than in beta forum, for practicality. If necessary, I will post this to beta, too. Edit: Actually there seems to be more to this. I can add shortcuts that might be counterproductive. E.g. SHIFT+D. With this style shortcut user is able to apply text style to selected text frame but when applying it to a paragraph directly it results in selected paragraph text being replaced with a humble letter D. And it would not be in paragraph style the shortcut was assigned to.
  17. Axis editing handles are displayed opposite from what is chosen (Publisher v1.7.1). See attached images. When 'Show axis editing handles' is checked -- the handles are not there. When 'Show axis editing handles' is unchecked -- handles are visible. Expected behaviour would be the opposite, of course. Also, one can notice that the grid (gray) is off, not aligned with the handle or page corner. That is another issue, always happening here when non-uniform grids are used, but already reported elsewhere. Perhaps this issue is sorted out in the newest beta? I did not have time to check...
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    Something is broken with Grid

    Thank you very much, @Jon p for checking this. Indeed! The problem went away after resetting the application. What I did actually (the morning you posted this suggestion) is to uninstall app support files using AppDelete. After that, application asked be for my licence again, but that was expected. Now, the checkmark works as expected. I will write down your suggestion for similar situation in the future. Thank you.
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    OpenGL display related issues

    Short followup. This still seems to be problem on my mac on Affinity Publisher Beta. When on OpenGL basic, the grids align properly but doubleclicking on Pages panel does not work. Doubleclicking works in Master pages panel, though. EDIT: Grids are misaligned when using Advanced mode, Standard grid, Uniform unchecked and Second axis edited. Grid misalignment looks like this. (baseline and grids have the same starting point and size, notice how grid handles are off):
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    OpenGL display related issues

    Switching OpenGL display modes in Preferences.../Performance/Display results in inconsistent behaviour, depending on the mode selected. When 'OpenGL' is selected: - Grid display is unreliable. Grid origin seemingly moves depending on zoom level. Grid snapping is working well. (bug?) - Doubleclicking a page in pages palette 'moves' user to that page. (as expected) When 'OpenGL (basic)' is selected: - Grid display is proper. (as expected) - 'Go to spread' contextual menu command does not work. (bug?) - Doubleclicking a page in page palette doesn't do anything. (bug?) Affinity Publisher Beta iMac (27-inch, Late 2009), macOS High Sierra, ATI Radeon HD 4850
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    Stroke Thickness Crashes App

    Short followup. Changing stroke thickness from context toolbar/numerical input box still gets Mac stuck on Photo Beta, and Affinity Publisher Beta. Changing between OpenGL and OpenGL Basic rendering does not improve the problem.
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    Grids on OpenGL (Default) are Buggy as Hell

    Us with older Macs do not have Metal. Grids work a little better using OpenGL basic. ...The problem was also that, when on OpenGL basic, doubleclicking pages in Publisher's Pages panel would not work. In the newest beta ( this doubleclicking works. Yay.
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    Stroke Thickness Crashes App

    I can confirm this behaviour, too. It happens whenever the 'flyout' stroke ui is used. I.e. from the context bar, when using stroke ui by clicking on stroke thickness in Appearance panel. This does not happen when stroke is defined via Stroke panel/palette user activates through Studio menu. The same in Affinity Publisher. Affinity Designer 1.7.1 on iMac late 2009, High Sierra
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    PDF X-1 file bleed (Designer BETA v1.7.0.331)

    To confirm, in part, @lowerider experience. (AD Attached are 2 pdfs. The same preset is chosen (PDF/X-1a:2003) and then 'Include printer marks' checked. No other options touched. PDF from Designer persona export includes bleed, while one from Export persona does not. Artboard1 export persona.pdf Artboard1 designer persona.pdf EDIT: Pardon! This is Windows beta thread while I am experiencing the problem on Mac beta. I do not have Win machine to ascertain whether this happens on Win, too.
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    Peculiar line breaks

    I am not sure what to attribute this peculiarity to... Let me explain. Please, see attached images. Notice that when tabular figures are chosen in 'Typography' panel, line breaks occur in the middle of a word. While, when figures are set to 'default', line breaks are as expected. This is true even when text does not contain numbers/figures. The same occurs in Affinity Designer but it does not occur in other layout software. Based on the fonts I have, I can see this behavior only with 'Work Sans' font (https://github.com/weiweihuanghuang/Work-Sans). Work Sans font has been behaving reliably so far. So, I don't know where this behavior is coming from. The font or the software? Affinity Publisher Beta on iMac late 2009, High Sierra.

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