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  1. Hello All, I know the GREP topic has been discussed extensively on the forum and I sincerely hope my questions are not repetitive (I have searched the forum but have not found the answers to my questions, which makes me hopeful my questions will not be duplicates). Using the find/replace function, how do you 1). Change Multiple Space to Single space in a document? 2). Find Multiple Return and change to Single return? 3). Remove spaces at the beginning and end of paragraphs? 4). Remove extra tabs? 5). Change straight quotes to curly quotes? Please realise I have zero knowledge about GREP. I only know that 2 of the 5 tasks outlined in my questions are carried out using GREP and so I need to know how to do these things in APu. Thank you.
  2. Bonjour à tous dans le fichier, les caractères triés par catégories générales. Numéral, ponctuation, symbole, lettre (autres que standard). Pour tester ce que retourne une recherche : chiffre, lettre, capitale, minuscule... Et les surprises qui vont avec ! ***** Hello to all in the file, the characters sorted by general categories. Numeral, punctuation, symbol, letter (other than standard). To test what a search returns: number, letter, capital, lower case... And the surprises that go with it! ***** Fichier Publisher 1.10.4 caracteres_tries_par_categorie.afpub
  3. Hey everybody, As an hobby I write and publish material for TTRPGs, working mostly on my own. I usually prepare my publications using the Adobe suit, or sometimes Latex — which I use a lot, but mostly for other stuff — but some time ago I decided to give Affinity a chance, and bought Photo, Designer and Publisher. The suit would be perfect for my workflow: I do digital paintings and vector graphics and I like to be able to use them easily in my text editor of choice. What I have seen since of the softwares is really great. I especially love the consistency and integration between the three softwares. I would like to move my workflow from the Adobe suit to the Affinity one. However, there are some features that I use a lot in InDesign that aren't implemented in Publisher and that I wasn't able to replace with consistent and comfortable features of Publisher. I think that as a whole the three softwares still cannot replace my workflow — jet — even if they are amazing. I would like to suggest here some of the features that I would like to see implemented, that I believe would be a great improvement — at least for how I work. Copywriting persona: The ability to work on text passages in isolation is of the utmost importance in my opinion. If I am working on a complex layout I need to be able to work on the text alone, and only on it. It would also be useful to be able to control the single passages of text, like if they were layers; import and export them, work on the single sections and move them around. This, imho, would improve significantly the ease of use of the software. Link text and md files: As an addition to the previous point. I often write my texts outside the program I use to layout, and I would love to be able to import the text as a resource, keep working on it, and have the changes done in Publisher also in the original file. I work a lot using markdown, which I usually then have to convert to paragraph styles semi-manually, and support for it would be a great feature. "Nested Styles" and GREP styles: Here I am using the Adobe names for it, but I use this feature all the time. I use them to create dynamic paragraph styles — that, I will admit , are more relevant in my field of publishing. I especially use them to give specific character styles to some parts of text, either using specific separators/end characters, or searching for specific bits/tags. It is very handy to be able to control and change them and apply them to all the text automatically. "Object Styles": I think this is another feature I miss a lot in Publisher. The ability to assign settings to an object, be it a text frame, picture, table etc. and update them for all assigned objects. I use it a lot for pictures wrapped with text, because I am not going to know right away how much space in between I want. I may change my mind while working and having to go back to every single picture is a nightmare. Sure, Styles in Affinity sort-of do the trick, but they are not linked to the objects and it is not possible to modify them directly. I think it would be great to be able to do so. Having a collection of all setting related to an object. It would also be great to be able to treat them as text styles, and have base styles, and styles based on that. This are my thoughts right now on the suite. I still think I am going to try and work more with Affinity, because there are many many things to love. I have worked a bit with Designer, and found it very good. I like Photo for digital painting but I wouldn't mind paying extra for a dedicated "Affinity Painter" if it were to push out better features than PS for digital drawing. I decided to buy the softwares even if I may not use them as my main tools because I saw potential in them, and wanted to support this developing company. I can't wait to see were the next updates will lead them.
  4. Will Publisher include GREP (regular expression) find/change functionality? I would love InDesign to have some genuine competition and this is an essential feature for me. Thanks.
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