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  1. Hi there, I am working on different afpub files, but they have similar content. There are always terms that I want to add to the index in different places in several files. An export function for the topics would be helpful so that I don't have to synchronise each file manually. Is there a way to export the list of topics and import it into another file? Or for books: to define a master similar to the textstyles, which distributes all topics to the chapters of all files in a book? Thank you for your feedback. Cheers Stefan
  2. Hello, in the book I'm working on the page numbers in an index are wrong. I'm using a book and I think that is the source of the bug. I've recreated the bug and am attaching the afpub and afbook files here of the recreation. The screenshot below is of the first page. The first text frame has the TOC while the lower box has the Index. I've put and flagged Topic2 on page 3 (on the first afpub chapter) and page 6 (on the 2nd afpub chapter). As you can see in the index, Topic2 is said to be found on page7, 6 instead of 3,6. I've also encountered many other issues with books but is hard for me to recreate and describe further: crashing suddenly an open afpub cannot be manipulated in any way (when i type nothing happens, none of the elements can be moved resized, etc) and i have to force-close publisher loading document never stops till I have to force-close Sometimes when I change a paragraph style in the chapter with the TOC and Index, the style changes get applied to the TOC and Index too. It has happened multiple times but is hard for me to recreate or explain the circumstance of when it happens. They all seem related to books. I also noticed that books seem to crash less when all the chapters are open or when no book is open. I'm really excited to see the Books feature working without bugs in the future. Thank you for all the hard work and happy new year af debugging.zip
  3. Apologies if this has already been asked, but is there a way to edit an index mark? I can delete it, but if I try to select the word or the index mark itself and add mark, it adds a new one rather than editing the existing one. (This makes sense if I want to put multiple marks by the same word but not if I want to adjust an existing mark.) The reason I need this is to edit the marks the Index panel inserts. Its find in document feature is much nicer than adding marks manually, but it doesn't let me add an override style to make one entry the primary one (bold or italic, for example). It seems like I can only use the find in document tool and still designate a main entry if I: Don't add the main entry from the index panel's find Add an index mark for the main entry manually, setting it to use an override style. That mark must be the first one for that entry on the page, or it won't use the style. (I assume it uses the style for the entry's first mark on each page.) Even if I do that, the index sometimes ends up making that page number, plus several page numbers after it for the same entry, use the style instead of just the first one. Maybe I should be reporting this as a bug? This screenshot shows a contrived example from when I was trying to figure out how to make the page number for the main entry different than the others. You can see the emphasis style got applied to several of the "enemy" entries instead of the 1 that I set to use it, and I had to insert both main entries manually instead of from the index panel.
  4. I am trying to insert an index into an Affinity Publisher document, but this error is displayed: "Cannot insert multiple indexes. You cannot insert more than one index in a document." How do I find and delete the index the document apparently has? I do not see it on any page in the document. Earlier I made some test index entries, which I do not now want to use. The index appears to update but is nowhere to be found.
  5. I've spend the Summer indexing all 550+ YouTube videos on Affinity Photo I've done via my InAffinity channel. This includes web pages (in my ChangingMinds website) for... ...every video, including brief notes and links to categories (effectively 'tags') in which it is included ...each category, with links to every video in that category ...a list of every video, by date of publication The online InAffinity index is here: http://changingminds.org/disciplines/photography/affinity_photo/inaffinity_video_index.htm The video describing the index is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L7ZciRiO3M
  6. My table of contents/index is putting an item which is mid-way down page 12 above the title of page 12. Thus making the item come up under Objective 1 rather than Objective 2. I'm guessing this is about layers. I can't see that the item is linked to a previous page. What am I doing wrong? Thank you.
  7. Building an index can be very time consuming. I have spent several hours making this work, because navigation and inputs are more complicated then they need to be. Task: Sort index by Bible book order Problem 1: Adding sort by values to every entry is a 4 click process that takes a long time. Possible solution 1: Have an option to define a sort order. (such as book order) In which application matches the index topics to the defined list and orders via matched values, then remaining string. A select to include option may also be handy in case undesired results are included. May require a key value input to be defined. Problem 1a: When creating custom orders, only to find out that entries need a leading 0 to order properly, it would require altering 100+ records manually again. For example Psalms 99:1 would have an entry as 199901, yet psalms 113: 3 would require an entry 1911303, which I had hoped would stick that entry at the end of the Psalms list, but instead put it at the end of the entire index due to having a much larger number. So it would require me to manually enter an extra 0 on every other entry, or figure out another way to separate the values. Most all requiring the rewrite of every other value. Possible solution 1a: Some programs sort numbers by starting digit. so youd end up with something like 1,10,100, 2,200,23 In my case, I think this method may have allowed for the desired results I was hoping for. But as it may not be the desired results of everyone, I suggest having an option box in which one can select their preferred sort order to meet their needs. My temp solution: I created parent topics for each book. But I wanted entries with only one verse reference to not have a parent topic. Problem 2 That ended up with entries out of order again. Possible solution 2: Consideration needs to be given for levels of hierarchy. Perhaps I needed to add additional digits to the sort by field, but I personally labeled every book with more than 1 record with a simple book number, expecting that they'd slot themselves in with the single verse references. Problem 3 Dragging entries is faster, but when selecting, you cant scroll up on the long list to position in desired parent entry. Once placed, you also cannot drag entries out to have no parent topic. Possible solution 3: Allow sorting like a photoshop layer panel. Where you can nest entries, or drag to new positions. If you can make all entries draggable, the entire "sort by", and "parent" fields could be automatically generated, allowing users to customize their index quicker to fit their needs. Problem 4: Adding leading dots to index or TOC in front of page numbers is a very confusing process and sometimes requires manual calculation to determine position which is often trial and error, and ends up messed up anytime something else changes. Possible solution 4: Make a button that adds this automatically. Provide options for leader type, and Left or right page justification. Then the system should be calculating where it needs to be placed. For more control, add padding values. In my TOC, I ran into problems when I had headings with chapter numbers, the system formatted it like Ch# .........HEADING PG # instead of the expected CH # HEADING.............................PG# I ended up having to remove chapter numbers completely, and I will try to add them manually later just to get the heading left justified, and the dots on the right of the heading instead of the left. I could not figure out how to keep the chapter numbers and style/ position them separately. I did try to add text blocks to manually add these chapter numbers, only for them to disappear when i updated the TOC. What I was hoping to achieve is Heading PG # Sub heading 1....PG# Sub heading 2....PG# Sub heading 3....PG# with the chapter number centered in the tab space of the sub headings. Unrelated to INDEX, but a general problem: Extra pages get added with no way to remove or tell why 2-3 blank pages are being added when at most, one is needed to start a section on left or right page. I also spend so much time needing to fix the same things multiple times when something unrelated changes. I've had my entire index collapsed onto a single line, or pages becoming uneditable, or centered in a frame without being able to align to top. Often it has been fixed by some obscure setting that I dont think I personally changed in the first place. Since it is most likely a text style setting causing this, turning on special characters does nothing. Possible solution: Have some way to research why something cannot be removed (or an error text), or what style is causing a format issue. Like an inspect tools you would see on the browser that examines CSS. If i hover on a blank page that cant be removed, I want to know that TEXT STYLE ___ created this page due to "start on even page" rule . And more specifically when more than one blank page is inserted, WHY? Is there a way to lock certain settings or pages from being changed accidently again to prevent these frustrations? I've also tried to insert text below a heading by pressing enter, only for that to mess up the entire flow or change a bunch of styles, instead of defaulting to a normal text as expected. I dont know if this is how the program is meant to work, but it is counter intuitive to standard workflow from people used to Word processors. I have spent hours just trying to correct issues that this program has presented in trying to format my text. Additional feedback: It may be helpful to have helper text that explains what some of the text style functions do, or links to examples of how it works for people who are unfamiliar with the terms or how to use it. Use WORD as an example again. When you hover over a tool, it provides a description, and it includes a tell me more link to additional help.
  8. I am trying to include a bible verse index that is organized by biblical book order. I finally figured out that I could do this similar to WORD by adding a numerical field in the sort by entry of "Edit topic" so Genesis would be 01, Revelation 66 and so forth. This works fine, though took forever to manually update over a hundred records, especially since it was already done once in WORD. But the problem comes when I reach the psalms that have 3 digit chapter numbers. So what would be 1910305 for example (ps 103:5) ends up at the end of my index instead of after anything before PS 99. I thought that adding the psalm entries with 3 digits so PS 99:1 would be 1909901 for example, would help, but that sent all the psalm entries to the end since the resulting value is larger than every other book. So short of going through all 100+ entries and adding an extra leading 0 to all chapter numbers, I'm not sure the quickest way to fix this. some programs sort number lists like 4,40,400,5,54,543... while others sort as they should be without needing leading 0's. (4,5,40,54,400,543) It appears affinity may be sorting the latter method, but it creates the challenge mentioned above. Is there a better way to sort by Bible book order? And if so, is there a faster way to clear or alter the sort by list than the 3-4 clicks it takes with current method?
  9. I'm using V2 with a file first created in V1 (Windows 10). When I created an index, all the letter 'n' (and only that letter) in words becomes superscript. I just noticed the superscript is in the Text Styles titles. Plus the Index Entry size is 20 pt!
  10. I wish that Publisher will have support for multiple indices (Index of subjects, index of passages, index of authors, index of ancient authors, index of tables, index of figures etc)
  11. Having written a Christian book with many Scriptural references to various books of the Bible, I needed to make an index of all of those references. I followed other helpful videos on YouTube for how to make an index. My problem was the index was in alphabetical order and not in Scriptural order. Here is what I did: 1. Locate each Bible reference like picture 01. 2. Highlight the chapter and verse of the Bible book like picture 2. 3. Control, Alt, Shift, open square bracket and type in the parent topic "Exodus" like picture 3. then OK. 4. Afterwards, it will have a little blue flag mark showing that it is indexed. See picture 4. 5. After you add a new page for the index, add a text box and "insert Index" that new page will be in alphabetical order like picture 5: 6. However, that is not the order I want for this index. This Scripture index should be in the order of the books of the Bible, Canonical order. Make a Excel spreadsheet list of the Bible books and their correct order like picture 6. 7. In the Index panel, find each of the parent topics that you want custom order for. 8. Right click on the book name (parent topic) and see this pop up window like picture 8: 9. Click on "Edit Topic" and then type in the number of the Bible book into the "Sort By" field like picture 9 and press OK (Exodus in the second book of the Bible.): 10. The final result is an index that looks like picture 10. (Of course, you have to repeat the above procedure for every parent topic/Bible book name.) The end. I hope this explanation helps you! Best regards, Van
  12. I am a relative beginner in that I have learned Publisher from scratch and never used DTP apps before. Fingers crossed I am doing fine. I have been building a project for about a year now and am delighted with results. I think this is an amazing app. But obviously I do misunderstand new stuff sometimes so I am guessing that I am missing something I need to be doing here. I am having problems with the Index panel. I have just started adding an index to the end of a large document. I have set some index markers in the text and created a page with a text frame for the index. The Index panel shows the marked items in a list below it and clicking the Insert Index button creates an index in my selected text frame. It works perfectly! Except ....... if I modify the marker list by adding and/or removing markers then select the index text frame and click the Update button in the Index panel, nothing happens. I have tried everything I can think of but I cannot get my index to update. I have a workaround, which is to select everything in the existing index and delete it, then click Insert Index and it creates a new index with all the changes. Obviously this less than ideal, but I haven't been able to find any way of getting the Update button to work. Suggestions anyone please?
  13. Is it possible to use a colour palette to posterize image, please? Can APhoto map all colours from an image to a palette, and/or to closest colour, in this way? tia xx
  14. Publisher has crashed four times today when I click "Idx" to view the index panel. I'm running Publisher 1.10.4 on MacOS Big Sur 11.6 on a MacBook Air 2018 (Intel CPU). Sorry but I have no idea how to reproduce the crash, let alone whether it's a Serif or Apple problem. Screen scrape of the MacOS problem report is attached.
  15. Hi I am used to using PagePlus 9 and use the book feature to stitch together many articles with photos from different authors and sources to make a school publication which is photo rich and can run to 90 pages plus at times. The articles arrive randomly over time and the ability to create chapters and then re-order and re-index is invaluable. Is the chapter feature available on Infinity Publisher?
  16. In the Index section of Affinity publisher I am trying to add a separator between the index item and the page number. Currently I am unable to add the "Right indent Tab" separator, when I click on it nothing happens. As a side note I am able to add the other separators. Does anyone know if this is a bug or have a suggestion as to how to solve this issue? The only other thing I can think of is to manually add Right Indent tabs to each Index item, but that would take a long time. Thank you Kindly.
  17. I'm working on a book which is essentially a collection of songs. All songs have a title styled with a custom style (say, My style). I would like to create an index with a list of all songs sorted in alphabetical order, with page number, so that readers can look up a particular song with ease. Is there any "automatic" way to achieve this, the way the TOC tool works for instance ? Or do I have to go through all pages and manually mark each song title ? Thanks in advance for your help.
  18. I created a project that just got messed up as I was learning the basics of Affinity Publisher. So after I had learned from my mistakes I more carefully set up a brand-new document, then went to my old document, copied all the text and pasted into the new doc. Success! Two questions: (1) I now have at least a hundred old Index Markers from the old file that are still showing up in the text frame but are no longer integrated with the Index of the new doc. Is there any way to blend or merge that data; or (2) am I going to have to create a brand-new Index from scratch. If that is true, then how do I get rid of all of the non-functional Index Markers from the old text? Thanks for your help!
  19. I've scrolled for some time looking for a thread in which my problem might be addressed, but no luck. Im using a mid-2009 MacBook Pro (Yosemite 10.10.5) 8GB RAM (1067 MHz DDR3) 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Affinity Publisher 1.8.3 Overall, I'm very satisfied with the user interface, features, speed and reliability of Publisher with two small exceptions. I'm working on a book (377 pages) with a substantial index (8 pages worth). Inserting an index is no problem, it goes very smoothly. However, the 'update index' icon in the Index Panel (lit and 'pressable') does not actually update the index after additions are made. Is this specific to my particular machine, (operating system) or is this a common situation? Perhaps, I'm not fully understanding some aspect of the update process. A workaround I've developed is to simply dump the outdated index and insert a new one with the changes/additions I've made. Doing that ten times this morning is a bit aggravating ... but it works. (PS I understood from some online Publisher documentation that PreFlight would warn/suggest an index update prior to export. This does not seem to happen, although it does warn/suggest a TOC update when needed.) Secondly, and there's no real need to address this issue here, is the lack of footnotes or endnotes in Publisher. The workaround I've been using is inserting text frames at the bottom of the page, but of course that is problematic if changes need to be made in the document, as the text frames don't follow the changes (they don't 'follow' the text which is moved, nor do they update the footnote number). Again, not a concern at this time. Main issue is the index updating failure. Many thanks for any help forthcoming. Ed H, Canadian Outdoor Press
  20. Are there any plans to create an auto-index feature? I swear ID can do this - but all I see in the Publisher Beta is the tedious 'insert index marker' by hand, page by page, for each and every topic you want to index. Surely when you're laying out a reference book or other large publication, there's a more automated way to do this then searching for each instance of a word and then inserting a marker? Or, like Table of Contents, could there be a way to have words with special formatting automatically flagged to be included in the index? As it is, indexing currently feels incredibly clunky and incomplete. I do realize this is still in Beta though, so curiosity prompts me to ask if polishing up the index feature is something slated for future releases? On a positive note, I found the TOC very easy to set up, format, and create - quickly and effectively. Great job!
  21. Either I've found some weird bug, or I'm doing something wrong. My Preflight says that "The document index needs updating." and provides a "Fix" button. However, every time I mash the button, nothing happens other than additional entries showing up in the Index Panel (but not on the page). The error remains, and the Index Panel resets itself back to one entry per after a few moments. (see screenshots attached) If I delete the frame with the entry, the error still remains. I have only 1 index and 1 table of contents inserted in the entire document. Am I missing something here?
  22. When you export a document to a PDF and then upload it to a printer site, it can be seen that there are "Annotations" in the PDF and some printer sites have to remove those annotations. It only happens in the Table of Contents pages, and the Index pages. It would seem that the annotations might be something that AFPUB needs to know about and use, but I'm not sure if a PDF can benefit from using them. I explored one of the PDFs I generated and Adobe Acrobat did not find any Annotations in the PDF, but a printer site did. If you don't need to generate them into the PDF, it might be a good idea to remove them as the PDF is exported.
  23. AFPUB 1.8.3, Mac 10.15.3. I have a number of ordinals in my document that are indexed. An example is "18th Birthday", where the "th" is a superscript. In this case, the quoted words are also indexed. I don't know if this is by design, but the index text drops the superscript down to the default baseline (as seen here in this topic). I would have expected the index to respect the superscript and have that properly shown. I'd appreciate some clarification. Thanks.
  24. I'm working on a recipe book and would like to be able to have multiple parent topics for some topics. For example, Paella could be under chicken, prawn, chorizo, saffron, rice etc. Is this possible? Thank you in advance.
  25. AFPUB, OSX 10.15.3 Catalina Please review this old report - @Pauls had indicated the issue had been logged, but the problem remains in the latest beta version: Text and Index Frames split numbers - have danglers By thetasig, July 9, 2019 in Pre 1.8 Publisher Bugs found on MacOS Thank you.
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