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  1. Publisher It would be useful to a lot of users if the "Special characters and glyphs" page of the Help could give: * what each character looks like (if possible); * a short explanation of what it does, or what it can/should be used for; * a good visual example of where it has been used. Some characters are fairly self-explanatory - "Page Number", "Copyright", etc. - but some, such as (but not limited to) "Soft Hyphen", "Sixth Space", "Zero-Width Non-Joiner" and "Punctuation Space" are meaningless to people without a good DTP/printing background. I'm sure there are lots of explanations around the web but it would be nice if users didn't have to search for them. Obviously the Help isn't finished yet, but it would be a shame if this sort of useful information was omitted.
  2. Hello People Hello teams. I know you are busy with top notch stuff but it seems like you have forgotten to add the Close All into Affinity Publisher. Yet if I have more than one project file open I can't close them all at once but need to close one by one. This is good but can get anoying if I have 15 tab to close. I've noticed there is no Close All implemented into the recent beta of APhoto and ADesigner so... maybe it is time to correct it or to explain the philosophy behind such choice (if it one and if there is a philosophy) Note that projects are often more about compositions with objects copied from many sources and when finished (we often leave tabs open just in case) then comes the time to close the software in a non brutal way (the brutal way often leads to crash or bugs) So please implement that and tweak it more than what it should be. Blessings
  3. Hi, I'd like to be able to set document properties, such Author, title, copyright info etc. and insert these via field code, so to not make errors from manual updating this type of information.
  4. Windows 10 Home 1809, Publisher Today I opened a document that I had been playing around with for a few days and noticed that it had opened with a [Read Only] suffix on the file name. I've had a look around on the forum and a few people have had similar - mostly one-off - issues, and with Designer and Photo too. I didn't notice any message about this when I saved the document before it went to Read Only. Publisher hadn't crashed while I've been using the document. There are no external images or anything like that in the document. There's no message when I open the document, it just opens with a [Read Only] suffix on the file name. The document was created with build 227 and it's been sitting on my local drive since then in my Desktop and then Documents folders (so no weird security issues there, I hope). However, when I closed Publisher, launched it again, and went to open the document I got a message saying that there was a recovery document available for it (which had never happened on opening the document before). I told Publisher that I didn't want to open the recovery document and the original document loaded, now without the Read Only status. Could this - a recovery document being available - be part of the reason why people's documents sometimes get a Read Only status?
  5. Windows 10 Home 1809, Publisher I have a Facing spread with pages of dimension 5.8x7.9in with margins of 0.75in inner, 1.0in outer, 0.75in top, 0.8in bottom (see attached image). This means that the outside (left) margin of the left-hand page equals that of the outside (right) margin of the right-hand page and both outer margins are larger than the two inner margins. That's all well and good. However, when I come to create a left- or right-hand Single master page - sometimes I don't want one side of the spread to have what's on the related master page 'side' - I can't seem to find a way of telling Publisher that the master page is either left- or right-handed and always get the margins for a left-handed page. Is there any way I can correctly set the margins for each left/right single master page without doing it manually? Or, is there a better way I should be doing this? I have found that I can create a Facing master page and then apply that to each 'side' of a spread but that puts me in the position sometimes where, for pages that use both left- and right-hand sides of the master, I now have a duplicated master page, which looks a little confusing. I should really remove the existing 'side' of the master page and apply the whole facing master page but I might forget. The attached AFPUB file shows both the left/right single page margin issue - master pages Left Single and Right Single - and the duplicated master page 'issue'. It also shows that the margins on the Right Single master are not visible on the pages that master has been applied to, even when you switch off the other master pages applied to the spread. Basically, I have too many margins - on the different masters - and don't know which will be applied (I think that might be a separate issue). master-page-sides.afpub
  6. Windows 10 Home 1809, Publisher There is a little "Toggle Master View" button on the status bar - to the right of the "Last Spread" button - which seems to toggle between the page/spread currently being edited and the last master page/spread that was edited. Is this the expected behaviour of this button and, if so, is this the full extent of its behaviour or does it also do something else? With the introduction of the new master page editing functions - Edit Linked etc. - it seems a little bit redundant. Also, if you are editing a page/spread that doesn't use the last master page/spread that was edited then its function is fairly irrelevant as you will toggle between two unrelated things. I only ask as I can't find anything in the Help about it, so I just wondered.
  7. Windows 10 Home 1809, Publisher The Navigator studio has some - undocumented, as far as I can tell - presets (little bars under the slider) that you can click on to quickly change the zoom level but they need pixel-perfect clicking to be able to use them. At present, the mouse pointer has to be exactly on the tiny one/two-pixel-wide bar. I think it would be better if there was a leeway of, say, three/four pixels to either side, or the bar could be made thicker with a correspondingly larger 'hitbox'.
  8. Hi, please, add these 2 features into Publisher: columns 1.png The first one should simulate columns with guidelines on master pages. columns 2.png For the second one, please add "Gutter Width" beside "Columns" on the Context Toolbar.
  9. I can no longer use the last copy of Publisher. I've been trying to download and open version but it won't install and open.
  10. Hi ! Is there a way to display automatic guiding lines when moving a text/image/object to align it with other blocks ? Thanks
  11. Hello Peoples ! Coming again here but with few questions that you may like or not but i believe it is quite useful to ask. All my questions here are based on Beta version of Affinity Photo not on the stable version and they're intended for understanding and helping to improve what already exist and not to raise comparatives between Apples and Oranges. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Object: The Ring Function! I've been using it (not that much) since it was added to HSL Adjustment; well i really enjoy it and found it very useful when it comes to narrow and make precise color selection ...but i only see it in few of the adjustment layer that aims to work on colors. Q: Don't you think Recolor adjustment needs it to ? --------------------------------------------------------------------- Object: I've seen that there is the gear icon on the bottom right of adjustment layer when we have them opened but for unknown reason it does nothing when i click on it. Q: What it is intended to do or achieve ? --------------------------------------------------------------------- Object: As we all know that there is not enough online tutorial talking about really crazy tricks with Affinity Photo, i usually watch PS tutos and work on applying them in my AP workflow and they just work but ... for some reason i get lost when it come to do the Blend if thing. Q: Can you please point to a tutorial talking about that in details or simply share here how you do Blend if with Affinity Photo ? --------------------------------------------------------------------- Object: i often use the blend ranges function and just found it not working even if you click a million times on that gear. Q: Bug or me missing something ? Possible to fix it ? --------------------------------------------------------------------- Object: Let say i select a red color and want to add more to already selected using the same method, well ! on other software such as PS i would simply sample more color selection color by clicking Shift + Click and drag or click to add to already selected color. Q: How to that with Affinity Photo ? --------------------------------------------------------------------- Object: It is really useful to save selection made on a Photo or any other pixel related stuff but in the same time i personally found it to be quite hidden, burried into menues. Q: Possible to create a button on related tools (Sel. Brush - Flood Sel. etc.) next to the refine tool that allows that to be done without trying to find it in the menu ? -------------------------------------------------------------------- Object: in this last one, i will come to something i already asked about but i see no change until now. Let's talk about Masks (also i target adjustment layer because i love using their masking functionality). Okay ! Let's create a mask and press cmd/ctrl+i to invert it ... it stays the same i mean pure white when it should turn black (actually dark grey) when inverted and even when i paint with the brush tool on the mask it shows after i do another action such as cmd/ctrl+s or switch to another and start using it. Quite bad hein ! Q1: it is possible to fix this and make work as it should ? Q2: Possible to make the painting on mask more live and less delayed ? Okay ! Here i'm done with this. few here you will understand are bugs that need to be corrected and few other are kind of request but i count them as things that needs to be corrected at this level of development of Affinity Photo and what i point to here should also be checked and if possible get applied to Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher because all 3 are based on the same principle and should not grow independently one another when it comes to these basic stuffs. Blessing to Y'all and don't forget it is not to raise a troll but to help improve the software.
  12. Windows 10 Home 1809, Publisher I have a document where the pages are non-facing and I would like the reader to automatically view them as single pages rather than as 'spreads'. When I export to a PDF in Publisher, the PDF shows in a web browser as I would expect with one page on top of the other scrolling downwards - see first attached image from Firefox. However, when I view the document in Acrobat Reader DC the document is always shown as a 'spread' - see second attached image. Is there a way for me to tell Publisher to 'force' or suggest to the PDF viewer - I don't know what software the user will be using - to use a certain page display mode, as shown in the third attached image which shows the options in Acrobat Reader DC? The one I want is called "Enable Scrolling".
  13. The PNG, JPG, GIF, TIFF, EXR and HDR pages of the Export dialog have some "Size" controls at the top which change value if the - lower down the dialog - selected "Area" changes. It would be better if the "Size" controls came below the "Area" control so that the user can more easily notice the change. It is generally better if controls only change the value of other controls further down a dialog - and not above - because, otherwise, the user might not see it happening, or may even assume that it's unimportant. The user should be able to make their way down a dialog - especially a dialog which produces an external effect/product - from top to bottom once without having to go back to the top and check everything again, just in case. (One exception to this 'rule' is when the user's actions change the settings from those set by a preset, in which case it's okay to remove the preset value.)
  14. Windows 10 Home 1809, Publisher I'm not sure if this behaviour is correct or not - so I'm not sure if it's a bug or not - but I'll try and explain what's happening. I can create some Artistic Text and use the Transparency Tool to give it a transparent gradient. All well and good. Then I can create another bit of Artistic Text elsewhere the page. However, the transparency gradient of the first bit of text has been copied over to the new text but in exactly the same place as it is in the first text, which means that the transparency gradient no longer covers the second text. Is this expected behaviour? It took me a while to figure out what was happening when I first saw this. I've attached a GIF to show what I mean.
  15. Windows 10 Home 1809, Publisher When I export as "PDF (for print)" my document comes out okay but when using "PDF (for export)" or "PDF (for web)" a semi-opaque layer - with fully-opaque sub layers - is exported strangely. See the attached images: first for print; second for export; third for web. I've also attached a cut-down version of the document. export_opacity_issue.afpub
  16. Hi all! I’ll cut to the chase. I make customisable kid’s books - currently with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Right now, the child’s character is an Illustrator file placed at multiple points throughout an InDesign document (the book) and I go through and change layer visibility (annoyingly I have to do this manually on each page) depending on the visual options selected. Finding and replacing text is easy. I’ve been trialling Designer and the Publisher beta and am really impressed, but I have a question for those more in the know: Is there a quick way to choose which layers in an imported linked file into Publisher are on / off? So far I’ve been clicking to edit the linked file from within Publisher but if, for example, I wanted to switch on a particular hair style and colour layer, I’d have to do this for each artboard, defeating the object of saving time. Throughout the book, the character might change clothes so I’ve used artboards to different but was hoping common layers like skin, hair, eyes etc. could be shared and quickly switched on / off for everything quickly. It looks like artboards in Designer are like a traditional group and a Designer file with multiple artboards doesn’t share layers. Is there any way to change this or another way of doing things / thinking about this? My initial thinking / solution: Tweak my Designer file so it has an artboard for all common features needed on each page and other artboards for other layers that only need to be visible on certain pages? This way, I could place a Designer file a few times in the same location in Publisher and have different layers on / off overlaid on each other. Seems a bit of a clunky workaround though. Publisher question (sorry, wrong forum but related to this): when you import multiple instances of a Designer file and want to be able to play with its layer visibilities throughout, can you set some layer overrides in some instances of an imported file and not others? Thanks so much in advance (and sorry for the long post! Just really like Affinity and want to change over!).
  17. Hy Forum I created a new Document in Publisher. Its a Booklet with 15 Pages. It has mixed content like: Text, Pictures and Tables. I saved it yesterday evening as a PDF Document and as a afpub Document. Now i want to continue with my work, but i notice that all Tables arent Tables anymore (each cell is now just a rectangles with a text). All Text are splitted in x textfields, and all tabs in my textfields are gone... Can anyone help me with this? Do i need to recreate all? Best regards Roberto
  18. Hi all, Quick question here. It's about Publisher, so hope this is in the right area of the forums. Right now I make customisable kid's books in Adobe InDesign with linked graphics (characters in the story) from Adobe Illustrator (lots of layers and options etc.). I am testing Affinity (extremely impressed so far!) and I have found that I can instead save that AI artwork as a PDF, import it into Affinity Designer whereby I save it in that format and then import / place it into Publisher. So far so good. One great, albeit simple, thing I have found Publisher does that InDesign can't do is that, for the same imported file (the same character in the book) I can update layers (in my case, the appearance of various characters in the book) and it applies it throughout the whole book. InDesign makes me to this manually on every instance of that imported / linked graphic. My question is, is this an intentional feature of Publisher? I hope someone can confirm that it is because this would be a key reason bringing me over from Adobe and would save a lot of time! Cheers, Ed
  19. Eccentric Wonder

    I Have A Dream

    I made this poster as a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and his "I Have A Dream" speech. I read and listened to his speech until I got what I thought was the perfect quote. I tried to keep the poster nice and simple because I didn't want to distract people from the message. These are crazy times and we need to remind ourselves and each other that we're all equal individuals regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and all those other things that prevent us from treating each other with respect and kindness.
  20. I have two Publisher documents that I would like to merge, or certain pages (a whole document of regular pages, master pages or any variation) that I'd like to add / import from one into the other document. Again, any variation on it being a full Publisher document, a PDF or just master pages, but I'd like some way to re-use master pages without having to do a document A copy, open Document B to paste, then back to Document A to copy next master and back to Document B to paste ... times however many master pages etc that I have. Thanks!
  21. Hi, as you can see from the attachment, when "Use Baseline grid" and "Justify Verticaly" are set, overset text appears. If I uncheck "Use Baseline Grid" or a different vertical alignment is chosen, everything is fine. Also, when text is top/bottom aligned vertically it is aligned on the bottom part of x-height and when it is centered -- it is aligned on the upper part of x-height. BTW, I can't find an option (if exists) how to align text (ascender, descender...). To see all of these explanations, please activate "show baseline grid".
  22. Hi, I have an issue regarding opening photos from the apple photos app on my computer. When I go to "Open" and select the "photos" section not all the photos show up that are in my folders in that app. 've attached a photo for reference. There should be other photos included in this view but they don't show up. Why is that? Alternatively, why can't I drag and drop them into the "place images" boxes? Thanks for your help with this, Carollyne
  23. One example of typesetting a novel, trade paperback size, three sections: Preamble; Body; & Post Mortem Here are the specs: 5.06" x 7.81", facing pages, no default master page. Section 1: Title, copyright, dedication, preface, TOC. Section 2: ~128 pages of linked text frames with chapter titles Section 3: Afterword, plug for other novels, author bio Make new document: w=5.06, h=7.81, DPI=300, facing pages, inches, default master, portrait, Arrange=Horiz, Start On=Right. (I explored what's under Type:, and it wiped out my dimensions even though I didn't select other than "Presets.") Right click on the only page and click "Add Pages ...". Add two pages. Under document menu, choose Section Manager. Click lower left page icon to create two more sections. Clicking on each section, enter a name for the section (I used "Preamble", "Body", and "Post Mortem") First section will only accept one letter at a time, other two ok. On Body section, choose, "Restart page numbering at "1". Close Section Manager. Right click on Master A page to create a second master page. (I name mine PrePost). Right click on page 1 (Preamble) and click "Apply Master ..." Choose your new master. Repeat for page three. Now you can place page numbers in the body independently of the Preamble and Post Mortem sections. Double click on Master A to bring it up. Click the Frame Text Tool and create a text frame wide enough for the novel title, one line high. Enter novel title, select a font and size. Press cmd-A to select all, then click the centered paragraph button. Position this near the top of the left side page near center. With the text frame selected, copy-paste. A new text frame appears on top of the first one. Drag it to the right page and position similarly to the one on the left. Enter author name. Note how the alignment lines appear and help you. Select both frames and copy-paste. Now drag these down to the bottom to hold the page numbers. It doesn't matter if they are wide, page number will center. The vertical alignment lines ensure that the frames that hold the page numbers are centered under the header text. Now click into each of the lower text frames, one after the other, and select all and hit backspace to delete all text. Now under Text->Insert->Fields, select Page Number. A hash sign (#) will appear, indicating that Publisher will substitute the page number there. Now double click Page 2, and you'll see the header and footer. Double click on Page 1, and create a text frame there. Set dimensions thus: X:0.7, Y:0.6, W:3.75, H:6.6 inches. You are ready to start pasting in content, but before you do, Save As ... "NovelTemplate". Now paste in your front matter double click red triangle to autoflow text, clean up, set fonts, right facing pages, etc. until you are happy with it. On the last page (should be left side) right click to add two more pages as a placeholder for the Table of Contents. On the single page that is Section Two Body on right side, create a text frame with the above dimensions (except that X:5.79) Now paste in your content. Double click red arrow on the right side to autoflow your text. Set all chapter titles to Heading 1 style, and insert necessary page breaks such that all chapters start on a right page. Go back to the blank right page you inserted as a placeholder for the TOC and create a frame, ~centered on the page. Choose Text->Table of Contents->Insert Table of Contents. Size and position as needed, I inserted another frame to hold the words "Table of Contents" Format this to your liking. Now go to Third section and paste in text there. Clean up, adjust font, spacing, page breaks, etc. and make sure that the last page is a left side page.
  24. Hi, my workflow for magazines is to keep all text on one page into one text box (if possible), but it does not allow me to use Layer effects within paragraph and character styles (like outer shadow on Headings). So, I am asking you to include Layer effects into text styles and make Publisher even more flexible than Quark and ID.
  25. Can I edit master page objects on a content page? For example, delete a single pagina? Or change a color?