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  1. It would be cool if you could drive text, object sizes and table values by expressions. The way I see this is that their respective input fields could get a button to indicate they are expression driven. You could input an expression as "= A + B", which is different from the "A+B" input we use now to define/ calculate a value. The values that are defined should then be exposed as variables, which can be used to build expressions with. Example Say I have a document that is 280 mm high, I have top and bottom margins of 15 mm and want to structure my document using baseline grids. In that case I might define the baseline grid height as: (Page Height - Top margin - Bottom margin)/ Number of divisions for baseline grid. In turn, if I have text that 3/4 the height of my body text, I could would be able to define it as such. That way, you could more easily make changes to the document and update all of the properties that are driven by expressions accordingly. Similarly, this would enable the creation of a adjustable layout for UI designs. A bit like using an app like Penpot, I suppose.
  2. Hi everyone, I am again do something incorrect and cannot find answer. I'm try to change size of font in table I make in APub. I highlight section of table I wish for font size to be different and I change font size, APub put font size back to default. Default is 10 pt and I want change some cell font size to be 8pt, not all cells. Please to see screenshots I share with you. How I set font size for some table cells to be what I want and not have APub put font size back again to default, please?
  3. Hello All, Wondering if anyone would be so kind as to help me figure out what I'm doing wrong with tables in Affinity Publisher. I'm trying to get the table to embed? text wrap? with the text and I read on the forum it's possible if you pin the table to the text. My problem: when I create a table the pinning button doesn't activate, so I can't use that option. Any help would be much appreciated.
  4. I have recently noticed that the integration of all the apps can create difficult and confusing to edit artwork. I love Publisher, it carries all the features and swaps between the apps efficiently but I love designer too for the export persona, for outputting sliced and diced web or other components. However as the Designer section within Publisher doesn't contain this I have to use both for some projects, i.e brochure content taken into Designer to generate web content, specifically sized with retina versions varied formats etc and using the continuous output function to save time. As an example, I took a table from Publisher and pasted into Designer. Despite there being no table functionality or interface in Designer, I get layers flagged as tables, can edit the text within, can scale all, but have no way of setting cell margins sizes etc. Some minor functions are in the top bar, merge and separate cells for example, but no others. Now, I could go back and edit the table as I want it to be in Publisher and copy across again, but what is odd is there is no way to separate the artwork that is a table to make it editable within Designer as native artwork, it remains as a table in a piece of software that puportedly does not support table creation. In addition if I click on and edit the table content using the text tool, I can then draw another table on the page… that I can't then format. This is not so much complaint as an observation of the confusion some of the interlinked functionality can create and should be redressed. It lays apparent that the bulk of each app is contained within the others but that specific functionality is hidden away - which can cause issues as you can't then easily edit out what you no longer require. For example some others… And object with text wrap (AP) will still cause text to wrap when pasted into AD, despite no text wrap functionality on display. A text frame with fill and stroke settings and insets can be cut and pasted, characteristics remain, but fill and stroke settings in AD will only alter the colour and line of the text itself, not the container as text frames don't exist. I had used paragraph decorations to create solid blocks behind copy in the table. The text styles come across beautifully, fully listed in the Text Styles palette, with the aforementioned decorations. But Designer doesn't have paragraph decorations, so again leaves you with appearance characteristics that cannot be altered to suit the required layout without reverting to publisher, or stripping of style and rebuilding using background shapes in Designer. I'm sure there are many many more examples, and know that I have had similar "why can't I edit this" moments many times, but as most often I'm in Publisher I can switch between and utilise all the features where they live. When swapping fully between apps this is more frustrating.
  5. I have a table in the master table with a bottom border set in each cell. In the pages linked with the master applied, it shows the table in layers as unlinked attibutes Text and Text Frame. This is so you can style the cell text & cell frame independently from the master. Except you can't change the bottom border. Selecting and cell with a border in the page shows no cell styling contextual controls and everything in the Table Window is disabled. Applying a Table format where the borders are removed also does nothing. Removing the borders in the master won't work either because they are unlinked and I can' apply the master as the unlinked text content means it just makes a mess of duplicate content. Is this a bug that you cannot edit the cell border in an unlinked table from the master table? Either that or its a terrible UX if there is a way as its impossible to discover? I would think that you could individually modify the unlinked cells but none of the cell formatting controls are enabled.
  6. I need some help creating fractions in Tables, preferably using some sort of number style or text style, rather than manually formatting each fraction one-by-one, which is very time consuming. I create a lot of tables for Engineering companies, which include combinations of numbers and fractions. Many columns of data will have integers followed by fractions. Some customers want a hyphen between integer and fraction, and other customers do not want any hyphens, so I need to be able to configure both. For example, the same column may have numbers (with or without hyphen), such as: 1-½ 35-7/64 18-¼ 165-17/32 I need small fractions, not that do not use full sized characters. Some fonts have common fractions pre-built, (e.g., ¼, ½, ¾, etc) but I am often required to create fractions using 16ths, 32nds, 64ths, etc (e.g., 17/64, 3/32, etc). Sometimes the integer before the fraction will have a single digit, two digits, three digits, etc. And sometimes, an integer suffices without any following fraction. I can manually change a fraction in the Character Panel, but that takes forever with a lot of data. I've been able to create text styles that render the entire table cell as a fraction, but I need an Integer followed by a Fraction. I haven't been able to figure out how to do this in Publisher Tables or even with Character/Paragraph Styles. Can anyone help with this? Thank you.
  7. I have master pages with a table. Pages have master applied and then custom information input on them. Discovered error on table ( an extra line on the border on a few cells) I edit the Master but the page does not update. If I clear the master (and lose the custom info I've input) and re-apply it is fine. Is there a proper procedure to force refresh pages with masters applied without losing the custom text I've input? Unchecking "replace" existing creates a bolded effect on the whole page. Update 1: Fiddled more and its as if a large chunk of my pages lost their "link" to their master. So when Master is updated nothing updates on the page. My current doc the 1st 2 pages update but the subsequent pages do not. I manually updated 30 of my pages so far by clearing and reapplying master but this cannot be the only way to "refresh" the links. Cannot reproduce the issue yet on another. Update 2: Updated to 1.7.2 still same issue Update 3: Side note that when I duplicate a master that has already been renamed - the duplicate has the exact same name as the original -- seems it would be useful that the duplicate indicates COPY or other indicator so that the wrong master is not edited by accident. If you do not rename the Master it does change the Name for example I just created Master X and when duplicating it made Master Y. Update 4: I had a thought to create an additional master that had all my workbook text in it, then overlay (by not replacing existing master) on the 1st master on each page, which would allow me to quickly "re-apply" the necessary master to fix my original issue, so I created a new master and created a few dummy "Options" in my layers (Option 1, Option 2, Option 3) to enable as needed once applied to the appropriate page. However once this new master is applied to the page I am unable to change the options as they are greyed out and seems to be permanently locked. So thats a no go at this moment. Thanks!
  8. How to link tables like it is possible in Adobe Indesign ?
  9. Is there way to flow the table over more pages? like when i add one more row on page one and the last row, that would otherwise be out of the page, flows to page 2 ?
  10. I am trying to edit a table in Publisher v2. Want to remove some rows. Normally all you have to do is double click on the table and the headings for rows and columns will appear. Not so in v2. No matter what I do I can't make the headers appear. Am I missing something here?
  11. Hello, I'm having problems with word partition / hyphenation, see screenshot 1: The word "DENOMINADOR" never should break like that and there is no hyphen, is kind of wrapped. Hyphenation for that style is set to auto, so it should break like this: But I get this by inserting a manual hyphen, there are a lot of tabes in my book so this is not an option. I tried using "No break" but produces this: Is there any other table - cell - paragraph parameter I'm missing here?
  12. I'm doing some work with tables for the first time in Affinity Publisher and I'm having trouble with it. I followed an official video on creating tables and it shows how to remove the frame around the table itself. Under Frame in the Table Properties, you change the stroked to none. It worked beautifully for him. It does not work at all for me. It says there's no stroke, but there really is. It shows it even in preview mode, and when I print it to a PDF, I see the stroke. I can't get rid of it! Is there something else I must do? Here's what the Frame properties look like when I have my table selected: I included a little bit of the table itself so you can see that the frame is there. I also noticed that any changes I make to cells don't seem to take. Like, changing the font size only applies to one cell and not all of them, even when you have multiple cells selected. It's frustrating.
  13. Hello, Someone knows if the tables in AP will allow applying simple formulas of numerical calculation (something similar to what Excel does or ID through plugins: http://www.dtptools.com/product.asp?id=atid&more=features). That would be great! Thank you
  14. Yesterday I was working on a project in Affinity Publisher (on Windows 10 Pro) that required a simple table where one column needed to have a total cell showing the sum of the column values and I was surprised to find the the formula "=sum(B3:B20)" didn't work. After doing some searching in the forum it appears that at least early in its life, Affinity Publisher tables did not have the ability to use any formula. From my searches, I found references to AP being able to import Excel tables, but apparently cells with formula are imported only with the calculated value that was arrived at in Excel. If any cell values are subsequently changed in AP, the calculated cells will then show an incorrect value. Coming from years of use of PagePlus this seems to be a significant step backwards, but perhaps things have changed since the posts I found. Can someone please tell me whether there is a way to have formula work in tables in the current version of AP, and if not whether there is any known plans to add that functionality?
  15. Is it impossible to make an Affinity Publisher table's cut and pasted data autoflow to the next frame?
  16. I have designed a calendar and all we well until I started to enter the dates for one of the months (just numerals, as in 1, 2, 3, etc.,) Black shapes appear, of varying types, with a kind of white circle where the numeral goes. I can't figure it out. Any ideas? Thanks! Here's an example:
  17. At this point, I would find a function called "Automatically distribute columns to content" to be extremely useful. This function should do nothing other than automatically distribute the width of the columns based on the content. At this point, I have to go over here and adjust the spacing manually.
  18. I opened an IDML containing tables (not spanning over several pages) and all the tables were moved vertically to the top and out of the page, so I am only able to see one third of them. It seems to be that APu is inserting and pinning them into separate text frames and in this document the pinning goes wrong. I made another test in ID cutting the table and inserting it again. This time the table was still pinned into a text frame, but displayed correctly. Why is APu handling the tables not as a table object and instead pins them? IDML can be uploaded to a private link for examination.
  19. Is there any way to import tabular data (like a csv or a table in a textfile) into a table in Affinity Publisher? I can't seem to link or place a file in any format. If I try to copy the data, it always lands in one table-cell. Love the Affinity-products, by the way. Great work!
  20. Just trying to update some tables and noticed that my usual method of updating CMYK percentages (typing in the percentage of each colour) no longer works, the only way of altering colour is via the sliders --- Pub 1.9.2
  21. There are many occasions when one needs to introduce a multicolumn segment within text, or indeed a full blown table. This is currently (1.7.3) very badly supported. After pasting a table into the text, I'm left with no way to flow or wrap text around it, nor can I assign space above or below it. Am left with a dead paragraph. This is basic guys, and needs fixing with a high priority.
  22. Hello, I am trying to edit an existing table in Affinity Publisher, and I would like to remove both rows and columns. If there is an easy way to do that, I seem to be missing it. Thank you!
  23. A few days ago, I updated Affinity Publisher to version After updating, I realized that (2) out of (6) documents with tables are no longer recognized by the software as containing tables. These are document which I need to update every few weeks and need to add rows to the tables with each update. I am now unable to add additional rows to the tables. The other (4) documents when opened, in the new version, still retain the tables. Can anyone give me some insight? I REALLY need these docs and need to be able to add rows. Thank you.
  24. I am working on my first project in Publisher which is an attempt to create pages for a 2021 planner. I'm basing my design on an existing planner. Here is a picture of the design. I am working with the latest update on an IMac. I ran into trouble with the righthand table. First, one of the lines on the table does not go all the way across the page, and I can't figure out how to fix this. My first thought was to select this row and delete it but I can't figure out how to do that. When I watched the tutorial video about working with tables, the video said that when you select the table there will be row and column headers you can click to select a row or column. But that doesn't seem to be the case in the latest version of Publisher, which I'm using. So I don't know how to delete this row. If I can't delete it, then I'd like to figure out how to extend the line across the full width of the page. With the table tool selected, when I click on the righthand table, most of the time the tool seems to draw another table instead of allowing for a selection. Sometimes this doesn't happen and I am able to select a row or column. But even if I can select it, I'm not able to delete it. When I couldn't do delete this row, I made a copy of my file with the thought of selecting the entire table and then deleting it. My plan at that point was to redraw the table. But I also can't figure out any way to delete the entire table. The second problem occurs when I try to change the colors of the narrow columns on the righthand side of the page. No matter how many times I select these columns (when I'm even able to do so), and change the color to 5% black, the color never changes. You can see that the first two shaded columns are lighter than the last two because of my inability to make a change. M third question has to do with the functions in Publisher. I used the Page Number function to insert a number next to the Week text on the lefthand side. But I can't seem to find a function that will automatically insert a date below the days of the week. What I'd like to be able to do is to automatically populate the dates throughout the planner by inserting a function on the master page similar to what I did by using the Page Number function after Week. Is this possible? It seems like there are issues in tables in Publisher. I did a lot of searching for solutions to my problems and read that others were experiencing similar issues. I'd welcome advice about how to solve these problems without having to start over completely. I'm attaching a copy of my file to this post. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Planner V2 copy.afpub
  25. Out of curiosity, I attempted to import a relatively simple brochure IDML, after finishing the layout in InDesign CS5.5 just earlier today. Most of the content are small flat tables that were autofilled with text and autoformatted in InDesign by importing a well formatted XML file that matches the tag structure of the InDesign document and its tables. I'm producing this brochure with InDesign since 9 years, having done about 30 of them so far. It just works fine, in spite of the rather rudimentary XML tag support for tables in CS5.5. (Don't know about the recent InDesign versions, but working with tags within tables in CS5.5 is a p.i.t.a., and back in the day it took me quite some time and trial'n'error to figure out how InDesign XML import works with tables.) The bug: As long as there are XML tags attached to the text frames in the IDML file, all tables within those tagged text frames will remain empty, with no text whatsoever. It affects just tables, not regular text in those frames. Removing all XML tags in InDesign and re-exporting as IMDL fixes the issue, the tables are now filled with the original text. (Other issues with IDML import and tables notwithstanding at this time…) Publisher 1.8.6, Serif store version Adobe InDesign CS5.5 (German version) MacOS 10.11.6 El Capitan
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