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It might be nice if the Initial Words text formatting functionality was extended to allow the user to specify whether the End Character(s) were displayed or not. This would allow us to have variable-length Initial Words formatting while using the same paragraph style instead of needing one style for each slightly different scenario. See the attached image which, I hope, explains it better. P.S. This is a very low priority suggestion. If it happens it happens, if it doesn't then that's fine. Just 'popping it into the pot'.
GaryLearnTech posted a topic in Discussions and Suggestions for Affinity Publisher Beta on DesktopI've been playing with this for my current project (a template for step-by-step user guides) where my columns are on the narrow side. Ideally, I'd like to have the Initial Words have an option to automatically terminate at the end of the first row, where the line wraps naturally onto the next row, rather than on one of the available fixed markers such as a comma or hyphen for example. The screenshot below shows the sort of effect I'm after. There doesn't seem to be any suitable meta-character available to do this under the Text > Insert menu. I can fudge it using a Zero Width Space (insert one into a text frame, copy it from there and paste it into the field in the text style editor), but that's not probably ideal if/when I come back later on and edit the text. Is there something I'm missing that would actually allow this? Or could this be added to the other related feature requests people have discussed on here previously? I can't see this being difficult for the developers to add, so maybe this will catch somebody's eye?