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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Is it impossible to make an Affinity Publisher table's cut and pasted data autoflow to the next frame?
  6. 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 timeโ€ฆ) Publisher 1.8.6, Serif store version Adobe InDesign CS5.5 (German version) MacOS 10.11.6 El Capitan
  7. I had created a table, then decided that the information in some cells should be moved. So I highlighted the data and moved it to the new cell which was intended to be the cell below As you can see from the graphics file below, the information highlighted in blue was not moved to the cell I selected, but inserted in an entirely different row and column, in the middle of the text in that cell. OK I can control X and control V but it would be so much easier and quicker if I could simply move the data. Publication3.pdf
  8. Trying to set up financial tables (balance sheet and income/expenditure). These need rules drawn before and after totals and subtotals. I expect to be able to do this with "stroke and fill" in the Table dialog. In Pageplus I could set a single rule at the top of a totals cell and a double rule at the bottom. Is this supposed to be possible in Publisher? It seems a fairly basic requirement if one is to satisfy the demands of the accountants (whose data I am trying to typeset). The alternative of a thicker rule below is not favourably regarded. While I could of course introduce an empty row underneath, with its own extra line, this seems a kludgy approach. Attached pdf derived from Pageplus shows what I am looking to achieve. cc2020-report.pdf
  9. First of all, affinity, I love you! Thanks for awesome and affordable software! ๐Ÿ’– About the bugs: 1. When I copy content from an HTML table and paste it into a table in Publisher, the content in the clipboard is not interpreted as a table and is therefore only inserted into the first cell. This is a feature I have to use often and it worked well in InDesign and works also in software like Numbers or Excel. 2. When I insert table content from Apple Numbers, the content is inserted not from the first but the second table line. So there is always an empty line at the top and at the bottom another line is added. Pasting from Excel works correctly. Thanks!
  10. I'm not sure why but when I click into a table to change column width or height on the fly... the Left and Top dark borders are not popping up to do so. Is this happening to anyone else? Am I doing something wrong?
  11. 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!
  12. It would be good to have a built in Charts and Graphs tool that would convert Table entry into such forms. Apple Pages has such feature for example.
  13. 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 ?
  14. I try to create a 12-page calendar, based with master-page, containing calendar greed-table. I've experienced a series of crashes while tried to set up proper table formatting, then, while tried to put a placeholder text in the table on a master page, and then, trying to replace the placeholder text with an actual data on the calendar pages. And after some edit attempts Affinity just can not load the file (It reports loading, Uses CPU a lot, but open nothing for more than 5 minutes) (see screenshot attached). See master-page template attached.
  15. 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!
  16. I am sorry to be negative on this forum, as in general I like most of the things in the Affinity Suite, but the tables function in Publisher just leaves way to much to be desired. I have commented on this issue before, but besides some small bug fixes it is still generally the same deal. I have a project I am working on that includes many specifically formatted tables which occur many times in the report, each with different data, but the same setup. I started this recurring project in Indesign 2 years ago and was hoping to transfer it to Publisher, as I still work with an old Indesign version and it is not very smooth. Publisher is much smoother overall. However I cannot get the tables to work as they do in Indesign, however way I try. I have several problems. First thing is that it is very hard to get the column widths as i want them. It works very different from indesign and I just find it very frustrating. When I create a table with a specific nr. of rows and columns the entire table has a specific width and each column has a uniform width. Now I want to make specific column to right of the one I widened gets squished... When I try instead to first change the width of the right most column, the table as a whole changes size...? I have no idea why this makes any sense at all. I have been working with tables in indesign for years, so perhaps I just don't understand what Publisher is doing? The only wy to archieve the result I want is to drag the width of the table wider then I will use it in the end, and then change the width of each column from left to right. But this is very inflexible, and if I want to change the width of a column later it will always affect the other columns. I find this highly frustrating. The other big problem is the text formatting within the table. I have use several text styles within the same table, so I have created a basic table in the way I want it to look. Now I will paste the data from Excel into the table, but this is where the problem occurs: All the pasted text will have the style of the upper left most cell. It completely ignores all the local formatting I have done. This creates a lot of unnecesary work to adjust the table the way I want it to be again. The only partial solution was to use the table style dialog and create a separate style for each table with text style assigned to the right cell. So when I have my table defined in this way I can paste the data and apply the table style. But this is quite unintuitive and gives me new problems with regards to lines. If I have have certain cells with and certain cells without border lines, it will not retain these local formatting. I have no idea why these things have to be so complicated. It is these things that keep me from using Publisher for this project, which is a great shame. Can you tell me if you are working on improving the tables in the near future?
  17. Hi there, How do I get a table to change in size dependant on the number of text characters. At the moment my table does not expand and contract depending on the number of text characters. Please help! Thanks Rose Spot Digital Proposal template design FA_no_bleed.pdf
  18. Hi! I have created a workbook that has a number of tables in it. I've copied and pasted these tables from page to page and just changed out the info (not sure if I created a bug by doing that). Anyway, some of the tables are fine, but some have issues when I export the file to a PDF. It only happens with cells that have two lines of text, each pointing to a different hyperlinks (see attached files, cell B2โ€”"Exercise", "A1, A1 AT HOME."). It works fine in Publisher, but then when I export it to a PDF, in cell B2, the first line of text adopts the second line of text's hyperlink (ie: "Cable Lat Row" takes on "Supine Dumbbell Pullover's" link). This problem only effects certain two-line cells, not all of them and I can't figure out what is different about those particular cells. I've tried deleting all of the text in the cell and retyping and relinking the text and that didn't make a difference. I'd really like to avoid having to recreate all of the tables that have problems. Any help you all can provide would be GREATLY appreciated!! Thank you! Lean Body Boot Camp - Training Guide pg16.afpub Lean Body Boot Camp - Training Guide pg16.pdf
  19. I have been experimenting with tables in publisher I've created this league table for a matchday programme. I found when the infomation from was coppied from the league website into affinity publisher it only coppied into the first colum, However I managed to resolve this by copying this information into excel and then re-copying and pasting into Publisher. This worked perfectly however i wondered if it was possible to link the excel spreadsheet to the contents in the table so that it could be updated when the excel file is updated?
  20. Hi Can we flow one table to more than cone page continuously like we do in Indesign Regards
  21. Text style copy & paste ( like in google docs, it is called the Paint Format tool) I do not want to create a new style every single time I am working with text, sometimes I just want to copy and paste a style! I know this is more word processor based but it's such a nice option to have, hands down useful. There is a reason text editors have styles and paint format/format paint (Google Docs/Word) options. And it seems like it would be super easy to implement. I don't want to clutter my global text styles with two-three pieces of text that I want to be the same style. Just make a button like those word processors. Story editor - The ability to go through text and copy and paste parts of it out would be really helpful... Or better yet let me link to a google doc somehow. I know this is a bit of a stretch but hey, thought I'd throw it out there. I have to copy and paste text a lot and just creating a text filler block and being able to update that outside the page would be nice. Table updates - This needs a lot of work to really be that useful, but minor things like highlighting the cell you are in would be nice, adding a checkbox to link stroke on outside & inside stroke would be nice (even though it would only save me a few clicks I would like the option), the ability to right click on row > resize all rows to the currently selected row would be nice... Actually is there even a way to alter all rows or columns? It wasn't very clear to me if there was... Also it wasn't super clear how to affect the whole table at once, like I get I can select all the cells by clicking in the first cell and dragging to the last cell but if I had a very large table this could be a problem. Having a global table option and control would be nice because what if I want to hide all inner table dividers? Also having some default table styles would be nice, just a few basic colors which I can edit later because a lot of tables have different colored rows to make them easier to read. Including one or two different table formats with a global color option for alternate rows would be very handy. Having the ability to make nice tables would really really be amazing. Perhaps I missed something though and these options are available elsewhere. Also headers on tables would be great. Would be nice after some of those updates are fixed: Footnotes and endnotes. While they have not become a big issue yet, they would be very nice to have as I aim to be creating a manual down the line and don't want to have to work this in manually. I work as a book publisher and I know Publisher isn't actually built for that but it's been really helpful and I think working on a few of these additions would help my workflow considerably.
  22. Curious??? When I draw a new table on my home PC using Publisher, I get none printable symbols appearing that do not appear when I draw a table in Publisher on my Work PC. Can any one tell me what the chevrons ( >) in each cell and the section sign ยง in the last cell, mean? Is there a setting in preferences that turn these on and off. It seem strange that one PC produces these symbols and yet another PC doesn't. Both machines are running Win10, x64 and both have 16GB RAM. Publisher is v1.8 on both as well. Only difference is home PC is Win 10 Home Edition whereas work PC is Win 10 Pro. ????
  23. Hi, I am using a table in publisher and would like to adjust the cell padding (how close the text is to the edge) of some cells. Is there a way to do this? Thanks
  24. I have searched to see if this has been fixed in the beta but I couldn't see specifically if it has. I am using tables to create calendar months and then linking the days to a page in a daily journal. They are put in correctly but when I export to pdf it changes what page the link goes to. I believe it is changing the whole row to the last page hyperlinked in the week. Weirdly though, the last week is all correct. I have spent hours trying to fix this, exporting is super slow! Many times I can figure it out myself but I think this is a bug. I have resorted to making 365 text boxes and linking those to the pages. Also, if it is fixed in beta, will installing it overwrite my previous build?
  25. I would like to suggest a change to the way tables work in APub. As it is now I can set an exact value for the width of a column, but when I enlarge the table by dragging the handle on the right, all column widths are changed evenly. However I would want for the widths of the columns to be retained, especially when I set an exact value. In my opinion there needs to be the option at least to resize responsibly (as is the case now) or not. I am used to the way Indesign handles it, and it is just much more precise and easy to use. The same problem also occurs when I want to add a column in the middle of an existing table: instead of the columns to the right of the inserted column moving to the right, all columns are resized. This is just very annoying and I want an option to fix the width of a column, at the least when I have set exact values for the width. I am all for new solutions, but the solution for tables just does not make much sense to me most of the time.
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