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  1. In the Text Styles dialogue box, the "Current Formatting" window at the top of the box appears to be smaller that any other text box I've seen in Publisher. Preview text is actually cropped off as shown in the screenshot below. Just curious, is this by design, or should this window be the same size as all other text boxes?
  2. Hi, I am obviously not a DPS expert. I did use a few times ID for books, flyers, posters etc. When I dealt with these tasks, I often did set up my text style after creating a text frame and adjusting the paragraph as I wanted. All I had to do is to create the style in the style panel... so easy. In APub, I assume I can do the same with new styles but can I (and if so, how) modify a pre-existing style by selecting my text like in ID or QXP ? I can not find the way to do this... I can apply a pre-existing style but can not modify it according to my text/paragraph. Thanks. Cheers, Patrick
  3. One thing that annoys me with text styles is, whenever I start a document I already have some text styles included in the document. However useful this might be in some cases, I never use them, preferring to start from scratch. It would be nice to have the option to start without predefined styles, either as a global option in preferences, or as a document option.
  4. I would LOVE to have quick key commands for justifying text as well as applying text styles. Commands such as command-shift-c (Mac) for centering text blocks and selected text would be a great time saver!
  5. Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.174 on a German Windows 7 (64 bit) behaves as follows: In the Text Styles panel, the functions Duplicate "..." and Create Style based on "..." do nearly the same. While duplication does what I myself expect it should do, basing a new style on an existing one does not: When creating a new style based on, e.g., the style Base, I would expect the newly created style to be defined as Base + [nothing] by default, meaning it is the same as Base and does not change anything. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Instead, the newly created style is automatically set to Base + [hundreds of settings that are copies from Base]. This means that when changing Base at a later time, nothing is delegated to the dependent style, because all settings of the dependent style were overwritten with copies at creation. After creating a style based on some other style, this now makes it necessary to manually set hundreds of settings to [no change], which is extremely tedious. This might be by design and not a bug, but I myself find it extremely impractical and like the way PagePlus (and all other programs) works much better. When trying to overwrite all settings of the newly created style to [no change], this does not always work, because the setting [no change] is ignored and replaced by some hardcoded value. This is the case with - Font: The font size can apparently not be set to [no change], it always contains a valid size in points. - Position & Transform: Kerning, Tracking, Baseline, Leading override (all are set to zero when trying to set them to [no change]) - Initial words: There doesn't seem to be a don't change setting for the end characters - Decorations: These can only be enabled or not - a don't change setting of the check box and all other settings is apparently not possible. Even some settings that can properly be set to [no change] in the dialog show up in the textual style settings as if they were well-defined: In the attached screenshot, the descriptions shows hyphenation language: Auto (even though it was set to [no change]), List: None (even though it was set to [no change]), etc. It is therefore not possible to set up a decent hierarchical set of text styles - what a pity. Similar inconsistent behaviour can be seen in other Affinity programs... Andreas Weidner
  6. I am using Beta 174 in Windows 8.1. I have been working with Text Styles on a test document in APUB. I noticed there were over 100 text styles like: Box, Box1, Box2...Box21, with same for other styles. I spent some time deleting most of these styles, keeping only one or two of each as well as the new ones I created. After closing APUB and opening it again, all the dozens of deleted Text Styles reappeared magically, along with new ones where I edited a Text Style (reported previously). Deleted Text Styles should remain deleted.
  7. I often work on multi-page documents that require text blocks to reverse from black to white depending on the image underneath the text on that particular page. I may also employ subheads that use Paragraph Rules (a line beneath the subhead and the subsequent body copy). In InDesign, I would set up a Paragraph Style defining the text as Black, and make sure the Paragraph Rule is set to "Text Color". Then on the pages where I need to override that with White, I simply use a Character Style. When the text turns white due to the character style, the paragraph rule updates to white accordingly. In APub, I see that instead of Paragraph Rules we use Decorations. However there is no way I can see to set the Decoration to inherit the Text Color. This is forcing me to create two sets of Paragraph Styles just to control that single line. Is there a way to make a check box that tells APub to color the decoration according to the text color?
  8. Yesterday I decided to take a dive into AP by updating my company profile in it. While i was able to finish the job but the App has some serious bugs (as expected I guess). The moment I create flowing text, text on the second frame becomes tiny while maintaining it's leading. I tried to manually edit the tiny text on frame two but I doesn't respond. Applying the same text styles to both did not work either! At this point I tried to use page Colums because I wanted side by side text frames but it I could not manage to have spacing between the colums even using the textual ruler. I finally simply divided the text and created two frames manually like you have to do in AD. I remember that is one of the things I did not like in AD last year. Another thing I noticed is that text frames don't always respond to text styles applied to them especially font and font colour. There just seemed to be something being applied to paragraphs that I had not created. All in all though, this is a lovely app I can't to have the final release to add it to my arsenal
  9. I'm working with Beta 162. In a previous beta, I created a Text Style "Body 2" which is setup to configure default text for body of my novels. It took a while to figure them out, but I think I finally got it. The problem comes when I edit an existing Text Style. For example, each time I tweaked "Body 2", a new Text Style appeared: Body 3, Body 4, Body 5, etc. This also happened when I renamed "Body 2" to "Body Novel." At one point, I created a new Text Style "Basic Novel" to use as the basis for "Body Novel." Each time I tweaked "Basic Novel," a new Text Style appeared: Basic 1, Basic 2, Basic 3, etc. It seems to me that a new Text Style should not be created when editing and saving changes to an existing style. I end up having to clean up many spuriously created text styles for nothing.
  10. In a long text document I have a number of different image types I wish to caption. I want to be able to automatically number these — for example: Figure 1. Lorem ipsum. Figure 2. Alice went down. Chart 1. Latin alphabet. Chart 2. Characters in Alice. Map 1. Holy Roman Empire. Map 2. The rabbit hole. Question 1.) I am trying to create named text styles for these: Font, size, style, automatic numbers (presumably based on whether I name my style Figure Title, Chart Title, Map Title), etc. How do I get the word "Figure" or "Chart" or "Map" to appear before the automatic number? It seems no matter what I do, the sequence is: 1. Figure. ; 1. Chart. ; etc.. I do not see where or how to add an automatic field with the necessary label before an auto number, then to be followed by individual identifying text in each caption title, terminated by a period. I would usually be adding longer explanatory text after the period, but in a different style such as Caption Body. That is, my actual caption (title + body) might be: Map 2. The rabbit hole. Map and cross-section showing the various locations Alice entered, including citations for actual chapters in Carroll's book. Question 2.) If I am able to create these styles, then what is the procedure to create a "List of Figures", "List of Charts", "List of Maps" — with page numbers — (in addition to my TOC created by Heading styles) at the beginning of my long document? I would presume this might be in the TOC creation panel, based on searching for the 3 text styles I created when adding the image titles. The longer explanatory text, being in a different style (Caption Body), should not appear in these lists of image titles. I have not found this addressed in the manual. I think my answer is already in there, but I do not see where/how. I need help with some sort of step-by-step process; I am clearly missing something. Thanks for this very interesting program.
  11. Going through the tutorials up to linked Text Frames, believe there are a number of stability issues. 1) Ghost Frames Having set up the Text Frames for Heading and Body Text, there are ghost versions on 'canvas' adjacent to page 1 (ghostFrames) 2) Duplicated Frames. Even though I have NOT deliberately applied the MasterPage style, all the pages have it applied. If I remove an object from one page, all objects go.(duplicatedFrames) 3) Very buggy text Styles. When trying to either save or apply Text Styles, they are not saved and/or applied reliably (textStyles) And (textStyles2) 4) Similar problem with the Body format being picked up. When I changed the font colour in the Text Frames (body) they did not automatically update and even though I had changed the Body color using the Text Style "Update Paragraph", selecting this did not change the font color in the first Text Frame... None of this happens in The Mac version which I am also playing with side-by-side.
  12. If to select several paragraphs with paragraph style applied to them and there is no word with local formatting in the beginning of the very first selected paragraph but all the words with local formatting are just inside paragraphs, the “Reset Formatting” button is grayed out and there is no “legal” way to remove text local overrides. The way around: you have to intentionally make the very first word of the very first paragraph something like bold or italic then after this the “Reset Formatting” button is active.
  13. Sorry, but this whole Text style thing is somehow stil difficult to me.. Following problem. I had to copy some chinese text and english text from an indesign document to my publisher document to see if i could reproduce it and make styles of it.. First i had to install "SimHei" as a font, which was missing in indesign . Well that seemed to work.. I made textframes in publisher, copied the text from Indesign to publisher and made a new paragraph style from it.. than i try to make my headlines bold.. which worked fine so far, but when i tried to resave my headline style, the Chinese text is killed and i only get some squares.. hmmm.. So what do i missunderstand here.. is this a limitation of SimHei, or do i make something else wrong ? Ill put the screenshots..
  14. When using multiple decorations for a style you can not access the second decoration from the pull down menu. It is fine when first creating the second decoration but once you save and get out of the style editor and then go back to edit it later you can not access the other decorations.
  15. I have not found (yet) any request (except for one) for other ways how to apply text styles. I Personally use very often Dropper tool or Quick Apply function (InDesign). Of course, that I also use own keyboard shortcuts, but mentioned alternatives are often really useful, super fast and easy. It would be Great to have them...
  16. On the PC version, there is no text-style preview as in the Mac version.
  17. I have created a new document and I'm in the process of setting up the Master pages for the document. I added a text frame under the main body text frame to hold the footer information. A new text style is created named Box. When I go into edit the text styles for that Text Style, I'm unable to click OK to save the changes, or Cancel to leave the box. Nothing happens. I was editing the tab stop properties when I tried to click OK to save my changes. Also note that the + symbol under the box where the tab settings are stored looks odd.
  18. I would like to make the following suggestions for Master Pages: - Create/Setup text styles (Body, Header1,...) on a Master Page so that the pages based on this Master Page use them. - Prefdefine Default Fonts/ Colors on a Master Page. - Apply a Master Page to another Master Page to share common objects/settings (and text styles...). - The possibility to export and import a set of Master Pages including the settings, to use them in another projects. Thank you.
  19. When I have the Text Styles list shown, I was able to select multiple items. I don't think you wanted that. dave
  20. I frequently copy and paste items between Affinity Designer files. When I do that, Affinity Designer helpfully adds these items' Text Styles. There's a catch, though. I end up with superfluous text styles that do the exact same thing (e.g. "Caption", "Caption 1", "Caption 2", "Caption 3", etc.) I'm not sure why identical Text Styles are added in the first place, but it highlights the need for deeper functionality. Ideally, I'd be able to Find and Replace Text Styles (e.g. "Caption 1" --> "Caption"). This would be helpful even without duplicate Text Styles. Without this function, it seems to me that effective maintenance of Text Styles is impossible.
  21. I just had a scenario with nothing selected in my artwork, but two paragraph styles highlighted in the Text Styles palette. Confused what this was supposed to mean, I started clicking around the styles and found that the second of the paragraph styles toggled off when selecting a *character style*. It seemed as though Affinity Designer was confused about whether it was a character or paragraph style.
  22. I'm now an official convert to Affinity Photo and love it. Just cancelled my membership with Adobe for Photoshop, I'm that confident it will definitely do everything I need. I do have one question though, I've invested a chunk of change in photoshop styles over the years and would like to continue to use them. Are there plans to allow the import/usages of the Adobe Styles? That would make it 100% perfect for me. Cheers Dan
  23. Hi guys, Just wanted to report a bug. When using text styles, especially on Artistic Text, AD becomes very laggy, it gets a 2-3 seconds delay for a select object action for example. Thank you, Chris
  24. If you create text style Text > Text Styles > Create Paragraph Style or Text > Text Styles > Create Character Style it brings up a menu window called "Edit Text Styles". It is the same menu, offers the same choices and can be made into Character or Paragraph Styles. All the two Text menu choices (above) do is set the base setting in Edit Text Styles. I think. Considering how mean Serif can be putting menu options in menus (Like a nest command) why lavish so much menu space on text styles? Personally I nest layers far more often than I create text styles.
  25. Hi & happy 2017! -When opening a new document the font family of "body" text style is set to Arial while its based on "base". Shouldn't this be set to "no change"? -How can you set the "Body" paragraph spacing to "no change"? Basing its spacing on the "Base" style.
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