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Crash when trying to edit a TOC-related text style

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Recipe:

  1. Create a new file.
  2. Create a text frame on a document page.
  3. Use Text > Table of Contents > Insert Table of Contents
  4. Go to the Text Styles studio panel
  5. Double-click on TOC 1: Entry or TOC 1: Number to edit that style.

Result: Publisher crashes. This is repeatable.

Note: It does not matter if you actually have any entries in the TOC or not. If you do have entries, then double-clicking on, e.g. TOC 1: Heading 1 will also cause the crash.

This does not happen in 1.7.3.481.

I think that at least one crash report was submitted automatically (email address same as for this forum account) as I had to allow crashpadhandler.exe to get through my firewall. But if not, I can upload one.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.502 Beta

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9 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Recipe:

  1. Create a new file.
  2. Create a text frame on a document page.
  3. Use Text > Table of Contents > Insert Table of Contents
  4. Go to the Text Styles studio panel
  5. Double-click on TOC 1: Entry or TOC 1: Number to edit that style.

Result: Publisher crashes. This is repeatable.

Note: It does not matter if you actually have any entries in the TOC or not. If you do have entries, then double-clicking on, e.g. TOC 1: Heading 1 will also cause the crash.

This does not happen in 1.7.3.481.

I think that at least one crash report was submitted automatically (email address same as for this forum account) as I had to allow crashpadhandler.exe to get through my firewall. But if not, I can upload one.

I think I came across the same bug when testing a fellow forumster's example file (before I read your post):

So basically this is just a confirmation of your finding.

d.


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I experience crash when trying to edit any table related style (the style does not need to be related to table of contents).

UDPATE: I am not sure whether the style in question was initially based on table style (e.g. Table Body, etc.), but now that I tested this with a new document, table styles can be edited without the app being crashed (so the error is experienced with a document that was initially created with the release version).

Also, in the document where the crash always happens, I can edit all other styles (both paragraph and character styles), but not this one style, which I think was initially names Table Body. The style is used in table that is located on the master page and then applied on regular pages so that the table is copied on these pages. The table on the master page does not itself have any text but the table has this style associated to it so that when accessed from regular pages, the correct paragraph style is automatically used.

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1 hour ago, Lagarto said:

so the error is experienced with a document that was initially created with the release version

Thanks, Lagarto.

My initial issue was also with a file created in the retail version, but my recreations were with files created in 1.8.0.499.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.502 Beta

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3 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

My initial issue was also with a file created in the retail version, but my recreations were with files created in 1.8.0.499.

Ok, thanks. I opened the affected file (original version) in the release version and do not experience any issues with editing the style there so it does not appear that there is anything special with the style. I wonder if there is any means to check whether a style was initially a table-based paragraph style?

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We have made improvements/fixes to this area of the program in the latest Affinity Publisher beta. If you would like to try these changes the beta software is available in the forum posts listed below. Once Affinity Publisher has been through a full beta process the change will be released in a future free 1.8.0 update to all customers.

The 1.8.0 builds are in links at the top of these forum posts


Patrick Connor
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12 hours ago, Patrick Connor said:

We have made improvements/fixes to this area of the program in the latest Affinity Publisher beta.

I tried again with the sample file from this post (just a short test, though)

In the last beta APub crashed immediately when double clicking on TOC1 text style. In this latest beta this works as expected. Thanks.

d.


Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 (beta 1.8.0.486)   |   Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 (beta 1.8.0.486)   |   Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 (beta 1.8.0.502)
Affinity Designer for iPad 1.7.0.7   |   Affinity Photo for iPad 1.6.8.77

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iPad pro 9.7" + Apple Pencil

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