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Publisher – where's the 'Normal' style?

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When I create a new project in Publisher, where can I find the familiar style 'Normal' from InDesign and QuarkXPress, with which I can set the character / paragraph style for the project.

The styles that exist when creating a new project I don't need. They have to be cleared every project. Can I decide to start only with Normal, the rest I do as I need it?
But the main question is up ;)

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Set up your 'Normal' paragraph style (after deleting the un-needed styles) and with the text selected choose Edit > Defaults > Synchronize From Selection and then choose Edit > Defaults > Save. You should then find that you will only have your defined 'Normal' style in new documents.


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Here's a trick around this:

  1. First, create a new file, & create the parts to form a template.
  2. Save the file "To use as a template later"
  3. When after adding text in this template, choose "Save As"
  4. From "Save As" option, Name the file a different name.

That way you still have the re-usable blank template file that you saved earlier.

Save As Demo.jpg

Save Demo.jpg

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13 minutes ago, mpowell said:

Here's a trick around this:

  1. First, create a new file, & create the parts to form a template.
  2. Save the file "To use as a template later"
  3. When after adding text in this template, choose "Save As"
  4. From "Save As" option, Name the file a different name.

That way you still have the re-usable blank template file that you saved earlier.

Or save the textframe with its style as asset


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With this example, instead, I look at the template that I see in the photo, then I recreate the template using the shapes in Affinity Designer all from scratch for example.

adobe-indesign-screenshot Demo.jpg

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Is there meanwhile a solution in 1.8x? The previous posts are detours, not a solution ;) if you worked with actual DTP apps.
Publishing needs reasonable solutions for character and paragraph styles. This is the most important part of a DTP app. It would be good when developers in programming get help from Graphic designers :)

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13 minutes ago, tersmuse said:

Is there meanwhile a solution in 1.8x? The previous posts are detours, not a solution ;) if you worked with actual DTP apps.
Publishing needs reasonable solutions for character and paragraph styles. This is the most important part of a DTP app. It would be good when developers in programming get help from Graphic designers :)

What are you looking to solve?

There are default text styles setup in Publisher, e.g., Base (from which all other styles inherit by default), Body (which might be what some other applications call Normal), and a bunch of others.

You either use the styles that Publisher has defined, or you make your own. You have been given instructions on how to make your own, and several ways of making them available for new projects by default.

These are not detours, or workarounds. Each application works differently, and part of using a new application is learning how it works, and then either adjusting how you work to suit the application or adjusting the application to how you want to work.


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The answer of a Windows user, detours are a commonplace. Let's leave it at that. The question is answered, Serif does everything differently than others, and you have to start from scratch if you switch.
The Publisher translation is a disaster for prof. designers who know the familiar terms from Ventura, Aldus, Adobe, etc. New / different is not always better. That's my personal opinion. This is not an attack, it's feedback. I will not use Publisher, Designer and Photo I will remain faithful.

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Apple also uses 'Body' as the default styles in Pages. Happy to see Serif following Apple.


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