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Publisher: Highlighting text in Workspace Problem

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Not sure I'm posting this in the right place as I don't think it's a bug. That said, I often edit and format text in the workspace/pasteboard area (still transitioning from InDesign & QuarkXpress so the terminology as applies to Publisher may be incorrect). When the zoom factor is above 150% and I try highlighting text ahead of editing, the highlight is not displaying (the text or character I'm attempting to edit is not highlighted). When I zoom out to below 150% I can see the highlighting. I often work at 200%-400% percent when working on text. If the text frame is on a document page itself there's no problem with the highlighting being visible at any percentage. Not sure if it's a setting I'm missing in the preferences in regards to the workspace/pasteboard issue. Not sure if it's a bug.

I'm working on a MacBook Pro running Moajave 10.14.6 and Publisher 1.7.3

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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There was a bug reported previously for either Publisher or Designer (I'm not sure which) where the highlighting for text in the pasteboard will not show up unless part of the page or artboard is visible. There's nothing you can do about that, as far as I know.


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As @walt.farrell suggests we are aware of an issue where text highlights can't be seen on the pasteboard area when the Artboard or Page isn't also in view. This has been logged and passed over to the developers to look into further.

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Thanks Walt and Lee for clarifying. Sorry to have brought up an issue already in the pipe. I couldn't find anything in the forums after searching for quite a bit of time so. . .

It's a minor problem but I just wanted to be sure that it wasn't me screwing up some setting.

Thanks again and up and forward with Affinity.

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Mike,

Working towards it. I create layouts for a small monthly entertainment magazine and I've done about a dozen spreads for that using Publisher. A few stumbling blocks in regards to the layout (sense memory and familiarity with QuarkXpress and InDesign) and finding what I need. That said, I've had no problem creating print PDFs and there's been no problem with the printing. I'm working on creating a 100 page master template for the magazine and that's progressing quite well. I haven't come across anything that has hampered me or forced some sort of compromise. In fact, using the personas and jumping in and out of Publisher to Photo and Designer, for me, has been seamless.

I'll certainly post the progress, but if the work so far is an indicator, I'll be using Publisher as my de-facto layout program.

-Danny

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