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I am attempting to create some custom tab measurements in a document. I found this great tutorial: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/publisher/desktop/video/337313448/ 

However, My "Frame Text Ruler" is completely MIA?!? I have it selected to appear (screen cap included), however all I see is the little "fi" typography button... nothing more to the right.

Running: Mac OS Catalina Vers. 10.15.2, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

I did discover that I can add/adjust tabs in the Paragraph panel under "Tab Stops." However, the functionality of the ruler would be awesome. 

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You have Art Text selected, the Text Ruler only works on Frame Text


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Ahhhhh, I see now. Thank you! The video made it a little confusing as it showed text much like I already had text. It just showed highlighting the text and selecting "frame text tool." Which is what I did... but, when I try to create a new text box with "frame text tool" selected, then I see the ruler. I must have created the original text with "art text" selected. :) 

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Text Ruler is missing for me.. have read all the user comments,, tried all the suggestions - ZERO Success

Really am reconsidering Afiinity Products - How can I set out paragraph text without this basic tool

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Does not even show up in the Views Menu!

UPDATE - did a windows Repair and still no TEXT RULER

Turned off my external monitor and still no TEXT RULER

 

Edited by gary danang
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“Rulers” does not include the Text Ruler, that’s handled differently.
Also, the Text Ruler is only available in Publisher because it’s only for Text Frames – your screen-grab looks like it is from Designer.

Edited by GarryP
Made a mistake.

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2 hours ago, GarryP said:

Also, the Text Ruler is only available in Publisher because it’s only for Text Frames

<pedantic>
Both Designer and Publisher have Frame Text, and Frame Text occurs within a Text Frame.

However, Publisher has additional capabilities for its Text Frames, with one of those new capabilities being the Text Ruler :)
</pedantic>


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Oops, yeah, sorry, I was in a rush.
I’ve fixed the post above.
If we could get a full-screen screen-grab it might be easier to see what’s going on but I’m fairly sure that the application isn’t Publisher; e.g. there’s no “Show Text Flow” or “Preview Mode” items in the menu either.

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