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Affinity Publisher 1.8: cursor can be pushed outside a text frame

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1. Draw a text frame with the Frame Text tool.
2. Type some text into the frame. Make it short enough not to force the line to wrap.
3. With the cursor to the right of the right-most character, press and hold the space bar to insert multiple spaces.

Result: Eventually the cursor advances past the right edge of the text frame and keeps heading to the right—until you type a non-space character. Then the line wraps. Not that anyone would likely do this as part of creating a document...but it does seem anomalous. : )

(Hoping the screen-shot upload works this time.)

 

Edited by MikeA
Attempting to add screen shot—trying PNG file this time.

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This has always been the case with Affinity text frames.

It seems to be "by design" that whitespace is ignored, and only visible characters are wrapped.


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1 hour ago, Aammppaa said:

It seems to be "by design" that whitespace is ignored, and only visible characters are wrapped.

I'm pondering that now: If that is the intention, what is the benefit?


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Unfortunately, my screen shot upload failed again. I've emailed it to the company in hopes they can add it manually. But it sounds as if it's a known issue.

I would echo Michail's question: what is the benefit? I wouldn't call it a deal-breaker...just something of an oddity. At the very least it demonstrates that you've made an odd mistake—say, the family cat walked across the keyboard and paused momentarily on the space bar when you weren't looking.


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If this problem with uploading screen shots persists, is there some other way to include a JPEG or PNG file as an attachment to a post here? The "Insert other media" command refers to "insert existing attachment"—how does one upload a file from the local machine so that it becomes an "existing attachment"? (Sorry about the newbie question.)


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Here you go
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Not really. There's nothing to make a mark to test against the wrap shape of the frame is my best guess. I suspect it stops false positives on overflow. Also alignment is done on marking text so the spaces need to be "lost" somewhere.


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Thanks, haakoo, for the animated GIF. I really need to figure out why my screen-shot uploads aren't working here.


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5 hours ago, MikeA said:

I really need to figure out why my screen-shot uploads aren't working here.

If you are getting an "error code" 7

It's a problem with the forum not you. Many people are affected.

It's currently being investigated


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1 hour ago, carl123 said:

If you are getting an "error code" 7

It's a problem with the forum not you. Many people are affected.

It's currently being investigated

There's no error message. The 'select a file' dialog box appears, I select the JPEG in question and hit Enter. Thereafter: nothing. Not that I like bugs, but I'm glad it isn't just at my end. : ) Thanks.


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9 hours ago, MikeW said:

But Serif is consistent.

 

There's more "plus" in "affinity" than we think :35_thinking:!?


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