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A new bug in 1.8.2

When I open three files to edit at the same time, every time I press a key on the keyboard the action takes place but Publisher immediately jumps back to the first file I started editing.

Any body know if this is a bug or a setting thing?

 

 

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On 3/20/2020 at 1:29 PM, StuartJB said:

A new bug in 1.8.2

When I open three files to edit at the same time, every time I press a key on the keyboard the action takes place but Publisher immediately jumps back to the first file I started editing.

Any body know if this is a bug or a setting thing?

 

 

Are you on Windows?  If so, I cannot help you.   I just tried this with three separate single-page documents created with Publisher, and did not have this problem.  I used FILE>OPEN and selected all three documents at the same time.  They all three came into Publisher and I checked each document to see whether I could use the Text Frame Tool and change something in one file without disturbing the others.   Does your Context Toolbar look like the attached?  (except, of course, for the name of the files).  

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21.5 iMAC Retina 4K display. MacOS Sierra v. 10.12.6 (which I am not changing).  3.1 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz.  Memory 8 GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3.  1TB Fusion Drive.  Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 1536 MB.   iPad Pro 12.9, iOS v. 12.3.1, Apple Pencil.  Affinity Publisher 1.8.3, Affinity Photo 1.8.3, Affinity Designer 1.8.3 

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Hi,

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums 

I'm not seeing this at the moment? Does it matter what button you press? Any chance of a short video demonstrating the issue?


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Well that's interesting. I'm using three templates that need pretty much identical content, so open all three files, fill in one text box and them cut and paste to the next box.  I have all three documents open in different windows.  Whichever way I open the files as soon as I hit any key on the keyboard the character is entered in the text box and then Publishers jumps to last document that was opened.  It's really irritating. 

However, if I do as you suggest and have the documents open in the same window, publisher doesn't jump around.  It's a different way of working, but at least I can type in all three documents.

Many thanks for your help.

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Thank you.  I was in the middle of trying to sort out a screen recording but I'll give it a miss if you on to it.  

Thanks for the great software.

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Dear Affinity,

 

This is now driving me mad.  I am so close to dropping this software and going back to InDesign.  Yes, I know that will cost me £25pm, but it's worth every penny if you can't fix this b*****d bug.  After an eight hour shift with it flipping between windows whenever I press a fecking key I swear it's going to be uninstalled by the end of the week.

Yours in utter frustration,

 

Stuart Bingham.

AAAGGHHHHHHHHHHH.......

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Hi StuartJB,
I'm sorry for the inconvenience this is causing you. This issue should be fixed in the next Customer Beta (no eta, sorry) - it's already fixed internally. Meanwhile if you work with a single document at a time or go to menu Window > Merge All Windows Affinity should behave as expected/correctly.

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