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The further I get into the is project the more issues appear.

My book is in three sections.  All text, no graphics. The first is about 20 pages and is all single column type. I opted to control the type using paragraphs to save the grid manager for the second section.

The second section will be about 350 pages, has 3 (unequal) text columns on the left hand page that mirrors 3 text columns on the right, using gridlines so entries line up across the 6 columns.  Of course, turning on the gridlines screwed up the first section. I can turn off the grid in each text box, no big deal, but then if I make any changes to the text the program crashes, if not when I am editing then when I go to File - save. So I am not able to save the changes. 

The third section will have primarily two columns per page and I was not going to use the grid manger for it.

Looking ahead, and seeing these problems developing, I was wondering if I should be doing three different books and then merge them to produce one pdf file (for Ingram) when they are all done. Have seen that is an option but do not know how practical it would be.

Any suggestions?

I am also going to roll back the latest update to see if that brought on the crashing..

Thank you.

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18 hours ago, Dan Stalker said:

I opted to control the type using paragraphs to save the grid manager for the second section.

I am really confused here, when you say Grid Manager do you mean this:

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If yes then I do not see how it can screw up the first section.

Are you using Master Pages? One for One Column Text Frames (Text Frame or as you say Text Box), a second for Two Column Text Frames and a third for Three Column Text Frames.

Are you wanting the text in each of the columns to line up horizontally line by line or have Paragraphs start at the same relative location across the two or three pages?

 

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 11.7.1 
Affinity Designer 2.0.0 | Affinity Photo 2.0.0 | Affinity Publisher 2.0.0 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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I meant the Baseline Grid.  Adding the 10-pt gridlines  double-spaced all the text in the first section (it is 12 pt and the second section is 9.5 pt text).

I did not define columns in the Masters. I used guides on the facing pages so could set up single-column text boxes in the first section. 

In the second section the master pages have the column headings and page number test frames, and the guides . I set up the six facing columns on the first page and then duplicate it and add text. Unclear about setting up text frames on a master, that would be better but was unsure from the documentation. Also use 10 pt gridlines on second section so can line up text across all six columns. Not necessary on first section. Have not gotten to third section yet.

Now when try to set the first-section text boxes to "ignore baseline grid", by clicking on a two-page spread and choosing "ignore baseline grid" on the text frame box for each frame, and then save, the system crashes and nothing is saved.  

If I am doing this back-asswards I could see how the program would get confused and crash. 

It also crashes if I try to edit the text already in a text fame and save it.

Am unsure about the grid and snapping axis, since this is just text, no photos or graphics.

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3 hours ago, Dan Stalker said:

Uninstalled 1.91 and installed 1.90, still same problem with the crashing.  Not too late to start over if this file is beyond help.

The Gospels Unified.afpub 547.51 kB · 1 download

It is something in your Saved with History. If you turn that off you can save it again.

File > Save with history uncheck that and do a save as....

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 11.7.1 
Affinity Designer 2.0.0 | Affinity Photo 2.0.0 | Affinity Publisher 2.0.0 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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Thank you, Old Bruce, for taking the time to help me. This fix worked. Was able to set all the first section to ignore the baseline grid, and fixed the text frames to fit within the guides. Whew!

Also set up the text frames on the Master for the second section, since that format will not vary throughout, and moved the existing pages to new pages using that format. his morning finally began adding new content.

The third section will vary between one and two-columns, so will need new Masters that allow both, when the time comes.

Thanks again - Dan. 

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