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Assistent for baseline grid doesn't change space


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Hello,

I am trying to build a layout and want to use the assistent for baseline grid. It shows up, changes color and transparency for the lines but I cannot change the space between these horizontal lines.

Besides that I have a problem in building columns in textframes. I only get one column.

Thank you very much for your help!

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums.

I presume you mean the Baseline Grid Manager, as I've shown below. With it, I have no trouble adjusting the grid spacing.

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If that doesn't work for you, it would help if you would create a sample .afpub file where you've tried to change it and failed, and upload that here so we can examine it and see what's happening.

1 hour ago, Claudia_S said:

Besides that I have a problem in building columns in textframes. I only get one column.

You should be able to set the number of columns in either the Context Toolbar or in the Text Frame studio panel.

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or

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If neither of those is working for you, some screenshots or, again, a sample .afpub file would help us see what's happening.

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Hello Walt,

thank you very much for your reply!

Here are the screenshots of the baseline grid manager which doesn't change the horizontal lines (they seem to be fixed on 14 pt even after typing in 32 pt) and the column which cannot be changed to 4 columns. The document is attached, too.

Thank you very much for helping me!

Claudia

baselinegrid_no_change.jpg

columns_no_change.jpg

af_sample.afpub

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Thanks.

Your sample .afpub file has the Baseline Grid set to 14 pt, and the number of columns set to 1. Are you sure you Saved the version with the changed Baseline Grid and with columns set to 4?

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6 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Your sample .afpub file has the Baseline Grid set to 14 pt, and the number of columns set to 1.

And for me both can be changed without problems in the sample file.

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Hello R C - R,

thank you for your answer!

Yes, baseline grid and columns should be easy to change. I can see it in the tutorials by affinity and could read it in their handbook.

But, somehow, on my computer the baseline grid-lines are not moving at all when I set new spaces and the column doesn‘t become more than one column. Both are like fixed and immutable.

Have a nice day.

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