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Not Able to Click on page in Publisher

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I am trying to use the free trial of publisher on Windows. However, I keep running into a problem. Everything will be going well, and then suddenly I am unable to click on any of my pages. Most recently, I could not click on the page to make a text box, so I had to click outside of the page to do so. Then I could not move the box once it was on the page. I also could not type in the box either. I am also unable to use the keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and out. And when I click on something from the side bar it becomes selected, but the cursor does not change and I cannot do anything with it.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums.

That sounds very strange, and I don't recall seeing any other reports like that.

What OS do you run?

Are you using a mouse or a tablet? If you're using a tablet, what kind? And can you try with a mouse, instead?

Have you tried restarting your system?

-- Walt

Desktop:  Windows 11 Home, version 21H2 (22000.613) 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 
Laptop:  Windows 10 Home, version 21H2 (19044.1706) 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
        Affinity Photo 1.10.5 (.1342) and 2.0.0 / Affinity Designer 1.10.5 (.1342)  and 2.0.0 / Affinity Publisher 1.10.5 (.1342)  and 2.0.0
iPad Pro M1, 12.9", iPadOS 16.1, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard

      Affinity Photo 1.10.5 (.280) and 2.0.2 / Affinity Designer 1.10.5 (.21) and 2.0.2 / Affinity Publisher 2.0.2

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Thank you. I will try those solutions and report back. I agree that it is very strange. I’ll start by restarting and then I’ll try a mouse if I have to.

Also I’m 99.5% sure my OS is Windows 11.

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10 hours ago, Marzipan said:

Everything will be going well, and then suddenly I am unable to click on any of my pages.

How & where specifically are you trying to do this (like in the Pages panel or somewhere else)? Which tool is selected when you try?

Affinity Photo 1.10.5, Affinity Designer 1.10.5, Affinity Publisher 1.10.5;  2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer 1.10.5 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 15.7

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