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Hi, I’m working on a document in Affinity Publisher and I have several text boxes that are linked together. I want to break the link between them but keep the text that is already in each box. I don’t want to lose any text or have to copy and paste it manually. Is there a way to do this? I appreciate any advice or tips. Thanks in advance.

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Just now, Backboneslashing said:

I don’t want ... to copy and paste it manually. Is there a way to do this?

No.

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 12.7.2 
Affinity Designer 2.3.1 | Affinity Photo 2.3.1 | Affinity Publisher 2.3.1 | Beta versions as they appear.

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

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22 hours ago, Backboneslashing said:

Hi, I’m working on a document in Affinity Publisher and I have several text boxes that are linked together. I want to break the link between them but keep the text that is already in each box. I don’t want to lose any text or have to copy and paste it manually. Is there a way to do this? I appreciate any advice or tips. Thanks in advance.

There is a workaround which you could try.  It would be cumbersome, but at least possible.  Export your document as a PDF, then use FILE>NEW>OPEN and when you get the PDF Options dialog, be sure to check Group lines of text into text frames.   Your linked text frames will now be unlinked, but you will see the little marks that permit you to relink them.  You can then move each unlinked box around any way you want.  Naturally, it is going to unlink ALL of your text boxes in the document, so it could be a pain in the neck.  

 

Screenshot2023-06-23at11_14_11.png.30566805cfe8e0ae05279219f59f37fa.pngThe document, linked frames above, and the placed PDF with frames unlinked below

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24" iMAC Apple M1 chip, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16 GB unified memory, 1 TB SSD storage, Ventura 13.6.  Photo, Publisher, Designer 1.10.5, and 2.3.
MacBook Pro 13" 2020, Apple M1 chip, 16GB unified memory, 256GB  SSD storage
,  Ventura 13.6.   Publisher, Photo, Designer 1.10.5, and 2.1.1.  
 iPad Pro 12.9 2020 (4th Gen. IOS 16.6.1); Apple pencil.  
Wired and bluetooth mice and keyboards.9_9

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