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I have a text frame in Publisher and have placed a vector graphic from Designer. The graphic is smaller than the artboard in Designer.

I've used Publisher's Vector Crop tool to reduce the size of the box the graphic is in.

In Publisher, when I apply a text wrap to the placed graphic, the text wrap is applied to the artboard from Designer, not the size of the art box in Publisher. The enclosed screen shots show the issue.

Can a text wrap not apply to the cropped box instead of the artboard?

Thanks.

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57 minutes ago, StewartTower said:

Can a text wrap not apply to the cropped box instead of the artboard?

Choose the "Crop Box" to apply the Texxt wrap to, not the original image.

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2 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

Choose the "Crop Box" to apply the Texxt wrap to, not the original image.

Did this behaviour change between V1 and V2? – In V1 I need to assign text wrap to the placed document, …

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but not to its masking layer:

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1 hour ago, thomaso said:

Did this behaviour change between V1 and V2? – In V1 I need to assign text wrap to the placed document, …

As I understand this is an expected change, as I don't believe V1 correctly interpreted the contents of all placed documents for text wrapping and therefore the base bounding box (in this case, the vector rectangle crop) was used.

In V2, the app better interprets the contents of the document and instead uses this (in OPs case, the size of the Artboard) for the default Text Wrap outline, regardless of whether the placed file is then cropped with the 'parent' file. :)

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9 minutes ago, Dan C said:

As I understand this is an expected change

Thanks for the info about the precision improvement. The change is interesting because the option to assign text wrap to the masking object existed in V1 already – though then the text wrap may confuse if the masking layer gets set to invisible, then one might expect text wrap would "automatically" apply to the unmasked object.

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Hi All, 
I don't have exactly the same issue as above (or don't think so anyway) but there's plenty of experts here, so I figured this is a good spot to post. 

So, in Publisher 1 I was able to utilize text wrapping and I don't remember having any difficulty to figure it out. I just imported a file from Publisher 1 into Publisher 2.3, in addition to whacking-out the text, the text wrap disappeared and I can't apply it again. I replaced the image but that
didn't do it. Text frame setting Ignore Text Wraps is not set.

What puzzles me is there doesn't seem to be a button like "Set Wrapping Now" or something that clearly activates it, only a wrap configuration setting. 

Really, I'm not using Publisher much, I use Designer more often but I don't see that text wrapping is a feature in Designer -- is that correct? I see in the help file Text on a path but nothing specifically about wrapping a text frame around an object. 

Thanks for any suggestions! 

Kevin

 

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Sorry to hear you're having trouble @Kevin B!

1 hour ago, Kevin B said:

I just imported a file from Publisher 1 into Publisher 2.3, in addition to whacking-out the text, the text wrap disappeared and I can't apply it again.

Are you able to attach a copy of this document here for me please?

As far as I understand it, the general behaviour has not changed between V1 and V2 for Text Wrapping, you can find out more about enabling this feature here -

https://affinity.help/publisher2/English.lproj/index.html?page=pages/Text/wrapText.html?title=Text wrapping

1 hour ago, Kevin B said:

Really, I'm not using Publisher much, I use Designer more often but I don't see that text wrapping is a feature in Designer -- is that correct?

That's correct, currently Text Wrapping is a feature of Affinity Publisher only, our apologies.

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Hi Dan, 

Thanks very much for your quick reply and yes that solved it -- silly me, I didn't even see the Wrapping icons on the tool bar, I went straight up to the Text menu and also the Text Frame panel. Staring me in the face was the "Wrap Now" command on the toolbar!🤣 Your quick support is much appreciated, as always! 

Well, hopefully Designer will have this cool feature one day, not essential but would spice up my work there with boring manuals and datasheets. 

Designer opened a 42MB .dwg file with 12 billion+ elements in it (more or less!) and it went pretty quickly, and on a not-new portable computer as well.  Exported a perfect .pdf file in a flash, so I'm very happy with this new feature of .dwg import. 

As for exporting to .dwg/.dxf as many are asking for, personally I don't need it -- they give me .dwgs to morph into something else and none of them will re-enter the CAD workflow. I don't really want Designer to morph into a CAD program with all that extra cost and complication, or, perhaps only as an optional paid side-version. 

On the other hand, .html export would be very handy to a good number of us, but you know that already! I wish that I could export an .svg file (from a drawing file) already packaged inside of an .html file, and with that crazy viewbox setting already sorted-out . . . . maybe in a future release. 

Thanks & Regards, Kevin

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No problem at all, I'm glad to hear this helped!

4 hours ago, Kevin B said:

Well, hopefully Designer will have this cool feature one day, not essential but would spice up my work there with boring manuals and datasheets. 

In the meantime, if you have a document in designer that you want to apply Text Wrapping to, you can use File > Edit in Publisher... which will transfer the document from Designer to Publisher, where you can apply your text wrapping and then use File > Edit in Designer to return the document, as required.

Many thanks for your kind feedback - I'll be sure to pass this through to our team here as we're always looking for ways to continue to update and improve the Affinity suite :)

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