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Affinity Publisher 2 Text Style question

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slice2.png.b95d7757f89eb79e9d3fded12562d4ac.pngI've attached an image of what I want to achieve as a Test Style. So the only way I can do this so far is with separate text boxes. However, there are quite a few paragraphs and single-sentence instances where I would like to do this. Is there a way to achieve this "format" by creating a Text Style to apply to a paragraph or a single sentence? 

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You can achieve this with a saved Character Style applied to the "First Word".

For easier handling / frequent use it may help to activate the Paragraph Style property "Initial Words". – Unfortunately then some of the interface indicators can mislead, even if only those text is selected that got this paragraph property & character style applied.


macOS 10.14.6 | MacBookPro Retina 15" | Eizo 27" | Affinity V1 only

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6 hours ago, Morgoth said:

I believe that I am trying to achieve something else. I understand how the "First word" property is used. It's more akin to a "bullet list." 

You can do it with Initial Words as thomaso suggested. The advantage is there's only a single style but you have to keep typing the people's names. You can also do it with a Bulleted list but then you need one style per person. Which is better is up to you.

Here are test docs showing the options.

bulleted.afpubinitial words.afpub


Download a free manual for Publisher 2.4 from this forum - expanded 300-page PDF

My system: Affinity 2.4.0 for macOS Sonoma 14.3.1, MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro)

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