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Text insertion bar not visible at beginning of text frame

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When layouting, for example, white text on dark grey background the text cursor (not the mouse i-beam)is nearly invisible at the most left edge of the text frame.

In Indesign it was not ideal either, but at least they offset it by 1 pixel in so the frame-edge gets double width.

 

Also: the selection colour is just an simple overlay-color instead of inverting the selection, as was standard for over twenty years of dtp-software... I'm sure today there are more advanced blending modes possible to highlight an area.

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Hi woefi

When typing or moving the cursor with the arrow keys the bounding box for the text frame does disappear which should help make the carat easier to see. I can see your point with the inverted selection, so this may be something the dev team pick up and incorporate

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Yes you are right, publisher hides the box when moving the cursor, which is nice to have.

However, I made 2 comparison videos to show that Indesign does ONE VERY IMPORTANT TRICK (also in Mac Mail.app, EVEN Safari Browser does it with this Comment-Box as I'm typing)

Every time you change the position, display the cursor (-don't blink!), only when it rests, blink. So when moving several lines up or down, sou immediately see the cursor! Also I get much faster response on my old 2011 MacBookPro than in Publisher which helps a lot.

 

 


  • Production-System: iMac (21,5-inch, Late 2013), 16GB RAM, 2TB nvme-SSD, running on 10.14.5 Mojave;
  • Display Setup: 27" Thunderbolt Display primary + 21,5" iMac-Display secondary for palettes;
  • Keyboard-Layout: German apple extended keyboard (aluminum);

 

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