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I'm not sure if one of the other Text Style bug reports already covers this for version 1.70.206:

Sometimes the "Artistic Text Tool" writes only non-visible text.

I use no Style, just normal text. What I write shows up in the layer panel as a new layer and on the canvas I can see the rectangle, but the text is not printed.

I can save the document, close the app, open it again, load the document again. Then I see for a few seconds the text layers until they disappear.

I'm not sure how to reproduce this. For now it seems to happen random.

Sorry if this is a dublicate.


Windows 10 Pro x64 (1809). Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz, 16 GB memory, NVidia GTX 780
Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.221

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I don't recall seeing that one.

If you have a situation where you can save the file, close Publisher, re-open the file and it happens again, then it would help for you to provide that .afpub file so others can try to reproduce what you're seeing.

If it's something that you can't share publicly one of the Serif staff can provide a private upload link.


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Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta       / Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta    / Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.293 Beta

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I just figured out that I can also drag the rectangle to some distance to make the font appear.


Windows 10 Pro x64 (1809). Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz, 16 GB memory, NVidia GTX 780
Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.221

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I had a similar problem in Designer recently. It was solved by pressing the "Revert Defaults" button. Maybe I'd done something to make the text transparent.

On 12/15/2018 at 7:04 PM, Steps said:

Sometimes the "Artistic Text Tool" writes only non-visible text.

I use no Style, just normal text. What I write shows up in the layer panel as a new layer and on the canvas I can see the rectangle, but the text is not printed.

 


Windows 7 Pro, I5 3.3G PC 16G RAM

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Yes, it's really hard to preproduce it.
On a new clean document using the same font I wasn't able to do it.

After reverting to defaults it seems not to happen anymore (did not test for long).

I tried to remove some pages and images from the document,
but as soon as I delete pages or enough images the bug does not appear anymore.

Also I have to correct my statement above:
Most of the time the broken text layer gets already sorted out during saving.
It was just one case that it was still there after reloading.

Maybe it has to do something with the documents over-all size. I'm not sure.
My document has 10 pages with about 6 to 8 images on it.

I'm sorry, but right now not willing to share the document.
It's a personal photobook.

I hope somebody else who can actually share a document
encouters this bug or finds out what exactly causes it.


Windows 10 Pro x64 (1809). Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz, 16 GB memory, NVidia GTX 780
Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.221

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@JFisher Since I encountered crashing issues I created a copy of my project to demonstrate the problems.

As the other topic has a focus on the crashes I uploaded the same file to your request link as it also demonstrates the invisible text problem.

The file contains the TrueType font I'm using in the document. Maybe it has something to do with that.

Sometimes I can set 20 texts without problems and then there comes an invisible one.

I hope you can reproduce it with my file.


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@JFisher Did you have any luck so far reproducing the problem with the file I provided?


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Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.221

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