Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I feature that would be a great option is to have the option of a no line break before or after a paragraph. With a "no line break" option turn on for a paragraph, hitting the return key would not place the paragraph below the previous one but would keep it on the same line even though its a new paragraph. Adding space before to this paragraph would allow its position to be change on the page. We could then have one line with two different paragraph that can be styled differently.

Paragraph one ns this example would have "no line break after" turned on.        Paragraph two would have "no line break before" turned on    This use to be a feature in Ventura Publisher in the 90s

 This is paragraph one   This is paragraph two
                                                 paragraph two continues here
                                                 and here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should be able to get this effect using columns or a table, but without inline/anchored objects right now it will be a bit complex to manage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Either a Text Frame with columns or a Table seems appropriate for that. And neither should require inline/anchored objects, as the Text Frame or Table object should act as a single unit with that kind of arrangement, and it will do so today.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1809, 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz
Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and 1.7.0.258 Beta
Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and 1.7.0.258 Beta
Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.270 Beta

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, orvillem said:

I feature that would be a great option is to have the option of a no line break before or after a paragraph. With a "no line break" option turn on for a paragraph, hitting the return key would not place the paragraph below the previous one but would keep it on the same line even though its a new paragraph. Adding space before to this paragraph would allow its position to be change on the page. We could then have one line with two different paragraph that can be styled differently.

Paragraph one ns this example would have "no line break after" turned on.        Paragraph two would have "no line break before" turned on    This use to be a feature in Ventura Publisher in the 90s

 This is paragraph one   This is paragraph two
                                                 paragraph two continues here
                                                 and here.

I would appreciate the capability too.

It was a feature in every version of VP, from the 1980s until the end of VP in the 2000s. I used the side-by-side paragraphs in every technical publication (from marketing brochures to manuals) and sometimes in other publication types.

Tables are an inelegant means to the same appearance. Using tables is also a performance hit to the application.

It cannot be controlled easily or at all using columns without a split column feature. That too is a performance hit.


My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×