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I still managed to encounter a problem today in the Publisher.

I eventually tracked it down to 4 '0' sized image.tif on a page which came in with copying a table from Excel.

The thread on export to PDF crashing gave me the clue to look at Resources, and that is where I saw them, and then had to work out how to copy a formatted table without them appearing.

This turned out to be the difference between 'Advanced Metafile' Pasting which crashes, and 'Metafile' Pasting which did not.

Hope that save someone else the time and gives clues to the coders as to how to avoid it. :7_sweat_smile:

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Do you happen to have the file that was crashing whilst exporting?

It would be useful to see what it copied in from Excel and what it was about the tif that was causing this to happen


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I wondered if you would be interested. This is the Advanced Meta file one - Just try exporting to see the crash. Look at Resources and you will see the 4 '0' image.tif. I think they show up as green dots if anything. It is the table on the 2nd page. Copied as I say from Excel.

Very interested to hear any results. I know I can do a lot more than I have in the file but this is the first time I was trying for real and I rely on others for content. I am looking forward to using it on the final release. I have been using Serif stuff for years and years and...

John

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I wondered if you would be interested. This is the Advanced Meta file one - Just try exporting to see the crash. Look at Resources and you will see the 4 '0' image.tif. I think they show up as green dots if anything. It is the table on the 2nd page. Copied as I say from Excel.

Very interested to hear any results. I know I can do a lot more than I have in the file but this is the first time I was trying for real and I rely on others for content. I am looking forward to using it on the final release. I have been using Serif stuff for years and years and...

John

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Think I have found the source of the problem, neither Affinity nor Excel!!

I had been using a Clipboard and if I closed it, and used the standard windows one no problem - I did it in the last Beta - I see there is new one - but wanted to try it as it was.

So it may be a help to ask if people crash had been doing the same (using an alternative clipboard, that is).

I am now pleased to know I have resolved something so that I do not have the problem again. May have a word with the Clipboard coder if I get the time but more interested in getting geared for the release next week and use in earnest.

Just about to upgrade and will check it again with the non Windows Clipboard and with the Windows one once installed. Unless I make a useful finding I will not report anymore.

Thanks for following up. :) John

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Thanks for the update. Unfortunately, there's not much we can do about 3rd party apps passing wrong data (in your case 0b files) but the app should not crash regardless, so that's what I've logged with our devs. :)

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Still managed to create a crash if I used Advanced Meta paste from standard Windows Clipboard in latest beta 384 - could tell it was going to happen because of 0 kb image.tif so know how to avoid by using Meta data.

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