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Any way to hide the bounding box on a text frame in Publisher for Windows?

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Publisher is pretty great so far, but my layout is covered in blue boxes from text frames. I can hit space to hide them temporarily, but at some points in the workflow I want bounding boxes GONE unless an object is selected. Is there any way to do this? Or at least change the color to something less glaring? I didn't see anything obvious in the View menu or preferences. 

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View > Preview Mode. If that is checked it will get rid of the boxes unless they are selected and only while they are selected.


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Thanks, can't believe I missed that. 

I just realized--part of the problem was at some point during my search, I was in Designer mode, which of course conceals Publisher's menus... StudioLink on top of unfamiliar apps will take some getting used to!

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Preview Mode hides more than just the text frames. If you want to hide ONLY the text frames, choose View > Hide Text Flow.

I don't know WHY this feature is called Text Flow when it's obviously Text FRAMES, but there you go.

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Thanks, Jeremy. Saved my day.

You are right, I dont see the point either, calling the display of box frames "text flow".

Well, Affinity has many things confused. Very unfortunate for us users. In Designer for example, what they call "Layers" really is "Object Groups", and real Layers do not exist. I told them a half year ago and its still wrong.

Thom

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5 hours ago, Thomahawk said:

Well, Affinity has many things confused. Very unfortunate for us users. In Designer for example, what they call "Layers" really is "Object Groups", and real Layers do not exist. I told them a half year ago and its still wrong.

Agreed. And it has been discussed here as well. It's even more of a problem in Publisher, and Serif is aware of it.

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