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Using Text Wrap freezes/crashes Publisher

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EDIT: I have continued to investigate the exact moment of freeze/crash and come to the conclusion this has to do with the Text Wrap tool, and the copy/paste I initially reported. I'll edit the initial text in here to reflect this.

Hi, I'm a new but overall very happy user that has run into a problem or bug.

I have a document in a regular 6 x 9" format of 85 pages, containing text flowing through text frames, using text styles and two master pages. The document is about 4,5 mb large, so it isn't that big of a thing.

When I have a grouped object (a table with two aligned picture frames containing a .png) placed on top of the text frame, and open Text Wrap and select Jump or Square or Tight and then press Close, it freezes and crashes. The only way to get out is to force quit the application.

Initial title was. "Copy/Pasting image frames freezes/crashes Publisher"

When I copy and paste graphic elements (medium res .png images in frames) to be used as table header decorations, Publisher freezes and crashes, either by itself, or by forcing it to. This happens multiple times after one another.

I have tried to restart the Mac, closer other applications and so on. It is a MacBook Pro, 2018 model, 16 GB RAM and fully updated etc.

Hope to get some help! Cheers!

 

/Chris

 

Edited by Svalander
Further investigation

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18 minutes ago, Svalander said:

. When I copy and paste graphic elements (medium res .png images in frames) to be used as table header decorations

Copy from where?


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.5

Affinity Designer 1.7.2 | Affinity Photo 1.7.2 | Affinity Publisher 1.7.2 | Affinity Designer Beta 1.7.2.2 | Affinity Photo Beta 1.7.2.151 | Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.2.458

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Sorry for being unclear. Within the same document. The process goes as follows;

  1. Creating picture frame rectangle
  2. Places image
  3. Copies picture frame
  4. Pastes picture frame
  5. Freeeze/crash

Worth mentioning is the .png file has a transparent alpha channel. Could that be the culprit?

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Now I notice another thing, tied to the same issues, I think.

When I select the two picture frames (one on top of the table in the image, and one beneath it) and the table itself and group them with Ctrl+G, the problem also occurs when I then press the Text wrap option to make the text in the background flow around it.

Screenshot 2019-07-03 at 22.40.50.png

Affinity freezes at that time, and can only be exited through force quit.

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The initial post in this thread has been edited and updated due to further investigation. Publisher still freezes/crashes. Would appreciate all kinds of help!

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Hi @Svalander,

I set up something similar to what you describe but it seems to correctly wrap for me, can you upload the document you are using here and I'll have a go at reproducing it in your document.

Thanks!


Serif Europe Ltd. - www.serif.com

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I have a very similar issue. I open a new document, drop in an svg, click the Edit Text Wrap button and the fans spin up and have to force quit. Possibly stuck in an infinite loop somewhere. CPU maxes out to 100%. I've attached a spin dump to see what's going on.

 

 

Spindump.txt

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@Matt Healey if you get this behaviour in the latest beta with the same file can you upload the file in question to the above dropbox link?

Thanks


Serif Europe Ltd. - www.serif.com

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