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Please Affinity, add an option in Publisher, something like the "primary text frame" in InDesign.

Its a great feature, so i will love to see it in Publisher :) 

Thanks.

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What does it do?


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1 minute ago, walt.farrell said:

What does it do?

If memory serves correctly it makes a text frame the size of the margins on each page, already linked.


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Feature requests will work better if you don't bundle them like this, but create separate topics for unrelated requests. It makes tracking them easier for Serif.


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You can have similar effect by creating linked text frames on a master page (if you have facing pages, create frames on both pages and link them in the order you wish).

Then select the master-page defined text frame and place text contents in it, add a page or two, and shift-click the flow arrow of the frame showing overflowing text. The text is automatically flown between the frames, and new pages are created as needed.

Creating text frames on separate layers allows you to simulate InDesign global layers.

To edit master page content on a regular page using the master (e.g. to adjust size of a single text frame) you can edit the page contents detached from the master page and then accept the changes to have the contents locked again.

This is different than auto-creating and linking text frames using a text frame placed directly on a regular page: these kinds of frames are directly editable similarly as in InDesign, while text frames placed on the master layer CAN be edited if wished in page-to-page context (by temporarily detaching them) but can then be kept locked. similarly as primary text frames.

I am not sure if the current version of InDesign allows multiple primary text frames, e.g. so that you can have a wider inner column in a facing-page layout, and a narrow outer column, and auto-flow text independently in each column across the pages using that master page, but you can easily do such thing with APub master page text frames. But the features are different and InDesign primary text frames may well have unique properties that are useful in other tasks.

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On the topic of a "primary text frame", just a comment that QuarkXPress has a similar feature (they call it an "automatic text box").

On the topic of spanning text across columns, there are already other threads requesting this.

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