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I produce paper-based newsletters, articles and talks which I need to repost to other applications and web pages. I have done this for a long time using Adobe InDesign with very few problems. I also very occasionally want to republish a document in InDesign, mainly if a printer won't accept a PDF or an APUB file. Most of these files would be of 1500 - 3000 words.

Because other programs handle the relationship between text and graphics very differently, I think it would be accepted that any graphics to transfer into a new application will need to be placed manually.

The way Affinity Publisher creates paragraph breaks is a considerable nuisance when repurposing any document of more than a couple of hundred words. Many applications ignore the paragraph break (LF/CR) symbol entirely, so that 3000 words are turned into one long paragraph, or the symbol is read as a non-searchable "graphic" as shown: 
. Either way, the only export solution is a lengthy re-edit of the exported file. It is quite a nuisance!

The solutions seem to me to be either that a more standard method of creating an LF/CR be adopted in Publisher, or that some exporting filter be created, perhaps as a plug-in, which will detect the Publisher symbol and replace it with a standard LF/CR character within a text or RTF file. 


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The way that paragraph breaks are (not) pasted into other applications surprised me just a couple of hours ago. I didn't find a quick workaround yet (like inserting Shift+Return or lines with whitespace; those won't appear when I paste the text). Does anybody have an idea?

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Copy-paste works (almost) as expected from Publisher to Word. Paragraphs behave as like they should. 

What is unexpected is that scandies get translated to ‰ and ˆ. That is good old fashioned encode error. I would think all apps would understand UTF8.

This is with OS X Mojave.


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Copy/paste also works into LibreOffice Writer.


57 minutes ago, Fixx said:


Is that an odd auto-correct problem, or a term I don't know?

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3 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:




Is that an odd auto-correct problem, or a term I don't know?

I always thought it was someone from Scandinavia! :D

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2 hours ago, Peter Green said:

Word/ Writer are the two I rarely use.

I would think that if you want to get large amounts of text out of Publisher you would want to move it to a word processor.

Gotta tell I also tried Libre Office which works perfect, no problems with either paragraph marks nor scandies encoding.

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