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Been using PagePlus for 12 years, making the transition, not happy about some things but others are great, proceeding forward. I like to figure things out alone, it helps us "learn how to learn," but I can't figure this one out.....   I publish a newspaper, lots of text boxes. When I copy text from email or a word doc and paste it into an Affinity text box it jumbles an entire document of text into a cluster of words in a few lines. Attached a screen shot-

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There are several things that could give that result. If you could give us a copy of a .afpub document where that has happened we could see the issue and describe it to you without having to guess and list all the possibilities.

Generally, though, you will find a fix by carefully examining the Character and Paragraph studio panels. Serif would probably need the original Word file and information on exactly what you copied to find a cause.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.356), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
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1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

There are several things that could give that result. If you could give us a copy of a .afpub document where that has happened we could see the issue and describe it to you without having to guess and list all the possibilities.

Generally, though, you will find a fix by carefully examining the Character and Paragraph studio panels. Serif would probably need the original Word file and information on exactly what you copied to find a cause.

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Thanks. If you look at the Character studio panel, you will see that in the Positioning and Transform section you have the Leading Override set to 0pt:

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That will cause every line of a paragraph to overlay the previous line. You need to click on the pulldown and set it to Auto, which is the usual and expected default value. It will then appear as something like (12.5pt) with the () around the value signifying it's set automatically.

Perhaps you set that yourself for some reason, or perhaps something you copied from Word had that setting. If this is happening regularly you may need to reset something in the Affinity defaults. To do that, once you've set it to Auto, use Edit > Defaults > Synchronize from Selection which will fix it for that document. After that, to reset it for all new documents, use Edit > Defaults > Save.


-- Walt

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Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.499 Beta

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You're welcome :)


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.356), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.499 Beta

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On 9/25/2019 at 10:06 AM, magicdesign__ said:

paste as plain text should be an option - i am finding that a lot of text boxes some how automatically change settings (like random positioning and transform settings).

Yes, and this can be very annoying.

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