In PathFinder 8, THERE IS NO SHOW SIDEBAR MENU ITEM in the View Menu. So if you want to hide the sidebar then show it again you have to go through very CLUNKY STEPS:
A) Go to the Window menu.
B) Select Modules
C) You may have to scroll around the Modules window a bit - wasting your time.
D) Find and select the Sidebar module
E) Drag the Sidebar module to the sidebar location of the window.
F) Click the ratched icon of the Sidebar to popup the Sidebar Preferences
G) **Click on popup menu button at the bottom of the Sidebar Preferences
H) Select the custom sidebar you want to reset the sidebar contents.
This use to be a one step process of selecting Show Sidebar in the View Menu.
Yes, Cocoatech has made mistakes in the new version of PathFinder
But it would be unfair to link it to making a living.
Programmers always come up with new updated versions to make a living. Otherwise, they wouldn't be able to develop new versions in the first place.
Obviously, some developers force their users to obtain a subscription to their software. So the customers then would always be paying the developers. With that scenario, you couldn't accuse Cocotech of making a new version to make money since you would be paying them at all times anyway.
So don't tempt them. Have patience that they will correct some of their mistakes.
I've been a PF user since V6 at least - and it was my pestering that helped lead to the implementation of the auto resize feature.
I wasn't able to beta test v8 this time due to time constraints but after installing v8 on one of my computers, I cannot continue with it, I will be reverting to v7.
I'm not sure of what's going on behind the scenes but whatever happened to PF will need to be fixed. There are a lot of long time users who depend on specific features and usability of PF and we cannot work like this. We use PF because we do not like Apple adding unnecessary features and removing vital ones.
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on 03 Jun, 2018 07:09 PM.
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on 13 Jun, 2018 08:22 PM
Because I use different versions of InDesign, I need to be able to drag documents onto their relevant processes icon. This worked in Pathfinder 7, but doesn't in Pathfinder 8, which makes it unusable for me.