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  1. Hey everyone! We use Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher to produce a monthly publication. Use Designer for ad production, and then place the ads in Publisher. I would like to use my iPad Pro for more work with Designer and Photo, but my issue is font syncing. The fonts don't sync with the document to the iPad. I open an ad I want to modify, but the fonts are not there. This makes it impractical to use for this. Am I missing something simple on the font syncing issue? Does anyone have any thoughts or, even better, solutions? Thanks!
  2. Glad you got it solved (apparently). But it seems that this is quite a bit to jump through and could be solved with a simple check box in the style that says "Keep with next." Just sayin'.
  3. Dear Affinity: There has been resistance in the developer community to porting apps to Linux, but now would be a good time. I think with ONE professional content creation company making the move, there would be a flood to the apps and platform.
  4. Honestly, it should make no difference and doesn't when I use Intel machine to Intel machine. All files are mirrored locally to each machine and links maintained. Only when trying to open a APub publication saved on the M1 machine with an Intel-based machine do I get crashes. It is unstable, which means unusable for a production environment. I have to work only on the Intel machines, which makes our M1 machine unviable for the reason it was purchased. However, we do use it, just to a limited extent.
  5. Crash, crash, crash. I now have 1.93 on both the 2017 Intel iMac and the 2020 M1 MacBook Air. Here's the sequence: • Fonts in use are all synced, Adobe CC not open on either machine; • I create/open a file of our publication on the iMac, make a change, save it; • Let it sync via Dropbox to the M1 Air; • Open file on MacBook Air, make a change and save it; • Allow resyncing via Dropbox; • Attempt to re-open on Intel iMac: File will not open. Crash, crash, crash. • Rarely, Designer and/or Photo will crash also. I purchased a loaded M1 MBA just to be able to be mobile when I needed to be to do creation and editing on Affinity Publisher files. It has been 3 months of frustration. The Intel iMac remains our main production machine, but I am not able to sync back and forth with the M1 MBA. If a staff member will email me a new upload link, I will upload our latest file to test. Thank you.
  6. Crash, crash, crash. Updated to 1.9.2 on Intel 2017 iMac and 2020 M1 MacBook Air. If I open a publication on the Air and Save As, then try to open it on the iMac (via Dropbox), the iMac version crashes. Vice versa. I have sent the file with small changes back and forth many times. However, SOMETIMES, the files will open on the other platform! Other times, AP just snaps shut. There is no discernible pattern. If I try to load two AP files on the iMac, a small one and the larger main publication, AP crashes. It is simply not stable. For a while, I thought Adobe fonts were causing the problem. I had CC open on one platform, but not the other. So, I made sure it was open on both. For the next couple of times, the file opened on both platforms. Then, AP started crashing again whenever I tried to open a file saved on the Air to the iMac. We purchased the Air (fully loaded), and waited for months for it to arrive, to be able to do layout work outside the office. However, this is not useable. This program is not stable enough for production work when attempting to edit the same file between Intel and ARM Macs. That's my experience even with 1.9.2. The image below is my constant companion now.
  7. Hi SPaceBar: That you for your attention to this. Caused me great angst. I was able to finish the publication on my 27" Intel iMac (2017, I5, 24gb, AP 1.9). However, even it had crashing problems. On the new M1 (2020, 13" Air, 16gb, AP 1.9.1), I was able to get it to load without crashing one time. It is a 24 page large format, magazine style newspaper, with lots (50+) of different stories and links ads. Plus photos. The ads are in both PDF and native designer. We are out of the office now, but I will send it on Monday, March 8, if that's OK with you.
  8. Thank you. I appreciate the advice. Thankfully I have the file open and working on a slightly older Intel-based iMac. I recently purchased a loaded M1 — waiting for months for it to arrive — to be able to work on projects outside the office, but when I tried to open the project the last few days, boom. Publisher just snaps shut. I am sure I have generated many, many crash reports to Apple 🙂. Anyway, what can you do?
  9. This is TERRIBLE. Updating to 1.9.1 has made Publisher crash on my new M1 Macbook Air (Big Sur 11.2) whenever I try to open a file I started on another computer. Now, when I reinstall 1.8.6, it tells me it can't open the file because it contains elements from a newer version. ARGHHH! I am on deadline. I am sorry, I love Affinity, but I have to say that this is UNACCEPTABLE. If there is one thing a page layout program MUST NOT DO is crash when opening current files. These page layout programs contain so much work and are so deadline-oriented, that the program must be like the Hoover Dam — rock solid and dependable.
  10. M1 MacBook Air, 16gb. Big Sur 11.2 Affinity Publisher 1.9.1 Publisher 1.9 (and 1.9.1) crashes whenever I try to load a 24 page publication file with lots of linked Affinity Designer and PDF files. Magazine style publication with many ads and photos. Terrible problem on a deadline. I hate updates. Please advise.
  11. Thanks for the replies. I did purchase through Serif, thankfully, and was able to download and install a previous version. Was able to open my files again. Whew. Also had an unrelated crash of my main computer, so a cascade of issues. Was trying to open files on an older machine with weak specs. However, it did work with the previous versions of Publisher and works now. Just FYI for anyone trying to open old files with the 1.9 version on a weaker machine.
  12. I publish a monthly newspaper. It is full of linked PDF and Designer files. I foolishly upgraded to Publisher 1.9 without waiting for reports. Now, Publisher crashes whenever I try to open latest file! Tried back issues, but same result. How can I roll back the version number?
  13. Yes, yes, yes. The original VP engineers were very forward thinking and evidently were designers themselves. The power of VP has yet to be matched, although it was hampered by being limited (mostly) to the Wintel platform and now technology has passed it by. However, many of the features such as paragraph tagging, span columns, and others (such as book publishing tools) are still very needed in the industry. Print is going to make a big comeback and we need good tools like APub.
  14. I think we old Ventura Users needs to start a support group :-). I also was a member of VPUG. The lady who published the magazine, her name was Nancy, I think. Very nice lady. Once you groked the framing concept VP was very intuitive. One thing I still miss is the non-contiguous paragraph tagging. What a great tool! I could just highlight separate subheads in the magazine text by holding down the shift key, then click on the paragraph style tag and bang, it was done. Same with Span Columns paragraph style tags (hint). So many advanced features. Sad it's gone, but glad Publisher is here! Much better alternative than InDesign.
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