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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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 b
  11. Hey fellow Affinityites, serious question: What is the deal with this missing feature? I use all 3 Affinity products to design our monthly publication, but back in 1990s, we used Corel Draw to design our ads (I had a gap in my publishing career :-)). Draw had this feature back then. Affinity users have been clamoring for this feature for years now (times flies!). I didn't use it a lot back in the day, and I know there are work-arounds using Photo, but the fact that it is missing from Designer seems to diminish the reputation of the software. So, why is it missing? Is it difficult to implement
  12. I am using the latest version of Publisher 1.8.6, running Mac OS Catalina building a newspaper/magazine layout. Every time I try to use the right click command to insert filler text, the program locks up. Frustrating. Anyone else having this problem?
  13. Well, despite the lack of the "Span column" feature, I made the move to Affinity Publisher five issues ago for our monthly publication. I love it. Great decision. First month of transition was a challenge, but after that, it has gone fairly smoothly. Haven't really missed the Span Column feature, once I got used to simply putting in a Text Box for each headline. Still looking forward to it being added, but it has not been the deal-breaker for us that I thought it would. Great program, Affinity!
  14. Glad to see the old Ventura Publisher get some well-deserved and past due love. It was very powerful, intuitive, and easy to learn and use. RIP. I used the No Paragraph Break feature all the time back in the day. The Affinity Publisher programers could learn a lot from revisiting the features of VP :-). Be that as it may, also glad to see Span Columns for AP getting more attention. Needed.
  15. I think it depends on your work. For people whose text/article blocks can move or be rearranged during production, it's a must. Also, it just seems like a basic function that got overlooked and now programmers aren't sure how to implement/integrate it. It's not a sin. Things get overlooks. Maybe it's hard to implement. Who knows? However, without it, I cannot make Publisher my production program and have to stick with ID. That's just me. It would be nice if they would let us know where it is in the roadmap. I do want to point out that the greatest, most powerful yet easy-to-use page layo
  16. Pariah73: Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Serif and Affinity. I use their products daily to produce work. I even bought products (Publisher, iPad Designer and Photo) that I can't/don't use just to support the company and its wonderful efforts. Here's the concern: When we bring up these basic features that are missing, there is no feedback or response. Will they be added at some point or not? Is the company hearing daily users? Do they realize that while we can work around or live with missing features for a while, it would be nice to know that someone is listening and perhaps if and when they might
  17. Jowday: Perhaps you can help me with something. In Adobe Illustrator, there are two issues that keep me from using the program: 1) It does not seem (easily) possible to align a stroke on live text to the outside, only to the middle or inside, both of which intrude on the text itself. I do a lot of ad designs with busy backgrounds and need this feature (Designer has it and Corel Draw has it). Plus, I just don't like the look of text with strokes in it. 2) When marquee selecting in Illustrator, it seems that every element the selection box TOUCHES is selected.To me, this is nigh on un
  18. It does seem inexplicable. This feature was in Corel Draw in 1998 — 22 years ago. I used to to create logos back then. Count me as one who would like to leave Adobe behind completely too, but can't. In Publisher, did they add Span columns yet? It was one of the key missing features that kept me on InDesign. However, as long as we keep buying the products whether they have these key features or not, what incentive does Affinity have to include them? Part of it might be a desire to have feature for which users will upgrade to 2.0 — which is a foolish way to try to build loyalty — and part of it
  19. Yep. I think the main problem is that the programmers are not end users. They give us what they think we need, not what we really need. Or, they burn the midnight oil to copy some arcane Adobe feature that almost no one uses in real life. Then, they don't listen to their users when we users tell them what we need/want. So, in a way, Adobe is still setting the standard. Look at Publisher, all ready to be an InDesign killer and what do they do? They leave out a fundamental, everyday feature like span columns. People immediately pointed it out, then complained. Nothing has been done. So, now Publ
  20. Hey everyone. I create and edit multiple ads for print each month. When I am away from my computer, I would like to be able to work on the ads on Designer for iPad. However, I have many more fonts on my desktop than the iPad and always seem to run into issues with missing fonts. This prevents me from using the iPad like I would like to. Is there a solution to this that I have missed? Thanks!
  21. It's clearly not a priority feature for the team to add. People have been asking for it and pointing out its necessity for basic magazine and newspaper work for a long time now. Several people have pointed out that it's the one lacking feature that keeps them from moving from InDesign. Still no change. Like me, if you need this feature — as many do — you will have to stick to InDesign. Sad.
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