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Mark M. (bigmountainstudio

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  1. Unfortunately, I ended up having to abandon Affinity Publisher because I really needed ePub for my next book which has embedded video. I ended up migrating my books to Apple's Pages app (free) to create both PDF and ePub formats. This was not an easy task for 500+ pages with over 1000 images. In a lot of ways, it's easier to use and put together. In some ways, it falls short. But all-in-all I'm happy with it and I can still produce beautiful books in multiple formats that my customers have been asking for.
  2. I also would like to request this feature. I have many readers asking for an epub version of my PDF book.
  3. Thanks, John, that's exactly what I do. I actually have a little note I keep to remind me what to do when I re-export: Free Book - Show footers - Show "Free Version" on cover 0-199,368-369 Full Book - Hide footers - Hide "Free Version" on cover 0-368, 370 Then I just copy and paste those page numbers.
  4. Situation I have a free version and a paid version of my book. In the free version, I export pages 1 - 139. Page 139 is a thank you page and where to go to get the full version. There is also a footer (hyperlink) on where to get the full version. In the paid version, I export pages 1-138, 140-399. I leave out page 139. I also hide the footer (hyperlink to the full version.) Solution Allow Publisher to save and name export settings. You can save and name export presets but not specific pages you want to export. I'd love to have this. I would also love if the Export dialog remembered your last choice for the Area selector (dropdown). It always goes back to "All Spreads" and I can't tell you how many PDFs I've created that I had to do over because I really need pages, not spreads for an eBook. Have an export properties pane for export settings, so when you choose a layer, you can choose only to export when an export preset is used. For example, this is how it would work: I would create and name two export presets: Free Paid Then I would select page 139 and go to the export properties pane. By default, the page exports with all export presets. Then I would look at the list of all of my presets, select "Paid" and remove it. Now page 139 only exports for "Free" export preset that remains in the list. Next, I would go to my master that has the hyperlink footer, select the text frame and go to the export properties pane. Then I would look at the list of all of my presets, select "Paid" and remove it. Now, that footer only exports for "Free" export preset that remains in the list. Thank you for your consideration! Mark
  5. I was wondering if there is a way to curve text into a shape. Like in the attached image you see "ARENO" isn't quite "text on a path". Maybe it can be converted to curves and I can manipulate the bounding box into that shape? I'm not sure how to accomplish this. Thanks in advance for any suggestions! Mark
  6. Wait, MikeW, yeah! Under Text Frame properties, Baseline Grid, the Use Baseline Grid option was checked off. I unchecked it and was able to adjust the Paragraph Leading property. At first, I thought you meant Baseline Grid dialog box: But that fixed it. Thank you!
  7. Hello, I'm trying to gain finer control over the line spacing in a Text Frame. It seems to jump from little space to a lot of space. Examples Here, the Text Frame's Paragraph Leading property is set to 14: Here, the Text Frame's Paragraph Leading property is set to 15: I'd like to get this spacing somewhere in between. Am I using the correct property (Paragraph Leading)? Thanks, Mark
  8. Hello, I placed an image in a picture frame but now I want to remove it (not replace it). I searched for a while but couldn't find anything. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  9. Hello, when I try to add Emojis to a text frame, I just get a square box showing. Am I doing something wrong? Is there some setting I need to turn on? Thanks! Mark
  10. In Affinity Publisher, is there a way to set page color? Either on a master page or a regular page? Or should I draw a rectangle and set the color? Thanks!
  11. Hello and thank you for your great software! I was wondering if you could enable the speed setting for your video tutorials. If you are hosting them in Vimeo, you should be able to do it through the Admin settings. I normally like to watch tutorials at 2X speed. Thanks!
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