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Everything posted by Richard786

  1. It was all the Publisher files I opened, regardless of size. However, I'm pleased to say everything is back to normal today! I had updated the software the day previously, so maybe it was taking some time to sort itself out?
  2. Anyone else experiencing severe slow-down in Publisher recently? It's pretty much fallen off a cliff for me today. Even just changing CMYK co-ordinates brings up a 2-minute wait with the spinning beachball of death.
  3. +1 for some kind of printed/PDF workbook/manual. Like Juergen, I just find it easier to learn from a printed page (amd I'm from the scalpel and glue era too). As I've said before, what would be best (for me, at least) is a "Publisher for InDesign Users" guide - it's hard to break the old habits.
  4. It would be a nice feature to have and, if possible, would boost Publisher's user base substantially, but I see no reason why Affinity should prioritise making a propriety product from another company compatible with their own. PDF compatibility is a bit different as it is so widely used across the print industry, Affinity would ignore it at their peril. Personally, I'd much rather see Affinity getting the issues with layers, multi-page layouts, inserting with bleeds, etc sorted out first. But this question keeps cropping up.
  5. True, but that doesn't help when documents are being worked on cross-platform, as I'm currently doing.
  6. Why not suggest your client purchases a copy of Publisher? At fifty quid a throw, it's hardly going to break the bank. Or offer to purchase a copy for them (add £50.00 on to your next job ). You could also ask if a press-compatible PDF would be acceptable. Often, all a customer wants to do is copy a bit of text (it's amazing how many people don't know you can do this from a native PDF) or get their hands on a particular picture. AFAIK, Publisher has never been sold as an InDesign converter, so I see no reason why Affinity should incorporate this feature with any urgency. Personally, I would prefer it of they spent their time sorting out things like the rather confusing layers system, being able to import with bleed, etc, thus making Pub a better stand-alone tool for page layouts in its own right.
  7. Another thing about Publisher layers that I discovered at the weekend is that it's very easy to accidentally nest a layer within another layer when youchange the stacking order. Perhaps Affinity should just bite the bullet and copy the way layers work in Creative Cloud - the current system is quite fiddly.
  8. I would add a +1 to this. Coming from Creative Suite, the differences in Layers between the two systems is very confusing - and I use a lot of Layers in my work. It seems Affinity products create a Layer for the frame and then another Layer beneath it for whatever's within the frame. And the fact that Layers are not global across the whole document is another bugbear. What we really need, and Affinity could never do this for obvious reasons, is a video tutorial along the lines of "Here's how to do something in InDesign - and here's how you get exactly the same effect in Publisher". Like I say, Affinity could never release such a video (they'd be sued by Adobe), but maybe some enterprising third party could...
  9. Hi all, I'm pretty sure this feature will be present, but I can't find it. When working on a double-page spread, how is it possible to specify ruler origin by page and not spread? I've right-clicked, looked in Guides Manager, Preferences, Document and Spread Setup watched the Guides Video and searched these forums, but can't find the command anywhere. I'm assuming it's straight in front of my face? Thanks in advance for any and all advice offered.
  10. Richard786

    3 page spread

    I don't see how Publisher can't have this feature, eventually, if it is to become a full-on page layout tool. I noticed at the weekend that it isn't possible to set the rulers by page when working on a double-page spread (which I've raised in a separate thread). This makes me suspect that even a double-page spread in Pub is actually a single page with some clever coding added?
  11. Thanks, Wosven - I'd say that's a bit of an oversight and would ask Affinity to add it to their "to do" list..
  12. Hi, Can I ask what the point of the “Go to Spread” command is, which can be activated by right-clicking a Publisher Page Thumbnail? Surely a page IS a spread? I’ve found if I don’t click this first, alterations I make on the Page/Spread affect the Master Page – even if what’s on the Master Page is placed from another file. It can be a bit lethal if I don’t keep an eye on it. Thanks in advance for any and all replies.
  13. When I have problems like this, I always paste the text into a plain-text editor first to flush out any rogue formatting and then re-paste it into the application I want to use, which usually fixes things.
  14. It would, but that sounds line an extra step on top of what I'm doing now as I would need to create a new master PDF every time the master Publisher document changed.
  15. Hi, Queries on other threads have revealed that when one Affinity document is embedded within another, there is no "import with bleed" option. This is a feature I find massively helpful in InD***gn when setting up the same artwork to be resampled at different sizes. I set the artwork up at its largest size with lots of extra bleed so that sufficient bleed is still available when the artwork is resized to smaller sizes and inserted into other InD files. And because everything is linked, I only have to update one file with alterations and the changes just ripple through the other files. With Publisher, I'm having to make a master A3 page size file 6mm bigger all the way round which will then fit snugly when linked into frames on smaller page sizes with a 3mm bleed specified. It's a bit of a faff though and you have to stay on top of the dimensions box when resizing. I don't know how other people resolve this issue but, for me, not having "insert with bleed" is a big impact on my workflow.
  16. Thanks, Walt. Double-clicking twice on the thumbnail to go to the spread makes sense, but being able to call up the master page with just one click on the PAGE thumbnail doesn’t – and can lead to errors if the spread has not had any work done it (the user thinks they are working on the spread page, but they are really mucking up their master). It might be better if this single-click option was disabled.
  17. Hi, From these forums, I’ve learnt the difference between a linked picture file and a linked document file and the impact it can have on the size of the Publisher document. I hope this is something Affinity will address soon. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/94017-linking-one-publisher-file-within-another-publisher-file/&tab=comments#comment-500060 However, I’m finding a linked document in a frame in Publisher doesn’t automatically update if the linked document is changed unless I have both the linked document and the Publisher document open at the same time. The linked documents are usually in Illustrator or PhotoShop formats or are another Publisher file, and if the Publisher file is closed when I update the linked document, the changes don’t show through when I re-open the Publisher file. I have selected the “prefer linked” option when I set the Publisher document up and I have also activated the “update linked files” command in the General Preference settings (I don’t have my copy of Publisher to hand, so I may have the wording slightly wrong on that one). When I come to print or export the Publisher file, I will get a pop-up saying something like “Linked files have been changed – do you want to update them?” Also, if I manually check the Resource Manager, it indicates the linked document has been modified and offers me an update option. So the programme obviously knows the linked documents have changed – does anyone know how to get the programme to display these change automatically? Thanks in advance for any and all advice offered.
  18. Pretty much. The Master File is A3 but oversized by 6mm all round on page size, then imported in documents at A0, A3, A4 and A5 sized documents all set to have a 3mm bleed. Thus one file outputs to four different sizes all with the necessary 3mm bleed for printing.
  19. Thanks for your reply, Stoker. Including bleed on imported files is one of the easiest ways I've found to resample artwork at different sizes. To not have it is a major blow (with Publisher, I'm having to make a master A3 size file 6mm bigger all the way round which will then link and resize snugly into smaller page sizes with a 3mm bleed specified. It's a bit of a faff though and you have to stay on top of the dimensions box when resizing. A thread to include bleed when importing is definitely going on the "request features" board!
  20. Hi, When importing one Publisher document into another (which I do a lot as many of my deigns run across multiple sizes), is it possible to bring the document in with its bleed settings also visible? For example, I set my A3 documents to have 8mm bleed in Publisher (but only use 3mm when exporting to PDF) so that I also have a sufficient bleed area available when the document is shrunk to A4 and A5 sizes. I know I could just copy and paste everything into sa new document and re-size, but I find importing easier - and when I change the A3 master, the changes flow through the other documents in a jiffy. I see someone is asking a similar question in the Designer forums. Also, is it possible to turn individual layers on and off in imported files? As you've probably gathered, I'm an InDesign veteran switching to Publisher. I've found the commands are usually there, but they're not always easy to find! Thanks in advance to any and all replies.

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