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Richard786

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    Richard786 got a reaction from CLC in A proper Layers tutorial?   
    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.
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    Richard786 got a reaction from jmwellborn in Publisher & InDesign   
    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.
     
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    Richard786 got a reaction from CLC in A proper Layers tutorial?   
    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.
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    Richard786 got a reaction from Daleus in A proper Layers tutorial?   
    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...
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    Richard786 got a reaction from iaing in Affinity - please enable "import with bleed"!   
    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.
     
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