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  1. "However, there are not as many installed Ptone pallets." Precisely. I should have been more clear. I stand corrected, sir, and tip my hat to you.
  2. "How does VivaDesigner compare to Affinity & InDesign? If it's closer to them than Scribus, I'll have to give it a whirl." http://www.viva.us/en/products/desktop-publishing/vivadesigner-desktop-version As someone who tried out VivaDesigner soon after the arrival of the cloud...yes, THAT PARTICULAR cloud (before the arrival of Affinity Publisher)...I can say that--albeit using the free version--it is most impressive. The typographic tools are QUITE good (which SHOULD be expected from a software that was once sold by Linotype). The free version doesn't offer a facility for the full
  3. Question: am on Mojave/10.14.6 with MAS versions of Designer and Photo installed. Upon opening 1.8.4 two days ago, I was greeted by a window that informed me that updates were available from the MAS, but--when I clicked the button to download--the MAS indicated that it could not download the updates. Not a problem for me. I'd bought the Mac versions of all three Affinity softwares a while ago (never bought Publisher from the MAS, only directly from the Affinity Store) from the Affinity store in anticipation that this might happen someday, so I deleted the MAS versions and downloaded the Mac .d
  4. Question: am on Mojave/10.14.6 with MAS versions of Designer and Photo installed. Upon opening 1.8.4 two days ago, I was greeted by a window that informed me that updates were available from the MAS, but--when I clicked the button to download--the MAS indicated that it could not download the updates. Not a problem for me. I'd bought the Mac versions of all three Affinity softwares a while ago  from the Affinity store in anticipation that this might happen someday, so I deleted the MAS versions and downloaded the Mac .dmg files from the Affinity store. My question is this: did the MAS versions stop working on Mojave (and possibly below Mojave) when they were upgraded for Apple Silicon and Big Sur?

  5. "Added the “Resource Manager” functionality from Publisher for managing image placement. - Added ability to open package files from Designer and Publisher." COOL!!! Y'all never disappoint...
  6. "Added 'Save as package' feature for easy delivery of a complete project" MattP....bless you, my son...ANYONE who used to use Ill*str*t*r and had to shell out extra bucks for a software like "Art Files" to package up all of the fonts and assets on an intricate poster or piece of artwork has felt my pain.
  7. Don't know if this helps, but here is a free utility (Mac/Win) that can help with organization of your files before starting work in APub. I have found that should I have to relink my assets, it helps to have a consistent folder hierarchy to work with. https://www.digitalrebellion.com/posthaste/ It is customizable and you can make your own templates to generate a folder hierarchy before you even open up APub for storage of your supporting assets. The below is an example for one I created for my publication layout and design work: ProjectName/ (Your main layout files go here. I usuall
  8. Was waiting for some of the Quark users to chime in...I use both BUT when I started using Quark--unlike most of the experienced designers on this board--I was ALREADY knee-deep in InDesign. Was working for a corporate client who was a government contractor and refused to take anything we were doing unless it was in Quark for the Mac. No big deal...we were already on Macs, but we were using PM at first and, later, ID. Point is, I remember the first time painfully importing a Word document into Quark...and it would always drop the last line of text. Finally found out that the way to defeat this
  9. Just read Johannes comment above about using Freehand. Makes me think. Any chance that one could (later--when the personae are turned on) be able to import a multipage Freehand file and open it as a multipage Publisher document? Or would the PDF-to-publisher workflow still be the preferred way to go with it? The impending integration piece between AD and APub made me think about that. I have known a couple of people who were using Freehand as their principal multipage layout software (especially after master pages were implemented in either FH9 or 10). Just a thought.
  10. Pulled down the APub Beta last night...moving right now so I probably won't get to really testing it until next week. Spent until 1AM here watching/rewatching the tutorials you posted. Just wanted to come up here and thank the devs and everyone else who worked on getting this one out on time. Thought for a minute we'd be looking at September, but you guys pulled together and got it out. Didn't expect you to release BOTH Windows AND Mac versions in Beta at the same time. No WONDER you were struggling. Hope your boss at least gave you pizza and a four-day weekend (I'm in the states...don't reall
  11. "I use InDesign and QuarkXPress nearly every day. I use Viva Designer once a month or so. I use Ventura still and that is about once a month. (And to make it clear, by "once a month" I do not mean for an hour, or even a full day. I mean until the work is done.)" Hear, hear! I'm waiting for APub to come along so I may begin, wherever possible, the long, arduous task of dropping InDesign from my workflow. I say "wherever possible" because InDesign is capable of doing things out-of-the-box that Quark can't do without plug-ins (Data Merge from CSV files and XML import immediately come to mind
  12. Thanks MikeW, didn't know about JoLetter. Will look into it. Can see that I also need to look into the tagged text option.
  13. Haven't been up here a lot lately (Hi Jens!)...but am still loving Designer and Photo. Working them into my Fusion, Natron and Blender workflows. Been trying of late to get more of my Motion Graphics on (Btw, if you save your Designer/Photo files out as layered PSD, Blackmagic Fusion will import them and you can animate the separate layers...just a tip ). Saw this thread and decided to jump in because sadly I bit the bullet and bought Quark a couple of months ago when QX2017 came out. Like many Affinity users, I understand that Serif is taking their time to get it right for versio
  14. After so long of waiting for publisher, I have quietly resigned myself to "it gets here, when it gets here...as long as it's done right when it gets here." In the meantime...I'm learning Quark. I will still support Affinity through AD and APh (I've got both versions for Mac and Windows) and will buy Publisher when it comes out couldn't wait any longer as I need something I could work with on a project and couldn't see myself going back and forth betwixt PC and Mac all day (there are some Mac-only workflows unfortunately tied up in this from the client's end). Bought a copy of quark 2015 with m
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