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  1. Horse for Courses @J@HWC! 😉 I have only used endnotes at the end of chapters for one book, without any adverse feedback, but you are right about having the various options for the placement of notes. My current book is so large (356,000 words and counting) that having them all at the back of the book would be a nightmare. One section alone has 1,100 footnotes, although that will be edited down in due course. Also, I never put pertinent data in a foot/endnote, just cross-references and sources.
  2. This is something I recommended pages ago. To my mind, endnotes should really be stored at the end of each chapter or section; lumping them at the end of the book is a real faff.
  3. Is it possible that Serif are holding back this feature until v2.0 is ready? If so, then that is extremely pernicious. Let me reiterate: implementing endnotes is not difficult. It's really just collating all the footnotes into a table, creating a space at the end of the chapter, or book, and plonking the table there. Simples. Footnotes are a little trickier as this requires creating space for each page and juggling the content to accommodate them, but it still is not rocket science. The fact that the endnotes and/or footnotes do not even feature in a beta-test is dispiriting to say the least. That Serif cannot confirm one way or the other if/when it is appearing, equally so. Given the amount of comments this feature alone has generated (90% uncomplimentary - being generous here) just shows the disappointment being experienced by users. I agree with previous comments: DTP without end/footnotes is not DTP.
  4. Announcement of the new Affinity Publisher Workbook Dare I ask if foot/endnotes are described within??? If not, then what is the point of issuing a tutorial book about a product that's unfinished?
  5. Well said #MJWHM. Helmar seems to overlook the very pertinent point that AP was, and still is, being promoted as a "professional" product. Foot/Endnotes are an essential part of a "professional" program. End of.
  6. Have you tried importing/exporting the file as a PDF or RTF? I think either of those should carry over the foot/endnotes.
  7. The jump to version 2 should include more significant changes rather than just addressing bugs and tweaking the code. I'm not expecting anything till then, but I'll be damned disappointed if it isn't included by v2.0.
  8. I've been using Photo for some time now, but a few ideas have come to mind that might be adopted (or perhaps they already have been): The use of the 'Shift' key to retain aspect ratio when dragging, e.g. crop box. Snap the crop border when exceeding the actual image size, but allow it to exceed the limits if so wished. Introduce a 'bias' when resizing the canvas. Although the nine individual biases are useful, sometimes I would find it useful to introduce a variable bias. For example, reducing the width, but biased 20% to the right and 80% to the left. Perhaps a dialog with a thumbnail and adjustable sliders. I appreciate that a simple crop does that job, but it's not always easy to do it at a pixel level. A right-click of the mouse to call up dialogs pertaining to the tool in use, e.g. size, flow, hardness Make the tabs for each image a set size (not the entire width of the window) and only reducing them when there is a lack of room. As I said, these are just suggestions that may prove useful to some users.
  9. Thanks Walt, I think that was the answer. After I created a second (unlinked) text frame and then linked it to the first frame it worked correctly. The odd thing is why it chose to 'Ignore' in the first place: I would have assumed the opposite should be the default. Never mind - lesson learned!
  10. With a very simple layout featuring two text frames linked together on opposing pages, an object defined with text wrap has no effect on the second (linked) text frame. Moving the object across to the first text frame and the wrapping works fine. Changing the style of text wrap or its parameters have no effect. Deleting column/page break makes no difference Obvious word-around is to use a non-linked page, but this will present many problems in a long document. Currently using v1.8.3.641. Any help much appreciated.
  11. I can understand that to a certain degree, such as importing a single page Pub file into APhoto, but isn't that making a rod for your own back? Surely it's simpler to convert to a PDF first? It seems to me this is a case of "creeping featuritis" and in doing so Serif has managed to excessively complicate the process. Ultimately, endnotes are an essential part of publishing that have no cause to be imported into Photo or Designer and if you're hobbling the software simply to support this "feature" I think the coders need to take a step back and rip out this integrating code.
  12. As has been noted numerous times throughout this thread, the lack of this feature doesn't affect everyone, but there are plenty of users who consider this to be such a fundamental part of DTP that APub is lacking without it. Some of us cannot move forward until this feature is included, making APub more or less redundant. @Kevin ScallyI also advocated a few pages before that a partial implementation (of endnotes) would help many users who are in dire need of this feature.
  13. This really needs to be posted on the Affinity Photo board (currently on Publisher board) - perhaps a mod can move it?
  14. Perhaps because foot/endnotes aren't supported? How can you import some documents that have these included, when the source program is incapable of supporting it. Anyway, I'm with you guys. It doesn't bode well when there is such a stubborn silence when a simple mailshot informing us that it is in progress would assuage any bad feeling.
  15. Agreed @MJWHM and @NaulisJakke. For anyone involved with the serious end of publishing then foot/endnotes are absolutely essential. If you can create an index, then endnotes is simply an adaptation of that. A little more consideration from Serif would certainly not go amiss.
  16. I still cannot understand why an interim measure of endnotes cannot be implemented. This is a relatively simple process as all the notes are collated at the end of the chapter or book, so there is no need to continually shuffle the page content to accommodate footnotes.
  17. Apologies, I see you are referring to my quote of Helmar's.
  18. I'm having to think back, but are you are referring to my much earlier suggestion about exporting the book from MS Word (or whatever) as a PDF and then importing that back into APub? It's not particularly labour-intensive, but as long as you remember that there will be limitations on adding text once it's imported as the footnotes will be difficult to reposition. My current book has chapters that have in excess of 1,000 endnotes - that's the problem I'm facing
  19. I'll also add my vote for Autotrace. I do use CorelDraw but felt that supporting the Affinity team with their excellent 50% off was necessary.
  20. I find all these ideas very interesting and highly thought provoking. @A_B_C, I must congratulate you on some highly imaginative forward thinking. But if I can just interject with a thought: of all the different styles of 'notes', I would think that endnotes are the easiest to achieve as it entails placing a single block of 'notes' at a specific place in the document, i.e. end of chapter or end of book. This, from a personal point of view, would satisfy me and probably many other book publishers, so would it be worth Serif progressing this feature to completion prior to all the other different types?
  21. It is being experienced in Publisher. The OS is Windows 10 and yes, this is when opening native .afpub files. It's easy enough to correct (find/replace), but thought I'd just raise the issue 🙂 Here's a snapshot:
  22. I am finding that text from 1.7 files are being transformed when loaded saved in 1.8. The letters 'ti' (as in 'ambitious') is now shown as 'Â' (i.e. 'ambiÂous'). Sorry, but I can't tell you if it was there on loading the document into 1.8, or after it was saved.
  23. To clarify: the issue is that it crashed (closed down) Publisher and I restarted the computer each time.
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