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Jerry Jenkins

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  1. Lagarto, Psenda, Walt, and all: I set up Publisher on a newer machine here, iMac Retina, Mohave 10.14.3, i7 processor, 32 GB memory, and asked it to link to several hundred Illustrator drawings of tree buds. These are fairly complex drawings, 5-10 MB each, lots of shapes and gradients. Publisher handled them without and hesitation or fuss, and saved and reopened the file without incident, in a matter of a few seconds. So, unless I run into problems in even larger files, everything is working. My conclusion is that while Publisher runs under Mac OS 10.10, it cannot link to large numbers of
  2. Lagarto, thank you. You encountered exactly the same error messages that I did; it is useful to know they are reproducible and not local to my system. also, as you, I encountered no problems running Indesign on files with over 2,000 links, so did not think it could be purely an operating system issue. <y problems with Publisher were on an older Mac OS -- 10.10 -- Have just installed Publisher on a Mac running Mohave 10.14.3, and tomorrow will run the same files and test. Hope it works! Will post results. J.
  3. Again, all very useful. I think regarding it as an interaction between Publisher and the Max OS may be the key. I have have several machines here and have been work on the one with the older 10.10 operating system to use legacy software that I need for photomicroscopy and scientific work, and to stay out of the cloud as much as possible. My next step will be to upgrade one of the newer machines, or possibly purchase another, and run the Affinity suite on that. From what you all say, that may be the best solution all around. It will take me about a week to switch over and test. I will report ba
  4. All, Two more experiments. I made a test file, without text, and placed about 200 linked TIFFS in it. Publisher behaved sweetly, fast, no problems. Saved quickly, reloaded quickly. I converted 160 Illustrator files to Affinity Designer files, made another test file, placed them as linked files. Everything worked fine until I hit about 140 files, at which point Publisher freezes when I try to save. So the problem is specific to vector files and occurs at around 150 files per document. And would seem to be a limitation of the either my hardware (Mac Retina, 4HZ i7 16 GB ram) or o
  5. Hello all, In answer to Walt, two type faces, each used in regular, italic, bold, small caps. So likely 8 font files. Just finished and two experiments. First made a test file and embedded about 150 AI files in it. It saved and open fine, but of course the file size got big fast. The Publisher help file says that there is a file size beyond which it won't allow embedding, but doesn't say what that is. I am starting a 500-page book with 10-15 vector drawings per page, so embedding all the drawings is not an option, unless I break it into smaller files. Second experiment, I added
  6. Thank you all, and this is proving interesting. To clarify. Publisher was bought from Affinity, not the Mac store. The problem is with AI files placed as linked files on Publisher pages. The error message "Failed to open file ... too many open files in system" comes from Publisher, but it may still reflect an operating system problem. It is not, however, a general problem; in Indesign I routinely work on documents with 1,500 to 2,000 linked files, without problems. But it may be, and I am just speculating here, that Publisher keeps all the placed files open, and Ind doesn't. It
  7. Psenda, Thank you, and I did look at those. One seems similar, but dealt with PSD files. I was wondering in what situations others have encountered this, and if anything was known about wht the limits to open files were. J.
  8. Hi, Using Publisher on a Mc, OS 10,10.5. Working on a book chapter with many small linked Illustrator files. When I got to about 150 linked files I started getting error messages in a a pop-up box that says "Failed to open file" and gives me the name of one of the linked files, and then "The file could not be opened because there are too many open files in the system." After I click through a hundred or so of these boxes, I can get access to the file, and I see that many of the linked files are marked "missing" In resource manager. The files are where they have always been; Publisher is
  9. Dan, Thank you very much. I am switching, with pleasure, to Publisher, after 20 years of book design on INF and others.These forums are, for me, the key to the change over. J.
  10. Hi, I import small AI or PDF files in groups of 10 or more to place on pages as linked files. They come in with the page box set to "trim box" which gives me a small object on a large page. I then set them to "maximum content" one at a time, which is inefficient. Is there a way to either set the default page box for import to "maximum content" or to change the page box setting for a group of files all at once? Thanks, J. Jerry Jenkins -- Northern Forest Atlas
  11. Hi, I have early versions of Designer (1.5.1) and Photo (1.4.3) that i would like to update and link to Publisher. They don't have a "check for updates" option in the application menus. What should I do? Thank you, Jerry J.
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