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    allen57301 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher (1.7) Launch Announcement   
    Great day!!!!
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    allen57301 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher (1.7) Launch Announcement   
    Great day!!!!
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    allen57301 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher (1.7) Launch Announcement   
    Great day!!!!
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    allen57301 got a reaction from PaulEC in What is Publisher?   
    A (great) software with the main purpose to make layout for books, flyers, posters, advertising material, publications… all about printed material. More, you'll get a great software with drawing abilities. I love it!!! Currently it don't have all the bells and whistles like Indesign, Qxpress or Page Plus X9, but don't forget APublisher is currently only on its Beta stage. But what a Beta damn!!!! I'm in need to get my license soon.
    Go on, you'll not be disappointed with it!
     
    On the other hand if you don't have ADesigner and APhoto, get them too. 
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    allen57301 got a reaction from jmwellborn in AffinityPublisher (Beta) for important projects?   
    The best way is to export your projects to PDF. In any case you'd able to open it in future versions. 
    I tried out to work with APublisher without any loss. It work great! Yees.
    PDF can be opened with ADesigner, Photos or Page Plus X9, thus your work  will be not lost forever.
    On my side I use APublisher everyday to crerat covers of books and flyers. never encountered a crash!!! 
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    allen57301 got a reaction from PaulEC in What is Publisher?   
    A (great) software with the main purpose to make layout for books, flyers, posters, advertising material, publications… all about printed material. More, you'll get a great software with drawing abilities. I love it!!! Currently it don't have all the bells and whistles like Indesign, Qxpress or Page Plus X9, but don't forget APublisher is currently only on its Beta stage. But what a Beta damn!!!! I'm in need to get my license soon.
    Go on, you'll not be disappointed with it!
     
    On the other hand if you don't have ADesigner and APhoto, get them too. 
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    allen57301 got a reaction from jmwellborn in Great!   
    Only a few words about this great piece of software:
    - I tried to install IndesignCC on a low end PC with a tiny Intel Celeron with Win 7... Doesn't work!
    - Affinity Publisher (beta) on the same computer: Works very well.
    So, you know what is the one I'll use...
    Of course Apub doesn't have all the features PageX9 has but it's a great soft as well.
     
    My 2 cents.
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    allen57301 reacted to Seneca in GREP find/replace   
    Preferably alive and kicking. 
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    allen57301 reacted to JET_Affinity in Data merge   
    Refreshing.
    It seems that with very few exceptions, user requests for adding features to this exciting new Affinity platform are couched in "me, too" terms. ("I need this single deal-breaking feature now, just as it is in [my pet program], or I'm outta here!").
    There's not really much new under the 2D graphics software sun, and hasn't been in a long time. I blame that on the continued dominance of the market by a few historic monoliths.
    The good news is, almost every "me, too" feature request is a potential opportunity for breaking beyond the lockstep lethargy of current offerings. My constant hope is that the Affinity team is striving for something more innovative than the conventional wisdom standard-fare.
    One of the macro consequences of the decades of micro improvements to the mainstream titles is that in today's increasingly data-driven world, publishing and illustration programs seem farther and farther behind the times.  Just another "me, too" data merge feature like those typically used for recipient address labels, etc. is already passé.
    Juha7one mentioned FileMaker and made my heart sing because I've used FileMaker to build fairly ambitious fully data-driven publishing solutions. Two examples:
    A 1000-page aftermarket parts catalog, the content of which is directly and continuously updated by parts information experts, not graphic designers, using straightforward data-entry screens, designed to precisely fit and streamline their tasks. The dataset is much larger than what will fit in a thousand-page print, and includes relational tables for brand-to-brand cross-referencing, live pricing, and more. The design is built in, up-front, and is flexible. The layout assembly and export to print-ready PDFs is entirely automated, requiring no "desktop publishing" whatsoever. Workers can on-the-fly isolate focused content by section or part type, and automatically generate print-ready "extracts" from the catalog for monthly specials, trade-show handouts, etc. An application that empowers Dealers to automatically generate their own individualized dealership-branded sales promotions (electronic or in print, in various formats) while keeping in  full agreement with the factory branding standards. The application is a tidy six-step interface start-to-finish. Its dataset includes everything from the above-described product catalog database (access to tens of thousands of items), lookup functionality for current Dealer pricing (including a handy calculator for pricing on a per-item basis), the Dealer's Direct Mail info and indicia, and customer mail list. Those and other projects like them have convinced me of this: It would be far easier to turn a version of FileMaker Pro into a graphically-powerful data-driven publishing platform than to turn a conventional page-layout program into a powerful data-handling solution. All that would be required is to flesh out FileMaker's Layout Mode with a few more graphics-oriented features.
    I'm just an enthusiastic FileMaker user, and just mention it from that standpoint. When asked what my favorite "graphics program" of all time is, I only half-jokingly reply, "FileMaker Pro." Its approachability is well within the capabilities of most graphic designers, and for creative minds its use opens a whole world of data-driven publishing capabilities, either standalone or in conjunction with conventional graphics programs.
    JET
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    allen57301 reacted to grapher in Data merge   
    Well 001, DEMANDING something is not good towards software devs. Some functions are implemented, some are not, some are on todo list. 
     
    Dan - that your wife is software engeneer is good to know. On the other hand, you dont have a clue how things work in SW DEV, as i read your posts.  If you want to pay monthly fee to adobe, its your right and decision. But demanding something in FIRST beta release, well, i think that affinity will not miss your $50. It costs more to pay time for someone to react on your posts, and on coffee spent on healing the nerves... 
    Have good day
     
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    allen57301 got a reaction from eluengo in Footnotes and endnotes   
    Hi everyone !
    such a lot of work on this excellent beta!
    so, my question is about footnotes and endnotes, a feature that is fully useful for several publications I publish. Is a roadmap for them in a next time?
     
    thanks!
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    allen57301 reacted to musiberti in Affinity Publisher is not a copy of InDesign - no massive fail!   
    Petar, I think we can give it up soon. Nobody understands us here. Too many fanboys and hobby designers here. They can not understand it, because most of them only played around for a minute with a cracked version of InDesign.
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    allen57301 reacted to netsurfer912 in Linux. Seriously now.   
    Guys. Linux is the future. You may not see it at the moment, but you are trusting Apple way too much. What if your golden ecosystem breaks down?
     
    The thing is that I know lots of people who would be willing to purchase this software for even more than the original price if it was available for Linux. The Linux community is not cheap. If there is a quality product that is worth it, we're gonna buy it. And I'm pretty convinced Affinity is. When I read about it, I was super excited because as a young alternative to Illustrator, Sketch and Vectormator, there would be a chance of Affinity being more modern and also supporting other Unices than only Mac OS. See, the world of Unix is so unbelievably huge, yet you are concentrating on such a tiny subset of it. The programming effort is tiny, many Unix programs are portable between systems without any modifications. Since Mac OS is practically a BSD-Rip-off, the programming effort of porting Affinity to Linux is tinytinytiny And you could be one of the first innovative companies offering a consumer-application for Linux, which would probably not only make huge waves in the Linux community itself, but also the whole industry, which will also gain you lots and lots of customers.
     
    Unless you were dumb enough to use native Apple-APIs of course. Then you're f****d.
     
    In that case I would advise switching as soon as possible, as painful as it might be. It will save you lots and lots of problems and lots of future pain. I can only advise you to look into Qt, which is by the way also cross-platform-compatible. Yes, I'm even talking about Windows.
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