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  1. I'm so old, I remember using these to "bind" my documents:
  2. This is also one of the pinned items at the beginning of the forum: Footnotes and Endnotes pinned discussion
  3. I really like the new APhoto splash screen image. The ADesigner one is ok. But I'm really worried about that one for APublisher, it looks like the poor thing is being impaled on a bed of lightsabers.
  4. What is the output from those programs? (I'm not familiar with them). If they produce a jpg, you can insert the jpg and set the flow of the text around the image to be inline. Image flow control is on the button panel at the top of the UI . Look for the Show Text Wrap Settings button.
  5. I've been reading and commenting on this forum for a while now and I haven't really seen too many negative responses. I can't say I've read every topic, but for the ones I've participated in, the responses have been supportive and sometimes very funny. The responses from the Serif staff may be short in some cases, but I think that's due to the very large volume of comments posted for this beta. The advanced members and the moderators who reply are always thoughtful and well written. Even the "this feature is vital to my workflow and it's inexcusable that it's not already in the application..." type comments are met with calm, well-reasoned responses. I think @walt.farrell deserves the House Cup for all of the great responses he makes. His current count of postings is 5,037. Walt--do you eat or sleep?
  6. Thanks for that catch, I meant to mention that it would only work with the production versions of the three apps and missed doing that.
  7. I did my wife's doctoral poster with Publisher, but I also did it in Scribus as a backup in case something went wrong with Publisher. I didn't want to get to the date when she had to turn it in and tell her, uh, can't do it. Everything worked very well. But I would never trust the app until you get the final production copy.
  8. I believe that the plan is you would switch to the Photo persona (one of the icons in the upper left corner of the UI) to open the tools to manipulate the image. For that to work, you need to have the 1.7 versions of Photo installed. If you also have Designer, you can use the Designer persona to use its tools within Publisher.
  9. I look at this from a workflow perspective. In my workflow, the DAM tool is at the heart of managing the images from a photo shoot. My workflow: Ingest images from cards apply keywords to images as they are being ingested Conduct first-level sorting, review, and selection of images Apply raw processing changes (for example, synchronizing white balance, noise reduction, sharpening, etc.) Begin adjusting the reduced set of images to get to a final state. This includes sending the images to other applications, like Affinity Photo, Nik Collection, etc and then having them return to the DAM tool. Making final selections and exporting images for the client to review. Having another Affinity tool to manage this workflow would be outstanding.
  10. Ah, Books are composed of chapters! What a novel concept. (sorry, couldn't resist the pun) You just need to use the Section Manager (Document > Section Manager). The first section is on your initial page 1. Add a new Section for your initial page 2. Now do the auto-connect thingy on page 1 and the new pages are created ahead of the initial page 2.
  11. I believe this is how it's designed. I tried to recreate your scenario. I have thee pages in my flow. Page 1 starts out blank, page 2 has the image placed on it in behind the text frame, and page 3 is blank. All three have a text frame on them. When I try to auto-connect the frames, a new page, Page 4 is created and text skips over pages 2 and 3 and onto page 4. If I disconnect the autoflow and then reconnect it, a new page, Page 5 is created skipping over pages 2, 3, and 4. Disconnecting and auto-connecting continue the progression of adding new pages after the existing pages. I also tried just having the two pages: Blank Page 1 and Page 2 with an image on it. When I make the auto-connect, a new page 3 is created after Page 2. I believe the assumption is that you placed those two pages (2 and 3) and new text should appear after them. If you want a new auto-connected page, use the Add Page function to create a new page after Page 1. Then manually connect the flow to the new page 2. Running Affinity Publisher Mac OS Mojave 10.14.5
  12. I’d like to add my appreciation to all the great Serif staff who take time to respond to questions on these forums. I know you are all very busy and it’s great to get a chance to get advice from the people who are extremely knowledgeable about the product and can help us understand the thinking and the proper way to use the software.
  13. Welcome to the Affinity forum. I'm not sure I follow your comment about the art boards. You can change the interface into a light version by opening the application preferences and changing the User Interface preference settings. That dialog box will also let you change the color of the art board background. In the screen capture below, I've set the UI to the Light format, I like it better when working on Publisher. You an also use the sliders to adjust the background gray level and the art board gray level. I'm also not sure exactly what you mean about the art boards themselves. If you mean that you use the area outside of the page/art board to place notes and other items, you can go to the View > View mode> Clip to Canvas to toggle being able to place items outside of the page boundary. Hope this helps.
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