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    emmrecs01 reacted to dominik in reward for beta-testers and suggestion makers?   
    A beta version has to start out somewhere and it is part of this process that there will many bugs involved. To call this 'terrible' is beyond what I can understand.
    In contrary, APub was at its first public start equipped with a lot of features and - to me - showed that it is well thought out. And full of flaws and missing features, too. That's why it's an early beta.
    To me, the reward is being part of the process of improving things. I do not understand why you are asking for a discount.
    d.
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    emmrecs01 reacted to tariq in reward for beta-testers and suggestion makers?   
    Given how terrible the initial Affinity Publisher beta was .. and how it has drastically improved as a result of many people here doing testing, and providing suggestions, some of which will be critical to the success of the product (master pages, embedded images reflowing, etc) ..
    .. who agrees that Affinity should reward this in some way.
    I don't expect they'll pay a share of their profits .. even though the product would likely have been a flop without the advice provided by friends here... perhaps a discount or reimbursement scheme would be more realistic?
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    emmrecs01 reacted to R C-R in On Affinity Designer Work book page 241 for Ceiling   
    But what if you are not in a submarine? 
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in Export to ePub? Import InDesign files?   
    Hi, welcome to the Affinity forums.
    Your questions are about Affinity Publisher but you have posted to the Affinity Designer suggestions forum.  The suggestions forum for Publisher is here.  Perhaps you should repost there.
    I'm pretty certain I have read more than once that ePub is not going to feature in the first release of Publisher; perhaps later.
    If you do a search in the forum on ID files you will find a considerable number of posts where Serif staff and developers have explained that the format of .indd files is proprietary (private, owned by Adobe) and so it is impossible to create an importer for it.  I also understand that the related .idml format files will be able to be imported at some future date.
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in Photo and Designer   
    I very much doubt it since it is as easy as one click to "Edit in Designer" from Photo and "Edit in Photo" from Designer!  Similarly, Publisher will, in the not-too-far-distant future, allow rapid access to either Photo or Designer!
    IOW, you don't need to "switch programs" in the way that I think you are suggesting; using the "Edit in.." route opens the program concerned, with your file already in its workscreen and any changes you now make to that file are updated in the program you were originally working in! (I hope that makes sense!!  )
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Beta download   
    I rather suspect not, since each download is NOT a patch for the existing Beta but rather a complete "new version" of the program.
    Certainly, that is my understanding, anyway.
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Writewheel in Affinity Publisher and opening PPP files   
    A long-time user of Serif products here. I'm a bit biased as I've always loved their software. I've had Web/Page/Photo/Movie/Draw Plus. I still have them, apart from WebPlus (now Wordpress), on my Windows desktop despite buying Affinity Photo.
    I use the excellent PhotoPlus for quick fiddles with images and it is my default programme, but use Affinity Photo a great deal. 
    I've got Publisher and have played with it a great deal. I'm sorry that PP files are not compatible, but then I do not often have to return to old jobs. If I were to ignore Publisher and move to another DTP programme, I first of all expect to get less for my money and, secondly, I expect to have exactly the same problems with the lack of compatibility.
    MoviePlus is rather old now. I've moved on to Power Director, but still use MP for a quickie.
    In other words, I don't see there's much of a problem. One irritation is that I'm a bit concerned that I won't be able to afford Publisher so I'm reluctant to commit to it at this time, but given Serif's historic pricing I probably will buy it. (I'll expect my loyalty to be taken into account when it goes live, maybe Serif?) If/when I do, I'll still keep PagePlus.
    I've used other products, even the pricey ones. I still prefer Serif.
    The market's changing all the time and Serif must go with it or else all their products will be legacy.
    I'm not a frequent poster on here, although an habitual user of Serif software. I think it is great that they are moving forward.
    Derek
     
     
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Mark Ingram in Photo Beta New Version .231 'Develop' does not work Properly   
    Just FYI, in the next beta build there will be a fix for the wrong colour profile being assigned when developing. 
    And to re-iterate what people have already said - a beta is for helping us to test the software, you're experiencing the software as we develop it, bugs and all. There is a disclaimer at the top of each forum post that contains a new beta, describing this, and telling you not to use it for production purposes. If this isn't for you, then the official retail releases will be more suitable (i.e. 1.6).
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from PaulEC in offensive splash screen   
    Which version of APh are you running?
    I just opened the latest release (1.6.5.123) and Beta (1.7.0.240) on Windows and both feature a splash screen whose initial panel shows a male face!!  Perhaps that should be described as sexist??
    I'm sorry, but I think this is very much a "red herring".  
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Patrick Connor in offensive splash screen   
    As the new beta does not have this image I am closing this thread as fixed.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from PaulEC in offensive splash screen   
    Which version of APh are you running?
    I just opened the latest release (1.6.5.123) and Beta (1.7.0.240) on Windows and both feature a splash screen whose initial panel shows a male face!!  Perhaps that should be described as sexist??
    I'm sorry, but I think this is very much a "red herring".  
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Chris B in offensive splash screen   
    @Chris B
    Ah!! Yes, now understood.
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Clatyon King in Photoshop users moving to Affinity!   
    Several things come to mind for me... First and foremost, based on the title of the post, I was looking for a thread with advice, observations, etc., about switching from Photoshop to APhoto. I spent 25 years working in high tech and enterprise software development.  I spent a long time working on my Adobe certification and have been a user since the first Windows version in 1987, along with Aldus Photostyler and Micrographix Picture Publisher - all of which wound up being acquired by Adobe and rolled into what we call Photoshop today. I like Photoshop, but also feel it has become cumbersome and ultimately expensive, particularly when compared to APhoto which, aside from UI differences, does a good job and at $50.
    Similarly, I was never an adopter of Adobe Illustrator and have always favored CorelDRAW for a variety of reasons. I now own ADesigner and was able to turn out a show poster using it, out of the box with almost no pressing F1, in about 3 hours.
    So, while I have no interest in an Adobe vs. Affinity debate, I will say I've been impressed with Affinity's commitment to delivery functional code. It would be extremely helpful, if it's not already done, to have a literal "I'm switching from Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator to Affinity Photo/Designer" document, blog, thread, etc.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in reinstalling Affinity Designer   
    Mac or Windows?  Bought from Affinity Store, Microsoft Store or Apple Store?
    Whichever is your situation simply sign into your account at whichever is the appropriate store and you will find the link to redownload your software.  (That's a rather "simplified" version of what you need to do; if you experience difficulties make sure you tell us your OS and purchase source and more precise details can be offered.)
    HTH
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from MEB in Photo Beta New Version .231 all the plug ins from Nik have grwyed out but 1, HDR   
    No.  As @MEB explained, they do not work on 32 bit files.  More common 8 bit and 16 bit files can use the Nik plugins in Beta 1.7 without problem.
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Ron P. in Affinity Photo Crashes on every attempt to use it   
    Do you really think threatening will help? I don't think I would have included that statement if I was needing help. While Serif has been around for several years, their Affinity Apps are very new, built from scratch. GabrialM posted a possible fix, which seems to indicate a problem with outdated graphic drivers. That would not be Serif/Affinity's fault. FYI, I have been using AP on Win10 for a little over a year, and not had those issues.
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Chris Van Cleve in Affinity.Graphics is LIVE!   
    Jeff,
    I get an error trying to import the brushes too. Designer says they are in an unknown format. I will let the creator of the brushes know and see if she can update them.
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    emmrecs01 reacted to John Rostron in TV DVD player cannot open photo file from Affinity   
    If the problem is as @emmrecs01 indicates, then you might have better luck copying your images onto a USB stick, assuming your TV has a USB slot!
    John
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Lee D in TV DVD player cannot open photo file from Affinity   
    @Nikon 1
    Following up what @Lee D has written, I suspect that you have burned the Affinity Photo files to DVD; this produces a Data DVD which your computer can read/open because you have Affinity Photo installed on your computer.  Any computer which does NOT have APh installed would NOT be able to read the files on your DVD.
    You need to Export your files to a format, e.g. jpg., which is, effectively, "universal", i.e they can be opened by any computer, whether or not APh is installed.
    Unfortunately, though, there is an additional problem in the method you are using!  I assume you are inserting your DVD into a standard DVD Player, or, perhaps, a DVD Drive on your TV?  Is that correct?  If so, it is more than likely that the chosen drive cannot read/play any Data DVD since this is in a different format to a standard DVD.  (Your disc player needs certain codes and information to be burned on to the disc which tells it, essentially, what the content of the disc is; where, exactly, on the disc each file is located; and a whole lot more!)  A Data DVD does NOT contain that information so your player does not know what to do with the disc!
    OTOH, if your DVD player can handle Data DVDs successfully, the problem is simply one of the format of the files you have burned to disc.
    HTH
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 reacted to AlainP in I feel that I got scammed (No RTL support?)   
    Why didn't you start with the trial version before buying.... and then whining.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Random capitals   
    Hi.
    I think this thread will answer your question.
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in Licensing in a different computer os?   
    Hi, welcome to the Affinity forums.
    No, unfortunately you can't!  Each OS (Windows, Mac and iOS (iPad)) has its own licence and requires the user to have a separate (purchased) licence for each operating system.
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 reacted to walt.farrell in purches from israel   
    The Serif Affinity Store also sells the Mac versions of Photo and Designer, too. That started sometime last Fall.
    No, only from the iTunes store, I believe.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in Licensing in a different computer os?   
    Hi, welcome to the Affinity forums.
    No, unfortunately you can't!  Each OS (Windows, Mac and iOS (iPad)) has its own licence and requires the user to have a separate (purchased) licence for each operating system.
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from William Overington in I typed This is a test and got This is a Test   
    @William Overington
    As @MikeW wrote: Edit>Preferences>Auto Correct, second item.
    See the screenshot below
     

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