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    kirknurse got a reaction from Fixx in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    As someone who used InDesign from 1.0, I remember how buggy and the same complaints that people are expressing about Publisher were there as well. While it would be nice for the import compatibility it is not a deal-breaker (for me). If anything new I use publisher and anything old I can either rebuild the file or edit in InDesign 
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    kirknurse got a reaction from Fixx in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    As someone who used InDesign from 1.0, I remember how buggy and the same complaints that people are expressing about Publisher were there as well. While it would be nice for the import compatibility it is not a deal-breaker (for me). If anything new I use publisher and anything old I can either rebuild the file or edit in InDesign 
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    kirknurse got a reaction from Arun Sarkar in Affinity Publisher is not a copy of InDesign - no massive fail!   
    As a professional, I can't necessarily agree that it is not production-ready. It depends on your workflow and if you are willing break out of your comfort zone. Many of the issues that the video complained about were non-issues as they were just presented differently than he was accustomed. When I first started using Affinity Products I sat down and went through the tools as I accepted that it was not going to replicate Adobe. I used InDesign from 1.0 and it had it flaws and quark "die-hards" had made many of the complaints that are being made about publisher. In my not so humble opinion,  Once you accept that alternative does not mean the product does not match adobe feature-for-feature.
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    kirknurse got a reaction from ballardstudio in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    I second that, It is a big pain in the behind. Set up your native style sheets (in this case apub) and then bring in plain text is the way I have always done it. It can even be a pre-press nightmare as when you're pre-flighting and it's looking for a nonexistent font.
     
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    kirknurse got a reaction from Quarian in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    I am a designer but I was fortunate to work with a few prepress houses back in the early days before direct-to-press. You had to do separations to film and then burn plates. Film was not cheap so you HAD to get it correct almost from the very beginning.
     
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    kirknurse got a reaction from Arun Sarkar in Affinity Publisher is not a copy of InDesign - no massive fail!   
    As a professional, I can't necessarily agree that it is not production-ready. It depends on your workflow and if you are willing break out of your comfort zone. Many of the issues that the video complained about were non-issues as they were just presented differently than he was accustomed. When I first started using Affinity Products I sat down and went through the tools as I accepted that it was not going to replicate Adobe. I used InDesign from 1.0 and it had it flaws and quark "die-hards" had made many of the complaints that are being made about publisher. In my not so humble opinion,  Once you accept that alternative does not mean the product does not match adobe feature-for-feature.
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    kirknurse got a reaction from WordHammer in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.58   
    How do I turn on the Bleed guides?
     
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    kirknurse got a reaction from stokerg in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    Just for the record, I have sent numerous files to print originally produced in Affinity Designer, no issues. As long as you know what you're doing it should be fine.
     
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    kirknurse got a reaction from stokerg in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    Just for the record, I have sent numerous files to print originally produced in Affinity Designer, no issues. As long as you know what you're doing it should be fine.
     
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    kirknurse got a reaction from Ben in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    "Dead in the water" is a bit melodramatic. I constantly have state this, alternative does not mean competitor. Never once have the good people touted their software as a feature to feature replacement of Adobe's products. Goals and objectives are different in very organization, they may just be looking for a piece of the pie not the whole  bakery. There are many many persons in the field that it will suit their needs just fine. Frankly expecting a $50 (US) one time purchase software to match a $600(US) Per year subscription base feature for feature is a tad unrealistic.
     
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    kirknurse got a reaction from ballardstudio in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    I second that, It is a big pain in the behind. Set up your native style sheets (in this case apub) and then bring in plain text is the way I have always done it. It can even be a pre-press nightmare as when you're pre-flighting and it's looking for a nonexistent font.
     
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    kirknurse got a reaction from davemac2015 in When Will Affinity Be A Real Photoshop Contender?   
    It's already an alternative, It may not fit your needs but It does for many. I stand corrected, but I get the impression from you that adobe needs to be crushed in order for affinity to be a success (A lot like that Windows vs MAC Crap). Alternative does not mean it has to match feature to feature. For me any professional tool must offer CMYK support for Offset as the bare minimum. I never really saw Affinity overtaking Adobe to begin with, but as a niche market for some design professionals like myself. 
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    kirknurse got a reaction from davemac2015 in When Will Affinity Be A Real Photoshop Contender?   
    What exactly are your requirements? I used Photoshop for 22 years and yes it does lack some features but it is no way a slouch. Just because development is slow does not mean it has stopped. Programming is complex, and their team is no way as large as Adobe's, it will take time. I am genuinely curious what as to what's a must for you? As I used photoshop as early as version 2.0, and had to do many of the automated task manually, so none of the issues with Photo are a deal-breaker for me. 
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    kirknurse got a reaction from Highvoltage in Affinity Designer Public Beta (RC1) - 1.5.0.25 (Windows)   
    Hi I am having an issue with font selection. Before I could start to type the first letter and it would jump down to the list to fonts beginning with that letter but now I can only use the up and down arrows to select the font I require.
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