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    PDFs

    With fonts not being found that have same names this could be a number of things, ttf font used and system has otf or visa versa. Also fonts from different platforms such as Mac and PC. Though the font may have same or nearly similar name there may be a difference code wise. I had this issue with PagePlus, PageMaker, Quark and Corel so it isn't unique and usually resolves itself with updating Panose substitution tables over time as you come across them. I have had major issues converting pdfs that were Printed from InDesign rather than Exported where tracking and leading are all screwed up. My solution on those files is I simply delete them and tell the customer to supply them with export and include fonts that may not be embedded.
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    Can't view items on pasteboard?

    Thanks, may want to change default options so new users don't get confused.
  3. Is there a setting to be able to see items placed on the pasteboard?
  4. You may have problems with pdf's generated from InDesign if they are Printed as pdf vrs Exported. Recently I had a slew of InDesign generated pdf files that were not editable in any program because the font's did not embed in a way they could be edited. Characters missing, leading issues, character spacing errors, text blocks scrambled and not continuous. Adobe seems to be blocking many new fonts from Typekit from being fully embedded. I any case I highly recommend testing first before you retire the old files. There is a good chance that some may need to be recreated anyways. As far as Affinity having the import option for InDesign it is highly unlikely, Affinity is not going to even import PagePlus files which leaves many of us stuck. I wish they would reconsider and come up with a converter or import option. Marketing wise it would make the transition to Affinity line or products more enticing but with the lack of legacy support they will simply lose a good portion of their customer base that have legacy files they need to access.
  5. Thanks that helps but hides all panels not the side ones so you lose access to the tool bars.....
  6. I meant horizontally, can't seem to expand the work space.
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    Update Selection to Style?

    Creating the styles in advance is less intuitive and awkward. In PagePlus and Quark you can simply create a headline, body copy, captions specimens and simply update an entire document by updating the style sheet from the selection. This makes approvals and revisions far less cumbersome. The way it exists now you have to go to the menu options on the style sheet and make the revision there. This is time consuming and old school reminiscent of Pagemaker. I couldn't even fathom doing a menu with the old way anymore, would drive me nuts.
  8. Transparency on imported images doesn't do anything.
  9. I have some pdf 1.3 files that where generated by a scanner and can't import or open them in the last 2 AP. They import fine in PagePlus.
  10. Import an eps and the bounding box is blank, nothing shows on screen.
  11. Import a pdf, jpg or any other file and the opacity slider doesn't do anything.
  12. Is it possible to collapse or resize the side work panels so we have more workspace on the page and pasteboard? PP and DP both have the ability to resize the tool panels as well as collapse them.
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    Update Selection to Style?

    That is not the same as we had in PP. That is one of the least efficient and cumbersome way of defining a style. PP you simply highlight the modified text then choose the style in the list and click the drop down and "Update" to match. Even Quark still has that.
  14. I had an ad book that became corrupted in PPP. I was hoping to convert a previous version in Affinity Publisher but since there is no way of doing that and the fact that I can't even copy paste the pages between the 2 programs I feel unless there is a converter or import feature then Affinity Publisher will be useless to me. I had been doing these ad books for a very long time and regrettably turned the job down because I do not have a reliable program to work with. I AM NOT GETTING INDESIGN that is not an option for me. I despise Adobe, had to fight spammers for over 2 years, had to change my bank debit card because of their data breach.
  15. Many of the users here I am sure are wondering if there will be an import feature for PagePlus files. Will there be one?
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