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  1. I have had a look at the adobe reader version and it looks complicated. I have now got a workable system (I think!) so I may try that another time, but I have not clearly understood how the pages have to be ordered to produce a two sided booklet. However, many thanks for pointing this our
  2. Many thanks. I am going to try working via the microsoft print to pdf. But those tolls may comeinhandy.
  3. Hey thanks.I did not know such a thing existed. I have tried it and got the Argentine answer (i.e. 98% right, with a critical 2% missing). At present it is producing the right page pairs (I think), but my printer friend would prefer to have all the outers, then all the inners, if you know what I mean . I need to apply a couple of coats of thinking about it, but it is certainly far, far easier than trying to manually build the file. It avoids nearly all of the issues I have reported above. So thankyou again!!!!!
  4. I wish I knew! Are you using a Mac? I am on Windows.
  5. Fixx Thanks for the thought. .The owner of the printer has been producing print for local customers for some years but assembles his booklets manually(!!) I suspect he will be unwilling to play with the printer settings. In any case Publisher should be able to produce a pdf file compiled for a booklet - and it seems it is possible on a mac, but not on Windows (unless someonecan show me how). Lets see if Serif respond
  6. Mark You have indicated that there is a door there somewhere. All I need is someone to show me where it is! Thankyou
  7. Thankyou. It looks incredibly simple, except I do not have what you call "The PDF pulldown menu" . Where do I get that?
  8. By the way, the sketch image crossing the two pages does not copy easily. That is a separate issue which we solved by another means. For the moment,leave that to one side.
  9. So far so good -well almost! I am trying to produce a booklet based on a document of A4 pages, with a 2 page spread, starting on the right. Clearly this needs to print on A3 I have a friend who has an A3 printer. So the easy option is to get a driver for his printer. and install it on my computer It is an OKI C9000 . But if I try to download the driver for this printer it will cost $10 with no guarantee it will work. This would mean connecting my computer to his printer. The second option would be for him to load Affinity Publisher onto his computer, which he is not too keen to do. (I am working on it!) A third option, which we tried, would be to construct a booklet file by copying page by page from my document ( 2 page spread, start on right) to a new document that would produce the booklet result (two page spread, start on left and work out manually which pages go where!). It does not work. Let me explain. If you have text that flows from one page to another, then when you copy a page including such text (especially when it is not the first page), it copies the whole story, not just the text visible on the page. What we need is something equivalent to the image "copy flattened" - i.e. when you copy from a page in Publisher it would copy the text that appears on the page, not the whole story. There could be a workaround which involves isolating the text on each page manually, and breaking the flow links. That, however, would be slow, tedious and error prone. That is unless any of you bright guys can offer an alternative If this explanation is not clear enough, I will try to produce a video demonstrating the problem. Plse let me know. In the meantime I offer 2 screen grabs 1: The basic APub document page, showing the right hand page selected 2: What happens when you copy that page and try to paste the result on a right hand page. Note that the whole story has been selected and flows on
  10. Something horrid has happened. I would like to load an older version of my Affinity Publisher file.Is this possible?If so how?
  11. More useful advice. Much appreciated, thankyou
  12. Thanks both. Most informative. It is something I have never doe before and at my age (77) having difficulties getting my mind round it.
  13. I am producing a book on 2-sided A4 pages. In the past I have printed these and used a comb binder. I have been offered an opportunity to print on A3 sheets and stitch. It is an attractive option. Is there any software in Publisher that will arrange the pages for printing in this way? Likely to take a week or so.
  14. It had never occurred to me to select from the pages column. I will give that a try. Well, thanks to you guys, I have learned quite a bit; and I think I may have surfaced a few issues that deserve thinking about. Inanother post I have learned that Serif are considering issues relating to the promotion of objects from the master to the live page. It therefore looks like this is a work on progress, and we will have to wait for those bright lads in Nottingham to think it through. So, unless anyone has anything major to say, I suggest we pause this discussion.
  15. Interesting question! At the bottom of the layer stack there was a group called basic that I do not remember creasing. It contains objects like page numbers and also a couple of picture frames all originally created on the master. If I include this in the Group, the guides disappear. They do not disappear of I include everything else in the Group. I am slowly lurching (with my 77 yr old brain) toward an understanding, but I would say that this situation is far from transparent. It needs a couple of coats of looking at!
  16. The guides were created across a 2 page master page. When I grouped the layers that I had created for the left hand page, all the guides disappeared, My aim was to simplify the development process. That is all.
  17. So I thought it would be a good idea when I had developed the left hand side of a two page spread to group all the layers on the left page before editing the right hand page. But then I lost all the guides! Explain plse!
  18. While Ienjoythe wit, I cannot understand how to use the section manager to crete a new section and then to set its startpage numerb to (usually) 1. At its simplest. I have a cover, an inside cover,and then I want page 3 to be labelled page 1
  19. Thanks for the clarity and speed of your answer, and I agree with the proposed approach.
  20. In Serif PagePlus it is possible to place an object (such as a picture frame,) on a master page, then promote it to create an individual instance on each page. I cannot see how to do this in APub. Advice please?
  21. I am learning to use Nik Collection, using the free version at present. Simon Foster, in his tutorials recommends using ProPhotoRGB (or as a second best AdobeRGB). The thread above suggests that sRGB gives least trouble, but not the best results Prophoto RGB does not exist on my computer (Windows 10 , APh 1.,6.5.135) . Can this be explained? Screen grab of profile options attached Any advice welcome
  22. So it will be worth keeping a 32bit version of PagePlu, which will do mailmerge. Will that continue to be supported (until Apub has a mailmerge function?
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