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    dominik reacted to djb21au in My full book project experience: a shoutout to the developers   
    Just wanted to share my recent experience. I've just laid out a full 250-page book in APu and overall it has been excellent to work with. I'm not a highly experienced graphics guy though I have done two or three books previously in InDesign. While acknowledging the advice not to work on important jobs in the beta, I couldn't resist the urge not to spend the money on an ID subscription again and also to give this software a proper go. The only significant headache I had was some instability when files got too big (about 30MB) so I ended up splitting the task into three parts and merging the PDFs at the end. This had obvious implications for the table of contents but it wasn't too onerous. Working with the smaller files there were no crash issues at all.
    My book wasn't overly complex though it includes quite a number of illustrations and a few tables. Import was from MS Word, with which I found it easier to simply copy and paste text across rather than importing the .docx file (that function was added about halfway through this project). Working with the basic design elements, with styles, text flow and so on was really a breeze. The interface is slick and much nicer to work with than Indesign. One thing I missed was anchors/cross-references, which I'm sure will arrive at some point so I no longer have to manually update references to other pages, but again this was a small issue.
    All in all I can't wait for the full release. Thanks team!


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    dominik reacted to walt.farrell in Math support   
    Now that Publisher supports pinning images inline, it should at least be possible to use the same approach that works in ID.
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    dominik got a reaction from Jon P in Table cell fill colour not applying   
    Hi @Undecided,
    can you perhaps give a step by step description what you are doing?
    For me it works to assign cells a fill colour using the Table panel. See this screenshot:

     
    Cheers,
    d.
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    dominik got a reaction from cubesquareredux in Opening files in separate windows (instead of tabs)   
    I just discovered something interesting (on Windows):
    With two documents open and tabbed do the following:
    drag one tab to make it floating and then drag it to the left end of the screen. This puts the document window on the left half of the screen and shows on the right half all open windows (this is a Windows standard behaviour). in the right half you click on APub and it resizes to fill the right half of the screen. drag the remaining tab to make it float and then drag it to the right end of the screen. Result: two documents neatly side by side. This also works with four files in the corners of the screen. But it is certainly not as flexible as built in arrange capabilities.
    I've sworn to myself not to comment on Brexit. So I won't say anything about the second part of your post 
    d.
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    dominik got a reaction from thomaso in png export   
    Try this 

     
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    dominik got a reaction from mac_heibu in optical kerning?   
    Hello @Nanndc,
    welcome to the forum.
    I want to ask why one should / would use a font that does not have good kerning tables in the first place? If there is the need for this particualur font one has to deal with its lack of features.
    If it is an exotic/special font that cannot be replaced easily by a font with better attributes, this should be used only for a small amount of text and manual kerning should be no big deal.
    If you want to use such a font for a huge amount of text you'd be better off to look for a better working alternative.
    In the long run we will see if Affinity will have this. But for the moment it is not on the list
    Cheers,
    d.
     
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    dominik got a reaction from World View in Favorite Fonts   
    In the font drop down list there is a heart shape at the right side of each font entry. Click this to make the font a favourite.
    At the top of  the font drop down list there is a button to only display favourite fonts.
    You also can set defaults for the tools. I think this was explained in other threads already. It works for the text frame tool, too 
    d.
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    dominik reacted to Tourmaline in Adobe Bridge replacement DAM   
    add affinity publisher and then the .apub extension. It MIGHT show the thumbnails.
    Have a look at this thread, it might help.
     
    You also might be able to manually add the formats in xnviewMP
     

    Unfortunately that didn't work, only a placeholder.
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    dominik reacted to Tourmaline in Adobe Bridge replacement DAM   
    You could try to add the Affinity formats into the list of supported formats and the thumbnails might turn up. 
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    dominik got a reaction from World View in Favorite Fonts   
    In the font drop down list there is a heart shape at the right side of each font entry. Click this to make the font a favourite.
    At the top of  the font drop down list there is a button to only display favourite fonts.
    You also can set defaults for the tools. I think this was explained in other threads already. It works for the text frame tool, too 
    d.
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    dominik got a reaction from Old Bruce in Center text vertically in text box   
    Or the size of the frame is high enough right from the beginning. Say e.g. five lines. If the paragraph style fixes the text at the bottom of the frame then there should be room to grow upwards. Paragraph decorations could take care of borders, if needed.
    d.
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    dominik got a reaction from Alfred in Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.305 ready for release? (split)   
    Please keep in mind that one of the major features is not even there, yet: the Designer and Photo personas. This is perhaps not wrong but certainly missing before an official release 
    d.
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    dominik got a reaction from walt.farrell in TOC and Section Manager issues   
    This, of course, is the more common way and I should have thought of it in the first place 
    I was exploring the fill colours in text styles recently and maybe this is the reason why I had this solution at hand.
    d.
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    dominik got a reaction from DNA0101 in TOC and Section Manager issues   
    Hello @DNA0101,
    if your goal is to have headings in the TOC that do not display a page number you can achieve this.
    Just look for the character style that is assigned to the page number and edit it. Under 'Style > Character > Colour & Decorations' you click on 'Text fill' and there you can assign 'no fill' this particular style. That way the numbers will not be displayed. See attached screenshot.

    I also append my test document for you to investigate.
    d.
    TOC.afpub
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    dominik got a reaction from DNA0101 in TOC and Section Manager issues   
    Hello @DNA0101,
    if your goal is to have headings in the TOC that do not display a page number you can achieve this.
    Just look for the character style that is assigned to the page number and edit it. Under 'Style > Character > Colour & Decorations' you click on 'Text fill' and there you can assign 'no fill' this particular style. That way the numbers will not be displayed. See attached screenshot.

    I also append my test document for you to investigate.
    d.
    TOC.afpub
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    dominik reacted to haakoo in Opening files in separate windows (instead of tabs)   
    https://www.howtogeek.com/181681/4-hidden-window-management-tricks-on-the-windows-desktop/
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    dominik got a reaction from fde101 in Automatically jump to a layer in the layer window when selected from workspace   
    From what I know this option is already available: 'Preferences > User Interface > Show Selection in Layers Panel'.
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    dominik reacted to Fixx in Books   
    Modern software should handle hundreds of pages, images or no images. I hope correcting linked images bug proves Publisher to be modern software.
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    dominik reacted to walt.farrell in Sections within Publisher   
    Thanks, dominik. I had seen Petar's post about pinned tables working, but hadn't really thought about pinning inside tables. Good to know that's working, too
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    dominik got a reaction from walt.farrell in Sections within Publisher   
    I tested pinning (float and inline) a little thoroughly. I pinned multiple little objects within an itself pinned (floating) table. Goal was to see, how nested pinning behaves.
    All this works well.
    And as @Petar Petrenko posted: inline tables are possible this way.
    I had multiple floating objects on the page. No crashes so far. This feature really looks promising.
    I haven't tried it in a long document, though.
    d.
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    dominik got a reaction from appaulmac in EPUB, Mobi and other formats for ebooks   
    I want to point you to this posting by Patrick Connor which, to me, seems to be the opposite of refuse or take notice.
    Cheers,
    d.
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    dominik got a reaction from fde101 in Books   
    If I may jump in with a test I did this week with a 425 page book project I recently finished (that I cannot share here).
    For a test I set up a very basic APub document with only one page in the size of the original file. I also created a master page to work with that later.
    Then I copied the whole text from LibreOffice and pasted it to a text frame on page one. This took several seconds.
    Then, with a SHIFT + click on the overflow icon, I envoked the automatic creation of all the pages needed.
    APub took several minutes (5?) to finish, but did not crash.
    After that working within the file was 'acceptable'.
    My conclusion: long documents are possible but there are problems with performance and file size.
    This may improve over time but we are not there, yet.
    d.
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    dominik reacted to Patrick Connor in Page spread limitations   
    We do expect to add more "document models" to Affinity Publisher but additional functionality in this area is not planned before the 1.7 launch. Having personally implemented the doc models in PagePlus over 15 years ago I know that it is not as simple as it may appear, particularly with adding removing and reordering pages, in documents that can have mixed orientations and even page sizes and master page sizes.
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    dominik got a reaction from garrettm30 in text   
    Look for 'Edit > Defaults > Synchronize from  Selection'.
    First you create a text the way you want to have your default with the artistic text tool. Them mark this text and select the above menu entry. From now on artistic text will start out with this setting.
    d.
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    dominik reacted to AdamW in Bug or feature? Pinning > Base position   
    Thanks. I have logged this and it will be fixed in the next update.
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