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  1. You can see which standards Adobe has set in terms of price. Everyone thinks that a good program must cost 1000 euros. However, Adobe's prices do not arise from the utility value, but from the maximum possible exchange value. In other words, Adobe takes what they can get and not what the software is really worth. Just a small example: When Photoshop was still sold, the price in Germany was always twice as high as in North America. No one here understood that. The anger about Adobe was already there before the subscription model.
  2. Oh, for God's sake: No two versions please!
  3. This is only about ADesigner 1.7. Is there also a preview of APhoto 1.7?
  4. Serif! Affinity can't talk. Not yet
  5. I have taken the trouble to list the features that I think should be available in the first version of APub. It is not a matter of implementing as many functions as possible, but of creating a solid and stable layout program. I think most of these things Serif has already planned. 01. rulers and auxiliary lines 02. sample pages 03. page pagination and section numbering 04. basic graphic shapes (line, rectangle, ellipse, polygon) 05. the ability to edit objects and paths 06. boolean operators 07. concatenated text frames 08. paragraph and character formats (but better than in AD) 09. possibility to convert text to paths 10. Placing text in arbitrary objects (shape typeset) 11. place text on paths (text path) 12. place text around paths (contour guidance) 13. baseline grid 14. consideration of sentence errors (hurian children, cobbler's boys ...) 15. spell checking and hyphenation 16. Optical Margin alignment (Text) 17. tabs 18. search and replace 19. colours and colour gradients 20. effects (like drop shadows, 3D, etc. - like in AP and AD) 21. interpret transparent areas in images (TIFF) 22. automatic tables of contents and indexes 23. levels 24. tables 25. (IDML import) 26. PDF export
  6. Too many cooks spoil the porridge. (German proverb)
  7. Of course, you are free to create your own definitions (e. g. according to the degree of popularity). I just wanted to put some order in the terminology. Nobody is forced to create their publications with InDesign. But everyone must adhere to the PostScript specifications of the PDF format. No indd files are expected from the print service providers, but PDFs. That's why this is the industry standard.
  8. An industry standard does not define the use of something (e. g. a program) but the adherence to something (e. g. the PDF norm).
  9. AD and APub have the same code base. FrameMaker is totally unsuitable for creative design!
  10. IDML support is of course important. This will be difficult enough, because even Adobe makes mistakes here. I'm interested in another subject: InDesign files are never backward-compatible. This disturbs many users colossally. Will this also be the case with APub files?
  11. InDesign is not an industry standard. A program cannot be an industry standard because other programs produce similar-looking results. There is a single standard of relevance that Adobe has created, and that is PDF format. It is therefore very important that APub is able to create flawless PDFs. Serif is certainly capable of this.
  12. Is there a timetable? Until then, I will no longer deal with the topic of text styles.
  13. 1. The difference is that Photoshop doesn't remember a selection when the session is closed. I can also move a layer in spite of the selection. 2. Can you give me an example of how a selection like the one in chris.bannu's picture is made? I've only seen something like this before in gradient masks. But even there the selection is still partly visible. And what the hell does the vagrant selection have to do with the inserted image? The stupid thing is that nothing points to this selection. You can of course get used to pressing Ctrl+D as a precaution after opening a project. But that is impracticable.
  14. Thanks Chris I don't know if there is a difference between Mac and Windows. Have you ever tried to create, to assign and to customize text styles in Windows? The combined treatment of paragraph and drawing styles is also a mystery. I have many years of InDesign experience. Either it works completely different in Affinity, or it just doesn't work.
  15. At first glance, nothing is marked. How do I know that something is marked? And why is this invisible marker not removed when I mark something else?