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    : Germany-Bavaria
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    Typography, Printing, Grafik-Design, Photography, Knife forging - Member of ANBC, Watches, Nature
  1. Wow? So significant! Maybe a Mac-Affinity-Problem?
  2. I don't see any dithering, not in the screenshot.png or in the saved .jpg. The screenshot shows how the colors are shown on my calibrated enviroment.
  3. On Windows I don't have this issue.
  4. And why You would do this in Tex? An grphic orientant workflow with live control is in m.o. the better way. There is no only one thing to do – there are many, so the workflow for a new and modern publishing app may be so easy as possible.
  5. O.K. guys, I say it how I see the thinks. Since 2015 I and manny others waiting for a Indesign/Quark replacement. 4 Years of development and the main things for professional DTP aren't iclude. So for what is this dicussion? If You are happy with the situation is it o.k. But I'm not. I earn with my work money. A-Publisher shell be a professinal tool, but it seems not be so far. The best App they make until is APhoto. ADesigner lack too, like now the Beta of APublisher. There is many, many work for the Serif-Team. BTW I don't need Ipad Aps of professional Desktop-Softwares.
  6. We are talking here about professional DTP software. So you can/must also expect professional functions. The anchoring of graphics is such a function and was e. g. supported by PageStream at the beginning of the 1990s in the first version. Word, Openoffice and other word processors offer the anchoring of graphics, images and objects and I expect this from a professional DTP program. Serif showed with PagePlus that they can do that. Why are such functions not planned and implemented right from the start? As a professional I need and expect these functions, after all I also like to pay more for good software.
  7. With my books I create it often happens that graphics, tables and pictures have to be anchored in the running text. If the author makes changes to the text, this can give rise to nasty surprises and the search for the right place in the text becomes disgusting. For this reason, inserted content must be firmly anchored to the text passage. And if there is no other way, the whole paragraph must be wrapped and continued on the next page. This is also typographically correct. I hope that the function will be introduced soon in the A-Publisher and also for tables that can automatically wrap at the bottom of the page.
  8. ernie-f

    Data merge

    I'd like to know that too. Best with 400 addresses from a csv-file.
  9. Yes, the Serif Team does agreat job but important things like footnotes, anchoring pictures, and. . . are missing. I hope that everything will be implemented in the final version. Otherwise the Publisher is for me not professionally usable.
  10. Without footnotes, I don't have a chance to do some of my commissioned work. See picture.
  11. No preflight! In Indesign it is File> Package. In PP: Saving as packages It can be really frustrating when you transfer a file to another computer only to find that you are missing either an image or a typeface. The “Save as Package” feature allows you to gather together all the files that you’ve used in a publication, including fonts and linked graphics, for easy transfer to another computer or to a print bureau. When you package a publication, you create a special PPP file that contains the linked resources. This can be opened and extracted at a later date and will preserve the file links. This method allows you to continue work on the publication, without having to worry whether you’ve overlooked supporting resources. By including resources such as bitmaps, movies and sound files, regardless of whether they are linked or embedded, documents can be guaranteed to open on any machine. Including referenced fonts ensures that they will always look the same. To save a document as a package: Go to File>Save as Package… Type a name for your publication and choose a destination folder. Click Save. The Save as Package dialog appears. Check the Fonts option to include any font files within the package. The Linked Resources option is checked by default. Click OK. The file will be saved as a PPP file, but one that has special properties that allow PagePlus to recognise it as a package when it is next opened. Close the publication. When you save the file as a package, the file size will increase as it will include all of the resources and/or font files that have been used. Please bear this is mind if you intend to email the document as an attachment!
  12. It can be so easy. Why Serif don't look at ??? It can be handled a better way? Or NO? In German: Macht es doch besser! Jetzt ist die Gelegenheit!
  13. Linking photos is good. A function such as Indesign and PagePlus would be better. There you can save the file as a package. All images, graphics and fonts are saved in one folder and the program is told that the location of the images is now in the package folder. This is useful if, for example, you have to send the typesetting files to an agency, the publisher, etc. If you rename your image folder or move it to another hard drive or uninstall the fonts it will be hard to make everything available for AP again. I hope the publisher will still get this feature.
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    Print book layout

    Will be fine to have. +1