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About ernie-f

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  • Birthday 08/17/1959

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    Typography, Printing, Grafik-Design, Photography, Knife forging - Member of ANBC, Watches, Nature
  1. Page size is DIN A5. The Bodyext is Minon 10 points and only 3 levels for the chapters. All in all 404 pages an 4 pages cover. The chronic I set last week had 884 pages with 1.204 linked fotos. No chance to do it with A-publisher. I don't understand why the book-function like i.e. in PagePlus was not build in at the planingphase.
  2. Hello and thanks all for testing my document. After last Windows update I have no more problems to set up the widows and orphans scheme correctly. Maybe a graphics card driver problem? @: Pyanepsion thanks for your welcome. As for the speed of A-Publisher on my system, it is so slow that you can't work fluidly with it. QuarkExpress 2019 and also Indesign CC 2020 run 50-100 times faster. An example: Today I tried to set a 400 page novella with A-Publisher. Master pages, paragraph and character styles were configured quickly as usual. Inserting the text from Word is an imposition, takes forever and is full of mistakes. OK then just plaine text. A-Publisher needs for the insertion of plaine text and the generation of the pages about 20 seconds. When moving a page in the Page palette, A-Publisher takes 10-15 seconds until the views are rendered again and you can continue working. But even that is not possible because it takes another 5 seconds until you can do something in the main window again. Different in Indesign. The templates are similarly in A-Publisher fast and cleanly set. The text from Word is inserted quickly and well. Pure text is inserted and pages created faster than you can blink. QuarkExpress, TangoSolo and also the older PagePlus interact much faster than A-Publisher which moves like a snail. So far my experiences, this is for me not a prof. publish software. The approaches are there and good. Speed and still missing functions will probably take some time. Until then, I cannot work and earn money professionally with A-Publisher. As a hobbyist or for testing, it is quite nice, but nothing more.
  3. Ah all right thread is moved. Sorry, I wasn't paying attention. So I'm back from vacation and try to answer a few questions. 1. Widows and orphans are not set correctly. If I open the program again, it makes a completely different wrap than the one I saved the document. To explain: I work with Windows 10 Pro on an I7 workstation, 96 GB of RAM and with a dedicated graphics card with 4GB RAM. I own, or rather have purchased all affinity programs and keep them up to date. After my vacation I received an inquiry from a specialized publishing house, a chronicle with approx. 2000 images and many footnotes to set. The page count is estimated at approx. 600-800 pages. I have made my offer, but would never have the idea to realize something like this with Affinity Publisher. It's just not possible. The professionals among you will know which software can do such a project. So, this is a problem which I cannot solve with AF Publisher. Like I said, flyers and a small 16 page booklet go. But that's all. At least not at the moment.
  4. I have a lot of book typesetting and test Affinity Publisher from time to time. I have always tried to publish a project. I have not yet been able to set a single book with Publisher. It is simply impossible to work professionally with Affinity Publisher (neither v1. 7. 3 nor Beta v1. 8. 0. 523). The orphan and widow settings are a joke and so not usable. Footnotes are completely missing. Book function not available. The speed is so slow that it is unacceptable for a modern program. All in all, in my opinion the software has no sense in this way. For a few flyers or business cards there are enough alternatives. But for book typesetting? Serif I think this will take few years befor Publisher can be named so.
  5. Could you please change the behavior of the tools in Affinity Photo. I restore a lot of old photos and I am annoyed every time I have adjusted a tool, but it is misaligned again when I create a new file. For example the lasso, I set it to add, at the next file it is back to new. Why Affinity Photo can't remember the setting like in Photoshop. Same with the Restore Brush. Every time it jumps back on repair brush. That sucks! Same with fillings. If I select Inpaint, it will jump back the next time I use it. I wish that tool options, once set, should remain even after a restart. Just like in Photoshop.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. I'd like to know that too. Best with 400 addresses from a csv-file.
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