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  1. I've read a number of posts about the (lack of) the ability to cross reference to another part of a book. In Page Plus you could cross reference to headings or anchors, but all I can see in AP is cross reference to the previous or next text frame. I'm converting a book (a software manual/tutorial that is updated every year) from PP to AP - each chapter consists of a set of autoflowed text frames on subsequent pages. I want to make updating the book easy to do each year. Is there a workround that anyone has discovered? Individual indexes? Alternatives seem to be manually adding the cross references, which will need to be updated every time I add a page to the book, or referring the reader to the index. OR... what I love to know is if cross referencing will be expanded to include at least headings in the near future. From Page Plus:
  2. Yes, I've understood and it works! Thanks for that.I'll keep the references to a minimum for now, as it's a bit fiddly, and keep my fingers crossed that this is on the roadmap! Much appreciated :-)
  3. Thank you Walt, that's great suggestion. I'll try it out later today :-)
  4. Humm, thanks Paul. Sadly, I rather stupidly began converting the book with new content in AP (so I can edit the screenshots natively) and now I'm stuck between workflows.
  5. Just a bit puzzled here. I'm labeling screenshots in Designer and then using them in Serif Page Plus. Both appear to be set the British(UK) English - at least they both tell me that Color is miss spelt. However, the words Calliper and Caliper appear to cause a conflict! PagePlus insists it has two Ls (an "alternative" UK spelling), Designer insists it has one L. Do programs each provide their own dictionaries? Can I set either program up to share the dictionary of the other? (You can tell I have work I should be getting on with :-) )
  6. No, I've posted the Anchor Panels for Page Plus, not the Pinning panels from Windows AP.
  7. I came here to thank Affinity for adding this feature, as it appears to have the same functionality as the PagePlus Anchor feature, so for those of us who are hoping to move on from PagePlus 9 and are producing large books it is a very welcome. However, there appears to be more features in PP than AP, so I've posted a screenshot from PP. It looks like Wrap settings have been replaces by Wrap style editing. What I'm struggling with at the moment is getting the program to remember the Distance from Text settings
  8. Are you inbedding your images or linking them? The feature in Page Plus allows illustrations to be stored in the document file or linked to externally, and when PP was only 32 bit this was very useful. However, when it went 64 bit I had no issue leaving illustrations embedded. Memory use was high, but memory is cheap. Don't use a background to every page though. From what I see in AP, it has the ability to do the same. I haven't tested it in detail because even with a 700 page book with almost as many illustrations, memory use is workable. What I can't do yet in AP is edit any text with the illustrations continuing to lining up with the parts of the book they refer to.
  9. Nobody will be forced, but many people have planned to transfer their workflow from PagePlus to AP. When I heard that PP would be withdrawn in favour of AP I put on hold a decision to change publishing programs because I assumed that AP would have the same functionality. I use PP to create a 700+ page book each year and updating it without inline graphics would be a nightmare. If AP isn't going to have inline graphics, I could have swapped to, and learned, another publishing program at least a year ago. I also bought AP and AD because they would integrate with AP. I expected that some features might no make the first release - perhaps Indexing or TOCs - but not being able to anchor my illustrations to the text they refer to is a huge ommision. That's a reason to be dramatic
  10. A "Me Too" here. I want to move from PPX9 for producing my next book and I don't think I can do that without the Float with text anchoring feature. It's a software tutorial/manual and getting on for 700 pages. It's on the roadmap - great :-) - but are we talking over six months? If so, I better stick with PP :-(
  11. I was very pleased to find that copy and paste of text between PagePlus and AP brought my test styles across and put them in the styles drop-down! Thanks Serif :-)
  12. Of course, the other issue with using the shape tool is that the arrow head length is proportional. So if I need a series of arrows pointing at various things, either the length of the arrows all need to be the same size or the size of the heads will be different - unless I do a secondary edit operation to lengthen the arrow once it is created. So although I use the shape tool in AP/AD, and now I know about how to rotate it at the time of creation that's going to help, the line drawing function with fixed size arrow heads that I was using in photoshop was far, far quicker. Click where you want the line to start, drag to where you want it to end. No key/mouse button combination to remember, job done.
  13. If I change the context toolbar setting for arrowhead types and proportional size without an object selected these become active for all future uses in that document. But how to make this the program default? Edit - sorry, that stays the default for new documents as well. However, the setting still seem to revert when you close and restart the program?. I'll stop posting and research this a bit more - it doesn't look like the proportional setting can be increased above 100% without an object selected?
  14. I think I've worked it out for a single document Being a PC user, I didn't realize that the Rt-click button added functions.
  15. Thanks. Is there a way of making the choice of ends or single ended arrows the default? I know how to adjust the head length, but can I make my new choice the default?
  16. Right, so if I hold down both mouse buttons that works. So now what I need to do is work out how to define the default arrow to have the right sized head and only have one.
  17. Yes I know they can rotated after they have been created. I thought that Alfred was offering in practical workaround.
  18. Have I missed something? When I use the shape tool to create a (straight) arrow, I hardly ever want it to be horizontal, so I then have to rotate it to the required angle. Is there a way of defining the angle as I'm drawing the shape?
  19. Brilliant! You've just saved me hours! Easy when you know where to look. Many Thanks :-)
  20. I'm far from a power user, and I still haven't had time to work through any tutorials, but I'm trying to use Affinity Photo instead of my very ancient copy of Adobe Photoshop. One feature that I use quite frequently is leveling the horizon on a photo. In Photoshop you can use the measure tool along the line you want to make straight, and then when you open up the rotation panel, the Arbitrary value has been automatically set to the value needed to make the correction. One click and the the photo is leveled perfectly. Is there anything like that in Photo (or Designer - I've bought them both)? Thanks in advance
  21. I know this is probably because of my sloppy workflow, but I often end up with many designs open at the end of a session. (I'm mostly bringing in screenshots and labeling them. To this end I've found the Close All feature in Photoshop useful. Any chance this could be added to Designer?
  22. English (UK) as per the screenshot. (Word seems to agree with PagePlus) Maybe this is just an error/discrepancy in the dictionary provided. I thought that maybe they would be common dictionaries. But if you are seeing Calliper as wrong with Designer set to UK, then it must be my setup.
  23. Humm... Well on my setups, they don't. in the screenshot, the PagePlus version is above (and in my opinion correct) and the Affinity one is below, and differs from what you say you see in your post. I admit this is a very trivial thing, I just am puzzled :-)
  24. I'm not a graphics wiz by any stretch, but I find the sarcasm in one or two posts in this thread somewhat annoying. I use Serif Page Plus for producing 500+ page books with loads of screenshots. I can do all my simple illustration work on a "free" copy of Adobe CS2, including drawing a line at any angle with an arrowhead to point at something on a screenshot, and now I'm trying to move to Affinity in anticipation of the Publishing program I'm trying to use Designer. The current method - creating a double headed arrow with the arrow tool and then having switch off one end of the arrow and then having to rotate it - has probably added hours to to the production of my last book. So, please, soon :-)
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