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    spamjim got a reaction from Toshchak Pёs in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    Importing INDD requires that Publisher has the stable features to replicate what ID does. This is why you're not going to see INDD/IDML/INX import immediately.
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    spamjim got a reaction from Nok in Unlock or override item from master page   
    While this is contrary to the concept of a master page, it is a feature in another page layout app, and designers like to break templates all the time... It would be helpful to be able to selectively unlock/override a master page element from an individual page.
     
     
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    spamjim got a reaction from Michail in Unlock or override item from master page   
    You're welcome to check my words by following the steps I describe.
    Lighten up. There's no need for that kind of silliness.
    I cannot imagine why you'd be cranky with my post when I explicitly state that what you want is likely possible if the developers take it a small step further.
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    spamjim got a reaction from fde101 in Unlock or override item from master page   
    Joachim_L, I'm not reporting a problem.  I'm saying that Publisher appears to handle this function better than InDesign.
    Michail, to restore a master page, you can still "apply master..." to any page where you have edited detached master page elements. However, in the way that Publisher is detaching master page elements, it does not seem like it would be too much trouble for developers to allow the ability to restore individual elements instead of resetting the entire master page design.
     
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    spamjim got a reaction from xman in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    There's no need to carelessly classify another as an "apologist" to diminish their credibility and recognition of the reality. Nobody can expect to effectively import ID design data if you don't have the Affinity features ready yet to support features coming from ID.
    If you're old enough, look back to the advent of ID. It had a very crude PM and QXD importer. ID users most often had to recreate their legacy documents. ID has never had a QXD importer beyond version QuarkXPress 4 and the PM imports (from Adobe's own software) have always been garbage. Adobe had huge resources to develop importers with ID1 (and all subsequent releases) but still did not live up to our current expectations of Affinity.
    As you know, each page layout developer intentionally limits the interchange of their documents. We recognize this as "vendor lock in". Instead of blaming developers for not being able to read/import, we can blame ourselves for choosing a proprietary format.
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    spamjim got a reaction from ffionn in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    Importing INDD requires that Publisher has the stable features to replicate what ID does. This is why you're not going to see INDD/IDML/INX import immediately.
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    spamjim got a reaction from Rylek in Make guides easier to add or remove   
    Agreed.
    A workaround for now is to create a multi-column text frame on a master page. Drag guides from the rulers to align with the text frame's columns. Delete the text frame.
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    spamjim got a reaction from Neocreo in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    Importing INDD requires that Publisher has the stable features to replicate what ID does. This is why you're not going to see INDD/IDML/INX import immediately.
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    spamjim got a reaction from rcheetah in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    Importing INDD requires that Publisher has the stable features to replicate what ID does. This is why you're not going to see INDD/IDML/INX import immediately.
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    spamjim got a reaction from robinp in Make guides easier to add or remove   
    When using a text frame as a guide to draw page columns, you can adjust the gutter (gap between columns) under View -> Studio ->Text Frame.
     
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    spamjim got a reaction from robinp in Make guides easier to add or remove   
    Agreed.
    A workaround for now is to create a multi-column text frame on a master page. Drag guides from the rulers to align with the text frame's columns. Delete the text frame.
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    spamjim reacted to Neocreo in Make guides easier to add or remove   
    Love the beta of Publisher. Only thing I still am a bit annoyed with is setting guides, because they have to be set manually by distance (percentage or millimeter) rather than to add on X number of guides and have them evenly spaced from either margins or the page.
    May I suggest a checkbox in the Guides manager?

    [x] Space guides evenly
    And radio button for
    Align guides to (x)Margin ( )Page
    It would make it a breeze without having to do math.
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    spamjim reacted to Peter Werner in Column/Row Grid and Snaping for Column Edges   
    I may have missed something, but it would be incredibly helpful if the snapping options recognized column boundaries as snap targets. I think this is something that should definitely be in the 1.0 release.
    Also, a grid feature for layout grids with not only support for just vertical divisions for columns, but also horizontal rows would be fantastic. It should be possible to use different grid options per spread or master page.
    Ideally, there would also be an option to also rotate this grid at an angle and have rectangular text frames, shapes, images etc. be created and transformed and snapped at that angle to make layouts with slightly rotated content really easy without the need to place nested documents (and all the ugly workarounds that come with that like duplicated styles).
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