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  1. Epubs should be a reflowable layout. Ereaders have problems with fixed layouts, they mostly do not look good. I think Apub is targetting tradional printing instead of the ereader/epub market segment. I am using Jutoh for my epub documents. I do not think it is a good idea for Apub to support epub/kindle compiling. Good epub documents do not contain much formatting because the user can change it in the blink of an eye. For true traditional printing or wordprocessing documents it is another matter. There layout is much more important and necessary.
  2. Hi, Our replies crossed each other. Why not creating the chart lines with a rectangle and the divider lines with the pen tool? However I added a second page and now used a table, grouped everything and when resizing everything resized perfectly. I attach the update project again. Chris GroupedRaster.afpub
  3. Hi, I drawed your raster with those rounded rectangles and some text. then I selected the chart, those rounded rectangles and the text by drawing a selection rectangle around them. Then in the context sensitive toolbar, somewhere in the middle you see "group". Just click on that and everything will be grouped. When you now drag the resizing handles, everything will resize with respect to the other grouped objects. I attached the demo project with this reply. Hope this helps. Chris GroupedRaster.afpub
  4. No, there is no word/character count in Publisher and it is not necessary. I am using Atlantis Wordprocessor and there is a very nice word/character count feature. You can even set a target to write. When you finish your text, you can copy and paste it in Publisher. When the import function is ready, you can import your text file.
  5. Inline graphics is a very important and necessary feature especially for the first release version.Many people are gonna be disappointed when it is not in the final release version. However, for those using math formula's and other objects, if you have a font creation program like Font Creator, you can made glyphs of your formulas and create it as a font. I do not know if OpenType is supported in Publishers yet, but when it is you can even create multi color glyphs if you wish. It is different when you want a photo or drawing flowing with your text. If the inline graphics/anchor feature will be implemented as in PagePlus, that would be perfect. A big "thank you" for the Affinity team. I like Publisher more and more with every update. Keep up the good work! Chris
  6. Hi Gdenby, Thank you very much for your example project which put me on the right track. Your help is very much appreciated. Chris
  7. Hi all, I like to make a kind of splash in 3D. Like paint which was fallen on a paper and then stretched out in all directions, just with an irregular shape and some drops. I wish to make this in Affinity Designer. I am looking for a tutorial how to create such a paint splash but I cannot find it. Do you know of any such tutorial so I can design and create my own splashes? Your help and advice will be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance. Have a very nice day. Chris
  8. @Dave Harris That will be great! Thank you all for Affinity Publisher which is an excellent tool already. You seem to be a cat lover, me too. Chris
  9. Individual colors for guides, so that guides can have different colors would be great! Hope the Affinity team can implement this. As an example I included a screencapture from another program. Chris
  10. Thank you Alfred, you are a very sharp reader. To be honest, I did not notice it at all. But yes, it does what Affinity does for Android. You are very good with words, so I am sure you are a talented writer. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Chris
  11. Hi again, Just found out when reading other threads on the Affinity forum, they will never plan an Android version like I will never buy any Apple device. However I have to draw on my Android based tablet and do not like to use any Adobe software too. So I looked for a replacement so I can finallise my sketches on the tablet in Affinity Designer for Windows. I installed "Infinite Design" which is free with the possibility to purchase additional content (which I did). I am still learning this nice app, but it looks a very promising alternative to Affinity Designer on Android. So if you are in the same situation like myself, try Infinite Design. I am sure you will not be disappointed. Chris
  12. This is not possible in any of the Affinity programs... yet. What I do is saving the empty file with the styles, formatting, colors and then open it again and use "Save as..." so not changing the original file. I know it is not optimal but works for me.
  13. Hi, There is affinity Designer for iOS. It should be nice if there will also be an Affinity Designer for Android. Any plans for creating an Affinity Designer for Android? Thank you. Chris
  14. If I remember correctly someone of Affinity mentioned that e-publishing is not a target of Affinity Publisher. If you want to create ebooks for all the platforms you mentioned, go for Jutoh. Jutoh is relatively easy to learn and very powerful and precise. I tried many ebook creation softwares including Scrivener and none of them get close to Jutoh. I am using mainly Jutoh and sometimes Kotobee Author (for true interactive ebooks because it is easier in that category). With traditional desktop publishing, layout is very important. With ebooks it is just the opposite, mostly the reader controls the layout and the ebook reflows accordingly. For example, a font in an ebook can be choosen by the reader as also the fontsize. So your beautiful crafted ebook with fancy looking fonts, can easily gets lost because a reader choose another font. Or are you going to put a message at the start section of the ebook, please don't change the font, mine is better? Something else I do not understand, is that and correct me when I am wrong, you want to use the same layout for DTP in an ebook. I assume here you want to publish a paper and electronic version of your publication. For the reasons above, that is simply not possible and practical. Chris