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    Cineman got a reaction from David GW in How add Hyperlink (url) on the text   
    Agree. Important feature.
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    Cineman got a reaction from David GW in How add Hyperlink (url) on the text   
    Agree. Important feature.
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    Cineman got a reaction from Tom Blyth in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    Plenty of professionals will count on the inclusion of a Word import feature from Day 1 as well. It's a core requirement of any page layout application as the vast majority of the business world and other sectors generate their copy in Word. This feature needs to be in the first release or many people who might otherwise adopter sooner, will wait and adopt later. Of all the basic features not yet fully finished or included, I'd probably put this at the top of the list, then for next release INDD / IDML files should be at the top of the list (unless driving adoption by InDesign users is not a goal, which it may not be for the first cycle or two).
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    Cineman got a reaction from Harold Trammel in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    The sooner the better. This is a nuts-and-bolts level feature for any layout app.
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    Cineman got a reaction from Harold Trammel in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    The sooner the better. This is a nuts-and-bolts level feature for any layout app.
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    Cineman got a reaction from David GW in How add Hyperlink (url) on the text   
    Agree. Important feature.
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    Cineman got a reaction from Rachael000 in Hide frame edges / Preview   
    Yep. Should be a single key available by default that hides every type of visual aid or guide that is not a part of the content. Tap key a second time to bring back the working view. I use this constantly and would be pretty frustating to have to replace it with multiple menu options and shortcuts. Please set up a global / catch-all setting for this.
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    Cineman reacted to pualv in Publisher - Editing Duplicated Text   
    I agree with the original post. To me master objects should be editable on the page. The master is there to maintain position and box content style. Having the content of the master pages fixed limits their use.
    The ability to edit the master page objects on the content page which then changes the master page is confusing. I suppose you could just lock it. Just as I suppose you could set up your page and duplicate as Wim suggests. But these seem like workarounds because the master page doesn't do what you'd expect it to.
    Related (though perhaps could do with a new post) – what about setting up master pages with linked text boxes? What if you want to create a booklet of 100 pages where each page contains an identical text box linked to the next page? As far as I can see this would involve setting up a page, creating 99 duplicates and then linking each text box manually. No one's going to do that.
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    Cineman got a reaction from Tom Blyth in Publisher does not recognize WORD .docx files!   
    Plenty of professionals will count on the inclusion of a Word import feature from Day 1 as well. It's a core requirement of any page layout application as the vast majority of the business world and other sectors generate their copy in Word. This feature needs to be in the first release or many people who might otherwise adopter sooner, will wait and adopt later. Of all the basic features not yet fully finished or included, I'd probably put this at the top of the list, then for next release INDD / IDML files should be at the top of the list (unless driving adoption by InDesign users is not a goal, which it may not be for the first cycle or two).
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    Cineman got a reaction from David GW in How add Hyperlink (url) on the text   
    Agree. Important feature.
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    Cineman got a reaction from A_B_C in Handling bleed in 1.7.0.58 (split)   
    As a former photo editor I'm going to suggest you pull back the green saturation on those leaves unless it's some kind of color matching issue? First example looks normal / believable. Second example looks like a leprechaun relieved himself on the leaves in the foreground and far background. Or possibly they were fertilized with plutonium? <g>
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    Cineman got a reaction from SrPx in Affinity Word?   
    Libre Office works pretty well. Google Docs can be OK too as long as you're not talking about long-form documents. As for Microsoft, at least on the Mac side, it seems with each new version their installers become more and more complex and less reliable. And often the initial releases are buggy as sin, despite MS having years between versions to test and stabilize things. I understand sometimes it's unavoidable (we're moving to 365 where I work) but I encourage anyone who can get away from MS office to do so.
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    Cineman got a reaction from MikeO in Improvements to spot inks are needed (swatches, export)   
    Agreed. This is a "don't fix what isn't broken" area. To the extent they legally can, they should mimic the different panel types and behaviors in InDesign, when it comes to working with Pantone swatches and the like. Not talking about the Cloud stuff, just the basic panel types (one for books, one for the custom set you're using in the current document, etc). Also would be nice if in the book panel or wherever we have to choose from, a text search field that auto-completes so we can just type in the number of the swatch instead of scrolling and scanning.
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    Cineman reacted to Seneca in Affinity Word?   
    You don't have to use Microsoft Word.
    There are free alternatives to it and just as good: LibreOffice, OpenOffice and many more.
    In fact, affinity can read paragraph and character styles form one of these programs. So that's an extra bonus.
    I don't think Affinity will ever want to go in that direction. But hey, who knows.
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    Cineman reacted to Jeremy Bohn in Improvements to spot inks are needed (swatches, export)   
    Ya I really think they need to look at how InDesign and QuarkXpress do it.
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    Cineman reacted to Jeremy Bohn in Improvements to spot inks are needed (swatches, export)   
    I agree about the color and spot inks. I think the Swatches palette is the wrong function. It should be showing swatches in your document only. What it is currently showing are Swatch Books which should be a different palette like with Adobe. Then you can move a swatch into your document.
    Note that you can see which swatches are in your document in the Swatch palette's popup menu - choose Document.
    The Affinity color swatches that are there aren't very useful in a print environment either. Since you're working in CMYK, the swatch breakdowns should be in CMYK when you view them in list view. They don't though, they are in HSL.
    Then there doesn't appear to be a way to move a swatch from one of the swatch books into the document swatches.
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    Cineman reacted to Christoph Daniel in Multiple columns...   
    As Fixx already mentioned, you will find more options through View -> Studio -> Text frame, including controls for the gutter. One of the tutorial videos also explains this quite nicely.
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    Cineman got a reaction from David GW in How add Hyperlink (url) on the text   
    Agree. Important feature.
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    Cineman reacted to Chris_K in Simple conversion from InDesign   
    We are looking at IDML import but this is not something that will be available for initial release
    Thanks
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    Cineman reacted to Nightmayor in Save custom page setup   
    What I need is the facility in the new document page set-up dialogue to create custom sized page(s) and then save them so that I don't have re-enter values everytime I start a new issue of our magazines or catalogues. I am pleased with what I see so far and wish Serif/Affinity great success!

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    Cineman reacted to jmwellborn in REQ: Pica measuring system   
    Ok gang.  Please look up Pica (typography) in Wikipedia.  In the meantime, here is a handy-dandy conversion table for all of us fossils.  Picas on the left, points on the right.  Inches and millimeters are irrelevant.  Maybe it will help, in the meantime.  Hopefully just "meantime."
     
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    Cineman reacted to kimtorch in REQ: Pica measuring system   
    I don't have a horse in this race but the company I work for has been printing/publishing for 98 years and stopped using picas around 25 years ago when we dropped hot metal. I'm not going to suggest AP shouldn't have 'traditional' publishing measures, just that I believe much of the printing/publishing world has moved on.
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    Cineman got a reaction from Fixx in Affinity Publisher is not a copy of InDesign - no massive fail!   
    I think what the original complaint video shows — aside from the original plaintiff being short-sighted and impatient — is that with professional design apps there is often "more than one way to skin a cat." People develop habits over a long period of time to achieve some specific output in an app, and when a new app comes along and does it a different way, the people looking for something new say that the new app is doing it the wrong way.
    We all have to be careful about this, making sure our feature requests don't amount to "this is wrong because it's not the way InDesign does it." There are some things missing which are obvious and need to work like InDesign and other apps — like standard bleed controls and previews, sync locks for margin and bleed settings dialogs, and number of pages when setting up a new document — that need to be added before this is ready for prime time. Other things are less obvious. Example: Initially I find the Page Break controls behave differently than expected and more complicated than they need to be. But after some discussion and additional tests I can at least see why it might've been done differently. So now I take the position that while it could be made simpler — my opinion hasn't changed there — the solution might not be "make it work like this other apps," but "give us a preference for the default behavior to work like the other apps."
    Bottom line for InDesign and Quark users, it's reasonable to expect that certain kinds of standarized features and commands will look and behave similar in Publisher, but it's less reasonable to think that multi-step workflows will look alike (or should look alike).  InDesign is a good application overall and superior to Quark IMO, but it has grown some warts and the idea of a new app is to find the weak areas where Adobe has failed to innovate or to make things simple enough (or stable enough or fast enough), and do better. Perfect example: even though the UI is divided up in strange ways (IMO), look at the power of the text wrap (outline) controls in Publisher compared to InDesign. That's the kind of stuff we're looking for IMO. 
    What Adobe has done well (and which is not patented or otherwise legally prohibited from being copied), Affinity should follow that lead — don't fix what isn't broken. And what Adobe doesn't do as well, or for things that have no well-agreed-upon workflow (like the one the original video complained about), Affinity should do something new if they think their way is faster or more intuitive. We should all expect to unlearn some habits; that's unavoidable. Where we should focus is things we know work well and with minimal clicks in other apps, that are less efficient or produce a worse result in Publisher. IMHO. I don't think the example in the original video qualifies.
    (One other thing the impatient guy didn't bother to check was whether "the missing shortcut" could be easily assigned in Publisher preferences. It can. AFAICT every command in every menu can be assigned a custom shortcut and saved collectively as a keyboard preset.)
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    Cineman reacted to IndigoMoon in Affinity Publisher is not a copy of InDesign - no massive fail!   
    Not so complicated, Norbert ;-) . Just convert the triangle shape into a picture frame via Layer --> Convert to Picture Frame
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    Cineman reacted to jarcon in Paste FX required   
    It will be great to be able to copy and paste FX like Photo and Designer works.
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