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  1. A few years ago I tried PDF2ID, with mixed results, but I gather it's improved now. It might help https://www.recosoft.com/products/pdf2id/ BTW I've finally given up on Affinity. Apub is no use at all for what I need to do - (get INDD files from the (non-profit) publisher and make epub versions for them.) There is no inclination at all from Serif to do anything about supporting Epubs in Apub. Jim
  2. Time for a repeat of the regular request. for epub support in Affinity Publisher. PLEASE implement epub export in Affinity Publisher soon. As I said in a previous post. I have had Affinity Publisher since the very beginning, but have never used it because I am not able to export .indd files to epub in Affinity Publisher. But I am now coming to the conclusion that this will never be implemented. If this is the plan, then please let us know so that we can finally uninstall Affinity publisher and move on.
  3. That sounds like a reasonable explanation. , many thanks. Using Indesign regularly to make epubs, I find that even after mapping Indesign Style to css classes, I still need to examine the html code in Dreamweaver and tweak the results. So if "best in class" has the aim of eliminating that "tweaking" step it's going to be a more challenging project than perhaps we had been considering in these discussions. An then, on top of that, "best in class" would almost certainly need to include all the requirements of Acessibility and when you look at lengths that Ken Jones had to go to in Developing Circularflo the effort required rises significantly. So a more realistic route would be for Serif to work very closely with Ken Jones and let Circulaflo take care of creating the epub directly from Affinity Publisher. See this video to see what a great job Circularflo does to create great epubs and kindle files.
  4. Yes, of course, but surely you are not saying that a pre-requisite for development of a feature is that it must be something that all Affinity applications use. And, as Fixx says " HTML/CSS is relatively simple and need next to none version handling for different platforms."
  5. Yes, I have been waiting for this ever since Affinity Publisher was launched. I realise the scarcity of programming resources, but surely exporting to the epub3 format is not that demanding. I have NEVER used Afficnity Publisher even through I bought it when it first came out. Exporting to an Epub from is ALL I would ever use it for, Yes I do know about other epub creating tools, but in every case, the source materials I am given are all InDesign documents. So the sooner we can have epub export, the happier I will be. Jim http://js-ca.net
  6. I just read this note from BooXtreme, a Company that provides ebook services to publishers. " Ebook reading is going through the roof. Our server capacity was increased 6-fold last week and we’re currently handing multiple #ebook #watermarking transactions per second. Our customers are mainly publishers selling ebooks direct to consumer." Not at all surprising in these very difficult times, I am now creating 2 or 3 ebooks per week of existing titles for a small non-profit publisher.
  7. There is a HUGE opportunity going missing here. I am forced to use InDesign to create our Epubs because the source materials are all IDML files, which Affinity Pub now supports. (MANY thanks for that) BUT Indesign produces files with a bloated CSS file containing much unneeded code. Epub devlopers are forced to use other tools like Calibre and Sigil to fine tune the code. There is a huge need for a feature in Affinity Publisher that can produce very clean HTML5 code using the kinds of simplified CSS files developed by Jiminy Panoz https://friendsofepub.github.io/Blitz/documentation/docs.html#css-doc It would not take a huge amount of resources to tackle this and the resulting market for an efficient IDML to epub flow could be quite significant. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE reconsider your roadmap and investigate this option.
  8. My only use for InDesign is to create Epub versions of book for a small non-profit publisher. I was REALLY happy to find that Affinity Publisher can now open the IDML files that are the starting point for my work. But there is no support yet for epubs. :-(((( PLEASE, PLEASE, raise the importance of this requirement on your priority list. Without this, Affinity Publisher is no use to me and I have to continue to use InDesign . I have not found any epub creator that does as good a job making epubs as InDesign does. You have done a wonderful job with other requests I've made for Affinity Photo, so I hope epub support will come in 2020. Thanks for all the great work with Affiity products.
  9. Every project I have involves exporting the book to Epub 3.0, so that would be a requirement for me.
  10. AfPub, based on a very quick test, does a pretty good job of importing a PDF that I created of a book in InDesign. Needs a lot more testing, but that might be a short term option. HOWEVER, the next very important step for me is missing. I cannot export to a reflowable Epub Is that feature also planned. It is needed for every project I have.
  11. That was also the first thing I tried. This is not going to work for me without the ability to open, at least, IDML files.
  12. There are other transformations on the js-ca.net website. They use a sequence of polar-cartesian and cartesian-polar transformations. Unforuntately, the bug in the Affinity implementation is still there, So I'll have to wait a bit longer to try this sequence in Affinity Photo.
  13. MANY thanks, John. I've been trying to see if we can use equations to create conformal mappings such as is possible in the (now free) Picture Window http://www.dl-c.com/site/downloads/pwp-apps.php I've not had much success so far. Maybe others here have less-rusty brains :-) Some examples: http://js-ca.net/a-shell-game
  14. Has anyone configured the buttons and dial on and Intuos 5 table to work with Affinity Photo?
  15. I really liked what I saw in the preview. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that it will include exporting documents to the Epub format. That's my main use for Indesign CC which I use daily.
  16. Yes, Mark, it's working as expected on the desktop with that version. I just tested the surface dial with Sketchable on my Surface Pro 4. I've never used that program so don't know all the uses with the dial. But as far as I could tell, the menu items specific to the application showed with no problems and the ones I tried all seem to do something. The basic 4 functions of the dial, zoom volume scroll and undo all work as expected on the SP4. Anything I can do to help, please let me know. Jim
  17. Just FYI, the Surface Dial is not showing the APh options for a brush using V on the Surfae Pro 4 Jim
  18. Yes a document is open, Yes, the brush tool selected The radial blur works, but the surface dial still shows Volume Scroll Zoom, Undo. The only option that has any effect is the undo. If you cannot replicate this behaviour it must be something on my computer. Is anyone else using the Surface Dial with a desktop computer? I tried an uninstall and then reinstalled the Production version affinity-photo-, but the behaviour was the same.!!!
  19. Yes, very puzzling. I just tested it again with the same results. The update production version just shows options for Volume, Scroll, Zoom and Undo!! Is there any debugging information I could colelct that might help?
  20. A very odd situation. I updated the production version of APh on my Desktop computer to V this morning and the Surface dial no longer works with that version on the Desktop. I get the default Windows options, not your APh options. But when I run the Beta version of on the Desktop, the surface dial works as expected!!!
  21. Hi, Mark, Have you (or anyone else?) been able to replicate the problem of the surface dial with IUf not I need to find what's wrong on my Surface Pro 4. Jim
  22. That's what I see, Mark. I just tried it again, to make sure. Same results as I posted earlier. Jim Further to this, Sat pm. I paired the surface dial to my desktop computer running build 17025 (same as the surface pro 4) On the desktop the dial works as expected with It's a bit like the brush size indicator circle, it shows with no problem on the desktop computer, but not on the Surface Pro 4 Hope the feedback helps. Jim.
  23. That is still not working for me, Mark. I'm running, on Surface Pro 4. On starting the program with an image loaded, The options are now Volume, View Rotarion and Histroy. But when I select the brush, the options revert to the Windows 10 options, Volume, Scroll Zoom, Undo I thought this support was just a 1.6.1 feature, but I just tried it on and there the dial is working as exepcted. Also, I see there is an option to add your own programming to the dial for APh Will that interfere with your programming. JIm
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