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    SashaUK reacted to Ganesha Games in Open PagePlus (*.ppp) files   
    another vote for the ability to import PPP files, even if in a limited way. I have published over 35 books designed with PP and I would like to be able to update them without having to run/learn two separate softwares on my computer
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    SashaUK reacted to Raoulrulz in Open PagePlus (*.ppp) files   
    There are features in PPXX9 which are sadly lacking in the AP beta. Do you envisage a writeplus type of add on? I also asked about converting shapes to text boxes and picture holders. I was expecting some awesome features in AP but I find PPX9 far superior...
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    SashaUK reacted to spidermurph in Will you be adding a "Startup Assistant" as in PagePlus X8?   
    Another vote for 'Startup Assistant ' having a visual reference to recent files is very handy. This was implemented perfectly in PagePlus. 
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    SashaUK reacted to Grandadjim in Will you be adding a "Startup Assistant" as in PagePlus X8?   
    I also found the 'startup assistant' very useful - it would be a useful addition.
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    SashaUK reacted to RichardS in Will you be adding a "Startup Assistant" as in PagePlus X8?   
    I mainly use PagePlus X8 for creating birthday cards and find the startup assistant really useful for selecting the Folded -> Greetings Cards.
    Can you add one to your lovely new Publisher?
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    SashaUK reacted to bph in Booklet option   
    Why oh why is it so darned difficult to print a booklet, I would love to see a tutorial on this. Surely technology can achieve this task !! 
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    SashaUK reacted to Locutus in Booklet option   
    I'll add my support for this, i.e. for Export to PDF > Booklet without going through a print dialogue. Rather than printing straight from Publisher, I need to be able to create a 60-page magazine in PDF format and email it to a professional print shop. I can currently do so easily in Serif PagePlus X9. The A4 double spread (two A5 pages on A4 landscape) emerges with pages in the correct sequence for printing and can be proofread on-screen as a PDF before it is sent away to be printed. This would be my most hoped-for export feature. 
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    SashaUK reacted to soundmanbrett in Open PagePlus (*.ppp) files   
    Definitely would like an import from .ppp. I've been using PagePlus for over ten years so you can imagine I have more than a couple files floating around. One thing we use it for that I don't see on Publisher is mail merge. All of the receipts from our mission are created using PagePlus through a mail merge. One other feature the Publisher doesn't seem to have is the ability to convert shapes into text frames or picture frames. I use convert shapes to shaped text frames on many of my publications.
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    SashaUK reacted to Patrick Connor in Open PagePlus (*.ppp) files   
    I agree that Affinity Publisher needs the concept of templates adding, both customer created and some Serif supplied ones. I'm looking forward to seeing what we get later on in the development cycle. 
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    SashaUK reacted to bitoclass in Open PagePlus (*.ppp) files   
    Serif keep saying they're not going to offer an import from their own legacy product's format because the new product doesn't share any codebase with it, yet they are planning to offer import from products like InDesign, whose code base they don't even have access to, let alone share? Their excuse for not offering an import from PagePlus, when their developers know and fully understand (and created!) the PPP file format and the Affinity Publisher software, simply doesn't make sense. I hope they change their minds.
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    SashaUK reacted to Papertigerprinting in Open PagePlus (*.ppp) files   
    So how much time and investment  would it take to give PPX9  the baseline grid and widow / orphan  tab and do an update to PPXX.  Take advanced orders at say £100 a pop and pre-fund it Kickstarter style.  If not enough take up from us PP users then  we don't deserve an update!
    Sell a slightly poorer version (no pdf forms  omg) to Mac  users and spend a little time and money on the people who have kept you business afloat for the past 20 years!   If you do not have any loyalty  to us  then  at least make it open source.  
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    SashaUK reacted to pdwlantic in Open PagePlus (*.ppp) files   
    Importing Pageplus documents into Affinity Publisher? 
    I am still importing my Ventura files into Pageplus because VP cannot run on my 64bit Windows 10. 
    So I don't even want to imagine having to do it all over again. But let's put everything into perspective. As long as  Pageplus runs on the newest Windows there is no issue.
    But we don't know what the future holds. So everyone would want an upgrade rather sooner than later. 
    Someone at Serif decided that the the pdf import is the way to go. Wrong answer!
    1. Font substitutions must be done manually. 
    2. Text boxes don't link automatically.
    3. Text styles are lost.
    4. Master pages are lost.
    We don't have to import from file. Pageplus is still working fine. So a simple copy and paste of text solves half the problems.
    1. No font substitutions needed.
    2. Text styles are converted automatically.
    It is even possible to copy frames from Pageplus to Affinity Publisher, even from master page to master page. Except that it has to be stretched to the appropriate size.
    So to cut to the chase. Importing of Pageplus files is not the real problem. The real problem is with the master pages. Whether I create a text frame in AP or paste it from PP, it doesn't work in the publication. In PP there is the option of promoting a frame form the master page or editing it on the master page. In AP the frames from the master pages are dysfunctional, except on the master page itself. Also when creating pages, there should be an autoflow option.
    Once this is fixed,  please see if a frame that is pasted from Pageplus (or from any other source for that matter) can also be made to function in the publication.
    What really is needed for current PP users, is to find a way to quickly and easily transfer or recreate their master pages in AP.
    Even though the pdf export/import keeps the layout reasonably intact, it creates more problems than it solves.