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  1. Hi, It's not possible, and it'll probably have more an import of IDML files than INDD files, since XML (what IDML files are made of), is simpler to understand and convert to some other file format. For now, you'll have to export to PDF and import those in APub, and to try different ways to export/copy your text or your styles in APub. You'll find some tips here:
  2. Mobile devices aren't able to use full HTML and CSS functionalities, it seems the only mobile browsers able to show tooltips is the Opera one on Android devices and Android emulators. Seems you need to complain to Apple for this. (Firefox on Android isn't able too, I didn't check the other available browser on Android).
  3. Please, if you use those acronyms for something else, use full names instead, it's help people here that are more familiar with their own language acronyms (and we have a lot too), and aren't with other languages' ones.
  4. It would be easier not to use inDesign if you don't know it. On the long run, it's better to use it and learn to use it There's no reason to use Photoshop or AP for a magazine cover. It should be in the magazine's template, with all the other pages of the magazine. Or in a separate file if a different paper is used for the cover, but at least the 4 pages of the cover, since they'll be printed as a whole. Usually all the pages of a magazine are in a same file. Some magazine are made of different files, but it's usually for different people to work on, or because some parts can be made and validated earlier, and this avoid possible errors or modifications. If you're in a rush, you'd better use the easiest way for now, and work later to have a nice template for APub if that's the app you'll use later. If you've got ID, you can use it to export the master pages as PDF to import them in APub. You can copy-paste text in Word or LibreOffice, export them as RTF or .DOC to import them in later in APub (you'll have to check and correct some differences or errors). You can use those scripts to list and export all the inDesign paragraph/character styles of a document: Scripts_list_styles.zip
  5. If you were able to import an IDML file (XML exported document from inDesign, it would be a full APub document with as much imported options as possible like Paragraph and Character Styles, Master Pages…). If you open a PDF, you'll only have the pages, and some text with the proprieties used in the original document, but you'll have to create the styles, organize them and their dependencies (if a style is based on another one for example). You won't have the different master pages, and sometimes there are more master pages than the pages of the magazine, for different purposes, versions or options (pages with 1 picture or more, or variation with different text columns, different text frames depending of the content…). Usually, a template contains more than the visible pages, since different cases were thought ahead at the creation process. NB. I don't buy templates, perhaps there's nothing more that what is on the pages… It's like opening a flattened image: you can imagine it's made of different images (background, people, etc.) and different adjustement layers, but you can't be sure unless you're able to open the original file with all the layers. If you only need few modifications before exporting the final result, it's handy and a good workaround if you can't modify the original file. If you need it as a template for a new project and you'll use it for many issues, like a magazine, you'll have to create all the styles (paragraph and character), the global swatch (Pantone?) and apply them to the different parts that should use them... Check text frames if they need to respect the column grid, and if there's flowing text, etc. It's better than using a paper magazine as example and creating all the document from scratch in APub, but you'll have a good amount of work if you want to make it a good template. This look like a PSD file with a smart object (those are rasterized when opened in AD or AP). Smart objects can be imported files, that'll be used as vector object in Photoshop, and keep the trasformations as special informations. Like in the imported AP/AD files (B) imported in another AD/AP file (A), you can edit them: it should open a new windows in your app with the original imported file (file B), and modifications applied to this document and saved will be visible in the other one (file A). But PSD smart objects only work with Photoshop, the same way as the Affinity smart object only work in Affinity files. For example, with this cover: you have a smart object of the cover in the file. If you open it in Photoshop and click on this smart object, it'll open a rectangular file that contains the cover without modification. You would be able to modify (i.e. using red instead of blue in the cover) of put another image in this file. Once the smart object saved, it would be visible on the template:
  6. That's a feature we miss in AP and AD and that prevent using those apps with serious illustrations, when we need to be able to work on those extra channel or check them. On various works, like illustrations for different books using the same cartoon characters, for example, we need to use and check Pantones, and the simplest way is to do this with channels. Exporting to PDF to check with Adobe Reader isn't an good workflow. It would be best to have a new personna or special channels for this. If fill layers were able to keep Pantone values, it would be a solution, but for now they convert to CMYN when exporting (transparency problem?).
  7. Wosven

    Help needed

    Hi, Assets are only available in AD. Oups, I missed the anoucement, thanks @markw
  8. The last updates of AD and AP on Windows are able to import ABR brushes. You'll have to import them in one of those apps, and export them to AFBRUSHES if you want to import them in APub, or wait the new APub update.
  9. Hi, When opening a file with missing fonts, and exporting it as SVG (and perhaps other formats), AD shouldn't export text using Arial font infos, but keep original font infos. The replacement font is only a way to visialize text until we've got the missing font installed, the document shouldn't be modified this way (this is important, since the replacement is usually a poor one).
  10. Hi, Usually I can copy and paste from inkScape without any problem. But today I opened a PDF made with Illustrator in inkScape (to convert fonts to curves), and tried to paste it in AD. Problem: the objects are pasted at the right position, but some have a clipped path (and Illustrator add them to a lot of elements), and those pathes aren't at the right position, but somewhere in the top left corner of the page. At first glance, it seem 3/4 of the map is missing. I need to hide/delete the clipping pathes to get back the elements. (I can't share the PDF file on this forum.)
  11. Hi @Sean P I've send the file. You'll see that only the text without clipping paths are visible when pasting from inkScape (Windows version). I opened it using the "popler" option to convert text to curves. PS. It was done with Bêta version 445 since I need to import brushes when needed.
  12. Hu… it's a good thing ID and other apps don't behave this way, or I wouldn't be able to correct some design and part of a document of my co-workers when only few of them have a typeKit subscription and I don't and I need to modify the text or export to PDF. I'll keep using inkScape and other programs since it's a major flaw to definitely replace a missing font by default display font in my opinion. As its name imply, it shouldn't be a real replacement in a document.
  13. Yes, for sure. There are different points they'll need to correct about palettes and global colours.
  14. From 0.00508 km to 381 km… (237 miles to 1.502e+7 inch). I'm wondering how they decided this new mesurement There's room to begin writing Pi, at least!
  15. +1. What I thought without finding the words.
  16. You can also keep the (for example) Pantone palette open, colour as many rectangles as you need colours, and create a document's palette. You select each one of the rectangles and add their colour to this palette. Once done, you can delete the rectangles.
  17. Are you sure ? It would mean ± the distance Paris to Nantes in France… a very large PDF
  18. When modifying hte opacity of a colour, the swatch/round/rectangle that shows the colour should display the colour at 100%, not lighter (colour panel) or darker (gradient panel).
  19. We can modify a global colour from the tint panel, but this way, the swatch color match the tint percentage instead of the 100% new global colour.
  20. Put the subtitles on and read them if it can help (on Youtube), or slow down the video if it can help. I'm French and better at reading than hearing, and the more important is when it's speaked clearly so I could understand. I think Serif did a good job with the tutorials.
  21. You won't be able to copy and paste part of an image in a channel. You'll have to convert your channels to B&W layers, paste and merge the part you want, etc. For us who played a lot with channels this way, it's a loss.
  22. That's possible, it was available in the CDs given in magazines for PC for long. I used XNview on Mac, but there should be other free apps too now.
  23. Wosven

    tool bar.

    Hi, You can open again you RAW file, and edit it. APhoto didn't erase the original, so you can import and develop it how many times you want! Try to use the history or don't develop it if you make errors.
  24. You can try to resize the History panel, or perhaps getting it out and in the main panel again will do the trick:
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