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  1. You can easily open and create GIF using the GIMP. There are certainly other tools, but I used it on Mac and PC when I needed GIF.

    And it's interesting since you can create 10 images, name them img_1.png, img_2.png, img_3.png... img_10.png,  and open them as layers and they'll be stacked in a file with the 1 at the bottom, and the 10th at the top.
    If tou open a GIF in GIMP, instead of "names", the layers' names are the time they should be displayed… (you can select options while saving too).  It's a simple tool, but effective. I used it once a year for an animated GIF in my email's signature's for "Happy new year!".
    For more complexe needs, perhaps another app will be better.

    And you can open and save a GIF as layers with it too (for the last part: export as .ora file, and open this "archive" with 7Zip or another app).


  2. 36 minutes ago, Interior Book Design said:

    Makes translation more complicated.

    Yes, but if there're good translations and settings, it shouldn't be a problem.

    And translation should use proper terms, "left/right single/double quote" are HTML entities for me, not the typographical terms for such an application.


  3. Thanks @Gabe

    The strange part is that I can do this with other images without any problems! (but I try to avoid enlarging image, unless the client can't provide a better one and can't use another one.)

    I use Export persona x2, x3, etc. mainly with vectors in AD, with AP, if I enlarge an image, I'd rather do it on the image to sharpen or adjust effect/masks, more precisely if needed, especially when there's people, like on this one.


  4. I keep on thinking that such behavior for a program isn't professionnal, and that we need an indication of  the scale percentage, to be able to set it back to 100% if needed, or simply to check it.

    It causes havoc too in Designer when copying some styles, applied differently to objects and we need to reset the proper size(s) manually… :/


  5. Hi,

     

    I use a lot export persona, since it's exported in 2 clicks, without needing to rename or select anything when exporting a file after some modifications.

    If I resize (bigger) an image and use export persona, it'll be exported at the old size (checking or unchecking "keep metadata", JPG export).
    If I resize (smaller), export persona will export the new size.

     

    PS. Using the Menu File > Export isn't bugged.


  6. 11 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

    Are you perhaps interpreting "left guillemet" in the Text > Insert > Quotation Marks menu as meaning "the guillemet that goes on the left (starting) end of the text" and "right guillemet" as meaning "the guillemet that goes on the right (ending) end of the text"?

    "left guillemet", etc. are translation errors, it should be the real name for those. For example in French we've got « and »: "opening guillement" (guillemet ouvrant) and "closing guillemet" (guillemet fermant), and if we use “, ” or ‘ and ’ we'll talk about english opening/closing guillemets or simple opening/closing guillemets (we don't use those ones).

    ID call them "chevrons" («»), but I never heard anyone using this term, and can't remember how QXP named them. But since everyone know where is the beginning and the ending of a citation, using "opening" and "closing" would be better that "left" and "right".


  7. 2 minutes ago, Joachim_L said:

    free script and your script are basically identical.

    It's usually better to check the original page/site of an app or script we download and use, since we can find more informations and comments… and for this one we have a donation button!

    Another point: most ID scripts run on Windows or OS X, no need to have a different one (when created by skilled encoders like him).


  8. 15 hours ago, Joachim_L said:

    Of course these below are not converting .indd and yes, exporting back to .idml would be nice.

    What about this free script?

    The best is to use and read Peter Karhel' script on his page.  (His site isn't available anymore but they are is a repository at another adress.)

     

    If you want to run the script without needing to open the files beforehand, you need to copy the 2 files in the appropriate directory (on windows, for example: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CC xxxx\Scripts\startup scripts"). The script will be launched at the start of ID (don't forget to remove them once it's done).

    Select [IDML], check "include subfolders", (and/or test options "ignore errors" and "overwrite existing files"), and  enter the path depending of your OS, and be carefull: by default, the script will enter automatically the same path as output folder: if you want the IDML to be in the same folder as the ID files, clear the output folder path.

     

    Now, you can have a coffee or go to sleep, since I tested on 4 files (one directly in the path, 2 subfolders, files of 2..2M,  4.4M, 15M and 12M): it needed few minutes to process the files on my poor computer.

    Remember to test first before doing this, and preferably, do it on a copy of your files.

    2019-12-17_235910.thumb.png.a4af5c4e0f5dab3a4d6e76962fcd9dc2.png

     


  9. That's nice too, but depending of your activity, capitals is perhaps better (unless you need to convey solidity, strongness). Try to have more space between the characters, at least between "l", "u" and "m", straight lines need more space to be readable.

    I did variations with your first logo, adding bold to the font (and a little bit more for the blue characters, since visualy it's less visible than the white ones).
    It's a fine font, what's its' name?

    slice1v2.thumb.png.91ad543235526a50e5597408f0fa54f6.png

    Here the file to play around :) (done with the Bêta version)

    slice1.afdesign


  10. Nice, I'll just add another advice: don't forget totest your logo at different sizes, not only the big one on screen that'll never be in real use.

    Perhaps you'll need a bolder or larger font for it to be readable on business cards and as signature, and you'll rarely use a big version of your logo… 


  11. Hi,

    I post this in the bug section as asked by @Callum , some aren't bugs but annoying behaviours (1 & 2).

    For the first time I used APub — .502, I missed the last update — for a small project at work: a wish card with photo and a small amount of text for yesterday*. (I begined the project on ID, and decided to test using APub, importingthe IDML file).

    1. One of the most annoying part was needing to select "All pages" when exporting to PDF. The last option used should stay selected, or "All pages" should be the first option (= always selected), or it should be part of the preset for export.
      Unless working on small documents, the clients and we want PDF by pages, not by spreads, and it's easier to display a PDF as a book with a 2 pages view than trying to display or print half a spread! Please, modify this default behaviour.
    2. Another really annoying part: I worked on the photo in AP, and saved the Affinity file, and exported various stages of the images to test and compare.
      Thoses images cames from differents folder for this project, and I had to work on other images for other projects, with images in other folders too.
      Each time I had to check where I saved the AP file or AP exports, since Affinity apps are unable to propose by default to save a file or the exported ones in its original folder!
      It's really a pain. Please, the apps should by default use the same folder as the opened image/file, or, if another folder was selected for this file, keep on with this new path for this file.
      We shouldn't waste time searching folders for ours files.
    3. On opening a document with linked images, APub display an error message about missing images, but it seems it's not accurate. There's no missing linked files in the Ressources manager. Perhaps it should wait a little longer for the linked file to be checked or downloaded? Same problem with overflow when exporting to PDF.
      If those files or the overflowing text aren't on pages but somewhere on the canvas, those messages shouldn't occur).
    4. When using the "replace image" feature, please, don't display the new image at 2000% (72 PPI display)! I used 300PPI images, and when replacing one by another of the same size (variation) or similar (300PPI),  it should be at the same size and position, no time to waste resizing it.
    5. After importing the IDML file, there's no choice, and the images are embedded. The same image embedded 5 times but with no modification, will be exported 5 times! It should be linked to the same file. (For example, after duplicating few pages to modify some elements).
      Linked/embedded option shoud be an app parameter in the preferences, a setting when creating new document set to preference parameter, and if we open a PDF or an IDML, the app should ask from the start to link (and export if needed) or embed the files.
    6. The app should use relative pathes, and be able to retrieve the linked files if the folder structure is similar (for example, after unzipping an archive on another computer or, copying for archiving the folder on another storage).
       
    7. I don't know why, but after importing a PDF, when I modified the imported project (single pages) to facing pages, the 1st and the last pages had the width of a spread instead of the width of a page.
       
    8. [edit] The app doesn't process well and hangs doing fast shortcuts for actions needing to display some info as in "ctrl+s" (save) followed by "ctrl+shift+alt+s" (export). [/edit]

     

    I hadn't time to take notes, and hope each behaviour can be reproduced :S 

    * Usually we've got a planning, but bosses don't mind plannings and there's always more urgent than urgent than planned work to do…


  12. Hi,

    For the first time I used APub — .502, I missed the last update — for a small project at work: a wish card with photo and a small amount of text for yesterday*. (I begined the project on ID, and decided to test using APub, importingthe IDML file).

    • One of the most annoying part was needing to select "All pages" when exporting to PDF. The last option used should stay selected, or "All pages" should be the first option (= always selected), or it should be part of the preset for export.
      Unless working on small documents, the clients and we want PDF by pages, not by spreads, and it's easier to display a PDF as a book with a 2 pages view than trying to display or print half a spread! Please, modify this default behaviour.
    • Another really annoying part: I worked on the photo in AP, and saved the Affinity file, and exported various stages of the images to test and compare.
      Thoses images cames from differents folder for this project, and I had to work on other images for other projects, with images in other folders too.
      Each time I had to check where I saved the AP file or AP exports, since Affinity apps are unable to propose by default to save a file or the exported ones in its original folder!
      It's really a pain. Please, the apps should by default use the same folder as the opened image/file, or, if another folder was selected for this file, keep on with this new path for this file.
      We shouldn't waste time searching folders for ours files.
    • On opening a document with linked images, APub display an error message about missing images, but it seems it's not accurate. There's no missing linked files in the Ressources manager. Perhaps it should wait a little longer for the link to be checked or downloaded? Same problem with overflow when exporting to PDF.
      If those files or the overflowing text aren't on pages but somewhere on the canvas, those messages shouldn't occur).
    • When using the "replace image" feature, please, don't display the new image at 2000% (72 PPI display)! I used 300PPI images, and when replacing one by another of the same size (variation) or similar (300PPI),  it should be at the same size and position, no time to waste resizing it.
    • After importing the IDML file, there's no choice, and the images are embedded. The same image embedded 5 times but with no modification, will be exported 5 times! It should be linked to the same file.
      Linked/embedded option shoud be an app parameter in the preferences, a setting when creating new document set to preference parameter, and if we open a PDF or an IDML, the app should ask from the start to link (and export if needed) or embed the files.
    • The app should use relative pathes, and be able to retrieve the linked files if the folder structure is similar.
       
    • I don't know why, but after importing a PDF, when I modified the imported project (single pages) to facing pages, the 1st and the last pages had the width of a spread instead of the width of a page.
       
    • [edit] The app doesn't process well and hangs doing fast shortcuts for actions needing to display some info as in "ctrl+s" (save) followed by "ctrl+shift+alt+s" (export). [/edit]

     

     

    * Usually we've got a planning, but bosses don't mind plannings and there's always more urgent than urgent than planned work to do…

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