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  1. Is there a reason that Serif doesn't seem to address the issue of merge capability?  I haven't seen any responses from them.  I have been loyal to serif since 1996.  And I, also, greatly depend on the merge function.  So if and when they DO set up the merge features, are we going to have to pay for that?  If they want to truly compete with InDesign, which I hope they give them a run for their money, this feature has to be included.  Has anyone seen any responses from Serif regarding this issue?

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      Hopefully the forum manager will log Data Merge and Bar code generator features, most of our works are on variable data input delivery uses this function and that is hooking me on adobe.

  2. I don't think I have ever had to use my nudge feature that much. What if you save it, close it, and reopen the file? Do you think it would reset back to 1 mm? Maybe that is a stupid question. I wonder if you can change that in the preferences?
  3. Would you be willing to try it? It is only $19.99 for the full app. Either 64-bit or 32-bit. You can generate Kindle Ebooks with it (not just static but interactive ones, (just Google the Kindle Plugin for Page Plus 9,) and so much more. It is the best $20 I have ever spent. It isn't anything like Microsoft Publisher, and it really is more like a true DTP application. You can do layers and graphic editing (I love their Cutout Studio). It will let you work with EPS and SVG files, and import and edit pdf files, as well. It also has pdf form creation functionality. It isn't InDesig
  4. In Re: to loading a Mac OS Shell, I did it once. I realize that Mac operates totally different than Windows. It is much more stable, to begin with. But there are apps not available for his Mac that Windows does offer. Plus a new MacBook is out of his price range but he can swing a new laptop with Windows. It is just a way to help him not have to struggle with learning a new system. His MacBook is really old (2 gigs of ram and no room to upgrade it). I am thankful that Affinity is upgrading it's codebase to flow with the changes. Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo hit the ground
  5. Ok. First let me say, I absolutely LOVE your Website! It makes me sad that we don't hear the click of typewriters or the needle scratching on records. I incorporate those sounds when I make little movies and what-have-you. I can't believe I am actually meeting someone with the same love for old sounds. I also appreciate your feedback regarding my post. While you have a point, I still struggle with the fact that Publisher will be so different than PPX9. I didn't like InDesign. But that may also have something to do with the fact that my boss threatened to fire me if I didn't learn it.
  6. I know you are absolutely right. And both of your responses are most helpful to me for gaining a better perspective. I guess I just am having a hard time with the idea that Publisher won't be like PPX9. Thanks so much for your feedback.
  7. Thank you so much for explaining this to me. I knew there had to be a good reason. This changes my perspective greatly; however, can they not write Publisher to be a close imitation to PPX9? I have been playing around with the beta version and so far I find myself working in PPX9. How do you feel about Publisher?
  8. I'm curious. I haven't seen anyone address this, and if they have, please accept my apology for overlooking it. I think we can all agree that Serif PPX9 is a pretty outstanding application. So I am curious to know why Serif is reinventing it in Publisher. I mean, if you want Publisher to run more like InDesign, add InDesign functions and change the interface to look more like InDesign. But keep the foundation of PPX9. Creating a new learning curve for long time users of PPX9 seems a little strange to me. Not being able to open a PPX9 file in Publisher makes me feel as if Serif does
  9. Thanks so much. I have to remember to look at the shortcuts at the bottom of the page. Do you believe that Publisher will be as good as PP9, or will they reinvent the wheel on this one?
  10. In Publisher, I created a text box that took up the whole page. I then pasted a ton of text into it. I do not see where there is the option to click on a plus sign at the bottom of the box and tell it to set up the same boxes on other pages the same size, and then have the text auto flow until all of the pages are filled. Has that feature been removed from Publisher? It is one I use all of the time. I see where I can keep dragging to create more boxes, but don't see the autoflow feature. Am I in error?
  11. This was an ebook I converted to pdf. I then opened it in Publisher, and it had placed the text in many different text boxes. In PP9, I was able to just shrink my view, then click and drag to select all of the different boxes and then change my fonts respectively. I am not sure I like how Publisher is working. I don't understand why they fixed something that wasn't broken.
  12. I opened a 209-page .pdf file in Affinity Publisher, and it is Times Roman. I want to be able to change the font throughout the document to Berylium, but I don't want to have to go page by page and do it. Can it be done in one fell swoop?
  13. Perhaps they have planned on it, but because they were trying to get the Beta version out, they just haven't done the programming for it yet? I think we need to give them the benefit of the doubt. They are a brilliant company with brilliant designers and programmers. Certainly there is merge on the horizon, as they are too smart to leave out that function. I am just so grateful that they have offered this Beta version for us to try out. I opened a 209 page pdf file and it opened so fast and slick as a whistle. Affinity/Serif, they just Rock!
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