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  1. Hi Beacon, I've been using Designer for a few years now. It's great that Publisher has finally been released. It was a bit of a learning curve as I'd been using Adobe software for decades (since 1992). I was an early adopter of InDesign (CS1) over Quark so have been through this process already. There were a few mental leaps to me made on the Affinity way of working, but after taking the plunge on a couple of live projects it's now become as second nature as Creative Suite was. Some things are easier, some things are counter-intuative at first (personally I feel the whole colour system needs a bit of a review). It's well worth the initial pain, plus no subscription. The nice thing is that Affinity do seem to listen to their users, and the forum is friendly and supportive. Good luck with your switch over!
  2. Thanks for this Matt, I'm a latecomer to the whole retina display thing. Having just opened up my AD files to edit them I was rather surprised to see them at half the size I was expecting. CMD+9 did the job of making the designs appear as they should do, but if I change the document settings from px to pt 100% works as it should
  3. Thanks for sharing this. It was interesting to do a quick conversion comparison with Viva free and IDMarkz on a 20pp CC2019 InDesign brochure I was given. Neither was perfect, but both gave a good starting point to tidy things up from, always helpful to have a PDF as reference. Although after a successful first run, Viva then crashed each time I tried to re-open the original INDD file.
  4. In that case I'd download a trial version of Adobe CC, convert as many old InDesign files you can get your hands on to IDML and cancel the trial.
  5. If you still have InDesign on your machine you can Export them as INX or IDML ( depending on what version of InDesign you've got ). You can then open that file in Affinity Publisher. If you've no longer got InDesign then take a look at IDMarkz ( https://markzware.com/products/idmarkz/ ) which does a pretty good job at creating an IDML file which can be opened in Affinity Publisher. Hope that helps!
  6. Thanks Sean. I figured it may be something like that, but worth putting out there just in case. Somehow Adobe did it in the versions of InDesign I've run, but it's not a deal breaker. I'm really loving working across all three Apps. Got the new version and the Toggling is working again - good work!
  7. This is more of a niggle than anything else. When working in separated mode, when you ALT + click on the green Mac traffic light to expand the window, it expands to the full screen size. This means that the Toolbar covers the rulers, and more importantly the open / save / export dialogue box. Yes I can move it down 70px each time I open or create a new document, but it's a bit of a pain. I've just noticed that using Tab to hide all tools in separated mode hides the toolbar forever! You can see on the screenshot it's selected to show the toolbar. When you go back to non-separated mode everything comes back!
  8. I've used IDMarkz and it's predecessors for years now. Great products!
  9. Just wanted to say thank you to the Affinity Team for continuing to listen to your user base. I'm sure adding the InDesign important wasn't a walk in the park, but the finished functionality is worth the wait.
  10. Thanks Garry! The feature request was back in 2018, so fingers crossed it'll be picked up. I eventually found a work around of sorts... You can use the colour picker when you edit the colour to pick up a tint of that colour elsewhere on the document. Not ideal, but workable until the feature is added. Another request would be to be able to assign another swatch to the one you're deleting!
  11. It was a feature when I started using Quark 3 back in 1994!
  12. Can you modify the tint of a global colour? From what I've found you can edit the CMYK / RGB etc. values, but no tint. So if I need to globally change a colour from 95% to 85% tint I have to find every instance of that colour or am I missing something? I've tried so many different ways with opacity and tint, but can't figure it out. Many thanks!
  13. +1 This is the one feature which is stopping me from using APub to completely ditch InDesign. I'm so frustrated that I'm even considering purchasing QuarkXpress (but will probably hang on in there with InDesign until this feature appears). Yes, I *could* create a wide page with guides, but it's not a workable solution in the real world. Given the amount of requests for it, I'm surprised at the reluctance of the dev team to add this to the wish list, they've been really good at listening to feedback in the past.
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