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    Tom Schülke reacted to Michael117 in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    A couple of thoughts---
    When did Quark and ID add this functionality to their applications?  Was it available in the first release? MEB has said that this is on the roadmap; it's just not in the first release of the application. It's not possible to deliver a first release product that has all the bells and whistles of competitive products that have been developed for years.   Just about everyone on this board has a feature or function they perceive as critical and want it in the product now.  That's just not possible with the limited resources that Affinity has. Let's give the team time to finish off what's in the pipeline for this first release and then they can start looking at the roadmap for future enhancements. Oh, and they have two other excellent products that are going to be updated so that they are all on the same base engine as Publisher.
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    Tom Schülke reacted to MEB in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    Hi jwdezign,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
    This is planned for later.
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from ronnyb in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    By the way !
    i just tried it...  it works..    bind all footage into your document...  bring it to another pc..   and say   "make linked"   now publisher asks you for the folder of the linked footage for your document...   and          tadaaaaa.....     saves it to those location..
     
    only wird thing is..    filesice doesent change after saving the document that now is linked...   at my case it stayed at about 970 MB..  and didnt change filesice even when the footage was saved to another folder... 
    any ideas about this ?  is that a bug ?
     
     
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from ronnyb in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    The Big advantage of Packaging is, that you
    can find all used Content, wherever it is on your Network, and the Packagingprocess sorts out all unessesair Content that you have put to your Contentfolder but didn´t use in your final layout..  When you Package a Dokument and send it to a partner ore collegue using also afinnity publisher,  either way, you need to send many data to him..  from filesize there wouldn´t be a big differenze if you put the used content to a folder or if you embed the content to your afpublisher Document.
    So i would suggest to embedd all the used contend to your document and send it this way..  But i would suggest a further Feature here !!!
     
    using the embedded objects in the Ressource Manager..  give us the option to Export the embedded Content to a Folder we point to !
     
    This of course wouldnt work when exporting to idml format which also is essential for many companys that work together with external partners..  My Architecural Company does this all the time ..  sharing indesign documents or idml formats with for example the greenplaners..    So i assure you we need this workflow..
    I dont know how afpubisher would handle the export of idml files and the packaging of content when it will support idml..  i hope they find a good solution for this.. 
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from elmonopascual in I wished that.....   
    i get a easier information about guides...

    Right now i only can get precise informations about the position of guides when i use the guides manager..
    But why not also using the Transform Palette ?  when i hover over a guide, it could give me the position of a guide. Just as it does in indesign, when i cklick an guide..
    Only thing i am not sure about  is how i would do this, when a guide comes from a masterpage, and so is dotted.. in this case, it couldnt be selected in the page..
    Never the less, get better information about guides would be appreciated..
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from elmonopascual in I wished that.....   
    i get a easier information about guides...

    Right now i only can get precise informations about the position of guides when i use the guides manager..
    But why not also using the Transform Palette ?  when i hover over a guide, it could give me the position of a guide. Just as it does in indesign, when i cklick an guide..
    Only thing i am not sure about  is how i would do this, when a guide comes from a masterpage, and so is dotted.. in this case, it couldnt be selected in the page..
    Never the less, get better information about guides would be appreciated..
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from StuartRc in getting rid of unused styles ?   
    Well MEB,  if its not possible, we should move this to the wishlist section
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from Alex_M in Great software, but why the odd workflow choices?   
    I secound this..

    the idea of course is you can toggle throug other tools..    But....   but you dont want this... you allway have to look to the left side to see if you selected the right tool..
    should be changed... 
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from Alfred in Import InDesign files   
    Well as you said, you dont know the idml format ?   This a is format that Indesign can export also to alow transfer of documents in differing indesign programms..   I used this some time to get documents from a more advanced indesign version to an older one, and it worked nearly perfect.
     
    So to say..   IDML would be enough as an import format.   BUT !!!!
    We also need the possibility to export Publisher Formats to IDML..  this is very much needed, because very often we have to cooperate with the outer world..  and the outer World is dominated by evil     
    So please also make export of idml possible..
    I Think most of us wouldnt have considered to look at Affinity photo too, if it hadnt been able to import and also export psd files.. 
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    Tom Schülke reacted to fde101 in Import InDesign files   
    I propose that the menu option be called "Perform Evil Export..."
    That way all of the problems that come up in the exported file should be excused since the export was evil to begin with and thus cannot be trusted.

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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from Alfred in Import InDesign files   
    Well as you said, you dont know the idml format ?   This a is format that Indesign can export also to alow transfer of documents in differing indesign programms..   I used this some time to get documents from a more advanced indesign version to an older one, and it worked nearly perfect.
     
    So to say..   IDML would be enough as an import format.   BUT !!!!
    We also need the possibility to export Publisher Formats to IDML..  this is very much needed, because very often we have to cooperate with the outer world..  and the outer World is dominated by evil     
    So please also make export of idml possible..
    I Think most of us wouldnt have considered to look at Affinity photo too, if it hadnt been able to import and also export psd files.. 
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    Tom Schülke reacted to Chris B in Import InDesign files   
    I've spoken with development and they said we will be able to open InDesign files but I just can't say when exactly. Obviously sooner than later would be better. If I get any more information I'll update this thread.
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    Tom Schülke reacted to Freddie360 in Import InDesign files   
    For long time InDesign (and Quark) user this program is dead in the water if it cannot open InDesign files. Its a shame as I am making the switch from Adobe to Affinity in the Photo and Designer programs and this would have completed my switchover. Graphic designers will have many long and complex InDesign files that have to be periodically updated, it is folly to think we will abandon these complex files and start from scratch with Affinity Publisher. Affinity needs to think again.
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    Tom Schülke reacted to MickRose in Pages panel initial view   
    When I first open Publisher & create a 20 page document I get a grid view in the pages panel and "small"  is ticked in the Page options. The visible label on all the pages from 10 to 19 is the same. If I change the option to Medium or Large and then back to Small I get a linear view which is much more usable.

    If I change the Pages panel width I can get this.

    I think the Pages Panel needs a bit of work on it. But this a minor niggle on what's looking like great software.
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from Aammppaa in Yeeeesss Afinity.. You did it.. !!!   
    Well i installed just the newest Beta of Affinity Photo .1.7  0231,   and looked at the Changes..   Affinity even didnt mention it there i think.. 
     
    But very very helpful and important for me was a very tiny shortcut missing...     additiv in the Layermanager select pixelselections..    So Serif listens to us.. 
    Shortcut is in German:
    STRG+Shift+ Leftmousebutton click..      /    or  :     cmd+shift+ LMB  klick..  
    this tiny shortcut will reduce selectiontimes on big documents with many masks where you all the time have to select many layers, (in Visualisation compositings of Architectural visualisations for example) ,  enormously.. 
    So many many thanks..

    But !  i cant find a way to deselect from a Selection..  this is still missing,  maybe this could be implemented too ? 
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from Uwe367 in first bug on 1.7 0 238.... ?   
    Thats why we are here..    
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from Uwe367 in first bug on 1.7 0 238.... ?   
    Hi Uwe.. 

    thanks, i found this too, and in this moment i am looking at it...      Well the way to aktivate the pannel for Hyperlinks,   is to just press strg in german or  cmd in english and meanwhile, doubleclicking affinity Photo to start it...  in that case another windows pops up before the programm starts and asks you to reset everything..   after doing so, also the studio option for the hyperlink pannel works..
     
     
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from StuartRc in first bug on 1.7 0 238.... ?   
    Here we go...    Didnt know how this works..  
    all right..  lets go on  testing.. 
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from nezumi in Yeeeesss Afinity.. You did it.. !!!   
    Well..    This is just what you are forced to, if you make Architectural Visualisations..     You just have to  combine complex parts of reality, but also have to delete, change, mask,    and formost..   you have to try to stay flexible as long as you can, because architects develope their ideas, while you show them what rey realy have been drawing.. 
    He..  you tiny ..  renderfreak...   make big windows...  make smal windows...   make them spare above three rows..  no.. go back to two...   aaah....  and the tree in the backround..  could you just rotate the leaves   in the lower part about   12 degree to south...   why didnt you see this ...   we just changed the stone..  we have made the whole building round...  come on..  you still have the night to chane it...
    lol..        Tell you..  beeing a 3ds max guru...  was a great time for years..  but i am glad now to be part of the it department and teach things like affinity..  3d.. will stay with me for fun.
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from nezumi in Yeeeesss Afinity.. You did it.. !!!   
    Well..    This is just what you are forced to, if you make Architectural Visualisations..     You just have to  combine complex parts of reality, but also have to delete, change, mask,    and formost..   you have to try to stay flexible as long as you can, because architects develope their ideas, while you show them what rey realy have been drawing.. 
    He..  you tiny ..  renderfreak...   make big windows...  make smal windows...   make them spare above three rows..  no.. go back to two...   aaah....  and the tree in the backround..  could you just rotate the leaves   in the lower part about   12 degree to south...   why didnt you see this ...   we just changed the stone..  we have made the whole building round...  come on..  you still have the night to chane it...
    lol..        Tell you..  beeing a 3ds max guru...  was a great time for years..  but i am glad now to be part of the it department and teach things like affinity..  3d.. will stay with me for fun.
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    Tom Schülke reacted to PaulEC in Possible in Publisher ? if not a featuere request..   
    I really hope that Data Merge gets added sooner rather than later! I've got a job coming up which requires personalized place cards and menus for 500 plus people. I can either use Publisher and type out each one, one at a time, by hand, or I can continue to use the Data Merge function in good old PagePlus. Guess which way I'm likely to go!
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    Tom Schülke reacted to MEB in Possible in Publisher ? if not a featuere request..   
    Hi Tom Schülke,
    Both features are planned for Publisher (although I don't know the scope of the data merge/import function) however there's no eta for any specific feature sorry.
     
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    Tom Schülke reacted to MEB in Yeeeesss Afinity.. You did it.. !!!   
    You're welcome. I've filled a request to implement the same keyboard shortcut as in Photoshop ⌘ (cmd) + ⌥ (option/alt) if possible.
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from Aammppaa in Yeeeesss Afinity.. You did it.. !!!   
    Well i installed just the newest Beta of Affinity Photo .1.7  0231,   and looked at the Changes..   Affinity even didnt mention it there i think.. 
     
    But very very helpful and important for me was a very tiny shortcut missing...     additiv in the Layermanager select pixelselections..    So Serif listens to us.. 
    Shortcut is in German:
    STRG+Shift+ Leftmousebutton click..      /    or  :     cmd+shift+ LMB  klick..  
    this tiny shortcut will reduce selectiontimes on big documents with many masks where you all the time have to select many layers, (in Visualisation compositings of Architectural visualisations for example) ,  enormously.. 
    So many many thanks..

    But !  i cant find a way to deselect from a Selection..  this is still missing,  maybe this could be implemented too ? 
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    Tom Schülke got a reaction from Aammppaa in Yeeeesss Afinity.. You did it.. !!!   
    Well i installed just the newest Beta of Affinity Photo .1.7  0231,   and looked at the Changes..   Affinity even didnt mention it there i think.. 
     
    But very very helpful and important for me was a very tiny shortcut missing...     additiv in the Layermanager select pixelselections..    So Serif listens to us.. 
    Shortcut is in German:
    STRG+Shift+ Leftmousebutton click..      /    or  :     cmd+shift+ LMB  klick..  
    this tiny shortcut will reduce selectiontimes on big documents with many masks where you all the time have to select many layers, (in Visualisation compositings of Architectural visualisations for example) ,  enormously.. 
    So many many thanks..

    But !  i cant find a way to deselect from a Selection..  this is still missing,  maybe this could be implemented too ? 
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