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  1. In comparison, PagePlus has been able to convert to epub and mobile for four-five years. Probably there was an HTML engine running in the background, that's why Affinity can't integrate with Publisher. The joke is that they dropped ebook export just as it was getting more widespread. That's also publishing... And we'll have to wait a few more years, if ever.

  2. Back then, PagePlus X9 was almost perfect for exporting a book to either PDF or ebook with two clicks, and I got really flawless results. For the ebook export, it turned off the separators, maybe even put in fonts (I'm not sure). So I didn't need a separate program, I could use the same preformatted, broken book for either print or ebook.

    I would like to do the same now in Publisher.

  3. I cannot use the patching tools like Patch Tool, Clone Brush Tool, Inpainting Brush Tool.
    Selection of the Patch Tool has moved. As if it is getting an offset parameter from somewhere. It doesn't stay where I want to use it. Here is a video of it:


    I can't repair and expand the image because the tool jumps to a different place. If I can get a dropbox upload, I will post the project file.


  4. 3 hours ago, brunhilda said:

    Is there any feasible workaround to create eBOOK files? So far I did not find anyting that would make it easier then designing the whole book from a scratch again in InDesign :////

    PagePlus produced EPUB without problems, but unfortunately Serif no longer sells it.

    Perhaps a solution might be to 
    - making a copy of the project
    - turn off automatic hyphenation in styles
    - export to PDF
    - try converting with Calibre
    I haven't done this yet, but I also miss the EPUB/MOBI/AZW export.

  5. My project has gone crazy.
    I recolored an area, so I used a layer like this:
    - image
    -- mask
    -- HSL 
    I saved the project in Publisher and it became a cover. Now I opened it in Publisher or in Photo and I can't create a new mask because it always selects the old, recolored area. I have rasterized the image, but the coloring and selection still appear. I simply can't do anything meaningful in the project because it always selects the small part that I can't delete, the opacity keeps going down but the object doesn't delete.
    Please help me to use the project again!
    Since the project contains copyrighted images, I can't post it publicly.



  6. If there were interoperability between PagePlus and Publisher, I would complete the missing functionality in PagePlus. But neither the PagePlus project can be opened in Publisher, nor does it work backwards because of the different programming engines. So I am left waiting. I know it's a big job, but we've really been waiting at least 3 years.

  7. Affinity Publisher's predecessor, PagePlus, was already capable of producing EPUB and MOBI formats, and at near-perfect quality from a single text feed. I understand that the engine has been rewritten and that the Data Merge option was needed, but PagePlus is no longer available and I cannot recommend it to my fellow writers and publication editors. I too am in dire need of an ebook generator, and I was looking forward to this feature along with the endnotes and footnotes functions. So, for the time being, Publisher is good for breaking a printed book at best.
    Ok, an ebook is a web page at its core, so I understand that Publisher would then be able to export to the web, but could ebook export be lifted from PagePlus?

  8. I found a solution! :)

    Here is my steps with images:

    1. Add a white fill layer
    2. Right click on this layer -> Rasterize and trim
    3. On Effects tab click Inner shadow and set border size what you want. Use cog for border intensity, plus can use offset tool, angle, and much great option for perfect border!
    4. When border is ready, right click on this layer, and select Rasterize to mask.

    That's all, and have transparented border! :)



    If you need art-like border, just follow these steps:

    1. Create white fill layer on top
    2. Select a brushes with black color and painting a border. You will see background under black areas.
    3. When ready, select Rasterize to Mask, and fix mask with brush if need.


  9. 4 hours ago, AlanPickup said:

    Checking the text that changes it is 12pt, often with resizing the pt size shows fractions. If you want to have a look further I posted before and after APub files in Designer Beta on windows where someone had the same expereince with imported pdfs and mods ahd asked for a sample. Attaching here also 

    This text-box bug have in all Affinity programs, I found in Photo too.

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