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  1. Barry_Edmiston

    HUGE file sizes

    WOW - excellent! Thank you!
  2. Barry_Edmiston

    HUGE file sizes

    Thanks. I don't work with clients so it's never even occurred to me!
  3. Barry_Edmiston

    HUGE file sizes

    Thanks, but now I'm even more confused. Here's a 1-page PDF (left) placed into Publisher (right). There is nothing editable about it, and the background is rendered in gray. If I wanted to correct a misspelling, I would have to create a text box, match font, size, and color, and very carefully paste it over the other word. That's easier than correcting it in a PDF editor?
  4. In another thread, someone wanted to have some pages with numbers, some without. In proposing a solution (duplicate the master page with numbers, remove numbers), I found that it is not possible to rename the duplicated layout. If the first is called Master-A, so is the second.
  5. Isn't this what master pages are for?
  6. Barry_Edmiston

    HUGE file sizes

    In my work (book layout), I have never even imagined placing a PDF inside a document – off-topic, but I'm curious; why and when do you do that?
  7. Wouldn't it be easier to make a master with everything including page number, then duplicate it and remove the page number, so that you only need to apply one master? (Though I appreciate knowing you can apply more than one; hadn't gotten that far!) Duplicating a master layout brings another problem, but I'll post that separately. By right-click on page, you mean right-click on the page in the Pages sidebar.
  8. Thank you! This answers the question I have posed a couple of times, about being able to isolate a portion of an image.The frame of the original then needs to be cropped, and the two grouped before you can move the picture around the page. But this is a good and quick solution, much easier than what I have to do in InDesign. However, dealing with images in Publisher Beta remains a far-from-satisfying experience.
  9. Barry_Edmiston

    HUGE file sizes

    If the original needs to be modified, why would you not want to modify it? this functionality exists in InDesign – "open original" – with no file bloat "linked" means the image is not retained in the app. With InDesign, if a linked image is not where it's expected, the picture frame is blank. I haven't seen the other thread, but I agree that a universal document setting for linking images might/should provide a solution to the file size issue. Right now you can only ink after the image has been embedded.
  10. To test AP, I started to recreate a project I'd just finished reformatting in ID. After this image, I placed a few more with no problem. It's not really an issue for me since I don't plan on using Ap at this point for production. I just wondered if someone with more familiarity might see something I was missing.
  11. Well, I am at a point where I am retiring dozens of published illustrated books and reverting rights to the authors. In the process, I am cleaning up the formatting to make them more uniform so the authors can publish their own POD version. So I am not about to convert and manually replace literally thousands of images. The design I don't mind doing as a favor, but that's not a good use of my time. Meanwhile, I've never needed support from Adobe or anyone else for EPS. I delighted AP can read and display them.
  12. Barry_Edmiston

    HUGE file sizes

    It's actually considerably worse than that, which is why I included the stats about the image sizes.
  13. Barry_Edmiston

    HUGE file sizes

    As others have pointed out, this does seem to be a problem. With only two pages of content the AP file size has swollen far beyond any of the other 23 ID files in the series with 64 full pages. And regarding "tons of data," my IDML files are generally 95% smaller than the working ID files.
  14. Barry_Edmiston

    HUGE file sizes

    Considering it's in beta, that's what I thought as well, but wanted to point it out.
  15. Barry_Edmiston

    Two small suggestions

    Hadn't occurred to me to try that. I would still prefer to just hit "esc," instead of having to do two steps.

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