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StevieB

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  1. Thanks for the reply. I’ll have a look when I’m back… Is there any chance that Publisher text wrap would be updated to include right and left offset? I found that if you copy and paste the text frame to a new page the text is there. These IDML files are from an InDesign file that gets updated every couple of years, so I couldn’t remember what I did when I set up the original files back about 8 years ago! Thanks for you help…😊
  2. That's because I forgot to press the upload button...sorry!
  3. That doesn't work... The the text doesn't appear if you make the frame bigger. It's an issue with the anchored frame in the InDesign text flow that is causing the the rest of the text to disappear.
  4. Hi, I've uploaded the IDML file along with the InDesign file, if you need the Linked pics etc. let me know, they're 489Mb! I have couple of other InDesign documents and the same text is missing when imported into Publisher. It also is the same in the Beta version 1.10.2.1167. Thanks, Steve.
  5. I have an InDesign IDML filer that when I import it into Publisher all the text areas are blank, although I can see where the text is in the layers menu. The text boxes have anchored box with the heading in, I think that might be causing the problem. I've attached 2 images of the InDesign page and the Publisher page I can send the Original InDesign file to you if you need to look at it.
  6. Thanks @dominikfor the info, I'll know next time to use the Artistic Text Tool, although it might be a bit awkward if you have a block of type to resize! Cheers, Steve.
  7. Hi, I don't know if this is a bug or "feature", but if you want to scale say a logo with some accompanying type, if you use the Transform Panel to scale the artwork (Grouping the two items) with the constraint selected and put in the size you want, the graphic scales correctly, but the type stays the same size although the bounding box is resized. In Illustrator there is a dedicated scale tool which can scale any object by a percentage with the option to scale corners and strokes by the same amount as well. The transform tool works as well if you want to scale to a specific size. Designer needs a dedicated scale tool that works on all objects, the inclusion would be a game changer for me and I expect many others who use this app. I'm using the latest version 1.8.6, and it still the same in the latest Beta 1.9.0.15.☹️
  8. I remember the first betas had this problem. It’s not a deal breaker but not ideal! The IDML import is great, I’ll soon be able to ditch adobe! Regards, Steve
  9. Hi, Just downloaded and tried the latest version of Publisher and found that when I import an IDML file there seems to be no stop on the scrolling beyond the pages area. The scroll bars at the side of the page also disappear when they get beyond the edge of their position. There should be a limit to how far you can scroll beyond the page area, it seems that this is missing. attached are the InDesign IDML file and the APub file. Hope that helps. Cheers, Steve. Cheltenham Races Refund Envelope.idml Cheltenham Races Refund Envelope.afpub
  10. Hi Gabe, I've uploaded the collected InDesign document, the zipped folder has all you need including .indd and .imdl files along with a pdf. The InDesign version used is 14.0.2 (2019) not the latest which I haven't installed yet. (I'm trying to get rid of the Adobe rentware!) I know this is a long shot, but would Affinity Publisher ever be able to write IDML files. I only ask because in some circumstances if you're working with an outside agency/studio they often want the files you have created/updated back in a form they can use. i.e. if your client wants to amend the files in house, they would need either .indd or .idml files. Hope the files are useful for you. It's amazing what you have done with the .idml import already! Cheers.
  11. Hi all, I'm updating an original InDesign file to include new pics and copy so opened the Idml file in Publisher and noted that there were a few discrepancies, some of which have already been noted (Corner radius for one), but I noted that the original InDesign document has a directional feather of 10mm on all the edges from the bleed inwards. This has disappeared on the imported Idml file, as has some of the other transparency attributes to fade the tiff file of rows of logos below the text to let the copy be readable. The transparency is applied to the graphic layer (tiff logos) which has a multiply of 47%, the background of the frame is a pale yellow, thus letting the image fade below the type making it appear on the yellow background. See the attached screenshots of the respective files. Also the InDesign Idml file. If I open the Idml file in InDesign then all the file is there and the transparency and effects are all rendered correctly which is what I would expect. To the most part Publisher does a good job of rendering the file. It is the effects and transparency which I think it struggles with. Hope this helps to increase the usability of the idml import, especially as I want to drop InDesign etc! Steve. Catalogue Sales Flyer A4-2018-19-v4.idml
  12. Hi Jon, I've just done a test with a new document and it seems that the pdf output is correct, but I'll have a go and make up the whole document and see if that makes a difference. I'm thinking that it won't! The test.pdf is attached, its just 2 pages... Cheers, Steve. test.pdf
  13. Hi Jon, Here it is... It was created with the latest version of InDesign. Hope it helps. Steve. BRC Legacy PREMIUM 2020 calendar.idml
  14. Hi, I was really pleased to see that IDML import has now arrived, so I took a file I did recently which is of a Calendar. The original InDesign document was created in the latest version. it has bleed and a slug area at the top with annotations of which page it is as it will be produced as 28 page A4 Landscape but with the fold along the long edge. (final size 14 spreads) Apub does the import really well, I haven't looked closely at everything but it did flag up a missing graphic which I haven't received from the client! The problem comes when I output the file to pdf. Although the type on the document is correct, the pdf output is garbled, it's like its in a different language! Enclosed here are the original InDesign pdf and the APub pdf. I can package up both the documents if you want to see where the problem lies. It's a very good start though. Just a comment, there are times when you need to supply an IDML file, for instance when the recipient doesn't have the latest version of InDesign, mainly because their computer isn't the latest so won't run the newest version of InDesign. Being able to send them IDML files allows them to work on those files. Regards, Steve BRC Legacy PREMIUM 2020 calendar-InDesign.pdf BRC Legacy PREMIUM 2020 calendar-APub.pdf
  15. Well I got my maths wrong, it's a week until my birthday so I got confused... the launch is two weeks and a bit... Sorry, Patrick, for the confusion. (I'm easily confused!)
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