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Everything posted by mink

  1. I agree to all what you are saying. BUT: it is the way the people here start to discuss things, not asking or specifing, not interested on the idea itself. it is a tone of those "knows-it-alls" who lack of rhetorical and emapthic qualities / skills. if you have nothing to say, say nothing – i live by that. if you want a disussion, be intersted in the other side and don't close the communication with your passive aggressive tone from the beginning. I am working since the 90s with those tools. it is not that i am stuck in those workflows but I observe things, that might others help, too. judging by those comments I assume, the folks here established already for the whole community: there is only ONE way. and this one is theirs. how arrogant!
  2. Just to specify one workflow when beeing a shortcut poweruser and coming to their limitations: it happens quite often, I need to take screenshots or other things in the clipboard relevant to the function of "new from cb" and then adjusting it to my format / color / grid / margin rules. so to avoid those "extra clicks" it is a time saver to prepare the meal in the kitchen and not at the dinner table afterwards. some functions are f.e. chage the color mode, adjust the dpi, transform the margins, change the adjustments, … to do this afterwards going to mostly at least 2 different menus (it depends if i am in AP or AD/AF) is quite annoying. I am working in all 3 apps and between the analogue and digital media. so there are quite complex outcomes and to have the control at the beginning of the document and not after it is created is quite handy / sometimes crucial (as one forgets quickly to make those edits). – the preflight in AP helped to avoid that, i have to admit. I hope I could give you one idea of how others here maybe work.
  3. Hey you pros @Joachim_L @walt.farrell @Pšenda Thank you (not) for the debate. Everybodys workflow/s are different. Why should your opinion be the standard one? I also don't see no need to speculate if it is something for "adobe" users. What is the purpose of this sentense anyway?? It is crazy, that this forum becomes a new facebook, where everybody feels to comment and state their opnion – especially in a sub thread called "Feature Requests & Suggestions". This is MY suggestion. – There are other threads here for debating.
  4. @Pšenda @Joachim_L As specified It is about the new NEW-Menu:
  5. Hi Affinity As I work now 100 % in Photo, I miss one small but BIG feature Adobe had: in the NEW dialogue you can choose, New from Clipboard. This is so extremely helpful and saves time a lot. I am aware of similar posts here, the difference here is, this feature should be within the new format-panel. Not in the flyout menu at „File > Xyz“ Maybe something for 2.0 Best!
  6. @Patrick Connor x Affinity: THANK you so much for that very important update. PREFLIGHT is a lifechanger here. Looking forward to the next +0.1 updates. Impressive development.
  7. "DANKE" from germany for the language UI improvements!
  8. I also would recommend to NOT use any F-keys for important and very often used tasks while in the layout process. more and more of us are working on laptops and the F keys need to be access by hitting the fn and the Fx keys – in case of the preview mode you need two hands at a mac. I guess at a pc it should be the same.
  9. importing of INDD will never be a part of any non-adobe product as they are holding back the code of the file-format. and IDML will def be a part of a future release – I doubt already in v02. but I found a pretty solid workaround: I exported my latest INDD projects with the best quality PDFs and opened them in ADesigner. then saved it there. when opening those files in Apublisher the artboards have been transfered into pages and the text is still editable.
  10. this one goes again for motivation purposes: THANK YOU and AGAIN: GREAT JOB! this tool is all I wanted and needed after 2 decaeds of adobe "enslavent".
  11. if with the first update of a beta you added and/ or fixed that much already I am once more ensured the final version will be just fantastic. as before here again: big shout outs to the affinity team. thank you
  12. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ;). not only it makes all three apps "stand out" more from the adobe products with its naming "studio", it also makes the idea of "persona" more unique. and of course (the most IMPORTANT one) it makes it so so much easier to work with the studio panels. also it would be very very handy, if we could align the panels in two or three rows so we can use our bigger screens more efficient.
  13. today I have redone a whole booklet in publisher and despite the warning, not to use it for client projects yet, I have risked it. end of the week I will get it to a "real" printer. that went A) faster than in "affinity designer", B) after only 3 days of testing (!!!!) of a "new" software without any questions and work arounds and C) without ANY craashes! – all the complains make me speechless. I cannot address that enough. we should all stop compare this software to quark, indesign or pages (this one makes especially laugh). as those 3 tools can tell you by their names, all of those are simply different. all of them will work different. all of them will do things maybe a different way. – I remember the critique about the ways indesign worked in comparison with quark. now even xpress became really good with the update in may 2018, still indesign is the "go to" tool in dtp. – thank god nobody compares publisher with freehand.
  14. reading the comments I am confused what people DON'T understand in the word "BETA" guys, wait, relax and let the pros roll out the tool with all features
  15. I remember indesign 1 and 1.5. as also adobe pagemaker early stages. (younger) folks believe me: this beta is already a propper tool!
  16. this is not ment as a comment but a BIG THANK YOU to affinity team for that christmas gift in the late summer. I am working with adobe for 20 years this year, I have quited they subscription in march out of the sudden as they shut down adobe muse, switched do you guys (and to quark xpress – which I unfortunatelly do not like that much) and was waiting for publisher to drop. this tool is amazing. even in beta state. good job, much appreciated. THANK YOU.
  17. I love the integration of the masterpages into the layer panel. I found that, was irritated at first but then found it just great. well done, nice idea. nevertheless: this feature should work beside the rollover possibility to see which masterpage is applied. it is very helpfull to see that at once in the panel.
  18. I consider EXACTLY that the advantage of affinity: it's tools are covering ONLY the tasks the user should execute inside the environment they needed. when I want to layout, I pick publisher, with the persona switch I can add a vector logo / illustration f.e. after I have read few comments here alike yours, I am wondering, why the users are complaining about this minimal and focused approach of affinity when as I understand correcly you f.e. (as I as well) come from over bulked adobe products which try to do everything. this comment is ment as a question, not a critique.
  19. obviously … you have. please let me have the last word
  20. dearest @SrPx thank you for teaching me some "digital etiquette" by using the same language you are falsly accusing me of. – in no point my first comment was rude. but rhetorical figures needs to be understand by the audience. so maybe I was not precise enough with my written word – and you unfortunately didn't get the joke. I am not the admin, you are totally right. but I can ask you kindly not to respond to my comments if they are not have been addressed directly to you. please do not waste our time now in an ongoing endless but pointless dialog here. who has time for that. – have a happy easter weekend.
  21. so what is your comment's point exactly? a beta in the summer (I knew that) and you guess there are some issues (well, that is the process of developing apps indeed)? thank you @SrPx for that insight. I guess (?) may I ask, you are involved in serif / work for them? if not, please dedicate your time to other members. white noise is so last season
  22. as a new user of the affinity tools – after my adobe cancelation in april we are switching completely* to affinity – I am really happy with the results the products (affinity designer in particular) are delivering. I can not be more excited to get an indesign replacement – it feels like almost 20 years ago with quark xpress and indesign. i mentioned *completely, well, i can not kill indesign from my comp for now. so dear affinity team: PLEASE speed up , we are waiting in despair. or at least give us somehow like a roadmap-idea to calm us down. keep up your great work, I am realy suprised and so glad, to see what your independent software can do. thank you for that emancipation from adobe.
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