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  1. I have used IDUtil for a few months now, and would say not its quite useless, but certainly not all it's purported to be (or maybe I just don't know how to use it to full advantage). I mainly have used it to preview old ID files. Just be sure you have "always save preview images" enabled in ID, and set to save more than one or two preview pages. It IS, you know, a free app; so I suppose we shouldn't expect too much. I wonder if it's not just designed to drive people to his Web page and commercial apps. Not that that's wrong, but perhaps could be termed "disingenuous." Of course, I'm not an app developer dependent upon people paying for them, so one might say I'm biased.
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    One Layer System

    Okay, thanks. I've known *about* layers for a long time, but since most of my work has involved only "flat" pages and one language, Master Pages have done what I needed so far, and it didn't seem time-efficient to use layers. I am, however, soon to be working on files that I have created but that will then be translated into other languages, so layers could really come in handy. I appreciate the information.
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    One Layer System

    Forgive my ignorance, but if you don't ask … . In what kind of document is this practice necessary or useful? I can see that in the above case of two different languages it could be a definite boon, but other than that, why have your elements on different layers?
  4. Excuse me, I know I'm a newbie, here, but … In spite of the declarations of not getting into a spitting war of WinDozers vs. MacAholics, that seems to be what this thread has developed into. Can we please move back to discussing the development of Publisher (and other Affinity products) as they relate to real-world usage and start a different thread for Mac v. Wild, 64-bit v. 32-bit, and company politics? I, for one, will greatly appreciate it. Thanks to MEB for the actual Publisher updates on p. 12!
  5. I'm DISmayed at the number of DISSes here for a beta app. Patience, people; patience. Indd and idml import capabilities are important to me, too, just for the record, but I wasn't surprised to find out they are not yet included in the app. Thanks to all at Affinity for your hard work. I'm certainly not writing you off, yet.
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    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    Thanks for the tip, Mike!
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    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    I learned of Publisher the same day that I signed up for this forum, so I have not been waiting like so many of you. I meant no disrespect or to add negativity to the conversation. I had never considered that there might be an alternative to InDesign—anywhere—so was VERY excited to learn of the possibility. That excitement caused me to want more info and for the program (am I dating myself by calling it that?!) to be ready, like, yesterday. Having said that, I would like to just thank MikeP and all at Affinity for their hard work, and will bow out now and let them do their job. I will be unfollowing this thread; not because I am not interested, but because my phone blew up this morning with over 35 e-mails of new posts. Can't allow myself to be distracted like that. I will check back regularly, though, so may the Affinity developers keep on keepin' on! [Oh, just found out that I can get a weekly update (among other options) instead of an e-mail for each post. I'll be using that option instead of no longer following the thread. Kewl!]
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    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    Count me in for the "all of us" segment! The sooner I have something I can test to see if I can get off the MonopAdobeoly merry-go-round, the better—even if it's not ready for prime time. "Promise me anything, but give me chocolate!"
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    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    Understood, but is there ANY update as to when to expect the beta, other than "soon" or "this summer, sometime"? (I guess I'm a little more impatient than I thought.)
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    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    I'm not indignant, angry, or impatient (well, a little impatient, maybe …)—I'm just REALLY excited, and hoping Publisher comes out in ANY version before August 4th, 2018. Anyone care to hazard a guess as to why? {Hint: In the immortal words sung by Ritchie Havens, "Freedom, FREEDOM"!} I may have to emulate another poster from pages back (sorry, don't remember your name) who dug out his old, standalone CS6 ID until it does. Only problem is I have about a bagillion ID18 files I'd have to export as idml before I could cancel; and of course, I'll have to go ahead and download/purchase Design and Photo, too. Anyway, I really appreciate Serif and the development team (assuming Matt_P has some kind of help and isn't having to do it all himself) for giving us what appears to be a viable alternative to MonopAdobeoly.