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  1. On 6/13/2019 at 7:15 PM, KipV said:

    I wonder why they choose to go with that program over the others?

    It seems like most people go with whatever comes in a bundle. Makes sense in some ways, that was the reason I went with Acrobat after all. Why buy something else if the product in the bundle works? Right now I am planning on just going with pdfToolbox. I think the biggest issue is for it to do a lot of things rather then to primarily consider it from a pricing angle. If one of the those features will come in handy down the line this really matters to me when on a deadline to get something out. I downloaded the trail so I will have to keep using it this week and see how it works out.


  2. 9 hours ago, Alfred said:

    I like and use PDF-XChange Editor from Tracker Software, but it’s currently only available for Windows.

    4 minutes ago, Michael S Harvey said:

    I use Corel PDF Creator and sometimes Nuance PaperPort

    Never heard of those, I'll have to look into them. I started using pdfToolbox since that is usually what they talk about in the Quark forums for some reason.


  3. It is not a slap in the face. You are getting a product at a price that is vastly cheaper then the competition. I see the version number more as a number for the suite then for the individual product. If a bigger update (like a version 2.0) is in the works I am sure it would also take longer to make so I can't see it being released soon anyways.


  4. A couple days ago I asked about the value of pdfTool in a Quark forum. One comment was unexpected in that they pointed out that the tool is especially good for adding to a Publisher workflow in that it hasn't been around as long and may need a little more help than mature products like Quark and InDesign. That one perspective alone almost justified it's $500+ price tag. I wanted to know have other people found that those two products work really well together? Publisher is the only tool in the suite I haven't explored extremely in depth and I haven't even installed pdfToolbox yet.

    I like how Serif keeps the price low which allows for workflows like installing it on non-designers computers as I mentioned a couple days ago. Since the work in my company needs to pass by me the more expensive product (pdfToolbox) only needs to be installed on my machine. At first I didn't understand the very low pricing that Serif was doing but now it makes sense. I have even grown to like the name in that it may confuse some Microsoft Publisher users to accidentally start using Serif Publisher. :6_smile:


  5. 13 hours ago, toutou123 said:

    This depends on their knowledge of the software and how much their edits will change the layout.

    Probably about zero knowledge of graphics software due to it not being around when they were in school. Or close to zero. 

    13 hours ago, toutou123 said:

    the text frome will overflow and they'll need to do more complex job, like going to the master page, edit the text style...

    I think they understand the idea of overflow text by just watching me work as they ask me to edit text they want. It should be a fairly easy concept to explain to them, the idea of expanding the size of the text boxes. Fortunately it doesn't get into the complexity of book design where linked text boxes gets a lot more complex, just one and two page design. I probably won't be using master pages for this type of work.

    7 hours ago, ivbera said:

    I prefer linked images, but I struggle to creat a workflow that works.

    I haven't been using Publisher enough to know if it lets you pick between embedding and linking? I am thinking of putting together a employee badges that have their pictures so a file may have dozens of images. Their computers should have enough processing power to handle that though I would think. 

    7 hours ago, ivbera said:

    but changing from windows to mac os the linking of the resources will be lost since the drive has another name. windows uses letters, mac os uses volume names.

    Presumingly Publisher has a relink dialog? As long as the images are kept in the same folder it would be a matter of selecting one of the files and the rest should link up too. Maybe this would be a case for embedding photos? That way we could just get around the broken link issue  entirely. 

    7 hours ago, ivbera said:

    I have not yet tested dropbox or other tools.

    I think one of the things dropbox would get around is needing to deal with path related issues. Probably best to have links and be done in dropbox. Ideally the files should be available whenever they decide they want to change the text. 


  6. I was having this discussion with Mike Wenzloff in a Quark forum yesterday which was a great help to where I may go with this workflow. I wanted to ask the same question here to see if there is any serious pitfall I am not seeing among other Affinity users.

    I work for a company that does a lot of basic layouts; brochures, badges, mailers. I would like to buy Publisher for their machines so that I could just send them a Publisher file in Dropbox and they could change any text right from the program. They currently do this with MS Office files so it seems like moving to this workflow with our advertising would make as much sense. I'm on Mac they are on Windows and some also use iPads if Publisher comes to iPad at some point. Is anyone else doing something similar to this? Having that low price opens up workflows that I haven't tried before. I am also planning on incorporating other tools like Slack and Dropbox in this workflow.


  7. 20 hours ago, KipV said:

    I have to wonder how long until Photo is RC given the latest bugs in 127, 128. Version 1.7 has been pretty good to me until those versions.

    With some help I was able to get the white balance and layers bugs resolved in 128. I hope this means the release candidate of Photo will come soon as well!


  8. 30 minutes ago, MEB said:

    To fix it, double-click the adjustment to open the dialog and click (or nudge) one of the nodes a little.

    Great, that fixed it. Do I only need to do this with the white balance tool? 

    Just out of curiosity for people who never used the beta (they will just go from the shipping version of 1.6 to 1.7) will they also deal with the issue or just those of us on the beta?


  9. 1 hour ago, Old Bruce said:

    Ohhh, I like the sound of "RC1". [anticipatory-smiley-face emoticon]

     

    Just now, Jens Krebs said:

    Release Candidate ... the two magic words! Hurray!

    I have to wonder how long until Photo is RC given the latest bugs in 127, 128. Version 1.7 has been pretty good to me until those versions.


  10. 1 hour ago, MEB said:

    hold CTRL while launching the application

    That fixed it. By the way when it reset the layers back to their original small size that reminds me; could you also add an XL layer preview of those of us on 5K iMacs and other high density screens? "Large" is quite small on this screen still!


  11. 22 minutes ago, >|< said:

    The current AP beta is rendering the Legacy White Balance adjustment wrongly.

    Is there a new white balance tool that is replacing the old? All the color correcting was done within the 1.7 beta. Also they will still need to fix the the layers panels that doesn't show up on one of my Macs. 


  12. 5 hours ago, Joachim_L said:

    Of course it would be nice, if there is a barcode generator in Publisher, but really necessary? There are so many online resources for free or small money or big money who could do better for all kind of barcodes and Serif has not to focus writing code on a new field / topic / function. E.g.

    I wasn't thinking serif would do but a 3rd party. The ID one I was talking about is 3 party. Quark unfortunately doesn't have something like that which is surprising for how long it has been out.

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