Posts posted by KipV
I got an award this year for my project final and they wanted me to make a short video for it. This was mostly for the book (which is on my Instagram profile) but I thought it was worthy of also bringing up here since the poster was done in Affinity Designer. I first tried to make it in Quark where the book was made but realized it was too difficult to rotate individual letters due to Quark text box funkiness. Maybe I will make a book in Affinity someday too!
An addition I would like to add to yesterday's bug report. When I started using the shipping version of Publisher on my MacBook this isn't a problem. It's a problem when using the same version on my iMac though.
I started working with dropping photos into frames this week and ran into problems. Previously with some of the betas this worked but I noticed two issues with the MAS version.
1. When I try to select the slider Publisher won't let me grab it and disappears before I do so.
2. The slider will be located far off from the image. With some of the betas it was neatly positioned under the photo. Now there seems to be no rhyme or reason for it's position.
I just end up using the preset framing positions located under the right click menu. At least this gives me some control but, or course, I can't be exact.
5 hours ago, fde101 said:
Hmm... maybe flip them upside down?
But seriously what I was think more is instead of having small B on the icon quite similar to notifications in other apps maybe experiment with scale and different colors. I point out before the Firefox beta icon worked pretty well. They removed the fox so the icon just became the globe. It was familiar enough, as of course it should be, but different enough to tell which was beta and not at a glance.
5 hours ago, fde101 said:
Hmm... maybe flip them upside down?
Or do a pink triangle so this great Weezer song can play it my head when I see it.
On 6/27/2019 at 8:31 AM, joel_ec said:
Just a little suggestion for betas... It would be nice if all betas from now could have a Beta sign in their icon as there was for the early betas of publisher... it helps easily recognizing them in the dock...
It might be even better to make an even more substantial look between the beta and shipping product icons too.
1 hour ago, carl123 said:
What does it say in Document > Resource Manager ?
Does it show the document as Linked, Embedded, Missing?
Oh good, I couldn't find where you were supposed to go to check resources. A weird thing happened, I shut the app down and restarted it and then the image got sharp again! Under resource manager everything is marked as linked. It hope it says good now.
I imported a file from my photos folder into Publisher and everything was fine. Printed it all out, worked great. When I went back to the Publisher file today it look extremely pixelated. Can someone help me as to what is going on? I didn't move then image in the Finder (if that even makes any difference.)
I don't understand how Bridge could know if you wanted to use the beta or the shipping product. I have the same issue with HoudahSpot 5 but there doesn't seem to be any option to change the default other then uninstall the beta? That may be a small issue to me as well since I am a continued beta tester most of the time.
7 hours ago, Dazmondo77 said:
callas is who licenses to Adobe much of what Acrobat does.
Interesting! Sounds like both companies are a bit dependent on each other. I am so tired of dealing with old software. I could keep trying to make CS6 work but if Adobe's competition can do much of what the old stuff can why not leave it in the past? At least that is my mindset.
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 hours ago, Alfred said:
Probably because Quark bundled pdfToolbox with QXP a couple of years ago!
I wonder why they choose to go with that program over the others?1 hour ago, thomaso said:
research: "pdf editor prepress" ?
Good idea, that turned up some good results.
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.
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.
Interesting most people are choosing "other" in the poll. Perhaps I should have entering in more software titles to pick from but I am not aware of other titles which would do PDF editing. I would be interested to hear about other good options.
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.
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.
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.
3 hours ago, walt.farrell said:
There seems to be a bug in the older 1.7.0 Publisher beta versions (.337 and .371 have been mentioned, I think) that enables the new Personas when the retail versions of 1.7 Photo and Designer are installed. That does not occur with the current beta version, .376.
Reinstalled! So cool.
56 minutes ago, Andy900 said:
Will this maybe free up some of your time so you can make a DAM?
And make Affinity files work fully with Capture One (like how you can send a file to PS in LR and back again.)
I wonder if I should buy Publisher now or get the Mac App Store version so that I can write a review of it when it comes out?
Congrats! I have really been enjoying 1.7 and am glad to see it released!
Seems to be working on reboot.
Yesterday I was slicing up an image in the export persona, an operation I usually don't do, and Photo RC1 locked up. It has been locked up for several hours. This generally hasn't happened in the beta before.
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