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  1. I do agree that images in the same root folder of the document or a subfolder should be saved as relative links. Package certainly has its place, but it is overkill for simply collaborating on documents in progress in a multiuser environment. All we should need is save and close, then the next person opens it right up again.
  2. To echo what Walt says, it seems that Affinity Designer is the better tool in this case, as its Export persona is made for such things. You even mentioned Affinity Designer in the quoted text, but as we are in the Publisher sub-forum with Publisher screenshots, I am not sure which you are talking about at this time. Anyway, the Export persona in Affinity Designer (the Designer app, not the persona in Publisher) is rather capable when you are doing things like logos and other art assets, far more so than simple using the Export command from the File menu (which is found in all three of the Affinity suite).
  3. Select the group, then drag the outer handle at the bottom right corner of the selection (the handle that seems to be floating outside of the rest of the box). Note that when you do that, currently Affinity apps do not display the scale factor in the UI, so you have no idea if and by how much a text frame is scaled. This weakness has been often bemoaned on the forums, and indeed it can lead to some confusing results with linked text boxes. I understand your preference for numerical scaling (which I generally share). Unfortunately, I do not know how you can scale numerically (as a single operation) in a way that text scales as well. Off the top of my head, if absolutely I absolutely needed that, this cumbersome workaround might do the trick: Duplicate the group. Resize the copied group numerically (the text will not be resized). With snapping turned on, drag the outer handle of the original group until its size snaps to the duplicate. Delete the duplicate. Anyone with a better idea? Anyway, the request for improvement in this area seems valid to me.
  4. I think most of your points could be addressed with an additional video that would explain multi-level lists. It is a more complicated subject.
  5. Ah, in this case, we are talking about the general problem of how that dropdown always defaults to export as spreads, respecting neither the previous choice ("sticky" method) or saved as a preset.
  6. Have you already tried this video? It seems to be just the thing. https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/tutorials/publisher/desktop/video/337313778/
  7. It seems we have this already, or else maybe I am not understanding what you are requesting. As I understand the request, this is what you are looking for:
  8. I agree with both @Elio on this request and on Fixx's additional comment for broadening the scope of the request. I could work around to achieve a similar look, but flexibility (as Fixx pointed out) makes for a smoother experience to quickly get to a given end result.
  9. When some of the bigger requests get implemented, I do hope Serif considers balance ragged lines.
  10. I'm a few days late to the discussion (I was out all last week), but here is a little tip in case you know it. For such an operation, you can cut the Finder out of it. All you have to is go to File->Edit in Designer right from within Publisher. You don't even need to save first.
  11. Looks like Jon did in the second post. Is that link still good?
  12. I personally doubt it will help with slowdown. My guess is that if anything, linked is more efficient. As you asked for storage preference, this is done on a document basis via the Document Setup dialog (below pictured for an existing document). This is the preference for whether any future images are placed as linked or embedded. Old Bruce above also shows how to change already placed resources to embedded.
  13. I would not be surprised if they are working toward some sort of unified solution for saving your settings for use on another device. In the current 1.9 betas, they have been working on saving workspaces and on creating online account sync (currently only for purchased brushes, with hints that more will eventually come). These two things seem like they could ultimately be parts of a broader project to allow syncing of settings via an account. Or if I am wrong in my interpretation, let it stand as a feature request: I would eventually like to be able to have my apps synchronized across devices (or even across different Affinity apps of the same device, where common settings would make sense). Personally, I would rather have a sync service based on accounts instead of a manual export and import, as it would automatically take care of synchronization for me rather than require a manual operation to export from one app and reimport for all other apps. However, a manual export might be the preference of others, and would be necessary for sharing exports with other people.
  14. The difference seems to be that InDesign places images in a way that is basically equivalent to Publisher's placing them inside of picture frames. Normally, just dragging a picture in Publisher will not put it inside a picture frame, but you can create a picture frame first and then insert an image into it. Personally, I have never liked the way InDesign handles images, so I much prefer Publisher in this regard. Perhaps a simple preference checkbox to create a picture frame when placing images is all that it takes to provide for both preferences.
  15. I wonder whether it is possible that there were some leftover find by format conditions that got overlooked when the search did not return the results that were expected. It is so easy to do.
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