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Posts posted by DanParsons

  1. On 10/17/2018 at 7:49 PM, grapher said:

    Erm, well, maybe you missed one little thing :) im not from Serif...  

    Honestly, I don't really care if you are an alien from the dark side of the moon! I will forgive you because English is not your first language. But I did not "demand" anything. and the number of +1's on here is proof how critical the data merge function is if Affinity want to have a serious dent in Adobe's market share of commercial designers out there. not plebs making designs for school projects.

    Every month Affinity take to add fundamental changes is another month they are falling behind. The latest updates from Adobe are leaps and bounds ahead of Affinity. But customers will still be happy to change to Affinity if they can do the basic tasks needed.

    I just hope the AFFINITY team are listening and have added this to their Agile plan - If you are reading this guys (read product owner) please just let us know its in the pipeline and will be in the paid product version when it officially launches.. That is all I, and every other designer on here (this thread) cares about!


  2. On 9/24/2018 at 11:43 AM, grapher said:

    Well 001, DEMANDING something is not good towards software devs. Some functions are implemented, some are not, some are on todo list. 


    Dan - that your wife is software engeneer is good to know. On the other hand, you dont have a clue how things work in SW DEV, as i read your posts.  If you want to pay monthly fee to adobe, its your right and decision. But demanding something in FIRST beta release, well, i think that affinity will not miss your $50. It costs more to pay time for someone to react on your posts, and on coffee spent on healing the nerves... 

    Have good day :)

    LMAO I know exactly how things work sunshine... and FYI I AM NOT "DEMANDING" ANYTHING... if you dont want to add it to the list for future implementation that is up to you. and its not only  my £50 it will be the many other professional designers who won't bother switching because your software can't even do the most basic of tasks. so jog on

    ...and I might not have a clue about "SW DEV" for Affinity Publisher but clearly you dont have a clue about customer care. Personal attacks against people trying to help your business is VERY unprofessional. Good day Sir.

  3. 2 minutes ago, Patrick Connor said:

    I am sorry if you see it that way. I personally pinned this thread as I could see lots of people might make a lot of independent threads suggesting this popular feature if I did not. I am trying to manage expectations and that previous post seemed to say "I asked early and you should therefore just do this now." I know we cannot do that and was trying to be honest.

    As Head of QA I am personally more interested in knowing what is wrong with what it does do, as I cannot control what has not been implemented yet.

    All we are asking is that its made a priority - almost everyone uses personalisation these days so its critical for designers and commercial printers alike

  4. 2 minutes ago, Patrick Connor said:

    Features are not added on a first come first served basis,

    We do, but that does not mean having to do everything we are asked as soon as we are asked. Publisher 1.7.0 may not be right for you if it is a "MUST" for you, but the comments here are still being read and considered for future features. Suggesting something should have already been added in the 2 weeks between first beat and the release of beta indicates you may not appreciate what is involved in adding this type of feature, and as Dave Harris says you should not expect it to appear any time soon.

    mate, my wife is a software architect so I do know what is involved. and personally I don't care because I have full licenced Adobe products and will continue to use them until its implemented but clearly I am not the only designer asking for this feature, if you don't want to listen to your potential customers that is your prerogative.

  5. 1 hour ago, Dave Harris said:

    We're aware of the need for it, and will add it eventually, but almost certainly not for the initial release. We've too much other stuff to do.

    too much other stuff??? you need to listen to your potential customers. us designers can do work arounds for nearly all other things but data merge is a MUST. Im not even interested in Affinity software until this feature is included!

  6. On 8/31/2018 at 4:21 PM, Patrick Connor said:

    @gregoiredierendonck, @Sponka, @debiant, @Josh Mills, @lights95 , @BoloGauranga, @TomJG  @am2008, @J. One, @ilocho and anyone else I have missed (sorry)

    Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums :)

    I have pinned this popular post to the top of the forum for others to find more easily. I cannot say if this will be implemented anytime soon, but clearly it would be desirable to you and others.

    I asked for this before you guys even made the beta version public and its still not implemented. Its such a vital feature and I cannot believe its still not even in the update!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 14 hours ago, Peter Werner said:

    I can think of the following two workarounds:

    • Create separate artboards in Designer and then place those as linked or embedded files on a single all-encompassing page (Publisher) or dartboard (Designer). That way you can export the whole thing, but you also have the ability to export every artboard as a separate PDF. The disadvantage is that you have two separate files to deal with (though you can at least open both in either application)
    • Have 3 individual artboards next to each other and one overlapping artboard that encompasses the other 3.

    Or just keep using InDesign until the feature is added...?

  8. I agree with all the above. I think its an important feature. I must say I am a little disappointed. there are many vital features missing from this software that makes it a little out of date. Any software architects/engineers reading these forums should take note as the requests users are asking for is what will make your product competitive with Adobe.


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