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Franky Drappier

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    Franky Drappier got a reaction from Ash in Affinity Publisher to be launched at Affinity Live   
    Hello Ash and team,
    Perhaps "bugs" and negative feedback are more useful to you all, but as some of your product users are genuinely quite thrilled with your products, you might consider adding a topic to the forum: "positive notes and congrats".
    Congratulations on a great presentation yesterday. The performance of the "personas" in publisher is just incredible. As an enthusiastic beta tester I had pre-ordered Publisher and proceeded to install the final version yesterday evening. I just had to try out these "personas" that had been a mystery during the Beta months.
    What a revelation! The "persona" function is amazing and instantly my favorite feature in Publisher. It works flawlessly. This is going to be such a timesaver!
    Thank you for all your efforts and keep up the good work.
    Kind regards,
    Franky
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    Franky Drappier got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher to be launched at Affinity Live   
    Hello Ash and team,
    Perhaps "bugs" and negative feedback are more useful to you all, but as some of your product users are genuinely quite thrilled with your products, you might consider adding a topic to the forum: "positive notes and congrats".
    Congratulations on a great presentation yesterday. The performance of the "personas" in publisher is just incredible. As an enthusiastic beta tester I had pre-ordered Publisher and proceeded to install the final version yesterday evening. I just had to try out these "personas" that had been a mystery during the Beta months.
    What a revelation! The "persona" function is amazing and instantly my favorite feature in Publisher. It works flawlessly. This is going to be such a timesaver!
    Thank you for all your efforts and keep up the good work.
    Kind regards,
    Franky
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    Franky Drappier got a reaction from pgraficzny in A solution for implementing the Polish dictionary   
    Finally used your instructions to install the Dutch library. Dziekuje bardzo !
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    Franky Drappier got a reaction from walt.farrell in Tabs   
    You're absolutely right, Walt. I should have been more clear. Thank you for your help.
    It's true that the program is very complete and impressive allready. In hindsight I'm glad Affinity didn't rush things and delayed the release of publisher a few times.
    Just a little bug here and there, nothing major.
     
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    Franky Drappier got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Testing Affinity Publisher (Mac) Auto-Update   
    Smooth as silk....
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    Franky Drappier got a reaction from macCesar in Let's be honest   
    There are probably more 'old timers' out there with similar stories. I was 16 in 87. Sometimes I wonder how we got to amazing designs, with only a couple of MB's of Ram and a 20 MB drive. Quite a contrast with those amazing monitors and powerful machines with nearly limitless possibilities we have these days.
    Franky.
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    Franky Drappier got a reaction from michaelokraj in Let's be honest   
    There are probably more 'old timers' out there with similar stories. I was 16 in 87. Sometimes I wonder how we got to amazing designs, with only a couple of MB's of Ram and a 20 MB drive. Quite a contrast with those amazing monitors and powerful machines with nearly limitless possibilities we have these days.
    Franky.
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    Franky Drappier got a reaction from Petar Petrenko in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    Exact, Petar. I just select the text in the converted pdf document and save it as a new paragraph style or Chacter style and build from there. I'm sure you do the same.
    In this Beta version I'm missing (or haven't figured out how to): use tabs (cfr to indesign), how to name color swatches and hyphenations in Dutch. I'd also like the color picker to have the same feature as in indesign where it can pick and release the characteristics of texts or graphical elements (I use that a lot). I think I'd find it useful to have some sort of 'packaging' system, not so much for the exchange of files but because I like to group source material together in my archive. The package option is a great tool for that.
    It is however an amazing and very promising piece of software, don't you think?
    Regards.
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    Franky Drappier got a reaction from michaelokraj in Let's be honest   
    A Beta is never perfect. It has bugs and shortcomings. Giving feedback is valuable to the developers so they can correct and change the software to the user's needs.
    When Photo came out it wasn't perfect either, but it held a lot of promise. Like Rahel I've been using Designer not only for vector Logo and illustration work but also for poster designs and flyer designs and even making text balloons on comic book pages. I love Designer. However, it is not a DTP program: it lacks some valuable features for efficient print design. Even though the Publisher interface is very similar to Designer and many functions are the same, Publisher does have those features any graphic designer is looking for. Is it at Indesign level yet? In all honesty: No. But it does hold that promise of, between now and a couple of updates, becoming the DTP software of choice. The features I love most in the Affinity software are the interface, the multifunctional cursor and the layer system. I find that, once one gets used to this, it speeds up workflow quite a bit.
    So I'm very hopeful for Affinity Publisher as the team has done a great job so far.
     
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    Franky Drappier got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Let's be honest   
    A Beta is never perfect. It has bugs and shortcomings. Giving feedback is valuable to the developers so they can correct and change the software to the user's needs.
    When Photo came out it wasn't perfect either, but it held a lot of promise. Like Rahel I've been using Designer not only for vector Logo and illustration work but also for poster designs and flyer designs and even making text balloons on comic book pages. I love Designer. However, it is not a DTP program: it lacks some valuable features for efficient print design. Even though the Publisher interface is very similar to Designer and many functions are the same, Publisher does have those features any graphic designer is looking for. Is it at Indesign level yet? In all honesty: No. But it does hold that promise of, between now and a couple of updates, becoming the DTP software of choice. The features I love most in the Affinity software are the interface, the multifunctional cursor and the layer system. I find that, once one gets used to this, it speeds up workflow quite a bit.
    So I'm very hopeful for Affinity Publisher as the team has done a great job so far.
     
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    Franky Drappier reacted to Alan McD in Let's be honest   
    To be fair, I think Publisher is set up to compete against inDesign and Quark rather than other DTP. I have used inDesign for the best part of 15 years and for most designers, the only thing holding us back from switching to Affinity Photo and Designer was "the complete suite". Print designers rely on inDesign every single day so it made sense to stick with the Adobe Creative Cloud (that being the industry standard). I don't expect Publisher to do anything amazing (yet), but it hopefully fulfils the need of most print designers looking to leave Adobe behind.
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