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  1. I think they have changed the name in the drop-down menu, but it is still in the documentation. What they are describing here is not a cross-reference.
  2. Yes, Affinity Publisher is definitely lacking in book publishing features. The lack of footnotes, endnotes, and cross-references, are the worst omissions, but the more I work with the software, the more problems I find. Still, I do not know of any reasonably priced alternative. I do not want to rent Adobe products, and that makes Affinity Publisher the only game in town. On the other hand, with a bit of luck, Serif is working on fixing the current shortcomings. I hope they do it before I finish my book. 🙂
  3. You are probably correct. What has me a bit worried is that they implemented hyperlink functionality suitable for eBooks, but not any sort of eBook export, and then named their hyperlinks "cross-references". Serif usually plan the functionality in their applications very well, but this time I am not so sure they are doing that.
  4. Back in the day when I was a software developer, I designed and built a cross-reference system for XMetaL. It's not that difficult. Serif does not have to work out everything from scratch. They can borrow ideas from systems that work, like the FrameMaker cross-references, LaTex, Basser Lout, DocBook, XLink, or even Word.
  5. I'm working on a book on photography, and the lack of cross-references is becoming a larger and larger problem the further I get. I'm hoping we'll get it in the next release. Preferably something at least as powerful and flexible as you get with FrameMaker.
  6. I am working on a book on photography. The lack of footnotes and endnotes in Affinity Publisher is getting to be a severe obstacle. I keep hoping for that being added in the next version.
  7. I have the same problem. Might have a solution. I took the advice earlier in this thread, and started Affinity Photo as an administrator. You can do that by right-clicking on the Affinity Photo icon and selecting "Run as Administrator" in the pop-up menu. That enabled me to start the login process. Unfortunately, the Affinity store was down for maintenance, so I'll have to try again in a couple of hours.
  8. Thanks! Updating the driver helped a bit. The remaining problems I handle by updating pictures from the Resource dialog.
  9. BTW, the reason I have hardware acceleration turned off, is that it used to cause crashes. I tried turning it on, and restarted AF, but it did not help. This is what a linked layer looks like, as I write this. Right now, I've been waiting about 5 minutes for the linked picture to update.
  10. Hi @Dan C, Here are my preferences settings. The resources are stored on an internal SSD. Kind Regards, Henrik
  11. Linked pictures in Affinity Photo are extremely slow to update. In the screenshot, the hand is part of a linked image. When I zoomed in, I saw only a low resolution version of the linked image. Image layers that were embedded updated normally. It took several minutes for the embedded image to update. I have noticed the same phenomenon with Affinity Publisher, so the bug is not unique to Affinity Photo.
  12. I'm trying to set up master pages for an anthology. I need to set up different headers for left and right pages. Left header: The name of the author of the chapter. Right header: The chapter title The author name is in a paragraph with an Author paragraph tag. The chapter title is tagged with a Chapter Title paragraph tag. This is a pretty basic setup, and it drives me nuts that Affinity Publisher can't handle it. I understand that Publisher is currently targeted at short documents, like brochures, but if you list must-haves for longer documents, it's actually a very short list: Fields showing text in most recent paragraph with a specified tag (Yes, FrameMaker handles that too.) Cross-Reference support a lá FrameMaker Lack of the two functions above are the only show-stoppers for simple book layouts. Of course, an almost-necessary-to-have list would be much, much longer, but for the time being, I can do without that, if I could get the two functions listed above. So close, and yet, so far away.
  13. It's called Text Insets in FrameMaker, and it is a very useful feature. It is not the most important feature for book publishing, but it is pretty high on the list.
  14. @GarryP I posted the original message some time ago. I went with PowerPoint in the end. I tried a bunch of other programs, but none of them measured up in terms of features, quality of transitions, and ease of use. Acrobat Reader is not very useful to me, I am afraid, except as a PDF reader, of course. As an example: The most recent animation I did was to illustrate the difference between vertically and horizontally sliced requirements for large scale software systems development in terms of the effect on multi-team process flows. I can't do that with Acrobat Reader, or any of the other solutions people have proposed to me, in this thread, and elsewhere. PowerPoint is not ideal, but it does the job, at least with fairly simple animations. The animation I mentioned above still has some kinks, due to the way PowerPoint handles morphing (it does not morph curves with connectors properly), but those kinks can be worked out, or worked around.
  15. For a lot of things, a PDF would be sufficient. On the other hand, it would not work for me. My photography presentations are, for the most part, technically simple. I use a simple cross-fade most of the time. There are 2-3 exceptions in most presentations though, when I need a bit more than PDF can provide. Also, when I make presentations about systems and complexity thinking, I often need to show how things change over time, and then, animation tools are really handy. PDF would not do at all. So, it depends on what you want to accomplish.
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