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Clayton King

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  1. having spent literally decades doing mailmerges in MS Word and a couple of older packages, I find data merge cumbersome at best. That said, when trying to figure out how to do it, I rely on the instructions from Publisher. However, they are wrong. The instructions at https://affinity.help/publisher/en-US.lproj/index.html?page=pages/Advanced/dataMerge.html?title=Data merge indicates to use the Document window to open a data source. After much looking around, I discovered the menu item in the Window menu. Managing fields and such is an odd implementation.
  2. I'm looking for the best way to accomplish individual name badges. When designing the stock, just like business cards, I set up a Designer file with a single badge. Then use N-up to print them out. Now, if I have name badges that need to be personalized with name, title, etc., does anyone have a suggestion for the best way to accomplish this? I can mailmerge in MS Word in about 15 minutes, but I'd prefer to use Affinity.
  3. I know this thread's been going a while, but I've been searching how to turn off text frame outlines which I find distracting. Do I understand correctly that the only way to hide the frame is to hide all nonprinting items/guides?
  4. Of course, and that's what I did. However, part of the reason one uses a tool like this is to quickly and efficiently produce something - in this case a calendar. I was simply telling the creator of the tool that I liked what he did, and that he might consider adding this functionality.
  5. Wonderful tool. It would be nice if there were a 3x4 grid available. Since much of what is done is based on financial quarters, having three months across instead of four would be grand! This is still a great tool!
  6. I agree. I must’ve missed something, though. When you reference “combining art boards,” what do you mean? I think the book feature in Publisher is more for book chapters, which goes a long way toward avoiding unwieldy long documents.
  7. I have played with artboards for book covers. I got it to work well enough by using only artistic text and not frame/paragraph text. Exporting the piece to a pdf proved challenging and frankly fiddly but I got the project done. on a different project, I produce a 7-fold brochure each year. I work with the print house to get the page/panel dimensions based on the paper weight. This would be insane in designer with text flows from panel to panel.
  8. Maybe, if we're lucky, they'll add it in an update, although that's apparently a major dot release...
  9. Excited to explore the new version. Was hoping for 3+ page spreads in Publisher (so I can FINALLY let go of Indesign), but the new versions look like there's a lot of new opportunity and streamlining available to workflows!
  10. I just purchased V2 and haven't fully explored the new capabilities which I'm sure are extensive. While I don't want to be a fly in the ointment, I was disappointed that 3+ page spreads are still not implemented.
  11. One reason the ability to convert a page to a master would be helpful is guides. You can copy all the elements from a page, but the guides don't copy. Often, a lot of time is spent tweaking guides in real time, so the ability to convert them would help.
  12. It took some doing, but I managed to create book covers in Designer using artboards. Exporting to PDF was a bit tedious, but it worked.
  13. That's nothing more than rearranging pages and not what the OP is about (3-page-spreads).
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