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Clayton King

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    Clayton King reacted to Lord Gareth in Version 1.8: Further on no headings across multiple columns!   
    Only this is a feature that once you start using it, there is no way back. This small improvement in everyday work is worth more than many more advanced tools.
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    Clayton King reacted to Thomahawk in Find Overflow Text   
    View > Show Text Flow enable is one thing
    But the real problem is, you have still to go search manually through all the pages. Not very userfriendly when you just had to finish a 300 page work to a deadline, you finally get to export the whole thing within the last minutes and – DANG – a warning message pops up "overflow text", with no option whatsoever to point you to said text.
    In Indesign you would be able to solve that within seconds.
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    Clayton King reacted to evtonic3 in How to Remove an applied Style   
    Hate to say this but AI does have a revert button for their styles, it may even be a red ex icon style. It would be easier that going back.
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    Clayton King reacted to jwdezign in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    Packaging the document assets (images and fonts) is almost a necessity for printing services, especially the fonts. Though it is possible to do this manually, coming from InDesign, a mouse click is really nice. Not to say this would make or break Affinity Publisher because I will use it out of beta regardless. As it appears, Affinity Publisher will soon become an industry standard as viable as InDesign. As a graphic designer and pre-press manager for 30+ years, I have dumped PS and AI for Affinity Photo and Designer because of the direction and pricing Adobe has decided to go. Despite the slight learning curve, I have never regretted it. I know of many designers and photographers jumping on the Affinity bandwagon and waiting for Affinity Publisher to come to fruition and become free of Adobe. Whereas a "Packaging/Collect for Output" feature may not be a deal breaker (for me), it will go a long way for the future of the software considering that hopefully Affinity Publisher will be as long lived and productive as anything Adobe has produced (provided it stays in the right hands).
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    Clayton King reacted to yinYangMountain in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    Chris_K wrote:
    Future? Not bad? That’s outrageous and absolutely unacceptable! Here’s why:
    I’ve been working with QuarkXPress since the 90s and InDesign since the 2000s. I was completely surprised when I noticed a Package / Collect for Output feature was missing. So I made a call to a project manager working with various commercial publishers and with contracts at CocaCola, HP, Cannon, Honda, Hallmark, etc.
    The basic response was:, “What! There is no way that output process will work or be taken seriously by anyone in ‘The Industry.’”
    So Chris, I’d respectfully suggest that instead of moving this to a feature request and thinking about it as something for a future update, Serif get on this immediately and have it working prior to the first release.
    And while I understand there is little chance Serif will take my advice, I’ll predict this is one of the biggest blunders ever. Whoever vetoed the Package / Collect for Output feature has little understanding of the final output process of professionals and commercial print houses.
    yYM
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    - macOS: 10.13.6
    - MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
    - Processor 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7
    - Memory 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
    - Graphics Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB
     
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    Clayton King reacted to Tom Schülke in Is it possible to package a project in Publisher?   
    The Big advantage of Packaging is, that you
    can find all used Content, wherever it is on your Network, and the Packagingprocess sorts out all unessesair Content that you have put to your Contentfolder but didn´t use in your final layout..  When you Package a Dokument and send it to a partner ore collegue using also afinnity publisher,  either way, you need to send many data to him..  from filesize there wouldn´t be a big differenze if you put the used content to a folder or if you embed the content to your afpublisher Document.
    So i would suggest to embedd all the used contend to your document and send it this way..  But i would suggest a further Feature here !!!
     
    using the embedded objects in the Ressource Manager..  give us the option to Export the embedded Content to a Folder we point to !
     
    This of course wouldnt work when exporting to idml format which also is essential for many companys that work together with external partners..  My Architecural Company does this all the time ..  sharing indesign documents or idml formats with for example the greenplaners..    So i assure you we need this workflow..
    I dont know how afpubisher would handle the export of idml files and the packaging of content when it will support idml..  i hope they find a good solution for this.. 
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    Clayton King got a reaction from Petar Petrenko in Future support for Corel Draw files?   
    I completely agree... There are two very strong camps in the US: Adobe Suite and Corel Suite. Corel has in the past, been the more intuitive program. However, it has also become quite buggy... That said, I'd like AD to be my main design app for workflow, but without the ability to convert the 1000+ Corel drawings, I'm somewhat hosed. Exporting to other formats as an intermediary is not clean.
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    Clayton King reacted to Petar Petrenko in Future support for Corel Draw files?   
    Import filters must be your priority. This way you'll have more grateful users who like to get rid of some old, slow, not so intuitive apps.
    By me, your first priorities must be CorelDRAW (CDR and CMX), InDesign, Xara, QuarkXPress import filters.
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    Clayton King reacted to Garish in Future support for Corel Draw files?   
    If this here post counts as one of those "the more times people ask for it" instances, then let it be known that I'd definitely encourage - and ask for - incorporating support for CorelDraw files as a priority feature.
     
    My CorelDraw 8 subscription sits idle while I interview AD as a replacement candidate, and the ability to open my cache of .cdr files would definitely go a long way towards making a full transition.
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    Clayton King reacted to LogoGround in Ability to Open/Import CorelDraw Files   
    I'm sure this has been requested before, but it would be awesome if we could open CorelDraw files in Affinity Designer.
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    Clayton King got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Great software, but why the odd workflow choices?   
    I don't understand the level of anger at the "professional" discussion. I've a professional designer for over 30 years, both organizations and freelance. I think the Affinity tools are good ones. I also think the Adobe, Corel and other tools are good. And in fact, if you use carbon paper and pencils and turn out a product your client likes, who cares?
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    Clayton King got a reaction from Frozen Death Knight in Great software, but why the odd workflow choices?   
    I don't understand the level of anger at the "professional" discussion. I've a professional designer for over 30 years, both organizations and freelance. I think the Affinity tools are good ones. I also think the Adobe, Corel and other tools are good. And in fact, if you use carbon paper and pencils and turn out a product your client likes, who cares?
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    Clayton King got a reaction from SrPx in Great software, but why the odd workflow choices?   
    I don't understand the level of anger at the "professional" discussion. I've a professional designer for over 30 years, both organizations and freelance. I think the Affinity tools are good ones. I also think the Adobe, Corel and other tools are good. And in fact, if you use carbon paper and pencils and turn out a product your client likes, who cares?
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    Clayton King got a reaction from emmrecs01 in Photoshop users moving to Affinity!   
    Several things come to mind for me... First and foremost, based on the title of the post, I was looking for a thread with advice, observations, etc., about switching from Photoshop to APhoto. I spent 25 years working in high tech and enterprise software development.  I spent a long time working on my Adobe certification and have been a user since the first Windows version in 1987, along with Aldus Photostyler and Micrographix Picture Publisher - all of which wound up being acquired by Adobe and rolled into what we call Photoshop today. I like Photoshop, but also feel it has become cumbersome and ultimately expensive, particularly when compared to APhoto which, aside from UI differences, does a good job and at $50.
    Similarly, I was never an adopter of Adobe Illustrator and have always favored CorelDRAW for a variety of reasons. I now own ADesigner and was able to turn out a show poster using it, out of the box with almost no pressing F1, in about 3 hours.
    So, while I have no interest in an Adobe vs. Affinity debate, I will say I've been impressed with Affinity's commitment to delivery functional code. It would be extremely helpful, if it's not already done, to have a literal "I'm switching from Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator to Affinity Photo/Designer" document, blog, thread, etc.
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    Clayton King got a reaction from TEcHNOpls in Great software, but why the odd workflow choices?   
    I don't understand the level of anger at the "professional" discussion. I've a professional designer for over 30 years, both organizations and freelance. I think the Affinity tools are good ones. I also think the Adobe, Corel and other tools are good. And in fact, if you use carbon paper and pencils and turn out a product your client likes, who cares?
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    Clayton King got a reaction from jc4d in Great software, but why the odd workflow choices?   
    I don't understand the level of anger at the "professional" discussion. I've a professional designer for over 30 years, both organizations and freelance. I think the Affinity tools are good ones. I also think the Adobe, Corel and other tools are good. And in fact, if you use carbon paper and pencils and turn out a product your client likes, who cares?
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    Clayton King got a reaction from haakoo in Great software, but why the odd workflow choices?   
    I don't understand the level of anger at the "professional" discussion. I've a professional designer for over 30 years, both organizations and freelance. I think the Affinity tools are good ones. I also think the Adobe, Corel and other tools are good. And in fact, if you use carbon paper and pencils and turn out a product your client likes, who cares?
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    Clayton King got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Photoshop users moving to Affinity!   
    Several things come to mind for me... First and foremost, based on the title of the post, I was looking for a thread with advice, observations, etc., about switching from Photoshop to APhoto. I spent 25 years working in high tech and enterprise software development.  I spent a long time working on my Adobe certification and have been a user since the first Windows version in 1987, along with Aldus Photostyler and Micrographix Picture Publisher - all of which wound up being acquired by Adobe and rolled into what we call Photoshop today. I like Photoshop, but also feel it has become cumbersome and ultimately expensive, particularly when compared to APhoto which, aside from UI differences, does a good job and at $50.
    Similarly, I was never an adopter of Adobe Illustrator and have always favored CorelDRAW for a variety of reasons. I now own ADesigner and was able to turn out a show poster using it, out of the box with almost no pressing F1, in about 3 hours.
    So, while I have no interest in an Adobe vs. Affinity debate, I will say I've been impressed with Affinity's commitment to delivery functional code. It would be extremely helpful, if it's not already done, to have a literal "I'm switching from Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator to Affinity Photo/Designer" document, blog, thread, etc.
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    Clayton King got a reaction from Alfred in Photoshop users moving to Affinity!   
    Several things come to mind for me... First and foremost, based on the title of the post, I was looking for a thread with advice, observations, etc., about switching from Photoshop to APhoto. I spent 25 years working in high tech and enterprise software development.  I spent a long time working on my Adobe certification and have been a user since the first Windows version in 1987, along with Aldus Photostyler and Micrographix Picture Publisher - all of which wound up being acquired by Adobe and rolled into what we call Photoshop today. I like Photoshop, but also feel it has become cumbersome and ultimately expensive, particularly when compared to APhoto which, aside from UI differences, does a good job and at $50.
    Similarly, I was never an adopter of Adobe Illustrator and have always favored CorelDRAW for a variety of reasons. I now own ADesigner and was able to turn out a show poster using it, out of the box with almost no pressing F1, in about 3 hours.
    So, while I have no interest in an Adobe vs. Affinity debate, I will say I've been impressed with Affinity's commitment to delivery functional code. It would be extremely helpful, if it's not already done, to have a literal "I'm switching from Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator to Affinity Photo/Designer" document, blog, thread, etc.
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    Clayton King got a reaction from Alfred in Great software, but why the odd workflow choices?   
    I don't understand the level of anger at the "professional" discussion. I've a professional designer for over 30 years, both organizations and freelance. I think the Affinity tools are good ones. I also think the Adobe, Corel and other tools are good. And in fact, if you use carbon paper and pencils and turn out a product your client likes, who cares?
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    Clayton King reacted to Pšenda in photoshop replacement   
    Even though you are in PS power user, I suggest you go through the Help, vimeo Tutorials, or Affinity forums. Then you will not have these elementary questions.
    As the toltec writes, something just does different - Affinity is not a copy of PS. So it can be a bit of a problem for a longtime PS user.
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