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  1. Exceptional! I use Photoshop and Lightroom as a professional photographer but bought Affinity Photo last night so I now have the full set. Also much easier to use it as part of Studio Link than dipping in and out of Photoshop to effect changes to images. Thankyou for your support to the community. Every bit helps.
  2. Do the Serif staff live on site and work 24/7 given the times of night you all seem to post?
  3. It's all out of synch at the moment anyway because the release version of Publisher is 180.584 which supersedes the last beta which as been deprecated.
  4. I'm not able to reproduce it though. It wasn't a problem in the Beta or in the Beta release candidate. Have you tried uninstalling and doing a clean install?
  5. Have you never heard of the need to be polite if you want something done? Bugs occur and do get fixed. Given that Publisher is like its competitors primarily intended to generate files to be sent to print houses to professionally print I'm not surprised that a relatively minor bug relating to home duplex printing isn't being dealt with as a fast tracked number one priority.
  6. It would be more helpful if you explained what is wrong with the widow and orphan function. Footnotes - well I understand that's on the horizon but many designers I know that use InDesign don't use the footnote function at all and prefer to create them manually, but that's not a reason for the function not to be in Publisher. What do you want from a Book function? As for speed - I'm at a loss. Publisher is extremely fast and makes InDesign look like a snail in comparison. What computer are you using? You say you test Publisher from time to time but it was launched less than 6 months ago at a price level less than 10% that of Indesign or Quark Express. That's not to say that we shouldn't have high expectations but we should cut our cloth etc. It took Adobe with profits in the billions and an unlimited access to programmers and developers in their budget years to get InDesign to the same level that Publisher has already achieved. Constructive criticism is helpful, and positive. This just sounds like an InDesign fan bad mouthing another product.
  7. The latest beta on Mac has a templates option and apparently will be included in possibly the next Windows beta. I guess that will create a market for lots of templates.
  8. Whilst Serif is essentially the same company, Affinity is a totally different concept from the previous line of products. None of the range of Affinity products is backwardly compatible for quite obvious coding reasons. I also had a large number of Pageplus & Drawplus files and simply converted them to appropriate formats (PDF, SVG) so I could import them into the Affinity products. Serif isn't the only company that has been through a similar change in product architecture that has resulted in their having to abandon backwards compatibility. I also recognise that I no longer have any use for the majority of the documents I created in the past and if I'm simply retaining them for archival purposes then keeping a pdf version of a PPP document is absolutely fine for me especially knowing that I can always import it into APub and work on it. When Pass through is eventually sorted that should make the process even easier.
  9. You may have a corrupted cldflt.sys issue which is fairly well documented. https://www.exefiles.com/en/sys/cldflt-sys/
  10. With scrubby zoom selected if you select the zoom tool the move your mouse to the left of right with the left mouse button pressed then the page will zoom in and out. Its a feature of Indesign, Photoshop and other software and useful.
  11. Have a look at this site. It looks as if you may have a corrupted cldflt.sys issue which is fairly well documented. The most recent Windows update might be a factor - it has caused some users problems. https://www.exefiles.com/en/sys/cldflt-sys/
  12. Just thinking about this now you've mentioned it. I suppose the thinking is that it's helpful to be able to see the grid overlaid when you position elements and the grid can be turned of temporarily by pressing the preview icon but I see your point that if your standard option is to have the grid visible all the time then it can be distracting or even sometimes actually interfere with positioning elements. I notice that some other applications that use grid overlays have issues with how they are displayed and wonder if it's a programming thing?
  13. If you know that then I'm not sure shy you mentioned it. As I stated it appears to me that the object of StudioLink is to tweak not to take over the role of the base application. I'll leave that to Serif to comment on if they so wish rather than start a discussion among users about the underlying philosophy of Personas.
  14. But what if the text frames aren't connected? How would Publisher decide what you want to see? That's the difference between a Word Processor and a Desktop publisher. Pages in a DTP are individual elements whereas in a WP the document pages are simply divisions or breaks in a continuous stream of text.
  15. You're fed up of waiting? For what? Publisher was only released two months ago! you may have accessed the pre-release betas - but that's exactly what they were - pre-release. Mswift is right - InDesign took a couple of years to equal Quark Express and 20 years to reach the level of maturity it now achieves but Publisher has only been around for two months.
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