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  1. Your first problem may be an issue with the file itself and the techs might be able to resolve that.

    Your second issue sounds as though you have linked rather than embedded images. Unless you place the images on the 2nd computer in a similar folder path then Publisher won't locate them.

  2. 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.

  3. Hi Fritz

    There is a similar resource use moving an image around a blank sheet in Photoshop 2020. Photoshop uses both the CPU and GPU and the combination of both comes to approximately the same amount. In other words Publisher isn't alone - every application that deals with images faces the same issue. Moving an image around may seem simple but to do so smoothly requires an enormous amount of processing. I'm not sure why you consider this a problem though. It's not as if you're constantly moving the image while doing something else, for example and from your video there doesn't appear to be any impact other than the CPU loading while the image is being moved.



  4. 8 hours ago, richardtomkins said:

    Of course, this is all based on the assumption that even though they cannot properly write code to work with the Default Printer Driver, the PDF POSTSCRIPT code that they generate is OK.


    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.

  5. 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.

  6. On 11/1/2019 at 8:47 PM, gyan1 said:

    Affinity team,

    are there some publisher templates available???

    affinity programs are so good, just inspired to develop my creativity. Some good training???



    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.

  7. On 11/21/2019 at 11:55 PM, Bunceyboy said:

    Having been thinking about moving on from Pageplus X8 for some time now, I find it utterly extraordinary that there is no PPP import function. I automatically assumed there would be and was about to shell out for the new software when I decided I ought to double check. I have used Pageplus since version 2 I think (it arrived on around 12 floppy discs). Looking on Wikipedia this is clearly a widespread concern that isn't limited to a few "awkward" users. I get that it is a completely new program and Serif is trying to move on but really? What incentive do I have to upgrade? I have over 8500 PPP files some of which have migrated from version 2 to 5 to 7 to 11 to X3 to X5 to X8. Is it really too much for a customer to ask to transfer files between the same company's similar software? I think it is utterly appalling and I will continue using X8 until it dies. Even a basic converter would be better than nothing - clearly the demand for it is out there judging by the sheer volume of discontent over the issue. Doesn't exactly breed brand loyalty really does it? Serif, please reconsider your refusal over this issue. Where there's a will, there's a way...

    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.

  8. On 10/20/2019 at 3:41 PM, TonyMi said:

    I don't have 'Use mouse wheel to zoom' selected, so it shouldn't zoom, but I do have 'Use scrubby' zoom' selected, but I don't know what scrubby zoom is. I shall de-select scrubby zoom and see if this fixes the problem.

    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.

  9. I've always felt it was a bit of overkill to cross post especially if the bug or feature was appearing in the most recent Beta as well as the release version  but if Patrick& co are happy for that kind of cross-posting then I'll bear it in mind for the future  - I always check the release version when I uncover a bug in the beta anyway.

  10. 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?

  11. 6 hours ago, MCFC_4Heatons said:

    We know that -  and it defeats the object of Studio Link i.e.   not having to do roundtrips

    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.

  12. On 9/5/2019 at 5:38 PM, Petar Petrenko said:

    It would be nice if it is placed on the info line at the bottom of the app and always visible. If text is selected, the info would be about the selection, otherwise for the whole document.

    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.

  13. On 9/5/2019 at 3:45 AM, BSAS said:

    Starting to think I want to return all my Affinity products - it seems that every day I find what I consider to be pretty basic functionality in the Adobe Creative Suite, meanwhile I log in to InDesign again for the first time and see that they have added a few new great new features. I'm also beginning to think the Affinity is expensive - it's not much better than open source. 

    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.

  14. 6 hours ago, MCFC_4Heatons said:

    Is there any chnace in the future that Studio Link might include Photoshop Plugins in the Photo Persona?

    I've always thought of Studio Link as enabling me to do those  tweaks that it's a pain to go back and load up Photo or Designer to do but for things that require more work wouldn't it make more sense to open the image in Photo to complete?

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