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  1. There are times when a 3 page spread would be useful (as in I currently use on a regular basis in InDesign): book cover designs, tri-fold pamphlet design etc. Is this something that will work with the official release?
  2. I really like the "Duplicate linked" functionality of Affinity Photo. Fortunately, it is also accessible via the Photo persona in Publisher. But it would be really great if it would get a proper integration in Publisher (that the panel is there also available). For all, who don't know what this feature does: You can duplicate layers linked, so they share some properties. For example, if I duplicate a text frame linked, I can edit the text in one frame and the content gets also instantly updated in the other frame (same with changing font etc.). Or, if you change the thickness of the contour, it gets changed also on the linked layer. In the links panel you can configure, which parts of the object should be linked and shouldn't. So, my suggestion is to split the option "text parameters" in two: One called "text content" and the other one "text formatting". With this option, I could make for example fancy headlines (see attached file), where I could assign a different text style to the bigger text... This would open endless posibilities.
  3. Hello! First of all thank you guys for having developed this wonderful suite, I bought all three software on my Macbook Pro and my win10 desktop. They are really brilliant in many ways, but there is one thing that frustrated me a bit. Based in China with this East Asian background I have to deal with lots of vertical texts, in Mainland China vertical layout texts in books or magazines have become much less popular since the new regime made decision to assimilate to the West, however these years I have seen many people of young generation have picked up the old tradition in their works i guess might be Japan/Taiwan/Hong Kong cultural influence that made them to rediscover the old fashion China style. Anyway I am still able to make vertical Chinese/Japanese/Korean layouts, just very inconvenient. What I am doing now is type text in horizontal text frames and then edit them to be vertical and I give up if there are loads of words. I hope if possible I will be able to directly type in vertical CJK texts like in Word/Pages or Japanese version of Indesign. thanks. And if this function is still there just me not knowing it please tell me lol. Wish you all the best, I really appropriate.
  4. Publisher: Is it possible to set more than 2 pages in a row? For layouts in the architectural field, this is very often necessary to evaluate the presentation of several plans side by side. kind regards shoeller
  5. hey my affinity designer app looks like this (I don't know how this happened), how do I fix this?
  6. Hi, My name is Max, from France, and this is my first message here on the forum. Thank you for reading me Working in Affinity Publisher. I am in charge of the design, layout and export of the file for printing for a local newspaper. The newspaper will be printed on A1 paper (59.4 x 84.1 cm or 23.4 x 33.1 in) or similar + bleeds. And then folded in half to A2, the again in half to A3, and then again in half to finish in A4 (21 x 29.7 cm or 8.3 x 11.7 in). It will allow, on some special edition to have articles on one side and on the other side when fully open a full size poster. It is I must admit a bit special and make it a bit funny to read. And on other usual edition, just more space for articles and illustrations or photos (like on the example photos enclosed). I wonder how to go about it since as you may imagine, with the folding in half multiple times (zines lovers around? ) some page are upside down or to the side. Enclosed you will find the recto and verso of an example of a french newspaper called 'Le 1', as you can see the Verso is all good, and easy to layout on A1, it is the 'poster' side, the inside of the newspaper. Options: - Should I create a 2x A1 pages (with bleed) and create my master pages taking time to figure out which way which article should go where and make the guides and margins where the folds will happen. If I go this route, which seems to me the best for alignment and margins (for example if there is a poster full page on one side) OR - Should I create the 16x A4 pages (resulting of folding A1 3 times) and then somehow put it all together after to end up with an export pdf of 2x A1 pages + bleed? Wouldn't it be a mess with margins. Actually the question maybe is: can I work on an 2 pages A1 document and work on the layout on horizontally, before I rotate the page to accommodate to fold? I don't want to design with my head tilted to 90 degrees for too long Can I create A4 pages and integrate them when ready inside my master A1. Sorry if this is confusing, or if my not native English language makes it even more confusing. I hope I am clear enough. How would you / should I go about it? Thanks so much for your input! Have a beautiful day! Max
  7. Hi, I want to know some points before I buy APhoto. Is this feature is available ?
  8. Hi guys, As much as I love Publisher and it is my main and essential piece of software & (a little) money maker, I'd like to ask for two things at the moment. Please let us change the distance between spreads and give us the option to choose horizontal layout. The distance does not make sense to me much - when working on 6m billboard, the spreads are nearly overlapping and it's hard to see the edges, guides etc. And when working on small business cards, the spreads are like half the page apart from each other. I guess it should be the other way around, at least. Or the distance should be the same no matter the size of the spread. As for the layout - when I work with vertical spreads I would much rather see them in horizontal layout. Too much space is wasted right now when you want to see more spreads at the time. See the screenshots. Thanks for he hard work, nevertheless! D.
  9. Over the last couple of days I have been trying out the latest version of Quark that I have been really enjoying using (2017 is the only version I have used.) To me it seems like this is going to be a very hard area for Serif to compete in given that there are two products that many are happy with that have been advancing since the 1980s (or at least there are people that are happy with one of those two options.) Even if Publisher was out today it would still have a massive challenge in competing with these two options especially at Quark's new low $400 entry price (and yes that is low for a product of that level.) To me it seems like Lightroom like products would be so much easier to compete with due to the fact that it is a field that is only about ten years old and still has a lot of room to grow. I still have several major grips with LR and also the way that Affinity Photo interacts with catalog software like Apple Photos. It just seems like the more logical step to me. I think the fact that LR is the one app that hasn't not yet been subscription only shows that Adobe is aware that customers could easily move off this product to a competitor more easily then many other more well established products.
  10. Hi, Could you give us a way to save interface layouts, with customized toolbars and palettes layouts?
  11. Adobe Photoshop has an option to convert Paragraph Text to Point Text (Artistic Text) and vice versa. https://textuts.com/type-tool-in-photoshop-cs6-point-text-and-paragraph-text/ It is very useful at times. Hope to see this feature soon on Affinity Photo! 😅
  12. Hi everyone, is there a possibility to set the starting point of a grid to the border of the document? In my specific case I need to have a grid with 4mm spacing and a border of 10mm at all sites of the sheet. Can I move the gird in that direction that the grid lines are lined up with the left a top border? thank you
  13. Hi Guys... I just switched over my actual book project to publisher 1.8 and run into a heavy bug ... over a felt number of 300 pages I cannot scroll down to work in that pages above... They did import correctly, and i can see them all in the pages panel... but i cannot access them to work in that text. Even when i zoom out or try to jump through text .... PS: Page 286 is the end... I can see all the following pages in the panel, but when I doubleclick on it nothing moves in the main window.
  14. I'm using Affinity Publisher to print a Blurb tradebook (6x9), and I'm having issues creating a cover for the book. When I put in the cover specifications (See attached image) when creating a new document, I don't have a place to input the Gutter/Spine measurements. This means when I hit "OK", the document looks like a wide rectangle with no spine in the middle, making it difficult to see if the title will be off-center. There don't seem to be any good tutorials for creating a Blurb book (or any book from start to finish) with Affinity, but if there is one, I'd love a link. Thank you!
  15. Hello, I want to make small reference booklets, for instance lists of passwords and like that. I want these booklets to be 1/4 of a letter size document, that is, 4.25" x 5.5". Sometimes twice that, half of a letter size. I had the impression I have to have imposition software, such as my 'Montax Imposition', but I'm finding it very difficult to learn (newbie). I'm wondering if the imposition software is even necessary. Any opinions? Thank you very much for reading this. James
  16. I created a design on a quarter letter size sheet 5.5" x 4.25". I need the same design duplicated 4 times on an entire letter size sheet. How do I do this? Right now the only thing I can figure out is starting with a letter size and repeating the design 4 times with copy/paste. But that also means that any changes I make needs to be done on each. My solution is tedious at best.
  17. Affinity Publisher 1.7.3 on Mac OS 10.14.6 crashes, when changing document layout from facing pages to single. I have two master pages, A and B -> B is using A as master. Document has one page, with content, also outside document area. Publisher crashes everytime ticking Facing pages.
  18. The one thing that stops Affinity Designer from being the perfect tool for UI design for me is the lack of an ability to set up a guide layout. There is almost this functionality in the grid set up options, just without the ability to make grid tiles the full height of the artboard and add a default margin on the left/right/top/bottom independent of the gutter. The ability to save a guide layout preset in the Guide Manager and load it up in future documents has been mentioned previously, and this is potentially another great way to solve the problem, so +1 to that idea too. My issue is just that when setting up a new document I need to be able to quickly set up the bootstrap grid as guides before I start. My current workaround is to set up the guides in a document and use that as a template for any web UI work I need to do. Please consider adding a Guide Layout feature and/or Custom Guide Presets (honestly the Guides Manager is currently brilliant, it just needs extending). I'm so very close to being able to replace PS/AI with AF. Cheers
  19. Hello world! I do publishing as a hobby. Pro bono as a volunteer for parishes and communities. But as a result of that I have many different established "identities" to support, all with their own Colour Schemes, Layouts and typography. Colour Schemes and Layouts I can manage using Paletes, as can I typography -- but not associated fonts. Current solution is to either have all fonts always installed on the system. This is a mess, and it slows down my system and makes the font dialogs unwieldy. Alternative is using a font manager. This is also a mess, since none integrates well with Publisher and it is a painful manual exercise every time. Also, both solutions are not "portable" in the sense of "trans-portable". Thus, after long intro, here my proposal: Make Fonts "importable" like any other asset. Just import document fonts and make Publisher (and the other Affinity Studio applications for that matter) retain the font files in the document bundle so they are sent along onto other platforms. And they are automatically enabled when the document is open. And automagically do not show up anywhere outside the document. Clean, simple solution. Transparent to the user. Failproof. Robust. Intuitive. Community -- what do you think? Greetings, --Thomas
  20. Managing columns, rows, guides and grids is currently done via various manager dialogs and is a little bit ’old school’ considering how smoothly the rest of the software works. Would it be possible, or even make sense, to have a new persona where we can manage all of this kind of thing? I don’t know how this would work with Publisher and its master pages (e.g. different guides in different master pages) but I think it would make Designer easier to use. I’m imagining features such as being able to: * use power duplicate on guides; * group or mass-select guides to manipulate them together; * drag the grid itself to change its size and orientation; * save guides/layouts for import into multiple projects; ...and I’m sure other people have better ideas. I haven’t thought this through very much so there could be major problems with the idea but I wanted to throw it out into the community to see what people thought about it.
  21. Hey everyone! Please consider including saving and loading the studio layout to and from file (windows, toolbar content, tools position and content) for Designer, Photo and Publisher. This would speed up things when - using the software on multiple Macs - having the layout set back by an update (e.g. 1.7) - going from a beta version to the store version It took me about 45 minutes to setup the UI for Affinity Publisher, including Designer and Photo persona, on two Macs. Also, I think the Designer and Photo personas of Publisher should read the UI layout of Designer and Photo. Best wishes, Shu
  22. Hello there, I love publisher so far but unfortunately it is almost unusable for my work since there is no way to do a spread with three or more pages. Is this planned to be changed soon? Otherwise, I have no possibility but to return to InDesign which would be a real shame. Thanks for any information on this topic!
  23. I worked on a multi-page document yesterday, and quickly got frustrated because I could not find a way to override the No. of columns setting at the paragraph level. It is useful to be able to do this because you can then have titles and introductory paragraphs than span the full width of the text area in the same text box as the main text. This makes master pages way more flexible. You do not have to create separate text boxes for titles and introductory paragraphs. You can also do other things, like having a wide text column, and then, in the text flow, you can override the number of paragraphs, and have a multi-column section right in the main flow. FrameMaker could do this, and it was very useful, both for short articles and longer non-fiction documents.
  24. Hey everyone! It would be great if there was a way to rearrange the UI (tools and icons like layers or symbols). Also, including tools like gaussian blur, that can be added as optional tools on desktop, would be great. Best wishes, Shu
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