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  1. Hi, With the release of 2.2 I am moving my work from Indesign over to Publisher for a book I am making. Though, the IDML file that I have exported and opened in Publisher has all numbered lists converted to text. So when I copy a numbered list from the IDML file over to a new Publisher file, my numbers come over as plain text. Is that how it is supposed to work?
  2. Hi, When I open an IDML file from Indesign, the cross-references in the document completely disappear. There's no telling that there are supposed to be footnotes made using cross-references or references to image names, etc. Please add support for this!
  3. So I've finally been able to afford the collective bundle for the cross platform Affinity V2 Suite. I've been so excited to get it for ages, and last night I finally did. Unfortunately, I'm moving across from the Adobe suite (the programs my uni uses). I'm working away at a publication and have tried to bring an idml over to affinity. This has so far been met with much difficulty. Primarily, many tutorials for the resource manager are out of date. It took me much longer than I'd like to admit to find the Resource manager in the Window menu, not the Document menu as almost all tutorials still say it is. Now that I've found it and have begun trying to reconnect everything, I'm running into more issues. I told the manager to look into the links folder of the publication, which it finally did, and it seemed to work (kind of). Except now, it says some assets are linked, but are somehow missing. When I go to the folder they're there - same names, formats, files, everything. Yet the manager says they're 'Missing'. It's making me go through and manually relink almost every single image which is already there in the folder. Surprisingly, some of the images have linked okay, but it doesn't seem to have any defining pattern. Image format, size, nothing seems to dictate whether they'll show up missing. I've attached a screenshot showing the issue, with the resulting file explorer window opened through Affinity after pressing 'Relink' and the subsequent file explorer window if opened through Windows. Luckily, I'm still near the start of the publication and I want to persevere with this, but so far I'm feeling pretty let down. I am looking forward to seeing if the experience improves though, and definitely looking forward to the profile switching/sharing.
  4. so I know that I cannot export as indd or idml but I want to export to a file format that will open on adobe indesign because I am in a team and they all use indesign so are there any free software that will convert affinity publisher files to indesign files were they can edit it. or can I use one of the file formats to export it.
  5. Hi, I am new here and have bought Affinity Publisher today. I have converted my indd-File to IMDL and try to open this with the Publisher. But Publisher crashes at once. After that I try to open the PDF-File exported from InDesign, but after opening the file Publisher hangs at once no further action is possible. I must get this to work. Please help me out. Thanks in advance. Eveline
  6. Hello, I opended a IDML from ID CS6 with a business card. When I wanted to increase the line-height I realized that it is not working. Line-height simply stays a imported. AP is working normally. On a new document I can edit everything as usual. But in a new document where I pasted the IDML textbox it is the same issue – not working. See the attached document. line-height-IDML.afpub
  7. My Affinity Publisher keeps on crashing when I try to open my (saved as out of InDesign) IDML file. This file is my main product that I work on, and it is essential that I be able to open it in Publisher. Please advise on how this can be resolved. jjfk_2022_new.idml
  8. Template is attached (it's available as free download at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/295890/Jonstown-Compendium-Templates). When I open it in Affinity Publisher, the app immediately crash. Affinity Publisher 1.10.5 Windows 11 Jonstown Compendium Template.idml
  9. I opened an IDML containing tables (not spanning over several pages) and all the tables were moved vertically to the top and out of the page, so I am only able to see one third of them. It seems to be that APu is inserting and pinning them into separate text frames and in this document the pinning goes wrong. I made another test in ID cutting the table and inserting it again. This time the table was still pinned into a text frame, but displayed correctly. Why is APu handling the tables not as a table object and instead pins them? IDML can be uploaded to a private link for examination.
  10. Hey there, I am currently having an issue importing IDML files into Affinity Publisher that is bugging me a lot. I have been working on a document for quite some time now in InDesign and want to continue work in Publisher. So, I exported the file as IDML and imported it into the Affinity software. My problem is that all font sizes are wrong now. E.g. a text with 11 pt font size which fitted perfectly into its frame in Design will now not fit into the frame at all since the font size is way too big. Am I overseeing a conversion step or something? I would be thankful if you guys could help me out here Thanks a lot!
  11. Out of curiosity, I attempted to import a relatively simple brochure IDML, after finishing the layout in InDesign CS5.5 just earlier today. Most of the content are small flat tables that were autofilled with text and autoformatted in InDesign by importing a well formatted XML file that matches the tag structure of the InDesign document and its tables. I'm producing this brochure with InDesign since 9 years, having done about 30 of them so far. It just works fine, in spite of the rather rudimentary XML tag support for tables in CS5.5. (Don't know about the recent InDesign versions, but working with tags within tables in CS5.5 is a p.i.t.a., and back in the day it took me quite some time and trial'n'error to figure out how InDesign XML import works with tables.) The bug: As long as there are XML tags attached to the text frames in the IDML file, all tables within those tagged text frames will remain empty, with no text whatsoever. It affects just tables, not regular text in those frames. Removing all XML tags in InDesign and re-exporting as IMDL fixes the issue, the tables are now filled with the original text. (Other issues with IDML import and tables notwithstanding at this time…) Publisher 1.8.6, Serif store version Adobe InDesign CS5.5 (German version) MacOS 10.11.6 El Capitan
  12. Hi, Just downloaded and tried the latest version of Publisher and found that when I import an IDML file there seems to be no stop on the scrolling beyond the pages area. The scroll bars at the side of the page also disappear when they get beyond the edge of their position. There should be a limit to how far you can scroll beyond the page area, it seems that this is missing. attached are the InDesign IDML file and the APub file. Hope that helps. Cheers, Steve. Cheltenham Races Refund Envelope.idml Cheltenham Races Refund Envelope.afpub
  13. I had major problems getting a solution to this. Imported Idml files were imported ok but I couldn't get any tweaks done. None of the layers were editable. But I found out that if you right click on the original layer the pull down menu changes, giving you the edit options. Edit Detached was the one I was looking for. Now everything works and the fine tuning needed after import is a breeze. There should be a tutorial on this. Many gnashed teeth, much wailing and lots of time got me this solution.
  14. After upgrading to Publisher 1.8.4, every time I try to open an .idml flie for the first time, the program just disappears. It seems to be working on idml files that I have opened previously in version 1.8.3. I am using system 10.13.6 and have sent several versions of the same crash report to Apple. I have also put this topic on the Windows forum as it seems to be a recurring issue on that platform.
  15. Hi all, if I tried to open an idml-file, publisher disappears from the screen without any info about the issue. The same happend, if I tried to place an idml into a document. In this case Publisher still on the screen but froze.
  16. I just tested the latest beta, (and release candidate) with various IDML-files I have and I am very happy of the improvements! Even the radius mismatch of the rounded corners was corrected. For me, the values are now right. What is NOT right, is if you have different corner SHAPES, please see screenshots: IDML: Publisher: AfPub changed all corners to the same style, rounded, although I originally had only 2 corners rounded.
  17. I am a graphic design professional now retired but still doing side work for a few clients. I dropped Adobe products because I could no longer afford them. This was my first job working with affinity publisher (a 27-page document). I imported an idml file into AP and all went well UNTIL I tried to create a final PDF for my client. Regardless of the kind of PDF conversion I selected, all either had massive type issues (strange letters, missing letters, incomplete letters) and color bars with overlaid type that turned the color bars into color with "ghost shadows/images" of the overlaid type (see the attached images of a clean JPEG versus the best PDF). Regardless of the AP PDF setting I chose, some form of corruption resulted. I finally just exported the job as JPEG pages, then created a PDF using Acrobat. The first PDF was over 250mb which is much to large for my client to use. I got a usable file by saving the PDF as a Compressed PDF. This turned out to be only 4mb which is what my client needed. When I was using Adobe IND all images were clean and small in size as they should be. It is only when I used AF that the whole process ended with a slightly dirty final PDF. What did I do wrong, or what could I have done to get a small clean PDF?
  18. In these unique times, we want to help users transitioning to and from other DTP applications. We know that many designers are having to make budget cuts, and many are moving from Adobe to Affinity. We want to help you guys move your existing work to Publisher. So, we are giving away the full version of IDMarkz for usage through the end of May 2020. This is not the freebie version that locks out the IDML export; it's the full version with all features enabled. There are no charges or signups required to take advantage of this; it's how we feel we can help during these unprecedented times. If you are already using the freebie version of IDMarkz you can use the following license details to activate the full version to be used through May 2020: Email Address: doingourpart@markzware.com License ID: bf2f3a43-8466-4861-b5e6-2e0e00e4ac83 If you don't have the freebie, you can get all the information you need to get started here. Please feel free to share this with your friends and colleagues. We'll be monitoring how this pandemic affects those in our industry, and we may extend the free usage beyond May 2020. Sorry Windows users, I can't give a timeline, but we are actively working on a Windows version.
  19. I repost this Issue, as it was requested by @Patrick Connor as it has not been adressed yet: I'm not sure if much Indesign-users are aware, that when placing a PSD or an AI, you can disable/hide layers (I use it mostly for white coloured logos with transparency). So with my many documents I hope to bring over to affinity, I have the issue, that these disabled backgrounds creep back in my .afpub file. This requires some extra-steps to either open it in AI and deleting the background and saving it, or convert the .ai to .afdesign (basically I'd be fine with that in the long run) but an option to choose the visible layers "on import" is still missing. (like you select the page of a multipage-ai) This is not to be reduced to a sole feature-request – I would say it is required to successfully convert an IDML to AFPub. In InDesign CS5 you can select which layers are enabled/disabled (most useful for white logos with transparent background😞 In AfPublisher the background-Layer is "re-enabled":
  20. I have been playing around trying to figure out how to convert some InDesign documents to Publisher. Although the conversion works really quite well, there are certainly some bugs, especially with placed images. I got frequent crashes when replacing images, and they are generally not correctly sized and sometimes squished. Now that I had set up the spread as I wanted, I wanted to test if it would work in a real world situation: I have the same basic spread but the content (graphs, tables etc.) have to be changed. What I ran into immediately is that Publisher does not retain the customized placement of the image when I replace it. I replaced both Designer files as well as EPS files, but in both cases I have to manually rescale and position the image each time. The files that I replace the images with are exactly the same dimensions, so this can not be the problem. It just seems to reset the picture frame each time. This is of course very annoying and gives a lot of unneccesary work. Is this some kind of bug, as I can not see why this would be intended behaviour?
  21. I'm not sure if much Indesign-users are aware, that when placing a PSD or an AI, you can disable/hide layers (I use it mostly for white coloured logos with transparency). So with my many documents I hope to bring over to affinity, I have the issue, that these disabled backgrounds creep back in my .afpub file. This requires some extra-steps to either open it in AI and deleting the background and saving it, or convert the .ai to .afdesign (basically I'd be fine with that in the long run) but an option to choose the visible layers "on import" is still missing. (like you select the page of a multipage-ai) This is not to be reduced to a sole feature-request – I would say it is required to successfully convert an IDML to AFPub.
  22. Hi all, I'm updating an original InDesign file to include new pics and copy so opened the Idml file in Publisher and noted that there were a few discrepancies, some of which have already been noted (Corner radius for one), but I noted that the original InDesign document has a directional feather of 10mm on all the edges from the bleed inwards. This has disappeared on the imported Idml file, as has some of the other transparency attributes to fade the tiff file of rows of logos below the text to let the copy be readable. The transparency is applied to the graphic layer (tiff logos) which has a multiply of 47%, the background of the frame is a pale yellow, thus letting the image fade below the type making it appear on the yellow background. See the attached screenshots of the respective files. Also the InDesign Idml file. If I open the Idml file in InDesign then all the file is there and the transparency and effects are all rendered correctly which is what I would expect. To the most part Publisher does a good job of rendering the file. It is the effects and transparency which I think it struggles with. Hope this helps to increase the usability of the idml import, especially as I want to drop InDesign etc! Steve. Catalogue Sales Flyer A4-2018-19-v4.idml
  23. Hope everyone is well. Adobe user here. Hoping there is an easy fix for this. I imported an InDesign IDML file. There are image files on the master pages. Some have an X through them and others do not. Sorry, but I cannot figure out how to get rid of the X so it doesn't interfere when I place a text frame. On a similar note, a text frame (masthead) imported with rounded corners. How do I restore it to a rectangle?
  24. AP 1.8.1 crashes on macOS (10.14.6) with an idml file downloaded from a digital print company as template for photo books. Double clicking the file launches AP which crashes immediatly. Importing the file into an existing project (add pages from file...) causes the crash as well. A bug in the idml parser? Please see enclosed file and crash report Kind regards Chris crash.txt Fotobuch 15 x 15, Innenseiten Fotopapier matt, 26 Seiten.idml.zip
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