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  1. idml import is getting better! One thing I noticed was the absence of the "gradient feather" effect. I could not find a corresponded effect in Publishers fx panel, so I assume this is the reason it is omitted. So if affinity does not want to do this filter at all (which would be sad), at least for IDML import it could be automatically "translated" by adding a transparency gradient which exists in Pubs tools. This is now a manual and painful workaround for big docs...
  2. 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
  3. I noticed some incorrect values in my imported idml documents: The corner radius of a rounded rectangle and one where only one corner is "beveled". 1.2mm (afPub) instead of 5mm (indesign) see IDML-Code BottomLeftCornerRadius="14.173228346456694" <Rectangle Self="u42d" ContentType="GraphicType" StoryTitle="$ID/" FillColor="Color/MP Gelb" GradientFillStart="0 0" GradientFillLength="0" GradientFillAngle="0" GradientStrokeStart="0 0" GradientStrokeLength="0" GradientStrokeAngle="0" ItemLayer="u3d6" Locked="false" AppliedObjectStyle="ObjectStyle/$ID/[None]" BottomLeftCornerOption="BevelCorner" BottomLeftCornerRadius="14.173228346456694" GradientFillHiliteLength="0" GradientFillHiliteAngle="0" GradientStrokeHiliteLength="0" GradientStrokeHiliteAngle="0" LocalDisplaySetting="Default" Visible="true" Name="$ID/" ItemTransform="0 1 -1 0 177.63773824558407 91.97222348661418"> See screenshots:
  4. I have some ID documents, where, for whatever reason, I needed to apply some indenting to a paragraph from the right edge... AfPub it converts the correct values, but strangely Pub needs to separately define the last line additionally to get the same result...
  5. I love the new idml-import. Now, that I'm using it more and more, I'm also looking into other fields than just boxes and linked pictures. Textstyles: One of my documents has vertically centred text and paragraph lines. I noticed the lines disappearing on the second and third level. Also the centered Text is not centered anymore. I realized there are some settings not converted correctly:
  6. Thanks for adding the ability to import IDML files. This certainly makes transitioning away from InDesign more of a possibility, even when it is not quite there yet. What I miss at the moment are some options for importing. I noticed that when I import an IDML, the document settings are generally set to embed images instead of linking, and the document resolution is set to a curious 72 dpi? I would appreciate to have the option to change these settings when I import the file, as perhaps some preferences with regards to the pages you want to import and such.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. Hi there! I was so eager to try opening idml files after reading other people’s success with the new beta release. But in my case the app crashes every time I try to open or place an idml file after about 60 seconds of the “rainbow wheel of death“. I’m on a 2016 MacBook Pro running the latest version of Mojave. Crash report and sample idml file is attached for your review. Thank you! crash-report.txt 2019-11 November Calendar.idml
  10. Most of my idml conversions are wonderful! I noticed some weird behaviour when re-opening the freshly converted file: If you have placed multi-page Illustrator-Logos within your original InDesign Doc, or multipage INDDs inside the INDD (which is also possible) Publisher gets the correct page right at the first Import. BUT: If you re-open the saved .afpub document, the .ai-page defaults to page 1.
  11. Just as I was testing the fantastic new IDML conversion, I noticed Publisher tries to match layer effects (drop shadows) pretty good. The only problem is: the offset and radius is displayed in px not in mm anymore. Is that even possible in Publisher?
  12. Hi, I was really pleased to see that IDML import has now arrived, so I took a file I did recently which is of a Calendar. The original InDesign document was created in the latest version. it has bleed and a slug area at the top with annotations of which page it is as it will be produced as 28 page A4 Landscape but with the fold along the long edge. (final size 14 spreads) Apub does the import really well, I haven't looked closely at everything but it did flag up a missing graphic which I haven't received from the client! The problem comes when I output the file to pdf. Although the type on the document is correct, the pdf output is garbled, it's like its in a different language! Enclosed here are the original InDesign pdf and the APub pdf. I can package up both the documents if you want to see where the problem lies. It's a very good start though. Just a comment, there are times when you need to supply an IDML file, for instance when the recipient doesn't have the latest version of InDesign, mainly because their computer isn't the latest so won't run the newest version of InDesign. Being able to send them IDML files allows them to work on those files. Regards, Steve BRC Legacy PREMIUM 2020 calendar-InDesign.pdf BRC Legacy PREMIUM 2020 calendar-APub.pdf
  13. Will Affinity Publisher open/import InDesign documents? If Affinity Publisher imports IDML files it would be a help, but it would also mean that I need to open over 300 InDesign documents and then export them as IDML. When I upgrade my Mac OS, InDesign CS6 will no longer function, and I cannot afford the subscription cost to upgrade InDesign. I am looking at Affinity or Quark as alternatives. Markzware makes a converter from InDesign to Quark, but it costs $200, plus the competitive upgrade price to buy Quark for $450. If I can open InDesign documents directly in Affinity, it would be a major cost and time saver. Thank you for your assistance.
  14. There are a number of requests here for InDesign/Word DOCX/IDML/Markdown import as well as EPUB export, but nothing really looking at the big picture of how this should fit within a workflow of producing content for web and in print. Most of these seem to imply replicating InDesign's functionality – but these features could be much better implemented. In my experience, InDesign's text import and EPUB export are both rather grim. The Word import function doesn't import styles in a particularly useful manner, often taking far too much from the source document that then needs to be cleaned out. I use Pandoc instead to convert DOCX to Markdown and clean up the file with a text editor. I can then export to HTML or EPUB for a Web version, and ICML for a nicely typeset print version with InDesign. Rather than have Affinity Publisher become bloated with Web features that become quickly outdated and don't work properly in the first place, as InDesign has, I would like to see it focus on professional typesetting for print while integrating with other applications to enable technology-independent content creation.
  15. Is it possible to in- and export IDML files with your new publisher software? IDML is an InDesign format containing all graphic information !!!
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