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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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":
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. Specs and Details... Product: Affinity Publisher (aka Aff-Pub herein) Build: 1.8.1 Original Content Source: InDesign CS4 (yes, is still works beautifully on El Capitan... but I eventually need to move to Catalina; I do not like the CC model). Operation: import of idml. # of screen capture images: 02 # of idml files attached: 01 # of PDF files attached: 01 Original INDD file attached?: Yes. macOS: 10.11.6 Platform: Mac mini (Late-2012) Screen and Calibration tools: Apple LED Cinema Display (24") and ColourMunki Display (by XRite). ________________________________________________ Issues: as follows... Content is off-center (or skewed left-ward) of the page (or art/layout board). See example image 01. Note how it is replicated in subsequent pages 2 and 3 as well by looking at the PAGES sidebar. Text styles are broken (or modified, or jettisoned). See side-by-side comparison of imported content next to original layout in PDF...from example image 02. Key things to note: Hyphenation is disregarded. Either this occurs when exporting from indd to idml, or it is a flaw within the import feature of Aff-Pub... Carefully study image 02... note the PDF, section titled Write Precisely...5th line down of that paragraph is a hyphenated word (until)...but the hyphenation is not replicated during import. Also lines 10 and 11 of the same section in the PDF are hyphenated. Yet, because the function is broken, odd gaps appear in the Aff-Pub side of things ( "...resumes are to be about accomplishments..." ). Justified text spacing parameters are also disregarded. However this may be entirely due to broken hyphenation. Due to the above, this negatively impacts the text flow... potentially creating a repagination issue. _________________________________________________ Friendly Appeal: As a first-time poster, I might be in error... either by repeating an already posted and noted issue; or posting in the wrong section of the forum. If I've erred, please forgive, and politely educate me. Also, I did search for relevant comments/posts on this issue. Of the search results (posts) that I read they were either: inconclusive, incomplete, or far too limited in the description to be clear (or helpful). Yet, if a subsequent reader (who posted a similar issue) see this, please do not take offence. The goal is to be as complete and clear as possible, even at the risk of some wordiness. Many thanks in advance! What-my-mentor-said.idml What-my-mentor-said.pdf What my mentor said.indd
  13. 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
  14. Purchased Publisher 1.8.1 yesterday now that I have the option of opening IDML files. I'm testing a couple of IDML projects at the moment and finding that all .ai files that are a part of the IDML project are opening at greatly reduced sizes compared to the original InDesign project and I don't have the ability to accurately re-size them. Additionally, some are showing with width and height distorted proportions and, again, I don't have the ability to adjust them back to original percentages as the edit tools aren't showing up as they normally would. Even the .psd images are not giving me an Image Details Panel in the Context Tool Bar so that I can edit them. It's a client-supplied template and .ai files make up about 40% of the entire layout, so this is a pretty major ball-ache if I want to try and convert their existing InDesign to Publisher, for future use. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated. I'm running Mojave 10.14.6 on iMac.
  15. Attempted to try an IDML import, with an IDML file exported from InDesign CS5. Dragging the file onto the Publisher icon, nothing happens. Opening the IDML from within Publisher, nothing happens. Creating a new document that matches the dimensions of the original InDesign file, and dragging the IDML file onto it - Publisher locks up, and a little while later I checked Activity Monitor (attached):
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. Does anyone know how to import Indesign docs from Affinity publisher new beta versión 1.7? I am a profesional publisher with more than 25 years in the fashion magazine printing and I have already passed from Quark X press to In Design, back in the days easily. Now I would be happy to switch, or at least give a serious try into Affinity Publisher (tired of Adobe new way of working) but without this possibility is nearly impossible to switch programs. Could anyone help? All the best Emilio Saliquet Publisher www.vanidad.es
  19. 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.
  20. 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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