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My feature request is for Affinity Publisher to have the ability to create form fields to be filled in ... in order to create fillable form PDF to be filled and edited in other software programs if needed.  I would love to do this in order to make my patients process of filling our paper forms easier, for example to be done on an iPad.

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This would be awesome, but I would add to have the ability to use JavaScript for custom business logic for order forms. If you guys can standardize a JavaScript for multiple readers would be perfect. I know this is an Utopia type of dream.

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Adding my hat here for Fillable Form fields as a feature. Currently this is the only thing keeping me from completely abandoning the Adobe suite of products, which I loathe. Others have given great examples of professional reasons for why this is a necessary feature, but even on a mundane level, I love to create fillable sheets and PDF materials for various hobby board games and tabletop roleplaying games and this feature is a must-have for any aspiring hobby developer in these fields as well.

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With such a wonderful tool to create a catalog I had simply assumed there would be a way to put a field in the catalog, to check, that would  add that item to an order form, that was the first or last page of the catalog.  Go to the order form, complete the billing and shipping info and send in the form with a click on the form itself.  Is this possible in Affinity Publisher?  

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4 hours ago, Dorset Boyo said:

Does anybody from Serif watch these posts as I haven't seen any reply (either positive negative or maybe) I wouldn't like to think that this was just a sounding board that went nowhere.

Yes, the Serif staff read the posts in this forum and use them for plannning purposes.

As a matter of policy they generally do not comment, either favorably or unfavorably, on requests here. Sometimes they will comment to greet a new user who makes their first post or to request clarification or to point out that a function already exists. But usually only users post in this forum and discuss the requests.

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Peter, as far as I can tell recent updates to Affinity Publisher DON'T include the facility for fillable PDF forms.

A retrograde step I know, but you can create fillable PDF forms using Serif Page Plus, the software that Affinity Publisher replaced and should have been an improvement.

I find myself reverting back to Page Plus more and more as (sadly) I find that is more versatile software than Affinity Publisher.

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OK Mad99. I also use Libreoffice and the "Write" software is the equivalent to Microsoft Word. This is open source software and free and you can create fillable forms from that. There is a learning curve of course but you can do check boxes, text boxes etc. If Serif are either to slow, to react to an obvious update, can't, or won't update Publisher to do what a desk top publisher should do then there are alternatives out there.

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Affinity programını uzun süre kullandıktan sonra yavaşlamaya başlıyor. Örneğin yarım saat kullanımdan sonra program oldukça yavaşlıyor. Nedenini çözemedim. Kapatıp açtıktan sonra performansı çok yüksek oluyor.

 

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10 hours ago, Muhammed said:

Affinity programını uzun süre kullandıktan sonra yavaşlamaya başlıyor. Örneğin yarım saat kullanımdan sonra program oldukça yavaşlıyor. Nedenini çözemedim. Kapatıp açtıktan sonra performansı çok yüksek oluyor.

 

Translation:

"After using the Affinity program for a long time, it starts to slow down. For example, after half an hour of use, the program slows down considerably. I couldn't figure out why. After turning it off and on, its performance is very high."

@Muhammed

It would be best for you to create a new post for your problem as it is not related to the current topic

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I’ve spent hours scouring the internet for an Adobe Acrobat replacement, reading dozens of reviews. From my research, many are on a quest for an all-purpose PDF tool, and they want an app based on the Affinity model—reasonable onetime price and excellent support.

I hope the group prioritizing projects assigns a priority to creating an all-purpose PDF tool. It seems like a natural fit for the overall product line.

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is there a section for 'coming soon...'?  i have been on the hunt for this feature for months!  i can see there are several people looking for this feature and some of the questions go back a few years. is it something they are considering/developing?  It’s so frustrating when there are no updates or developer comments. 

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@Teebs

No, there is no such section. Serif only communicates new functions when they have been included in an update.
 

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Does Adobe or any other software house, long before a release, communicate in any way what features they will be adding? The answer is NO. And there are many reasons why they don't. One of them is that some features take more development time than expected.

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1 hour ago, Komatös said:

Does Adobe or any other software house, long before a release, communicate in any way what features they will be adding? The answer is NO. And there are many reasons why they don't.

Because Affinity applications are at a "folk" price, some users also assume a "folk" way of their development - that is, that developers will inform users of all their steps and decisions, immediately fulfill all wishes and suggestions, they will be held accountable for not meeting promised deadlines and plans, etc. Interestingly, at other companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, users would not even think that someone would discuss the development process with them, but here they are surprised and frustrated.

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