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Hi Affinity Team,
thanks for this great App Publisher. I use all three Affinity Apps professionally and they work like a charm. I never missed adobe products since I switched over to Affinity.

Since I need to produce several catalogues with similar content, I would love to either produce versions of different content or just make a master Publisher File, where I can hide pages before I export to PDF.

YES I know there is an option to export specific pages in the export dialog. Problem here, page numbers are still counted as if I would export the whole document. But this would be incorrect if I want to export only first page, last page and a few pages in between.

Why won't I just duplicate the publisher document? Well I have complex graphics, which need to be changed regularly. If I have 10 different versions of a document, I would have to change the graphic 10 times. That would be awful. So hiding pages or changing them to inactive would be great. Maybe it is even possible to add "versions" for each page in a future release of Affinity Publisher. This and the Hiding feature would really help to administrate complex catalogues and manuals with partly similar content.

 

Kind Regards
Inspirimental

 

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Until there is a better way I would suggest you set up your Big Catalogue file with absolutely every thing in it except the page numbers then you can export the pages for the Saskatoon edition as a PDF and the Moose Jaw edition gets its pages exported etc all the way to Medicine Hat. 

Now for the page numbers... 

Make a document with only page numbers and import the PDFs into it and then export it again.

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Would it work to make a copy of the master file for each version you need, then just delete (rather than hide) the pages you don't want, then convert to PDF?

(I do something similar with a phone list that needs to be produced in various versions.)

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38 minutes ago, Inspirimental said:

Why won't I just duplicate the publisher document? Well I have complex graphics, which need to be changed regularly. If I have 10 different versions of a document, I would have to change the graphic 10 times.

If your graphics are done as linked files, rather than directly in the Publisher document or as embedded files, you would just change them once and they change in all the copies of your Publisher document when you next Open it.

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