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Advanced text features, and the Affinity Publisher delay

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Apologies if this has already been answered elsewhere, but I couldn't find the relevant info.

 

I know that most of the advanced text handling was to be released with Affinity Publisher, and I can understand/appreciate why.  So I'm just curious, now that Publisher has been delayed for a bit, do you think any of those features will make it into Designer this year?

 

In particular, I'm interested in flowing text between linked text boxes, and optical tab stops.

 

Thanks.

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I'd also need pages and page numbers as I thought publisher would be late 2015 and I think something like pages and text flowing boxes is not really a magic to implement so that would make up the most part of the publisher delay for me.

 

But I think it's most likely they don't add text flowing boxes to designer to keep the apps differentiating. I was even suborder that they want to add pages.


 

 

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I think it's most likely they don't add text flowing boxes to designer to keep the apps differentiating.

 

That's what I was thinking... but a man can dream.

 

It's one of the few things I can't do (flowing text) when working on smaller items like DLs/Menus, that are otherwise just as efficient in Designer as Illustrator.

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I'm interested in flowing text between linked text boxes, and optical tab stops.

 

optical tab stops … what do you mean exactly?

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optical tab stops … what do you mean exactly?

 

When you open the tab panel in Illustrator/InDesign, you can attach it to the top of a text box and physically move the tab stops around... it makes life very simple when formatting text in menus and things like that.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/tabs.html

 

It's not something that's the end of the world or anything, but it's an excellent feature that really saves time and painful trial and error guess work.

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