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PagePlus was/is bloated by functionality it never should have had. It also isn't so great with placed pdfs...it could have gotten better in that regard had it still been in development as that was an X9 feature.

 

Hopefully Serif will avoid those mistakes in APub.


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Hello

I'm new here at the forum, but I'm happy to see Affinity Publisher coming along.

At the moment Pages on Mac is enough for my DTP usage, but the latest iOS like Pages version is missing too many features.

Before I used PageStream on my Amiga computers. Had many great features and very usefull ones not found in any Pro DTP app. I don't know if PageStream is still being developped but I would like  to see Affinity Publisher lending many ideas from Pagestream. Like moving, resizing objects of any kind by an autorecording script function. Or importing / exporting any format be it GFX or documents formats (mainly due to Amiga's Datatypes: le the OS handle any data and the apps can do it too). Another great feature was unlimited zoom, calculations inside boxes like 22 mm + 3 cm, just to resize, place or put an object to the right direction. Or making any object a textbox, any size any form or any color attributes. Or even strange forms in photographs a textbox.

Plus putting any mathc of pages DIN A4, doublesided with DIN anysize mixed anyway with different page numbering  formats. True export to pro printing services

And Pagestream was fast on an Amiga. Really fast. I made several publications for organizations and everytime the guy at the printing bureaus were impressed by the capabilities of Pagestream. They often told wow even InDesign or QuarkXpress can't do that . 

 

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You are wrong @cyberhusky. QuarkXPress and InDesign have ALL these features except recording. So will Publisher, but not all of them in the first version.


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On 26/09/2017 at 9:07 PM, cyberhusky said:

Hello

I'm new here at the forum, but I'm happy to see Affinity Publisher coming along.

At the moment Pages on Mac is enough for my DTP usage, but the latest iOS like Pages version is missing too many features.

Before I used PageStream on my Amiga computers. Had many great features and very usefull ones not found in any Pro DTP app. I don't know if PageStream is still being developped but I would like  to see Affinity Publisher lending many ideas from Pagestream. Like moving, resizing objects of any kind by an autorecording script function. Or importing / exporting any format be it GFX or documents formats (mainly due to Amiga's Datatypes: le the OS handle any data and the apps can do it too). Another great feature was unlimited zoom, calculations inside boxes like 22 mm + 3 cm, just to resize, place or put an object to the right direction. Or making any object a textbox, any size any form or any color attributes. Or even strange forms in photographs a textbox.

Plus putting any mathc of pages DIN A4, doublesided with DIN anysize mixed anyway with different page numbering  formats. True export to pro printing services

And Pagestream was fast on an Amiga. Really fast. I made several publications for organizations and everytime the guy at the printing bureaus were impressed by the capabilities of Pagestream. They often told wow even InDesign or QuarkXpress can't do that . 

 

http://www.pagestream.org

 

Hi Cyberhusky. We already do some of that. Our zoom is already almost unlimited. You can do calculations like 22m + 3cm in every appropriate field. Any vector object can be made into a textbox - currently it will then not be drawn itself, but that will change in 1.7. We aren't planning to port to Amiga, so don't expect Amiga-specific features.

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Atari is brining a new computer too ... I mean, while you're at it, just add whatever system they are using to the list.

And please don't forget MS DOS 6.1 -- I've got an emulator on my Android watch and would like to use it there too. :P

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If Amiga, Atari, etc. versions are being considered, then I see no reason why this should not be too...

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Oh, Patrick. Not the whole world. There only are 63k+ registered users here. Add to that the half billion lurkers and non-registered users and you fall short of the world's population by a tad...


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2 minutes ago, MikeW said:

Oh, Patrick. Not the whole world. There only are 63k+ registered users here. ...

Sure, but have you seen our Facebook feed? "When Publisher" is the most common comment on every post. (It used to be a mixture of "When Publisher" and "When iPad"). I also appreciate why everyone is interested and wouldn't have it any other way


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It's a great problem to have, Patrick.

 

I have too many layout application options now. When APub is first released and maybe for some time to come I may only be able to use it for X% of work. But I'm gonna purchase a license and use it for what I can. While I have my quibbles with certain in things in AD, I wholly believe in Serif as a great company made up of great people.

 

Oh, gawed. I feel a group hug coming on...better go before it's too awkward...


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You don't need caveats, Patrick. I certainly deserve to be called an idiot often enough. Heck, I think I'll switch back to my Dunce avatar now...

 

Absolutely love the octopus 'toon. Think I'll print off a large version of it for above my monitor. 


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Hey everyone, I'd like to chime in here (and yes, I'm all for group hugs!) :)

 

I purchased the full CS 6 master suite just months before Adobe switched to the insane subscription model, and happily used it for a couple years with mostly no problems. This was a relatively good thing, for I found out later that the Adobe customer support is beyond horrendous, it is non-existent. Then, with every upgrade to macOS, it became more and more difficult to keep it running adequately. First, it was needing an antique version of Java to run, then little other things kept popping up. I would go for months without the ability to use one the apps or another. Finally, by the time MacOS 10.11 came around, I gave up altogether and just ditched the whole thing. Thus began a multi-year search for a replacement, which kinda culminated when I discovered the Affinity family. just a couple months ago. I say "kinda" because I still have not found a suitable replacement for the InDesign app.

 

These Affinity apps represent the epitome of how truly well engineered applications should be made. It is readily apparent that an incredible amount of forethought, engineering, testing and refinement goes into every tiny detail. As a result, every interaction, button click, and visual feedback just feels right, natural and intuitive. I cannot remember how long it has been since I actually enjoyed using a piece of software, but it really is a pure joy to use these Affinity apps, big time! Take the pen tool for example, like most designers out there, this was always my least favorite tool to use, and consequently I almost never used it. However, in Designer, it is just the opposite, and for the first time ever, I am actually using the pen tool, and enjoying it to boot! The way it feels, interacts and provides feedback truly makes it a tool that is easy and pleasurable to use. The Affinity dev team has truly taken the Apple philosophy of design and engineering excellence to heart, and it comes through in every detail of these applications.

 

The reason I share this here is that I hope to convey to the development team just how painful it really is to us to not have Affinity Publisher available yet. One major problem with all of the temporary alternatives offered in this discussion thread is that after spending just a small bit of time working in Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo on macOS, all of the other just feel like crap. Really, after being absolutely spoiled by the ease and joy of the Affinity suite, using any of the others feels downright disgusting. It is akin to taking off a finely crafted and tailored Italian suit and putting on a pair of scratchy worn-out jeans. Like innumerable other Affinity users, I have a very real and pressing need for Publisher. Of course, I do appreciate the need to do it right, I really do. But know also that there is a huge gap in today's software availability, one that can only be filled by the forthcoming release of Publisher. So if there is any way to allocate more resources to the Publisher dev, design and testing team, please do it, please!

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On 27.9.2017 at 9:38 AM, Petar Petrenko said:

QuarkXPress and InDesign have ALL

Now QurkXpress and ID have these features. But in the 90s they were way behind Pagestream

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6 minutes ago, cyberhusky said:

Now QurkXpress and ID have these features. But in the 90s they were way behind Pagestream

 

In 70s they didn't even exist. :D


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On 28.9.2017 at 5:43 PM, Dave Harris said:

We aren't planning to port to Amiga, so don't expect Amiga-specific features.

I don't use Amiga computers anymore. The last Amiga Computer I owned was years ago.

So I don't need an Amiga version of Affinity Publisher. :-)

 

My point is using features that were great long time ago and not available anymore

 

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I think people got what you meant. As you say, the reality is that dtp has been around with the necessary features for a very long time. I remember using a great package on my Acorn Archimedes computer while at uni!

oops. off topic.

Any news about publisher? I don't understand why all the secrecy. It would not impact the competition and only warm their relationships with existing pp customers to know how progress is coming... imo

 

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On 9/21/2016 at 11:18 AM, Just J said:

Oh Publisher ! Where for art thou Publisher ? 

+1 :D


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1 hour ago, Rick G said:

 

On 21/09/2016 at 4:18 PM, Just J said:

Oh Publisher ! Where for art thou Publisher ? 

+1 :D

 

As I tried to ask @Just J more than a year ago:

 

On 21/09/2016 at 7:44 PM, Alfred said:

What do you think they should have called it instead? ears.gif

 


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