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I think everybody would like to be a beta tester “asap” … :D  ;)

I'd rather have the finished app

 

whatever finished means lol


 

 

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whatever finished means lol

 

"Finished" means the company is no longer in business so there will be no more new features, no more updates or upgrades, no bug fixes, & no more customer support.

 

It also means it will get better & better in our memories the longer it has been since we used it.  :lol:


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For some reason or another, I would already be happy to have pages, pagination features and linked text frames, for a start … LOL … seems I am abusing Affinity Designer all too much lately …  ;)

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Will you need beta testers out in the field? 

 

I am starting a side/personal project that is a magazine. And I am hoping to start building it with Publisher -- rather than using my work computer and InDesign. Don't get me wrong. I love InDesign. I just can't afford to pay such a steep price and have it as a subscription. I am glad to see Affinity is providing a straight product purchase model. 

 

So, I am really looking forward to Publisher. Keep up the great work.

Ditto on the good work and really looking forward to Publisher.

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After so long of waiting for publisher, I have quietly resigned myself to "it gets here, when it gets here...as long as it's done right when it gets here." In the meantime...I'm learning Quark. I will still support Affinity through AD and APh (I've got both versions for Mac and Windows) and will buy Publisher when it comes out couldn't wait any longer as I need something I could work with on a project and couldn't see myself going back and forth betwixt PC and Mac all day (there are some Mac-only workflows unfortunately tied up in this from the client's end). Bought a copy of quark 2015 with my tax refund and am waiting for it to arrive. Got my $50 ready for publisher, too, whenever it's ready.

 

This is not said in any way to badmouth APub. It's just going to take as long as it takes, and we need to recognize that and move on...until it's ready.

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QXP 2017 is out on the 24th of this month. I would have suggested at least obtaining QXP 2016. Version 2017 is yet even nicer, though.


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Affinity, never should have announced Publisher, we all know that.  I hope they leaned from this mistake, so how should they proceed?  First of all giving a false date will only make people more upset, so they started out right by saying when it is done.  But one way soothe their mea culpa would be to start to give monthly production updates.  That way people can see progress, and know things are actually being done.

Are they right? ;)

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QXP 2017 is out on the 24th of this month. I would have suggested at least obtaining QXP 2016. Version 2017 is yet even nicer, though.

 

Tempting. But if I buy that, there will be no getting Affinity Publisher

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No need to rush this at all. Just wanted to express my delight that it will even come at some point above. In the meantime, i think everyone can get the last version of Page Plus, i did so, and just use that. :) I haven't even scratched the surface of that one TBH. What i do like about the Affinity applications though is that they seem to be simple, and clear, but very deep, if you dig into them. That's how it like it. Page Plus is a bit overwhelming with all the interface complexity, i hope Publisher is more in line with the Affinity products. But, i'd be surprised if it wasn't.

 

BTW, $50, as Quarian stated? Has that been announced somewhere? I thought it'd be more like $100 plus (which, frankly, would be fair enough for a DTP software. Just take a look at how much InDesign CC costs...). Of course, i wouldn't complain if it costs $50 in the end ;), just doubting that it'll happen.

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No need to rush this at all. Just wanted to express my delight that it will even come at some point above. In the meantime, i think everyone can get the last version of Page Plus, i did so, and just use that. :) I haven't even scratched the surface of that one TBH. What i do like about the Affinity applications though is that they seem to be simple, and clear, but very deep, if you dig into them. That's how it like it. Page Plus is a bit overwhelming with all the interface complexity, i hope Publisher is more in line with the Affinity products. 

 

No, not everyone can get PagePlus...

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No, not everyone can get PagePlus...

 

 

Why not?

 

Because PagePlus only runs on Windows.


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Ok, so let's agree that most of the users can already use Page Plus now, and the others will have to wait until Affinity Publisher (for Mac) will be released then?

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Didn't take long for this to end in yet another pointless Mac vs. PC discussion.  :P And guess which side started it once again. Heh.

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I've read on this forum that when Publisher is released that it will be years before it contains all the functionality that Page Plus currently has.  So it would be a good idea to get Page Plus at the ridiculously low price it is at now and run the two side by side. The problem stated is that Publisher won't import PP extensions.  The work around to this would be to use PDF between applications.

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Page Plus is for Windows, not for Macs.

Publisher will be ready when it's ready.

Stay calm and keep the faith.

But but, you know that for Windows users and for Apple users that are not adverse to also running Windows, PP is a viable option?

 

Not that there are not native applications for the Mac, but I don't know of any that are both as capable and cost effective...


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