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Hello to everyone,
a simple question: have I problem to create with Designer a book about 200 pages? What kind problem can I find? Can I use Designer like InDesign or similar app?

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Affinity Designer really isn't the right software for documents with more than a handful of pages, since it lack pagination features and linked text frames. Affinity Publisher, when it eventually arrives, should be able to do these basic things, but it hasn't even been released to public beta yet.


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Try using Serif Page Plus. It isn't InDesign, but it might do for your book. Note this is now a legacy program meaning that, whilst there is support, there will be no future updates.


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and Designer 1.6.5.123, (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

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23 minutes ago, John Rostron said:

Try using Serif Page Plus. It isn't InDesign, but it might do for your book. Note this is now a legacy program meaning that, whilst there is support, there will be no future updates.

 

PagePlus is a good option, but it's only available for Windows.

 


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Mhhh...thank to everyone. I have a mac so PagePlus is a bad alternative.

I could pay for Serif, but do you know if I'll take a rebate in future Affinity Publisher?

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There are native Mac applications with perpetual licenses also available. QuarkXPress, which has a deal that expires soon, and Viva Designer. VivaD is a scaled back alternative compared to QXP/ID, but I do have a client in Germany that uses it so I need to as well. A bit over half of my client work is in QXP, the remainder is ID. But expect to spend more money.

 

Serif won't likely be giving PP users a discount. They could opt to, but at the current price of PP it seems doubtful to me. Add to that, APub isn't likely to be an expensive option, either.


My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

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Another solution, predestined for larger book authoring and publishing, is FrameMaker!


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