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21 minutes ago, Rick G said:

But if I have a 20 page Document with a 1st page column spilling to a column on page 13, how do you propose to use PDF to handle that and bring it into a new program and maintain the flow?

Hummm...let me see here...REWORK

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11 minutes ago, InfoCentral said:

Hummm...let me see here...REWORK

Do you even understand the discussion? Why are you being so abrasive?


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2 hours ago, Alfred said:

Text in a PDF is often broken up into small chunks. The Affinity apps do (try to) group lines of text into text frames, but there's no way to automatically reconstruct a 'story' comprising a set of linked frames. The ideal solution would be to allow import of *.stt files saved from the WritePlus text editor within PagePlus, but I don't know how realistic it is to expect that such a facility will be included in Affinity Publisher.

If that's the lowest common denominator (?). - Yes as we all know even PDF isn't always treated the same everywhere and can have issues here and there, thus taking just over a plain unicode text representation and then reformat that might be your best option here (as far as one still has the apps and can extract the text).


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I understand that people need access to old files but how often do you need to edit them anyway?

I prefer to sacrifice backward compatibility for a better new program (so they can focus resources on making this new program better) and in that one time in a lifetime that I will need to open that old file, I will reinstall the program just for it. I mean you don't have subscription to adobe here, you can keep using the program for ever ;)

Also I have found it faster to redo something than to try to find ways to make it work in my current workflow and programs. Sure this is not always the case, but...


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25 minutes ago, nitro912gr said:

you can keep using the program for ever ;)

 

Really ")

 

I have PagePlus 9.0 and DrawPlus 6.0, can I install it in my win 8.1? :P

 

25 minutes ago, nitro912gr said:

I understand that people need access to old files but how often do you need to edit them anyway?

 

I need many times. I need to edit my PagePlus Files which was once made with PP 9.0


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21 minutes ago, nitro912gr said:

I understand that people need access to old files but how often do you need to edit them anyway?

I prefer to sacrifice backward compatibility for a better new program (so they can focus resources on making this new program better) and in that one time in a lifetime that I will need to open that old file, I will reinstall the program just for it. I mean you don't have subscription to adobe here, you can keep using the program for ever ;)

Also I have found it faster to redo something than to try to find ways to make it work in my current workflow and programs. Sure this is not always the case, but...

It doesn't need to be backwardly compatible, just be able to import the file which should be saved out immediately in the new format.. This isn't a rewrite, it is a translation table not that different from saving our a PSD file from AP. or importing the same

If they don't do it, I am not going to lose sleep


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1 hour ago, Arun Sarkar said:

I have PagePlus 9.0 and DrawPlus 6.0, can I install it in my win 8.1? :P

 

Why don't you try it, Arun? ;) DP7 worked fine for me on Windows 8.1 and it still works on Windows 10: I just ignore the silly error message that pops up when I launch the program.

 


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10 hours ago, Alfred said:

 

Why don't you try it, Arun? ;) DP7 worked fine for me on Windows 8.1 and it still works on Windows 10: I just ignore the silly error message that pops up when I launch the program.

 

I can install PP 9.0 in my Win 8.1 (64 bit) without any issue but it never run after installation :D


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2 hours ago, Arun Sarkar said:

I can install PP 9.0 in my Win 8.1 (64 bit) without any issue but it never run after installation :D

First try to run installer as administrator, the newer windows versions are more strict with permissions.

Then try to run as administrator the program. Otherwise you can right click and select properties on the exe file and try the compatibility tab, select there compatibility mode for an older version of windows.

I have heard there are other ways to run older software with emulation, but I have only tried virtualbox where I installed windows XP in there, to run some really old software I wanted.


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22 hours ago, nitro912gr said:

I understand that people need access to old files but how often do you need to edit them anyway?

I prefer to sacrifice backward compatibility for a better new program (so they can focus resources on making this new program better) and in that one time in a lifetime that I will need to open that old file, I will reinstall the program just for it. I mean you don't have subscription to adobe here, you can keep using the program for ever ;)

Also I have found it faster to redo something than to try to find ways to make it work in my current workflow and programs. Sure this is not always the case, but...

I agree. Most of the time I prefer to rebuild the whole file.
And counting on a new app which allows a great workflow is better than the ability to open old files. If it's possible to open old/other apps files, great. But if don't, no problem. Life goes on. 

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Can't come soon enough. Still struggling with PagePlus x9 and its shortcomings - a disappointment after (all) the previous versions worked almost seamlessly. x9 nearly made me look for an alternative - so Affinity Publisher asap please

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24 minutes ago, The Boy Jeep said:

Can't come soon enough. Still struggling with PagePlus x9 and its shortcomings - a disappointment after (all) the previous versions worked almost seamlessly. x9 nearly made me look for an alternative - so Affinity Publisher asap please

 

The CommunityPlus Forum is a more appropriate place for this discussion, but since we're here: is your copy of PPX9 patched up to date? Although the original release was less than perfect and the first patch caused problems for many users, the second patch turned it into a very usable application.

 

If you're expecting Affinity Publisher to be able to do everything that recent versions of PagePlus can do, you're likely to be disappointed. I think we can reasonably expect APub to have a much smaller feature set in its first version than PP has in its nineteenth.

 


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6 hours ago, JesusSheep said:

I Was thinking of Upgrade pricing

 

Registered owners of DrawPlus X8 and PhotoPlus X8 were promised a loyalty discount when purchasing Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo, respectively, but it didn't happen. Everyone got the same generous launch offer, regardless of whether or not they owned a 'Plus' application.


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5 minutes ago, VIPStephan said:

But they did get a discount, didn’t they?

I didn't. I paid full boat for it. Not complaining mind you but no discount was offered


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46 minutes ago, VIPStephan said:

But they did get a discount, didn’t they?

 

41 minutes ago, Rick G said:

I didn't. I paid full boat for it. Not complaining mind you but no discount was offered

 

Everyone who purchased the Windows versions of the apps within a week or two of launch did get a discount, but existing users of the ‘Plus’ applications didn’t get the preferential treatment we were led to expect. In fact, it had seemed as though existing users would qualify for upgrade pricing at any time, not just during the launch offer (but to be fair to Serif, matching up Serif.com customers with Affinity Store customers would probably have been an impossible task).


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Hi,

 

Will Publisher have  features such as "data merging" in Indesign or some tools similar to Easy-catalogue ?

Silly but those would be a big reason for me to buy Publisher.

 

BR

Henri

 

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22 minutes ago, HenriTB said:

Hi,

 

Will Publisher have  features such as "data merging" in Indesign or some tools similar to Easy-catalogue ?

Silly but those would be a big reason for me to buy Publisher.

 

BR

Henri

 

 

Sorry but Publisher will not have any data merging features at release. These kind of features will be added but we have no timeframes for them yet.

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8 minutes ago, TonyB said:

 

Sorry but Publisher will not have any data merging features at release. These kind of features will be added but we have no timeframes for them yet.

 

Will there a Copy-Paste Excel Sheet Data like we have in PagePlus? That will be great for me.


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41 minutes ago, Arun Sarkar said:

 

Will there a Copy-Paste Excel Sheet Data like we have in PagePlus? That will be great for me.

 

We don't have the feature at the moment but I'm not against adding it at some point. You are also assuming we have tables.

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