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On 6/24/2018 at 11:41 AM, Michail said:

Why do people always want to do everything on the go? Isn't it enough that they already eat and drink on the way?

This is a noteworthy comment on the modern culture. It also inspired a lot of discussion on the forum.

21 hours ago, Tia Lapis said:

My iPad Pro has replaced a old MBP. I consider it my mobile computer, so it would be nice to use it for such work, too.

Tablet usage will become the normal computing experience in the future, with a few professional areas staying on expensive desktop workstations.

So you atleast would use the APub for iPad. Me, myself and I personally like the traditional computer much more. And I also hate touch screens, because they're so difficult for me and hazardously difficult for my sister. So perhaps the old-school computers and tablet computers can coexist without the other one having to die for the other one to live.

 

I'd love to have a counter somewhere with the amount of issues to solve (or perhaps rather the features to add) before serif can launch the Affinity Publisher beta. Not that they'd have to. It's just such fun to follow a counter going steadily or not-so-steadily towards "zero! Here's your long awaited beta!"

Greetings
Lassi P

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5 hours ago, Alkon said:

Hello!!!!

I love Affinity Products :D but i have a question.

-Can I Try The Affinity Publisher Beta?

I would like to try this product, to know whether to buy the Designer or wait for me at the Publisgher. Forgive my misspellings, I use a translator xD

Regards!!!! :D

 

 

Hello @Alkon,

wellcome to the forum.

Affinity Publisher Beta is currently not released yet. Noone outside Serif can test it at the moment.

APub is announced for beta testing within the next months so you should not have to wait too long until you can try it :)

d.


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4 hours ago, LassiP said:

This is a noteworthy comment on the modern culture. It also inspired a lot of discussion on the forum.

Not nearly as in-depth as it could be, though. But I don’t want to take this thread completely off-topic.

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34 minutes ago, VIPStephan said:

Not nearly as in-depth as it could be, though. But I don’t want to take this thread completely off-topic.

Where is your thread where we can read more details, please? ;)

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17 minutes ago, denisined said:

:61_sob:month:58_disappointed_relieved:

It’s only plural because it might be two or three months! It shouldn’t be more than that.


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3 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

it might be two or three months!

or 11 or 12... its allready summer and i cant wait anymore.... :42_confused:

it will be released just before half life 3

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3 minutes ago, denisined said:

or 11 or 12 [months]...

No, we’ve been told to expect it this summer (2018).

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i cant wait anymore....

In that case, find something else. The first public beta release may well not be suitable for much serious work.


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33 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

It’s only plural because it might be two or three months! It shouldn’t be more than that.

 

21 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

No, we’ve been told to expect it this summer (2018).

The first public beta release may well not be suitable for much serious work.

After waiting (im)patiently for many, many months, saying now't and still putting my trust in Serif, I'm afraid the cynic in me has got the better of me.

"Shouldn't be more than that" (on past broken 'promises') doesn't mean "won't be more than that. How many time already have we been told to expect it because I've lost count?

If it "may not be suitable for much serious work" what have we been kept waiting for for so long? Haven't the (hard working, and I mean that) guys at Serif been spending all this time ensuring that a virtually fully functioning product (even in beta) is released?

 

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3 minutes ago, PeanutsA said:

Haven't the (hard working, and I mean that) guys at Serif been spending all this time ensuring that a virtually fully functioning product (even in beta) is released?

Beta releases are usually ‘feature complete’, or very nearly so, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are fully functioning!


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56 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

find something else.

This is the only reason why I still use my trusted PagePlus & Drawplus after getting AD & AP. I don't like "When it is ready" term for commercial work.

Monsoon

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2 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

Beta releases are usually ‘feature complete’, or very nearly so, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are fully functioning!

Good morning alfred (no way am I going to attempt that signature) - that was quick ! Too hot for you, like it is for me, to be doing anything else?

Having for many years had to be careful (usually) with my choice of words I did say "virtually", in its meaning of "almost".

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1 hour ago, Arun Sarkar said:

Ouch!

 

1 hour ago, PeanutsA said:

Good morning alfred (no way am I going to attempt that signature)

LOL.


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what have we been kept waiting for for so long?

These applications have taken much longer to get the needed maturity for other firms.... Months for even a proof of concept beta is pretty fast, indeed.

IMO, they are building a solid foundation. And surely, it'd be functional for certain basic uses, not an ID killer at release time.

Anyway, this has been warned not now, but I believe since very early (the non full featured aspect of it)

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Too hot for you, like it is for me, to be doing anything else?

In Sheffield? is 18º C now there... much more than I'd expect to be a usual British night... 24 here, but this is a very strange summer here, feels like Spring, and some days like late Winter...lol....

I'd expect at 23:00 more typically 30º or 28º at least... and 40º - 42º (107 F ?)  in the afternoon... (yay, Spain)


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Just a thought, and forgive me if it's already been mentioned, but with the Beta release of Mac OS Mojave, might that delay the release of Publisher? Maybe towards the end of Summer? It would make sense as Mojave is being released in the Fall and that would be playing a bit of "catch up" if Publisher didn't work on it. My two-cents conjecturing.

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4 hours ago, dannyg9 said:

with the Beta release of Mac OS Mojave, might that delay the release of Publisher?

Depends on the temperature in the Mojave Desert. :D

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Hello,

Hows the progress with AFP ?

For now it seems rather vanishing point...;-),

Guys-seriously: market can be patient but you may loose the entry impact effect if you plan to issue a perfect product at once,

in some non-specified future ??

 


cheers,

AF Photo+Designer+Publisher and their betas on Win10 x64/Gtx760+AmdFX+24GB RAM

 

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2 hours ago, Zbigg said:

Hello,

Hows the progress with AFP ?

For now it seems rather vanishing point...;-),

Guys-seriously: market can be patient but you may loose the entry impact effect if you plan to issue a perfect product at once,

in some non-specified future ??

 

This has been rediscussed ad nauseam. The announced it will be out sometime this summer. That is the summer of 2018 If you read the early announcements you can find it there ... in this thread

And if they feel the need to postpone it until the summer of 2019, we will all suck it up, act like adults and deal with it

Unless someone has another option like marching on Nottingham with tar and feathers ...:D

 

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Well, not having an option is not quite a good option anyway


cheers,

AF Photo+Designer+Publisher and their betas on Win10 x64/Gtx760+AmdFX+24GB RAM

 

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Quark, Scribus, VivaDesigner, even (for low end projects) PagePlus and Xara Page & Layout (or a combination of several). At least there are options, for the meantime, I believe.


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16 minutes ago, SrPx said:

even (for low end projects) PagePlus and Xara Page & Layout

Although PagePlus does have some serious limitations (depending on your workflow) it’s actually quite a capable product. I rather liked Xara Xtreme, but from what I’ve read about Xara Page & Layout I wouldn’t touch it with the proverbial barge pole!


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I trialed intensively Xara Designer Pro and I liked its zero learning curve (personal opinion), capabilities (it lacks certain key pixel/raster features, tho, IMO, compared to PS and AP ) and fast UI. But to be sincere, not so much testing with Xara's Layout, heh, I only knew it was an alternative, tested it a little, did read deeply all the doc in its day, and did seem to have DTP workflows in. At least PDF export, etc. But dunno a word more about it, so, I trust your criteria there... ;) 


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2 hours ago, SrPx said:

I trialed intensively Xara Designer Pro ... ;) 

XDP and the application Alfred mentions  (XP&GD) are different applications.

Xara conditionally compiles their applications from a single source, of which XDP is the full source compile. XP&GD is a subset of its features. 

I use XDP as my every day driver. Though people do use it for books, a layout application it is not.

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