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28 minutes ago, dannyg9 said:

If Publisher (can't believe Microsoft isn't questioning the naming) 

Thought of that, too. But thinking it twice.... It is Microsoft Publisher. And Affinity Publisher. The name is different. It might be a hard (and expensive) to win court case -and bad press- , as then, there are so many Whatever Editor (html editor, video editor, etc) , or John Doe Viewer... It mostly describes the function, is a too common word, and is a composite name, not solely Publisher, if I'm right. Also, is Serif, not Apple, so, they're less of target (J/K).

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Affinity Publisher sneak peek! Just to prove we're not making the whole thing up, check out this early build of our DTP app. Still lots of perfecting to do; expect the beta next summer. Enjoy.  

Today Tony has edited the original post and added this to the statement.

There's no 'priority' issue here. I'm the Project Manager (and Lead Developer) of Affinity Designer, so I'm busy working on my next release (AD for iPad) whereas we have a whole team of developers wor

18 minutes ago, SrPx said:

not Apple, so, they're less of target

What would William Tell have said?? :P

Anyway, there is a precedent for this kind of thing. Back in the Win 9x days you could buy a DTP application called Greenstreet Publisher. I think it was still available when Win XP arrived on the scene.

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2 hours ago, SrPx said:

Thought of that, too. But thinking it twice.... It is Microsoft Publisher. And Affinity Publisher. The name is different. It might be a hard (and expensive) to win court case -and bad press- , as then, there are so many Whatever Editor (html editor, video editor, etc) , or John Doe Viewer... It mostly describes the function, is a too common word, and is a composite name, not solely Publisher, if I'm right. Also, is Serif, not Apple, so, they're less of target (J/K).

Do not think for a minute that if there was a possible infringement, that the micro$oft lawyers would not be all over it, although I suspect that Affinity Publisher vs just Publisher may be the saving grace. Never believe that anyone is too small for giant corporation to smack down.

I just ran into an instance where a small cat sanctuary was selling kits so you could buy expensive flea treatment, put it in a vial and measure it out for small cats. A lot of rescues do that. Bayer sent them a lawyer's letter about selling the kits and apparently passed the information along to other corporate bullies who sent their own lawyer's letters

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Unfortunately Serif has failed to inform the users on the progress of the development, road map and everything else that is related. Showing a 30 second video to proof that it exists does even justify its existence. Publish is no secret so why no regular flow of information and update is beyond me. I agree with Petar as I too check this forum in the hope some new in APUB and it is the same old, same old....

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I'm also looking forward to know more about Affinity Publish and try a beta.
Adobe InDesign is one of the best pieces of software from Adobe (Photoshop too... Illustrator is not so good, in my opinion). Although I love using InDesign, from what I know about using Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo, I know I will completely ditch InDesigner in favor of Affinity Publish.
So, please, provide us with more information, please :)

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11 hours ago, peterpica said:

Any sign of the new dtp app? Looking for good excuse to dump InDesign. 

 

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Does anyone GET it yet? They announced it was coming sometime this summer and after 48 pages of discussion, crying, begging whimpering, threatening ... NOTHING HAS CHANGED.

It is still ... coming out this summer!

If you want a sign and a portent I bet it will come in the form of a new  Affinity Publisher Beta Forum ... but that frankly is just another guess in this dog pile of opinions

So keep your peace grasshopper, the wold will continue

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8 minutes ago, haakoo said:

You forgot one Rick

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Oh there were many more 

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I have a few spare bottles if you guys fretting over this need one.

 

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Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be worried about.

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22 minutes ago, MikeW said:

8 HOP VARITTIES

Sounds interesting. But “varitties”?? :o

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49 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

Sounds interesting. But “varitties”?? :o

Just for your kind self, Alfred, I left a flaw when I recreated the label!

Maybe I need to revisit my proclivity to turn off spell checking in my design applications...

 

Edit. Just looked at the original label image I shot with my phone. It too is incorrect. So I copied an incorrect spelling...which simply reminds me that not only should I check my own spelling but that there is a danger in slavishly copying something, even a real commercial something. I would normally take the time to send them an email, but they stopped making that "varitty" a couple years ago.

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Anyway, as if Adobe, Autodesk  or the like would inform about every lil step they make in their everyday development...  " 8:00 AM, we are having coffee, not tea, because yesterday we...."  .... " Oh, and yes, we are are revamping all the legacy code which is limiting us since the 90s, to have every little operation to be multi threaded. Started today, should be ready in the afternoon. Or if not this very afternoon, then in 15 years. Be patient!  I know you will. You can't do any other freaking thing... because... there's no one else out there. Mwahaha. "

// Dumb sarcasm.

I remember too many times in the past of those two of one full year of no updates, or only cosmetic updates -way smaller/unimportant than for example, the constant flow of updates here in the AD/AP beta forums- ....

 

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On 7/2/2018 at 6:56 PM, dannyg9 said:

If Publisher (can't believe Microsoft isn't questioning the naming) enables me to do what I do with InDesign CS5 (no clouds here), then it will be worth the investment. In the meantime, I use QuarkXpress and it's actually a pleasant relief from the Adobe product line. We should all be flexible in the tools we use as a developer can go belly-up or, like Adobe, just decide to kill a perfectly usable tool and then lock it away in a dungeon to prevent further development rather than sell it off and let the product and it's users flourish. Quark may have been super arrogant at one time, but since coming back to it I've found the company quite pleasant to deal with. And just for the record, I've never had any problems with Affinity programs.

Remember, Microsoft are not the only ones to have used Publisher. There has also been Timeworks Publisher , Greenstreet Publisher, Envision Publisher and Express Publisher DTP programs launched when Microsoft was also using the Publisher moniker.

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Really sorry about the lack of updates - some of this is down to the fact that there's very little to update you on regarding Affinity Publisher (still looking good, still on track for Beta - to the best of my knowledge at this point) and some of this is down to the fact that Affinity Designer for iPad has been occupying 100% of my time recently as I get it ready for launch. That situation will change. Soon. ;)

So hopefully you'll see more obvious progress over the coming months... :) 

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10 minutes ago, Novak said:

@MattP

Any word on Affinity DAM? :D

Oh dear pot stirrer ... xD

I hope they gather a lot of feedback first. I use ACDSEE which did a lot RIGHT but has let a lot go in their attempt to become a photoshop kludge alongh with leaving a lot of things unfixed I hope that when they get to the point where they are going to start that, we can enter likes and dislikes somewhere for consideration

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I look forward to it, Matt!

I'll be transferring a lot of text from Mac's Pages to Publisher. A little stylized upgrade.

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It's kind of baffling how indignant, angry, and impatient some are with this. Personally, I'd rather they take their time and get it right. The iPad Photo launch was pretty bumpy to be honest... so I'm betting they're making sure this thing is fairly rock solid before anyone even gets to play with it. 

I'm cool with that. 

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The is issue is getting the priority right. Personally I would find the value of a major product on major platform which make up 1/3 of the collection far more important than shifting the focus on Designer for iPad. Is their user base is so high that it warrants such decision? I am sure Adobe would not have delayed the development of InDesign and say we are focusing on Illustrator for iPad first! To me this madness... But hey I am not the company or the developer...

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