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5 minutes ago, TonyB said:

Inline Graphics and Anchored objects are on our roadmap. 

please, publish a roadmap so we can have 50% less posts asking all the same things :)


Stefano - i've finally switched totally to AP and AD (from Pixelmator, Sketch, Graphic, GIMP, after a dozen years with Adobe products). looking forward for Affinity Publish!

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I guess that the roadmap is not yet decided.

Instead I propose a mandatory course entitled "An introduction to using the forum search" ;)


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On 9/4/2018 at 2:50 PM, rjvela82 said:

Can someone share how inline graphic is done in Adobe inDesign?

No problem. 

Drag this node anywhere into the text

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Anchored objects are given this icon:

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Holding down Alt when double clicking the icon opens up the Dialog box (CTRL on PC)

 

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You can then set the way it reacts within the text using a lot of controls.

 

For instance - in a book with a side column for margins you can always have the image flow with the text and appear in the margin on the outside. 

Making a few tweaks to this

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You can then make this an Object Style

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Now the image will flow and appear on the correct side of the page.

 

In the below layout using those settings the important shapes are on the foredge all the time. 

Normally, if you reflow the pages, and this was to become a verso, then the circle would be at the spine! Which is not the layout required. 

For example, if I wanted the text to flow back to the previous page, and the triangle to be on the left hand side, the anchored object settings allow this.

 

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This gives very powerful layout options to ensure that the objects are always on the foredge and the text is always at the spine. 

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IF the settings were incorrect this would happen - and if you were to reflow 900 pages of text and have to manually move each item, it would be a pita. 

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You can also insert an achored object via the contextual menu when in the text frame with the insertion point active. 

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Gives you a dialog for the new object - and you can select the object style - height width etc.

 

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Which inserts the frame which you can place an image into.

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And there are more ways to do this - but this is a general breakdown of how it works in InDesign and the power over layouts it has!

 

 

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On 9/5/2018 at 8:48 PM, vintezis said:

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(oops, it slipped, because wasnt anchored...)

1

 

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(also oops, because wasnt anchored.)

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On 9/1/2018 at 9:58 AM, Raghavanji said:

Without this basic function how would you insert math equations that flow with the text, for math teachers like me?

Off topic, but: Latex or Xelatex is awesome for typesetting equations :)

 

I am missing the inline options too, though.

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Hello!

 

I am very eager for this Publisher thing to go out.

?What will the price be?
?Any discount for old Serif publisher owners and/or people who've bought all the new stuff also?  (I got photo and illustrator)

Like the Futurama "Shut up and take my money!!!" meme...

 

One thing I'd like a LOT is to see there be a single image option to save memory.

 

I write "Pulp" so I love  things like parchment scanned for backgrounds, images for the margins, etc.  Problem is, your software multiplies it so constantly using the same image on different pages adds up. 

I hope by adding it to your "Master Page" option you could make it so anything  sourced from there only takes the memory of that one instance.

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Errrr ... another yes please! :$


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On 9/6/2018 at 4:00 AM, stefano.cecere said:

please, publish a roadmap so we can have 50% less posts asking all the same things :)

I'm confident that after the first Official Release, they will make a Topic about coming features, the same way Designer and Photo have. And still people might miss those and make repeated threads... :P 

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On 9/10/2018 at 5:52 AM, Greengestalt said:

I write "Pulp" so I love  things like parchment scanned for backgrounds, images for the margins, etc.  Problem is, your software multiplies it so constantly using the same image on different pages adds up. 

I hope by adding it to your "Master Page" option you could make it so anything  sourced from there only takes the memory of that one instance.

I guess AD should have intelligent resource management. Also you can link the image, instead of embedding it, so it doesn’t consume file size. But there seems to be a bug at the moment, that is promised to being fixed in the final release. See this post:

 

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On 9/1/2018 at 3:58 AM, Raghavanji said:

I am still using Corel Ventura 1

Oh man! How I understand you.

even Xerox Ventura Publisher for DOS, v.1.1 - 2.0. provided better tools for layouting than modern software like InDesign. Not as flexible if course, and without modern graphic enchancements, but regarding actual layouting it still be unique. Why all this legacy is jusr throwed out?.. Give us today toolset from 1987-th Ventura, like paragraph tool and settings, frames setyings and linking, and it will looks like a revolution :)

 

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Anchored graphics is a must have for me, because I want to layout books with plenty of illustrations. I am also working on the occasional graphic novel project, and anchored graphics, if done very well, could be very useful for those too.

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Exactly:

 

They need to:

1 - make a 'shared source' option so if I include backgrounds/borders it doesn't multiply per page #

2 - work out "Mass Drops" of text so we can make a 'text page' like a master page, then drop a text file that might be 30, 70, 120 pages...wham! All the pages are there.  Then we can play with text, add illustrations inline or insert pages with full illustrations...

 

So far this software is incredible for people making short brochures.

BUT there are more and more "Indie" authors and comic artists that look into this as an affordable but high quality way to make assembled documents to sell to the customer directly.  No more sheepishly handing the editor a PILE of text to add to the mountain of manuscripts he has to work on then waiting a year for a rejection letter.  We publish direct if we know we have good storytelling ability. 

So an easy WSWIG with a sane price has a good market - and lots of people who'll promote it for free. 

I've promoted Affinity Illustrator and especially Photo a lot - won't link those graphics here coz I used them to edit some 3d work for the ... Adults Only market... but amazed what I could do without 'subscribing' to the 'Shop...

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