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On 11/7/2018 at 11:07 AM, fde101 said:

I agree, it is very important, depending on what you are designing, and it will definitely be needed for this product to be taken seriously in most circles.

 

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Better examples of where this might not be happening would probably be packaging labels, posters, greeting cards, cover pages, calendars...  not everyone is constantly designing long documents.

well, dont know why use publisher for smaller documents, when you have AF designer.... Publisher is suited for multi page layout - then flow of elements and tables is essential thing. 

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A "Me Too" here. I want to move from PPX9 for producing my next book and I don't think I can do that without the Float with text anchoring feature. It's a software tutorial/manual and getting on for 700 pages.

It's on the roadmap - great :-) - but are we talking over six months? If so, I better stick with PP :-(

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I just downloaded 1.7.0.192. No anchored frames yet.

This really should be in the first release.

Even though it is a bit risky, I want to layout a new book using the beta. Without anchored frames, that does not really work.

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maybe a view on Quark helps. Since its version 3 back in the 1990ies, you can insert graphic objects in different ways which are all essential for "desktop publishing". In text lines, floating along and even kind of hyphenated, as standalone graphic box where surrounding text is pushed away even with the option to apply a padding, etc. -- This is a basic function that btw also a simple text processor like Word is offering.

So yes, feature badly needed!

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The more I think about this, the more I realise it is not something that can be just put on the list. Until it is included this really is a major and quite fundamental design flaw. I definitely want to purchase AfPub when available (it looks set to be an excellent product), but you can not seriously think about asking people to pay money for it if anchored graphics &c are missing. Even for people to seriously try out the Beta, this is a very off-putting omission.

So yes, badly and (I suggest) urgently needed!

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On 12/12/2018 at 5:30 PM, Keith.M said:

I definitely want to purchase AfPub when available (it looks set to be an excellent product), but you can not seriously think about asking people to pay money for it if anchored graphics &c are missing. Even for people to seriously try out the Beta, this is a very off-putting omission.

You are so very dramatic. Nobody will force anyone to buy the Publisher if it falls short of their expectations or requirements when it becomes available. :)

 

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16 hours ago, Seneca said:

You are so very dramatic. Nobody will force anyone to buy the Publisher if it falls short of their expectations or requirements when it becomes available. :)

 

Nobody will be forced, but many people have planned to transfer their workflow from PagePlus to AP. When I heard that PP would be withdrawn in favour of AP I put on hold a decision to change publishing programs because I assumed that AP would have the same functionality. I use PP to create a 700+ page book each year and updating it without inline graphics would be a nightmare.

If AP isn't going to have inline graphics, I could have swapped to, and learned, another publishing program at least a year ago. I also bought AP and AD because they would integrate with AP.

I expected that some features might no make the first release - perhaps Indexing or TOCs - but not being able to anchor my illustrations to the text they refer to is a huge ommision.

That's a reason to be dramatic :40_rage:

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I do get a bit fed up with being told (elsewhere in these forums) that other software, (such as PagePlus, Indesign etc) took 30 (or whatever) years to develop, while Designer is new. I really don't think I can wait 30 years for Designer to catch up and have some of the basic features that other DTP software has now!

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1 hour ago, PaulEC said:

I really don't think I can wait 30 years for Designer to catch up and have some of the basic features that other DTP software has now!

It can be annoying to hear all that. However, it is what it is.

All I can say is that this feature has been asked for so many times that I think the dev team know it's a priority.

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3 hours ago, PaulEC said:

don't think I can wait 30 years for Designer to catch up and have some of the basic features that other DTP software

I think you mean Publisher?

Designer is not DTP software.

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