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Coming from InDesign, I was particularly looking forward to seeing how Publisher handles links and packages. So far I've gathered that it embeds resources by default, but that you can release the embed and change the setting to linked in the resource manager. But is it possible to package and collect all files as it is in InDesign?

Say you have a very large document with 20-30 GB worth of links and you want to send it over to someone else to finish the project. How would you go about that in Publisher? Will the document file size be 20-30 GB in that case? Sometimes I send the InDesign file without links to other people, so they can see the layout. In that case it would be quite cumbersome to include all resources. And what if you only wanted to send a couple of the linked files - how would you easily access those files from within Publisher? I don't see a "Reveal in finder" option for linked files.

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Hi ch1ptune

We do not support packages for this initial release. It may be something we look at doing in a future update. Current if you want to send the file you just need to send the afpub file, or export it to something like PDF if it's just for review.

Our reveal in finder is currently only for the main document itself rather than a resource. If you were sending files they can use the resource manager to replace the files but they would still need to search in finder for where they placed them

These two things are not bad feature requests so I;m going to move this post to that section

Cheers 


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On 8/30/2018 at 10:30 PM, ricoho said:

You could embed all linked files very easy in the document. There is a tutorial about this feature

that will work for a small publication, now i have 300+ images.... lots of clickin

also on my catalog resource i have to many images that i wont use in final version, and packege (like indesign) helps me to create/save final draft with all files that i use. rest is for backup/delete

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I will second that third for packaging files. Oh, and Fonts.


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packaging proyects is very interesting.....

BUT.... like ID, a package needs that the receiver (self or other) uses a compatible version of the generating app (ID or whatever).

for a propietary/personal use..... a good archiving policy is better than packaging

for another/printer/typesetter  ’s use....... better an interchange format: PDF can be a better solution, or EPS, or SVG, or the like

O.o

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16 hours ago, segts said:

Packaging is essential!

It is just a handy helper. Maybe there are workflows where it is important but for most of us it is not.

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The Big advantage of Packaging is, that you

  1. can find all used Content, wherever it is on your Network, and
  2. the Packagingprocess sorts out all unessesair Content that you have put to your Contentfolder but didn´t use in your final layout.. 

When you Package a Dokument and send it to a partner ore collegue using also afinnity publisher,  either way, you need to send many data to him..  from filesize there wouldn´t be a big differenze if you put the used content to a folder or if you embed the content to your afpublisher Document.

So i would suggest to embedd all the used contend to your document and send it this way..  But i would suggest a further Feature here !!!

 

using the embedded objects in the Ressource Manager..  give us the option to Export the embedded Content to a Folder we point to !

 

This of course wouldnt work when exporting to idml format which also is essential for many companys that work together with external partners..  My Architecural Company does this all the time ..  sharing indesign documents or idml formats with for example the greenplaners..    So i assure you we need this workflow..

I dont know how afpubisher would handle the export of idml files and the packaging of content when it will support idml..  i hope they find a good solution for this.. 

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Chris_K wrote:

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“It may be something we look at doing in a future update. … These two things are not bad feature requests so I;m going to move this post to that section”

Future? Not bad? That’s outrageous and absolutely unacceptable! Here’s why:

I’ve been working with QuarkXPress since the 90s and InDesign since the 2000s. I was completely surprised when I noticed a Package / Collect for Output feature was missing. So I made a call to a project manager working with various commercial publishers and with contracts at CocaCola, HP, Cannon, Honda, Hallmark, etc.

The basic response was:, “What! There is no way that output process will work or be taken seriously by anyone in ‘The Industry.’”

So Chris, I’d respectfully suggest that instead of moving this to a feature request and thinking about it as something for a future update, Serif get on this immediately and have it working prior to the first release.

And while I understand there is little chance Serif will take my advice, I’ll predict this is one of the biggest blunders ever. Whoever vetoed the Package / Collect for Output feature has little understanding of the final output process of professionals and commercial print houses.

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By the way !

i just tried it...  it works..    bind all footage into your document...  bring it to another pc..   and say   "make linked"   now publisher asks you for the folder of the linked footage for your document...   and          tadaaaaa.....     saves it to those location..

 

only wird thing is..    filesice doesent change after saving the document that now is linked...   at my case it stayed at about 970 MB..  and didnt change filesice even when the footage was saved to another folder... 

any ideas about this ?  is that a bug ?

 

 

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Packaging the document assets (images and fonts) is almost a necessity for printing services, especially the fonts. Though it is possible to do this manually, coming from InDesign, a mouse click is really nice. Not to say this would make or break Affinity Publisher because I will use it out of beta regardless. As it appears, Affinity Publisher will soon become an industry standard as viable as InDesign. As a graphic designer and pre-press manager for 30+ years, I have dumped PS and AI for Affinity Photo and Designer because of the direction and pricing Adobe has decided to go. Despite the slight learning curve, I have never regretted it. I know of many designers and photographers jumping on the Affinity bandwagon and waiting for Affinity Publisher to come to fruition and become free of Adobe. Whereas a "Packaging/Collect for Output" feature may not be a deal breaker (for me), it will go a long way for the future of the software considering that hopefully Affinity Publisher will be as long lived and productive as anything Adobe has produced (provided it stays in the right hands).

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On 9/23/2018 at 5:02 AM, yinYangMountain said:

Chris_K wrote:

Future? Not bad? That’s outrageous and absolutely unacceptable! Here’s why:

I’ve been working with QuarkXPress since the 90s and InDesign since the 2000s. I was completely surprised when I noticed a Package / Collect for Output feature was missing. So I made a call to a project manager working with various commercial publishers and with contracts at CocaCola, HP, Cannon, Honda, Hallmark, etc.

A couple of thoughts---

  1. When did Quark and ID add this functionality to their applications?  Was it available in the first release?
  2. MEB has said that this is on the roadmap; it's just not in the first release of the application.
  3. It's not possible to deliver a first release product that has all the bells and whistles of competitive products that have been developed for years.  
  4. Just about everyone on this board has a feature or function they perceive as critical and want it in the product now.  That's just not possible with the limited resources that Affinity has.

Let's give the team time to finish off what's in the pipeline for this first release and then they can start looking at the roadmap for future enhancements. Oh, and they have two other excellent products that are going to be updated so that they are all on the same base engine as Publisher.

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