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I have downloaded the Beta version of Publisher.

I found out that it is not possible to open or import InDesign files. I hope this will be possible with the final version.

Years ago i have worked with Adobe Pagemaker and made the transition to Indesign. In InDesign was ik possible to open "Pagemaker" and "Quark Express" files. That was a smooth and easy transition.

When Publisher will not be able to open or import InDesign files i can not open all my files that i have made over more than 10 years. That would be a huge obstacle.

So ...........

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2 hours ago, Henri H said:

I have downloaded the Beta version of Publisher.

I found out that it is not possible to open or import InDesign files. I hope this will be possible with the final version.

Years ago i have worked with Adobe Pagemaker and made the transition to Indesign. In InDesign was ik possible to open "Pagemaker" and "Quark Express" files. That was a smooth and easy transition.

When Publisher will not be able to open or import InDesign files i can not open all my files that i have made over more than 10 years. That would be a huge obstacle.

So ...........

You will have to create PDF file and import it into Publisher. This import feature is really fantastic!!!


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Petar Petrenko
Typesetter, Graphic Designer, Photographer
Skopje, Makedonija

Windows 10 x64 Pro
Dell Inspiron 7559 i7
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (3.50 GHz, 6M )
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD Hard drive
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I have several thousands Indesign layouts on my Mac.

As long as OSX support my Creative Suite 6 converting to pdf could be a option.

But i am afraid that the OS after Mojave will no longer support my Creative Suite 6. At that time i will no longer be able to convert my InDesign files to pdf.

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Oh yes. PDF Import works great. You can edit the PDF and after editing you can save it as a publisher file.

Great feature :)


Win 10 Home Edition    AP 1.6.5.123    AD 1.6.5.123    APUB 1.7.0.238     ...and the current Beta´s

Have a nice day.

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24 minutes ago, Henri H said:

I have several thousands Indesign layouts on my Mac.

As long as OSX support my Creative Suite 6 converting to pdf could be a option.

But i am afraid that the OS after Mojave will no longer support my Creative Suite 6. At that time i will no longer be able to convert my InDesign files to pdf.

If you are not on Mojave yet, wait until you convert the most important ones into PDF. Also, converting to IDML is the best option because it preserves all features of INDD format and are way smaller than INDD. But, with IDML you will have to pray Affinity team to add import IDML feature ASAP.


Best regards,

Petar Petrenko
Typesetter, Graphic Designer, Photographer
Skopje, Makedonija

Windows 10 x64 Pro
Dell Inspiron 7559 i7
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (3.50 GHz, 6M )
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD Hard drive
UHD (3840 x 2160) Truelife LED- Backlit Touch Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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An even huger obstacle is having InDesign files that cannot be opened by any means whatsoever except by subscribing to Adobe.  I have every single document and book worth a hill of beans duplicated in PDF.  Before Publisher I could only print them (rather wobbly, I must admit) but now Publisher can already import them for editing.    The Beta may have a few bugs right now, but it is a winner already in my book.  (Books)

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What is missing from this discussion is that besides having hundreds of native InDesign files (way too many to convert to PDF files and yes the import of PDF is great!) there are times when I want to send an InDesign file to a client or another graphic designer. I cannot reasonably expect them to own Affinity Publisher. If I cannot import native INDD files or export to INDD then my use for Publisher is diminished, regardless of how fantastic it is. InDesign is an industry standard and if Publishers wishes to match or surpass it then indd compatibility is a must.

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1 hour ago, tarknz said:

What is missing from this discussion is that besides having hundreds of native InDesign files (way too many to convert to PDF files and yes the import of PDF is great!) there are times when I want to send an InDesign file to a client or another graphic designer. I cannot reasonably expect them to own Affinity Publisher. If I cannot import native INDD files or export to INDD then my use for Publisher is diminished, regardless of how fantastic it is. InDesign is an industry standard and if Publishers wishes to match or surpass it then indd compatibility is a must.

I don't think it will ever happen. IDML yes, but not INDD. The goal of Affinity is to convert them into Affinity format and start using it. For now through PDF and in (near) future with some filters for IDML and so. BTW, "industry standard" is the app which the designer is used to work with and for the customer it is PDF file. You are not supposed to deliver source files to the customer because he can continue to work on it by himself or with another designer.


Best regards,

Petar Petrenko
Typesetter, Graphic Designer, Photographer
Skopje, Makedonija

Windows 10 x64 Pro
Dell Inspiron 7559 i7
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (3.50 GHz, 6M )
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD Hard drive
UHD (3840 x 2160) Truelife LED- Backlit Touch Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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Agree

On 10/6/2018 at 7:59 AM, Petar Petrenko said:

I don't think it will ever happen. IDML yes, but not INDD. The goal of Affinity is to convert them into Affinity format and start using it. For now through PDF and in (near) future with some filters for IDML and so. BTW, "industry standard" is the app which the designer is used to work with and for the customer it is PDF file. You are not supposed to deliver source files to the customer because he can continue to work on it by himself or with another designer.

 

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