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I guess Affinity in it’s awesomness would come up with something even better :)
In my workflow I often come to the point where I say to myself: “I must not forget to change this before exporting”. I guess I’m not the only one. How about a panel that stores automatically generated (like Preflight) and custom notes that will popup before exporting. 

For example I get a photo from my client that is blurry and not ideal for production, but it has enough DPI for the given size. A Preflight-system won’t catch this. But If I could associate a note with that element and add some text like “get better photo from client before production”, then Affinity could warn me on export. Maybe a bad example, but I come across such situations every day. 

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Serif is always trying to find better way to do things in their Affinity product line. I have trust in them.

I agree with you. Your idea seems interesting. the custom note warning feature could be very useful.

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Unlike Publisher Photo and Designer are already main tools in my daily work. I still check every pdf with Acrobat before sending it to the printing company though. (Publisher will complete the trio soon.)


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2 hours ago, Johannes said:

Unlike Publisher Photo and Designer are already main tools in my daily work. I still check every pdf with Acrobat before sending it to the printing company though. (Publisher will complete the trio soon.)

me too

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1 hour ago, Fixx said:

Preflight is nice and even needed tool, but I could not consider it core functionality. It can wait version 1.x.

As you see this is not version 1.0 of Publisher. It is version 1.7 - because a vast amount of the code in Publisher is from Designer and Photo v1.0 - 1.7.

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This is such a necessity.  Nothing worse than tweaking a font and getting to the end of a publication just to see the 'One or more text frames have overflowing text' . Which one. WHICH ONE?? Otherwise really needs obvious indicators if this is the case, same with missing image links.

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Absolutely and totaly sure...  

Imagine you just slightly change your Textstyle..   and have a document with connected textstyles..  and now somewhere thers unwanted textoverflow..     good luck with searching...  this feature is totaly needed for professional use..

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On 9/1/2018 at 4:13 PM, Fixx said:

Preflight is nice and even needed tool, but I could not consider it core functionality. It can wait version 1.x.

Strongly disagree, preflight is a MUST HAVE FEATURE. If people actually used preflight they would catch so many problems before sending their files out to a printer. Indesigns preflight is customizable, I have various preflight profiles based no the type of work I am doing. It is the easiest and fastest way to get an overview of your job and let you know any issues. Be it overset text, colour issues, whatever, it is incredibly important and a must have functional tool for any pro work. 

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On 8/30/2018 at 10:32 PM, rcheetah said:

How about a panel that stores automatically generated (like Preflight) and custom notes that will popup before exporting. 

For example I get a photo from my client that is blurry and not ideal for production, but it has enough DPI for the given size. A Preflight-system won’t catch this. But If I could associate a note with that element and add some text like “get better photo from client before production”, then Affinity could warn me on export. Maybe a bad example, but I come across such situations every day. 

Great idea - some sort of preflight def needed - but I love this in addition, frequently get too lo-res images and immediately ask client to get better, but in the mean time I work on a draft with the lo-res - a note to remind me to swap it would be ace.


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On 9/1/2018 at 4:03 PM, Johannes said:

Unlike Publisher Photo and Designer are already main tools in my daily work. I still check every pdf with Acrobat before sending it to the printing company though. (Publisher will complete the trio soon.)

How do you check overlapping text like that?


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On 10/16/2019 at 7:25 PM, alexplus_de said:

How do you check overlapping text like that?

I have no way to do this particular task With Acrobat. I use Acrobat to check resoultions, color spaces, spot colors, fonts, pdf standards and much more. (I use Publisher for real projects since it is out of beta.)

The best way I have right now to check overlapping text is by unchecking View/Preview Mode and check View/Show Text Flow.

This seems to work pretty well (Publisher 1.7.3)

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On 9/1/2018 at 8:37 AM, Rylek said:

preflight is must have for DTP program. missing link, missing font, wrong range of color...

absolutely !

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