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The InDesign feature I use most—weirdly—is the INDB book feature, where InDesign creates a container file of sorts to hold a pile of individual InD files that make up an entire book, as well as manage their page numbers. Being able to manage chapters individually is vastly easier than working on a 300+ page single file. Would love to see this implemented—or something like it. 

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On 8/31/2018 at 10:26 AM, patrickfoster said:

The InDesign feature I use most—weirdly—is the INDB book feature, where InDesign creates a container file of sorts to hold a pile of individual InD files that make up an entire book, as well as manage their page numbers. Being able to manage chapters individually is vastly easier than working on a 300+ page single file. Would love to see this implemented—or something like it. 

Totally vote for this one! PLEASE!!!

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+ 1


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On 9/1/2018 at 5:45 PM, Portals Between said:

Totally vote for this one! PLEASE!!!

Serif is a software company, not the British Parliament! ;)


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+1 !!

(I did not find this thread when I first searched for one and then ended up posting my own, but I more or less requested the same thing. A way to manage longer documents is a must!)

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+1

Since I encounter problems with my too large document I would like to split it into multiple documents that share the same page number counter.

Maybe something like declaring master pages in a separate APUB that are shared amongst the other documents would be nice.


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On 11/11/2018 at 10:34 AM, CarlM said:

Its a feature of PagePlus 9 so I would expect that eventually it will be added to AP

Yes, it probably will be added to AP at some time, but it would be nice if it would be sooner rather than later. There are still quite a few things that need to be added but a working book functionality (i.e. including generating a TOC across the books is required but index can wait a bit longer and it should be able to number pages continuously across books without manual intervention) can be considered a basic requirement if you want to use Publisher for long(er) documents that consist of more than just 99% text.

So +1 from me too for this request.

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Order. Order! [Slamming my gavel on the block]

Based upon these recent findings and the overwhelming evidence presented by eyewitnesses, it is the opinion of this court that a similar ID book feature must be added to Affinity Publisher and that evidence thereof must be shown no later than the first update after the official release date. Failure to do so will result in a penalty of expulsion from the Association for Cool Software Companies. Do I make myself clear, Mr. Affinity? Council, please ensure that your client complies with these orders lest we be seeing him back here facing a far harsher sentence in the near future.

(long way around to saying: "+1")

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+100 

I'm already converted to Photo and Designer. This would make the triplet complete and I can publish my books without adding to the ADB share price.

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Yes, beeing able to divide a book into separate chapter files is a must for me and should be in the first release. I'm always cautious and don't want to put all my eggs into one basket.

Like in InDesign the book feature should allow to combine all chapter files into one PDF.

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The ease of re-purposing sections (chapters) for multiple custom books is advantageous for us. So maintaining split chapters as individual files is highly desired.

 

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Somewhere (I'm trying to ascertain where) there is a roadmap from Affinity that mentions when a Create Book feature will be coming. Would hope this very critical feature would be at the top of the list. Even building a 150-200 page book benefits when individual files built on the same document setup can be worked on then combined. Sadly, my old copy of InDesign CS 5.5 will still need to be used. At the same time, I'm learning all I can with Publisher. Wasn't involved in the beta process, so I'm excited to have this new software in my arsenal. Thank you Serif Affinity and someday soon goodbye Adobe.


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Just a thought. Can Sections be reordered? If so, what the heck. Simply name your sections the chapter title and see if Publisher can handle a book. I'm thinking yes. My hope is that using the Section Panel, one could grab a section and move it anywhere. This is critical for me as I'm arranging/rearranging the different 'chapters' frequently. 


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1 hour ago, Wolf Wallis said:

Just a thought. Can Sections be reordered? If so, what the heck. Simply name your sections the chapter title and see if Publisher can handle a book. I'm thinking yes. My hope is that using the Section Panel, one could grab a section and move it anywhere. This is critical for me as I'm arranging/rearranging the different 'chapters' frequently. 

The Section is just a start page number and all the pages after that up to the page before the next section starts. All we can do is change the starting page number for a particular section. It is like a list of numbers that don't contain anything.


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Hey Old Bruce, you're spot on correct. After I posted, realized should've actually gone and tested my thought before commenting. In the pages panel, I'm able to rearrange. Still, would love a Create Book feature. Until then, my job is to keep learning Publisher and getting better.


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1 hour ago, Wolf Wallis said:

After I posted, realized should've actually...

I have to get that on a persistent clipboard here. [smiley-face emoticon]

I do like that idea of moving sections but I honestly don't know how it could be implemented without messing up its current usefulness. We need some sort of Book/Chapter divisions and I do hope that comes along. 

Import an .afpub file "As Chapter, converting page number markings and section numbering"  then just place it in the middle or at the end or replace a marked/selelcted set of pages. It would be great. 


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