Jump to content

Recommended Posts

first of... what a relief, a competitor to ID!

First thing to do: make sure you can translate Quark docs first NOT ID docs. You'll stand more chance going for the quark market than the ID one - for the moment.

Secondly: if you allow people to set 'bleed' marks, you should be able to see them! You could try haveing a 'slug' area too.

Thirdly: there are a lot of things to put right with this beta - crack on!

 

CDW

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderators

@cdw

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums :)

Nice to have your suggestions, and so succinct. As you say, must crack on, lots to be done and no time to dawdle. 

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

People still use Quark? ;)

I thought app died in obscurity (more or less) once InDesign reached a decent level of maturity (around version 3 maybe). I remember when 1.5 was out and people were going nuts / so excited to find any excuse they could to drop Quark because of Adobe's type engine and other reasons. They were on a pretty good roll there right up until the dev team got out-sourced. Adobe went overboard with that in several areas.

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Michael117 said:

Nope, Quark is still being developed and sold.

Sorry to say that out in the real world of UK design, Xpress is still being used; but to be honest its dead in the water. The development it has gone through has been worthless (in my humble opinion and 30 years at the coal face!). The industry, and Adobe, needs this software to work. If they can get it to open old Xpress files they've got a  fighting chance. Go for the low hanging fruit first, its easiest.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Quark wakes up from a very long hibernation, but veeeeery, veeery slowly. I don't think they will be able to compete even with Publisher in a few years, having in mind that Affinity already has powerful vector and bitmap apps that are uncomparably better in quality and quantity than Quark's vector and bitmap features.

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

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/2/2018 at 4:15 AM, cdw said:

Sorry to say that out in the real world of UK design, Xpress is still being used; but to be honest its dead in the water. The development it has gone through has been worthless...

 

36 minutes ago, Petar Petrenko said:

Quark wakes up from a very long hibernation, but veeeeery, veeery slowly...

To be honest, both these statements are just funnier than heck.

I wrote a version of the following elsewhere...

What Serif has going for it—if they can overcome some hurdles—is they are not encumbered with Quark's past. But one needs to remember that they are not likely to ever unseat Adobe. They will capture X amount of the marketplace but I seriously doubt it will be a blip on Adobe's radar (revenues). Serif will likely capture more seats than Quark. But again, it has some hurdles to overcome to do so in professional circles.

Mike

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Dave Harris said:

On Mac you can make non-contiguous text selections with the mouse by holding CMD as you drag. Windows will have the same but I forget which modifier key it uses.

Sounds great, Dave.

With VP's Paragraph tool, one just clicks on successive paragraphs. So sounds like VP's whole paragraphs versus ranges of text within non-contiguous paragraphs? For running through a publication and formatting paragraphs I know I like VP's method.

Thanks again.

Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, SandraV said:

Thanks MikeW on your fine example of how the VP Paragraph Tool works and for agreeing that the Paragraph Tool is a good tool. Click. Click. Click. And, no doubts that the paragraphs were selected in their entirety.

You're most welcome, Sandra.

I still use VP, mostly to move older publications to newer software. VP has several, what were then, innovative features that have yet to be replicated in any layout software. It's a pity. Great software for long documents, not so much for anything else. But when I am in VP for moving manuals/books into newer software, I use the Paragraph tool a lot.

I'm glad that there will be a method. I'm also sure my finger is going to get tired triple-clicking. But at least a method will be implemented.

I see I never commented on your #1 item. I too use span columns for headings often enough I would like it in APub.

Mike

Link to post
Share on other sites

MikeW, I agree with you 100%. I used VP for many years for a four column, interlocking articles newsletter. VP made my job easy. It was a wonderful program that made my newsletters look great. It met my needs and I think enabled me to be more creative. Being able to span a heading several columns made my layout precise with my spacing in all my frames.

It's good to share memories. Hopefully, we'll see a little of VP in Affinity.

Sandra

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note there is currently a delay in replying to some post. See pinned thread in the Questions forum. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.