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AP is a tool suited to laying out text and images in unstructured format for print.

Understanding that, the beta makes more sense and feels more complete (at least to me). 

  • Content or layout? Layout. Think Affinity Designer with pages. As for content creation, +1 for Scrivener. 
  • Structured or unstructured? Unstructured. Master page text frames do not populate content pages (as in FrameMaker). It will be good for a magazine, or brochure. Not for long structured text (e.g., textbook, manual).
  • Print or screen? Print. No ePub or HTML export or interactivity among elements. Lacks slug and bleed, but still more so for print. 

I was hoping for something that could handle magazine and textbook, print and screen. It can't and that's expecting too much. 

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Same for me. For writing complex manuals or stuff like this, with chapters, subchapters... its not really usable. 

Maybe i´m too blind, but i did not find a possibility to set a "master-flow-text-frame" which appears on all new pages (witch are connected to that master). I just change this flow-text-box there and all pages will follow (this linking is to much uncomfortabel for mass/flow-text)... Thats so essential....  Without that, i do not know, just for creating a calendar each year... its not the money worth for my fileds of use. 

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