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Hey, because the discussion board is full of requests and I don't really know where to put my thoughts and experiences from the first run of Affinity Publisher I put them here in a quick list for further discussion

UI

  •     Doubleclick on Color in Color selector opens a different dialog to a doubleclick on a swatch
  •     mac OS Proxy Icons for file management
  •     monochrome tool icons

Color Management / Spot Colors:

  •     Device independent color workflow
  •     generally mixed colorspaces (like in Indesign and PDF)
  •     Overprint preview, separations preview
  •     Better Overprint/Spot-Color-Management
  •     Make Spot Color from existing color
  •     Spot Colors in LAB-Color-Space for PDF Export    

Document Management 

  •     Spreads which consist of more than two sides
  •     Printing Booklets / Imposition 

Export

  •     select Pages for export by a list of numbers
  •     Use .joboptions for the definition of pdf-Properties (really important)
  •     Define PDF-X Output Intend
  •     Export print separations / separated color channels
  •     Interactive PDFs with page transitions and video content
     

Import

  •     IDML

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Hi @BennyD,

On 9/12/2018 at 10:15 AM, BennyD said:
  •     monochrome tool icons

goto 'Preferences > User Interface' and look for 'Monochromatic Iconography' :)

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@BennyD: Using the „Search …“ command top right of this page, you’ll see, that most of your suggestions have been discussed here quite detailed.

Of course many of your wishes will not be implemented in the initial version of Publisher. It can’t be expected, that the first iteration of a newly coded application will sport all features of 2, 3 decade old publishing veterans.

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On 9/12/2018 at 4:15 AM, BennyD said:

Printing Booklets

Already available in the File > Print dialog.

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select Pages for export by a list of numbers

Already available in the File > Export dialog.

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Overlapping pages on spreads

I'm not certain I know what you mean, but you can already do things like having a picture or other object overlap both pages in a facing spread.


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17 hours ago, mac_heibu said:

@BennyDIt can’t be expected, that the first iteration of a newly coded application will sport all features of 2, 3 decade old publishing veterans.

the funny thing is, that a ten year old app like Indesign CS5 is still more powerful than this new app and that's why it's so hard to let it go.


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Update:

  • monochrome Icons
  • select Pages for export by list of numbers
  • Booklet printing/Imposition = unsatisfying
  • Better/more powerful resources manager

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18 minutes ago, BennyD said:
  • Booklet printing/Imposition = unsatisfying
  • Better/more powerful resources manager

Both of those are very vague. To have any hope of seeing changes you should provide more details on what you need.


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35 minutes ago, BennyD said:

the funny thing is, that a ten year old app like Indesign CS5 is still more powerful than this new app and that's why it's so hard to let it go.

Not sure what's "funny" about this. InDesign has been around (and being developed) for years: Affinity is new!

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1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

Both of those are very vague. To have any hope of seeing changes you should provide more details on what you need.

 


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1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

Both of those are very vague. To have any hope of seeing changes you should provide more details on what you need.

 


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2 hours ago, BennyD said:

Update:

Why not trying before missing? And why posting twice?

 

Update:

 


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2 hours ago, thomaso said:

Why not trying before missing? And why posting twice?

Because some features are not only specific to AF Publisher but to the full range and collide at that point in AF Publisher where you try to use features which have to be implemented in AF Photo.

On 9/12/2018 at 10:15 AM, BennyD said:

Hey, because the discussion board is full of requests and I don't really know where to put my thoughts and experiences from the first run of Affinity Publisher I put them here in a quick list for further discussion

 

 

 


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On 4/11/2019 at 6:10 AM, BennyD said:

Overlapping pages for exporting parts of layouts or other useful applications…

This is a feature of the export persona in both Photo and Designer, though it does raise the interesting question of how that might interact with multi-page/spread-based documents...

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