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Currently, when exporting to pdf, the default area setting is set to "All Spreads" in the export dialogue. I'm not sure when this is actually helpful, but 99.9% of the time I use "All Pages" (otherwise I export current page/selection). Could this be the default instead or, at least, stick once it is changed?

I'd be glad to hear when and for what purpose people are using the All Spread area setting. 

ref, this thread: 

 

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I agree it should be set to all pages by default. I also needed some time to figure this out and i find it counter-intuitive: standard one expexts a page-per-page print. (And anyway, wouldn't booklet printing also require the pages to be in a different order?)

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I raised this issue first in a bug report as I was unable to export a paged version of my document to PDF.  I have been to busy, until now, to follow up on vonBusing's request in this thread.

I believe that the majority of us would expect the default in PDF export to be 'All Pages' rather than 'All Spreads' and would ask Affinity to consider this change.

It may be all right for professionals to have 'All spreads' but I think that you will get a multitude of support issues if you stick with the current default.

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10 minutes ago, jimowers said:

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It may be all right for professionals to have 'All spreads' but I think that you will get a multitude of support issues if you stick with the current default.

All Spreads is only useful for people who will be printing on their own printer (even then it is a dubious work-flow). It is certainly not a professional persons default.


My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

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On 11/15/2018 at 8:07 AM, vonBusing said:

default area setting is set to "All Spreads" in the export dialogue. I'm not sure when this is actually helpful, but 99.9% of the time I use "All Pages" (otherwise I export current page/selection). Could this be the default instead or, at least, stick once it is changed?

+1 !

I'd appreciate to have it stick to the recently used setting. Like it works already for page numbers. But those, unfortunately, are grayed out because "All Spreads" gets auto-selected in the background after every print/export.

If the recent setting would remain then the unwanted default "Spreads" selection disturbs me only once, – and others too, who prefer a different default.


macOS 10.12.6,  Macbook Pro 15" + Eizo 24"

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Sticking with the currently selected option would be OK but I think that much fewer support calls would arise from the correct default in the first place.

Publisher will open these apps to a new, less experienced market as Photo and Design has done before it. I think that it would be much better to set things like this to reduce questions to the forum and support.

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30 minutes ago, jimowers said:

much fewer support calls would arise from the correct default in the first place. 

Publisher will open these apps to a new, less experienced market as Photo and Design has done before it.

Unfortunatly - seen from the current amount of threads and posts related to this subject - I am afraid the "fewer support calls" might not sound as a very strong argument to the developers. But I agree: I'd prefer pages towards spreads as default.

I wonder why the UI is created at all with a pulldown menu instead of radio buttons and check boxes, which would give more transparent overview.

I just experienced (new in v.192 ??): Even with "All Spreads" selected only pages (not spreads) get exported when page numbers are typed into the pages text box which do not include complete spreads. For instance "6" exports only this page, not its spread. Or "3, 4-6, 9, 10" exports 1 spread (p 4-5) only and the others as single pages. – So, at least for such situations you simply can ignore the default "All Spreads".

Btw.: I can't see how to print (not export) spreads instead of pages. – Is this not possible / not programmed in the UI of print options yet?


macOS 10.12.6,  Macbook Pro 15" + Eizo 24"

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Yup,pages it should be.
So a big +1 from me.


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