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For me it would be great, if there would be some standard page/document presets.

For example: 4 page invitation card DinA4 long

or: 12 page DinA5 broshure

 

Something like that. What do you think about it?

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Don't know if I'm missing something or if it's a bug, but I've tried creating a preset for a booklet and, although the other settings stay the same, the number of pages keeps resetting to 1.

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51 minutes ago, PaulEC said:

Don't know if I'm missing something or if it's a bug, but I've tried creating a preset for a booklet and, although the other settings stay the same, the number of pages keeps resetting to 1.

Eventually there will be two different things in APub:

  1. Page Presets as already availabe. They are made to specify certain page sizes.
  2. Templates that are not available, yet. What you are looking for is a Template.

You can, however, create a document that you want to be the starting point with several pages, master pages, styles and save this as a 'starting document' in a specially assigne folder of yourself. If you want to use one of these, you open the 'Template' save it under a new name an start your design.

This is a workaround but a not so bad one :)

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This is no „workaround“ in my eyes,  @dominik . I think, we don‘t need a built in command for every 5 cent — especially not in a initial version, where many crucial problems and glitches are waiting for a fix

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9 minutes ago, mac_heibu said:

This is no „workaround“ in my eyes,  @dominik . I think, we don‘t need a built in command for every 5 cent — especially not in a initial version, where many crucial problems and glitches are waiting for a fix

I won't argue if it's a workaround or not. I myself have posted this method several times as a working solution for anyone's own library of template documents.

I only used the word 'workaround' because the OP was asking for such a functionality being part of APub. In that sense this is a way to work around something that is not there :)

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I am not a programmer, but wouldn't it be consistent if number of pages is saved as well? I mean the preset keeps all the other settings, why not the number of pages? Isn't it here the Discussions and Suggestions forum?

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To me a template is something which has standard page content to be reused.

A preset, for a publication, should include page size, orientation, spread/layout and the number of pages.

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The number of pages to me is a property of the document and not of the size and layout of the page.  I don't think this really belongs in the preset, but I don't particularly care if it does wind up there either.

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I don't think it's a big deal one way or the other, It's easy enough to set the number of pages when you open a new publication. It's more on principal that I think it should be a preset for a publication, rather than for a single page. (And why should that be the one item that doesn't save when you create a preset?) 

A lot of people regularly want to create a new publication (such as a magazine, theatre programme etc) with a fixed number of pages. Ideally I would like to be able to open a preset publication then (if/when they are added to Publisher) add page templates for individual pages.

That said, I don't really have much of a problem with (as dominik said) just saving a blank document and reusing it as necessary!

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13 hours ago, PaulEC said:

A lot of people regularly want to create a new publication (such as a magazine, theatre programme etc) with a fixed number of pages.

Yeah, but I would want to pull styles and fixed content in with that too, so a template is probably more appropriate than a preset.

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Maybe it is better if you choose facing pages to have an opportunity to add number of pages divided by 4?


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