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hi , i have been messing around with Publisher now for a while and besides the lack of optical kerning which is very important i think to get a clean typography, i found it pretty workable. now i might be heading into some commercial work sooner or later and would love to give it a try. but of course for commercial work i would have to start relying on it and even though publisher seems pretty stable to me, my question here would still be..

is there any known deadline for Publisher to be officially released?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          can it be declared in days, weeks, months or even still year(s)?

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When it comes to a release date for Publisher I'm reminded of an old George Formby song - "As the Hours and the Days and the Weeks and the Months and the Years Roll By"!

But, seriously, I think I'd rather wait for a version with less bugs, and, hopefully, a few more basic features (like Mail Merge) before I'm expected to pay for it!

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The release date for Publisher is not known, and Serif is unlikely to comment other than to say: When they consider it ready.


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1 hour ago, RichardZ said:

can it be declared in days, weeks, months or even still year(s)?

I share your frustration of not knowing when a particular new piece of software, function or update will be released especially when you have to use it for work purposes.

As regards Publisher it was expected to be released about January 2019 but feedback from the beta trials led to a lot of unexpected major changes being made to the core code.

This obviously pushed back the release and the current only official timeline is that it is still a few month away.

This could change for the better or for the worse but that's all we have officially for now.

 


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10 hours ago, GabrielM said:

We do not have an ETA. As we have said it before, "It's ready when it's ready".

i am sure you can provide at least some time frame, just playing cool cat seems honestly pretty arrogant towards people curious and serious enough.

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10 hours ago, carl123 said:

This obviously pushed back the release and the current only official timeline is that it is still a few month away.

thanks carl, is there any place this may be publicly visible?

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Keep an eye on the Affinity Publisher home page for any changes

https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/publisher/

"After thousands of hours of development time we are thrilled to say that our professional desktop publishing app, Affinity Publisher, is now in beta and available for you to try FOR FREE!

We are still a few months before we release this first version, but we’d love you to try it out and let us know what you think"


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I need Infinity Publisher. Please when can we expect a release date I am using X9 on a 300 page Coffee table book and wish i had Infinity Publisher.  

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On 5/6/2019 at 4:11 PM, Chris111 said:

I need Infinity Publisher. Please when can we expect a release date I am using X9 on a 300 page Coffee table book and wish i had Infinity Publisher.  

What stops you from using it?

It works fine for most problems. Nothing would be different if they had officially released it. It shouldn't break anything. When your project breaks unexpectedly they will probably fix it in the next beta, if you report it.

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1 hour ago, Flo-rian said:

What stops you from using it?

That it's still considered a ,beta' -- this means, in case major bugs are found and / or features added, the file format might change and if it does, people won't be able to open / use their files after an update anymore. I agree that the software seems rather stable, but there is no guarantee it won't change, basically, using it for real projects is at your own risk.

I am currently working on three big projects in InDesign and re-create parts of them in Publisher to learn how it works (so I can teach and use it later) and see if I find any bugs to report, but won't do any work that either has a deadline or a paying customer at it's end.

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2 hours ago, Jens Krebs said:

I am currently working on three big projects in InDesign and re-create parts of them in Publisher to learn how it works (so I can teach and use it later) and see if I find any bugs to report, but won't do any work that either has a deadline or a paying customer at it's end.

Great advice.


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3 minutes ago, Chris111 said:

I wonder if I can open PagePlus X9 in Affinity Designer. I hope that would be an option - Thank you all  

PagePlus (*.ppp) files are not compatible with the Affinity file format. You will need to open your files in PPX9, publish as PDF and then import the resultant files into APub or AD.


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May I suggest that Affinity develops a tiny tool which can convert ppp files to the new Affinity file format? There must be many clients have "tons" of ppp files. This would be e helping hand.

I don't believe that a exported PDF does contain all the needed data to have a similar project file :/

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7 hours ago, Patrick Connor said:

I think you can start counting the weeks now, rather than months (and still not run out of fingers)

Let the countdown begin! 

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I'm not such an optimist :-)

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Uhh imposed constraints. Do not put unnecessary pressure and stress on the dev team here, give them enough time and breath to get things well done in a graceful manner.


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3 hours ago, Pšenda said:

I'm not such an optimist :-)

Some are more optimistic than others ....
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Yeahh when the customer is on your neck all the time ... ;)

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