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Copywriting program to integrate with publisher, like Adobe InCopy

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When you are working on larger magazine projects it is essential that you have some sort of copywriting program that streamlines the movement of text from the writers to the designer.

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1 hour ago, Shorono said:

When you are working on larger magazine projects it is essential that you have some sort of copywriting program that streamlines the movement of text from the writers to the designer.

My preference is that they use plain text files. Put them in folders/directories with the article's name on the folder and I can sort by date, revision or title etc.


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Plain text files are ok for english material and well time separated workflows, but giving writers access to magazine project document helps to make last minute corrections.

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Apple's Pages is a robust app and able to import and export MS Word .doc files, and it's free and has web app as well, including markup and collaboration ability... seems like a no brainer to plug in to Pages...


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I have another use case for this feature and a reason I'd like to request it. I've been using InDesign as a kind of complex typesetting engine that allows me to do layouting with a GUI, while I manage my text (for manuscripts, etc.) as plain-text and with version tracking (git). This has been working great for me, since InCopy is a plain-text format and I can use git to track changes, merge old versions back into the current one, etc. Would be great to have external linked text documents (rtf, markdown, plain-text, even doc) for Affinity Publisher!

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