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28 minutes ago, AlanPC said:

Feels pretty silly to buy this software, then find myself using ancient PagePlus or downloading MICROSOFT WORD templates, in order to publish a simple brochure? 

Offering templates takes away nothing from those that want a blank screen and freedom but would make a huge difference to people like me

Hello @AlanPC,

I can understand that your first contact with APub must have been frustrating. Apart from the missing templates it takes a little learning the new software, too.

It is possible to return a newly purchased licence within 14 days. See this page with a 'returns' email adress on it (unfortunately I was redirected to the german version of the page):
https://store.serif.com/de/help/#returns

This way you can accomplish your job first and give APub another try some time later.
I am sure they will come up with some kind of template system at some time.

Cheers,
d.


Affinity Designer 1.8.2.620 (beta 1.8.3.641)   |   Affinity Photo 1.8.2.620 (beta 1.8.3.641)   |   Affinity Publisher 1.8.2.620 (beta 1.8.3.641)
Affinity Designer for iPad 1.8.2   |   Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.2

Windows 10 (1809) 64-bit - Core i7 - 16GB - Intel HD Graphics 4600 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
iPad pro 9.7" + Apple Pencil

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1 hour ago, AlanPC said:

That sounded like a great idea but it doesn't work at all. Most of the text appears to be shapes, not editable text. ...

42 minutes ago, AlanPC said:

Here's the example I just played with, if anyone is curious. ...

Then it was exported from PP with text as curves. I don't have that issue if I export text as text.

Serif paid for the template designs. As did Adobe which stopped including templates at CS6 only to much later include templates as part of CC with which the users are paying for them whether they use templates or not.

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"I can understand that your first contact with APub must have been frustrating"

I helped as a beta tester and have Affinity Photo, so I'm happy enough to learn the interface, I just don't have time to learn graphic design...

"Then it was exported from PP with text as curves"

Well that's the problem with workarounds... I shouldn't have to figure this stuff out just to use the tool (and I couldn't select photos properly either)

I'm hoping they'll work with the template-selling people and make it easy for them to offer the Affinity Publisher format. That would make everyone happy!

 

For now I'll take up the refund offer, as I've wasted an evening when I could have been productive. Cheers for the help anyway.

 

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Having purchased quite a number of templates for Serif PagePlus in the past, I must express my disappointment that there is no simple way of using these in Affinity Publisher. Surely some sort of translator could be easily created and provided for your loyal customers, even if it is simply as matter of goodwill.

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On 10/30/2019 at 8:15 PM, AlanPC said:

Feels pretty silly to buy this software, then find myself using ancient PagePlus or downloading MICROSOFT WORD templates, in order to publish a simple brochure?  

I echo this.

And after getting entire suite applications available from affinity on PC and iPad , I am HUGELY disappointed with the attitude of showing us samples ( I know they are samples and not templates ...so what ) with no editable content ...no other templates ...nothing.

Pls keep the sample also .don't need that generosity.

And someone tells us to export PDF from some program ( why should I buy another program ).

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8 minutes ago, Kay P said:

I echo this.

And after getting entire suite applications available from affinity on PC and iPad , I am HUGELY disappointed with the attitude of showing us samples ( I know they are samples and not templates ...so what ) with no editable content ..

The grayed out buttons on save or print is so generous thing to do.

If that peice of intellectual property was so hard to share ... Keep it encrypted on your hard disk in the vault.

 

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Hi everyone! I am considering creating templates for Affinity Publisher and perhaps their other apps. It would be helpful to get some idea about the following:

  • What type of template are you looking for (magazine, brochure, book, etc)? If there are similar InDesign templates to what you want, please share a link.
  • How much would you be willing to pay for a high quality template like you are looking for?

This will help me gauge where to focus my energy.

Thanks in advance!

Gabriel

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@gleake

Welcome to the serif Affinity forums :)

I m not sure you will get much interest in this thread, as these support forums are not exactly full of people looking for content. You may want to consider posting in some of the Publisher facebook groups, perhaps with a poll of the types you think would be the sort you can make.


Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

Latest releases on each platform 

 

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On 12/9/2019 at 11:03 AM, gleake said:

Hi everyone! I am considering creating templates for Affinity Publisher and perhaps their other apps. It would be helpful to get some idea about the following:

  • What type of template are you looking for (magazine, brochure, book, etc)? If there are similar InDesign templates to what you want, please share a link.
  • How much would you be willing to pay for a high quality template like you are looking for?

This will help me gauge where to focus my energy.

not sure FB is if any use. 

I would be interested in magazine templates. also brochures. thanks

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On 12/9/2019 at 3:03 AM, gleake said:

Hi everyone! I am considering creating templates for Affinity Publisher and perhaps their other apps. It would be helpful to get some idea about the following:

  • What type of template are you looking for (magazine, brochure, book, etc)? If there are similar InDesign templates to what you want, please share a link.
  • How much would you be willing to pay for a high quality template like you are looking for?

This will help me gauge where to focus my energy.

Thanks in advance!

Gabriel

We are also looking for a Newsletter Template.

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