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Hello, I have a question. I have 160 designer files with the same dimensions. How can I import them as pages without placing them one by one in one Publisher file?

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Try OS macro, like https://www.autohotkey.com


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Thank you, Unfortunately not a solution in Publisher. So I have to search for a mac-equivalent of autohotkey.

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3 hours ago, TineB said:

A Graphic Novel. I want to use the Designer files as pages.

If you had a single Designer file with 1 Artboard per page it would be easiest. You could simply Open the file, and let Publisher convert the Artboards to pages.

With multiple files, I think you can only copy/paste them one at a time onto Publisher pages if you want to get the content directly into Publisher, or Place them one at a time. But there is a way to make the Placing simpler.

  1. For 160 Designer files, create a Publisher document with 160 pages and a Master Page.
  2. On the Master Page, create a Picture Frame with the size and placement that you want. That Picture Frame will then be on all your document pages.
  3. Select the Place Image Tool. On the file selection dialog, select (for example) the first 10 Designer files. They will appear in the Place Image studio panel, wth the first image selected.
  4. Click the tool in the Picture Frame on page 1. The first image will be applied to that Picture Frame, and the second image will be selected in the Place Image panel.
  5. Move to page 2 (click the page navigator in the lower left of the window).
  6. Click the tool in the Picture Frame on page 2.
  7. Repeat until you've used all those images. Then go back to step 3, and choose the next set of images. I would do them in small groups, 5-10.

-- Walt

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2 hours ago, Johnny Chin said:

What if you don’t have artboard and just 1 Designer file but with groups as pages in it?

That's not a kind of structure that Publisher can convert to pages automatically. If you Open that file in not sure isn't what options Publisher will give you.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
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12 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

That's not a kind of structure that Publisher can convert to pages automatically. If you Open that file in not sure isn't what options Publisher will give you.

I see, is there a way to add artboard to AD files that doesn’t have art board initially? And can I make artboard for left and right pages with left and right bleed&margin respectively?

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23 minutes ago, Johnny Chin said:

I see, is there a way to add artboard to AD files that doesn’t have art board initially? And can I make artboard for left and right pages with left and right bleed&margin respectively?

You can make a section in Designer, then use the Artboard Tool to turn it into an Artboard.

No, you can't work with left and right pages, out left and right in general, as those aren't a Designer concept.

But once you have the document with Artboards, and Open it in Publisher, and let Publisher convert them to Pages, you could use Spread Setup to make them a consistent size, and Document Setup to convert to Facing Pages and specify the bleed.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.651 Beta.

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