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Open or import PagePlus PPP files ?

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I've used Serif Page Plus for a VERY long time, and I have literally hundreds of .ppp files.

Is there a way I can open / import & work on them in my shiny new Affinity Publisher ???

Thanks

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Hi Derry,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Affinity Publisher doesn't support PagePlus .ppp files. You have to export your documents in PagePlus to PDF and then import them in Publisher. There's no feature/functionality parity with the old PagePlus so even with a dedicated importer quite a few things would have to be be left out since there wasn't way/features to translate to in Publisher.

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Wow, that's really looking after your loyal customers. 17 versions I bought.

Can you put it on your "to-do" list please ?

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@Derry

Please note I am not a Serif employee but I know the answer to your question is that any importer to allow conversion of PP files to AfPub format is extremely  unlikely, for the reasons that @MEB gave above.

For a more detailed discussion of this, including the definitive Serif reply, please see this thread.

Jeff


Win 10 Pro, i7 6700K, 32Gb RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics

 

Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher.

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Hello  Derry

I am also a PagePlus (V. 9 to V. 19) user too for a long time and have a lot of files and also an Affinity user.

I never try to import my PagePlus files into Affinity via PDF because it is a very bad suggestion for me. I still use so called "Old PagePlus" (which is actually not) for my PPP files.

If you have PP & APub then use APub for new files and PP for your already created files. (PPX9 works on latest Windows)

In many area (till now as PP is in V 19 and Apub on 1.7.1) PP have more feature than APub in my view (e.g better PDF import/Pass through, Table & chart, PDF 1.3 Export, QR Code, PDF Slideshow, EBook etc.)

 

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Thanks Arun, appreciate your feedback.

I see there has been a lot of discussion on this, and Serif have resolutely refused to accept that they are upsetting a lot of very loyal long-term Page Plus customers by abandoning the legacy products

 ...  which are what built them the reputation they are now depending on to sell Affinity. 

I'm beginning to feel like I should have saved my money ! :-)

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4 minutes ago, Derry said:

by abandoning the legacy products

Where have you got this idea from? Serif may abandon them sometime in the future, but there have been no suggestions of abandoning them at present.

John


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7, (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

CPU: AMD A6-3670. RAM: 16 GB DDR3 @ 666MHz, Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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@Derry @Arun Sarkar

IMO there is a world of difference between a manufacturer deciding that any product or products should "no longer be developed" but still be willing to offer at least some of them for sale, and the statement made earlier in this thread that those products are now being "abandoned".

Jeff


Win 10 Pro, i7 6700K, 32Gb RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics

 

Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher.

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1 minute ago, emmrecs01 said:

@Derry @Arun Sarkar

IMO there is a world of difference between a manufacturer deciding that any product or products should "no longer be developed" but still be willing to offer at least some of them for sale, and the statement made earlier in this thread that those products are now being "abandoned".

Jeff

Yes I know it quite well thats why I use both Plus as well as Affinity.
Thank you.

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14 hours ago, emmrecs01 said:

@Derry @Arun Sarkar

IMO there is a world of difference between a manufacturer deciding that any product or products should "no longer be developed" but still be willing to offer at least some of them for sale, and the statement made earlier in this thread that those products are now being "abandoned".

Jeff

Despite offering PagePlus, PhotoPlus and DrawPlus for sale at a bargain price they still offer support via their CommunityPlus site — and even through email responses to support tickets where appropriate — so the word “abandoned” seems particularly out of place here.


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OK, fair comment, I was not suggesting Serif have abandoned PagePlus, but that they do not seem to be to be carrying their PageP.us users forward with them into the new era of Affinity. 

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12 minutes ago, Derry said:

they do not seem to be to be carrying their PageP.us users forward with them into the new era of Affinity. 

Au Contraire!!  I believe I'm only one of many former PP users who have willingly made the transition to the whole Affinity suite.  Yes, it is somewhat "inconvenient" that direct import of PP files to Publisher is not possible (without the intermediate stage of export to pdf) but, in my case, I have not so far found this to be a problem.  9_9

Jeff


Win 10 Pro, i7 6700K, 32Gb RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics

 

Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher.

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I'll go with 'inconvenient'

We need to be able to highlight inconveniences. 

It should be just a routine part of the feedback-and-response loop that helps everyone.

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