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Feature request: Option to change the space or distance between the spreads/pages/pasteboard in Publisher

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I recently posted on the support forum, but there does not seem to be an option for this. So posting here now as a feature request.

I would be super great if there a way to change the space or distance between the spreads/pages/pasteboard?

Within InDesign preferences ( Preferences > Guides & Pasteboard > Pasteboard Options ) there is a way to set this. I can't seem to find this in Publisher. I always found this helpful because sometimes I don't want to see the other page and prefer to focus on the page I'm designing. 

Keep up the great work Affinity!

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There is (ALWAYS for Chul) OFTEN a workaround with the Affinity applications. :D

Simply change your bleed e.g. to 60 mm while working and set it later back to e.g. 3 mm when it comes to printing or exporting.

Edit: This topic should be moved to Publisher forum?


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@Joachim_L

8 minutes ago, Joachim_L said:

There is ALWAYS a workaround with the Affinity applications. :D

Simply change your bleed e.g. to 60 mm while working and set it later back to e.g. 3 mm when it comes to printing or exporting.

I like your positive answer. :12_slight_smile:

Can you give me a work around for adjusting the spacing between 2 facing pages as well, please?

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You have every right to ridicule me, so I edited my previous post. ;) Sorry, this time I have no workaround for you. :/

Just out of curiousity: Do you really need the spacing there or was this the part making fun of me?


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LOL! I did not mean to ridicule you in the least; I seriously loved your positive answer.

And yes, I wish for this pretty much daily & I can give you reasons too if you wish to hear them.

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No, problem. I know I am not the wits end. :D

2 minutes ago, Chul said:

I can give you reasons too if you wish to hear them

Indeed, I want to hear the reasons.


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24 minutes ago, Joachim_L said:

Edit: This topic should be moved to Publisher forum?

Wondered about that myself...

 

1 minute ago, Joachim_L said:

Indeed, I want to hear the reasons.

Okay, sure! I design lots of ads, so I generally have how many pages with different versions until I get done. (probably the only weirdo designer who does that!)  I'd like to be able to space the pages so I could do a side by side comparison without having them run into each other. The other scenario is the brochures, trifolds etc I do. I like to have the front & back cover totally back to back, but not the rest of the pages.

More like artboards but without being stuck with Designer.

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34 minutes ago, Joachim_L said:

There is ALWAYS OFTEN ALWAYS a workaround with the Affinity applications. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

 

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Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be worried about.

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3 minutes ago, Chul said:

Would you mind letting me in on your secret, @carl123? If I say please pretty please?:D

You won't like it :ph34r:


Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be worried about.

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Add a grey rectangle down the middle of the spread - the same color as the background

Adjust the inner margin setting to compensate :P


Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be worried about.

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Just now, carl123 said:

Add a grey rectangle down the middle of the spread - the same color as the background

Adjust the inner margin setting to compensate 

Magic!


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Wow, you're bright! That's too funny though; I'll admit I wondered why you wouldn't have told us how to do it with your first post!! :12_slight_smile:

Let me remove my 'thanks', actually no it's a thanks for the laugh of the day!

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Another reason that "split spreads" in ID is advantageous, the only reason I personally split spreads, is for jobs that will be loose bound (like 3-ring binders) that have inside bleed. Unless one splits the facing page spreads, inside bleed crosses over to the facing page.

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@Chul What about using Artboards from ADesigner and opening them in APublisher without converting them to pages?


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3 minutes ago, MikeW said:

Another reason that "split spreads" in ID is advantageous, the only reason I personally split spreads, is for jobs that will be loose bound (like 3-ring binders) that have inside bleed. Unless one splits the facing page spreads, inside bleed crosses over to the facing page.

Precisely.

 

3 minutes ago, Joachim_L said:

@Chul What about using Artboards from ADesigner and opening them in APublisher without converting them to pages?

You may now go back & change your post to ALWAYS a workaround, @Joachim_L. Thanks so much! I'm not sure why I didn't do that before, it works great for what I want it for. Yes it might take longer, but hey it's a workable workaround!

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Larger the spreads are, more urgent it becomes to have ability to set distance between them as its visually getting smaller and smaller.

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