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Re: Affinity Publisher released
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2019, 09:30:26 AM »
Anyone remember a little software called Freehand? Adobe isn't a fan of competition. I'm sure the buyout is being prepared as we speak.
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Re: Affinity Publisher released
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2019, 09:45:50 AM »
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Re: Affinity Publisher released
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2019, 10:26:10 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2019, 11:42:22 AM »
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Re: Affinity Publisher released
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2019, 11:48:43 AM »
Anyone remember a little software called Freehand? Adobe isn't a fan of competition. I'm sure the buyout is being prepared as we speak.

I remember them swallowing up PageMaker, Streamline, and a bunch of others, also. You never know. Adobe might think itself so invulnerable now that it won't even bother with li'l old Affinity. I wouldn't doubt them trying to get it - like stepping on a pesty ant in their minds.
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Re: Affinity Publisher released
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2019, 11:52:34 AM »
I received a file from a regular client. File was made properly in Indesign and exported as a PDF with crops and bleeds for us to print. Wanting to see how it looks if I dropped it in Publisher gives me horrific results. Not sure how anyone could use Publisher if it handles PDF files so poorly. 

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Re: Affinity Publisher released
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2019, 01:17:42 PM »
I received a file from a regular client. File was made properly in Indesign and exported as a PDF with crops and bleeds for us to print. Wanting to see how it looks if I dropped it in Publisher gives me horrific results. Not sure how anyone could use Publisher if it handles PDF files so poorly.

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Same as Quark!
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Re: Affinity Publisher released
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2019, 01:27:03 PM »
I received a file from a regular client. File was made properly in Indesign and exported as a PDF with crops and bleeds for us to print. Wanting to see how it looks if I dropped it in Publisher gives me horrific results. Not sure how anyone could use Publisher if it handles PDF files so poorly.

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Same as Quark!

Have not used Quark in years and when I did use it we were not placing PDF's in it, think we were doing everything with EPS files. Does Quark let you edit PDF's right in the application? That is the issue here, there is no way to just place a PDF without it being editable in Publisher.

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Re: Affinity Publisher released
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2019, 01:34:19 PM »
I don't have the latest version of Quark but I think i read it is editable inside Quark.

We have a damn few customers that still use Quark and they always have issues when they place PDF's that have transparency.
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Re: Affinity Publisher released
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2019, 10:33:46 PM »
I received a file from a regular client. File was made properly in Indesign and exported as a PDF with crops and bleeds for us to print. Wanting to see how it looks if I dropped it in Publisher gives me horrific results. Not sure how anyone could use Publisher if it handles PDF files so poorly.
If it's a "properly made PDF" why would you drop in into anything except a RIP though? I mean, I know there are still instances to re-fry PDFs but it shouldn't be a normal thing, eh?

That being said, I bought a license too for home and I'm eager to go through the numerous tutorials Affinity put out so far. If it's decent, I'd be more than happy to suggest it customers over Canva or whatever nonsense they still use to try and get their shit done.
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Re: Affinity Publisher released
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2019, 09:33:59 AM »
If it's a "properly made PDF" why would you drop in into anything except a RIP though? I mean, I know there are still instances to re-fry PDFs but it shouldn't be a normal thing, eh?

That being said, I bought a license too for home and I'm eager to go through the numerous tutorials Affinity put out so far. If it's decent, I'd be more than happy to suggest it customers over Canva or whatever nonsense they still use to try and get their shit done.

Because an ad agency usually supplies PDF's these days and you pretty much have to place them in a page layout application to create the full page.
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Re: Affinity Publisher released
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2019, 09:17:50 AM »
I received a file from a regular client. File was made properly in Indesign and exported as a PDF with crops and bleeds for us to print. Wanting to see how it looks if I dropped it in Publisher gives me horrific results. Not sure how anyone could use Publisher if it handles PDF files so poorly.
If it's a "properly made PDF" why would you drop in into anything except a RIP though? I mean, I know there are still instances to re-fry PDFs but it shouldn't be a normal thing, eh?

That being said, I bought a license too for home and I'm eager to go through the numerous tutorials Affinity put out so far. If it's decent, I'd be more than happy to suggest it customers over Canva or whatever nonsense they still use to try and get their shit done.

Because many times I need to adjust the PDF and I do not have a fancy RIP that imposes and does everything for me. Sometimes I resize, sometimes I need to add bleeds, sometimes it is part of an add for a magazine or part of an annual report. Many reasons to drop in a PDF. If it truly is print ready then yes I just jump into my imposition software and skip Indesign, unfortunately that is not always the case and definitely not the case if designing something with PDF links.