Affinity Publisher Public Beta

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John Ruggero
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Affinity Publisher Public Beta

Post by John Ruggero » 30 Aug 2018, 15:55

Many have been waiting for Affinity Publisher as a replacement for InDesign, and a public beta has just been announced. I will wait for the finished product. However, I would be very interested in early impressions of Affinity Publisher from more courageous members of Notat.io, particularly as a tool in which to place PDFs of music engraved in Finale, Dorico, Sibelius, LilyPond, MuseScore etc. for publication.
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Re: Affinity Designer Public Beta

Post by tisimst » 30 Aug 2018, 17:07

Designer is in public beta? I can only see Publisher in free public beta... Do you have a link?
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Re: Affinity Publisher Public Beta

Post by John Ruggero » 30 Aug 2018, 17:45

Thanks for the correction, tisimst, which I made in the topic and OP. I just tried the link they sent and which worked previously, but now it doesn't. Maybe it will work later today...

https://serif.us8.list-manage.com/track ... 30b55edcc9
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Re: Affinity Publisher Public Beta

Post by tisimst » 30 Aug 2018, 18:06

No problem, John. Thanks for confirming. Here’s a more direct link:

https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/publisher
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Re: Affinity Publisher Public Beta

Post by DatOrganistTho » 30 Aug 2018, 19:45

FWIW: I'm really excited about this program. Along with Affinity, Dorico and other similar product lines have been bringing publishing and layout into the 20th century. I really enjoy Designer, and I have heard wondrous things about Photo.

Here's to finally getting into the 21st Century with modern approaches to notation and publishing.
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