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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Software Opportunity
« Last post by Simon Haynes on January 20, 2021, 06:23:08 PM »
I use yWriter to create my PDF files for printing. I only use publishing software for the covers.

Still experimenting.

Alas, it doesn't remember the export path per document (which Indesign does) - a huge time saver lost.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Software Opportunity
« Last post by Matthew on January 20, 2021, 05:07:42 PM »
I can't find a way (yet) to define a layer as non-printing, which is essential for my barcode box.
Unfortunately, the only way to have a layer non-printing is to toggle its visibility off before exporting a file. If you have a complicated setup with many elements you don't want printed, this is a pain to remember.

Also I haven't yet tried laying out a book for print with Publisher. Let me know if you do for any of your books Simon, curious how it is.
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Publisher's Office [Public] / Re: Great Passive Voice blog post on plagiarism
« Last post by RPatton on January 20, 2021, 04:39:28 PM »
Just popping in to update. The case was dismissed...

https://authoremmachase.com/casedismissed/

If you have an hour to waste...
(Wear headphones - it's... well, it's a trip, and I suggest heeding the warning and skipping the Wolf porn at the beginning.)
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Software Opportunity
« Last post by Simon Haynes on January 20, 2021, 03:14:30 PM »
Managed to sort a few things out in Publisher.

I can't find a way (yet) to define a layer as non-printing, which is essential for my barcode box.

Looking for quick page-scroll as well (shift + roll middle mouse in Indesign).
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on January 20, 2021, 01:49:14 PM »
Finishing the day at 660 words.  Poem is okay but the short is more than a little iffy.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on January 20, 2021, 09:27:04 AM »
Wrote 525 words today just on the humorous space opera, so already ahead of yesterday.  Poem to do later.  Also, it's an odd-numbered today, so short story to do later too.  I need to try to get 1,200 words a day from hereon out to hit a 1k/day average for the month.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Software Opportunity
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on January 20, 2021, 09:25:08 AM »
Just when I got moderately competent at Blender they announced a completely (and I mean ground up completely) redesigned UI.  Yes, the new UI is better but arghhhhh.

I seem to recall that being said/done way back when too.  I had tried it and said nope.  Then people were telling me, yeah, they redid it, whole new UI, it's more like the commercial alternatives, easier to use, etc. and then I tried it again and nope.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by notthatamanda on January 20, 2021, 06:49:13 AM »
728 on the reader magnet/short story. I listened to one chapter with read aloud so 6 chapters done, 50 some odd to go.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Software Opportunity
« Last post by Simon Haynes on January 20, 2021, 05:01:12 AM »
Just when I got moderately competent at Blender they announced a completely (and I mean ground up completely) redesigned UI.  Yes, the new UI is better but arghhhhh.

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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Software Opportunity
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on January 20, 2021, 04:51:40 AM »
If you're used to Adobe products and their interface(s), there will be a learning curve with Affinity.

No worries in that regard. I use Blender, and that thing has a learning curve like the steeper side of Everest.

Then you shouldn't have a problem.  grint  I tried Blender around 2007 or 2008 and it was like nope.
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