Drag & Drop issues and Affinity Designer import

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Drag & Drop issues and Affinity Designer import

Postby Menne » 09 Sep 2017, 04:41

Hello!

After the last update I have a Issue to Drag & Drop files from a DAM-Software [IMatch] into a QuarkXpress document. Each time I drop a files (pdf, jpg, ...) QuarkXpress create a Text. For example:

{
"imatchDrop":{
"type":"files",
"id":[143952]
}
}


This is very annoying, because I have each time to delete this text/textframe. How can I stop this behavior?

Another Question:
Is there a plan to can import *.afdesign-Files like I can import *.ai Files? Serif also planning a DTP-Software. Maybe you should be faster with this feature? ;-)
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Re: Drag & Drop issues and Affinity Designer import

Postby UtahLlama » 09 Sep 2017, 10:29

no idea about .afd files
however I believe that Quark uses the PDF part of an .ai file rather than the .ai part
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Re: Drag & Drop issues and Affinity Designer import

Postby Menne » 10 Sep 2017, 02:33

Could be. But the advantage is, that I can open directly in Quarkxpress the ai-File (without going to my DAM-Software -> Folders -> ...). So I can work much faster.
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Re: Drag & Drop issues and Affinity Designer import

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 11 Sep 2017, 02:27

Hi Menne,

the af*-fileformats f Affinity are proprietary and not documented.

I remember people asking affinity about 3rd party support and disclosing their file format and Serif answered in their own forums that this is nothing they have on their roadmap.

They specifically mentioned that the reason is not to lock in their users but that the file format is very complex and therefore hard to document:
https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index. ... ification/

Thanks
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Re: Drag & Drop issues and Affinity Designer import

Postby Menne » 11 Sep 2017, 10:56

Thank you Matthias for your answer. I look at serif skeptical.

But what is with my main Problem with drag & drop, which create a textbox or text?

{
"imatchDrop":{
"type":"files",
"id":[143952]
}
}
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