Adobe Indesign to Affinity Publisher

Adobe InDesign to Affinity Publisher


A 1-day course to help experienced InDesign users convert to Affinity Publisher

  • General – What’s the same and what’s different – panels, tools, menus, keyboard shortcuts, interface 
  • Getting your head straight for Publisher – adapting to where functionality has moved to
  • Specific – Different approaches that Publisher takes, Personas, Colour
  • Limits – a look at InDesign functionality that is not available in Publisher and vice versa

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Environment and Navigation

  • Interface – A look at the overall environment
  • Tools 
    • new tools where InDesign doesn’t have them, e.g. for shapes, opacity, cropping, tables
    • missing tools that are now elsewhere
  • Menus – Understanding the new setup – no Object menu, but a layer menu that is similar, a Document menu a bit like the InDesign Layout menu
  • Panels – a slightly different arrangement:
    • a look at the things that are the same (eg Character and Paragraph, Transform, Styles, Pages, Hyperlinks etc)
    • a look at some of the things that are new (eg History, Pinning, Constraints, Anchors)
    • a look at some things that aren’t panels any more (eg Text wrap, Links)
  • Keyboard shortcuts


Object controls

  • Shapes, boxes, fill and stroke, alignment and pathfinder
  • Snapping
  • Effects


Text Controls

  • Character, Paragraph and Styling in Publisher
  • Text wrap
  • Glyphs
  • Tables and Cells
  • Find & Change, Spellcheck, Baseline Grid, Cross References



  • Making sense of Publisher’s different approach to Swatches and Swatch Libraries, adding and removing Palettes, Recent Colours, Global • Palettes



  • Placing and embedding
  • Enhanced ‘Photoshop-like’ controls in Publisher
  • Jumping directly to Affinity Photo
  • Resource Manager instead of links


Document Management

  • Document Setup
  • Pages Panel, masters – unlocking master items, multiple masters
  • Grids, Guides, Rulers, Preview Mode
  • Sections, alternate page sizes, facing pages



  • Exporting (PDF, JPG, etc)
  • Hyperlinkss



  • Personas – jumping to Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo from within Publisher
  • Preferences and Help
  • Templates
  • Vector Drawing, text on a path
  • Managers – fonts, resources/images, sections, guides
  • What’s missing – (eg Creative Cloud Libraries, Based-on Masters, Content Conveyor)
  • Changing Defaults

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