Looking for ideas on building a "custom search engine"
What do you all use or suggest for writing?
For some context:
I'm writing a book that will be at least 300-450 pages. I'll be using lots of images. I need all the basics like paragraph styling/header/footer/margins etc.
I've already used Beacon and they can't handle more than like 150+ pages
Adobe inDesign is too much of a learning curve right now even as a Photoshop user.
Canva is way too tedious and can only handle 30 pages per project.
Microsoft Word and Apple Pages aren't really user-friendly.
Google Docs is honestly the best thing I can find right now to handle that depth and somewhat moderate control of formatting/styling but at 250~ pages right now I'm starting to get decent lag and it's frustrating if I want to move content around and deal with page breaks etc.
My dream tool would basically be Beacon if it actually worked and the reason why is because it has that "layer" style management and works in terms of actual separate pages, not just a running document. It also has global templates for managing color, hierarchy etc.
Plz help, I'm losing faith right now and I am really surprised I haven't found anything.