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  1. Yep, most of our cards are on the table for 1.8 now. We're already planning future updates, but there are a lot of loose ends that need tying up for 1.8 too.
  2. Hi Petar, It specifically relates to this post.
  3. Status: Beta Purpose: Stability and General Testing Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher Windows Store: Not submitted Download: Download Auto-update: Not Available --- Hi, We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.531) is now available as a download from the link above. As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. Once again, many thanks for your continued feedback. --- Fixes and Updates Main Menus / Toolbars / Studio / General Tools Unified View Menu 'Manager' ordering for all Applications and Personas Find and Replace text colour does not work when colour is selected from waterfall Tweaked Vector Crop tool so that we offer a hit handle for narrow shapes (Mac) Grid fixes, bad redrawing on zoom, issues with gutters, improvement with Metal shader (Mac) Preview Mode button on new toolbar now correctly reflects if preview mode is on / off (Win) Drag objects into Assets Document Management (Mac) Miscellaneous fixes for New Document Panel (Mac) Double clicking a page type in New Document didn't close the dialog correctly Changing document DPI can change bleed / margins and text wrapping values under certain circumstances Added previews in 'Add Pages from File...' dialog Text / Tables Text composition performance improvements Fixed crash when column end hyphenation zone would force an entire line to the next column Column end zone should not be used if auto-hyphenation is off No-break text was breaking at twice the frame's width Line break after "/" should not get a hyphen Text Frame gutter drag handles become misaligned when frame is scaled Text with Baseline Grid isn't vertically aligned correctly Copying table data from Excel can bring in an extra column Excel import style fixes Excel import merged cells not being handled correctly Excel import some sheets missing on import (Mac) Removed spurious drop control that had appeared on Paragraph panel Hyperlinks Unintended Hyperlink attributes can be applied when inserting immediately adjacent text Implemented 'Go to Target' for URL Hyperlinks (Mac) Fix for specific crash with Hyperlink edits (Mac) Fix for editing of Hyperlink names (Mac) Hyperlink dialog offering pixels instead of pages Images /Picture Frames Placed embedded stock photos can now be converted to linked correctly Updated OpenJPEG importer to fix import of specific images Fix for crash embedding afphoto file multiple times Fix for resizing a Picture Frame before placing an image altering the image scale Preflight Updated Bleed Hazard Preflight check Added Preflight default profile Added Preflight user comments Added Preflight for spelling errors Added Preflight for a range of undesirable text patterns Added Preflight check for missing fonts Only warn about the last overflowing text frame in the flow Inhibit creation of profiles when no document is open Fix for delete from Profile Manager Made the out-of-date resource Preflight warning fixable (Mac) Preflight panel missing in separated mode (Mac) Fixed unreadable page numbers on Panel in Sierra IDML Import Fixed up IDML file associations Estimate document DPI when importing IDML files Inserted PDFs import at incorrect size Text enclosed in XMLElement tags is now imported Avoid possible 'Linked resource changed' warning on IDML import containing linked PDFs Importing custom glyphs with g+nnnn notation Some image frames coming in as empty despite having image content Fixed table sizes and offsets to take account of border line width Hyperlinks now imported (as text only) Plus Help and Localisation updates --- To be notified about all future Windows beta updates, please follow this notification thread To be notified when this Publisher update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Publisher customers, please follow this thread
  4. Status: Beta Purpose: Stability and General Testing Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher Mac App Store: Not submitted Download: Download Auto-update: Not Available --- Hi, We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.531) is now available as a download from the link above. As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. Once again, many thanks for your continued feedback. --- StudioLink This build of Affinity Publisher, 1.8.0 Beta, requires 1.8.0 Beta builds of Photo and Designer for StudioLink to function. These are available from the Photo and Designer Beta forums. --- Fixes and Updates Main Menus / Toolbars / Studio / General Tools Unified View Menu 'Manager' ordering for all Applications and Personas Find and Replace text colour does not work when colour is selected from waterfall Tweaked Vector Crop tool so that we offer a hit handle for narrow shapes (Mac) Grid fixes, bad redrawing on zoom, issues with gutters, improvement with Metal shader (Mac) Preview Mode button on new toolbar now correctly reflects if preview mode is on / off (Win) Drag objects into Assets Document Management (Mac) Miscellaneous fixes for New Document Panel (Mac) Double clicking a page type in New Document didn't close the dialog correctly Changing document DPI can change bleed / margins and text wrapping values under certain circumstances Added previews in 'Add Pages from File...' dialog Text / Tables Text composition performance improvements Fixed crash when column end hyphenation zone would force an entire line to the next column Column end zone should not be used if auto-hyphenation is off No-break text was breaking at twice the frame's width Line break after "/" should not get a hyphen Text Frame gutter drag handles become misaligned when frame is scaled Text with Baseline Grid isn't vertically aligned correctly Copying table data from Excel can bring in an extra column Excel import style fixes Excel import merged cells not being handled correctly Excel import some sheets missing on import (Mac) Removed spurious drop control that had appeared on Paragraph panel Hyperlinks Unintended Hyperlink attributes can be applied when inserting immediately adjacent text Implemented 'Go to Target' for URL Hyperlinks (Mac) Fix for specific crash with Hyperlink edits (Mac) Fix for editing of Hyperlink names (Mac) Hyperlink dialog offering pixels instead of pages Images /Picture Frames Placed embedded stock photos can now be converted to linked correctly Updated OpenJPEG importer to fix import of specific images Fix for crash embedding afphoto file multiple times Fix for resizing a Picture Frame before placing an image altering the image scale Preflight Updated Bleed Hazard Preflight check Added Preflight default profile Added Preflight user comments Added Preflight for spelling errors Added Preflight for a range of undesirable text patterns Added Preflight check for missing fonts Only warn about the last overflowing text frame in the flow Inhibit creation of profiles when no document is open Fix for delete from Profile Manager Made the out-of-date resource Preflight warning fixable (Mac) Preflight panel missing in separated mode (Mac) Fixed unreadable page numbers on Panel in Sierra IDML Import Fixed up IDML file associations Estimate document DPI when importing IDML files Inserted PDFs import at incorrect size Text enclosed in XMLElement tags is now imported Avoid possible 'Linked resource changed' warning on IDML import containing linked PDFs Importing custom glyphs with g+nnnn notation Some image frames coming in as empty despite having image content Fixed table sizes and offsets to take account of border line width Hyperlinks now imported (as text only) Plus Help and Localisation updates --- To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this beta notification thread To be notified when this update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Publisher customers, please follow this release notification thread
  5. If you mean the 1.7 release, then 'probably' but no guarantees. If you do really mean 1.8, then yes, no problem, we always aim to be backward compatible.
  6. Apologies if this seems picky (or obvious), but to be clear, if you open and save a document in the beta version you might not be able to open it again in the released version after that due to a file format update. We do suggest you make copies of files you intend to open in the beta to avoid any accidents. :)
  7. Hi A_B_C, Thanks, this is really helpful. We'll get it sorted.
  8. Status: Beta Purpose: Stability and General Testing Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher Windows Store: Not submitted Download: Download Auto-update: Not Available --- Hi, It has been a fantastic year for Affinity Publisher, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued feedback and input. We would not have made it so far and so fast without you. Anyhow, we are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.523) is now available as a download from the link above. Barring catastrophe this will probably be our last update this year. As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. Once again, many thanks for your continued feedback, and best wishes for the Holiday Season and the New Year. --- New Features and Major Improvements Preflight We have introduced a preflight check feature which can be used to ensure that your document exports or prints as intended. The preflight check runs as a background process, and can be run on on demand, prior to output, or 'live' on a continual basis. We currently have a number of separate tests with more planned for inclusion in the final 1.8 and in the future. Preflight is configured via the 'Preflight' panel, which supports profiles to specify which tests should be run if you desire. An indicator is provided on the status bar for immediate feedback on the process. Note we have requested updated icons as we are aware that colour alone is not a good way to represent the different statuses. Please feel free to suggest additional tests - it's likely that many will already be under consideration but please don't let that deter you. Fixes and Smaller Updates New Document Panel (Mac only currently)(Mac) Panel is now resizable and modeless.(Mac) Reworked categories and subcategories.(Mac) Added multiple user template folder support.(Mac) Added Page Preset label (allow for `Custom`).(Mac) For those items with no previews, we draw the Affinity icon for now.(Mac) Excluded IDML files from quicklook preview. Document Setup Adding a page via menu / shortcut wasn't propagating desired properties. (Win) Changing DPI in a facing page document could incorrectly cause pages to be resized. General (Win) Stock Panel search criteria is no longer cleared when switching providers. (Win) Global Colour Picker was not using document's colour space. Text Space between paragraphs of the same style can now be set explicitly. Stylistic Sets and Character Variants now show names in UI if defined by the font. OpenType UI now uses feature descriptions from font and smarter samples. Improved SmallCaps and CapsToSmallCaps handling. Updated handling of 'Kerning' in Text Styles. Fixed a couple of issues with 'Towards Spine / Away from Spine' UI. Inline Text Frames were showing spelling errors in overflow. (Mac) Fixed insets controls in Text Frame panel. Fixed crash pinning to master page. Fixed failure to report missing fonts for non character glyphs. Drop caps 'Auto' now deals with inline images correctly. Text in Text frames at very edge of page could show the wrong page number. (Mac) Fixed insets controls in Text Frame panel. (Win) Character Panel was not always reflecting current font properly. Hyperlinks Add ability to see and sort by hyperlink type. (Mac) Fixed crash when switching a file based hyperlink to use a different file. (Mac) Fixed possible crash on showing Insert Hyperlink Dialog. File Import Some Embedded Documents could initially render incorrectly after re-opening host document. Adding Pages from File manages mismatch in document transparency properly. Fixed missing elements when importing specific EPS features. (Win) Fixed crash on Windows when jpeg error handler triggered. IDML Fixed crashes on import for specific sample files. Supports space between paragraphs of same style. Improved import of unencoded glyphs. XLSX Fix for hidden columns. Some text field types not imported. Export PDF/X-3 Embedding a colour profile was always converting image colour spaces to match the profile. --- To be notified about all future Windows beta updates, please follow this notification thread To be notified when this Publisher update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Publisher customers, please follow this thread
  9. Status: Beta Purpose: Stability and General Testing Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher Mac App Store: Not submitted Download: Download Auto-update: Not Available --- Hi, We were surprised and delighted that Publisher was awarded Apple's macOS App of the Year last week, and of course, this is where it really all happens, so we would like to thank you once again for all of your feedback and input. We would not have made it so far and so fast without you. That said, it's pretty much business as usual, and we are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.523) is now available as a download from the link above. Barring catastrophe this will probably be our last update this year. As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. Once again, many thanks for your continued feedback, and best wishes for the Holiday Season and the New Year. --- StudioLink This build of Affinity Publisher, 1.8.0 Beta, requires 1.8.0 Beta builds of Photo and Designer for StudioLink to function. We hope to make these available soon. --- New Features and Major Improvements Preflight We have introduced a preflight check feature which can be used to ensure that your document exports or prints as intended. The preflight check runs as a background process, and can be run on on demand, prior to output, or 'live' on a continual basis. We currently have a number of separate tests with more planned for inclusion in the final 1.8 and in the future. Preflight is configured via the 'Preflight' panel, which supports profiles to specify which tests should be run if you desire. An indicator is provided on the status bar for immediate feedback on the process. Note we have requested updated icons as we are aware that colour alone is not a good way to represent the different statuses. Please feel free to suggest additional tests - it's likely that many will already be under consideration but please don't let that deter you. Fixes and Smaller Updates New Document Panel Panel is now resizable and modeless. Reworked categories and subcategories. Added multiple user template folder support. Added Page Preset label (allow for `Custom`). For those items with no previews, we draw the Affinity icon for now. Excluded IDML files from quicklook preview. Document Setup Adding a page via menu / shortcut wasn't propagating desired properties. (Win) Changing DPI in a facing page document could incorrectly cause pages to be resized. General (Win) Stock Panel search criteria is no longer cleared when switching providers. (Win) Global Colour Picker was not using document's colour space. Text Space between paragraphs of the same style can now be set explicitly. Stylistic Sets and Character Variants now show names in UI if defined by the font. OpenType UI now uses feature descriptions from font and smarter samples. Improved SmallCaps and CapsToSmallCaps handling. Updated handling of 'Kerning' in Text Styles. Fixed a couple of issues with 'Towards Spine / Away from Spine' UI. Inline Text Frames were showing spelling errors in overflow. (Mac) Fixed insets controls in Text Frame panel. Fixed crash pinning to master page. Fixed failure to report missing fonts for non character glyphs. Drop caps 'Auto' now deals with inline images correctly. Text in Text frames at very edge of page could show the wrong page number. (Mac) Fixed insets controls in Text Frame panel. (Win) Character Panel was not always reflecting current font properly. Hyperlinks Add ability to see and sort by hyperlink type. (Mac) Fixed crash when switching a file based hyperlink to use a different file. (Mac) Fixed possible crash on showing Insert Hyperlink Dialog. File Import Some Embedded Documents could initially render incorrectly after re-opening host document. Adding Pages from File manages mismatch in document transparency properly. Fixed missing elements when importing specific EPS features. Fixed crash on Windows when jpeg error handler triggered. IDML Fixed crashes on import for specific sample files. Supports space between paragraphs of same style. Improved import of unencoded glyphs. XLSX Fix for hidden columns. Some text field types not imported. Export PDF/X-3 Embedding a colour profile was always converting image colour spaces to match the profile. --- To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this beta notification thread To be notified when this update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Publisher customers, please follow this release notification thread
  10. Hi Walt, The original hardcoded modifier for <Shift> when using this function was incompatible with assignment of a user shortcut which included <Shift> so the hardcoded modifier has been removed.
  11. Thanks, I see in fact our QA have re-opened, must be more to it than I thought.
  12. Status: Beta Purpose: Stability and General Testing Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher Windows Store: Not submitted Download: Download Auto-update: Not Available --- Hi, We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.518) is now available as a download from the link above. As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. Many thanks for your continued feedback. --- New Features and Major Improvements Embedded Document Bounding Boxes There are more options for setting the bounding box of placed documents to bound only content, visible content etc Fixes and Smaller Updates Main Workspace (Win) Scroll extents not recalculated when switching between Master and Normal views Page Management Allow you to add pages by dragging and dropping a master between existing pages Drag and drop a master to a spread to apply it Resizing master page via File > Spread Setup doesn't offer to resize associated document pages Improved labelling of Master Page Instances Can now lock / unlock objects under Master Page Instances Merge Documents Miscellaneous Fixes Added import of Document Sections Added management of Page Hyperlinks on import Image Resources Fixed possible crash / hang reopening documents with specific linked images Fix for Embedded Documents not always remembering current active page when reloaded Artboards can become out of sync if added / removed in linked afdesign documents Effects / Filters Fixed conversion of effect parameter values to depend on Document DPI Fix for Live Perspective Filter in a document with bleed Text Can now set Text Frames column gutter from the context toolbar A value of 0 for 'Allow Max Consecutive Hyphens' is now used to indicate no limit Column Rules Text Frame Panel sections missing or out of sync Various Column Rules fixes Hyperlinks Expanded Hyperlink Studio character limit for Name field DOCX Import Installed fonts being incorrectly substituted after Word placement IDML Import Some placed images not imported Text frame pinned within text frame not importing content Fixed crash due to issue decoding URL strings of file paths XLSX Import Fixes for XSLX files imported from LibreOffice Fix for last column shrinking on XLSX import Fixed crash placing XLSX files into text frames (Mac) Fixes for XLSX files imported from Numbers Export / Printing Can now export PDF pages out of order Fix for PDF Export with certain adjustments PDF Export can now handle text with linestyles including complex dash patterns Inner bleed not respected when exporting to all pages PDF (Win) Fix for custom paper size not saving / loading with profile (Win) Fix for collate option not saving / loading with profile Updated Help and Translations --- To be notified about all future Windows beta updates, please follow this notification thread To be notified when this Publisher update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Publisher customers, please follow this thread
  13. Status: Beta Purpose: Stability and General Testing Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher Mac App Store: Not submitted Download: Download Auto-update: Not Available --- Hi, We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.518) is now available as a download from the link above. As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. Many thanks for your continued feedback. --- StudioLink This build of Affinity Publisher, 1.8.0 Beta, requires 1.8.0 Beta builds of Photo and Designer for StudioLink to function. We hope to make these available soon. --- New Features and Major Improvements New Document Dialog with Template Support (Currently for Mac Only) A enhanced version of the New Document dialog with support for template files, previews plus more. Embedded Document Bounding Boxes There are more options for setting the bounding box of placed documents to bound only content, visible content etc Fixes and Smaller Updates Main Workspace (Win) Scroll extents not recalculated when switching between Master and Normal views Page Management Allow you to add pages by dragging and dropping a master between existing pages Drag and drop a master to a spread to apply it Resizing master page via File > Spread Setup doesn't offer to resize associated document pages Improved labelling of Master Page Instances Can now lock / unlock objects under Master Page Instances Merge Documents Miscellaneous Fixes Added import of Document Sections Added management of Page Hyperlinks on import Image Resources Fixed possible crash / hang reopening documents with specific linked images Fix for Embedded Documents not always remembering current active page when reloaded Artboards can become out of sync if added / removed in linked afdesign documents Effects / Filters Fixed conversion of effect parameter values to depend on Document DPI Fix for Live Perspective Filter in a document with bleed Text Can now set Text Frames column gutter from the context toolbar A value of 0 for 'Allow Max Consecutive Hyphens' is now used to indicate no limit Column Rules Text Frame Panel sections missing or out of sync Various Column Rules fixes Hyperlinks Expanded Hyperlink Studio character limit for Name field DOCX Import Installed fonts being incorrectly substituted after Word placement IDML Import Some placed images not imported Text frame pinned within text frame not importing content Fixed crash due to issue decoding URL strings of file paths XLSX Import Fixes for XSLX files imported from LibreOffice Fix for last column shrinking on XLSX import Fixed crash placing XLSX files into text frames (Mac) Fixes for XLSX files imported from Numbers Export / Printing Can now export PDF pages out of order Fix for PDF Export with certain adjustments PDF Export can now handle text with linestyles including complex dash patterns Inner bleed not respected when exporting to all pages PDF (Win) Fix for custom paper size not saving / loading with profile (Win) Fix for collate option not saving / loading with profile Updated Help and Translations --- To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this notification thread To be notified when this Publisher update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Publisher customers, please follow this thread
  14. Hi OldBruce, Thank you very much, these issues have been noted. [Edit] I would expect 'Scale with Object' to alter the weight of the rule when the frame is resized.
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