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  1. Due to an issue discovered with the management of placed documents e.g here, here and the fact that document corruption can occur, we have chosen to remove the download links to Build 330. We will post another update to rectify this issue as soon as possible. If you have already downloaded 330 you may wish to consider reverting to Build 312, but be aware that due to new functionality in the later build, documents saved in 330 may not load in 312. Thank you for helping us find this issue. --- Please note Build 330 fixes the following issues in Build 326. Build 326 has been withdrawn and we encourage you to update if you are using it. - Converting an Embedded resource to Linked could delete the original resource - Replacing Image on a placed PDF could leave Resource Manager in an inconsistent state - Crash copying and pasting embedded document resources Thank you for reporting these. Status: Public Beta Purpose: Stability and General Testing Requirements: 64 Bit Win 7 SP1 / Win 8.1 / Win 10 (>=1607) We are pleased to announce Affinity Publisher build 330 is now available as a manual download from the link above. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcement thread As this is a 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 product, 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. --- Fixes and Improvements A Note about Linked Images Backing data and hi-res previews are now discarded for linked images when the containing document is saved, resulting in a drop in Publication file size. Please note that unfortunately this will not apply for linked images in existing documents, they will have to be replaced in order to see an effect. When a document with linked images is opened you may now momentarily see a low-res preview before the full image is loaded and 'pops in'. This is expected behaviour. Other Fixes Menus / Studio (Win) Docking Pinning Panel to the left/right causes crash on next run up Deleting global colours could cause crash (Mac) OS accented colour set to Graphite now works correctly for font controls etc Fixes for Expression Parser Tools Fixed selection of Picture Frames from Masters Vector cropped object in Picture Frame now scales correctly Text / Tables Fixed noticeable text lag under some circumstances with Character Panel visible Fixed auto-correct crash e.g. typing (a) (MacOS) Ctrl+Alt+Tab in a table inserts a tab and switches document Prevented deletion of entire cell range with non contiguous selection On converting a shape to a text frame the context toolbar now shows the correct text tools Fix for Find / Replace All when found ranges were adjacent Resources Improved locating missing resources on file load Fix for Resource Manager incorrectly reporting resources as modified under some circumstances DocX improvements - fixes for lists, colours and paragraph run properties --- Earlier Release Notes Beta 312
  2. This build has been superseded by Build 337 and this thread is now locked.
  3. Due to an issue discovered with the management of placed documents e.g here, here and the fact that document corruption can occur, we have chosen to remove the download links to Build 330. We will post another update to rectify this issue as soon as possible. If you have already downloaded 330 you may wish to consider reverting to Build 312, but be aware that due to new functionality in the later build, documents saved in 330 may not load in 312. Thank you for helping us find this issue. --- Please note Build 330 fixes the following issues in Build 326. Build 326 has been withdrawn and we encourage you to update if you are using it. - Converting an Embedded resource to Linked could delete the original resource - Replacing Image on a placed PDF could leave Resource Manager in an inconsistent state - Crash copying and pasting embedded document resources Thank you for reporting these. Status: Public Beta Purpose: Stability and General Testing Requirements: Mac OS 10.9 or above Hi, We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher build 326 is now available as a manual download from the link above. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcement thread. As this is a 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 product, 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. --- Fixes and Improvements A Note about Linked Images Backing data and hi-res previews are now discarded for linked images when the containing document is saved, resulting in a drop in Publication file size. Please note that unfortunately this will not apply for linked images in existing documents, they will have to be replaced in order to see an effect. When a document with linked images is opened you may now momentarily see a low-res preview before the full image is loaded and 'pops in'. This is expected behaviour. Other Fixes Menus / Studio (Win) Docking Pinning Panel to the left/right causes crash on next run up Deleting global colours could cause crash (Mac) OS accented colour set to Graphite now works correctly for font controls etc Fixes for Expression Parser Tools Fixed selection of Picture Frames from Masters Vector cropped object in Picture Frame now scales correctly Text / Tables Fixed noticeable text lag under some circumstances with Character Panel visible Fixed auto-correct crash e.g. typing (a) (MacOS) Ctrl+Alt+Tab in a table inserts a tab and switches document Prevented deletion of entire cell range with non contiguous selection On converting a shape to a text frame the context toolbar now shows the correct text tools Fix for Find / Replace All when found ranges were adjacent Resources Improved locating missing resources on file load Fix for Resource Manager incorrectly reporting resources as modified under some circumstances DocX improvements - fixes for lists, colours and paragraph run properties --- Earlier Release Notes Beta 312
  4. These builds have been superseded by Build 337 and this thread is now locked.
  5. Hi A_B_C., Sorry I missed your post - yes, it is specifically the action of converting an 'embedded document' (pdf, psd, svg, affinity documents) from embedded to linked that creates a document that cannot be re-opened. As it happens, conversion between embedded and linked is fine for placed raster data (jpeg, png etc). Hopefully we should have a fix soon. In the meantime, as always, but especially if using 330, please keep regular backups.
  6. Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience. The book looks great.
  7. Thanks, I can reproduce this if replacing an embedded document, e.g. PDF, but not an image such as jpeg etc. I have logged it.
  8. Hi, We have issued a 330 update to fix the two issues I mentioned above.
  9. Hi, we've done a 330 update which should fix this Copy / Paste issue.
  10. Hi thomaso, Thanks for your reports. - The PDF is converted to an embedded affinity document and the images inside it are in turn embedded with hi-res previews which is why the document becomes large. - I have reproduced and logged the issue for Copy / Paste of a placed PDF. This Is new in Build 326.
  11. Hi ivbera, thank you for your post. We can confirm two of the issues you have raised: - When performing Replace Document on a placed PDF the resource type is switched to TIF. This is obviously wrong. - Making an embedded resource linked can delete the original resource file.The original resource file is deleted in preparation for overwriting of the embedded data. However this happens even if you choose different location for the embedded data in which case there would be no need to overwrite the original. Unfortunately we have not yet reproduced the issue you experienced where the hosting afpub file cannot be written to / saved. Is there any chance you could supply the file you have been working with in case this sheds any light on this issue?
  12. Hi ConnectCreative, Should be working again with today's update.
  13. Please Click here to download the latest beta for macOS Status: Public Beta Purpose: Stability and General Testing Requirements: Mac OS 10.9 or above Hi, We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher build 312 is now available as a manual download from the link above. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcement thread. As this is a 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 product, 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. --- Fixes and Improvements Menus / Studio Stock Page improvements (Mac) Removed default Convert to Curves shortcut to prevent accidental conversion while typing (Win) Added 'Create Style' to the Edit Menu (Win) Removed Create New from Clipboard shortcut Loading / Saving Fixed failure to save document after arrowheads applied and reset to 'None' Import / Export Fix for PDF Import crash when selecting 'Favour editable text over fidelity' Added support for TIFFs with old-style JPEG compression RAW files can now be placed using File > Place. To fall in line with the other apps Prevent multiple spurious warnings when placing several files at once (Mac) Fix for setting of 'Scale with Object' affecting Print output DocX Fixed crashes importing bogus DocX files Added Drag Drop of DocX to populate Text Frames Fixed / added DocX import features including: - Formatting Fixes, leading fixes - Negative right indent - Basic group support - Linked text frames - Paragraph attribute priority fixes - Incorrect object alignment - Gradient fixes - Table borders, vertical cell alignment - Documents without styles (created by PDF converter) Images / Resources Added per axis DPI and Scale controls on the Image Context bar DPI / Scale dropdown Fixed and renamed the '1:1' button to reset the aspect ratio and scale to original size Cropped Image conversion to Picture Frame handled better Fix for undo of Set K-Only (Win) Improved locate procedure for missing linked images (Win) Fix for auto-update of linked documents not working Text Fixed crash pasting text with the Move tool active Fixed OpenType lookup rules which resulting in features not being found dependent on 'Typography Script' etc Hyperlink attributes are now always stripped when creating document text defaults Improvements to Autoflow when overset text is involved Improvements to Autoflow when shaped frames are involved Pinning Panel - 'Advance' has been renamed 'Offset' Pinning Panel - Added Top and Bottom borders for objects pinned inline Scaled pinned nodes now remember their original scale and restore it when unpinned or unscaled Fix for unwanted text scaling when text objects were pinned Can now only pin one node at a time, fixes crash attempting to pin multiple Allow direct selection of pinned objects that are the children of stories in master page frames Fixed crash pasting text with pinned text objects (with pinned text objects) Fixed crash pasting index mark into Find and Replace. Currently unsupported in Find and Replace (Mac, Pre-Mojave) Pinning Panel - Fixed white background (Win) Fix for inoperative Text Context bar controls with selections including pinned images (Win) Fixed Scale capping in Pinning panel Tables Resizing a table causes the headers to become mismatched Indexes Improved index sorting for topics that don't start with alphabetic characters (Mac) Fixed Index Panel Separator field drop arrow menu --- Earlier Release Notes Beta 305
  14. Click here to download the latest beta Status: Public Beta Purpose: Stability and General Testing Requirements: 64 Bit Win 7 SP1 / Win 8.1 / Win 10 (>=1607) We are pleased to announce Affinity Publisher build 312 is now available as a manual download from the link above. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcement thread As this is a 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 product, 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. --- Fixes and Improvements Menus / Studio Stock Page improvements (Mac) Removed default Convert to Curves shortcut to prevent accidental conversion while typing (Win) Added 'Create Style' to the Edit Menu (Win) Removed Create New from Clipboard shortcut Loading / Saving Fixed failure to save document after arrowheads applied and reset to 'None' Import / Export Fix for PDF Import crash when selecting 'Favour editable text over fidelity' Added support for TIFFs with old-style JPEG compression RAW files can now be placed using File > Place. To fall in line with the other apps Prevent multiple spurious warnings when placing several files at once (Mac) Fix for setting of 'Scale with Object' affecting Print output DocX Fixed crashes importing bogus DocX files Added Drag Drop of DocX to populate Text Frames Fixed / added DocX import features including: - Formatting Fixes, leading fixes - Negative right indent - Basic group support - Linked text frames - Paragraph attribute priority fixes - Incorrect object alignment - Gradient fixes - Table borders, vertical cell alignment - Documents without styles (created by PDF converter) Images / Resources Added per axis DPI and Scale controls on the Image Context bar DPI / Scale dropdown Fixed and renamed the '1:1' button to reset the aspect ratio and scale to original size Cropped Image conversion to Picture Frame handled better Fix for undo of Set K-Only (Win) Improved locate procedure for missing linked images (Win) Fix for auto-update of linked documents not working Text Fixed crash pasting text with the Move tool active Fixed OpenType lookup rules which resulting in features not being found dependent on 'Typography Script' etc Hyperlink attributes are now always stripped when creating document text defaults Improvements to Autoflow when overset text is involved Improvements to Autoflow when shaped frames are involved Pinning Panel - 'Advance' has been renamed 'Offset' Pinning Panel - Added Top and Bottom borders for objects pinned inline Scaled pinned nodes now remember their original scale and restore it when unpinned or unscaled Fix for unwanted text scaling when text objects were pinned Can now only pin one node at a time, fixes crash attempting to pin multiple Allow direct selection of pinned objects that are the children of stories in master page frames Fixed crash pasting text with pinned text objects (with pinned text objects) Fixed crash pasting index mark into Find and Replace. Currently unsupported in Find and Replace (Mac, Pre-Mojave) Pinning Panel - Fixed white background (Win) Fix for inoperative Text Context bar controls with selections including pinned images (Win) Fixed Scale capping in Pinning panel Tables Resizing a table causes the headers to become mismatched Indexes Improved index sorting for topics that don't start with alphabetic characters (Mac) Fixed Index Panel Separator field drop arrow menu --- Earlier Release Notes Beta 305
  15. Thanks, we’ll get it right next time!
  16. Hi VolkerMB, The fix was made across all Applications, so as soon as you get a Designer update it should be fixed there too.
  17. Hi fde101, Thanks for your original post about lost functionality with Master Page Picture Frames. It has been logged, and we should have a fix in the next update.
  18. Hi Seadog, Re: __text_pages_1-36_(original).afpub I'm afraid I can't recover anything from this file, either the internal tables are corrupt or the file is missing a significant amount of data from the end. I'll pass a link to this thread to one of my colleagues who is very knowledgeable about our internal file structure, but I am expecting him to come to the same conclusions as me.
  19. Please Click here to download the latest beta for macOS Status: Public Beta Purpose: Stability and General Testing Requirements: Mac OS 10.9 or above Hi, We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher build 305 is now available as a manual download from the link above and on auto-update. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcement thread. As this is a 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 product, 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 Pinned Objects for Text It is now possible to 'pin' objects to a specific location in the text flow. As text is edited and reflows, the object travels with its pin. To access this feature you can use the 'Float with Text' or 'Inline with Text' buttons on the main toolbar. Further control of the object's placement is available via the 'Pinning Panel' (View > Studio > Pinning) DocX Import DocX is now offered as an option for import wherever txt and rtf were previously available (for example File > Place). It is chiefly designed with import of text content in mind. Due to the wide variety of docx documents out there we will inevitably encounter issues and indeed there are features we won't initially support, for example: - DrawingML - Fields - Footnotes and Endnotes - Multi-page tables If you have docx documents that are failing to import we would encourage you to share them with us if possible. Updates and Fixes General (Win) Fixes for Thumbnail Handler (Win) Fixed document grid for documents not in pixels Studio and Panels Allow navigating master pages with page buttons Fixes for master layers and masks Fix for 'Add swatch from Fill as Global' not always working (Mac) Fixed possible crash on closing documents (Mac) Preferences, Auto-Correct section layout issue (Mac) Fixed dragging selection into Assets Panel (Win) Fix for crash if Paragraph panel undocked in non English and Display DPI is scaled (Win) Fix for crash on Reset Studio with no document open. (Win) Fix for Fields panel not updating on document change (Win) Fixed grid colours not being saved correctly Import / Export Can't change page for certain PDFs when specifying 'TrimBox' Importing an RTF can cause app hang if RTF is invalid Better handling when closing documents Resources / Resource Manager Resource Manager reports images as Document Colour Space Fix for Replace Document always converting to Embedded Text / Tables Fixed 'Find' based on Format only Spell check on double page spread master page appears on 'empty' page space Fixes for Style Attributes that reference other Styles not updating correctly, e.g. Drop Caps, Initial Words Allow toggle overflow on frames from master pages Table selection fixes in instances where table has been scaled Table row / column header fixes in instances where table has been scaled Fixed crash attempting to apply a Table Format to a text frame Removed auto-convert Picture Frame to Text Frame. Explicit conversion is still available. Numbers highlighted as spelling errors when language set to German (Win) Changed precise increase / decrease leading shortcuts as they interfere with text navigation (Win) Character Variants failing to show up in Typography panel --- Earlier Release Notes Beta 293
  20. This build has been superseded by Build 312 and this thread is now locked.
  21. Click here to download the latest beta Status: Public Beta Purpose: Stability and General Testing Requirements: 64 Bit Win 7 SP1 / Win 8.1 / Win 10 (>=1607) We are pleased to announce Affinity Publisher build 305 is now available as a manual download from the link above. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcement thread As this is a 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 product, 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 Pinned Objects for Text It is now possible to 'pin' objects to a specific location in the text flow. As text is edited and reflows, the object travels with its pin. To access this feature you can use the 'Float with Text' or 'Inline with Text' buttons on the main toolbar. Further control of the object's placement is available via the 'Pinning Panel' (View > Studio > Pinning) DocX Import DocX is now offered as an option for import wherever txt and rtf were previously available (for example File > Place). It is chiefly designed with import of text content in mind. Due to the wide variety of docx documents out there we will inevitably encounter issues and indeed there are features we won't initially support, for example: - DrawingML - Fields - Footnotes and Endnotes - Multi-page tables If you have docx documents that are failing to import we would encourage you to share them with us if possible. Updates and Fixes General (Win) Fixes for Thumbnail Handler (Win) Fixed document grid for documents not in pixels Studio and Panels Allow navigating master pages with page buttons Fixes for master layers and masks Fix for 'Add swatch from Fill as Global' not always working (Mac) Fixed possible crash on closing documents (Mac) Preferences, Auto-Correct section layout issue (Mac) Fixed dragging selection into Assets Panel (Win) Fix for crash if Paragraph panel undocked in non English and Display DPI is scaled (Win) Fix for crash on Reset Studio with no document open. (Win) Fix for Fields panel not updating on document change (Win) Fixed grid colours not being saved correctly Import / Export Can't change page for certain PDFs when specifying 'TrimBox' Importing an RTF can cause app hang if RTF is invalid Better handling when closing documents Resources / Resource Manager Resource Manager reports images as Document Colour Space Fix for Replace Document always converting to Embedded Text / Tables Fixed 'Find' based on Format only Spell check on double page spread master page appears on 'empty' page space Fixes for Style Attributes that reference other Styles not updating correctly, e.g. Drop Caps, Initial Words Allow toggle overflow on frames from master pages Table selection fixes in instances where table has been scaled Table row / column header fixes in instances where table has been scaled Fixed crash attempting to apply a Table Format to a text frame Removed auto-convert Picture Frame to Text Frame. Explicit conversion is still available. Numbers highlighted as spelling errors when language set to German (Win) Changed precise increase / decrease leading shortcuts as they interfere with text navigation (Win) Character Variants failing to show up in Typography panel --- Earlier Release Notes Beta 293
  22. This build has been superseded by Build 312 and this thread is now locked.
  23. Thank you. We have discovered and fixed an issue where a document would not save after arrowheads had been removed from an object. The fix will be in the next update.
  24. Thanks. I have logged this and it will be fixed in the next update.
  25. "Choose to be optimistic, it feels better."
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