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    AdamW got a reaction from Jens Krebs in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    Yes! We are still working on aspects of our PDF importer that converts PDF to native Affinity, not least the lack of support for embedded fonts, and it is the PDF importer that is used to create the on-screen representation. The alternative is to embed the placed PDF data directly into the exported PDF, i.e. simply ‘pass it through’. Since we are not manipulating the PDF data in any way via this route we expect good results.
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    AdamW got a reaction from Jens Krebs in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    @dcarvalho84 - Yes, there are constraints. For example you cannot pass through a placed PDF with a higher PDF version when exporting to a PDF with lower PDF version, e.g. a placed PDF/X-3 cannot be output to PDF/X-1a or a PDF 1.7 cannot be passed through when exporting to 1.6 or lower. You can use the 'PDF Passthrough' preflight check to set a target PDF output version - if you do this then any placed PDF files that are not compatible will be flagged.

    As above though, unfortunately there are currently a few issues with the preflight checker, for example the 'Missing Fonts Check' is logging issues that are not relevant. We will fix these problems in due course.
  3. Like
    AdamW got a reaction from Jens Krebs in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    Hi @Dazmondo77 - You will still get the interpreted preview in the document in Affinity, we may end up watermarking it or something to make this more obvious, but when re-exported to PDF does it look correct?
  4. Thanks
    AdamW got a reaction from haakoo in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    Yes! We are still working on aspects of our PDF importer that converts PDF to native Affinity, not least the lack of support for embedded fonts, and it is the PDF importer that is used to create the on-screen representation. The alternative is to embed the placed PDF data directly into the exported PDF, i.e. simply ‘pass it through’. Since we are not manipulating the PDF data in any way via this route we expect good results.
  5. Thanks
    AdamW got a reaction from A_B_C in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    @dcarvalho84 - Yes, there are constraints. For example you cannot pass through a placed PDF with a higher PDF version when exporting to a PDF with lower PDF version, e.g. a placed PDF/X-3 cannot be output to PDF/X-1a or a PDF 1.7 cannot be passed through when exporting to 1.6 or lower. You can use the 'PDF Passthrough' preflight check to set a target PDF output version - if you do this then any placed PDF files that are not compatible will be flagged.

    As above though, unfortunately there are currently a few issues with the preflight checker, for example the 'Missing Fonts Check' is logging issues that are not relevant. We will fix these problems in due course.
  6. Thanks
    AdamW got a reaction from A_B_C in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    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 Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
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    AdamW got a reaction from Lagarto in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Updates and Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Windows Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not available
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  8. Like
    AdamW got a reaction from Frozen Death Knight in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    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 Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  9. Like
    AdamW got a reaction from Mark Oehlschlager in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    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 Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  10. Like
    AdamW got a reaction from Daniel Kuhlmann in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    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 Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  11. Like
    AdamW got a reaction from pruus in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    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 Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
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    AdamW got a reaction from postmadesign in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    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 Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
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    AdamW got a reaction from Joachim_L in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Updates and Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Windows Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not available
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  14. Like
    AdamW got a reaction from EmilyGoater in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    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 Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  15. Like
    AdamW got a reaction from mykee in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Updates and Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Windows Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not available
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
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    AdamW got a reaction from dcarvalho84 in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    @dcarvalho84 - Yes, there are constraints. For example you cannot pass through a placed PDF with a higher PDF version when exporting to a PDF with lower PDF version, e.g. a placed PDF/X-3 cannot be output to PDF/X-1a or a PDF 1.7 cannot be passed through when exporting to 1.6 or lower. You can use the 'PDF Passthrough' preflight check to set a target PDF output version - if you do this then any placed PDF files that are not compatible will be flagged.

    As above though, unfortunately there are currently a few issues with the preflight checker, for example the 'Missing Fonts Check' is logging issues that are not relevant. We will fix these problems in due course.
  17. Like
    AdamW got a reaction from affinityfan in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    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 Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  18. Like
    AdamW got a reaction from affinityfan in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Updates and Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Windows Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not available
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  19. Thanks
    AdamW reacted to Jens Krebs in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    PDF Passthrough: Love the implementation, especially that ,passthrough' is the standard setting but that you can change it on a case-by-case basis.
    I have been playing with it, just picking random PDFs from my hard drive and my emails and pulling them into an empty document to see what happens and am having a lot of fun with it.
    The attached file crashes the beta reliably every time for me, it imports correctly in the release version though.
    BILd_zeitung_73_2019.pdf
  20. Like
    AdamW got a reaction from buschbrand in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    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 Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  21. Thanks
    AdamW got a reaction from Uwe367 in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Updates and Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Windows Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not available
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  22. Thanks
    AdamW got a reaction from Murfee in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    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 Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  23. Like
    AdamW got a reaction from dominik in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Updates and Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Windows Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not available
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  24. Thanks
    AdamW got a reaction from walt.farrell in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Updates and Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Windows Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not available
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
  25. Like
    AdamW got a reaction from Burny in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.742   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Updates and Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Windows Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Not available
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.742 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    New Features and Improvements
    We are still very early in the beta process for 1.9. We have additional features we expect to integrate over the next few weeks.
    PDF Bookmarks
    Bookmarks provide a listing of flagged content that are present within a PDF document.
    Bookmarks can be added via the Anchor Panel or automatically generated from a Table of Contents.
    PDF Passthrough
    It is now possible to flag placed PDF files for PDF passthrough. When such a file is encountered during PDF export it can be embedded verbatim in the output PDF ensuring 100% fidelity.
    PSD flattened image representation
    When placing a PSD we now use the flattened bitmap representation in the file rather than interpreting the file content ourselves. This will generally give better results on output.
    Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node / Picture Frame
    It is now possible to convert a Pixel Layer to an Image or Picture Frame plus content.
    Initial Text Baseline Advance
    Text frames now support an ‘Initial Advance’ property. This can be helpful to keep text aligned with other page elements and ensure predictable consistent layout.
    Path Text
    Additional controls now make it possible to avoid flowing text onto both sides of a curve. Additionally it is now possible to hide overflowing Path Text if desired.
    Configurable Bleed and Margin Guide Colours
    The colours used for Bleed and Margin guides are configurable by the user and saved with the document.
    ---
    Known Issues with New Features
    The following lists some of the more important known issues we currently have with new the features:
    - PDF Passthrough: Crash exporting specific PDF - If you have crashes exporting we would love to hear about them
    - PDF Passthrough: Preflight warns of passthrough pdf when it is set to interpret. Some preflight checks drill into PDFs flagged for passthrough and report spurious errors.
    - Convert Pixel Layer to Image Node: Converted image resources can end up with no name
    - Path Text: Path text overflows on wrong side, hiding overflow hides all text
    ---
    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
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