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    Sabine 108 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in How to enable Publisher personas? (split)   
    Thanx – but I don't know how to download, haha.
    I try
    So great!
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    Sabine 108 reacted to Jon P in Copying over user data from Beta to Retail   
    Hi all,
    Thanks for taking part in the Affinity Publisher Beta.
    Now that we are launched, I thought it might be useful to give you all a quick rundown on how to transfer over content from Beta to Retail.

    The "Faster" Way!
    Affinity Store Publisher purchase:
    Navigate to ~\Library\Application Support\ Copy and Paste the Affinity Publisher Beta" folder Rename the copy "Affinity Publisher" This will essentially just move all the custom user data over to retail Mac App Store Publisher purchase:
    Please use the "Safer" Way steps
     
    The "Safer" Way!
    Assets
    In Beta:
        View > Studio > Assets if not already enabled     Click the burger menu in the top right     Click "Export Assets"     Save the file In Retail:
        View > Studio > Assets if not already enabled     Click the burger menu in the top right     Click "Import Assets"     Choose the file you exported earlier Swatches
    In Beta:
        View > Studio > Swatches if not already enabled     Select the palette you wish to export     Click the burger menu in the top right     Click "Export Palette"     Save the file In Retail:
        View > Studio > Swatches if not already enabled     Click the burger menu in the top right     Click "Import Palette" > As document/application palette     Choose the file you exported earlier     
    Keyboard Shortcuts
    In Beta:
        Edit > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts     Click Save     Save the file locally     
    In Retail:
        Edit > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts     Click Load     Choose the file you saved earlier
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    Sabine 108 reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.384 (RC1)   
    Status: Release Candidate
    Purpose: Improvements and Fixes
    Requirements: Mac OS 10.9 or above
    Download: No longer available
    Auto-update: No longer available
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher build 384 (RC1) is now available as a download from the link above. To be notified of further updates please press follow on this announcement thread.
    We are very happy with Affinity Publisher 1.7 and are moving towards the final stages for launch, but would still urge some caution with respect to using this version for critical work as it is still possible we may have missed something that may cause you issues.
    That said, please note that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs and hope to fix as many as possible before launch. After launch we will start a new Customer Beta for those who wish to have early access to on-going updates and fixes.
    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.
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    Fixes / Improvements
    Open / Import / Export
    Publisher now offer to convert Artboards to spreads for Photo documents as well as Designer documents
    Warn before Export / Print if there are linked resource issues
    Fixed PDF Export issue with zero height lines
    Fixed RTF Export issue / crash when copy pasting text from Publisher
    PDF Export - Fix for Greyscale export of RGB documents / placed RGB images
    (Win) Fixed "Export text as curves" for EPS export
    (Win) Fix for documents with facing pages always showing Page 1 when opened
    Tools / Panels
    Better handling of Convert To Curves for text frames
    Fix crash with localised swatch names
    Fixes for TOC Panel layout on windows
    Text
    Selecting text with keyboard would switch between pages at the wrong point
    Fix crash when deleting path of Path Text
    Tweaked attributes for text inserted after line break
    Fixes for updates to Global Colours used in the StyleSheet
    Fixes for Baseline Grid and Vertical Justify when text Baseline Grid text attribute is not set
    Fixes for Bullet / Numbered List text UI
    Fix for duplication of Pinned Text nodes
    (Win) Font traits aren't always correctly highlighted in dropdown
    (Win) Fixed Detach Paragraph from Text Style
    Tables
    Fixed hang editing Tables due to rounding errors when fitting text
    Decorations fixed for rotated text in Table Cells
    Fixes for Cell selection issues
    Resource Manager
    Better management on selection in Resource Manager when working with resources
    Images
    Fixes for Posterize adjustment
    ---
    Earlier Release Notes Beta 376
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    Sabine 108 got a reaction from jamessouttar in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.376   
    Thank you so much for this fantastic piece of work, it was/is fun to be a part of it – at least a little part
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    Sabine 108 reacted to thomaso in Conflict with Alfred?   
    Just grinsen macht dich verdächtig.
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    Sabine 108 reacted to ErrkaPetti in Publisher Beta Released Far too Early   
    @Alfredis'nt it eight month between august 30 and april 30...?
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    Sabine 108 reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.305   
    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.
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    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
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    Earlier Release Notes Beta 293
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    Sabine 108 got a reaction from sammyd in Using fonts in Publisher   
    I've started to use "RightFont" and I like it's features. Using it in Publisher works even better than in InDesign (CS6).
    At least for me

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    Sabine 108 got a reaction from Clara Montseny in Opening InDesign Files   
    You could open/import PDF-Files (of InDesign-files) pretty well.
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    Sabine 108 reacted to gracjangk in I printed 120 pages catalog and used only Serif's Apps!   
    Hey I just wanna share a quick story of how I finished  and printed 120 pages company catalogue inside Affinity Publisher Beta! [Yeah I'm crazy sometimes]
    If Publisher devs would be interested I can provide three source files so they could use them for future bug squashing. 
    So let's start with the background - I started working for the company 1.5 yer ago as a marketing departament employee and my main focus was to gather new clients, but soon they discovered that I can quickly edit PDF files, tweak colors in photos and draw vectors - I used my personal copies of Photo and Designer for that. Later I officially become one and only company graphic.

    Finally I got biggest project in my life: I had to make company catalogue - three bilingual versions Polish/English, German/English, Russian/ English with up to date content, products and photos. I had only compressed PDF file of the previous catalog project that I edited few times in Designer, but it was only for web use. When I was starting out the Publisher Beta wasn't even out yet. So I took the PDF to designer and started from converting Project to 400DPI CMYK, then replaced all photos with CMYK tiffs that I made with Photo Batch Work feature. Then I discovered that blacks should be changed to 100%K - huge pain in the a** because text boxes were bilingual and used two text colors. It took ages. Also Designer Artboards are cool but changing page order is a pain. And don't even get me started on page numbering : )

    While I was working like crazy I got email with a link to Publisher Beta - this changed everything. It was early beta so I didn't trusted the software and I was right because it crashed like crazy - as beta should right? I got an idea that I would use publisher for page numbering process and place Affinity Designer pages with "Place Image" feature. Do we all remember bug with linked files that were really embedded? Catalogue made in designer with full resolution images took about 2GB of disk space, imagine that I use this file on 120 pages as placed image with different artboard chosen - My 16GB RAM MacBook Pro looked like that  every time I opened the files, it grew to to about 60-80 gigabytes and hang my machine after few minutes. Beta got few updates - and then there was the feature where it could convert Artboard to a Spread - kudos to developers for that. I had a file that was usable, software with every update was more stable. 

    From that time I mainly used Publisher and Designer/Photo as a support. I continued the project, when finally I got to the point where I could add missing content, photos, drawings. So I started working on it, I was so absorbed with photos and text , that I had no time to draw our products. At the time we were looking for apprentice, we recruited a girl with an 2018 iPad and Apple Pencil. I bought her a copy of Designer iPad - she never used a software before but after few days and with my support she draw  first product - it looked great so I told her: listen I like how you draw this products could you draw the missing ones? She agreed. Affinity file format is cool, we were exchanging files back and forth with almost no issue (except fonts but we found a workaround). 

    Finally after almost three months of tweaking, changes, discussions and working sometimes 12-16 hours per day I exported pages and a cover and  uploaded onto print company server. It passed verification process, but until I saw the physical copies I was nervous and kinda afraid  because if something would be messed up it would be my fault no matter what. 
    Everything was printed properly and it looks good to my eye. Ufff
    Final digital product Polish/English (without cover) can be accessed here: click

    I can tell that I found my passion and built some kind of career based only on Serif's products: I bought Photo, Designer, Designer iPad and two Workbooks, I would definitely buy Publisher minutes after it hits the Mac AppStore. Thank you for producing such a great software. The work is so fluent and so enjoyable inside your apps - keep working. I wish everyone at Serif Happy New Year! Keep improving great products. 

    Bugs I encountered in the process:
    Embeded/linked files even when linked are embeded Copied vectors from Publisher are pasted as rasterized pixels in Photo/Designer  Export bugs - elements linked via Affinity Designer Artboards aren't exported properly Replace all crashed the app Moving single page in facing pages document = crash  Removing  one page in facing pages document = crash  After many hours app become sluggish - closing the document does the job App cache in library sometimes exceeds 20GB  If you have any questions feel free to contact me. I would reply in my free time. 

    Sample spread:


     
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    Sabine 108 reacted to Mark Oehlschlager in Keyboard Toggle Between Text Tools and Move Tool   
    I've been working through the Help files for Publisher 1.7.0.192.
    Regarding work with the Text tools, would it be possible to assign a toggle key that would allow the user to temporarily transform the Text tool into a Move tool while the toggle key is held down for the purpose of moving or resizing the Text frame/object, or for deselecting the Text frame/object?
    In the Adobe products, this is possible by holding down the Command key.
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    Sabine 108 reacted to Chris_K in linked black&white image and customer's logo in curves change into CMYK when exported as PDF   
    Hi sabine
     
    It's not solved yet but it is something the development team are working on
    Cheers
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    Sabine 108 got a reaction from walt.farrell in line below   
    It does, thank you
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    Sabine 108 reacted to thomaso in Stitched book   
    Yes, it's in the print options > Click on "Range and Scale" and select "Document Layout" from the pulldown menu. In the appearing "Model:" pulldown menu select "Booklet".
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    Sabine 108 reacted to mschwerer in spreads with more than two pages - very important   
    It´s a basic function for me, to make spreads with more than 2 pages. Maybe 3 or 4. InDesign does that well and i hope so you will add this function
    Screenshot.pdf
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    Sabine 108 got a reaction from Rich313 in Thoughts on default options on create document   
    And I would like the color palette, which I created for a certain document, also open by default.
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    Sabine 108 reacted to MAUSSIMI in Error exporting grayscale image in a CMYK document   
    When exporting a CMYK document with a grayscale image to PDF, this image is converted to CMYK when it should remain in one color (black). Perhaps it is already when importing into Affinity Publisher that the image is automatically converted to CMYK but we can not see it because there is no preview of color separations. It is essential to keep the original settings of the image. Thank you for your reply.
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    Sabine 108 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Failed to save Document   
    The saving problem vanished in the latest version .174. Not on update yet but in a thread pinned to the top of this forum. 
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    Sabine 108 reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.174   
    Status: Public Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Mac OS 10.9 or above
    Hi, Publisher build 174 is now available, either on auto-update or as a manual download from the link above.
    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.
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    Updates
    This build is the first Publisher Beta build containing the updated Artwork for the 1.7 Releases.
    Fixes
    This build fixes a critical bug in PDF Export and Printing where rasterised elements could be omitted or corrupted.
    ---
    Thank you for helping us track down this and other issues and for your continued support.
    Earlier Release Notes Beta 167
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    Sabine 108 reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.167   
    Status: Public Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Mac OS 10.9 or above
    Hi, we have a preview of Publisher build 167 now available. It is currently provided as a manual download from the link above.
    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
    This build has been issued to fix the 'Failed to Save Document' issue that some testers are experiencing with build 162. 
    This issue could arise if Embedded Documents were placed on master pages or were duplicated on regular pages.
    Other Updates and Fixes
    Preview Mode
    - Added 'Preview Mode' to the main toolbar. Will only be visible after 'Clear User Defaults'
    Other Fixes
    - Placed PDFs not displaying at correct size
    - Changing substitution fonts can crash app
    - Fixed Master Page tool tips in Layers Panel
    - Fixed two specific document load crashes
    - Fixed Pages panel redraw issue after converting artboards to spreads
    - Fixed crash when resetting keyboard shortcuts (Mac)
    - Fixed possible crash applying Table formats
    - Updated representation of Non-breaking Space when viewing special characters
    - Reviewed Thin Space handling
    - Added / updated default shortcut keys for File > Place, View > Masters
    - Changed default shortcut for Preview Mode
    Note that default shortcut key changes will only be visible after 'Clear User Defaults'
    Earlier Release Notes beta #162
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    Sabine 108 reacted to MEB in "Failed to save" error   
    Hi Sabine 108,
    There will be a new beta out soon with this issue fixed.
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    Sabine 108 reacted to md_berlin in CMYK colour name   
    Is it possible to automatic rename a colour with the correct CMYK values? For example C=100 M=0 Y=0 K=0 instead of "Light Blue” or "MyColour5".
     

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    Sabine 108 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Testing Affinity Publisher (Mac) Auto-Update   
    Same here. Manually installing went fine.
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    Sabine 108 got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Testing Affinity Publisher (Mac) Auto-Update   
    Worked fine for me. Thanx.
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    Sabine 108 reacted to Dazmondo77 in Bleed (again) switches back to zero   
    I read somewhere on the forum that they are working on a functioning bleed & slug view also with designer - lets hope it's a more simplified procedure and hopefully be able to setup bleed in a new document defaults - and lets hope it prints - as I recently tried printing a 32page doc with all the bleed settings: document setup 3mm, + master properties 3mm + page properties 3mm to print with 3mm - resulting in NO BLEED --- FFS
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