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Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.8.0.499

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Status: Beta
Purpose: Stability and General Testing
Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
Windows Store: Not submitted
Download: Download
Auto-update: Not Available

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Hi,

We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.499) is now available as a download from the link above.

As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 

We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. 

Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum

Many thanks for your continued feedback.

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New Features and Major Improvements

Improved master page handling when adding single pages in a facing page document
Adding single pages to a facing page document with facing masters no longer shuffles master pages from left to right or vice versa.

Migrate frame contents when replacing Masters
Option to 'Clear' or 'Migrate' content when replacing a master which has modified text / image content on the target page. Available via Pages Panel 'Apply Master…' etc.

Re-order Master Spreads
Added the facility to re-order Master Spreads using drag drop in the Pages panel.

Merge Documents
Facility to merge specified pages from one document into the current document. Available via Pages Panel context menu or Document > Add Pages from File...

Linked 'Embedded Document' Resources
Better handling of Linked 'Embedded Document' resources to prevent files with such resources bloating on save.

Collect Resources
Facility to collect all up-to-date linked document resources in a single specified folder. Available via Resource Manager.

Find and Replace MRUs
MRU lists for recent Find and Replaces, available on the field drop menus on the Find and Replace Panel.

Anchor Panel
To manage Hyperlink Anchors. Access via View > Studio > Anchors.

PANTONE
Updated PANTONE Solid and Bridge Palettes for September 2019 update (Link)

Text Features
Last line outdent.
Drop Caps now let you set the number of characters dropped.
Indent to Here.
Add Right Indent Tab.

Insert from the Text Menu 
Added additional fields, plus option to show the Fields Panel.

TOC
Added option to skip line breaks in a TOC.
Added option to skip or include inline images in a TOC.

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General Fixes and Minor Improvements

Open / Import
"Make a copy" and "Continue" buttons when opening a non-beta project file were reversed
Improve support for DeviceN bitmaps based on LAB colour space on PDF import

Document Management
When moving pages, transform pasteboard content so it doesn't end up on spread
Margins change with document DPI on non-master pages

General / Tools
Added option to make bleed of embedded Affinity documents visible
Strokes on master page objects now extend into the page bleed area
Setting K-Only for a missing linked image caused crash
Linked images that fail to load now fall back to previews
Fixed Populate Picture Frames across multiple artboards
Convert to Picture Frame was disabled for EPS
(Win) Create Palette from CMYK images imports as RGB
(Win) Fix for inconsistent document tabbing

Text
Can now use <Ctrl> / <Cmd> (Win / Mac) to link multiple text frames
When linking text frames stories are now concatenated
Preserve Manual Position not reflected correctly in Pinning Panel
Add special hyphenation rules for solidus (U+002F) to distinguish e.g. fractions
Changing spread / artboard in an Embedded Document now updates Text Wrap
Fixed default wrapping around Embedded Documents with transparency
Prevent table cell separators from being copied to non-tables (fix for non-deletable breaks)
Fixed auto-correct bug entering double spaces
Fixed line endings for Paragraph decorations
Now possible to remove arrowheads if inadvertently applied to Text Frame
Leading override could not be set to Auto in Text Style
Text with 'No break' did not always break before the no break
Fixed hyphenation issues in last line of column
(Mac) Missing font dropdown doesn't list missing fonts
(Win) Spell check identifies numbers mixed with other characters as incorrectly spelt

Tables
Adjusting Table properties for multiple cells fails if selected cell already has the desired property
Fixed possible crash when auto fitting table to text

Find and Replace
Fixes for skipping occurrences when replacing
Tidied up finding around end of text

Hyperlinks
Fixes for hyperlinks in Tables
Hyperlinks are no longer generated in PDF output if hidden
Fixes for Hyperlink panel not always displaying correct page of link target
Fixed hyperlink bugs when switching to / from facing pages

Glyph Browser
Glyph Browser now always renders glyphs at screen scale

DocX
Importing tables from docx files could fail to import formatting resulting in crash

Fields
Added yyyy-MM-dd date format

Resources
Linked images - Context toolbar not updated after converting to embedding
Filenames with underscores not displayed correctly in Resource Manager

Font Manager
Font Manager 'Locate' did not locate full runs

Export / Print
Prevent spurious warnings about overflow text in text frames that won't be output anyhow
Overprint Black now only sets to overprint if tint set to 100%
Fix for "Rasterise nothing" was causing PDF export failure in certain circumstances
(Win) Print dialog wasn't always removing the red overlay after page had been scaled to fit

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Great looking list of improvements and fixes; thanks!


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.502 Beta

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Really great job guys. Thanks.


Windows 10 x64 Pro
Dell Inspiron 7559 i7
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (3.50 GHz, 6M )
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD Hard drive
UHD (3840 x 2160) Truelife LED- Backlit Touch Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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Unfortunatly the download link seems to have a problem.

runs only 20-30 kb/s (= 3-4 hours download time), even so I have a fast connection (other downloads working well).

installaton is not possible then.
Windows claims some "no value side-by-side-connection" problems (whatever this means !?)

System new start & another browser = same problem?

Is there any solution?

Thanks for an answer.

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46 minutes ago, design punch said:

Unfortunatly the download link seems to have a problem.

runs only 20-30 kb/s (= 3-4 hours download time), even so I have a fast connection (other downloads working well).

installaton is not possible then.
Windows claims some "no value side-by-side-connection" problems (whatever this means !?)

System new start & another browser = same problem?

Is there any solution?

Thanks for an answer. 

The same problem here.

In the past there were no problems with the download.

I'm curious what explanation there is for this problem.

 

Thanks for the many improvements, great job

Cheers


Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 :   Affinity Photo-Beta 1.8.0.486   :    Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481:  Affinity Designer-Beta 1.8.0.486:

Affinity Publisher-Beta 1.8.0.502:   Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481:    Windows 10 Pro  (Version  1909 Build 18363.476)

 

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2 hours ago, design punch said:

Unfortunatly the download link seems to have a problem.

runs only 20-30 kb/s (= 3-4 hours download time), even so I have a fast connection (other downloads working well).

installaton is not possible then.
Windows claims some "no value side-by-side-connection" problems (whatever this means !?)

System new start & another browser = same problem?

Is there any solution?

Thanks for an answer.

The beta download file seems to be hosted on an Amazon AWS server, somewhere. Possibly you have a poor network connection to wherever that Amazon server is located. From my US location the download runs at over 5MB/second.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.502 Beta

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Hi, Walt

tried tonight again - 13 hours later - it become faster again (130 kb/s) ... and installation worked now.
This seemed to be rather a download limitation on amazons side ... I downloaded 1,3 GB today from blackmagic/california with 5MB/s without any problem  Same speed with LibreOffice update.

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Thank you for the new Beta and thank you for new Featuers, Improvements and Fixes. The App runs fast and stable and the installation on Win 10 was working without any Problems.
Well done guys. Thumbs up :)


Have a nice day.
Ich wünsche einen schönen Tag.

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Looking for a substitute for the InDesign Book concept, I am most interested in how the new Merge functionality behaves. In particular regarding how styles from the merged document are managed. Is there any documentation available?

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@Johann Seidel

Please report bugs in beta builds in new threads in this forum, not the announcement thread, in case we need to start a longer discussion to get to the bottom of a problem. However this particular 1.8.0 regression has already been fixed in the next forthcoming Publisher beta (and I believe 1.8.0.502 will be released shortly) so there is no need for a new thread in this case. Thanks for the report.


Patrick Connor
Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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