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Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.0.549

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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 (1.8.0.549) 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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Fixes and Updates

New Document Dialog
(Win) Implemented new New Document / Template dialog
(Mac) Miscellaneous fixes

General
Layers thumbnails now update when a global colour is changed
Convert to text frame now preserves corners
Fixed creation of unnecessary duplicates in Resource Manager / Collect...
Added 'Show in Explorer / Finder' to Resource Manager
Document Grid drawn incorrectly when switching between Master and Regular View
Fixed crash adding assets from afpub file
Assets imported via an afasset file aren't made visible if no categories currently exist
Can now search for missing fonts via Find and Replace
Fixes for Baseline Grid propagation from Master Pages

Preflight
Preflight check for missing glyphs

Text
Fixed crash in text composition. Recent regression
Fixed for Even / Odd Page Breaks
Fixes for Pinning Page UI
Column Rules now honour Text Wrap
Fixed Text Wrapping issues that could occur with large negative borders
Wrap settings saved in an objects style weren't correctly applied
Added more 'special characters' to the Bullets and Numbering character pick lists
Fixed Text Styles Panel preview for styles with a large 'Space Above'
'Word Joiner' and 'Zero Width Non-breaking Space' can now be entered with ToggleUnicode, and have their own "Show Special" representation.
Pasting text with Move Tool active now appends content to non-filler text rather than replacing
Warning now given when attempting to spell check text with no suitable dictionary available
Improved Title Exceptions granularity to never change certain words
Specific font incorrectly keeps italics activated
(Win) Drop Scale for Descenders option was missing
(Win) Previews on Typography Panel corrupted

Tables
Deleting row(s) in table caused alignment settings to reset
Table format > Frame stroke alignment is not remembered when changing the width

TOC
Pinned Frames now use the location of their pin to influence the order of TOC entries
(Win) TOC Panel was missing separator field

Index
Fix occasional crash opening Index Panel

Import
PDF Import: PDF Import now supports JBIG2 compression.
DOCX Import: DOCX Import now supports linked images
IDML Import: Shift+Tab (Right Indent Tab) not imported
IDML Import: Gutter values could be incorrect

Export / Print
PDF Export: Images in Embedded Documents weren't downsampling to correct DPI leading to unnecessarily high-res bitmaps.
JPEG Export: Include bleed was missing

Updated Help and Translations

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Thenk you for fixing 

Pinned Frames now use the location of their pin to influence the order of TOC entries

 

And I must say that I like the new New Document dialog very much.

THX Affinity team.


OS Name    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version    10.0.17134 Build 17134
System Type    x64-based PC
Processor    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz, 2904 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    8.00 GB
Name    AMD FirePro (TM) W4190M

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(Win) Implemented new New Document / Template dialog

THIS IS GREAT!!! I love it! Many thanks for this layout, and much better than older window for me.

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Thank you very much Affinity. The new "New Document" Dialog is great. It is much better than the old one. Thumbs up Guys 😊


Have a nice day.
Ich wünsche einen schönen Tag.

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happy to see the new document template dialog shipped !
So glad to see other improvements too 


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Just to confirm...

Is is Ok to have both versions installed at the same time on the same machine? I would very much like to help evaluate the new beta version.

Thanks.

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Yes, that is ok. You must have a purchased Version installed to install the Beta. Without a purchased Version the Beta don´t work.


Have a nice day.
Ich wünsche einen schönen Tag.

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