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



We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher ( 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.


Known issues

We are aware that the text ruler cannot be 'turned off' in this build. This will be resolved in the next update.


Fixes and Updates

'New Document' dialog improvements
Move Keyboard Shortcut Preferences for Studio Panels from 'Misc' to 'View' menu
Fix for fitting in Picture Frames with additional non-picture content
Focal point logic now works for Select and Node tools
Unit entry expression parser improvements
Margins weren't scaled on document resize
Transform Panel now updates with document DPI change
(Mac) Fix for Layer Effects showing wrong blend mode
(Win) Changing Gamma UI preference could incorrectly cause Tools Toolbar to enable

Further optimisations to improve speed of text entry in longer documents
Paragraph Decorations line style was not scaling with document correctly
Paragraph Decorations transparency pop-up had no gradient options
Spelling options pre-populated with the last result after "learn"

Find and Replace
Added RegEx option ‘Dot matches Paragraph Break’, off by default.
- This may affect the behaviour of existing RegEx if the option is left switched off
Added RegEx option ‘Single Line Mode’, off by default

Fix for the list number part of TOC entries that have numbered headings

Missing fonts entry wasn't jumping to Font Manager

Fixes for IDML lists import
Fixes for IDML import with tables overlapping
Fix for PDF import of 'Maestro' font (and similar)
Specific EPS file was crashing on open

PDF / SVG Export Presets reorganised
'Downsample Above' option was not sticking

Updated Help and Translations

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On 2/13/2020 at 9:28 AM, AdamW said:

'New Document' dialog improvements

Just curious, but compared to the last beta, what might these new improvements be?

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On 2/15/2020 at 8:54 PM, R C-R said:

Just curious, but compared to the last beta, what might these new improvements be?

Maybe 'fixes' would have been a better term. Main point is to be aware that work is ongoing with this component so new issues may arise. Please let us know if you experience any problems.

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If the 'Text Ruler' is annoying you can just drag it off the page until it is fixed.


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