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Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.0.556

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

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Hi,

We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.556) 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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Known issues

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

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Fixes and Updates

Misc
'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

Text
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

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

Preflight
Missing fonts entry wasn't jumping to Font Manager

Import
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

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

Updated Help and Translations

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Hello guys !
i'm happy to see the improvements you brought to the suite and precisely to Publisher which is now having more beta release and is growing fast.
Congrats for the new document creation dialog it is of good and refreshing sensation.
I'll run it and tell if something is bad or not !

PS: broke my MacBook and now running on windows version


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On 2/13/2020 at 9:30 AM, AdamW said:

'New Document' dialog improvements

Hi, Adam.

Why "Recents" and "Open" are no longer in the New Document dialog? :(

Best regards!


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9 minutes ago, Mithferion said:

Why "Recents" and "Open" are no longer in the New Document dialog?

Because neither is an appropriate option when creating a new file?

If you want one of them, Why not choose File > Open or Open Recent instead of File > New?


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The “Recents” option showed thumbnails of the Files, which is handy.

Best regards!


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Installation went without any Problems and the App works fast and stable. Thank you 😊


Have a nice day.
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Thanks for the new "New" dialog. Now it is like it has to be. ☺️


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I have recently purchased the stable version of Affinity Publisher and overall am very impressed.  However I would really like to merge Affinity Publisher files.  I want to share the compilation of separate articles and then bring them together into one publication ready for converting to a pdf for web distribution.

I have been advised that the 1.8 beta will do this but when I tried using 'Place' for the second file it only seems to bring in one page (the last?).  Am I doing something wrong or is this something to sort?

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Please add middle East language typing support, it has in Photoshop,

We want to write Unicode Bangla Language in Affinity Publisher.

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