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Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - (Release Candidate)

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No beta available please use the Publisher 1.8.2 macOS release build instead

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 Affinity Publisher Customer Beta is now available as a download from the link above.

If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.

This beta is an incremental update to the 1.8.1 version recently released to all customers (though it installs parallel to the release). We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below.

Oh, and if you are reading this on day of release, happy cat day!


StudioLink: We have updated StudioLink to ignore the 'patch' version when checking compatibility. StudioLink should be enabled if any corresponding version 1.8 product is available.


Fixed possible source of instability when enumerating fonts at startup
Fixed issue with placed Artboard documents losing selected Artboard ID
(Mac) Changing preflight profile with no document open causes crash
(Mac) Fixed possible crash on File > New in Designer Persona

Document Management
Fixes for slow page operations - adding / deleting etc

Hyperlink Panel wasn't displaying hyperlinks on Master pages
Renaming hyperlinks in Hyperlink Panel can detach objects

Spelling not honouring the language set for the text frames when opening document
Fix for ligatures being disabled in justified text

Fix for collecting multiple instances of the same image

Import / Export
IDML Import could create corrupt images
IDML Import crash fixes with specific documents
XLSX Import fixes for specific documents
PDF Export - Images with a 1 bit mask could be output incorrectly (or not at all)


To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this notification thread 

To be notified when this Publisher update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Publisher customers, please follow this thread

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