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Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.2.619 (Release Candidate)

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

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 Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.8.2.619 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 1.8.0 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!

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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.

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General
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 /moving etc

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

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

Resources
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)

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To be notified about all future Windows 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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Great! Some files that doesn't open in release version, causing crash, now is open into this beta, without problems for me! Thanks! But, keep the eyes into stability over the new features ever!!

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This bug with the Outer Shadow is present in this RC…

 


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I can't understand why a RC has such severe bug(s) in vital areas. Crash at export means what? No testing? Sorry for being so negative. 

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Just found another way to freeze Designer… ☹️

 


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How I make GIFs >>> ScreenToGIF (Windows only, Open Source, Portable, ~600kB)

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16 minutes ago, Aammppaa said:

Just found another way to freeze Designer… ☹️

Not sure I see the relevance to this Publisher topic :)


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Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.651 Beta.

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Oops! 😁

Lost track of the which forum I was in for a moment.

Interesting that the same sequence (in the Designer Persona) does not crash Publisher. 🤷‍♂️

 


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I'm not able to run it. It asks me for my email and product key, and when I enter them, tells me they aren't valid.

I verified that I'm entering the correct email and product key. I didn't have this problem with the last beta.

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2 hours ago, bhowland said:

I'm not able to run it. It asks me for my email and product key, and when I enter them, tells me they aren't valid.

I verified that I'm entering the correct email and product key. I didn't have this problem with the last beta.

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forum.

Usually the beta doesn't ask for a product key. It would only do that if you don't have the retail version installed (from either a Serif or Microsoft Store purchase).

If you have multiple Affinity products, are you sure you entered the product key for Publisher, and not Designer or Photo? You can verify your Publisher product key if you purchased the retail version from Serif by logging in to your account and looking at your Downloads & Product Keys.

 


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.651 Beta.

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Thanks Walt. I do have the retail version installed.

I did enter the product key for Publisher, and I verified the product key by logging in to my account.

I wonder if I need to uninstall the previous beta?

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13 hours ago, bhowland said:

I wonder if I need to uninstall the previous beta?

No, the new beta overwrites the old one.

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12 hours ago, Joachim_L said:

No, the new beta overwrites the old one.

Thanks for the reply. That didn't happen for me. Installing the new beta didn't overwrite the old one.

I just tried uninstalling both betas, and reinstalling the latest beta, and still the same problem with email and product key. I give up! I'll just wait for the final product.

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