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Affinity Publisher for macOS - 1.8.2

Patrick Connor

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We are pleased to announce an update for the macOS release of Affinity Publisher, version 1.8.2

Changes in this build

The changes in Affinity Publisher for macOS 1.8.2 (made since the last release Affinity Publisher on macOS 1.8.1) are as follows:

Fixes & Improvements:


  • Fixed possible source of instability when enumerating fonts at startup
  • Fix for bleed not available in Photo Persona
  • New document panel - terminology and UI tweaks
  • New document panel - saves settings between uses
  • Stability and performance improvements for geometry operations
  • Fix for collecting multiple instances of the same resource image
  • Fixed issue with placed Artboard documents losing selected Artboard ID
  • Application (bought through MAS) will now run on Lion and Mountain Lion (again)
  • (Mac) Changing preflight profile with no document open causes crash
  • (Mac) Fixed possible crash on File > New in Designer Persona
  • (Mac) Fixes for blurry icons on non-retina screens
  • Help and Localisation improvements

Document Management

  • Fixes for slow page operations - adding / deleting /moving etc
  • Stability and performance improvements adding and deleting pages
  • Fixed issue with sections being incorrectly deleted when pages deleted


  • 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
  • Fixes for Catalan Hyphenation
  • (Mac) Fixed crash typing into Font name selection UI


  • IDML Import could create corrupt images
  • IDML Import crash fixes with specific documents
  • IDML Import - crash fixes for specific documents
  • IDML import of hyphenation

Other Import / Export

  • Fixed issue exporting caused by hyperlinks
  • PDF Export - Images with a 1 bit mask could be output incorrectly (or not at all)
  • XLSX - File import improvements

Earlier changes and fixes in 1.8 since 1.7 (including the new 1.8 features) are listed in some detail in this 1.8.1 update announcement.


UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers)

The software version can be seen on the splash screen and the About dialog (in application menu, Affinity Publisher > About).

If you’ve purchased from the Mac App Store— updates are done automatically next time you run your software after it is available in the Mac App Store. If this does not happen for you, open the Mac App Store app and go to the Updates page and then Store > Reload page or press CMD+R. This should hopefully force the update to show. Apple sometimes phase roll outs around the world which can mean it may take up to 72 hours for your update to be available.

If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the software it will check for updates and offer to download and install any available update, or in the application main menu there is an option Check for Updates. You can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "download" button in there. Alternatively, this new release (and previous versions of Affinity Publisher for macOS) can be downloaded from this link (that installer is NOT for Mac App Store purchases and needs a product key).

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon


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1 hour ago, RobertRhodeIsland said:

Does the recently added template support for Affinity Publisher 1.8.2 make it possible for users to post and exchange page layout templates on the web for sharing and downloading?

Yes, Go to 


and make a post and attach your templates.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 11.6.8

Affinity Designer 1.10.5 | Affinity Photo 1.10.5 | Affinity Publisher 1.10.5 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums :) 

As Old Bruce says, you can share them or use other peoples, and the New Document dialog will pick them up (when placed in a followed/scanned folder).

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon


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All working GREAT ---- good work!


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