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Affinity Publisher for Windows - 1.8.2

Patrick Connor

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

Changes in this build

The changes in Affinity Publisher for Windows 1.8.2 (over the last release Affinity Publisher for Windows 1.8.0) are as follows:

Fixes & Improvements:


  • Fixed a 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
  • 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
  • (Win) Fix for inability to scroll through whole document in certain circumstances


  • 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


  • 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
  • (Win) PDF Export - PDF X4 convert image colour space was not available


Earlier changes and fixes in 1.8 since 1.7 (including the new 1.8 features) are listed in some detail in this 1.8.0 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 Help > About Affinity Publisher).

If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the Affinity Store software it will check for updates and offer any available update. The latest update will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. 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 Windows) can be downloaded from this link (that installer is NOT for Windows Store purchases and needs a product key).

If you’ve purchased from the Microsoft Store— Microsoft Store updates are done automatically by the operating system (each time you start the application). If this does not happen for you, open the Windows Store app and click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and then go to Downloads and Updates. Click Get Updates. This should hopefully force the update to show.

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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