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Status: Beta
Purpose: Updates and Fixes
Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
Windows Store: Not submitted
Download: Download
Auto-update: Not 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 1.8.3 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.


Improvements and Fixes

Fix for zero-height / width objects moving to the wrong pages when switching to / from 'Facing Pages'
Text > Interactive - Options mismatched with Context Menu 
(Mac) Fixed Colour chooser UI
(Mac) 'Lock Children' wasn't updating correctly on the Context Bar
(Mac) Fixed Paragraph Panel 'Use Space Before' popup
(Mac) Page view doesn't change when double-clicking pages with OpenGL (Basic) display
(Mac) File > Edit in Designer and File > Edit in Photo customisable shortcuts missing
(Mac) Convert to Text Frame now handles stroke and fill correctly
(Win) Layer / Blend modes list fixed to scroll with arrow keys
(Win) Linked afphoto file shows wrong DPI when modified
(Win) Pan Tool cursor persisted after using <Space> / Pan

Fixed crash after editing text styles if changes caused pinned objects to move between spreads
Option to preserve Text Frame width when changing Column Gutter in the context toolbar
Double click multi-word selection could leave the original word not selected
Fixed handling of local objects pinned to master page text when subsequently unpinned
Improved line breaking for ideographic languages
(Mac) Fixed shortcuts for backspace key
(Mac) Fixed Text entry issue in separated mode with multiple documents
(Win) Chinese Font names now show in Chinese
(Win) Character Panel - Font Category changes after changing font or deselecting object

Fix for stale preflight results persisting when Pages are removed

Import / Export
XLSX Import - Fixed hang with cells with gradient fills
IDML Import -  Better handling of master page items with overridden properties
PDF Import - Improved handling when importing password restricted PDFs
PDF Import - Import now allows creation of Art Text if 'Group lines of Text into Text Frames' is switched off
PDF Import - Import now provides fallback if the used font doesn't define space
PDF Import - Fixed text positioning which could be incorrect due to spaces being treated as tabs under certain conditions
PDF Import - Fall through to alternative mappings when importing text, if necessary
PDF Export - Better support for RGBA16 and RGBAUF images
SVG Import - 'ClosePath' doesn't have to be followed by a 'Move'
SVG Import - Now treats gradients with one stop as solid fills
SVG Import - Other fixes for specific files, including malformed files
SVG Export - Fixed source of numeric overflow causing curves to be exported incorrectly in some cases

Further fixes, made since the release of 1.8.3, are listed in earlier 1.8.4 betas


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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