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Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.4.663

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Status: Beta
Purpose: Stability and General Testing
Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
Mac App Store: Not submitted
Download: Download
Auto-update: Not Available

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Hi,

We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.8.4.663 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.

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Improvements and Fixes

General
Fixed recent regression when saving Linked Image placeholders which was causing large document files
Recoloured K-only images with transparency lose their transparency
(Win) Can now import .afassets file via drag drop 

Text
Avoid generating infinite filler text when leading is zero
Further improvements for ideographic line breaks, mainly for quote-marks
Allow OpenType kerning between glyphs with different settings (if they are the same font and size)
Fixed 'Indent To Here' not working if lines are broken by drop cap or wrap shape
Fixes for line-breaker around Fixed Spaces

Import / Export
IDML Import - Text frame corners are now scaled correctly
IDML Import - Fixed instances where text wrap path could fail to import, or be scaled incorrectly
IDML Import - Generic OpenType features not being imported from IDML file
IDML Import - Effects settings not scaled correctly on master page items
IDML Import - En-Space in numbered list imported as a 0
IDML Import - Elements could be positioned incorrectly in some instances
IDML Import - Question mark in file path breaks link during the import
IDML Import - Initial Words not scaling correctly
IDML Import - Placed EPS files are slightly clipped
PDF Import - Better handling of restricted files
PDF Export - Fixed issues exporting to PDF/X-4 with content with embedded profiles 
PDF Export - Export could fail for glyph ids that happen to match surrogate pair values

Index
Index Find - match words with following punctuation
Partial loss of parent topics when adding pages from file

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

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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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3 hours ago, AdamW said:

Recoloured K-only images with transparency lose their transparency

Perfect, thank you!

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macOS 10.14.6, Macbook Pro Retina 15" + Eizo 24", Affinity in Separated Mode (documents merged)

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3 hours ago, AdamW said:

Import / Export

Just tested Publisher to open a particular IDML file created in inDesign.

Earlier Publisher betas would crash on opening this particular IDML file.

This time Publisher opened it without any problems. I also  measured, however imperfectly, the time taken to open this file by both Publisher and inDesign.

Publisher opened that file in 5 seconds whereas inDesign opened it in 53 seconds.

So the improvements are really great. Thank you.

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2 hours ago, Seneca said:

Publisher opened that file in 5 seconds whereas inDesign opened it in 53 seconds.

Don't forget that there's a lot more options in ID,  regarding foreign languages, for example, and that's probably why APub is faster since there are less prameters to read and apply to the document.

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1 hour ago, Wosven said:

Don't forget that there's a lot more options in ID,  regarding foreign languages, for example, and that's probably why APub is faster since there are less prameters to read and apply to the document.

Undoubtedly that's very true, and I took that into account, but even then the difference in speed is striking.

 

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