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Affinity Publisher Customer Beta -

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Status: Beta
Purpose: 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 from the 1.9.0 version recently released to all customers (although it still installs parallel to the released version, as described above). We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below.



Fixed Affinity registration showing in English for some supported locales
Fixed inability to disable hardware acceleration, or a crash at startup if the hardware acceleration option hadn't been written to the settings file
Fixed crash on open for a number of reported 1.8 / beta documents
Fixed intermittent crash on applying Master Page

Import / Export / Resources
Fixed blocking that could occur when placing especially large raster heavy PDF files
Updating a PDF via Resource Manager resets Interpret / Passthrough state
IDML Import - Fixed unlocking of layers coming from IDML Import
IDML Import - Fix for Text Styles not applied correctly with specific file
IDML Import - Fix for rotated items in Picture Frames
IDML Import - For for failure to import some text items in Table cells
IDML Import - Fix for crash on import of specific file(s)
PDF Import - Improvements to how PDF Import handles text lists. Ambiguity between Roman numeral "c" and Latin letter "c" is handled better.
PDF Import - Fix for clipping paths being incorrectly identified as redundant and discarded in some circumstances
EPS Import - Fixed failure to detect colour space when the EPS only had shades
Fixed TGA import to allow loading of large files
Placed landscape afpub files could be treated as portrait under certain circumstances
Fixed EMFs not rendering on non-RGBA documents
Copy As SVG prevents Affinity data being added to the clipboard
Fixed Resource Manager selection issues
Resource Manager Replace button enabled state was mismanaged under certain circumstances

Tools and Rendering
Transform Objects Separately was ignored for some operations
Align buttons were modifying master page content when used in "Edit Detached" mode
Fix for parts of some master page objects / paragraph decorations not showing in bleed on regular pages
Recent colours are now updated when changing a Table cell Fill or Stroke

Fixed performance problems when Paragraph Panel was visible
Paragraph > Justification > Minimum, Desired and Maximum word spacing controls inoperative
Text in scaled text frame could increase in size when grouped
Added Glyph Picker for Initial Words characters
Interactive > Go To Hyperlink can crash if no target
Fix for wrap settings on pinned objects not always updating correctly
Fixed scaling instability with inline text objects under certain circumstances
Objects inserted into Master Page text were not updating correctly on regular pages
Truncate long Find and Replace MRU menu entries to prevent UI overflow


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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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Hi Adam, Is the download going to be done through cdn.affinity in the future? I see the Publisher beta download is still coming from AWS.

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15 hours ago, JRC58 said:

Than you Adam,

It works for me!!

I think one of the best things about Affinty, besides the excellent software, it is the customer support!! Always attending user issues in the fast way. Great!


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I use all three Affinity products since 6 month now and I am excited about your customer support and how easy it is to access and try out the beta versions.

I also like how often you publish new betas and pass the benefits of new functions and fixes to your customers.

The decision to switch to Affinity was one of my best in the last 10 years 😊

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14 hours ago, Dave Quail said:

Hi Adam, Is the download going to be done through cdn.affinity in the future? I see the Publisher beta download is still coming from AWS.

Hi Dave,

We are trialling it for a couple of products at the moment, but currently it is not without issues.

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I always check Beta versions and look for how manipulation with linked contect is resolved. In this version Vector crop tool even got worse, it is deforming linked PDF rather than what it should do - cropping it. In Alpha version cropping works, however cropped frame setup is fully lost after reload of linked PDF. After converting the frame to picture frame crop tools works correctly, however option to scale inserted content of picture frame is lost, it should be there. By my opinion this should be finally put right. This is one of the major issues to make Publisher a usable applicaiton. Somehow I miss the strategy in the manipulation with linked concent, which is really cruital. Thank you and good luck.

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