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Affinity Publisher for macOS - 1.9.2

Patrick Connor

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We are pleased to announce an update for the macOS release of Affinity Publisher, version 1.9.2

Changes in this build

The detailed changes in Affinity Publisher for MacOS 1.9.2 over the release build Affinity Publisher for macOS 1.9.1 are as follows:

Fixes & Improvements:


  • Fixed Stock Panel retrieval for Unsplash
  • Fix for Replace Image moving Picture Frame content unnecessarily
  • Significant performance improvements for assets (import, export, organisation, etc.)
  • Open PDF swaps top and bottom bleeds
  • Failure to create an object style if the only delta was line weight
  • Fixed Assets and Symbols transforming when dragged onto resized Artboards or Groups
  • Fixed crash when placing assets containing Artboards
  • Fixed Live filters that have any position controls being broken on saving and re-opening the document
  • Transform panel ignores ruler origin in line mode
  • Asset Pack list sorting improved.
  • Misc fixes for My Account feature and content downloads.
  • Data Merge Manager could crash on 'Generate' under certain circumstances
  • Several stability improvements in response to issues with specific documents 
  • Create palette from document was only using the current spread
  • Fixed possible crash reparenting anchors in the Anchor Panel.
  • Bleed was not honoured for placed Artboards
  • Scaling issues with placed Artboards
  • Tool not updated correctly when Zooming
  • (Win) Added F15 / F16 shortcuts for Tablet Zoom
  • (Win) Fixed crash at startup due to bad OpenCL drivers (really this time)
  • (Win) Performance improvements when Preflight panel showing lots of errors / warnings
  • (Win) Fixed crash when embedding a document listed as missing content in the Resource Manager
  • (Win) Fixed crash when attempting to open a file with links to images containing disallowed path characters (from e.g. macOS)
  • (Mac) Fixed gradient transparency not working with images on M1
  • (Mac) Showing a studio page should unhide the application UI
  • (Mac) Fixes issues with numeric entry fields in some non-English locales.

Document /Spread

  • Document size presets create incorrectly sized pages if the Document DPI doesn't match the preset DPI
  • Business card templates shouldn't be facing page
  • Guides added via Guides Manager are now clamped to Spread size
  • Master Page Guides could be applied incorrectly when a Master is applied to only one page of a facing page Spread
  • Fixed Bleed inconsistency that could occur when 'Adding Pages from File...'
  • (Mac) New Document Templates are now alphabetically ordered
  • (Mac) Fixed bleed / margin colour tooltips


  • Grouped Text in Assets could change scale when placed
  • Added Preferences option to normalise text breaks on copy to clipboard
  • Unwanted auto-correct capitalisation caused by exclamation and question marks
  • Inline text objects should not have Text Wrap options enabled
  • Text Style Editor > Next level should use "[Same Style]" rather than "[No Style]"
  • Active text Selection on pasteboard not always drawn correctly
  • Decrement paragraph level would sometimes find the wrong previous style
  • Fixed potential hang moving pinned nodes
  • If spaces are overset, squeeze them up to keep the caret within the frame
  • Performance improvements generating text wrap shapes in complex cases
  • Table Format Panel previews always rendered as RGB
  • Hyperlinks to Anchors can point to incorrect Anchors if Anchor name has been duplicated
  • Paragraph Decoration has no "inherit state" when used as "based on" style
  • Alignment context toolbar options for table cells don't work
  • Implemented OpenType Reverse Chaining Contextual Single Substitutions (e.g. Iosevka Font)
  • Fixed crash when a custom wrap shape outline has been converted to text
  • Pinned nodes could be wrongly moved into overflow
  • Redraw issue resizing Table with insets
  • RTF Import: Paragraph style from footnote destination was leaking into main text
  • Typography Panel fails to display certain properties
  • Improvements when copying text as Unicode. Also renamed 'Normalize Breaks' to 'Preserve Unicode Breaks' in Preferences
  • (Mac) Font Size drop menu now sends updates when keys are used as well as mouse 
  • (Mac) Hyperlinks containing spaces at the end of the URL broken
  • (Mac) Hyperlink button can be incorrect disabled
  • (Mac) Anchor dialog doesn't display correctly on older macOS
  • (Mac) Edit Text Style dialog list truncated on Big Sur
  • (Win) Not enough space to show Text Style shortcut on Windows

Import / Export / Resources

  • Fixed being unable to download full resolution OpenAsset images
  • Improved Brush and Asset categories alphabetical sort options
  • Fixed crash choosing Add Pages from File with 'After Last Page' selected
  • Replacing a scaled Picture Frame image wasn't maintaining placement
  • Convert to Picture Frame does not use default saved settings, cf Convert to Text Frame
  • Renaming then re-linking a cropped PDF or AF document scales the un-cropped document
  • Missing Content Status for placed PDFs
  • Placed PDF Page Box / Maximum Content calculated incorrectly
  • Add Pages from File could handle z-order badly when moving page content
  • Renamed Export Area 'With background' option to avoid confusion. Fixed other Export UI inconsistencies
  • Linked Documents (EPS, SVG, AF) sometimes displayed the PDF Passthrough options
  • Fixed crash when replacing Image Resource with Raw
  • Fixed issue replacing Picture Frame images for Master Page Frames
  • (mac) Prevent overwriting a Package on document close
  • (mac) Fix for Export More > Preset menu being disabled

Changes and fixes in 1.9 made since 1.8 (including the new 1.9 features) are listed in some detail in this 1.9.0 Publisher macOS 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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Hi, I wanted to check before updating my 3 Affinity apps to version 1.9.2 (currently all are on 1.9.1  on my MacBook Pro and working).

When I open any of the 3 Affinity apps, a message appears suggesting to update to Mac OS 10.12 is that mandatory to be able to run 1.9.2 or a suggestion for improved performance? (due to legacy programs on my Macbook Pro I'm on OS 10.9.5 , but will be getting a new additional MBP (with the Apple Silicon processor) later this year that will run on latest OS.

(I can't find anything on the website referring to the Mac OS requirements for 1.9.2)

Thanks :)

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