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Affinity Publisher 2 for macOS - (2.0.3)


Patrick Connor
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We are pleased to announce an update for the macOS release of Affinity Publisher 2, version 2.0.3

The changes in Affinity Publisher 2 for macOS 2.0.3 (those made since the last release Affinity Publisher 2 for macOS 2.0.0) are as follows:

Fixes & Improvements:  (since the last release 2.0.0)

  • New Document: Custom Document Preset order is not retained between app sessions
  • afpackage fails to find Resources on Open
  • Fixed spurious future version error under certain circumstances
  • Improvements with PDF Import and Layers
  • Fixes for RTF import - font name discrepancies, fields in footnotes
  • Update for HEIF importer
  • DWG Import scaling improvements
  • Saving to External Drive gives "Failed to Save" error on macOS Ventura
  • Fix for export of Books with Bleed
  • Preview exported PDF fails on book exports
  • Opening and closing chapters in a book can leave the files locked / read only
  • Crash opening a bunch of chapters from a book simultaneously
  • Colour Panel now remembers user preference for CMYK documents
  • Export Panel UI fixes
  • Fix for Booklet printing model
  • Fixed some tool drawing issues relating to selections across spreads etc
  • Pen tool tweaks and fixes
  • Fixed hang that could occur composing vertical centre aligned text
  • OpenType handling does not respect lookup flags such as IgnoreMarks
  • Hit box of scaled text could be incorrect
  • Gradients on text strokes don't render unless the fill also has a gradient
  • Fixes for line breaking in some odd cases with punctuation
  • Merge runs of tabs using leaders
  • Resource Manager updates
  • Fixed various issues involving handling of placed document files
  • Placed documents with bleed can fail to render the bleed correctly
  • Place Images panel remains open on document close
  • Fixed Help menu links
  • Light UI Improvements
  • Fix for disappearing rulers
  • Many and various Layers Panel updates and fixes
  • Auto flow place: Added an option to auto-flow place to replace the content of already populated picture frames
  • More attributes are retained when replacing images in frames
  • Swatches panel shows different colour to that of the Text Frames Fill flyout set to same swatches
  • Editing Fields Panel can cause app to crash on Ventura
  • Pages Panel, double clicking does not zoom page to view
  • Ensure global colour edits update live
  • Select Same Name should only select objects with user supplied names
  • New clearer icons for stroke properties (cap, join, align)
  • Hidden/Empty columns/rows are ignored when importing xlsx files into Data Merge, causes fields to get out of sync
  • Help & localisation improvements.
  • Licensing and Registration improvements and new help links

 

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, which update through the Mac App Store).

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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