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The Windows Designer beta uses the new 1.5 file format, which is incompatible with the 1.4.x & earlier Mac retail versions. However, the Mac betas also use the 1.5 format so you can open the Windows files with them. Click on the top level Affinity | Forum link at the top of this page to see all the forums, including the 3 devoted to the betas. The first post in each of them has important info about the betas & links to download them.


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Hi Retep,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

I'm not sure I understand you question. You can simply copy the file to your Mac and open it there with Affinity Designer Beta (1.5) which uses the same file format as Designer for Windows (1.5) as R C-R pointed out.

The Mac App Store version (1.4.3) cannot open files from Designer for Windows Beta and Designer for Mac Beta versions because it still uses the old file format.

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The Windows Designer beta uses the new 1.5 file format, which is incompatible with the 1.4.x & earlier Mac retail versions. However, the Mac betas also use the 1.5 format so you can open the Windows files with them. Click on the top level Affinity | Forum link at the top of this page to see all the forums, including the 3 devoted to the betas. The first post in each of them has important info about the betas & links to download them.

Thanks for your response - most herlpful

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Hi Retep,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

I'm not sure I understand you question. You can simply copy the file to your Mac and open it there with Affinity Designer Beta (1.5) which uses the same file format as Designer for Windows (1.5) as R C-R pointed out.

The Mac App Store version (1.4.3) cannot open files from Designer for Windows Beta and Designer for Mac Beta versions because it still uses the old file format.

On the contrary you understood my question very well and your response most helpful - thank you.

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