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Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.133 (Windows)

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This thread is now locked as there is a more recent beta available in a thread pinned to the top of this forum

Click here to download the latest beta for Windows

Status: Public Beta
Purpose: General Testing
Requirements: None

Hi, you may have recently received an email about build 128, but here on the cutting edge we have build 133 for you. Hopefully we will put it on Auto Update early next week, but for now it is just a manual download.

As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 

We hope you enjoy the product, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread.

Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. Many thanks for your continued feedback.

Fix List

General Tools and Menus
- Added facility to Create and Manage Document Presets from New Document dialog
- Text frame column control not shown on smaller Mac screens
- Stabiliser for Pencil tool fixed
- Remove Baseline Grid Toggle from the Toolbar
- Zoom tool fixed to default to Scrubby Zoom on Windows (Scrubby Rulez, OK)
- Ctrl-click not bringing up context menu for page objects on Mac
- Ctrl-click not bringing up context menu in Pages Panel
- Fixed Escape not dismissing context menu on Windows
- Preferences > Auto-correct options not remembered after restart
- Preferences > Title Exceptions UI not working as expected on Mac
- Preferences > Reset Fills could crash on Mac
- Fix for Preferences > 'Automatically Update Linked Resources' not applying after restart
- Fixed some keyboard shortcut combinations not working to apply Text Styles

Import
- Implemented better Bleed handling when opening PDF files

Page Management
- Fixed Pages Panel thumbnail drawing which could fail on Windows
- Fixed instance where Master Pages failed to create
- Bleed settings converted to Inner / Outer Bleed for facing pages documents

Text
- Fixed crash pressing Cmd-Delete on an empty text frame
- Fixed application of a paragraph style wiping character style attributes
- Drawing of red wavy spell underlines is erratic
- Hide Overflow text by default (Publisher only)
- Applying a DropCap now decomposes any ligature
- Fixed application of DropCap affecting whether ligatures are disabled by kerning
- Fixed Optical Alignment with accented characters
- Fixed Optical Alignment issues with Tab stops
- Triple clicking paragraph to select it no longer highlights bullet / number on next paragraph
- Fixed 'Autofit Frame to Text' causing overflow in some circumstances
- Paragraph Panel, Tab Stops section, Tab stop leader dropdown button fixed on Mac
- Added capability to centre list text after bullet
- Prevented unwanted character attributes being applied to bullets and list numbering
- Fixed silly limit on 'Start numbering at' for numbered lists
- Tab stop 'From Right' setting not being honoured for the Text Ruler
- Fixed crash on Mac accessing Stylistic Sets from Character Panel
- Frame text column guides added as an 'Object Geometry' Snapping Candidate

Tables
- Multiple instances of System Palette appeared in Table Fills list

Images and Resources
- Fixed failure of Mac 'Quick Look' to close from the Place dialog
- 'Linked Resource Changed' pop up could causes the afpub file to be locked on Mac
- Resource Manager list 'Update' fixes
- Fixed some Selection issues when working with Resource Manager 
- Picture Frame Properties dialog fixed for large UI fonts
- Fixed Picture Frame crash when converting to curves

Assets
- Fixed import and export of Assets on Windows

TOC
- Adding character to TOC separator field could cause crash

Export
- Moved 'Preview Export when complete' on PDF Export to main dialog
- Redundant 'Include Bleed' removed from PDF Export > 'More' Options
- Export now allows picking a page / spread / range for export
- Removed references to Export Persona in File Export 

Plus the fixes found in the last beta #128

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Thanks :)
Downloading now and then testing begins.


Win 10 Home Edition    AP 1.6.5.123    AD 1.6.5.123    APUB 1.7.0.238     ...and the current Beta´s

Have a nice day.

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Some great additions on this list - thanks.


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Is it something new:

affinity-publisher-customer-beta?
No more public beta?

:)


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Petar Petrenko
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18 minutes ago, Petar Petrenko said:

Is it something new:

affinity-publisher-customer-beta?
No more public beta?

:)

Ah I see - no, it's just a regular update to the public beta. In fact the filename hasn't changed since the first public beta, it's always been 'affinity-publisher-customer-beta'! We'll change it next time.

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1 hour ago, AdamW said:

Ah I see - no, it's just a regular update to the public beta. In fact the filename hasn't changed since the first public beta, it's always been 'affinity-publisher-customer-beta'! We'll change it next time.

Hmmm for me there have been different filenames depending where it came from ;)

(not that it would be important)

 

https://affinity.store/de/update/windows/publisher-beta/1/

was linked to:

https://....cloudfront.net/windows/publisher-beta/1.7.0/affinity-publisher-beta-1.7.0.128.exe


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@Kevin Snider The past two versions of Publisher have installed without issue (for me). However, prior to that I have many instances where installation failed.

In each case I simply ran the installer again, and it would succeed eventually. The worst case took 5 attempts!

Also, the installer should generate a log in your Temp > AffinitySetup folder. Probably worth emailing this to Serif ( affinityqa@serif.com ) so they can take a look and diagnose the problem. 


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Thanks Adam...

"- Added facility to Create and Manage Document Presets from New Document dialog" this is a very important feature to me! Thank you!

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Thank you :D


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Updated without problems. Also, I noticed the startup time improved a bit. :)

Best regards!


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hi,

Just a small suggestion reg. Resource Manager:

- maybe LMB DoubleClick on a image item in the list could also invoke LOCATE /or RMB context menu/ ?

I mean every detail could make workflow easier&faster is GREATLY appreciated ))


cheers,

AF Photo+Designer+Publisher and their betas on Win10 x64+AmdFX+24GB RAM

 

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You guys at Serif really are amazing! Thanks for all your hard work!


Lenovo laptop with Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, Windows 10 Home. Former user of most Serif software from PagePlus 3.0 through PagePlus X9, now enjoying Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher.

 

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Not sure if this has been covered elsewhere, but I've found that every time I install I get an error that the update failed (windows 10, administrator account).  A little digging found that the "Publisher Public Beta" folder in Program Files is locked.  The folder appears to be empty and read only according to properties, although I can't open it or change it's properties so I'm not sure how reliable that is.  I've found I can install the new beta just by running the installer again and picking a new folder destination, then it works fine.  This is the second time that this has happened (I've attempted to update twice since my initial download) - strangely enough, the FIRST folder that was locked has since been removed, but now my second folder is locked (I'm now on "Publisher Public Beta 3").

So I'm wondering, is your uninstaller doing something weird with the permissions on the folder during the uninstall process?

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I tried seven times to install this update, and Windows 10 failed. As suggested by an earlier post, I selected a brand new folder as the target for the program, and it installed without a problem. Looking forward to more experimenting.

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I also had failures when installing this latest beta over the top of a prior one.  Looking into the Windows Program Files directory, it appear that the old directory was not erased to allow a fresh install.

After rebooting, I was able to (re)install the latest beta.

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