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Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.139 (Windows)

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A later release is now available here or 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, we have a preview of build 139 for you. Hopefully we will put it on Auto Update later this 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

Document Setup / Import
- (Windows) Fixed selection of a User Preset after editing
- Added Picas as a unit of measurement
- Fixed bleed labels for facing pages
- Fixed display of inner bleed guides in facing pages documents
- Fixed placing images from stock panel into picture frames in non-RGB/8 format documents

Document / Page Management
- Fix for master page objects not loading correctly, resulting in apparent loss of content / display issues
- Fixed various issues when symbols were used on master pages
- Document bleed is now applied correctly to newly created master pages
- Fixed crash when detaching a master page layer via Symbols Panel
- Fixed crash when attempting to apply a deleted master page

Tools and Menus
- (Mac) Moved View > Zoom to separate sub menu
- Added View > Preview Mode - hides all guides and applies 'Clip to Canvas'
- (Mac) Fixed Ctrl+Click in Swatches Panel
- (Mac) Fixed issue deleting Document Palettes
- Fixed Pages Panel so that masters and pages cannot be selected at the same time
- Fixed Navigator Panel so it always displays current spread
- Added Colour Picker tool to keyboard shortcuts on Windows
- (Windows) Fixed persistence of the 'Automatically Update Linked Resources' option
- (Windows) Fixed issues resetting defaults from Preferences
- (Mac) Guide Manager lists are now sorted
- Implemented Cancel / Undo for multi-image import
- Added a textual description to the Fields Panel
- Fixed crash selecting 'Edit Mask'

Text
- (Mac) Fixed entry of Line Breaks (Soft Returns)
- Fixed issue with text input due to invalid Tool context selection after using e.g. Fill Tool
- Autofit frame to text now accounts for hidden overflow text
- Autofit frame to text now honours bottom text frame inset
- Fixed interaction of Paragraph decorations and first line indents
- Fixed general character counting hyphenation issues with multi-byte characters and ligatures
- Fixed hyphenation issues with dictionaries using encodings other than UTF-8
- Fixed character width issues with specific OpenType fonts
- List tab stops now calculate correctly if document has been re-scaled
- Text Wrap for Text on a Path now wraps correctly to the open curve
- Text ruler caret now handles document scaling correctly
- Fixed issue accessing multiple decorations when editing a text style
- 'No Change' text style options now inherit base style values when edited
- Fixed issue entering 0 value for text style options when set to 'No Change'

Find and Replace
- Prevented Find and Replace from being enabled if no search criteria specified
- Fixed glitch preventing Find and Replace with empty replace string

Font Manager
- Fixed 'Locate Font' not wrapping at end of document
- Ensured 'Locate Font' always selects the relevant text

Resources
- Fixed Resource Manager to open with currently selected image(s)
- Resource Manager commands are now initially enabled correctly when images are selected
- Prevented unwanted Embedded / Linked Policy switch prompt when updating linked images

Export / Printing
- (Mac) Fixed issue printing where blank pages were generated
- Fixed Print dialog preview not reflecting current N-Up settings
- Fixed issue printing with page range and Booklet imposition
- Fixed instance where Print > Layout Height and Width fields could be reported incorrectly
- Fixed issues where Export could remove previously exported file
- Fixed bleed for single page PDF export

and the fixes included in the previous patch #133

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Hooray - that's what I need at the end of a tiring Monday.

Some welcome fixes and additions. Am sure Preview Mode will be well received :)


Win7 Ultimate x64   |   i5-3570K @ 3.4GHz   |   16 GB RAM   |   120 GB SSD   |   nVidia GTX 660 Ti   |   Huion 1060 Plus

 

ScreenToGIF (Open Source, Portable, ~610kB)

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Installed successfully.

Did have one error popup during installation (which I failed to capture; sorry) saying that my install directory (or possibly the program itself) was not available, but the installation continued and seems to have worked properly.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1809, 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta       / Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta    / Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.293 Beta

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Install fails (Setup Failed) as has been the case in the past (I think I reported as of .58).  It appears removing the existing installation is complete enough that when you restart the PC and try again it installs with no issue.  Funny thing this time, I use the Edge browser.  This time clicking for the download basically closed the tab.  No problem with Firefox.  That said, keep up the good work.  The beta came "just in time" for a project of ours and I'm not sure we would have made it without it.

 

Win 10 at 1803 level with 09 maintenance applied.

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Thanks for the new Beta.
Installation was working well. More in the next days when i have time for testing :)


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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Thanks, A-team. Very important fixes. Hey, there are no page presets in "New Document". As I can remember they were there in previous version.


Best regards,

Petar Petrenko
Typesetter, Graphic Designer, Photographer
Skopje, Makedonija

Windows 10 x64 Pro
Dell Inspiron 7559 i7
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (3.50 GHz, 6M )
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD Hard drive
UHD (3840 x 2160) Truelife LED- Backlit Touch Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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1 hour ago, Petar Petrenko said:

Hey, there are no page presets in "New Document". As I can remember they were there in previous version.

Can you try starting the app with the ctrl key held down to see if they come back? 

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10 minutes ago, Chris B said:

Can you try starting the app with the ctrl key held down to see if they come back? 

Yes, they appeared. Thanks Chris.


Best regards,

Petar Petrenko
Typesetter, Graphic Designer, Photographer
Skopje, Makedonija

Windows 10 x64 Pro
Dell Inspiron 7559 i7
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (3.50 GHz, 6M )
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD Hard drive
UHD (3840 x 2160) Truelife LED- Backlit Touch Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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Thank you, folks. It's getting better all the time.  I haven't had problem with installation with any of the versions.

The automatic replacement of new images on embedded files is not working. I always found this feature in PP a wonderful addition. When opening a file that had the sketches of a book in them, it would automatically replace them with the newer versions of the images.

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3 minutes ago, sdrum said:

hank you, folks. It's getting better all the time.  I haven't had problem with installation with any of the versions

Thanks for the helpful feedback

3 minutes ago, sdrum said:

Thank you, folks. It's getting better all the time.  I haven't had problem with installation with any of the versions.

The automatic replacement of new images on embedded files is not working. I always found this feature in PP a wonderful addition. When opening a file that had the sketches of a book in them, it would automatically replace them with the newer versions of the images.

Please make a new forum thread for any bugs you find. (I expect it was a typo, but the images need to be Linked and not embedded to automatically update)


Patrick Connor

Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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Thank you very much all involved in this update.

 


Please be aware that NSA/GCHQ are probably admiring my sent images

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Affinity Publisher will most definitely be getting my money when it hits the streets!!!!

With such an incredibly responsive development team Affinity completely ***the proverbial*** on Adobe!

way to go folks... this trio of apps is awesome!

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On 10/3/2018 at 5:13 PM, Patrick Connor said:

Thanks for the helpful feedback

Please make a new forum thread for any bugs you find. (I expect it was a typo, but the images need to be Linked and not embedded to automatically update)

Installed without any problems on the latest Windows 1809 build.

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Whenever I try to quit, I get the following error (also see attached pic):

Quitting
At least one file is currently being opened. Please wait for files to load before quitting the application.

There are no files being opened. I have to use Task Manager to shut down Publisher.

Quitting.PNG

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I love this sw and yours courage and effort to create a alternative to adobe.

I have a few comments:

1) I miss visible bleeds marks in pdf (press ready, PDF/X...)

2) I miss a complete document check before export like in indesign... a lot ;)

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@motoscoddie

Welcome to the Affinity forums.

Perhaps the latest posts to this thread might offer some guidance to help you?  I know it refers to Designer but the core code base is common to all the Affinity apps; just make sure you read SeanP's post, the fifth in the thread.

HTH

Jeff


Win 10 Pro, i7 6700K, 32Gb RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics

 

Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher.

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I am using it and it works very good. Up to now, I have no glitches or bugs to report. 
Would be helpful if you could add a torrent for distribution of the beta, at this moment the remaining download time, (due to server load, I assume), is three hours, apróx. 

Waiting for the commercial release to come out. Will buy. Three thumbs up!

 

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