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Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.249

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Status: Public Beta
Purpose: Stability and General Testing
Requirements: 64 Bit Win 7 SP1 / Win 8 / Win 10 

Hi,

We are pleased to announce Affinity Publisher build 249 is now available as a manual download from the link above and via auto-update.

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.

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Personas
- Renamed Layout Persona -> Publisher Persona and Vector Persona -> Designer Persona

Regular Expressions for Find and Replace
- We have added the facility to Find and Replace using perl type (or ‘ECMAScript with perl extensions’) regular expressions
-- The options to turn the feature on are found on the Find and Replace panel search options drop menu
-- 'Regular Expression' - Find / Replace will be performed using the "C" or "POSIX" locale
-- 'Locale Aware Regular Expression' - Find / Replace will be performed using the locale inferred from the text being searched and locale aware collation is implied
--- Please note that a 'Locale Aware Regular Expression' has to treat each block of text with a different language setting in isolation

Hyperlinks
- Stacks of hyperlink fixes
- Hyperlink anchor placeholder glyphs now look like anchors

Translation
- Stacks of Translation layout fixes. Please note that most strings lacking a translation from English will not have been updated yet.

- If you would like to report translation issues we would be grateful of you could report them in this thread.

Other Fixes and Updates

New Documents / Document / Spread Setup
- Fixed crash dragging Artboard from Designer to Publisher
- Fixed consistency issues with Margins / Bleed entry layout
- Fix to prevent overlapping when bleed area is set large

Tools
- Fixed lag when attempting to <Ctrl> copy objects
- Added buttons to Text Context Bar to update Text Style, plus other tweaks
- Fixed Text Frame vertical alignment context toolbar icon to reflect current frame

Panels
- Secondary page highlight on Pages Panel now reflects current spread rather than visible spread
- Support drag drop afassets / afstyles files to import them as a category
- (Mac) Fields Panel Text Edit is no longer dark on dark
- (Mac) Fixed for Text Frame Panel Insets steppers not always responding
- (Win) Fixed difficulties renaming a layer in Layer Panel
- (Win) Fix issue deleting mask / adjustment in Layer Panel
- (Win) Other Layer Panel updates, Checkerboard background, optional Thumbnail size (Coming soon to Mac)
- (Win) Update opacity and blend mode on adjustments panel properly

Text / Tables
- Fixes for AutoFlow, including failure after document Close / Open
- Fixed crash when trying to insert linked text frames into the text flow rather than at the end
- Fixes for auto-correct typographic quotes / single quotes
- Removed Table Cell Stroke alignment options
- (Mac) Fixed selection of entire words containing special characters
- (Mac) Fixed Leading stepper on Character Panel
- (Mac) Text Style Decorations now display CMYK values as CMYK

Images and Resources
- Fixed possible hang when opening large document with missing resources

Import / Export
- (Win) Significant performance improvements when Saving / Exporting
- Option to Export Layers to PDF disabled when PDF Version doesn't support Layers (PDF 1.4)
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Earlier Release Notes Beta 238

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Thanks for the new Beta. Installation was working well without any problems on WIN 10.


Have a nice day.
Ich wünsche einen schönen Tag.

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Congratulations Serif on your continued hard work on implementing improvements and fixing bugs in Publisher whilst still working on Designer and Photo betas.  I downloaded v238 on 18th Feb (automatic download flagged up) and today (22 Feb have found the link to manual download of V249.  Download  (Windows 10)  fine, install worked.  Help now available on Hyperlinks  which I found very useful .

Pman

Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.249 Affinity Designer Customer Beta 1.7.0.243 Affinity Photo  Customer Beta 1.7.0.243

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Regular Expressions for Find and Replace
- We have added the facility to Find and Replace using perl type (or ‘ECMAScript with perl extensions’) regular expressions
-- The options to turn the feature on are found on the Find and Replace panel search options drop menu
-- 'Regular Expression' - Find / Replace will be performed using the "C" or "POSIX" locale
-- 'Locale Aware Regular Expression' - Find / Replace will be performed using the locale inferred from the text being searched and locale aware collation is implied
--- Please note that a 'Locale Aware Regular Expression' has to treat each block of text with a different language setting in isolation

Awesome! Thank you so much! I luv it when a plan comes together.

Very best

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Up and running here ... no problems


iMac: iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)  -   3.4 GHz Intel Core i5   -   8 GB 2400 MHz DDR4  -  Radeon Pro 560 4096 MB 

Windows: Nvidia GTX 960m 4k UHD 2gb ram video (Windows 10 Pro) -  Laptop screen (resolution 3840x2160 magnified 300%)

2nd Monitor: Phillips 226E9Q HD 1920 x 1080 (125%)

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My system is Window 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit. Affinity PHOTO 1.6.5.123 and affinity-publisher-beta-1.7.0.227 worked well.

Updated to affinity-publisher-beta-1.7.0.249.and Affinity Publisher beta 1.7.0.249 on startup stops with error "Affinity Publisher Beta has stopped working - A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you of a solution is available."  Debugger shows "An unhandled Microsoft .Net Framework exception occurred in Publisher.exe [7028]."

I hope your next update fixes this problem.

Best wishes with a great program, -cb-

Problem Solved:

I downloaded and installed the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2. update.

Affinity Publisher beta 1.7.0.249 now starts and runs properly.

Thank you for the info in this forum. -cb-

Edited by CharlieB
Problem Solved

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@CharlieB welcome to the serif Affinity forums :) 

4 hours ago, CharlieB said:

I hope your next update fixes this problem.

and

4 hours ago, CharlieB said:

I downloaded and installed the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2. update.

Thanks, yes we reported this earlier and it will be resolved shortly, though with 4.7.2 installed you should not need the fix.


Patrick Connor
Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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Hello everyone,
If Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.249 crashes at startup, it is necessary to download the latest version of Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2.
Normally, this eliminates the problem.
Download here: This Framework

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