Status: Public Beta
Purpose: Stability and General Testing
Requirements: Mac OS 10.9 or above Hi, We are pleased to announce that 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. --- 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 if 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) --- Earlier Release Notes Beta 238