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Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.257

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Please Click here to download the latest beta for macOS

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 257 is now available as a manual download from the link above and on 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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Arrowheads!
We have Arrowheads for Line Styles from Designer. The best place to report any issues is probably the Designer Beta Forum.

Assets
We have removed the placeholder Assets from Publisher. Publisher will release with an empty Asset Panel.

Other Improvements and Fixes

Main Frame UI
No more duplicate empty panels (!)
Option for large thumbnails in Layers Panel. Layer colour tagging added
Column guide default options are now saved
Adding content with linked images to Assets will switch them to be embedded
Reintroduced Rotate View on context menus
Added command entry on Text Styles combos to create a new style
(Mac) Fixed overlay issue when entering font name into Text context toolbar font control
(Mac) Fixed crash using arrow keys in Pages Navigator on High Sierra and earlier
(Mac) Toggle Unicode shortcut is listed only under Text Menu
(Mac) Find and Replace panel icons missing from Panel on El Capitan and earlier
(Mac) Line Break shortcut is <Shift>-<Enter>

Pages / Master Pages
No longer draw guides from hidden masters
Fixed scroll into view in Pages panel
Fixed crash when pasting a Master into itself
Fixed crash moving items in Z-order having done detached edits

Text
Fixed application of Text Wrap borders (!)
Placing text with a frame selected now populates the frame and replaces the current content
Fix for positioning of path text
Formatting a specific text selection no longer updates text defaults. Formatting at the insertion point still does
Text tool selection improvements. <Alt>-<Click> forces select in front / behind
Long / nested style names in the Text Style panel are now displayed with elllipsis if necessary rather than shrinking
Fixed crash reading text attributes near Drop Caps
Fix for Character Variants for some fonts failing to show up in Typography panel
Fix for erroneous spell check warnings when languages switch within text
Paragraph Leading control not using localised decimal separator
OpenType - Accept newer versions of GSUB / GPOS tables. Used by e.g. Bahnschrift
(Mac) Fixed underline position for e.g. Univers Ultracondensed
(Win) Fixed issues with the Paragraph Decoration dashed stroke UI

Tables 
<Ctrl>-A / <Cmd>-A now selects all text in a cell rather than all cells in text context
Fixes for Table Tool when Table is nested inside layers etc
Fixed issue setting Table Cell insets
(Mac) Fixed glitch changing Table Format names

Find and Replace
Replaced character escapes in Find results with 'User Description' glyphs
RegEx fix for Find with trailing '\b', '\>' not highlighting results and Replace not working
RegEx fix for Replace All for empty search ranges 
RegEx fix for lookaround (?=regex) etc

Hyperlinks
File based Hyperlinks now have an option to copy the linked file to the output folder
Insert Anchor fails on text frames promoted from Master Page
Add Interactive > Insert Hyperlink to customisable keyboard shortcuts

Import / Export / Print
PDF Import - Fix for layers not importing
PDF Import - Improved detection of redundant clips
PDF Export - Use document colour space for transparency blending
Export - Fixed issue rendering image nodes with transparent regions with fills applied on raster export
Export - 'Pages' entry box isn't always enabled correctly
(Win) Fix for CMYK Printer Profiles not showing in Print dialog
(Win) Stroke width being printed incorrectly on rotated objects

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Earlier Release Notes Beta 249

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1 hour ago, AdamW said:

Column guide default options are now saved

Thank you for this!

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No worries, it's a beta and if there weren't any hiccups, something with the beta concept didn't work properly ... just happy you found the issue and fixed it.

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2 hours ago, AdamW said:

We have removed the placeholder Assets from Designer. Publisher will release with an empty Asset Panel.

In that case you actually removed the assets from Publisher.

Wondering why the two programs couldn't share a common asset library so that creating assets in Designer would automatically make them available in Publisher?

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28 minutes ago, fde101 said:

In that case you actually removed the assets from Publisher.

Whoops, thank you.

28 minutes ago, fde101 said:

Wondering why the two programs couldn't share a common asset library so that creating assets in Designer would automatically make them available in Publisher?

Hopefully one day they will, but not currently unfortunately.

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Hyperlinks still not working when created on master pages :( (I reported this bug already)

Maybe on the next update :)

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Hi Seneca,

You can quickly create a new Text Style by using a new entry on the Character Style and Paragraph Style dropdowns on the Text Tool Context Bar labelled 'New Style...". 

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12 minutes ago, AdamW said:

You can quickly create a new Text Style by using a new entry on the Character Style and Paragraph Style dropdowns on the Text Tool Context Bar labelled 'New Style...". 

I see, that's useful, thanks. 

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Thank You! 

Cheers guys!


iOs: iPad Pro 12,9" 1st gen., Apple pencil; Mac: Affinity Photo & Designer and really looking forward to Affinity Publisher

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still waiting for reflowing embedded content like images ....

it's really critical for any DTP workflow .. I know Affinity say it's on the to-do list but it should be a higher priority than some of the things on that changeling list ...

let's put it plainly - DTP is not Designer with Pages - it's for working with documents of many pages .. changes to layout, styles, margins, boxes, .. will cause text to move .. and you want anchored content like diagrams to also move intelligently .. you don't want to do that manually for documents of more than 5 pages.

that is pretty core. 

 

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1 hour ago, tariq said:

still waiting for reflowing embedded content like images .... I know Affinity say it's on the to-do list

It's not just 'on the todo list' anymore, it's being worked on. :27_sunglasses:

1 hour ago, tariq said:

it should be a higher priority than some of the things on that changeling list ...

It's not just one person developing Affinity, and those things probably didn't take much time.


AD+AP, Mac 10.9, kbd & mouse, casual user since 2014

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Thanks Affinity team, the pace of beta updates is impressive and appreciated. What is vision for a final stable paid release?

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1 hour ago, BigBadD said:

What is vision for a final stable paid release?

There are numerous threads about this all over the forum.

Short answer: that there will eventually be a stable, paid release.  Use of the term "final" is questionable as it suggests that development has stopped, where this is just getting started.

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On 3/8/2019 at 11:06 AM, AdamW said:

Assets
We have removed the placeholder Assets from Publisher. Publisher will release with an empty Asset Panel.

Hello @AdamW
i'm having few problems with the assets studio on Publisher.
After i've loaded my assets i use with Designer and Photo the different categories does Fold but cannot unFold no matter how many click i do.
Will send you the afassets files in private so you can check if the problem is with the these files (created with 1.6) or with Publisher itself in this new version.

Blessings


Never be the Same Again !
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) - 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 - VIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6  - Affinity Designer + Affinity Photo + Affinity Publisher + Snagit 2019 + Camtasia 2018 + Movavi Video Editor Business 15

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Arrowheads!
We have Arrowheads for Line Styles from Designer. The best place to report any issues is probably the Designer Beta Forum.

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I'M IN LOVE!!!  Thank you for arrows.  So far, they are fantastic!!

On a more serious note, download went well: all my files opened just fine with this update, and things seem to be working smoothly.

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Please @AdamW
i see that Publisher doesn't display its default icon on saved projects displayed located in the "Open Recent" menu.


I've attached a screenshot of what i see on my side just i have darkened projects name :D but left two basic ones so you can see.
Maybe it was forgotten until now because it is something small compared to the massive job the team have to achieve but to me it makes things so unfinished ... if you see !

Blessings 

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Never be the Same Again !
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) - 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 - VIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6  - Affinity Designer + Affinity Photo + Affinity Publisher + Snagit 2019 + Camtasia 2018 + Movavi Video Editor Business 15

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12 hours ago, Uncle Mez said:

After i've loaded my assets i use with Designer and Photo the different categories does Fold but cannot unFold no matter how many click i do

This is generically true in our Mac 1.7.0 desktop builds at the moment, so no need for a file thanks.


Patrick Connor

Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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Just discovered this with the new beta... if I close an unsaved document, I'm prompted to save, so I click Save, and the document doesn't close. If I close a saved document, there is no problem.

macOS Mojave.

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On 3/11/2019 at 7:15 AM, Jeremy Bohn said:

Just discovered this with the new beta... if I close an unsaved document, I'm prompted to save, so I click Save, and the document doesn't close. If I close a saved document, there is no problem.

All the Affinity apps for macOS have annoyed me with that for the past 18 months.

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