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Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.337

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Thank you for quickly reporting the file issues highlighted by the changes for Linked and Embedded resources and bearing with us while we ironed those out. We are pleased to announce Build 337 which fixes the following issues in Builds 330 & 326 which were withdrawn.

[337]
- After modifying an embedded file you could no longer save the document
- After replacing a linked resource the document could become corrupted and could not be re opened
- Making multiple resources linked in the Resource manager could crash the application
- The application could fail to save to a folder linked to OneDrive 

[330]
- Converting an Embedded resource to Linked could delete the original resource
- Replacing Image on a placed PDF could leave Resource Manager in an inconsistent state
- Crash copying and pasting embedded document resources

Status: Public Beta

Purpose: Stability and General Testing
Requirements: 64 Bit Win 7 SP1 / Win 8.1 / Win 10  (>=1607)

We are pleased to announce Affinity Publisher build 337 is now available as a manual download from the link above. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcement thread

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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Fixes and Improvements 

A Note about Linked Images

Backing data and hi-res previews are now discarded for linked images when the containing document is saved, resulting in a drop in Publication file size. Please note that unfortunately this will not apply for linked images in existing documents, they will have to be replaced in order to see an effect. When a document with linked images is opened you may now momentarily see a low-res preview before the full image is loaded and 'pops in'. This is expected behaviour.

Other Fixes

Menus / Studio
(Win) Docking Pinning Panel to the left/right causes crash on next run up
Deleting global colours could cause crash
(Mac) OS accented colour set to Graphite now works correctly for font controls etc
Fixes for Expression Parser

Tools
Fixed selection of Picture Frames from Masters
Vector cropped object in Picture Frame now scales correctly

Text / Tables
Fixed noticeable text lag under some circumstances with Character Panel visible
Fixed auto-correct crash e.g. typing (a)
(MacOS) Ctrl+Alt+Tab in a table inserts a tab and switches document
Prevented deletion of entire cell range with non contiguous selection
On converting a shape to a text frame the context toolbar now shows the correct text tools
Fix for Find / Replace All when found ranges were adjacent

Resources
Improved locating missing resources on file load
Fix for Resource Manager incorrectly reporting resources as modified under some circumstances
DocX improvements - fixes for lists, colours and paragraph run properties

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Earlier Release Notes Beta 312

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Build 337 failed to fully install over Build 330. On closing the failure dialogue (due to an operation running) this made my PC restart. I then tried to install again and received a "repair or uninstall" option. On choosing a "repair" Build fully installed.


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46 minutes ago, Dond10 said:

Build 337 failed to fully install over Build 330. On closing the failure dialogue (due to an operation running) this made my PC restart. I then tried to install again and received a "repair or uninstall" option. On choosing a "repair" Build fully installed.

Failed here too


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Worked fine for me.


-- Walt

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28 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Worked fine for me.

It apparently does for some people however there is a fair sized contingent that gets the update failures. They had it fixed at one point but the following beta broke again


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Just now, Rick G said:

It apparently does for some people however there is a fair sized contingent that gets the update failures. They had it fixed at one point but the following beta broke again

It's perhaps best to start with rebooting Windows, as the issue may well be a Windows problem not an Affinity problem :)


-- Walt

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Affinity Photo 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.464 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.4464 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.458 Beta

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I made, as recommended, a step back to .312 and the installation over this was working without any problems.


Have a nice day.
Ich wünsche einen schönen Tag.

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Installed and works fine for me.


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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Build 337 installed & worked perfectly. Picking up on Walt's comment about Windows, I have received a flurry of Windows Updates over the last fortnight. All have been installed.

I am very impressed with the speed of response of the development team. It engenders a whole lot of confidence. 

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22 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

It's perhaps best to start with rebooting Windows, as the issue may well be a Windows problem not an Affinity problem :)

Hmmm what sort of Windows problem are you suggesting? I have all the updates not to mention there is a substantial number of users here on the forum that experience the same thing

Photo and Designer install with no issues which leads one to think it is an issue with the Publisher installer perhaps as you suggest, it's interaction with windows


Affinity Designer 1.7.1.404 & beta 1.7.2.464  Affinity Photo 1.7.1.404 beta  1.7.2.464 Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.422 beta  1.7.2.458

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1709

CPU Intel Core i7 4770 @ 3.40GHz Haswell 22nm Technology

RAM 32.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798 MHz (11-11-11-28)

Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. B85M-D3H (SOCKET 0)

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39 minutes ago, Rick G said:

Hmmm what sort of Windows problem are you suggesting? I have all the updates not to mention there is a substantial number of users here on the forum that experience the same thing

Windows is notorious for not allowing an installer to run if another installation is in progress, and often there is an installation of some kind running in the background, it a prior installation run that failed, invisibly.

I usually don't have any problem installing any of the Affinity applications, but sometimes I do, and a reboot cleans up Windows to allow the installation to work.

Sometimes when installation of an Affinity app fails I have checked and found a prior installer that is hung (not from Affinity and not something I initiated) or sometimes I have found that Windows is in the middle of a Windows update. Rebooting fixes all of those (for me).


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Affinity Photo 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.464 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.4464 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.458 Beta

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Nothing Walt! You mentioned in a post that there are issues which might be linked to Windows. I was simply reporting that installing several Windows updates hadn't caused any problems with my updates. Just more data for the mountain:) 

Mere nuances which might result in a Eureka moment for somebody.

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2 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Windows is notorious for not allowing an installer to run if another installation is in progress, and often there is an installation of some kind running in the background, it a prior installation run that failed, invisibly.

I usually don't have any problem installing any of the Affinity applications, but sometimes I do, and a reboot cleans up Windows to allow the installation to work.

Sometimes when installation of an Affinity app fails I have checked and found a prior installer that is hung (not from Affinity and not something I initiated) or sometimes I have found that Windows is in the middle of a Windows update. Rebooting fixes all of those (for me).

Well I certainly never had any of those issues and at first I did check for them. I will double check your comments and again try a reboot before attempting to update publisher but I have already done that in the past

It seems that one has to run the installer and allow it to completely wipe out the installed beta, then reboot and only then will it install correctly. It is only this one product and it cannot update but only do  a fresh install.


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Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1709

CPU Intel Core i7 4770 @ 3.40GHz Haswell 22nm Technology

RAM 32.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798 MHz (11-11-11-28)

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51 minutes ago, jcalsos said:

From the download page that was opened when the program prompted me to get the new version, It downloaded the current version. That resulted in the Repair and Uninstall options. But the link at the top of this thread has the correct .337 update.

Here is the link again.

Please Click here to download the latest beta for Windows

I had the same issue. Thank you for the link 

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20 hours ago, jcalsos said:

From the download page that was opened when the program prompted me to get the new version, It downloaded the current version. That resulted in the Repair and Uninstall options. But the link at the top of this thread has the correct .337 update.

Here is the link again.

Please Click here to download the latest beta for Windows

I also had this issue. The link from the program went to the current version, but I found it here.

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1 hour ago, meyer.wil@gmail.com said:

The .337 download appears to stall on my attempts. Anywhere from 30-60MB, and then no activity.

If you would like I can send it to you via Wetransfer to "meyer.wil@gmail.com".

I hesitate to post that link here


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Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1709

CPU Intel Core i7 4770 @ 3.40GHz Haswell 22nm Technology

RAM 32.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798 MHz (11-11-11-28)

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3 hours ago, meyer.wil@gmail.com said:

The .337 download appears to stall on my attempts. Anywhere from 30-60MB, and then no activity.

I just downloaded .337 and no issues with the download here.

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1 hour ago, CLC said:

I just downloaded .337 and no issues with the download here.

Got it, finally, after about a dozen attempts. Literally.

 

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