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Affinity Publisher Public Beta - (RC1)

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Status: Release Candidate
Purpose: Improvements and Fixes
Requirements: Mac OS 10.9 or above
Download: No longer available
Auto-update: No longer available


We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher build 384 (RC1) is now available as a download from the link above. To be notified of further updates please press follow on this announcement thread.

We are very happy with Affinity Publisher 1.7 and are moving towards the final stages for launch, but would still urge some caution with respect to using this version for critical work as it is still possible we may have missed something that may cause you issues.

That said, please note that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs and hope to fix as many as possible before launch. After launch we will start a new Customer Beta for those who wish to have early access to on-going updates and fixes.

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.


Fixes / Improvements

Open / Import / Export
Publisher now offer to convert Artboards to spreads for Photo documents as well as Designer documents
Warn before Export / Print if there are linked resource issues
Fixed PDF Export issue with zero height lines
Fixed RTF Export issue / crash when copy pasting text from Publisher
PDF Export - Fix for Greyscale export of RGB documents / placed RGB images
(Win) Fixed "Export text as curves" for EPS export
(Win) Fix for documents with facing pages always showing Page 1 when opened

Tools / Panels
Better handling of Convert To Curves for text frames
Fix crash with localised swatch names
Fixes for TOC Panel layout on windows

Selecting text with keyboard would switch between pages at the wrong point
Fix crash when deleting path of Path Text
Tweaked attributes for text inserted after line break
Fixes for updates to Global Colours used in the StyleSheet
Fixes for Baseline Grid and Vertical Justify when text Baseline Grid text attribute is not set
Fixes for Bullet / Numbered List text UI
Fix for duplication of Pinned Text nodes
(Win) Font traits aren't always correctly highlighted in dropdown
(Win) Fixed Detach Paragraph from Text Style

Fixed hang editing Tables due to rounding errors when fitting text
Decorations fixed for rotated text in Table Cells
Fixes for Cell selection issues

Resource Manager
Better management on selection in Resource Manager when working with resources

Fixes for Posterize adjustment


Earlier Release Notes Beta 376

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