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Status: Beta
Purpose: Improvements, Fixes
Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
Windows Store: Not submitted
Download: Download
Auto-update: Not Applicable



We are pleased to announce that the first customer beta of Affinity Publisher ( is now available as a download from the link above. Build 420 has replaced Build 419 which has been withdrawn.

If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app please note that the beta will install as a separate app alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.

The beta is an incremental update to the 1.7.1 store version. We recommend that you use this beta in preference to your store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below.

If you have any problems 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.



StudioLink in this Beta requires Beta versions of Designer and Photo to function.


Fixes and Improvements

Import / Export

  • DocX import using File > Place was ignoring styles if no frame previously selected
  • Other DocX import fixes for specific files
  • PDF Import fixes for specific files
  • PDF Export - Date format in Info now locale dependent
  • Bleed control moved to 'More' options or removed for export formats where it is less relevant
  • (Win) WMF import fix for specific file


  • Linked resources were always updating when a document was re-opened
  • Fix for 'Locate missing resources' on file open failing
  • Replace image was always creating a linked resource
  • Resource Manager was showing incorrect image size for some stock images


  • Fixed copy / paste from MSWord not always selecting RTF format
  • Fixed issues with drag / drop and Master Page text
  • Fixes for pinning / unpinning objects within Master Page text
  • Fixes for Pinned objects and Path Text
  • Text wrapping performance improvements
  • Text wrapping around other Text Frames now honours z-order
  • Text wrapping fixed for thin lines
  • Apostrophes causing spelling errors / auto-correct issues
  • Fixed issue preserving fields, index marks etc when correcting spelling
  • Text Style Editor fixes
  • Fix for some fonts not showing underline / strikeout
  • List of used font families for current document does not refresh automatically
  • (Win) Text Styles Panel - hyphenation setting is not reflected correctly
  • (Win) Font handling improvements, new fonts not recognised if many fonts installed, instability when installing a missing font


  • Fix for Empty Picture Frames being erroneously output to Print
  • (Mac) Typing '0' in Pages under Range and Scale in Print dialog causes crash
  • (Mac) Tiled and N-Up options in Print dialog can't be directly edited
  • (Mac) Fix printing CMYK documents on older macOS

StudioLink / Interop

  • Implemented 'Edit in Publisher' for Designer and Photo
  • (Win) Photo - Creating a mask from selection now accounts for bleed settings


  • Find and Replace with Paragraph style was only applying style to found text rather than whole paragraph
  • Fix for ArtText not showing as selected if no fill is applied
  • (Mac) Page outlines not always visible with white pasteboard
  • (Mac) Fixed crash starting app from folders containing '/'
  • (Win) Pantone categories are now alphabetically sorted.
  • (Win) Asset names are no longer cut off in list view
  • (Win) Object styles are no longer missing labels when using Grid View
  • Help updates
  • Translation updates

To be notified about all future Windows beta updates, please follow this notification thread 
To be notified when this Publisher update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Publisher customers, please follow this thread

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