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



We are pleased to announce that an updated customer beta of Affinity Publisher ( is now available as a download from the link above.

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 latest Beta versions of Designer and Photo to function.


Fixes and Improvements

Spread Setup
Grids can now be set up independently for different spreads or master spreads. Spread grids now taken from applied master unless overridden.
Grid Gutters re-instated.

Fixes issues reparenting when dragging selections between spreads
Fixed issue with Vector Crop tool creating multiple crops under some circumstances
Fixed possible crash after cancelling multiple image placement
Fixed performance issues with 'Lock Children' in some instances
(Win) Fix for issue using drag/drop to open the same file twice

Words with soft hyphens can now be added to the spelling dictionary correctly
Fix for Hyperlinks not exporting if intersecting page bounds
Fixed text entry issues with US International Keyboard
(Win) Fix for changing font size if text selection contains a pinned image

Fixes issues resizing table cells from Table Panel
Fixed layout issues in Table Format panel
Fixed crash selecting tables on different pages

Pages / Sections / TOC
Fixed crash from two differing definitions of default TOC style name
Fixed document sections drifting when the the document model was changed
Master pages creation was incorrect after changing the document model to single pages
Fixed issue updating page thumbnails in some cases

Linked Image previews were not colour managed in Resource Manager
Replacing a linked image with an embedded document could move the object
Fix for failure to reload linked resources correctly under some circumstances
Fix for slower performance with Resource Manager open
(Win) Allow .icm profiles as well as .icc - they are the same thing

Import / Export
Fix for failure to load colour in certain SVGs causing crash
Export to PDF of a previously opened PDF could channel invert JPEG images
Fixed 'Preview export when complete' applicable for PDF only
Added TGA export support
(Win) Custom print profile not saving/restoring all settings

Earlier Release Notes Beta 422

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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