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Affinity Publisher for macOS - 1.7.2

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We are pleased to announce a major update for the MacOS release of Affinity Publisher, version 1.7.2

Changes in this build

The changes in Affinity Publisher for MacOS 1.7.2 (made since the last release Affinity Publisher 1.7.1) are as follows:

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
  • 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
  • Fix to prevent creation of 'ghost' pinned objects leading to possible document corruption
  • Fixed issues with Edit Text Style / Bullets and Numbering panel
  • Fixed crash rendering Text Styles panel with large right indent
  • Fixed crash breaking path text curve for open curves
  • Fixed error copy / pasting Text Styles that could cause crash
  • Overlapping text frames now respect Ignore text wrap when wrapping around each other
  • Fix for Optical Alignment ignoring Tabs
  • Text selection highlight no longer includes generated list text
  • Fixed bug that could fail to apply OpenType features near end of line
  • Changing letter spacing now splits ligatures correctly
  • Fix for issue unpinning pinned nodes in pinned nodes
  • Fixed Pinned Node status not updating correctly when changed on Master Page
  • Fixed positioning issues when unpinning nodes
  • Hyphenation fixes
  • (Mac) Fixes for Japanese input using IME
  • (Win) Fixed Text Style Editor Category Selection issue introduced in last beta
  • (Win) Fix for changing font size if text selection contains a pinned image
  • (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


  • Fixes issues resizing table cells from Table Panel
  • Fixed layout issues in Table Format panel
  • Fixed crash selecting tables on different pages
  • Fixed issues with table growing when copy and pasting between table cells

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
  • 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
  • (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
  • 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
  • PDF Import: Improved Font Substitution suggestions when opening PDFs etc
  • PDF and Vector Export: Fixed issue with Embedded Documents and Adjustments
  • PDF Export: Fixed Bleed not being saved in export profiles
  • PDF Export: Fix for unwanted clipping when text nodes exported 'as selection'
  • PDF Export: Fixed export of non-breaking hyphens
  • PDF Export: Avoid font preflight warnings when embedding TrueType CIDFonts
  • PDF Export: Web preset now embeds all fonts. Many browsers don't support ligatures unless the font is embedded and so render incorrectly.
  • (Win) WMF import fix for specific file
  • (Win) Custom print profile not saving/restoring all settings


  • Fix for Empty Picture Frames being erroneously output to Print
  • (Mac) Fixed issue printing CMYK documents on older OSX e.g. Yosemite 10.10.
  • (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
  • (Win) Fixed occasional crash when printing

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
  • Help updates
  • Translation updates
  • (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

This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Publisher Bugs on MacOS section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum.

UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers)

The software version can be seen on the splash screen and the About dialog (in application menu, Affinity Publisher > About).

If you’ve purchased from the Mac App Store— updates are done automatically next time you run your software after it is available in the Mac App Store. If this does not happen for you, open the Mac App Store app and go to the Updates page and then Store > Reload page or press CMD+R. This should hopefully force the update to show. Apple sometimes phase roll outs around the world which can mean it may take up to 72 hours for your update to be available.

If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the software it will check for updates and offer to download and install any available update, or in the application main menu there is an option Check for Updates. You can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "download" button in there. Alternatively, this new release (and previous versions of Affinity Publisher for macOS) can be downloaded from this link (that installer is NOT for Mac App Store purchases and needs a product key).

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

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congrats folks!

2017 15" MacBook Pro 14,3 w/ Intel 4 Core i7 @ 2.8 GHz, 16 GB RAM, AMD 455 @ 2 GB, 512 GB SSD, macOS High Sierra

2018 11" iPad Pro 256 GB, latest iPadOS public beta

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Thanks for the quick update. Very much appreciated!

Saying with a loud voice, "Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters." (Revelation 14:7)



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5 hours ago, sammyd said:

When is the user manual for Publisher being released?


2 minutes ago, Patrick Connor said:

We have not announced that yet. Months not years is my guess

Are we talking about a traditional user manual, or will it actually be a project-based workbook like the ones for Designer and Photo?

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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher for Windows • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad • Designer for iPad • iPadOS 13.7 (iPad Air 2)

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1 minute ago, Patrick Connor said:

I have no idea what you are talking about

I presume you’re referring to my use of the phrase “traditional user manual”. What I had in mind was the user guides that Serif used to supply for PagePlus, DrawPlus, etc.

3 minutes ago, Patrick Connor said:

but I am talking about a project based workbook

Thanks for the confirmation!

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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher for Windows • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad • Designer for iPad • iPadOS 13.7 (iPad Air 2)

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On 9/15/2019 at 8:01 PM, Alfred said:
On 9/15/2019 at 7:54 PM, Patrick Connor said:
On 9/15/2019 at 7:53 PM, Alfred said:

Are we talking about..

I have no idea what you are talking about, but I...

I presume you’re referring to my use of the phrase “traditional user manual.

Nope, your use of "we" as I only know that I am talking about a workbook, and cannot speak for you

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

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