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Affinity Publisher 2.2.0

Publishing software

Category: Graphics & Design
Price: Medium
Popularity: High
Version String: 2.2.0 (2005)
Release Date: 2023-09-13
Architecture: Intel & AppleSilicon(ARM)
Minimum OS: macOS 10.15
Vendor Name: Serif (Europe) Ltd.
Homepage: affinity.serif.com

Version History 2.2.0 (2005)

Always evolving, always improving – Affinity Publisher 2.2 includes many new features, fixes, and improvements. Here’s what’s new in the award-winning app’s latest free update:

• Cross-references
-Use a paragraph, anchor or index mark as a cross-reference’s target
-Phrase cross-reference text as you wish, including subfields that automatically describe targets, e.g. their page
-Save cross-reference phrasings as presets for reuse in multiple documents
-Limit quoted text by number of words or occurrence of a character
-Automatically hyperlink cross-references to their targets when exporting interactive PDFs
• Define custom text variables as fields – this allows you to add new fields and assign whatever value to them you wish
• Option + click new layer now adds all items in your current selection to that new layer
• ‘Hide effects’ and ‘greyscale’ view mode options – these are available under the View Mode options, and you can also customize your toolbar to include them as buttons for convenience
• Guides can now be changed to any color
• Long press tool shortcuts – holding onto any tool shortcut will now just put you in that tool temporarily until you release, at which point you will return to your previous tool
• Customizable date & time formats
• Open all supported image formats in all Personas
• ‘Find and Replace’ now includes scope and result count
• Option to go to previously viewed spread
• Additional options to provide increased control over the presentation of index entries – these include After Topic, Between Items, Between Ranges, Before References, After References, and After See (Also); commonly used special characters can also be easily inserted into your custom separator text
• Object creation data entry – in shape tools, Command + click will bring up dialog to enter specific values for your shape properties
• Move Tool data entry – hitting Enter in the Move Tool will bring up a new dialog to enter a specific distance, rotation, or angle to move your current selection by
• Data merge allows fields to set URLs, file locations, emails and anchors
• ‘Delete Node’ added to Node Tool right-click menu
• Grid presets and favorite fonts now sync between other Affinity apps on your device
• New shortcut of Shift + Command + A added to Select All within your current layer or artboard


Available to purchase in-app for a one-off cost – no subscription.

A next-gen version of the Mac App of the Year software, Affinity Publisher 2 delivers an incredible design experience. Whether you’re creating a book, magazine, marketing materials, social media template or something else, it has everything you need to make beautiful layouts ready for publication. And with the ground-breaking ability to fully integrate with other Affinity apps, it’s completely revolutionizing the way creatives work.

• Fully redeveloped UI, tool, and button icons
• Completely revamped Layers Panel
• Book creation and management – combine multiple Affinity Publisher files as chapters, with linked text styles, table of contents and indexes
• Footnotes, sidenotes, and endnotes via new Notes panel
• Style Picker Tool
• Quick grid
• Autoflow of multiple images and multi-page PDFs
• Layer visibility override for placed linked files (PDF/DWG/DXF and Affinity files)
• AutoCAD DWG/DXF import, place, and edit
• Place linked web images using their URLs
• Resave packages with auto-update of resources
• Force scale of stroke, effect and fills on object resize

• Facing page spreads
• Live master pages, including nested master pages
• Image frames with intelligent scaling options
• Advanced guides, grids and snapping
• Tables and custom table formats
• Wrap text around any object or image with fine padding control
• Create text frames of any shape
• Link multiple text frames together across your document
• Text column dividing lines

• Full control over character and paragraph styles
• Comprehensive OpenType support
• Text decorations, drop caps and initial words
• Flow text along any path
• Advanced flow options and hyphenation
• Baseline grid and text frame rulers

• Link or embed images in your document
• Place PSD, AI, PDF, JPG, TIFF, PNG, DWG, or Affinity files
• Correct and enhance images with non-destructive adjustment layers
• Precision engineered pen and node tools for creating vector curves and shapes
• Boolean operations to add, subtract, combine, and divide shapes
• Incredibly smooth gradient and transparency controls
• Live preview of all effects, blend modes and image adjustments

• Fully optimized for the latest Mac hardware and operating systems, including M1 chips
• IDML & XLSX import
• Section manager to organize your documents
• Pan, zoom and scroll through documents at 60fps
• Regular Expressions search and replace
• Savable undo history with alternate futures
• customisable keyboard shortcuts and savable presets, including studio layout presets for the UI layout
• Smart master pages
• Automatically generate indexes and table of contents
• Manage and create anchors
• Consolidate images linked from various locations into a single folder
• Merge multiple documents together into a single file
• Save documents as template files to re-use time and time again
• Collate your document alongside all used image and font resources into a folder using the Package feature
• Convert pixel layer to image node
• Integrate text and image links into documents by merging from external data sources
• PDF passthrough

• End-to-end CMYK, PANTONE© and spot color
• Crop, bleed, and registration
• Live preflight checking
• PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4 output for professional print

• Instantly switch to the advanced photo editing features of Affinity Photo and precise vector tools of Affinity Designer without leaving Affinity Publisher with StudioLink
• The most fluid workflow ever conceived in a creative suite of applications