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Description

**Mac App of the Year**

Bring your vision to life with Affinity Publisher, the most advanced professional publishing software from the developers of the award-winning Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo apps. From magazines, books, brochures, posters, reports and stationery to other creations, this incredibly smooth, intuitive app 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 completing revolutionising the workflow of creative professionals around the world.

Professional layout tools
• 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

Advanced Typography
• 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

Perfect images and graphics
• Link or embed images in your document
• Place PSD, AI, PDF, JPG, TIFF, PNG 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

Built for your workflow
• IDML import
• Automatically generate indexes and table of contents
• Section manager to organise your documents
• Pan, zoom and scroll through documents at 60fps
• RegEx search and replace
• Saveable undo history with alternate futures
• Customisable keyboard shortcuts
• Smart master pages
• XLSX import
• 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
• Customise saveable presets and benefit from thumbnail previews

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

Full integration with other Affinity apps
• Link to your other Affinity apps directly from Affinity Publisher with StudioLink
• Revolutionary feature allows you to instantly switch to the advanced photo editing features of Affinity Photo and precise vector tools of Affinity Designer without leaving the app
• The most fluid workflow ever conceived in a creative suite of applications

What’s New

Version 1.8.2

• Template support – save documents as template files to re-use time and time again, share templates across all apps and even access files on multiple devices through cloud storage
• New document dialog – it’s now simpler than ever to find, create and manage document presets with customised, saveable presets and thumbnail previews
• Unified toolbar – thanks to the integration of window controls and the app’s main toolbar, Mac users (Mojave and above) can now enjoy more usable document space
• Updated PANTONE© library – work with a seemingly endless range of colours, including updated PANTONE© Color Bridge and PANTONE© Formula Guide solid palettes (coated and uncoated)
• IDML import – import InDesign® IDML files, including all text styles, master pages, guides, pinned objects and more, directly into Affinity Publisher
• Live preflight checking – customise the app’s all new Preflight panel to receive live warnings for possible errors in your document, including poor image resolution, bleed hazards, overflowing text, spelling errors, missing images or font resources, and more
• XLSX import – import spreadsheet data from Excel, Apple Numbers or LibreOffice in XLSX format as a standalone table or inline with your text frames
• Document merge – merge multiple documents together into a single file and take advantage of text style mapping, index merging and master page control, whether you’re combining whole documents or selecting page ranges to import
• Smart master pages – effortlessly swap master pages and migrate edited content from any page to a new master page layout in a single click without losing any of your work in the process
• Collect resources – organise all image resources into a single folder location and share with others in your network
• New Anchors panel – easily manage anchors in your document and create new ones from selected text
• Apple keyboard shortcuts for text editing —use Apple default keyboard shortcuts for text editing and entry for an even more streamlined workflow
• Text column dividing lines – add lines to separate columns in text frame settings
• Many other improvements and fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

crabtrem ,

I didn't realize what I was missing until Publisher rounded out the team of apps.

I have come to love the entire Affinity suite of tools, and can't imagine not having all three apps, since they compliment, and work so seemlessly together. It is where I go first to accomplish everything I want to. I had used Adobe, and Macromedia, and Corel, and Microsoft; but it wasn't until Affinity's structure, workflow and apps that I really got it. I used to struggle with concepts, and I had difficulty comprehending artistic flows in the digital and vector worlds. I seemed dependent upon Corel to do it for me automatically; but try and modify and use a Corel drawing traced automatically; what a nightmare. Affinity gives me the tools to accomplish everything, and really understand why and how I'm doing it. Photoshop tutorials used to just baffle me; why are you doing that, and what the heck are you talking about. Since I jumped in to the Affinity line of Designer, Photo, and Publisher I feel more confident that I can figure out a solution to any task that I can readily take with me and utilize in an unlimited number of variations and scopes. And not to have to be bound by a binding and limiting subscription fee that holds your work hostage from you. I love the Affinity apps, workflow, and empowerment. Thank you.

Abundant Grace ,

Wow!

If you ever wasted time switching between a publisher type program, photo editor and vector editor you have got to try this app with the other two apps linked. I have all three programs and they flow like water one into the other. This is a major game-changer!

Being a big fan of Affinty apps, I had been using the Publisher program in beta form for some time now, which had the link to the other programs disabled. While I have really enjoyed the Publisher program by itself, the link to the other programs makes this an incredibly powerful creative tool. Add edits, paint on the doc, create vector images and adjust them...all within the same document. This app has completely changed my workflow!

Add the low cost and no subscription needed aspect of these programs and it is really a no brainer.

Other favorite features:
-Typography handling. Open type features are easily available and previewable!
-Different layers on each page.
- Linking or embedding of images with a resource manager to manage how each image is handled.
- High performance. Blending modes and brushes are previewed on the page before committing to any action.
- Fantastic snapping and alignment tools.

DarkKnight^^ ,

The Next Generation!

Been a long time user of InDesign and a user of the Affinity apps since their public beta of Designer.

I've been waiting for years for something to rival and hopefully surpass InDesign. Finally Affinity Publisher has been released. This app is amazing, what it may lack in number of features when compared to InDesign it more than makes up for in speed and workflow.

After using Publisher, I can't ever imagine going back to InDesign. Daily I use Designer and Photo, which have replaced Illustrator and Photoshop for me both at work and in my personal use. I can safely say, without a doubt, Publisher will be replacing InDesign for me also.

I can't wait to see what Affinity does next with these apps. This is truly a giangantic leap forward in technology for a creative like myself. Affinity has shown they care about the product, and their customers more than making greedy investors happy. I can't recommend Publisher and the other Affinity apps enough!

Information

Seller
Serif (Europe) Ltd.
Size
571.5 MB
Compatibility

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
$24.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.