You can begin using the full features of our software as soon as you have purchased.
In the case of Xara Xtreme, Xtreme Pro, Photo & Graphic Designer / Designer Pro, Web Designer, Xara 3D Maker and Menu Maker you will be able to activate the downloadable trial immediately after purchase.
Version 6, 7 or 8 of Web Designer, Web Designer Premium, Designer Pro and Photo & Graphic Designer will also allow you to download and install the templates and other resources once you have unlocked the trial download. Select the 'Download templates' or 'Download content' option from the program help menu. Similarly with Xara 3D Maker 7 you can select the 'Download Content' option in the help menu.
Older versions of our software eg Xara Xtreme and Xtreme Pro require an installation from the CD in order to install the full program resources, unless you have specifically purchased a download-only version.
Click here for information on installing Menu Maker templates.
In the case of ScreenMaker you will be able to download a new, fully working version from your Xara account after purchase.
For a complete step-by-step guide to unlocking your product please visit the product installation and account queries troubleshooter.