The program completes a series of tasks to try and ensure sufficient
memory is available when attempting to export your document or when
selecting to preview your document as a website. If the program is
using over 1GB of memory, the following message di...
HOW DO I INSTALL THE PROGRAM TEMPLATES AFTER PURCHASING THE PROGRAM?
The Designs Gallery has had an overhaul to the way in which templates
in the Designs Gallery are delivered to you, making it easier for you
to get the templates after you have unlocked ...
Symptoms of the issue: - When opening, exporting a file the error
message "Out of Memory" appears and the operation cancels. How to
resolve this issue: Web Designer 5 / Xara Xtreme 5 Right click on
each large photo you have in your document and s...
Guides must be enabled before they are displayed on screen.
Begin by opening a new document.
Enable the rulers either by pressing "Ctrl + L" or "Ctrl + Shift +
Then you can create your guides:
Creating a horizontal guide:
Place your mouse...
This article applies to
* Xara Designer Pro 6 and later
* Xara Photo ">Advanced Users
Any alterations to your registry settings are made at your own risk.
Please do not edit any values other than those listed below.
Advanced users can enable ...
A safe senders list is a list of email addresses or domains from which
you wish to receive emails. Adding the domain XARA.COM to your safe
senders list will ensure emails from Xara are delievered to your inbox
and not saved into your Spam/Junk folders.
The Page & Layer Gallery lists everything in your document, from the
pages and layers right down to each individual item on the page. It
provides a way to select, hide, lock and re-arrange these items. The
gallery is displayed open on the right hand side ...
The background color in the web templates in the Designs Gallery is
usually set by altering one of the Theme Colors used in the design.
You can set the background color in your own document by dragging and
dropping a color from the Color Line onto t...
This applies when moving objects using the arrow? keys on the
To modify the nudge distance, use these key combinations while using
the arrow keys:
Ctrl nudge 5 times the normal distance
Shift nudge 10 times t...
The Content Catalog was introduced in v10 and is now a feature of all
Designer products. It is an online extension of the Designs Gallery
offering greatly improved browsing of content, within a resizeable
If you prefer to work off-line then you...
A much improved way of re-coloring clipart, or anything made from a
group of vector artwork, such as buttons, text panels, and general
graphics was introduced in version 9.
How Do I Re-color A Group Object?
There are seve...
The Internal Program Error 1420.k.no.ar or similar message can occur
when attempting to add, duplicate or remove pages. The error is caused
by a rogue navbar state being present on one or more of your web
We recommend submitting a support req...
This information also relates to the error AN UNKNOWN PNG ERROR HAS
Please try recovering the file using the ExpandXar exe available from
If this does not recover the file, then please ...
A new feature of Web Designer 6 is the introduction of Auto Backups.
This will periodically save the document to a specified location,
which could be a local hard drive, network location or an external USB
drive. By default the backups will be pla...
Version 6 has Give new objects most recent attributes enabled by
default. This option is controlled from within the General tab of Page
When you draw a new object it takes on the attributes (e.g. the
color, line style etc) of not just the ...
Prior to version 8 MX, you had to use the selector tool to manually
adjust the position of items on the page. Similarly you had to drag
the bottom of the page down to enlarge the page to accommodate growing
Version 8 and later has the ...
MY PAGE IS NOT APPEARING AT ALL ONLINE AFTER PUBLISHING
If you are getting a 404 (not found) error, a blank page or other
similar result, this can be down to a number of factors below:
* Confirm you have published to the correct sub-folder on your h...
If you try to increase the paper size to very large dimensions, you
may receive the message: "The page width/height you entered was
invalid. It must be a positive, non-zero measurement, maximum for page
and margins is about 9ft (2.75M), minimum about 0...
The Width and Height of a web page can be altered from the Page Size
tab in Options (Select Utilities followed by Options). You can select
a default page size from the drop list or select Custom and specify
your own width and height.
The page height...
As well as exporting animations as animated GIFs and Flash
animations, version 7 sees the introduction of the .AVI movie file
EXPORTING ANIMATIONS AS AVI
In an animation document, choose Export Animation from the File menu,
and choose AVI...
THESE ARTICLES APPLIES TO: DESIGNER PRO VERSION 7 AND ABOVE
* Live Copies 
* Creating Live Copies 
* Editing Live Copies 
* Furter Information 
WHAT ARE LIVE COPIES?
View examples from here 
Retina images are hi-def versions of all your graphics and images for
use on devices that have retina screens or a very high resolution.
This is so your website maintains a high-quality appearance on high
DPI screens. Normal images are exported at 96DPI, ...
The method for moving an object between layers is different depending
on the program being used.
1. Open the Page & Layer Gallery
2. Select the layer you wish to move the object to, to make that
layer the current layer
3. Expand the layer fold...
The page numbers are repeating objects and a double page spread is a
second spread on the same page. Repeating objects, when set to repeat
on all pages are automatically applied to a new page and not to a new
To apply page numbers to the sp...
* Capture your screengrab using the Print Screen key, or press
Alt+Print Screen keys.
* Ctrl+V and select 'bitmap' to paste the grabbed image into Xara.
* Resize to the required size. You can also crop it using the Xara
Picture Editor or by placin...
If you zoom in using the zoom tool you will see that the snap to grid
is behaving perfectly.
Viewing the grid settings shows that they are by default set to '50
pix' for grid spacing and '50' for the number of subdivisions. This
means the snapping is ...
With the Selector tool enabled, click on the bitmap and then select
Flip Horizontally or Flip Vertically from the Selector Tool infobar.
The templates from webstyle or menu maker cannot be directly imported
into Web Designer.
You can however import the individual vector objects used to create a
template in Webstyle or Menu Maker into Web Designer.
The objects which makeup a template ...
Xara Web Designer allows you to update many objects at once across
one or several pages. This enables you to edit the logo for example on
one page or move its position and cause the logo to be repeated in the
same place on the other pages in your websi...
If you are having difficulties in displaying a particular gallery
then please select Window followed by Control Bars and click on the
The problem can be caused by dragging a gallery outside the
boundaries of the Xara window, causing it...
Xara Web Designer allows you to set individual page names for all the
pages in the document. Open Website Properties via the Utilities menu
and click on the Page tab.
Enter a Page filename and click on Apply in order to apply a name to
the selected ...
A Soft Group is similar to a Group but with several key differences.
A Soft Group can contain items across one or even several layers.
Selecting an item on one layer will automatically select the
corresponding soft grouped items on the other layers....
You can prevent an object from repeating in Web Designer 6
* Select the object you wish to stop repeating
* Select the Arrange menu followed by Stop Repeating
For more information, please view the article named Repeating Objects
in the program...
Select the page you wish to delete by clicking on the page. Next
select the Edit menu option followed by Pages and then Delete current
Alternatively you can use the Page & Layer Gallery to right click on
the page thumbnail and select Delete Pa...
You may wish to use a font other than a web safe font when using text
in buttons or headings. Simply group the object (Ctrl + G).
The text will remain editable but will be converted into a graphic on
export. It can be grouped by itself or with sever...
Xtreme 3.2 and Xtreme Pro 3.2 and later no longer allow the selection
of shapes that have 100% transparency applied. Invisible objects can
be selected by going into outline mode (shift the view quality slider
to the left).
Please initially ensure you have the latest printer drivers for the
particular printer you are using. If difficulties continue, try
selecting 'print as bitmap' from the Output tab of the File | Print
Difficulties with printing can als...
Please view your display proprerties by right clicking on your
desktop and selecting Properties.
Select the 'Settings' Tab and click on the 'Advanced' button.
Setting the DPI settings to normal (96 DPI) will resolve the problem.
Tiling is not supported, although you can print double page spreads.
Select File followed by Page Options and select the Page tab prior to
enabling the double page spread check box. Then select File followed
by Print Options. Select Print individual...
The Frame Gallery is only available in an Animation document. If you
want to create an animation select File followed by New and then
Animation to enable the Frame Gallery.
You can replace any of the photos used in the web page templates in
the Designs Gallery.
It's common to have used the same photo on different layers within
your page. For this reason, Web Designer will silently replace all
instances of the photo on ...
The program allows you to view multiple instances of the same
document. This is controlled from the 'Window' menu option. Select
Window | New View.
It is possible to create a double page spread of any size.
Create a new document
Select Utilities > Options > Page
Tick the 'Double page spread' checkbox
Select the desired Paper Size and Orientation
The share menu includes various facilities for sharing the currently
selected image with other MAGIX and third party services. So for
example you can select a photo on your page and quickly send it to a
MAGIX Online Album, to Facebook, or to Flickr. If...
There are 3 ways in which you can save a bitmap
* Right click on the bitmap in the bitmap gallery and select Save.
This saves the whole bitmap at the same pixel size as the original.
You can select to save in a wide variety of bitmap types. If you
Once an object has been extruded, you cannot apply certain effects
and changes to it, such as:
* Adding or removing text
* Adjustment of fills
To adjust these properties you will need to first remove the
extrusion by toggling the '3D' button on...
It's simple to create multi page sites in Xara Web Designer. The
easiest way is to use one of the themes from the Designs Gallery.
Open the Designs Gallery and select a page from one of the available
themes. Each theme in Web Designer 6 consists of...
The Extrude tool in Xara Xtreme 4 does not completely replace the
functionality provided in Xara3D.
For example, Xara3D supports a number of animation effects which are
not avaliable in the Extrude Tool.
Xara3D also provides a range of additiona...
Web Designer 7 displays open documents in Single page view. You can
browse to other pages within your document by opening the Page & Layer
Gallery and clicking on the page you wish to view. Alternatively, you
can click on the Page Down and Page Up key...
Not at present
"Ctrl + Shift+ V" pastes the clipboard contents into the same X/Y
position from where they were cut or copied. This only applies to
objects cut or copied from within Xtreme. Objects imported from other
programs are always pasted into ...
It is possible to link objects to frames within a Flash Animation.
To do this:
Rename the frame where you want to add a link, to 'frame name;stop'
This will stop the animation so the link will function.
Right-Click on the object you want to...
Xara Web Designer does not force each page of your website to be the
same size. This allows you to have pages in your site of varying
sizes. If you do want to force all pages to be the same size then
select Utilities followed by Options and select the ...
The Name gallery allows a collection of objects to be associated with
names and other objects. The name gallery lists all fonts, bitmaps,
named colors and object names used in any drawing or animation.
Information on the name gallery can be found withi...
THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:
* ANIMATION WITHIN XTREME
Yes, you can manipulate multiple items across different frames of an
To do this you must have both the "Edit all frames" and the "All
Frames visible" buttons checked within the Fram...
In order to continue editing your website as you were you must use
the saved copy of your .web file, which is the file you work on in Web
Designer. This is the most important file in your website project,
without this you cannot edit your website and ...
WHAT IS HIT DETECTION
Hit detection is the term applied to the detection of the object
which has been selected.
HOW HAS HIT DETECTION CHANGED IN VERSION 7
In version 6 and earlier, it was sometimes difficult to select small
or thin objects if they ...
The error 'Internal Program Error 3398.k.br.mp' or 'Internal Program
Error 7072.k.pp.sh occurs when there is a brush definition in the
document that has a problem.
Other related error codes are '3466.k.br.mp' and '7132.k.pp.sh'
You can resolve the ...
This is a known problem in Xara X1. While this problem was greatly
reduced in Xtreme, it is still occasionally reported.
The CPU usage should stop if the font gallery is closed and
re-opened. It starts using 100% CPU if you scroll the gallery fast
A callout is a text note within a shape such as a rectangle with one
side pointing at an object. A simple method for creating a callout is
Use the quickshape tool to make a rectangle (with rounded corners if
Right click on t...
Xara Xtreme Pro / Designer Pro includes a bundled utility that allows
users to configure the key shortcuts to most features and functions.
You will find the utility in the menu Utilities > Customize key