WHAT ARE GOOGLE FONTS?
Google Fonts is an online collection of open source, maintained by
Google that allow you to install them on your computer for use in
design as well as website work.
ARE GOOGLE FONTS AVAILABLE IN ALL VERSIONS?
WHAT ARE WEB SAFE FONTS?
Earlier versions provided a 'web safe' set of fonts that could be
used on your website. These were a small selection of fonts that were
common to most web browsers and so you could be confident would work
WHAT ARE FONT SYMBOLS?
These are fonts that contains numerious high quality symbols, icons or
generally useful graphic designs. This was created as a font as a
way of using such symbols in web pages. Like all fonts, the shapes are
This information is relevant to all versions of Xara Xtreme, Photo &
Graphic Designer, Page & Layout Designer and Designer Pro
Its simple to apply Text to a curve in Xara Xtreme as well as
controlling the position of the text in relation to the curv...
The repelling text feature, also known as liquid text allows you to
wrap text around an object.
Any object can have 'Repel text under' applied to it causing text
which is below the stacking order of the object to wrap around the
In version 8, the following controls are located within a flyout menu
on the Text tool InfoBar.
* Space before paragraph
* Space after paragraph
* Baseline shift
* Aspect ratio
Place your mouse pointer over the ab icon ...
WHAT IS A TEXT STYLE?
A Text Style is a named collection of attributes, such as font, size,
color, line spacing and other text attributes which can be applied to
paragraphs and characters within a text column, area or line.
Text Styles are a powerf...
Hyphenating long words at the ends of lines in a flowing paragraph of
text allows more text to fit on fewer lines. This is especially
important with fully justified text to reduce the “rivers of
white” problem, where a lot of wh...
Body text in any of the templates is placeholder text to show the
aesthetics of the text in the template, select this text with the text
tool and replace the text with your own text
The program has the ability to include your own graphical designs for
the 'bullet character' and the number on the start of bullet or
numbered lists. This can make a significant improvement in the
presentation quality of any list.
There is a list of exa...
This article applies to:
* Designer Pro X11 and later
* Web Designer 11 Premium and later
* Page and Layout Designer 11 and later
TO UPDATE AN EXISTING TEXT STYLE:
Select some text already in the style you want to update.
There is an integrated spell checker in all the Designer products,
which can be accessed by selecting the Text tool and clicking on the
last icon on the right side of the Text tool InfoBar. The icon will
display the title text 'Spell checker' when placing...
The Text tool is accessible from the Toolbar on the left. All Text
related controls are accessible from the Text Tool infobar.
HOW DO I ADD TEXT TO MY DOCUMENT?
Xara support three basic type of text objects.
* SIMPLE TEXT LINES: Click...
The ability to repel groups and composite objects was introduced in
version 5. Version 6 introduced anchoring which allowed you to anchor
groups and composite objects. Version 7 allows for the same group or
composite object to be repelled as well as an...
HOW DO I CONNECT MY TEXT AREAS TO ENABLE FLOWING TEXT?
When text overflows the bottom of the text area, an overflow
indicator is shown on the bottom of the area. Drag this over any other
text area, the overflow text will flow into the new text area, a...
CAN I STYLE MY BULLETS AND NUMBERED LISTS?
The ability to include fancy graphical designs for the 'bullet
character' and the number on the start of bullet or numbered lists was
introduced in version 8 and can make a significant improvement in the
When opening an existing design you may receive a warning such as:
"This document contains syntheized bold/italic font varients that are
no longer supported. Please use the Name Gallery to identify and if
neccessary replace the fonts" ...
A Find & Replace function has been added to the Text tool. This
performs live search so that as you type the search string the text is
searched and highlighted in real-time.
To search for some text select the menu Edit -> Find/Replace or
EMBEDDED GRAPHIC OPTIONS
You now have much more control over how text is formatted around
objects that you paste "embedded " into text. As in previous versions,
to embed an object copy or cut it to the clipboard (Ctrl + C or Ctrl +
X), go i...
Since version 7, an object can be set to anchor as well as repel. An
object with both repel and anchoring applied will only repel the text
it is anchored to. Right click on the object and select Repelling &
Yes. Either right click on a text area and select Columns or click
on the Columns icon from the Text Tool infobar to display the Columns
dialog. This will allow you to convert the text are into regularly
* Use the up and do...
Many modern OpenType fonts include typographical ligatures, which
allow pairs or sequences of consecutive characters in text to be
displayed with a single glyph. They are used to improve the legibility
and presentation of text and to introduce stylistic f...