WHAT IS PAGE & LAYOUT DESIGNER?
Xara Page & Layout Designer is a great choice for all your DTP and
document creation needs. It combines all the text and page layout
features of typical word processor and DTP packages with the image
editing power of Xar...
Since version 7, you can copy and paste whole pages in the current
document or paste pages to another document. This copies the page
dimensions, layers and other page attributes in addition to all the
objects on the page. COPYING/CUT A PAGE
The license terms may vary from version to version and so we recommend
that you CHECK THE LICENSE TERMS IN THE PRODUCT, which you will find
in the help (search on license if you cannot see the link on the
Note these terms apply to work cr...
If you find certain import or export filters are missing, such as PDF
Import and Export, Photoshop PSD or even HTML export, then it's worth
initially attempting to run the program as the administrator to see if
it resolves the problem. If filters are miss...
You are seeing this message because the processor you are using does
not have new enough technology to run the program (does not meet the
minimum requirements for the program). SSE2 is a processor instruction
set which was introduced in Intel processors a...
Print documents within Xara are exported a _WEB DOCUMENT_ rather than
a _WEBSITE_. A one page HTML page is exported combining all of the
pages within your Print document. The document is a HTML web page, but
is layed out like a PDF document.
Sign in to your Xara account at http://support.xara.com  and click
the link labelled Submit a Ticket. Select the required department and
click on the button labelled Next.
The submit a ticket form will allow you to attach a maximum of two
PANTONE and color separations ARE SUPPORTED in the following products
Xara Page & Layout Designer 9 and later
All versions of Designer Pro
Xtreme Pro 3.2, 4 and 5
PANTONE and color separations are NOT supported in:
V11 AND EARLIER
The templates are found in the Designs Gallery (or in v10 & v11 in
both the Designs Gallery and the Content Catalog).
Note in current versions the free trial contains a selection of
editable templates which are automatically downlo...
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...
In the case of templates that include photos, there may be some
restrictions on the commercial use of the photos, contact Xara for
more information, naming the product / template and photo that you are
Also note that the photos are em...
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 bitmap fill can be applied by dragging a bitmap from the bitmap
gallery or via explorer and dropping it onto a shape. Version 3.2 of
Xtreme and Xtreme Pro require you to hold down the shift key when
dropping a photo onto a shape to cause the bitmap t...
If you are having problems viewing the movies or hearing sound when
viewing the movies then it's possible the video codec/ audio codec
used to decode the video is not installed on your PC.
You can download a codec detection utility to verify which c...
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...
Please select from one of the categories below to add the pen tool
permanently back to the toolbar. Please note that this button is not
available for Web Designer ( it is for Web Designer Premium )
* Version 7 & 8
* Version 9 & later
FOR VERSIONS 7...
The Combine shapes option (select the objects, right click and choose
Combine shapes) provides you with a range of advanced options to
combine shapes to make new shapes, such as adding, cutting, or
slicing. You can use combine shapes on any type of object...
The program provides many useful methods for object handling. This
includes moving, cut, copy and pasting objects, duplicating and
cloning, stacking order, rotating and resizing, snapping, guide
objects and lines, grouping, alignment and clipview. Thes...
If you select an object with the Selector tool, the objects' bound
handles are displayed, dragging on these handles provides a quick way
to resize the object. If you are using Xtreme 3.2 or newer then you
can hover the mouse just inside the selection h...
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
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 ...
Yes. Version 9 includes a beta release of a Microsoft Word export
filter. -Text areas exported from Xara are imported as Text boxes
within Microsoft Word. Linked Text flows are imported as Linked Text
boxes. -Repel Text is not currently supported -...
There have been a variety of snapping improvements introduced in
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Change the behavior of snap to objects whilst dragging by tapping a
key to turn different modes on and off.
The following mod...
Adding repeating objects to just a few pages rather than all can be
achieved by following the steps below.
* First make your object repeat on all pages of your site, using
Arrange->'Repeat on all pages'.
* Select one of the repeating objects and ...
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.
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...
Select the object you are trying to apply a name to, then click on
the name tag icon on the infobar.
Enter the required name in the 'Apply name:' field, or if the name
has already been applied elsewhere in the document, select it from the
drop down l...
Yes. This is controlled by the settings within your Windows
installation, so will also affect any other programs that are
sensitive to this.
To change this setting go to Control Panel > Regional and Language
Options. From Regional Options, click on ...
Yes. Xara takes a simple approach of treating all RGB colors as the
same screen RGB - sometimes called the sRGB scale.
Select Utilities followed by Options. Click on the Mouse tab. Has the
point value been set to 0? If so, set the point value to 6 pix and the
line value to 4pix.
The sending of the crash report to Xara simply sends the crash
information file to our FTP server. It does not tell us which crash
dump file on the server is yours without you also submitting a ticket
that includes the crash dump identifier and prefera...
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...
Version 7 saw the introduction of five new paste operations. Paste
operations are accessible from the Programs Edit menu or from the
right click context menu.
* Paste Position - This option applies the position of a copied
object on the clipboard to...
From version 11 onwards, we've introduced some new transparency types
and made some adjustments to current ones. Please see the list of them
The colour of the object mixes with the colour of underlying objects.
The effect is similar...
Page & Layout Designer includes a selection of Photo tools allowing
you to Enhance (Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Blur/Sharpen, change
the temperature and hue), and Crop your photos. The following photo
editing tools are accessible from the Photo t...