Xara Page & Layout Designer Review

Xara Page & Layout Designer
Xara Page & Layout Designer received the SimplytheBest Gold Award
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Xara Page & Layout Designer offers everything you need for professional DTP, combining advanced text controls with flexible page layout features such as drag and drop editing of images and automatic text flow around objects. It adds up to complete design freedom for all your page design work! Page & Layout Designer is great for single page designs such as business cards or adverts, but it can also handle more complex multi-column, multi-page documents with ease, with automatic text flow onto new pages, automatic page numbering, single page or cross-document control of headers & footers, and very flexible controls over text flow between columns. With multi-column layouts you can switch column count and customize columns individually, have a common multi-column layout throughout the document or individually designed pages. And you can have single page or seamless double page spreads supporting across-the-spread graphics.


TEXT STYLES

Text styles are a powerful way to alter the appearance of text throughout your document with just a few clicks. Update an element of your text style e.g. font or color, and all text in your document with that style applied is instantly updated, helping you create professional looking documents.

SPELL CHECK

A powerful spell checker offers check-as-you-type, word suggestions and a user-dictionary. Find and correct any mistakes quickly and easily, in real-time while typing. Supported languages include English (US and UK), German (Germany, Swizterland and Austria), Italian, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Polish and Turkish.

3D TOOL

Enhance all your documents with high-quality 3D objects. Turn text, shapes, graphics, and photos into impressive 3D objects with the world's fastest 3D tool, including natural light reflections, shadows and amny other options.

INTUITIVE PAGE LAYOUT

Everything you need for professional DTP, combining advanced text controls with flexible page layout features such as drag and drop editing of images and automatic text flow around objects. Single page designs such as business cards or adverts, but it can also handle more complex multi-column, multi-page documents with ease, with automatic text flow onto new pages, automatic page numbering, single page or cross-document control of headers & footers, and very flexible controls over text flow between columns. With multi-column layouts you can switch column count and customize columns individually, have a common multi-column layout throughout the document or individually designed pages. And you can have single page or seamless double page spreads supporting across-the-spread graphics.

IMPORT/EXPORT

Xara Page & Layout Designer offers comprehensive support for industry standard import and export formats, so you can import existing graphics and documents. This includes RTF (Rich Text Format) and (beta) import and export of Microsoft Word (.docx). Page & Layout Designer also supports all the common graphics formats, including bitmap types like GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF and PSD. Plus the key vector types like PDF/PDF-X, EMF, WMF and SVG.

ROYALTY-FREE TEMPLATES

Ready-made, fully customizable templates to suit all your business needs. All the templates are royalty-free and can be used without limitation to design your business and marketing materials, regardless of how many copies you produce and of the time period in which you use them.

MAGIC SNAP

Arranging elements of all kinds (photos, graphics, text, etc.) with absolute precision is fast and easy. Dynamic snap lines show you the corner points of existing objects and the center of the page when placing your content. Elements can be docked to these lines so you no longer need to align objects using manual guidelines. Multiple objects can be aligned next to each other simultaneously, e.g. to create identical intervals between them.

FLOWING TEXT

The flowing text function moves elements and images to wherever you want them and the text will automatically flow around the object.

PAGE & LAYER GALLERY

Provides a central location for managing your documents, making it simple to select pages and move, delete, copy, cut or integrate them into other projects.

PUBLISHING WEB DOCUMENTS

You can publish your multi-page print document on the Web as a single scrollable document. It's easy to view, totally WYSIWYG, and perfect for fast skimming and browsing of long documents or sharing your documents with others, without the bother of PDF. Great for viewing on touch devices like iPADs.

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CONCLUSION

SimplytheBest Gold AwardXara Page & Layout Designer is a pleasure to work with. It handles all the tasks with speed and accuracy. The Web site document feature is brilliant and it's probably the only program today that offers smart desktop publishing. A true SimplytheBest Gold Award winner.

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