Page & Layout Designer combines all the text and page layout features of typical word processor & DTP packages with the image editing power of Xara’s award winning illustration & photo editing tools, to produce a fully integrated, flexible & powerful ‘Document Processor’. An overview of Xara Page & Layout Designer – and why it’s the best software for all your DTP and document creation needs!
Here are just some of the reasons why we believe Xara stands out from the competition, making Page & Layout Designer a great choice for all your DTP and document creation needs. Page & Layout Designer combines all the text and page layout features of typical word processor and DTP software with the image editing power of our illustration and photo editing tools, based on decades of experience creating graphic design products. The result is a fully integrated, flexible and powerful ‘Document Processor’ that can be used to create everything from business cards to multi-page brochures.
Page & Layout Designer offers everything you need for manipulating text.
You can enter your text at any angle and you can also set your text along a curved path. Additionally, just like any drawn object in Page & Layout Designer, you can freely resize it on the page, and produce creative display text by applying any of the effects, such as transparency, fills, molds and so on – and yet the text remains editable.
Like any word processing program, you have full control over the text style and format – you can change the font, size, color and justification of the text, alter the line spacing, tracking and kerning, and have bold, italic, superscript, subscript or strikethrough. You can set margins, tabs, indents and outdents and easily create bulleted or numbered lists (with your own custom bullets and numbers if you wish).
Text can be entered as stand alone single words or lines at any place in the document, or in single or multiple columns with advanced text flow controls between the columns, and with formatting controls such as column and page breaks. And there’s an added bonus; Xara’s industry leading screen rendering makes the on-screen text a more accurate representation of the final print result, especially at small sizes or rotated.
Highlight: 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 eg font or color, and all text in your document with that Style applied is instantly updated, helping you create professional looking documents.
What’s more Page & Layout Designer offers ‘live’ Style preview; Simply select some text and then traverse the Style menu – the selection will change to show your text in each Style. It’s a quick and easy way to try out your Styles.
Highlight: Spell check
We have included a powerful spell checker offering check-as-you-type, word suggestions and a user-dictionary – so you can focus on designing documents! Find and correct any mistakes quickly and easily, in realtime 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.
Highlight: 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. Perfect for designing great logos, icons, special lettering and eye-catchers that are guaranteed to attract attention.
Every document has the perfect font, so you can never have too many of them. Google has recently shaken up the font world by offering a large and growing collection of fonts for free. We bring that collection right into the Page & Layout font picker where you can filter, preview and select fonts from the current 600+ Google Fonts collection. What’s more, if you import a document with Google fonts then the fonts will be automatically downloaded and installed.
Intuitive Page Layout
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!
Highlight: Royalty-free templates
Page & Layout Designer offers all the tools you need to create your documents from scratch, but it is also packed with ready-made, fully customizable templates to suit all your business needs.
Highlight: Magic Snap
Arranging elements of all kinds (photos, graphics, text, etc.) with absolute precision is fast and easy with Page & Layout Designer!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 (just like a magnet), 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.
Highlight: Publishing Web Documents
With Page & Layout Designer 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.
Professional Color & Commercial Printing
Page & Layout Designer gives you access to professional color schemes such as CMYK, HSV and PANTONE® so you can get the colors in your brochure, flyer or poster just right.
Page & Layout Designer includes PANTONE color libraries for use as both spot color and PANTONE process color equivalents. It also offers the ability to produce CMYK color separations. This includes on-screen preview of CMYK and spot color plates, PANTONE color support, spot colors, on-screen printer gamut preview and a lot more. So Page & Layout Designer can produce professional CMYK print results either via PDF/X or via direct four color and spot-color separation via the print dialog.