Welcome to Xara Designer Pro

Xara Designer Pro is an amazingly powerful all-round creative tool for producing graphics and illustrations, creative documents of all types, editing photos and more. It can produce and edit PDF files, MS Word documents, websites and interactive presentations. All document types share a great deal in common. Brochures, corporate reports, presentations, PDFs, even Word documents and websites, all are a combination of text layout and graphics, typically incorporating photos and illustrations. So why use multiple programs to create them!

Opening Files

You can open PDFs, Word documents, photos, and of course native Xara files (.xar) using the File > Open menu or by dragging a file from your Windows File Explorer onto the Designer Pro title bar. To start a new document select File > New and choose a document type.

Online Content Catalog

The Content Catalog is an integrated online resource for new document templates as well as a huge range of vector clipart (illustrations) and royalty free stock photos and illustrations. To open a new template document select File > New from Content Catalog and check out Websites, Social Media, Print and Presentations on the left hand side. Read the ‘Working with Templates’ chapter in the help for a quick intro on using templates.

The Intro Documents

In the Content Catalog there’s a First Look > Introduction section that contains the intro documents for Xara Web Designer and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer. All features described in those documents are included in Designer Pro X, and they are a great place to start learning about what Designer Pro X can do for you.

Movies, Forums and More

The demo movies are another great learning resource for Designer Pro X, you’ll find them under Help > Movies. In addition you’ll find links to a selection of tutorials, our support site and forums under Help > More Xara Designer Pro X.

Add Online Editing & Collaboration With Xara Cloud

Xara Cloud offers an ultra-simple way to edit and share your Xara documents online in a web browser using any device (yes even a Mac, iPad or Android tablet!). It’s the perfect answer if you want to update your Xara document or site remotely, or work collaboratively in real-time with colleagues or clients. You can find out more about adding Xara Cloud to your Designer
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