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  • Why are the edges of my image blurred?

    If you export an image, you could encounter one of the following problems with the image: The edges are blurred. A white line appears on the edges. The edges are not sharp and appear blurred. The imag...

  • Combining shapes

    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 sl...

  • Is there a way to nudge graphics using grid snapping?

    Nudge size This applies when moving objects using the arrow? keys on the keyboard Nudge modifiers To modify the nudge distance, use these key combinations while using the arrow keys: Ctrl nudge 5 time...

  • How do I cut a slice out of my shape?

    You can use any shape as a cut out for another shape. Place one shape over the other, select both, and from the Arrange menu, select Combine Shapes > Subtract Shapes or use the keyboard shortcut ( Ctr...

  • How do I apply a Bitmap Fill to a shape?

    A bitmap fill can be applied by selecting the fill tool, selecting the shape and then selecting 'Bitmap' fill from the top toolbar. From there you can drag and drop your own photo onto of the fill to ...

  • Can I set the Text Tool InfoBar to display all the text controls on the main bar?

    The following controls are located within a flyout menu on the Text tool InfoBar. Space before paragraph Space after paragraph Baseline shift Tracking Kerning Aspect ratio Place your mouse pointer ove...

  • Which file types can be exported by Xara Designer?

    The import and export formats are constantly updated and not all products can export to the same format. For the latest information on supported formats check the program help.  Help > Xara Designer h...

  • How do I prevent old files from loading when opening the program

    This article applies to Xara Designer Pro 6 and later Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6 and later In version 6 we introduced auto backups.  The option to ‘backup open documents on close and restore on p...

  • How do I show guides?

    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 + R. Then you can create your guides:  Creat...

  • Which file types can be imported into Xara?

    The import and export formats are constantly updated and differ from each product. For the latest information on supported formats check the program help.  Help > [Program Name ] help... and search on...