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Text Handling

Text and text features within Xara

  • How do I update or redefine existing text styles?

    To update an existing Text Style: Select some text already in the style you want to update. Apply whatever changes you require, say an alternative font, or font size. Select Update Style from the Styl...

  • Flowing text & Autoflow

    How do I connect my Text areas to enable flowing text? When text overflows the bottom of the text area, an overflow indicator is shown on the bottom of the area. Drag this over any other text area, th...

  • Graphic and Bullet Lists

    Can I style my bullets and numbered lists? The ability to include fancy graphical designs for the 'bullet character' and the number on the start of bullet or numbered lists was introduced in version 8...

  • All Caps & Case Options

    The capitalisation options can be found on the text toolbar. All caps allows you to set a text style where the case is set to either: As Typed The case will remain to whatever you have typed ALL CAPS ...

  • Table of Contents

    Table of Contents The new option Insert > Table of Contents ... builds a table of contents automatically and inserts it at the text caret. This operation works by finding all the headings in your docu...

  • Can I insert page numbers?

    With the text cursor in the text, a new Insert  right click menu is available, with a selection of page number styles.  It's common to place a page number on every page in a document. It's a good idea...

  • Automatic Hyphenation in Xara

    Hyphenation Introduction 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 re...

  • How do I use auto text correction?

    From version 11 we've introduced a new automatic text correct facility.  This allows you to set up your own shortcuts for terms or abbreviations that you tend to type regularly. For example, typing (c...

  • How do I apply text to a curve or outline of a shape?

    1) Insert your shape* or draw your line / curve 2) Select the text tool and click on your page to create a text line**, and then add your text 3) with the selector tool (V), select both the text line ...

  • Can I create custom bullet and numbered lists?

    The program has the ability to include your own graphical designs for the 'bullet character' and the number on the start of bullet or numbered lists. This can make a significant improvement in the pre...