We publish regular email newsletters using a bulk mailing application. It has an HTML editor but its really basic.
As an existing Xara user, it seemed that the Designer Pro web page capabilities would provide a great tool for quickly generating HTML email content.
But no, not in Designer Pro 7.
The problem is that Xara does not give an option when you 'Publish Web' to specify the path of the resource folder - it is always relative to where the web page is, not an absolute address.
So, for example, if the page is News_1110.htm the resources folder with the graphics etc will always be in subfolder News_1110 and you can't specify it to be http://www.test.com/News_1110
So trying to use News_1110.htm as the content in an email just wont work -all the links are broken.
As a workaround I have manually edited the .htm file to change all the references and that ends up working perfectly (see attached sample of the working result). However it is cumbersome and error prone.
-->> THE SUGGESTION for the next Designer Pro release - provide an option in 'Publish Web' to have either a relative path for the resources, or specify an absolute path (typically on a web server).
That simple addition would make Xara a great newsletter tool.