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  1. #1
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    xdp6 Xara Designer Pro 8 - new options

    Dear Xara Developers,
    I would like to offer a number of functions (options) which it would be great to see in the next Xara Design Pro version.

    as for the text:
    1. change tex case.
    2. hyphenation
    3. align to baseline grid - there is a similar function in InDesign, it really helps in text layout.
    4. tables (charts) designer

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    Thank you. I am sure the next version of Xara Design Pro will thrill us all, and hope that with some of my suggestions the programme will develop at substantially new level

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro 8 - new options

    Any addition to DTP features gets a big +1 from me.

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro 8 - new options

    Great suggestions.

    You can toggle the case from upper to lower with a keyboard shortcut. With the character or characters selected, press Ctrl + w.

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro 8 - new options

    As Gary said you already can toggle between uppercase and lowercase.
    +1 for all the rest plus full opentype support

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro 8 - new options

    They should add the change uppercase/lowercase option to right click menu when text is selected. It's hard to remember all the keyboard shortcuts.
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro 8 - new options

    +1
    Auto hyphenation would be great for both DTP and Web Design
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro 8 - new options

    I would like to see a little more effort on DTP generally. It is frustrating to see so much effort going on web design. Particularly long documents: Automatic page numbers, text para styles, contents generation for a start.
    Tony

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro 8 - new options

    I'm with you on DTP-type features, Tony. FWIW, I asked Kate Moir in her thread about WD MX whether the new Text Styles feature would have an equivalent in the next Designer Pro version, and she said yes. Now this could mean that - as we would expect - the web-design aspects of Designer Pro 8 (MX?) will include this feature, OR that there will indeed be a paper-focused text style feature. I'm hoping for an InDesign or Ventura-type paragraph tagging tool which would get us nearer to a DTP-type workflow. Fingers crossed!

    Jon

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro 8 - new options

    I would love to see some effort put into the DTP end of Xara. Tables that work like tables and not as a resizeable image would be great. Longer document handling - YES! But right now - I am struggling with tables in Xara.

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro 8 - new options

    Quote Originally Posted by thegitksan View Post
    Tables that work like tables and not as a resizeable image would be great.
    Agreed. Lack of tables in a modern day app that wants to compete in web and DTP document creation is a glaring omission. Vote here.

 

 

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