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    Default What is the best way to export a Xara file into PowerPoint?

    Hello

    What is the best way to export a Xara file into PowerPoint?

    Fwiw, I have just had a play with https://cloud.ixara.com/, however I couldn't get it to so a single thing.

    A) I couldn't work out how to add a shape or draw a line.

    B) I couldn't get (the free version) to export to PowerPoint - which the website claims is possible.
    All I keep getting is this message:

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    The background is that I have siblings who don't have Xara, with whom I will need to share fairly simple Xara designs with, which they will need to be able to edit. They have good Powerpoint skills. (And fwiw, they are not impressed with what Xara looks like on high res 4K screens!)

    Any suggestions?

    J

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    Default Re: What is the best way to export a Xara file into PowerPoint?

    I believe that v16 introduced PPT Export as a beta, which will closely match the Xara Cloud one.
    http://releasenotes.xara.hosting/des...Anchor:582J51z

    I do recall trying this a year back and found Xara Cloud could not handle Steps (which happen to be in Step Layers) at all.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: What is the best way to export a Xara file into PowerPoint?

    Thanks. I'm a bit confused about the versions though.

    This page: https://www.xara.com/us/designer-pro/download/
    Lists these previous versions:

    >>>
    Designer Pro X365 (12.4.1) - 64-bit
    Designer Pro X365 (12.4.1) - 32-bit
    Designer Pro X11 - 64-bit
    Designer Pro X11 - 32-bit
    Designer Pro X10 - 64-bit
    Designer Pro X10 - 32-bit
    Designer Pro X9 - 64-bit
    Designer Pro X9 - 32-bit
    Designer Pro X (v8)
    Designer Pro 7
    Designer Pro 6
    Xara Xtreme PRO 5
    >>>

    But what is the current version "Xara Designer Pro X" actually called?!
    [Aside: And why is this so hard?!)

    J

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    Default Re: What is the best way to export a Xara file into PowerPoint?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiphen View Post
    Thanks. I'm a bit confused about the versions though.

    This page: https://www.xara.com/us/designer-pro/download/
    Lists these previous versions:

    >>>
    Designer Pro X365 (12.4.1) - 64-bit
    Designer Pro X365 (12.4.1) - 32-bit
    Designer Pro X11 - 64-bit
    Designer Pro X11 - 32-bit
    Designer Pro X10 - 64-bit
    Designer Pro X10 - 32-bit
    Designer Pro X9 - 64-bit
    Designer Pro X9 - 32-bit
    Designer Pro X (v8)
    Designer Pro 7
    Designer Pro 6
    Xara Xtreme PRO 5
    >>>

    But what is the current version "Xara Designer Pro X" actually called?!
    [Aside: And why is this so hard?!)

    J
    Help > About displays "Xara Designer Pro X 16.3.0.57723 DL x64 Oct 25 2019".
    It is so hard because a whizz at MagiXara decided to go for the Update service effectively unaware of version control.
    You missed out v15. The Serial Key for v15 & v16 is the same so you can install both under one licence.

    Xara call it Xara Designer Pro X (16) but hid the version to make it more fun.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: What is the best way to export a Xara file into PowerPoint?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    Help > About displays "Xara Designer Pro X 16.3.0.57723 DL x64 Oct 25 2019".
    It is so hard because a whizz at MagiXara decided to go for the Update service effectively unaware of version control.
    You missed out v15. The Serial Key for v15 & v16 is the same so you can install both under one licence.

    Xara call it Xara Designer Pro X (16) but hid the version to make it more fun.

    Acorn
    Was that the same whizz at MagiXara who decided to not waste money making the Xara Designer Pro X (16) user interface readable in Windows when running high res (e.g. 4K) screens?

    J


    PS Does Designer Pro X365 still exist? Was it a version that completely expires after 1 year?

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    Default Re: What is the best way to export a Xara file into PowerPoint?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiphen View Post
    PS Does Designer Pro X365 still exist? Was it a version that completely expires after 1 year?
    It is now (simply) Xara Designer Pro X; it was just a whizz's passing fantasy.

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    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

 

 

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