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    Bug Xara Desktop Application v17.0 is all Skewed

    Dear Xara...

    How can you continue to get is so wrong?

    Create a Rectangle.
    Set up a Simple Linear Alt Rainbow Fill from one corner to another across the diagonal. Start Red and End Dark Magenta.


    • Clone and rotate 900. Bug - the Fill Handles no longer move with the rectangle. The rectangle seems to be transformed into a Square.
    • Clone and Skew any angle on H or V axis - Bug - as above. The Fill is flipped vertically.

    Your inability to deliver a clean version without introducing untold Bugs is mind-blowing.

    I still have websites I dare not upgrade from v12!

    This particular Bug Set has occurred since v16.3.

    acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

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    Default Re: Xara Desktop Application v17.0 is all Skewed

    I can't replicate that Acorn. (XDP17 & XDP+)
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    Egg

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    Default Re: Xara Desktop Application v17.0 is all Skewed

    I don't have XDP17 but tried it in XWDP17 and could not replicate it either Acorn Sorry no go.

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    Default Re: Xara Desktop Application v17.0 is all Skewed

    Sorry both, did you then Preview?

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    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

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    Default Re: Xara Desktop Application v17.0 is all Skewed

    Sorry Acorn just tried preview in XWDP17 and in preview turned 90 degree into square and skewed not square but shortened immensely so you are correct!!!! Went back and tried in XDPX16 and worked like it is supposed to.

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    Default Re: Xara Desktop Application v17.0 is all Skewed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsyjoe View Post
    Sorry Acorn just tried preview in XWDP17 and in preview turned 90 degree into square and skewed not square but shortened immensely so you are correct!!!! Went back and tried in XDPX16 and worked like it is supposed to.
    GJ thanks. I am sorry I abridged my experience.

    My distress is around finding this muck up in a live site and having to grovel and make good.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

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    Default Re: Xara Desktop Application v17.0 is all Skewed

    Ah! see what you mean now. I know we shouldn't need a workaround but if you convert to editable shapes it previews correctly.
    Egg

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    Default Re: Xara Desktop Application v17.0 is all Skewed

    @Egg that might work for XDP17 but there is no such option in XWDP17 So you still have the same problem

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    Default Re: Xara Desktop Application v17.0 is all Skewed

    It's just another one of those ridiculous situations that have come about with Xara/Magix trying to monetise the software as much as possible Joe
    Egg

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    Default Re: Xara Desktop Application v17.0 is all Skewed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsyjoe View Post
    @Egg that might work for XDP17 but there is no such option in XWDP17 So you still have the same problem
    GJ, you can get Editable shapes with XWDP.

    Take any Rectangle, Ellipse or QuickShape. clone it and select both and Add Shapes.

    Sadly, what I was building was a Template just using skewed Rectangles. These do not generate images just transformed SPANs and so are highly scalable with no real payload burden.

    I cannot afford to build something that a later version mangles so I will have to revert to getting round it with CSS and checking it works across all browsers. Not simple as linear-gradients are not animatable across a transition.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

 

 

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