Date: 8th October 2020
Version Number: 20.4.0.60286

Article here: [will update shortly]

Release notes: http://releasenotes.xara.hosting/designer-pro-plus/

What's New

Selection UI

Improved Rotation Center Handling

By default when you rotate an object, the origin of the rotation is the objectís centre point. But you can move this origin to rotate any objects around a common origin point. First turn on visibility of the rotate centre by pressing the toggle button on the Selector Tool infobar Name:  5349.jpg
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Now you can drag on the center point handle to move it anywhere on the page. For example if you move it to the center of the page, then when you rotate the rectangle or any other objects, they will all rotate around the center of the page. Unlike in earlier versions of Designer, the visibility and position of the center handle is now maintained until you press the button again to turn visibility off. You can change selection, switch to and from other tools and even switch to different pages and the rotation handle keeps its position. To revert to normal, where objects rotate around their own centers, just turn visibility off again

Selection box offsets on small objects

When you are zoomed out in Selector Tool, or have very small objects in your design, the selected object may be very small on screen so there is very little space for Designer to show the selection box with its handles. So now in such cases you will notice that Designer shows a larger selection box around the object, so itís easier to work on it without having to zoom in.

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New QuickShape handles

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QuickShape Tool selection handles have been updated to match the new Selector Tool handle style

PDF Import Improvements

Many fixes and improvements to import of PDF documents, including:

  • Fixed wrong fill colors on some shapes.
  • Fixed CMYK image imported inverted.
  • Fixed links to next/previous page not imported.

Also some improvements to the export of imported PDF documents to web:

  • Fixed wrong font weights on some text in web export.
  • Fixed narrow lines invisible in web export.
  • Fixed dropped capitals wrong positioned.
  • Fixed some embedded fonts failed to be exported to web.
  • Fixed text with outlines now export to web correctly.
  • Fixed image resolution now better in web export