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    Default Xara Designer Pro+ Update (v21.6)

    We've just released an update to Xara Designer Pro+, v21.6. It includes improvements to two great time-saving Designer Pro features, Live Copies and SmartFields, plus there's another step-up in SVG support, which offers faster load times and sharper graphics for your websites.

    You can find a short summary of what's new in 21.6 on the Xara site and as always the full info in our Xara Designer Pro+ Release Notes.

    If you have a current Pro+ or Team+ subscription with Xara then the update will download to Designer Pro+ automatically.

    Hope you find this a useful update!

    Kate @ Xara

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update (v21.6)

    Really appreciate the svg inclusion. Thank the Devs, good work.
    Egg

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update (v21.6)

    +1

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update (v21.6)

    Again, unnecessary features for a graphic designer and illustrator. Xara has gone completely wrong and will soon lose its graphics users ((((
    www.aciden.ru
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update (v21.6)

    Thanks Egg, I will pass that along.

    @ Aciden, I know everyone's workflow is different, but some of your fellow illustrators find the Live Copy feature useful, updated in 21.6. You can find out more about Live Copy at https://helpandsupport.xara.com/xara...ve_copies.html (one change I didn't mention above is that the Help file is now online).

    Kate @ Xara

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    Bug Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update (v21.6)

    @Kate, the new multi-line SmartFields are problematic.

    I packed out addressline1 with about 4 paragraphs with 25 lines in total.

    In a Text Area, I put two copies of george:addressline1 and then deleted the first.
    Bug - I was left with about 10 Line Feeds that still acted as a Smart Field as I could not place the caret anywhere within and, worse, I could not delete them when highlighted.

    I have no means to finding a Smart Field in a document.
    I can delete them, page by page, but I don't know where they were until they are gone and that might be too late.

    Your Help file suggests
    To do this, add :text and :link to the end of the SmartField name. For example, you could enter website:link and website:text. Xara will link these two together, so whatever text you enter in website:text will link to the website:link URL.
    The default SmartFields show no reference to this construct or actually how to make it all work.
    Bug - If you succeed, you then find the Link works but there is no visibility of it in the Web Properties Dialog.

    If you are silly to try this will a multi-line text entry, you will encounter a disaster.
    Bug - every individual character and space gains its own, separate link and you end up with an HTML mess:
    Code:
    <span class="xr_tl Normal_text xr_s1" style="top: 53.92px;"><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">T</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">h</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">i</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">s</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)"> </a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">i</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">s</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)"> </a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">a</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)"> </a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">D</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">u</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">m</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">m</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">y</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)"> </a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">L</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">i</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">n</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">k</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">.</a></span>
    <span class="xr_tl Normal_text xr_s1" style="top: 77.25px;"><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">I</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">t</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)"> </a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">i</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">s</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)"> </a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">o</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">n</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)"> </a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">t</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">w</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">o</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)"> </a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">l</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">i</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">n</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">e</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">s</a><a href="george:website:link" target="_self" onclick="return(xr_nn());" onmousemove="xr_mo(this,0)">.</a></span>
    I'll leave you to work out the original link text.
    Its link was just javascript: ; but you have returned 'george:website:link', which errors with 'Failed to launch 'george:website:link' because the scheme does not have a registered handler.'

    I logged this issue when you first delivered SmartFields.

    Acorn
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    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

 

 

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