Here are just some of the reasons why we believe Xara stands out from the competition, making Page & Layout Designer a great choice for all your DTP and document creation needs.
Page & Layout Designer combines all the text and page layout features of typical word processor and DTP software with the image editing power of our illustration and photo editing tools, based on decades of experience creating graphic design products. The result is a fully integrated, flexible and powerful 'Document Processor' that can be used to create everything from business cards to multi-page brochures.
It's pretty obvious that text is one of the fundamental building blocks of any document so we've worked hard to ensure that the text handling tools are comprehensive, flexible and easy to understand.
What’s more Page & Layout Designer offers ‘live’ Style preview; Simply select some text and then traverse the Style menu - the selection will change to show your text in each Style. It’s a quick and easy way to try out your Styles.
We have included a powerful spell checker offering check-as-you-type, word suggestions and a user-dictionary - so you can focus on designing documents! Find and correct any mistakes quickly and easily, in realtime while typing.
Supported languages include English (US and UK), German (Germany, Swizterland and Austria), Italian, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Polish and Turkish.
Enhance all your documents with high-quality 3D objects. Turn text, shapes, graphics, and photos into impressive 3D objects with the world's fastest 3D tool, including natural light reflections, shadows and amny other options.
Perfect for designing great logos, icons, special lettering and eye-catchers that are guaranteed to attract attention.
Page & Layout Designer makes it a snip to layout your page with drag & drop editing, but we understand it's just as important to offer flexible, intuitive ways to work across multiple columns and pages for your more ambitious documents.
Page & Layout Designer offers all the tools you need to create your documents from scratch, but it is also packed with ready-made, fully customizable templates to suit all your business needs.
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In addition, all the templates in Page & Layout Designer are royalty-free and can be used without limitation to design your business and marketing materials, regardless of how many copies you produce and of the time period in which you use them.
Arranging elements of all kinds (photos, graphics, text, etc.) with absolute precision is fast and easy with Page & Layout Designer!
Dynamic "Snap lines" show you the corner points of existing objects and the center of the page when placing your content. Elements can be docked to these lines (just like a magnet), so you no longer need to align objects using manual guidelines.
Multiple objects can be aligned next to each other simultaneously, e.g. to create identical intervals between them.
The "flowing text" function substantially simplifies document design. Simply move elements and images to wherever you want them and the text will automatically flow around the object.
The Page and Layer Gallery is the central location for managing your documents, making it simple to select pages and move, delete, copy, cut or integrate them into other projects.
Here are just a few of the other things that we think make Page & Layout Designer stand out from the competition - such as our fully integrated drawing and photo tools - or are important for any professional DTP solution.
For any document, laying out your text professionally is just half the battle. To present ideas or businesses successfully you also need images that create a professional impression. The image editing features in Page & Layout Designer allow you to do exactly that, quickly and easily.With the fully integrated photo tool you can easily crop your photo and adjust brightness, contrast, color temperature, saturation and sharpness, so you can transform your photos in no time at all, either manually or with the 1 click auto-optimization.
PDF and PDF/X are the industry standard for transferring any type of document, so it's essential that you can handle them. Page & Layout Designer offers comprehensive control over export of PDF and PDF/X documents and creates clean, compact PDF files. It also offers reliable import and basic editing of PDF files.
Page & Layout Designer gives you access to professional color schemes such as CMYK, HSV and PANTONE® so you can get the colors in your brochure, flyer or poster just right.
Page & Layout Designer includes PANTONE color libraries for use as both spot color and PANTONE process color equivalents. It also offers the ability to produce CMYK color separations. This includes on-screen preview of CMYK and spot color plates, PANTONE color support, spot colors, on-screen printer gamut preview and a lot more. So Page & Layout Designer can produce professional CMYK print results either via PDF/X or via direct four color and spot-color separation via the print dialog.
Both options include crop and printer's marks. The direct separations printing includes control over print screening and screen types, emulsion side down and other advanced settings.
The Designs Gallery is directly connected with our servers so it can be constantly updated with the newest templates and design elements.
Page & Layout Designer offers comprehensive support for industry standard import and export formats, so you can import existing graphics and documents.
This includes RTF (Rich Text Format) and import and export of Microsoft Word (.docx & .doc).Page & Layout Designer also supports all the common graphics formats, including bitmap types like GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF and PSD. Plus the key vector types like PDF, EMF, WMF and SVG.