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Product Update - 14th April 2021
Product Update - 14th April 2021

Word download, flip & rotate, text character spacing, SmartLayout 2 and more.

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Written by Matt Bolton
Updated over a week ago

Word Download

Not only can you open your Word documents in Xara Cloud, but now you can also download as .DOCX.

This option can be found by clicking on File > Download > Word inside the document editor.

Flip & Rotate Tools

In addition to the other object properties, you can now flip an image, shape or any other object vertically and horizontally, and rotate them 90 degrees using the buttons within the panel.

You can find these new tools in the right-hand properties panel when selecting an object.

Text Character Spacing

Create impactful titles and headings with the new character spacing property! This new text properties allows you to control the spacing between the characters within a text area.

These options can be found when editing a text area, by inserting the text caret within.

You can find out more about text properties here.

Improved SmartLayout Diagrams

We've made some big improvements to our SmartLayouts, giving you more control over what can be done with them. Editing, adding and moving content around your designs is now much easier than before.

You can find the Diagrams by clicking on the 'Diagram' button, then 'Business Graphic'. We will be updating and adding more in the coming updates so stay tuned!

Please note that some previous designs are not using the new SmartLayouts yet and may still appear as groups.

OneDrive share support

You can now connect and access shared folders from OneDrive as part of your team documents.

You can access your admin panel here, or from the file picker under your Team's name > Manage Team.

Other Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Reliability improvements when loading and saving files

  • Fixed an issue which caused incorrect PDF file generation when PDF download is enabled for share

  • Fixed an issue which prevented some company fonts from being accessible from the font panel

  • Improved initial view of templates so as they are not obstructed by panels

  • PDF import accuracy improvements

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