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XaReg - Created by Bill Taylor (soquili) and Steve Ledger (sledger)
XaReg is a contraction of the two words Xara and Registry. It is also a utility program that allows people of any skill level to access options only available by editing specific Xara registry keys.
UPDATE 15 FEBRUARY 2010
New features added for version 188.8.131.52:
Click here to download version 184.108.40.206 (XaReg12.zip)
Before you can use XaReg you must have installed the Microsoft .NET framework version 2 or newer on your computer. If you have Automatic Updates enabled your computer most likely already has a compatible version of the .NET framework.
To use XaReg download the .zip file and then extract the XaReg.exe file to a folder on your hard drive. Use Windows Explorer to view the folder where you put XaReg.exe then right click and select Send To... Desktop as shortcut. You should now have a XaReg.exe shortcut on your desktop.
Double click the icon to run XaReg.
XaReg will read your Registry and find all installed versions of Xara X, X¹, Xtreme, Xtreme Pro, and Web Designer. Each version will be listed in the left hand pane of the XaReg window.
The right hand pane of the XaReg window has 7 tabs:
Why Blobs? That is how they are called in the Xara Registry. What are Blobs? They are graphic elements used with some of the Xara Tools to indicate selected and non-selected points.
Freehand Tool End Hit Detect. The numeric up/down control can be used to increase or decrease the distance in pixels for automatic closing of a shape. If you release the left mouse button within the number of pixels a closed shape will be created otherwise you will have a line but not a shape.
Xara Xtreme 5.1 and Xtreme Pro 5.1 have added functions not available in previous versions. If you select one of the the two 5.1 versions of Xtreme there are 3 additional options available on the Blobs tab:
Xara Xtreme Pro 3.2.4 introduced the ability to use Smart Quotes (true quotation marks rather than the double tick mark normally used by computers). Xara Xtreme 4.0 introduced an enhanced Front selection drop down list. Xara Web Designer and Xtreme/Pro 5.1 also use the enhanced Font list.
The Text Tab allows you to turn on or off some of the enhanced features of the Font list.
All the options on this tab work with the Text Tool and the Font selection drop down list in the Infobar:
All versions of Xara X, Xtreme/Pro, and Web Designer allow you to select from four arrow head size scales factors.
The defaults are 3, 8, 13, and 18. These values are multiplication factors for the widest part of the arrow head. For example if you have a 1 pixel line width and you use the largest scale factor (18) the widest part of the arrow head will be 18 pixels. A line width of 2 will have a 36 pixel width for the largest part of the arrow head.
Use the numeric up/down controls to set your preferred scale factors. A graphic above each numeric control will display an approximation of the arrow head relative to a 1 pixel line width.
This tab only applies to Xara Web Designer and the 5.1 versions of Xtreme. If you are not having any problems publishing your websites created with Web Designer or the 5.1 versions of Xtreme you should not make adjustments on this tab.
Before making any adjustments please contact Xara Support support.xara.com or post a request for help on the Talkgraphics forums.
This tab is the 'legal' notice and acknowledgments portion of XaReg.
Xara Xtreme 5.1 and Xtreme Pro 5.1 have added a Mask Tool and the Clipart Gallery has been renamed the Designs Gallery. If you have either the Standard or Pro version 5.1 you will see additional options on the General Tab.
For questions and comments please contact Bill Taylor
PLEASE READ: Bill Taylor and Steve Ledger have devoted a tremendous amount of time developing this freeware utility. If you feel that XaReg has made your Xtreme and Web Designer experience better, then I strongly recommend sending a donation. There is a PayPal Donate button found in the main dialog as well as in the About tab. Saying thanks could not be easier.
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