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Edited (still!) by Gary W. Priester Number 3 • June 15, 2002


In this issue:

An old question

From time to time I have to ask this question, is anybody out there? I need to know because the past several months the responses have gotten fewer and fewer making me question once again, is anybody out there? And is this content worthwhile and of interest to anyone? Because if it is not, then perhaps it is time to pull the plug and move on. Your feedback is very important to me and to Xara Ltd. who support this content and make it available to you for free. If I do not receive a generous amount of responses to the content of this section and the XaraXone in general, Xara might well decide it is time to start funding another venture. Please use the form on Page 6 or click here to send me an e-mail message and let me know you're out there and that this content is useful to you. Thanks.

Covered in this month's Workbook

In the XaraXone this month

Here is what is happening in the XaraXone this month. The June tutorial pays a visit to the New Mexico high desert creating a landscape with paddle cactus. Paul Söderholm is June's Featured Artist. Paul's images and cartoons are filled with charm, wit and imagination. The Guest Tutorial is presented by Su Lawrence and is an in-depth exploration using creating fire with nothing more than a mouse and Xara's Fractal Cloud fills.

New this month in the Fills and Brush Page are two new brushes which are guaranteed not to make Xara crash: Puffy Clouds and Rainbow Spheres. Brian Etherington is back with XColor, a cool utility for creating named colors from an EPS file. You can download your free copy of XColor in the Shareware Page. Finally I've added a bunch of new links to sites with Xara created images in the Xara Links page. If your site has Xara graphics and is not listed, send me your link and a brief description of how you have used Xara on your site.

The Xara Tutorials, On-line Xara X Manual
and WebXealot CD is here!

Tens of you have asked your editor (still me hanging in there—just barely) over the years for a CD containing the Xara Tutorials, WebXealots, and On-line Xara X Manual. Well thanks to Grant E. Remington, all this (and more) is available on a CD in Adobe PDF (Adobe's Portable Document File) file format for easy viewing and printing! (Hold your applause, please).

Grant has provided an Adobe Acrobat reader on the CD for those of you who may not have one, for viewing the PDF files. Xara Ltd. has included a folder of 19 cool fonts, not available on the Xara X CD, as well as trial copies of Xara Webstyle and Xara 3D 4. If you have never tried Xara 3D 4 you are in for a treat with this incredibly easy to use 3D and animation creation application.

So where do you order your CD and what is it going to cost? Click Here to go to Grant's site to place your order. The price for the CD which includes everything; Xara Tutorials from 1996 - 2001, WebXealots 1-35, including #s 16-35 the on-line Xara X manual, the fonts, the trial versions, the Acrobat reader, the whole enchilada, is $20.00 US which includes free shipping in the USA. The cost outside the USA and Canada is $22.00 US and also included shipping. A great price if I do say so myself.

For a small additional fee, Grant can print your own label design if you decide that you don't like all the worms featured on my handsome label design. So don't delay, order your CD today! And order several for your friends and relatives!

Thanks to all of you who have already ordered (and received) your copies. If you have not ordered yours, as they say in the TV commercials, there will never be a better time to buy!

And last but not least, your editor is always looking for new talent to showcase in the XaraXone Featured Artist page. If we don't get some more talented folks to step forward, your editor is going to have to make another guest appearance.

If you think you have the right stuff (10-12 really cool images—created with Xara, or created mostly with Xara), drop me a line and if possible send me an URL where I can see your images. The world is waiting to see your images, so don't be shy. OK?

©2002 Gary W. Priester, All rights reserved. No portion of this publication,
including the illustrations contained within, may be reproduced in any way
without the express written permission of the author.