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Edited by Gary W. Priester Number 31 • November 15, 2004

Covered in this month's Workbook: New Users Part II

This month we continue with information and tutorials to get new users up to speed with Xara X1. In the Xara Xone, The November Step-by-step tutorial is one of the more ambitious tutorials, a 44-step creation of a Tourneau SportsGraph chronograph watch. Judging by the amount of e-mail I have received, we will see more of these complex tutorials in 2005. (This tutorial is not recommended for new users). The November Guest Tutorial features five short tutorials using Xeus Bitmap Corrector, John Horn's terrific bitmap editing and painting plug-in that lets you do many of the things you do in Photoshop, inside Xara. The November Featured Artist Gallery Group Shows. Included in Group Show features: Paul Shotan, Akhtar Amad, John Treadaway and ZEB. If you would like to be considered for one of the group shows, e-mail me and let me know where I can see a few of your images.

I am always on the lookout for new (Tips, Brushes, Templates, stuff like that). I'm starting to run out of ideas and could use your input. 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.



Xara has designed 11 free business sets for Xara X¹ owners, which include letterheads, compliment slips, and business cards. They're all completely editable in Xara X¹ - and of course they are set up with linked colors - so you can create your own beautifully laid out, color co-ordinated business sets in minutes.

Visit to see examples of each of the 11 themes shown below.



You can download the new Bizz Sets straight into the Xara X¹ ClipArt Gallery - simply click the 'Get clipart' button in the Gallery and a new folder called 'Business Pack' will appear.

For more information or to preview the 11 BIZZ SETS, visit

The Xara Tutorials, On-line Xara X Manual
and WebXealot CD. The perfect way to ease into Spring!

Dozens of you have asked your editor (still me hanging in there—by a thread) 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!


©2004 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.


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