Monthly Archives: January 2014

Saving a default template in Xara Xtreme Photo and Graphic Designer

How to change the default units in Xara Xtreme Photo & Graphic Designer

Xara Xtreme is a fantastic design program but I’ve often been frustrated by having to change the default units in every document I work on. As I mostly work for the web, I think in pixels rather than cm or inches.

It turns out that the default Page Units are saved in templates. Create a new document and set up any other options that you want as defaults.

To change the Page units, click Utilities then Options. Select the Units tab and then select Pixels in the Page Units menu. Click OK.

Click File and then Save Template. Choose a name and location for the template and select the option ‘Use as default template’. Click Save. Restart Xara and you should now be using pixels as the default unit.