You can begin using the full features of our software as soon as you have purchased.
In the case of Photo & Graphic Designer / Designer Pro, Web Designer, Page & Layout Designer, Xara 3D Maker you will receive an activation code in your purchase confirmation email, which is sent as soon as the purchase is completed, and you will be able to use that to unlock the downloadable trial.
Version 6 and later of Web Designer, Web Designer Premium, Designer Pro, Photo & Graphic Designer and Page & Layout Designer will also allow you to download and install the templates and other resources once you have unlocked the trial download. After unlocking, select the 'Download templates' or 'Download content' option from the program help menu. Similarly with Xara 3D Maker 7 you can select the 'Download Content' option in the help menu.
V5 & earlier: Older versions of our software eg Xara Xtreme and Xtreme Pro require an installation from the CD in order to install the full program resources.