XChange UK Announce Five Popular XTensions now for QuarkXPress 8

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[prMac.com] London, UK - XChange UK, the source for extended technology worldwide are pleased to announce that five of the most popular QuarkXTensions are now available for QuarkXPress version 8. FRAEMZ PS XT 8, IndeXTension 8, Art Gallery XT 8, BarCoder XT 8 and VTools 8 - all for Macintosh - are now shipping and users of earlier versions may upgrade as well.

FRMZ PS XT is a collection of decorative PostScript(R) borders which install directly into QuarkXPress. Once installed, users can modify the size and shape of the border to their requirements. FRMZ PS XT allows users to place dynamically sized border graphics that are custom-tailored to the size and design of elements in their page layout. FRMZ PS XT is not clip art and installs directly into QuarkXPress becoming an integral part of the program.

The XTension contains 404 proportional borders that scale without distortion to any size are output at high-resolution for professional results. The libraries are resident within QuarkXPress and can be easily accessed from within the document being created, using only a few clicks of the mouse. FRMZ PS XT can be easily used to enhance any documents produced with QuarkXPress.

IndeXTension allows users to mark phrases or words in their document content to create an index entry just the way they want it. Whether single entries or in multi-level subcategories, IndeXTension puts users in control. With IndeXTension, users quickly tag the items that they want to index. The tagging of index entries is accomplished by selecting the text to be indexed and pressing a simple key command. Entries can also be tagged with categories. When tagging entries with a category, users simply group index entries. When ready to index their document, users select an empty text box and use the Generate Index command.

Art Gallery XT is an image cataloguing program that creates galleries of images. The galleries are grid based and users have the option to create captions that include the image name, type, size and modification date. Using Art Gallery XT, users simply create a new document, set their gallery preferences and select a folder of graphics. Art Gallery XT automatically creates the grid of graphics, imports the images and adds captions about the images. The captions can optionally contain the path name of the image, the dimensions of the image, the image file type and modification date. There are also four options for scaling the image with Art Gallery XT.

BarCoder XT creates UPC, EAN and ISBN bar codes. The bar codes are saved as EPS files for high-resolution output. With BarCoder XT, users select the symbology, enter the barcode data and BarCoder XT does the calculating and creation. Options include the ability to include supplemental digits, make full or half-height bars, include digits, add colour, create transparent backgrounds and more.

VTools is a collection of useful editing and product tools that are designed to handle multiple mundane tasks in a workflow environment and dramatically increase productivity. VTools provides users with these new features:

* Fit to Content resizes a picture or text box to its content
* Eliminate Duplicates interactively removes several sequences of duplicated characters such as space-space or double returns
* Story Statistics displays the character, word and line count of a story
* Process Colors changes the colour separations
* New Layout creates new documents from a database of stored document sizes
* Advisory Board is a simple mark up utility for marking text for review, redlining changes and adding production notes
* VTools Palette changes the text rotation, text skew, baseline shift and horizontal scale from a tiny palette
* Copy & Apply is a copy and paste utility for copying text and paragraph attributes and easily applying these attributes to other text
* Case Conversion changes the case of the selected text

FRAEMZ PS XT 8, IndeXTension 8, Art Gallery XT 8, BarCoder XT 8 and VTools 8, as well as versions which work with earlier versions of QuarkXPress, are available now through XChange UK via electronic delivery worldwide. To order, or for more information, users can visit their website, or call on 44(0)845 259 0255 during UK business hours.

XChange are a leading supplier of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension(R) technology; Adobe InDesign(R), Acrobat(R) and Photoshop(R) Plug-ins(R) and other design and publishing utilities. XChange offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web site. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.

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