Seven Quark XTensions for UB/7.1 Ship

March 24, 2007 in Software (F)


XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of seven XTensions now offering QuarkXPress 7.1 compatibility and Universal Binary support for PowerPC and Intel Macs. The popular XTensions are now available for instant electronic delivery through XChange International.

Bookletizer - With Bookletizer, converting your document from reader's spreads to printer's spreads is as easy as a menu command in QuarkXPress. You can even adjust for creep to make sure the gutter margins of longer documents remain consistent. Bookletizer lets you convert your document back to reader's spreads just as easily, so you can edit your document while viewing it the way your reader will. Bookletizer also includes a tab in the Print Dialogue that allows you to print selected spreads for Bookletized documents. Creating a booklet is a simple 1-click operation.

Art Gallery XT - Randoms, photo books, photo catalogues, comps, portfolios, gallery or contact pages. There are many names that you can call a page of images. Regardless of the terminology, the output is similar. Art Gallery XT creates grid based galleries of folders of images. The process is as easy as 1-2-3. 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 contain the path name of the image, the dimensions of the image, the type and modification date. Additional options include the style sheet for the caption, if sub solders should be included and how to scale the image in the box.

Crops XT - Crops XT creates crop and registration marks, as well as colour and grey bars, around any selected object or group on the QuarkXPress document page in one easy step. Crops XT is the perfect way to place more than one job on a page when you're doing small print jobs like business cards. The user chooses what kinds of crop and registration marks they want to appear. Crops XT lets users decide which marks they need and allows them to adjust their sizes and offsets accordingly. Then all they do is select the object or objects they want surrounded by crops and execute a single menu command, and the crop marks are automatically placed on the page.

FlexScale - FlexScale lets users scale a document as it is output to a printer or other device. The vertical and horizontal scaling percentages are independent of each other so that a document may be scaled vertically and/or horizontally. The XTension scales printed output between 50 percent and 150 percent, and users can specify decimal percentages for precision scaling of all their flexographic work. FlexScale integrates the FlexScale interface into the QuarkXPress print dialogue. FlexScale allows scaled output from QuarkXPress to a PostScript printer and appears as a tab in the QuarkXPress Print dialogue. This allows for corrected output for flexography without altering the document.

Resize XT - One of the most popular XTensions on the market today, Resize XT lets users select a group of page elements and scale them to a specified percentage, just as they would in an illustration program. Users can scale proportionally, keeping the horizontal and vertical ratio even, or non-proportionally, choosing two different percentages for fitting page elements into a design. Graphics, font sizes, text indents, border widths and line thickness' scale automatically along with the selected text and graphic boxes. The Resize Tool, added to the QuarkXPress tool palette, lets users drag the group to the desired size for a perfect layout every time. Size the group visually with the Resize Tool or enter an exact percentage to indicate the desired size. Users can even enter a new width and/or height for the group in order to get the elements exactly the size they need.

Nametag - The Nametag XTension automatically labels all of the placed graphics in a QuarkXPress document. This makes it easy to identify which graphic files are used in any area of a document. The labels are placed in QuarkXPress text boxes on, above or below the graphics in the document, and the user may specify the font and size of the text which identifies the graphics. Nametag labels are created as standard QuarkXPress text boxes, so they are fully printable. The labels can be manually deleted before final output of the document. The XTension also includes a label removal feature that quickly strips the Nametag labels from the QuarkXPress document.

GridMaster - GridMaster provides an easy way to create grids of text or graphic boxes in your QuarkXPress documents. With GridMaster, you can create a grid of boxes to fit in a specified area. The XTension also lets you create a grid of boxes of a specified size. You determine the amount of space to be left between the boxes, and you choose the number of boxes across and down that will make up the grid. GridMaster does all of the calculations for you and generates a grid of boxes that subdivide your page quickly and easily.

The seven XTensions are compatible with QuarkXPress v7.1 and are also available for earlier versions of QuarkXPress. Upgrades from earlier versions of the XTensions are available for a minimal fee.

The XTensions are available now through XChange International. To order, or for more information, users can visit, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours. Email address is

XChange are a leading supplier of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension® technology; Adobe InDesign®, Acrobat® and Photoshop® Plug-ins® 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.


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