June 14, 2008 in Publishing (F)
[prMac.com] Page, Arizona - XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of Sonar Bookends QkLink for QuarkXPress v7.x. QkLink allows users to define PDF bookmarks and hyperlinks directly within QuarkXPress so they are automatically generated when the PDF'd version of the document is created.
Bookmarks can be defined manually or can be detected automatically using various attributes that the user specifies. Hyperlinks are defined manually. When the document is later converted to a PDF, the specified bookmarks and hyperlinks appear in the PDF automatically.
"This has been a highly requested feature from users and we are excited that we are now able to offer the capabilities that QkLink provides," states Greg Stodghill, Technical Support Services Manager for XChange International. "The XTension will save users valuable time and money and automate what was previously a very tedious task."
Features of Sonar Bookends QkLink include:
Creation of manual bookmarks - For each bookmark the user can specify the title, the indention level, the action (go to a particular page with a specified zoom factor, open a file, or open a URL in a browser), the colour and the style. The user can also specify if the children of each bookmark are initially open or are closed when the PDF?is opened.
Automatic creation of bookmarks - The user can define attributes for text that is to be used to generate the title for bookmarks. Style sheets can also be used to specify the bookmark text attributes. The document is then scanned for all text that matches the user supplied definitions and the bookmarks are created automatically.
Once generated, the bookmarks can be modified by the user just like true manual bookmarks, if desired. For each automatic bookmark definition, the user can specify the indention level, the action (go to a page with a specified zoom factor, open a file, or open a URL in a browser), the colour, the style, and if the children of each bookmark are initially open or are closed.
Manual creation of hyperlinks - The user simply highlights the text to be linked and then, using a menu item, can specify the action for the link (go to a particular page with a specified zoom factor, open a file, or open a URL in a browser), and the underline colour of the link (no underline, red, green or blue).
Sonar Bookends QkLink is available for both Macintosh and Windows and works with QuarkXPress version 7.x.
Sonar Bookends QkLink is available now through XChange International. To order, or for more information, users can visit their website, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 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.