Sonar Bookends Line of XTensions Now Shipping for QuarkXPress 8

August 30, 2008 in Publishing (F)

[] London, UK - XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of the popular Sonar Bookends range of XTensions for QuarkXPress v8. Users can upgrade from earlier versions and they are available for both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Sonar Bookends Xref is a cross-reference generator for QuarkXPress. A cross-reference is the insertion of the current page number of an item, such as a table, chapter, figure, or appendix, into a document to facilitate the reader finding that item. The page number can optionally include a chapter reference. Anytime a document is modified, all that is necessary is to tell Sonar Bookends Xref to update the imbedded page numbers. In seconds, all of the document's cross-references will be adjusted. Even documents consisting of multiple files can be cross-referenced by opening all of the files before updating the page numbers. Sonar Bookends Xref uses a proprietary "labelling" system so that the cross-referencing information can be entered anytime, even as a document is being written.

Sonar Bookends Sequence is a QuarkXTension that automatically numbers figures and tables in a document and makes working with figures and tables easy. Users simply insert or remove a figure or table, tell Sonar Bookends Sequence to update the sequence numbers, and then in seconds all existing figures and tables ("destinations") are completely renumbered. Just as importantly, all locations where figures or tables are referenced ("references") are updated, too.

Sonar Bookends Sequence uses labels to associate figure/table references with destinations. A label can be selected from a pop-up list of currently defined labels or a new label can be entered manually. A document can consist of one file or many files. Figure and table numbers can increment sequentially from file to file, or they can restart for each file. The figure/table numbers can be embedded to give a more complicated figure or table name format.

Sonar Bookends Fnote is a footnote/endnote management package for QuarkXPress. Footnotes and endnotes and their associated references are connected using a tagging system. The notes are numbered dynamically using a user-selectable numbering scheme and sorted so that they are in the correct order to match their references in the document. Special style sheets are used to format the note numbers so that the note numbers can be restyled in seconds. Multiple files can be managed at one time by simply opening them all at once.

Sonar Bookends Fnote uses labels to associate each footnote or endnote reference with a particular footnote or endnote destination. The user can either select the desired label from a pop-up list of currently defined labels or a new label can be entered manually.

Sonar Bookends QkLink allows users to define PDF bookmarks and hyperlinks directly within QuarkXPress so they are automatically generated when the PDF?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.

The complete range of Sonar Bookends XTensions for QuarkXPress 8 and earlier versions of QuarkXPress is available now through XChange International. To order, or for more information, users can order at the 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.