XChange Int'l Announce 4 More XTensions Shipping for QuarkXPress 8

September 7, 2008 in Publishing (F)

[prMac.com] London, UK - XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of 4 more XTensions products for QuarkXPress 8 for Macintosh. The XTensions are available for upgrade from earlier versions as well as for new users.

ProPack 8 for Mac contains 15 professional grade XTensions that users will find extremely useful, powerful and time saving. ProPack 8 contains the following modules for one value-added price:

ProScale - Scales items, groups, pages, documents, fits text, fits pictures, etc with many options for what to scale and how - now including drop shadows.

Cropster - Used to create professional layout mechanicals with crop and fold marks, dimension arrows, guides & more and can even "crop" documents.

ImageGrid - Lets users create contact sheets from folders into XPress layouts and format rows and columns and much more.

QC - Offers advanced, easy-to-use Quality Control while users work on documents with no need to wait until the last minute to do preflight.

ShapeMaker - Is an amazing design tool for creating boxes and text paths based on waves, polygons, stars, spirals and more.

iDropper - Adds an eyedropper tool to Quark's tool palette that lets users create instant harmonised colour palettes or copy box attributes between boxes.

Reporter - Generates accurate, comprehensive reports on all aspects of a document including picture reports with thumbnails.

SpotCheck - Lets users switch all/any colour to process or spot and find colour usage instances

TableMaker - Greatly expands the formatting choices for creating tables, styling them and fitting them to particular specs.

ProBullets & Numbers - Provides users with a palette for formatting bulleted and ordered lists automatically. Users can set preferences for custom spacing, bullets, indents and Roman, Arabic, multi-level lists.

Linkster - Provides a text tool for unlinking and relinking text without disturbing contents that can be used on selections or whole documents. Users can choose from different unlinking and story cutting methods.

Cloner - Allows exact copying of selections to other pages or whole pages to same or other documents.

Greeker - Lets users toggle live copy from readable to unreadable in printouts while maintaining all paragraph and initial caps for exact live copy match in selections or a document.

Strata - Provides a handy tool to help manage and create layers based on box types.

NaviZoom - Lets users zoom, navigate and create uncluttered previews of pages or spreads all from one small magical

FlexScale is for users who work with flexographic output from QuarkXPress. The XTension lets users disproportionally 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 as needed. The XTension scales printed output between 50 percent and 150 percent, and you can specify decimal percentages for precision scaling of all your flexographic work. FlexScale integrates the FlexScale interface into the QuarkXPress print dialogue and allows scaled output from QuarkXPress to a PostScript(R) printer allowing for corrected output for flexography without altering the document.

Nametag 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 made of 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.

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 creating small print jobs like business cards. Users can choose what kinds of crop and registration marks they want to appear and can adjust their sizes and offsets accordingly. Users then simply select the object or objects they want demarcated by crops, execute a single menu command and the crop marks are automatically placed on the page.

ProPack, FlexScale, Nametag and Crops XT for QuarkXPress 8, as well as for earlier versions, are available now through XChange International via electronic delivery worldwide. To order, or for more information, users can visit 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.


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