XChange Announce MadeToPrint XT and BigPicture for QuarkXPress 8

November 7, 2008 in Publishing (F)

[prMac.com] London, UK - XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of both MadeToPrint XT and BigPicture XT for QuarkXPress v8. Both XTensions are available for earlier versions of QuarkXPress as well.

MadeToPrint is a powerful output enhancer that adds a variety of sophisticated features to QuarkXPress. Processes like file exporting, printing and collecting can be combined and even automated entirely using MadeToPrint. The XTension offers features like multiple output devices and executing different tasks simultaneously or token-based labelling and naming of output. Other features include preflight on links and fonts, flexible output of layers and layer combinations or placing configurable infobars on printouts and postscript-based export files.

* Allows different EPS output settings to be saved as jobs
* Processes PDF-, EPS- and PostScript single page
* Generates single pages not only per page but also per spread
* Processes several jobs with one mouse click
* Generates file information on info bar on every side automatically
* Makes dynamic file naming possible
* Specifies copies and pages areas while executing print job
* Can be automated with AutoPilot XT

There is also a MadeToPrint XT Auto version that guarantees fast and reliable output management by processing QuarkXPress files with hotfolder technology - self-acting, twenty-four hours a day. MadeToPrint XT for QuarkXPress 8 supports Mac OS X as well as Windowx XP/Vista.

BigPicture 4.0 for QuarkXPress 8 has been completely redesigned and boasts numerous new tools. The XTensions provides users with unprecedented customisation controls, interactive task panels and a polished interface to work smarter, faster and more efficiently. BigPicture gives users a comprehensive solution for managing graphics and picture links in QuarkXPress. BigPicture 4.0 conveniently organises all the tools in four task panels: Open, Search, Link and Options.

With BigPicture, users can get instant access to detailed image information, complete picture lists, a unique search and relink engine plus powerful tools for updating, revealing, opening, renaming, replacing and moving multiple links. An info sidebar of BigPicture shows users all the attributes for the picture they select, from default application to picture status to embedded fonts, BigPicture gives users all the information at their fingertips.

In addition, users have quick access to handy tools for revealing the file in the Finder or document, displaying the full path and renaming the picture file. The search engine of BigPicture quickly scans a hard drive or any mounted volume for missing pictures and then gives users the ability to relink them with any of the returned matches found. It can even relink additional missing images that are located in the same folder. T he 14 columns of the picture list are fully customisable. Users can choose from any of the 22 attributes available, organise them any way they like and adjust the width of the columns. BigPicture will remember these settings for all future sessions. Users can also swap pictures that share similar names with a completely different folder. This allows quick switching back and forth between a folder with low resolution pictures and one with high resolution pictures, for example.

BigPictures also provides users the ability to open an image or group of images with their default application or any other application they choose. BigPicture will launch that application and open the pictures, ready for editing. Renaming pictures is as easy as clicking on the picture name and typing the new name. BigPicture will rename the picture file in the Finder, update the document link and change all the document occurrences of the same picture.

BigPictures XT is available for Macintosh as well as earlier versions of QuarkXPress. There is also a version available that is compatible with Adobe InDesign CS3.

MadeToPrint and BigPicture for QuarkXPress 8 as well as 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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