LinkRenamer XT for QuarkXPress 7/Universal Binary Ships

April 26, 2007 in Software (F)


XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of LinkRenamer XT, which allows users to batch rename and automatically relink all picture links within a Quark document in a single step. LinkRenamer can be used to standardise link names, add descriptive wording, insert project labels, or remove unwanted characters. Once a user creates their custom naming scheme, LinkRenamer renames all picture files in the Finder and then updates the appropriate QuarkXPress links.

The conditional renaming option allows users to rename only images that fall within a certain pattern. For example, they can use expressions such as 'Picture name Contains', 'Picture type is not' or 'Picture name ends with .tif'. Optionally, they can make the filtering case-sensitive, and apply the renaming to a specified page range. The user then specifies where to insert the new name, for example, choose to delete the matching phrase, insert the new name before or after the matching phrase or at the beginning or end of the old name.

To build the new name, a combination of the 3 name component fields are utilised. Each field allows the user to choose from: old picture name, a combination of the Project and Layout names, the picture's page or section number, an automatic serial number, or any custom text. For page or serial numbers, leading zeros can be added to ensure a certain number of digits. For serial numbers, it’s possible to specify start and step values, format (numbers, all cap letters or small cap letters), and whether to reset the serial number after each page. LinkRenamer can also append the appropriate picture file type (i.e. '.eps') at the end of the modified file name.

LinkRenamer shows the user, in real time, the entire picture list with every picture's old and new name so they will know in advance exactly how each will be renamed. It also indicates whether there are missing links, duplicate file names, picture occurrences, illegal characters, whether the picture has been ruled out by the conditional rename, and the total number of pictures to be renamed.

System requirements:
Mac OS X 10.4.2 or later
QuarkXPress v7.x (there are also versions available for QuarkXPress 4, 5 or 6)

LinkRenamer XT is available now through XChange International and upgrades from previous versions are available for a 50% discount off the regular retail price. 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.


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