LiveKeys 2 for QuarkXPress 7 with Universal Binary Support Ships

May 7, 2007 in Publishing (F)

[] XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release and availability of the LiveKeys XTension for QuarkXPress v7 and Intel Macintosh systems. LiveKeys gives users the freedom to make QuarkXPress shortcuts work just the way they want them to. The XTension lets users customise all menu shortcuts, assign keyboard equivalents to tools and special commands, manage style sheet shortcuts easily, check for keystroke conflicts, share custom sets, and more.

LiveKeys 2.0 comes in two versions (with the same installer): LiveKeys 2.0 "Light", which is free, and LiveKeys 2.0 "Pro", which is the commercial version. When first installed, LiveKeys 2.0 will run as the Light version, which has certain features disabled or not available. This version may be used for free and without any time limitations. To remove the restrictions and access the full set of features, users simply purchase a registration code which will convert the Light version into the Pro version.

LiveKeys Light lets users assign shortcuts to menu items and dialogues that they could previously only access with the mouse, or change those already assigned to combinations that are easier to remember or match other programs they use. All standard QuarkXPress menus and submenus are supported by LiveKeys, so users can customise virtually any of their menu item keystrokes, including those added by third-party XTensions and QuarkXTensions. The Light version also offers a more convenient and safer way to assign shortcuts to style sheets, allowing users to see and change them all at once.

LiveKeys 2.0 Pro lets users experiment with different shortcuts, offering options to assign, remove, undo or go back to the default keyboard equivalents. In addition, LiveKeys warns about any possible conflicts with shortcuts already assigned to other commands and can automatically resolve them. Users can eliminate countless mouse trips to the Tools palette by assigning LiveKeys shortcuts to all QuarkXPress tools, including web tools. Then they can switch back and forth between them with just a keystroke. As an added bonus, they can also use the Option/Alt modifier key to keep the tool selected.

The XTension lets users customise their shortcuts or just browse the list to remind them of the more obscure 'hidden' commands available in QuarkXPress. Hidden commands are those not displayed anywhere in QuarkXPress, such as 'increase leading' or 'scroll to start of document'. LiveKeys lets users define their favourite shortcuts once and save them as a custom shortcut set. Users can maintain sets for different projects, distribute them within the workgroup to other LiveKey users or create sets that match other applications they commonly use.

System Requirements
LiveKeys 2.0 Light and LiveKeys 2.0 Pro require QuarkXPress 7.x and OS X 10.4.2 or later. Other versions of LiveKeys also support QuarkXPress 6, 5 and 4, as well as Mac OS 9 (Pro version only).

LiveKeys 2.0 is available now through XChange International. 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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