May 8, 2009 in Publishing (F)
[prMac.com] London, UK - XChange UK and ThePowerXChange, the sources for extended technology worldwide are pleased to announce FullMeasure XT for QuarkXPress 8. FullMeasure XT is a powerful control palette that gives the user instant access to more than 160 functions, attributes and tools right at their fingertips. The FullMeasure strip is organised into 12 panels that comprise text and paragraph formats, rule settings, picture information, item and frame settings, document preferences, table functions, guide management, item alignments, search tools and value conversions.
FullMeasure allows users to view and change dozens of attributes without travelling through menus, opening dialogues or squinting at screens cluttered with palettes. It can also be configured to be context-sensitive, meaning that its panels switch automatically to present only the information relevant to the current selection context. In addition, the user has access to additional tools otherwise unavailable in QuarkXPress such as box reference points, functions for redefining style sheets, character and paragraph count, nudge controls, complete picture information, keyboard shortcuts and more.
Unique FullMeasure Tools include:
* Complete Picture Information and Linking Tools: picture name and full path, reveal picture/folder in Finder, open picture with creator or any application the user chooses, file size, colour model (RGB, CMYK, etc.), format (EPS, TIFF, etc.), picture compression, picture suppression, resolution and effective resolution, update picture, link status, embedded EPS fonts/colours
* Update All Modified Pictures: in one step, updates all pictures that have a 'Modified' status
* Picture Alignments: aligns picture to the top/left/right/bottom side of the picture box
* Redefine Style Sheet: redefines the current style sheet incorporating local formats
* Remove Local Formats: reverts paragraph or character settings to those specified by the style sheet
* Case Conversion: changes the text case to sentence case, title case, all lowercase or all uppercase
* Fit Box to Text: shortens or expands the text box to fit tight to the text inside
* Character, Word and Paragraph Count
* Keyboard Shortcuts: allows the user to set keyboard shortcuts for several FullMeasure functions
* Up/Down Controls: allows the user to increase/decrease any field value using Up/Down buttons
* Font Menu: includes at the top a list of fonts used in the document
* Add Guide at Baseline: adds a page guide along the baseline of the selected text
* Apply Insets to All Boxes: globally applies the same box insets to the entire document
* Remove All Tabs: removes all paragraph tabs in one step
* Rules Panel: allows the user to set paragraph rules and modify all settings
* Table Panel: allows the user to quickly access common table functions
* Find Panel: searches for item and picture attributes in the entire document
* Reference Points: allows the user to specify item coordinates and dimensions relative to any reference point (top-right of the box, center, etc.)
* Nudge Controls: gives the user buttons for moving items up/down/left/right by any custom amount that they specify
* Convert Measurements Between Units: allows the user to convert measurements between inches, picas, points, millimeters, centimeters, ciceros, agates and pixels
* Guide Placement: allows the user to view the exact position of all horizontal and vertical guides
* Delete All Guides: deletes all horizontal or vertical guides at once
* Step and Repeat Guides: allows the user to place guides numerically or even step and repeat guides
* View Slider: allows the user to change the document view percentage using a slider
* Add Custom Views: allows the user to save any document view
FullMeasure XT for QuarkXPress 8(R), as well as earlier versions of QuarkXPress, is available now through XChange UK or ThePowerXChange via electronic delivery worldwide. To order, or for more information, users can visit the websites, or call on 44(0)845 259 0255 during UK business hours, or call on 1(877)940-0600 during U.S. business hours.
XChange UK and ThePowerXChange.com are leading suppliers 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. They 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 sites. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.