updated 04:10 pm EDT, Tue March 13, 2007
ALAP XTensions for QXP 7
Quark today announced it would offer free tools for QuarkXpress 7 users next month. The company said that Quark XPert Tools Pro will be posted on the company's website during the week of April 2 as a free download for all QuarkXPress 7 users. The XTensions modules were acquired from A Lowly Apprentice Production in December 2005 and were formerly known as Quark ALAP XPert Tools Pro; the new versions will be compatible with QuarkXPress 7, offering Quark users better scaling, improved guides, and powerful text-linking. Quark XPert Tools Pro also includes XPert FindChange, which transforms not just text but entire documents in seconds and XPert ItemStyles, which can create attractive pages while keeping design consistent. In addition, XPert Pilot enables visualization of large, graphically rich overviews.
Other tools in the free download will include XPert Guides (create/edit on-screen guides with precision); XPert Scale (scale multiple objects and their contents); XPert BoxTools (adjusting the size and placement of items, text, and graphics); XPert ImageInfo (access/edit info about pictures); XPert PageSets (save frequently used settings); XPert Toolbars (create custom palettes); XPert TextLink (linking and unlinking text boxes and text paths); XPert Print (print or export pages or spreads as EPS files); and XPert Type (access and apply common text-formatting options).