updated 12:55 pm EDT, Fri September 5, 2008
XChange adds new Xtensions
XChange International has released four new XTensions for QuarkXPress: ProPack, FlexScale, Nametag and Crops XT have all been added as downloads for extending the capabilities of Quark's flagship design application. ProPack 8 contains 15 different XTensions that range in function from an eyedropper tool for Quarks tool pallet to a tool for creating boxes and text paths based on various shapes. This pack can be downloaded for $203.
FlexScale lets uses disproportionally scale a document as it is sent to a printer or other device. The XTension scales printed output between 50 percent and 150 percent, so users can specify decimal percentages for precision scaling of all their documents. FelxScale is available now as a download for $62.
Nametag automatically labels all of the placed graphics in a QuarkXPress document, making it easy to identify which graphic files are used in any area of a document. The labels are placed in QuarkXPress text boxes on, above or below the graphics in the document, and the user may specify the font and size of the text which identifies the graphics. Users can download Nametag for $44 from XChange's website.
Crops XT creates crop and registration marks, as well as color and grey bars, around any selected object or group on the QuarkXPress document page. Crops XT is available for download for $48.