Extensis releases auto-activation XTension for its font management products for QuarkXPress 7 on Intel-based Macs
November 9th, 2006 by Jim Kidwell
Today we announced a number of updated auto-activation XTensions for QuarkXPress. There will be new plug-ins for Suitcase Fusion, Font Reserve and Suitcase Server all being released within the next few weeks.
Please visit the Extensis site for the full press release.
Sometimes people discover items that we’ve developed to extend the functionality of our products, and use them for other purposes. This time, it’s the drag-and-drop XTension designed to allow you to drag items directly from Portfolio into QuarkXPress. Prepress operator and blogger Chris describes his elation with and uses for the XTension here.
Today Quark announceda new tool that allows you to design Macromedia Flash-based websites using QuarkXPress.
Today the UK magaizine Digit published an interesting article the details the steps required to bring a job to press. Fonts are an important part of the print process, and this article goes through the requirements that you should consider including font licensing and so forth.
To help you in the process of gathering fonts, Suitcase Fusion includes a Collect Fonts for Output tool, as well as the ability to drag selected fonts directly out onto the Desktop. Collected fonts are automatically separated into font families for ease of reference.
If you are a Font Reserve user, you can use the Font Sense plug-ins for QuarkXPress, InDesign and Illustrator to help collect fonts for output.
Today Quark announed a new server product. It looks like this will allow distributed design teams to quickly collaborate and deliver creative projects to the printer. It will be interesting to see how this affects your creative workflow.
Quark released an update to QuarkXPress today. This release includes expanded language support, an updated licensing model, as well as various bug fixes.