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Top Quark Xtensions & Why Should You Customize One?

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QuarkXPress is design software for creating and editing complex page layouts in a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editor. It supports 36 languages and runs on any mac or windows machines. Larger publishing houses and designers love using Quark Express as it can produce variety of layouts, from single-page flyers to the multi-media projects required for catalogs, magazines, newspapers and the like. QuarkXPress has significant marketshare about 95% for page layout software among professional users. It was released in 1987 for the Macintosh and got finer with more and more new, xtensive features.

QuarkXPress incorporated an application programming interface called XTensions which allows third-party developers to create custom add-on features to the desktop application. XTensions software cover a wide range of applications, from advanced spell check, pre-flighting and exporting products to translation applications, image-management software and many more thus help in customizing beautiful layouts. It was awarded as the best product of the year as “MacWorld Awards 2011: Grand Prix Winner” by many mac magazines. It offers layout synchronization, multiple undo/redo functionality, XML and web page (HTML/XHTML) features and support direct PDF import and output. The latest version QuarkXPress 9 offers cascading styles, cross media publishing approach and can be used to export to eBooks and native apps. Companies can enable printing copies with customized content digitally when they need them.This is what makes Quark Xtensions development so important.

Xtensions enhances Quark program, as it increases its overall performance. One can easily build an xtension from scratch by adding new feature as one desires thus enhancing and customising QuarkXPress extension that can specifically address to the needs of the document that one is creating. Xtentions come in variety of classifications and price ranges. Some top XTensions are productivity tools appropriate for nearly all publishing tasks.

OpenNow Pro is the best tool in QuarkXPress manages pictures and image links time get detailed and comprehensive picture information. It shows the picture attributes in detail- name and file icon, full path, file size, dimensions, scaling, format, color model, absolute and effective resolutions, date modified, picture status, color profile, preview resolution and default editing application. One can easily reveal the picture or any of its enclosing folders in the Finder, bring the picture up to date after it has been modified, change the preview resolution from high to low or vice-versa and open the Picture Usage window to search for missing pictures etc.

While there are a collection of XTensions that are simple and focused on just one or two feature enhancements, some XTensions are geared toward solving the more complex problems of a specific document type, such a Kytek’s Autopage, which auto-generates complex text books including sidebars, headers, footers, chapters and more. AutoCorrectXT allows users to mark misspelled words and correct common typing mistakes while typing, just like Microsoft Word. MadeToPrint enhances the reliability of PDF creation and optimizes print-output processes as well as exports to other file formats. FullMeasure is a powerful tool for controlling palette that gives you instant access to more than 160 functions, attributes and tools right at your fingertips. The FullMeasure strip has 12 panels that comprise text and paragraph formats, rule settings, picture information, document preferences and more. Xdata is used to auto-generate price lists and directories. This XTensions software enables you to import database text files into QuarkXPress and add style formatting on the fly. This is perfect for price lists, phone books and other types of directories. MadeToPrint XT and Annotator from Xinet enhances PDF optimise other print processes. CoDesCo are working diligtently on XTensions to auto-generate content for an iPad and other electonic gadgets. CloudForm is another XTensions module for QuarkXPress that allows users to quickly and easily add dynamic forms controls to define form templates and workflows. It delivers powerful forms management without the need for any programming.

Developers across the globe are developing products specifically for their markets or for their end users who are publishing documents designed for consumption by those countries. There are thousands of XTensions solutions for Quark software. It enable you to customise Quark software and meet your exact requirements. Support for Mac and Windows users, across the multiligual sites. Distributors around the world make it easy to find and buy. Quark Solutions contain industry-specific applications for enterprise publishers who want to cut costs while improving productivity and accuracy. These solutions are tailored to the particular needs of the industries but can be customized to suit almost any business.

It is beneficial for various financial services which focuses on the efficient publishing of real-time information to analyst reports and fund fact sheets. Improves client engagements, gain a competitive edge and drive more revenues with high-value, high-quality customer communications. Many government organisations build a secure publishing platform for both the policy-making and intelligence communities. Regulatory and legislative processes can be streamlined with Quark Solutions for eGovernment enables immediate and protected information sharing. Manufacturers meet customer expectations for product information. Technical documentation, marketing collateral and training manuals can be delivered quickly and accurately to print, in the web and digital devices such as tablets and the smartphones. It gives a complete solution for dynamic publishing that allows users of Microsoft Word to contribute content in unstructured or XML form. It automatically populate richly designed templates publications in hardcopy prints, web, digital and other electronic gadgets used today. It suffices all kinds of business needs.

To know more about QuarkXPress development services at Mindfire, or to know what makes us expert QuarkXpress developers, please visit us at Mindfire Solutions.

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