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XChange Release MPS Utility Bundle for Mac QuarkXPress 6.5

MPS Utility Bundle is a suite of XTensions to QuarkXPress (January 25, 2006)

XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of the MPS Utility Bundle for QuarkXPress 6.5 for Macintosh.The MPS Utility Bundle is a suite of XTensions to QuarkXPress that provides a number of productivity-enhancing tools. Currently, the Utility Bundle includes four XTensions to QuarkXPress Selector.

The Font Collector XTension gathers up all of the fonts used in a single QuarkXPress document including those used in EPS graphics. The XTension creates a single suitcase file containing all required screen fonts, and then copies the printer (outline) fonts into the same folder. When the collection is finished, the user is presented with a detailed font usage report. Font Collector can also be used to automatically download and embed font information (both Type 1 and True Type) into EPS files that are created using QuarkXPress.

The Picture Placer XTension provides an alternative to the QuarkXPress ³Get Picture...² feature. This XTension lets you import a picture and select from five different positioning options during import. One option allows you to retain all of the parameters associated with the current picture. This feature is great for swapping out FPO images when preparing for service bureau output. It also lets users selectively filter image names at the time they perform the import, or select an image that has a different ³type² than the current image. A great little time saver, especially for OPI users.

The Picture Namer XTension identifies each picture that has been placed in a QuarkXPress document. The XTension will place a text box on top of each picture box in the document, and then auto-fill that box with the name of the picture. The text and/or box size is automatically adjusted to accommodate the picture name, and several different box positioning options can be specified. The new version also permits specification of the background colour to use for the name boxes. The picture name boxes can be toggled on and off and can also be suppressed from printing. This utility provides a convenient way of cataloguing the images used in any QuarkXPress document.

The Print Selector XTensions allows users to select and print any portion of a QuarkXPress document page. This unique tool saves both time and material cost by eliminating the need to print complete pages, making it ideal for document design and proofing purposes. Users specify the area of a page to print by using the Print Selector tool to drag a marquee around the desired area. Print Selector will automatically calculate the dimensions of the area and allow the user to adjust them before printing. The selected area can be printed using the standard QuarkXPress print dialogue, or can be optionally exported as an EPS file. Print Selector also works with the Font Collector XTension module to (optionally) download and embed outline font information in EPS graphics that have been created using QuarkXPress.

The MPS Utility Bundle modules are being provided completely free for a single-user only on a local area network(LAN). Only one free copy will run on a given LAN, but 5 and 10-user packs are available at quantity discounts.

System Requirements: QuarkXPress for Macintosh versions 4.1, 5.01 and 6.5 QuarkXPress for Windows, versions 4.1 and 5.01

The MPS Utility Bundle is available now through XChange International for £79.00 per user after the initial free installation. To order, or for more information, users can visit, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours. Email address is [email protected].

XChange are a leading distributor of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension® technology; Adobe InDesign®, Acrobat® and Photoshop® Plug-ins® and other design and publishing utilities. XChange 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 site. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.

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