Dashes XT

Hyphenation in QuarkXPress®

The Dashes XTension provides high quality hyphenation for your QuarkXPress text. It's aim and purpose is to provide a tool that improves the appearance and readability of a user's page by inserting hyphens which are inconspicuous, so as not to disturb the flow of meaning in the story. Languages: Arabic, Belorussian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French (European and Canadian), German (old or revised grammar available. Please specify when ordering. Please note that the revised German grammar is working with QuarkXPress 4.x only!) , Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss, Turkish.

Note: The Dashes supported language must either be the same as your QuarkXPress language or can be used with Passport.

Key Benefits of the Dashes XT

  • Allows you to insert discretionary hyphens into a selection of text, the current text box, or the complete document.
  • When inserting hyphens, the Auto Hyphenation Rules that you specify from within QuarkXPress (Edit H&Js). are fully obeyed.
  • Allows you to remove discretionary hyphens from a selection of text, the current text box, or the complete document.
  •  If you are unhappy with the way the XTension hyphenates a word, you can enter it into your own Dashes exception dictionary.
  • Each Dashes hyphen has a stylistic ranking associated with it, this allows you to exclude hyphens that are not up to the stylistic quality you specify.
  • Allows you to import and export hyphenation exception lists into and out of the XTension.
  • Will correctly hyphenate words that contain ligatures.
  • All the hyphens inserted are stored as discretionary hyphens within the document, thus the document will not reflow due to hyphenation exceptions, when opened or printed on another machine.

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