Cloner is used to copy selected items or a defined page pane to the exact same location on other pages in the same or other documents. There are many possible uses of Cloner including: Instead of thumbnail dragging pages. As a way to copy items to the exact same location on other pages. As a way to copy items to the exact same location in other documents. As a way to create new documents with selected items or pages. As a way to split multi-page documents into multiple, single-page documents. As a way to projects with multiple layouts into multiple projects with single layouts. Because of the many possible combinations, the Cloner dialog changes based on what you are doing, since each method has different considerations.



Two methods of using Cropster

1) With nothing selected, use the Cropster Settings… Menu item to bring up the Cropster Dialog. Enter the desired sizes for trim, safety, bleed, etc. and hit OK. If the page has Cropster crops on it already, you will see the words Page Specs in the Preset Menu and the settings from before will appear in the dialog. Otherwise, it will say Current Specs.

2) With a text or picture box selected, Cropster comes up with the dimensions of that box filled in to the trim size. Enter the desired safety and bleed at that point and hit OK. If the box has Cropster crops on it already, the settings from before will appear in the dialog. You will see the words Box Specs in the Preset Menu in either case.



The DragIn dialog box is a simple interface to allow you to determine how DragIn creates new boxes when files are dragged to blank areas of a page or when multiple pictures are dragged at once.

We currently offer three methods for placing boxes from margin to margin. The options will use the Box Size and Gap dimensions you provide as needed.

Autosize to: DragIn will calculate the necessary size of the boxes to provide the gap requested and the number of boxes accross and down requested.

Fixed size: DragIn will create new boxes at the size you want as many as it can across and down.

Autofill: DragIn will create new boxes with as many to a row as will fit, using the Box Size dimension above as a limiter for how big a box can get. This will be overridden if you use the “Fit box to picture” option in conjunction with the “Import at x%” option.



The Greek Text menu item allows you to scramble the selected text. This is useful for sending a client dummy copy, yet giving them a clear picture of how the final piece will look. To Greek text simply select the text or text boxes you wish to Greek and choose Greek & Ungreek Text from the Gluons Menu. Once you have used Greek Text on some text you can Ungreek it by selecting the text and using the Greek & Ungreek Text menu item again. For further options select Greeker Settings… from the same menu. Greeking action takes place when the OK button is hit. The Options Settings are used in subsequent greeking actions.




Two Distinct iDropper Functions

1) Copying Colors and Other Attributes from Box to Box (like in Adobe® Illustrator®)

2) Quickly Adding Colors
iDropper is used to speed up the process of adding new colors to your QuarkXPress palette or document’s color list. One of the greatest things about iDropper is it doesn’t care where you select a color from. It can be from anything that appears on your screen, whether it’s in QuarkXPress or not. We’ve also included an instant color picker that gives you a choice of around 9500 colors to start from. One very handy use of iDropper is to select a color found in a picture so you can have type that matches that color.




Linkster is used to detach a box (or boxes) of text from within a larger group of linked text boxes . This is often desirable on larger flowed documents where you want to isolate pages so that when you make changes they don’t cause every page after to reflow and mess up your layout. Also, relinking and text exporting features add new powers to Linkster.
IMPORTANT:Linkster actions can not be restored with Undo. Make sure that you save before you unlink oder link if you want to be able to go back.




Hide and Show the NaviZoom mini-palette as you would any other palette.



Outlines XT is used to improve upon the handy feature added to QuarkXPress in version 4, “Text to Box.” Unlike the Quark function, GLUON Outlines allows you to convert multiple lines at once. Also, it places the resulting box as close as it can to the original location of the text and in the same color and shade as the selected text, too.



ProBullets & Numbers

ProBullets & Numbers was created to help you create bulleted lists and ordered (with sequential numbers/letters) lists in a snap. Anyone who has worked in Quark for any time knows that creating bulleted lists and ordered lists can be tedious, partially because of the precise control over these elements that Quark gives you, unlike common word processors. While these functions are commonplace in word processors and web editing programs, they have always been absent in QuarkXPress until now!


ProGrids & Guides

Pro Grids is for creating almost any kind of grid needed for publishing, from fine books to advertising and magazines.
Use the powerful automation abilities to calculate all the standard grids or create unique ones from scratch.



With the Scale Selection - menu item you can scale page elements or groups of elements or documents to a specific percentage or size. All currently selected items will be scaled to the amount or size specified and the elements will be repositioned accordingly. If no items are selected the Scaler will assume you wish to scale the entire document, thus certain features will not be available within the dialog.



QC stands for Quality Control.
And that’s exactly what it’s used for—to help you check your documents for common potential problems as they arise so you save time while producing a high quality product.

You should be able to easily check your pages at any time so potential problems can be nipped in the bud. This way, when it is time to preflight a document, there should be fewer surprises and thus less all around aggravation.

You can use QC Collect to perform serious preflight tests before completing the collection. QC Collect can talk to QC and ask it to run any of the myriad checks QC runs. This makes QC/QC Collect a complete system for assuring your document quality at all stages of production.


QC Collect

You can use QC Collect to perform serious preflight tests before completing the collection. This makes QC and QC Collect a complete system for assuring your document quality at all stages of production.



Reporter is used to give you a printable form of important information about your documents such as what style sheets are used and what parameters those syles use and picture locations, resolutions etc. This is often something which might be generated upon collecting for output for service bureaus and internal records.




Shapes are indispensable in almost any design, whether it’s a simple rectangle or a complicated silhouette. When Quark introduced bezier curves in version 4, they opened a whole world of new shape possibilites and ShapeMaker takes full advantage of this. Shapes can be combined and they can also be manipulated to further serve the designer’s needs. Once a shape is created, this is often only the beginning. Because of the ingenious way Quark has implemented shapes, you can at any time switch a box into a text path or vice versa.




All unlocked colors will be changed to Spot Colors. This means QuarkXPress will treat them as separate colors with their own plates, requiring their own inks if sent to print. Spot colors should only be used when you need a very precise color that can’t be duplicated with the CMYK process such as metallic or special rich tones.

All unlocked colors will be changed to Process Colors. This means QuarkXPress will treat them as standard CMYK mixtures, not requiring additional plates. This is the standard for most modern print jobs.


The Strata dialog box is a simple interface to allow you to select the source of material to be affected, and the destination for the material.


Use GLUON TableMaker to convert TAB delimited text into an accurate table, instantly. TableMaker can be used to “force fit” your table into the text box’s size or to a particular width.


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