KyTek releases Autopage® 5.6
Autopage is the most powerful family of QuarkXTensions for the automated page layout of books, textbooks, encyclopedias, directories and yellow pages.
For Immediate Release: January 17, 2003
Weare, NH: KyTek announces the release of Autopage 5.6. Autopage is one of a family of XTensions to QuarkXPress that automate the layout of trade books, textbooks, journals, encyclopedias, directories and yellow pages. Autopage automatically places art, tables, footnotes, margin notes and margin art, producing visually balanced page spreads while eliminating orphans and widows.
QuarkXPress 5 Native
A QuarkXPress 5 native version of the Autopage XT is available.
Elimination of Paragraphs with Short Last Lines
A significant enhancement to the Shortline Eliminator in Autopage assures that hidden characters on the last line of a paragraph aren't included in the character count when determining if a paragraph has a short last line. This becomes particularly important when Autopage is used with companion XTensions such as XMLxt to embed XML structure tags around paragraphs.
Enhanced XML Integration
Autopage is enhanced to support better integration with XMLxt, KyTek's XTension for embedding and extracting XML into/from QuarkXPress documents. This includes optionally checking for well-formed XML tags prior to export, adding <ART FILE="filename"> art description tags prior to export, adding <DOCPAGE NUM="page number"> tags to every box prior to export and embedding tagged sidenote elements back into the flow of the body text to handle hanging heads for instance.
Improved Content Export
In addition to the exporting enhancements related to integration with XMLxt, the peformance of the export engine has been significantly increased and made scriptable to allow for user generated automated workflows. A new batch export function allows all QuarkXPress documents within a selected folder and included subfolders to be exported at once. This greatly improves the efficiency of exporting the text of all the chapters of a book when those chapters are structured as a hierarchy of folders.
Negative Space After or Reverse Leading
Though QuarkXPress doesn't directly support the input of negative values for Space After paragraph it does allow such values and functions correctly in for instance zero-leading a head so it hangs beside the text that logically follows it. Autopage is enhanced to handle such "reverse leading" during the pagination process if you've implemented this in your QuarkXPress workflow.
Line and Paragraph Numbering and Yellow Page Ad Placement
Autopage 5.6 includes many smaller improvements as well. Two such improvements include more control of line and paragraph numbering and enhanced yellow page ad placement.
Autopage is One of a Kind
Autopage is the only automated page layout XTension for QuarkXPress for producing books, textbooks, directories and yellow pages. It does not require a special viewer XTension to view, edit or print the QuarkXPress documents it creates. It creates easy to edit documents with text boxes linked naturally and spacing adjustments made in the paragraph formats dialog where they are easily accessed and modified whether or not Autopage is loaded. It is compatible with all popular XTensions used in book production for importing tagged text, placing running heads and creating tables and math equations.
KyTek is the leading developer of XTensions that automate the layout of book, directory and yellow pages with QuarkXPress.
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