Meadows DesignMerge XTensions Now Available for QuarkXPress 7

DesignMerge software suite to support newest version of QuarkXPress

Press Release:

Denver, CO–(Meadows Publishing Solutions)–August 15, 2006 – Quark Inc. an­nounced to­day that Meadows Publishing Solutions, a lead­ing de­vel­op­er of XTensions soft­ware for QuarkXPress, has re­leased new XTensions soft­ware to sup­port QuarkXPress 7. The DesignMerge XTensions mod­ule is now avail­able to be com­pat­i­ble with QuarkXPress 7, the lat­est re­lease of Quark’s flag­ship product.

DesignMerge is a suite of soft­ware mod­ules that al­lows users to quick­ly and eas­i­ly cre­ate variable-data out­put from QuarkXPress projects. Each copy of a print­ed doc­u­ment can be personalized-changing items such as name, ad­dress, and graphics-and the en­tire process is database-driven, flex­i­ble, and easy to use. The XTensions mod­ule is tout­ed by de­sign­ers for its many unique production-oriented fea­tures, in­clud­ing the CopyFit fea­ture, which au­to­mat­i­cal­ly fits text in­to the space al­lot­ted for it, and the DesignMerge Rules fea­ture, which pro­vides the abil­i­ty to per­form spe­cif­ic lay­out ac­tions based on the con­tents of one or more data­base fields. Users can pub­lish QuarkXPress projects cre­at­ed with DesignMerge di­rect­ly to any PostScript de­vice, and to achieve high-performance out­put, users can ap­ply the new Personalized Print Markup Language (PPML) for­mat­ting fea­ture in QuarkXPress 7.

“We are ea­ger to de­vel­op our tools to take ad­van­tage of the in­no­v­a­tive fea­tures built in to QuarkXPress 7,” said John Kriho, pres­i­dent of Meadows Publishing Solutions. “Variable-data pub­lish­ing is be­com­ing in­creas­ing­ly pop­u­lar with pub­lish­ers and mar­keters. The DesignMerge tools pro­vide val­ue for data-publishing pro­fes­sion­als across all of Quark’s mar­kets, in­clud­ing the cat­a­log, re­tail, and cor­po­rate pub­lish­ing segments.”

“Working with Meadows to en­sure the time­ly re­lease of their XTensions mod­ules for QuarkXPress 7 is very im­por­tant to Quark,” said Richard Pasewark, se­nior vice pres­i­dent of sales and mar­ket­ing for Quark. “It is im­per­a­tive that our XTensions part­ners de­vel­op their soft­ware so that QuarkXPress 7 users can ful­ly uti­lize their suite of productivity-enhancing prod­ucts, and we are thrilled that the first Meadows tool is out of the gate.”

About Quark

Quark Inc. (www​.quark​.com) is an industry-leading soft­ware com­pa­ny pro­vid­ing de­sign, pro­duc­tion, and col­lab­o­ra­tion so­lu­tions that are trans­form­ing the busi­ness of cre­ative com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Quark has pro­vid­ed award-winning soft­ware for pro­fes­sion­al pub­lish­ers since its flag­ship prod­uct, QuarkXPress, changed the course of tra­di­tion­al pub­lish­ing. Founded in 1981, Denver-based Quark Inc. is pri­vate­ly held.

About Meadows Publishing Solutions

Meadows Publishing Solutions is a soft­ware de­vel­op­ment and con­sult­ing com­pa­ny spe­cial­iz­ing in com­mer­cial and cus­tom XTensions for QuarkXPress, and oth­er ex­ten­si­ble tech­nolo­gies. Meadows has de­vel­oped a num­ber of pop­u­lar soft­ware pack­ages for the data­base pub­lish­ing and vari­able da­ta print­ing mar­kets, in­clud­ing their award-winning prod­ucts AutoPrice and DesignMerge. Founded in 1991, Meadows is based just out­side of Chicago in Schaumburg, Illinois.

QuarkXPress 7, XTensions, mail merge

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