Tag Archive | "long docs"

Fix Text Formatting Mistakes with Clean Text and Text Cleaner

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Every designer receives text that needs cleaning up, whether it’s from a client or from an email or website. Here are two handy, time-tested solutions: Apimac’s Clean Text ($20) does three handy things: • It strips formatting from text you copy to your Mac’s Clipboard, so that the copied text takes on the formatting of […]

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AutoPrice: Link a Database to QuarkXPress or InDesign

Thursday, January 24, 2013


AutoPrice, from Meadows Information Systems, is available as either an XTension for QuarkXPress or a plug-in for InDesign. AutoPrice links text and graphics in a database to placeholders in a QuarkXPress or InDesign document. You can use it to automatically update prices or descriptions in catalogs, create phone directories, time tables, and menus, including product […]

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How To Combine Book Chapters To Export One PDF or E-book

Monday, June 25, 2012


This question came up today: “I created a book in QuarkXPress, using separate documents for each chapter and connecting them with the Book feature. I created a Table of Contents for the whole book and built that TOC in the Master Chapter. How can I export a whole book as one PDF and have a TOC that […]

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BigPicture: the Best Picture Manager

Monday, May 9, 2011

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Badia Software’s BigPicture ($99) is an XTension for QuarkXPress 9/8/7/6/5/4 or a plug-in for InDesign CS5/4/3 that lists all the pictures in a project, and shows all the vital information about them (color model, format, file size, effective resolution, compression, scaling, angle, date modified, fonts, colors, etc.). In addition, BigPicture can select all the pictures […]

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