Gluon’s SpecTackler ($199) is an XTension for QuarkXPress 4, 5, 6 or 7 that places a description of the fonts, pictures, colors and style sheets used in a document directly on the page, complete with arrows pointing to where they are used.
Any text that has been manually changed to be different from the original style sheet is also noted. It can also create a summary of all style sheets in the document and place it on the pasteboard, making it easy to see exactly how the document was constructed.
It also lists all colors and pictures, and can automatically place picture information either onto or below pictures.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.