Reusable Groups in QuarkXPress

XTensionMeadows Publishing Solutions’ GroupPicture ($459) is an XTension for QuarkXPress 4, 5 or 6 that lets you store and reuse groups of items (picture and text boxes, paths, rules, etc.).

Each group becomes a special file that behaves just like a picture, except that when you import it into a QuarkXPress document, all the separate pieces are available for adjusting and reformatting if you like. These groups can also be archived or placed into a digital asset database for categorization and recall.

It’s a unique and valuable tool for catalog production.