Gluon Outlines XT is a free XTension for QuarkXPress 4, 5 or 6 that improves on the built-in “Text to Box” feature by working a little more like Adobe Illustrator’s “Create Outlines” feature.
It can create outline text in the same location as the original text, delete the original text box, apply the same color and tint as the original text, convert multiple lines at once, and convert individual letters into separate boxes.
For QuarkXPress 6, use version 2.0. For QuarkXPress 4 and 5, use version 1.02.
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.