Gluon’s iDropper 4 ($59) is an XTension for QuarkXPress 6 that can pick up colors and other attributes from items and drop them onto other items.
The default attributes copied are background color and shade, but you can also drop frame color and shade, dimensions, angle, runaround, text inset and vertical alignment.
iDropper has two other powerful features:
- it can create a named color in the QuarkXPress Colors palette for any color on your monitor and automatically create darker tints and complementary colors
- it can copy a series of Paragraph Style Sheets used in one text box onto another text box.
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.