Exportools: Export in Many Formats at Once


Badia’s Exportools 3.0 is an XTension for QuarkXPress 8 (they also have versions for QuarkXPress 4/5/6/7) that lets you export your document pages in many ways, including: 

  • plain or rich text (RTF)
  • PostScript
  • PDF
  • EPS
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • PICT
  • HTML
  • TIFF
  • PNG
  • Photoshop

Each format has many options, notably: EPS and raster formats can be scaled 10% to 1000%, in B&W, grayscale or color, and with variable transparency; Text can be exported using any filter in QuarkXPress (XPress Tags, MS Word, etc.), and you can choose the order that text boxes are processed on a page. 

Each page in a project can be exported as a separate file, and can optionally include visible page guides. Or, export a portion of a page, with optional bleed area

Exportools can also automatically send exported files to other applications for processing, such as sending PostScript to Distiller to make a PDF, or sending an EPS to Photoshop to rasterize at any size and resolution.

But that’s old news. Here’s what’s new to version 3:

  • Redesigned file name composition which allows you to use from 1 to 9 file name components
  •  New file name placeholders: Today’s Date, Current Time, User Name, Destination Folder, Export File Extension
  •  List of recent destination folders
  •  Added Document Container and Desktop as predefined destination folders
  •  Preview of the full export file list, with exact file names
  •  Preview of first and last file names in main window
  •  Icons for destination folder, post-processing application and export files
  •  New Preferences panel
  •  Improved handling of duplicate file names: options to replace, skip or ask what to do
  •  QuarkXPress 8-native

Exportools costs $119.

For much more information on how Exportools works, check out Cyndie Shaffstall’s enlightening article in X-Ray Magazine, at this URL: www.xraymag.com/articles/xray_v5n4_trade_tools_4.htm