Exportools Professional 3.0 is a standalone application that allows you to print or export files from QuarkXPress 8 and InDesign CS3/CS4. This is achieved by either manually dropping files into Exportools’ file list, or into a watched folder.
Print and export settings are assigned ahead of time, so the output happens automatically. Use the built-in pre-flighting to determine if files are ready for output, and use the auto-naming feature to automate file export creation. This new version is only compatible with Snow Leopard, as it’s been completely re-designed.
In case you’re using QuarkXPress 7, the previous version works on OS X 10.4.2 and up and processes QuarkXPress 7 files. Exportools costs $189.
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.