One feature I’ve heard people wish for in QuarkXPress 7 and 8 is to check spelling as you type. The solution is available in a $50 XTension. AthenaSoft’s AutoCorrectXT 3.3 is an XTension for QuarkXPress 7 or 8 that adds an auto-correct feature. It can also correct user-defined typing errors.
In addition, the XTension lets you create “boilerplate” text — words or phrases that can be inserted by typing a few characters. It supports English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Norwegian. An Arabic version is available for $95.
For more information or to purchase AutoCorrectXT, see the AthenaSoft website.
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.