Gluon’s ColorBreaker for QuarkXPress 7-9 ($219) takes the tedium and complication out of color markup of your documents. The XTension/plug-in automatically tags color information for placed graphics as well as natively-created items.
The tags are connected to these elements with smart arrows that move and re-attach when tags are moved on the page. Information displayed includes font color used in text, color mode for placed images, and knockout and blend information.
ColorBreaker puts the color information on its own separate layer, and and you can remove all color tags immediately with a single menu command.
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.