North Atlantic Publishing Systems’ CopyFlow Gold ($495) is an XTension for QuarkXPress and a plug-in for InDesign or Illustrator that automates importing and exporting text and pictures in layouts.
To use it, you manually or automatically label each text box you want to export and CopyFlow exports all the text into one text file, with or without formatting. If you make changes to the exported text, you can choose to import the text back into the page layout and all the boxes are updated.
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.