on Monday launched Atomik Xport Personal Edition — entry-level XML (eXtensible Markup Language) export software for QuarkXPress — at the Seybold San Francisco trade show. The software lets you automatically extract QuarkXPress content as XML and handles DTD (Document Type Definition) generation. Atomik Xport PE is compatible with QuarkXPress 4.x and higher under Mac OS 8.5-9.x. A QuarkXPress 6.0-Mac OS X version is due later this month.
With Atomik Xport PE, any images in a QuarkXPress document can be referenced in the XML, including the image name, path, type, scale, size and color space. You can specify the order in which Atomik Xport PE extracts the contents from a QuarkXPress document and group content together. The software can identify content using styling information at both a paragraph and character level (however, Atomik Xport PE doesn’t require the use of paragraph or character style sheets). It can also handle batch processing; choose a folder and Atomik Xport PE will automatically export XML from all of the QuarkXPress documents in that folder. A range of formatting information (font, style sheet, bold, italics, etc.) can also be optionally included within the extracted XML.
There’s no setup required, but Atomik Xport Personal Edition comes with a set of global preferences. Still, you can specify what content to export and the level of granularity required. Additionally, you can set up a filter to export only content that’s styled with style sheet names that contain specified text strings.
Atomik Xport Personal Edition has suggested retail pricing of US$995 for a single-user license. License packs for 5, 10, 50 and 100 users are also available.