Harris & Baseview Products Inc., a division of MediaSpan, have released QuarkXPress 6 compatible versions of their QTools and DragX pagination XTensions.
QTools is a copy-fitting XTension with functions that include “Fit Text to Box,” “Fit Box to Text” and “Fit Headline.” It also: jumps stories, complete with jumplines; lets you create overflow boxes to streamline editing and cutting; and alerts you before you print if there’s text that’s not fitting on the page.
DragX offers drag-and-drop pagination; you can drag a story from Harris & Baseview’s NewsEditPro or NewsEditPro IQue directory onto a QuarkXPress 6 page. All the formatting and coding is carried along; the articles flow onto the pages complete with headlines, bylines, cutlines and more. Any changes you make to stories while in QuarkXPress are saved back into NewsEditPro and NewsEditPro IQue.
NewsEditPro and NewsEditPro IQue users must have version 3.5 or higher to use the QuarkXPress 6 XTensions. Upgrades are free to Harris & Baseview service contract holders. You’ll have to contact the company for pricing.