XtagsTM is a simple to use text filter based on the XPress Tags language, but greatly enhanced, providing serious document-building power.
Using Xtags, you import text files which it converts into fully formatted layouts, and you can export as well.
Xtags does this by interpreting special formatting codes embedded in the text file, and we call this set of codes the Xtags language.
With Xtags, you can build any text content with full styling (the same as XPress Tags), anchor and fill picture and text boxes, build and fill unanchored boxes, size picture contents to containing boxes, size boxes to content (text or picture) in various flexible ways, translate text and tags on input, use macros to reduce typing, apply master pages and spreads, and more.
For output, Xtags will save the contents of any text story, including anchored text and picture boxes, and will also save the structure and content of any selected text, picture or group boxes.
Here are some key features of "Xtags for QuarkXPress":
· create and fill both anchored text and picture boxes, including shrinking boxes to fit their contents;
· create and fill both text and picture boxes outside of a text flow, including shrinking boxes to fit their contents;
· use relative values in tags;
· group created text and/or picture boxes;
· apply master pages to the current page or spread;
· copy and paste Xtagged-text between documents, or between applications;
· translate user-defined tags into standard Xtags constructs (or into anything
· perform table-based translations;
· use macros to express complex, parameterized tag sequences as shorthand (for
· example, fractions);
· provide advanced error reporting.
· QuarkXPress 6 or later
· This demo version will allow you to add a maximum of 50 paragraphs per import or export.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Adds a new C code letter for the sizing specs field of an anchored or as-anchored box tag’s width and height parameters. C may not be combined with S or R but may be used with F to size the box’s contents to the column as well. Sizing-to-column is allowed for anchored box tags, as-anchored box tags (unanchored, but with both x and y parameters left empty), and line tags.
· Unlike S, which is only allowed to shrink a box, C is only allowed to grow a box to fit its column. Thus, its initial size is its minimum size, and what was the minimum (4th) parameter therefore becomes the box’s maximum size.
· For example, would create an anchored frame with its width sized to the insertion point’s column, with the picture’s width scaled to the frame’s (and therefore the column’s) width, and with the frame’s height set to that of the picture.
· Removes Xcatalog’s link marker guard characters (for Xcatalog’s enhanced text link editability feature) from copied/saved tagged text so that tags for catalog ...