The Bundler is a QuarkXPress XTensions module whose functionality is tightly focused on the problems encountered by users dealing with the increasing number of mobile QuarkXPress documents. The basic concept behind it is: A QuarkXPress user with a document on their Macintosh should be able to create a self-extracting, compressed file containing a copy of the document, all the graphic files, and all the screen and printer fonts (a bundle), in such a way that any user opening the bundle on a different Mac at a different time and/or place can be as certain as possible that they will find exactly the same environment and resources, and therefore, find that the document will be the same as when it was saved. As a benefit of the above design criteria, Bundler is also an ideal archiving tool for QuarkXPress documents.Bundler features a
file mover function that enables the user to select a file and specify a destination disc and/or folder to copy the file. The document and all its linked graphics (including DCS files if required), screen, and printer fonts (including EPS fonts) will be transferred. When moving or copying a file, the user may also select to move the QuarkXPress preferences file and any other required auxiliary files at the same time. If any linked graphics or printer fonts are missing, the XTensions module provides an auto find utility which is a high-performance search tool that will scan through predefined volumes or folders for the required files. The user can completely control the process by specifying default search paths.Before moving the document, Bundler checks to ensure that all EPSF colors are present in the document's color palette. If not, it will list the colors detailing the graphics in which each particular color appears. At this point it provides an option to automatically create the required colors.If desired, all moved files will be compressed into a self-extracting archive or bundle. The naming convention used for the bundle allows the user to immediately identify whether it is complete or if fonts or required graphics, and so on, are missing.When moving files, the XTensions module will also optionally present a special instructions dialog which allows the user to direct the receiver as to which print medium, film setting, screen-line setting, and so on, to use. Shipping and general-comment fields are also provided. This feature also shows what color plates are required for each individual page so that the user can accurately instruct as to which plates are to be output on a page-by-page basis. All items in the special instructions dialog are user configurable the user chooses what options appear in popup menus.Manufacturer: CompuSense Ltd.
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