Extensis and Quark announce XTensions software for unparalleled font management in QuarkXPress 7 - Extensis.com

Extensis and Quark announce XTensions software for unparalleled font management in QuarkXPress 7

NEW YORK – May 23, 2006 – Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc., and Quark Inc. today announced that Extensis is now offering QuarkXPress 7 XTensions modules for all Extensis font-management products, providing the world?s most advanced font activation and deactivation for QuarkXPress 7. The XTensions software ensures that any time users open a QuarkXPress 7 project, fonts are automatically and accurately activated or deactivated. The modules extend support to the Suitcase Fusion Single User, Suitcase Server X1, and Font Reserve Server 1.7.4 font-management products.

“QuarkXPress continues to be a leading layout and design solution for creative professionals,” said Brian Berson, vice president of corporate solutions for Extensis. He added that a key need for QuarkXPress users is the ability to ensure that the same font they designate in a project is activated each time they open the file. “Extensis’ professional font managers equip QuarkXPress users with the only font-management solutions that ensure the correct font will be automatically activated every time,” he said.

The ability to automatically activate and deactivate fonts is possible through the power of the Extensis Font Sense technology. Font Sense ensures a smooth workflow by identifying, locating, and activating the exact fonts used in a document. Because of this one-of-a-kind technology, Extensis font managers no longer simply identify fonts by name; they create unique identifiers that guarantee font fidelity. This technology enables Extensis to offer the only font managers that can successfully manage multiple fonts with the same name to ensure that an application can activate the exact version of a font. Font Sense is available in Suitcase Fusion and Font Reserve and allows for true font identification in QuarkXPress documents.

“Font Sense is an ideal complement to QuarkXPress 7,” said Richard Pasewark, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Quark. “Extensis and Quark share a desire to improve creative workflows; together these products help design and print professionals move toward an error-free workflow.”

The free XTensions modules for QuarkXPress 7 are available now for download from the Extensis Web site. The Suitcase Fusion XTensions module for QuarkXPress 7 and the Font Reserve Server Client XTensions module for QuarkXPress 7 are available for QuarkXPress 7 or QuarkXPress Passport 7 and run on PowerPC-based Mac OS systems. The Suitcase Server X1 Client XTensions module for QuarkXPress 7 will be available by the end of this quarter.

Later this year, Extensis will release its Universal Application XTensions software, which will run on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac OS systems. The Extensis font-management XTensions software for QuarkXPress 7 is available in English, French, and German.

Download the Extensis font-management XTensions software for QuarkXPress 7 from the Extensis Web site at http://cde.extensis.com/support. For more information about the Suitcase Fusion XTensions module for QuarkXPress 7, visit the Extensis Web site at http://cde.extensis.com/support/suitcasefusion. For more information about the Suitcase Server X1 Client XTensions software for QuarkXPress 7, visit the Extensis Web site at http://cde.extensis.com/support/suitcaseserver. For more information about the Font Reserve Server Client XTensions software for QuarkXPress 7, visit the Extensis Web site at http://cde.extensis.com/support/fontreserveserver.

 
 
About Extensis
Extensis is a software solutions developer that allows creative workgroups and professionals to streamline their workflow and secure their brand by efficiently and effectively managing their creative assets and fonts. Extensis’ award-winning client/server and desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Suitcase, Suitcase Fusion, and Font Reserve for font management and Portfolio for creative assets management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a division of Celartem, Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, visit http://cde.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.
 
 
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