ALAP Releases XPert Align, XPert Layers, XPert Print and XPert Scale 2.1.3

CARLSBAD, CA (August 17, 2005) – A Lowly Apprentice Production, Inc.
(ALAP), a leading developer of extended technology for the publishing and
design industries, announced today the release of four free maintenance
updates to XPert Align 2.1.3, XPert Layers 2.1.3, XPert Print 2.1.3 and
XPert Scale 2.1.3. These updates are available free-of-charge to existing
2.1 users by downloading the 2.1.3 installer from the company website.

XPert Align 2.1.3 eliminates having to work with guides and measurements
just to align QuarkXPress items. Provides an intuitive, visual method for
aligning items with other items or the page. With the click of a mouse,
items can be aligned with each other, centered on the page or placed
equidistant across the page.

XPert Layers 2.1.3 helps users juggle layered items that comprise many
design elements by offering an easy method for locating, selecting, and
modifying layered items on pages. The layering of items in QuarkXPress
provides many design opportunities, but it also presents many challenges
when it comes to selecting and modifying items. That’s where XPert Layers
comes in — you store items on specific layers, show the layers you want to
work on, and modify the items independent of items on other layers.

XPert Print 2.1.3 lets users print or export QuarkXPress pages and spreads
as EPS files. When exporting an EPS file XPert Print offers the option of
embedding the project fonts within the EPS. Supported font types are
TrueType, OpenType, and Type1. XPert Print also adds a tool to the
QuarkXPress tool palette, this tool lets you select any portion of a page
or spread to print/export.

XPert Scale 2.1.3 is a precision scaling tool that lets you quickly scale
QuarkXPress documents, items, groups, and contents similar to the way
drawing programs scale objects. Through preferences, you specify what gets
scaled — text, frames, offsets, line weights, and more. You can scale
items visually or numerically (by entering percent values or dimensions).
With both its precision and interactive scaling methods, XPert Scale can
simplify headline creation, logo development, copy fitting, picture and
caption adjustments as well as many other common tasks.

System Requirements and Pricing
XPert Align, XPert Layers, XPert Print and XPert Scale are all priced at
$99.99 USD each and are currently available for Macintosh System 9.1 or
later, or Microsoft Windows 98 or later. The XTensions require QuarkXPress
4.1 or later. Upgrades from version 2.0 are priced at $39.99 and upgrades
from version 1.0 are priced at $49.99.

Additional Information
For more information regarding these or any other ALAP products, contact
ALAP, Inc. by phone at (888) 818-5790 (US), (760) 438-5790
(Canada/International) or visit the company website at

About “A Lowly Apprentice Production, Inc.” Founded in 1990, A Lowly
Apprentice Production Inc. (ALAP) is a leading provider of extended
technology for the publishing and graphic design industries. Affordable,
easy to use and seamlessly integrated into the host application
environment, ALAP products have won major awards in both the United States
and in Europe.