Markzware (http://www.markzware.com) — a developer of pre-flighting,
data extraction and conversion software — has released an upgrade to
its utility, MarkzTools v8 for QuarkXPress 8. MarkzTools is an
XTension that is used to prevent corrupted QuarkXPress documents,
along with several other features.
MarkzTools allows users to automatically verify saved Quark
documents, so users will immediately know the file is safe. What’s
more, with the MarkzTools special temp file, users can more easily
recover documents that have become corrupted during a save operation.
In the case of a badly corrupted file where the page layout data
can’tbe salvaged, the Scavenge Text feature may be able to extract
text stories from the damaged document.
The Gray Previews feature allows users to convert your full color
picture previews into gray-scale previews, reducing the file size of
saved documents. MarkzTools 8 can also convert saved documents to
Quark 6 or Quark 4 or allow Quark 8 to export open documents to those
Markzware’s MarkzTools v8 is available from Software House
International (SHI), Software Spectrum, Programmers Paradise,
MacConnection, CDW and through Markzware Direct Sales. It has a
manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$199; the upgrade is $99
for MarkzTools 6 and 7.