Release: Xtags 3.7 for QuarkXPress 8/9

January 16, 2013 by

This release of Xtags for QuarkXPress adds the ability to size anchored frames to their column and fixes problems with tags output.


  • 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, <&pb((32pt,CF),(128,S),,,,,,,,,C,,,,,,,”p1234.jpg”)> 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 links aren’t littered with unnecessary <\z>‘s.
  • Fixes a problem where OpenType features tags (o(...)) were being generated with incorrect feature names.

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