Release: Xtags 2.7 for InDesign CS5–CC2018

September 13, 2018 by

This release adds a frame alignment parameter and removes support for bit-mapped frame styles.


  • Extends the box creation tags’ frame width sub-lists to include a position for InDesign’s Align Stroke setting:

    ...,(frame width, frame shape, frame alignment), ...
    ...,(frame width, corner diameter, corner type, frame alignment), ...

    and for lines,

    ...,(line width, line endcap, line alignment), ...

    Frame alignment and line alignment is T to align the stroke to the center of the path, I to align to the inside, or O to align to the outside. For backwards (and QuarkXPress) compatibility, alignment defaults to the frame’s inside.

  • Removes support for bit-mapped frame styles in box creation tags, where the bitmap’s resource was specified as a numerical value in place of a style’s name. Quark dropped support for all bitmap frames like Yearbook and Ornate years ago, and InDesign never supported them. Boxes created by tags that specify frame resource numbers will now be created with Solid.
  • Allows old-style (pre-2.0 source versions) algorithmic frame style selection in all source versions, where a numerical value is used to select a frame style in a box creation tag rather than the style’s name. This change was made to support system-generated and legacy tags; please use the style’s name, like Solid or Dotted, in all new tagged text.

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