XChange International has released the Duplica XTension for QuarkXPress 8. Badia Duplica allows users to sample and apply text and item attributes using multiple clipboards. Users choose the attributes they wish to copy, and then use the eyedroppers to duplicate the same styling in other parts of the document. More than 80 attributes are available to pick from for characters, paragraphs, pictures, boxes, lines and pages. Duplica also allows users to copy text without formatting, and transform and step-and-repeat items using the built-in Clone tool.

New to Duplica 4.0 for QuarkXPress 8 is the ability to sample a multiple range of character and paragraph attributes. Then, with a single click of the mouse, users can apply the exact sequence of attributes again to unformatted text. Now users can format tables, catalogues, annual reports, technical books or any complex document in just seconds.

With Duplica, users can copy and paste text without style or formatting information. Pasting unstyled text incorporates the style attributes of the insertion point. Duplica also allows users to paste any character or paragraph attribute to an entire text box or to multiple text boxes. When combined with the new range styling capabilities, this means that users can even format dozens of text boxes with only a few clicks.

Users can clone any box or line using the built-in Clone feature that transforms items just like dedicated illustration programs. They simply specify the offsets that will change incrementally with each duplication, such as width, height, angle, skew, shade and frame width. For example, users can clone a box increasing its frame width by 1 pt with each
duplication, resulting in cloned boxes with 2 pt, 3 pt, 4 pt frame widths and so on.

Duplica 4.0 for QuarkXPress 8 costs £53 plus VAT, with upgrades cost £22 plus VAT.