XChange International has released the Sonar Bookends range of XTensions for QuarkXPress v8. Users can upgrade from earlier versions and they are available for both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
Sonar Bookends Xref is a cross-reference generator for QuarkXPress. A cross-reference is the insertion of the current page number of an item, such as a table, chapter, figure, or appendix, into a document to facilitate the reader finding that item. The page number can optionally include a chapter reference. Any time a document is modified, all that is necessary is to tell Sonar Bookends Xref to update the embedded page numbers. Automatically, all of the document's cross-references will be adjusted.
Even documents consisting of multiple files can be cross-referenced by opening all of the files before updating the page numbers. Sonar Bookends Xref uses a proprietary 'labelling' system so that the cross-referencing information can be entered anytime, even as a document is being written.
Sonar Bookends Sequence is a QuarkXTension that automatically numbers figures and tables in a document and makes working with figures and tables easy. Users simply insert or remove a figure or table, tell Sonar Bookends
Sequence to update the sequence numbers, and then in seconds all existing figures and tables ('destinations') are completely renumbered. Just as importantly, all locations where figures or tables are referenced ('references') are updated, too.
Sonar Bookends Sequence uses labels to associate figure/table references with destinations. A label can be selected from a pop-up list of currently defined labels or a new label can be entered manually. A document can consist of one file or many files. Figure and table numbers can increment sequentially from file to file, or they can restart for each file. The figure/table numbers can be embedded to give a more complicated figure or table name format.
Sonar Bookends Fnote is a footnote/endnote management package for QuarkXPress. Footnotes and endnotes and their associated references are connected using a tagging system. The notes are numbered dynamically using a user-selectable numbering scheme and sorted so that they are in the correct order to match their references in the document. Special style sheets are used to format the note numbers so that the note numbers can be restyled in
seconds. Multiple files can be managed at one time by simply opening them all at once.
Sonar Bookends Fnote uses labels to associate each footnote or endnote reference with a particular footnote or endnote destination. The user can either select the desired label from a pop-up list of currently defined labels or a new label can be entered manually.
Sonar Bookends QkLink allows users to define PDF bookmarks and hyperlinks directly within QuarkXPress so they are automatically generated when the PDF?version of the document is created. Bookmarks can be defined manually or can be detected automatically using various attributes that the user specifies. Hyperlinks are defined manually. When the document is later converted to a PDF, the specified bookmarks and hyperlinks appear in the PDF automatically.