What is PrePress AutoTools?
If you or your company process lots of QuarkXPress documents, AutoTools can help! It's a batch processing
system for fixing some common problems in Quark documents, and for automating the printing process.
If you're experienced with AutoTools already, you might want to read the list of
everything that changed in versions 1.1 and 1.2.
To read more about any of the features you're interested in, follow the links below or in the navigational menu
on the left of each page, or see the documentation.
- Create PostScript
Create PostScrpt files to your specifications, from any number of
QuarkXPress files. Set your printing preferences just once, and walk away!
Run a series of tests on every document, to identify files that should
not be printed (AutoTools fixes many of these problems, too).
- Hot Folders
Also known as "Watched Folders", this new feature allows you to set everything up
for all the tasks you wish to run, and AutoTools will then process any files which appear
in the folder you've specified. It's even possible to run AutoTools on one Mac, and send
it the files you want printed from other macs on the network.
- Batch Processing
Set up a job in less than a minute, then walk away while every document
you've specified is tested, processed, and printed.
- QuarkXPress 4 Compatible
Anything that AutoTools can do with earlier versions of QuarkXPress
can now be done with Quark 4, including batch printing!
Write or purchase special 'filter scripts', in AppleScript or UserTalk, to
add to the list of functions which AutoTools can perform on your
- Easy to Use!
AutoTools has a fun, clean, and intuitive interface.
- Job Sorting
Includes an intelligent job sorting function that
makes receiving new jobs very easy