IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PreFab Player!!!
If you don't already have a copy of PreFab PlayerTM or Player
RuntimeTM installed on your system, then a demo version of
PreFab PlayerTM will automatically be installed. This demo
version expires after 30 days. HOWEVER, when you purchase/
register PrePress AutoTools, a fully licensed copy of
PreFab Player RuntimeTM will be sent to you, to replace the
If you are a Macintosh Scripter or Programmer, and would
like more information about PreFab Player, visit PreFab
Software on the web, at
You'll need PrePress AutoTools and Frontier 5.0.1 or 5.0.2
(if you don't already have a copy).
Decompress all the files you downloaded.
- Extensions Off
Restart your computer with extensions off, before continuing.
As an alternative to running with extensions off, you can manually open the Extensions folder and
remove the file "FaceSpan Extensions 2.1". This extension is being replaced with a newer version, but
can not be removed while the Extensions are running.
- RAM Requirements
Set the Preferred Size for Frontier's memory allocation (in the Info window, in the Finder) to at
least 8192 Kilobytes (8 megabytes).
- Set Up Frontier
If this is the first time you've run Frontier, or if you're installing with a new Frontier.root
file, launch Frontier and fill in the User Registration information (name,
company, and initials). You must "Personalize" Frontier first, otherwise installation will fail.
- Launch the Installer
Double click on the installer, named "Install PrePress AutoTools".
The picture to the left (four color circle with black arrow) is the icon for the installer.
- Choose a Frontier.root
In the installer, click on the Select button, and choose the Frontier.root file in which you
wish to install the AutoTools files.
Click on the Install button. Installation takes less than two minutes, and progress can be followed
in the scrolling text field in the Installer's window. Also, watch for special instructions.
- Quit and Restart
Click on the Quit button, which will close down Frontier and the Installer. Then, restart by the
normal methods (choose Restart from the Special menu in the Finder).
More information on installing PrePress AutoTools can be found in the Read Me file,
which is in the AutoTools 1.1 folder.
For a list of all the changes and improvements made since AutoTools 1.1 was released, read the full Version History.
After installation is complete, and you've restarted your Mac, start exploring the software! Launch AutoTools by
Frontier first, and then PrePress AutoTools 1.2. To process a file, drag a QuarkXPress file's icon onto one of the buttons
in the Tasks window, in Autotools. (or, select a number of tasks, and click on "Go!"
You can read more about using AutoTools in the documentation.