Template Creation Has Never Been Easier.
GLUON HyperTemplate is a cross-platform QuarkXPress XTension that takes ordinary Quark documents and turns them into intelligent templates with all sorts of special rules that can be applied to boxes and groups of boxes. Because it's Quark and not some proprietary, "reinvented the wheel" solution you get to have templates of highest quality that can contain: perfectly formatted, kerned text, superior text wrapping, text along a path, full opacity controls, advanced drop shadows, color management and so much morenot to mention all the production efficiencies that comes from a true and tried layout program. This becomes a huge issue when you plan to make a lot of templates! One more bonusno per-template charges. Make as many as you like, any time you want.
XML Output HyperTemplate also publishes a special type of XML we call GLUON Template XML (GTXML). This XML can be used to determine all aspects of the template including box geometry, content and business rules applied to boxes. It is consumed by the HyperPublishing database to setup dynamic publishing with a minimum of effort. It is very useful for any 3rd party integrators who want to take full advantage of HyperPublishing too
|HyperTemplate leverages decades of development by GLUON software engineers in creating some of the most powerful XTensions for Quark and plug-ins for InDesign on the market. Our tools are in use throughout the world and used by the powerhouses of publishing.
The software is represented by a palette and a rule setting dialog that is layed out in our highly logical tabbed format for creating "tags" which can then be applied to any box and re-used. Using this tool you can "teach" any template to do all sorts of tricks such as evenly distributing boxes after text and pictures have been flowed in and resizing documents intelligently, reducing the number of templates required and much more. If you need greater detail, please contact a GLUON representative for a personal WebEx demo.
The palette shown at the right gives easy access to all of HyperTemplate's features and makes creating Templates as easy as humanly possible. We also have an online version that requires no QuarkXPress at all!
Click "Upload to HyperPublishing" and your publication is instantly available in HyperPublishing for variable data or the storefront admin to be added as a product .
The Tag Definition dialog (below) is so powerful, we can't even show you all the features here to protect our intellectual property. However, each tab in the dialog is a treasure trove of settings that can be applied to your tags which are then applied to boxes on your page using the palette. Above you can see how to set up a Dynamic Zone with a single box and HyperRender will fill it with all sorts of database driven boxes.
The Tabs of the Tag Definition dialog have lots of power broken into the following areas:
- Text Specs Tab of the Tag Definition Dialog is where you set how text will be treated upon import.
- Text Fitting controls every possible aspect of how text can be fit to a box or a box can fit to the text. Text fitting is only something that can be done from within Quark Server...a real GLUON advantage.
- The Picture Specs Tab of the Tag Definition Dialog is where you set how graphics will be treated upon import, including various sizing, alignment and fitting options.
- Configure Dynamic Zones, another GLUON innovation for ultimate database publishing power and modularity.
- The Adjustment Tab of the Tag Definition Dialog is where you set how any box or group will react to other boxes or groups on the page as they change sizes and locations.
- The Alignment Tab of the Tag Definition Dialog is where you set how any box or group will align relative to the page in the final document or relative to other items on the page.
- The HTML Tab of the Tag Definition Dialog is where you set what features exported HTML and PHP will contain.
- The Special Tab (not shown) of the Tag Definition Dialog is where you set custom behaviors that are specific to a given company or not related to the other definitions.
Above is a typical tagged document...simply select a box, apply the name you want for it, adjust the rules and it's ready for online publishing. Typical time for a document like thisless than 5 minutes! Save tagged items to a library for easy re-use later if you like or import from another tagged document.
Additional document-wide rules can be applied either post or pre processing text and/or document scaling. This is another area where customization is welcome.
*Picture upload via PHP requires settings and priviledges to be adjusted on the Web Server and is generally done by qualified IT persons.