What's the quickest and most efficient and accurate way of getting
data, text and images into QuarkXPress?
Creating catalogues, brochures, directories, magazines etc - any
data-driven document - can take a lot of time. Proofing
takes a lot more. The time taken to cut and paste and repeatedly
data steals time from your core expertise - design. It even
on other projects.
Software Written from a Designer's Perspective
LinkUP Enterprise is a flexible QuarkXPress XTension that will
cut time-consuming production tasks. It links Quark documents with
database content and lets you build documents in a number of ways
that suit you. No coding or technical expertise required.
Use template builds - library, pasteboard, master page or grid
builds - to create large, complex or multi-level documents
at the push of a button. Then update the document when new
easily, giving you the freedom to concentrate on design.
You have the choice of DBF and ODBC versions. One to connect direct
with your database and one to use database exports locally; helpful
when your Mac operators are not networked to your database, or
your client supplies data files by email. ODBC versions require
an ODBC driver, which is not supplied, but contact
us if you want
help getting one.
Some core functions that we hope float your boat:
- • Create a database by exporting from an existing
- • Bi-directional updates, import into QuarkXPress
or export out to your database
- • Conditional updating, eg, autodelete fields
that are missing in the database, or flag them for action
- • Multi-level indexing and table of contents
- • Automatic creation of headers and footers
- • Search and replace on-the-fly - adding currency
symbols, amending database errors etc
- • User levels control who works on what
- • Character translation tables - handle issues
- • Picture information export - maintain a database
of images used in your publication
- - and flexible picture import handling
- • Work with relational databases and flat files
(eg, .csv or .txt files)
The 'Technical ' Bit
Mac users: QuarkXpress 6.2+ or 7.2+ on OSX Mac (Universal Binary
Windows users: QuarkXPress 6.1 only or 7.2+
your specific spec if you have any doubts.
A database and ODBC driver, or flat file datasources, ie .txt
or .csv files. An ODBC driver is not provided, but can be sourced
from companies such as Actual Technology or OpenLink if not already provided
by your database.
The benefit of connecting direct with databases
allows for complex data relations to be cleanly replicated
in your documents, eg, multi-level catalogues with categories,
and sub-items etc. This is still possible with the DBF version,
but it's not as elegant.
Benefits to You
- • Improved
accuracy, time efficiency and profitability of your projects
- • Bring document production in-house, keeping all your
assets in one place - or be an affordable outsource as
- driven documents become easier and more cost-effective
to create for clients
- • Choice
of ODBC or DBF versions - we give you both
at no extra cost
- • Call
data back and forth whenever you need, so you
can make changes right up to your print deadline
- • Frees up time to let designers design, not slog away
at inputting content
- • Massively
cuts down proofing stages, as data imported is
always the same as the data source.
Upfront About Pricing
A single licence is:
UK-based users: £2495 (plus VAT is £2931.63)
countries (EU): €4000
USA, Canada and Rest of World:
Software developers often sell 'packages' or 'solutions'.
We sell software. We are open about our pricing and what
is covered. If you have any questions, come to us for
a straight answer via email or Contact
Form or telephone +44 (0)1268 490242.
Some What Ifs?
What if there is something else I want LinkUP Enterprise to do?
See our Comparison
Chart for a full list of functions.
If it's not on there, we can customise the XTension for
you - contact us
with your spec. We can't make LinkUP make the tea, but
we can persuade it to do a lot of other useful stuff.
I don't use images in my documents, what if I just want to update
Have a look at LinkUP
Pricing if you have an existing document
that you want to update text and prices.
What if I want to update an existing document with text and images
but not build one 'handsfree'?
If you are using a flat file database (only Enterprise
can deal with relational databases), have a look at LinkUP
It might be what you need right now, you can always upgrade
What if I want more than one licence?
Contact us to discuss multiple user licences. You
can get fantastic additional licence discounts at time
What if I'm not sure how to handle the data?
We have Technical FAQ pages, a PDF manual and real humans who
can help you out. Remember, not only can we help you prove it'll
work for you prior to purchase, you also have ninety days free
email support direct with us.
What if I'm on a PC and want to use QuarkXPress 6.5?
Depending on what types of build you are doing, 6.5
may be OK. However, due to an inherent Quark bug, relational
builds may not be available to 6.5 users on a PC. For
that reason, we generally ask that you remain with, or
If you need any further info, please
feel free to: Contact
Real people answer our phones and emails within our company. We don't