This QuarkXpress tool has been such a time saver. It is an extension that

QuarkXpress Drag & Drop Images Extension

QuarkXpress Drag & Drop Images Extension

allows you to drag images from a file directly into a page in Quark. This is saves a lot of time, especially if you don’t have a script that places & sizes images from AMS (the Ads Management System provided by NCI, The Real Estate Book). It is also great for those images you get in an email to place in a custom ad.

If you drag and drop the image into a blank space it will drop in at full size, creating its own picture box. Or you can drag and drop it into an existing box, then all you have to do is re-size the image and you are good to go.

To install the extension just download this FILE, unzip it and place it in the extensions folder… Go into your applications folder on your hard drive, or wherever you have your QuarkXpress application installed (mine is on a larger secondary hard drive), open the QuarkXpress 7.xx folder, then open the folder titled “XTensions” and drop the “DragDropImage.xnt” file there. Restart Quark and you are ready to go. (see image at right)

Here’s a quick video to show you how you can use it.