Font Explorer Pro X v5.5, for Quark 2017 ?

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Font Explorer Pro X v5.5, for Quark 2017 ?

Postby piperh » 25 Jul 2017, 08:10

Does anyone know if the FontExplorerPro (v5.5) extension still works in Quark2017 ?

I ask because I notice that the extension version 2.2 didn't change between 2015 and 2016 (according to Font Explorer's own Plug-in Manager) so I'm wondering if maybe it still will work in 2017.

I would test it but don't see where to place the plug in - Quark 2015 and 2016 live in folders within Applications (OSX 10.11.6 ElCapitan) but Quark 2017 is not in a folder any more. What happened to all the plugins and extensions - where do they live now?

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Re: Font Explorer Pro X v5.5, for Quark 2017 ?

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 25 Jul 2017, 08:13

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Re: Font Explorer Pro X v5.5, for Quark 2017 ?

Postby piperh » 25 Jul 2017, 13:14

Thanks Matthias.

That link is for FEX v6. so doesn't solve my query. If I wanted to test the older extension with the latest Xpress, where would I place it now that Quark 2017 doesn't have a folder in Applications? Or is the idea a non-starter?
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Re: Font Explorer Pro X v5.5, for Quark 2017 ?

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 25 Jul 2017, 15:15

Whether the previous version of FEX will be made compatible with QuarkXPress 2017 is something you need to ask Monotype please. Quark cannot comment on product roadmaps of other companies.

There is two places now where you can install XTensions for QuarkXPress 2017, please see here:
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Re: Font Explorer Pro X v5.5, for Quark 2017 ?

Postby piperh » 25 Jul 2017, 16:38

I had asked Monotype support about it but their replies weren't 100% helpful. I believe that if you buy FontExplorerPro v6 that it does come with a compatible extension for Quark 2017.

Thanks Matthias for the pointer about the location of Extensions.

In case it's of any use to anyone: I tried the FEProX v5.5 Extension for Quark 2016 (Extension v no.2.2) and can confirm that it doesn't work with Q2017.
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Re: Font Explorer Pro X v5.5, for Quark 2017 ?

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 26 Jul 2017, 00:02

Hi Piper,

sorry, I could have told you that beforehand: The same binary (XTension) will not work for QX2016 and QX2017, as the "format" is slightly different.

QX2015 and QX2016 share the same XTensions interface, so a QX2015 XTension will automatically work with QX2016 if the XTensions' vendor did not put an implicit "major version number check" in there.

What I meant you to check is whether Monotype offers a XTensions for FEX 5.x that work with both QX2015/2016 and QX2017. That I don't know and only Monotype can know/answer.

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