Since its establishment in 1989, Layout Ltd. has become a leader in desktop publishing software development. Through the years, Layout Ltd. has achieved a reputation of being a solution-oriented company, emphasizing on the development and adaptation of systems and software for the international market. Specialized in vertical markets, Layout Ltd. particularly emphasizes on the prepress and the print production management markets as it provides publishers with highly needed and customisable solutions on both Macintosh and Windows operating systems.Through proactive thinking and diligence, Layout is at the forefront of technology. It maintains its leadership with a rich product line ranging from non-Latin language-support applications to professional prepress and printing solutions.Layout's mission is to enrich the DTP industry with the latest technological software innovations and to respond to the most demanding publishing needs for flexible solutions.      

ArabicXT is an award-winning Arabic software extension which transforms QuarkXPress, the most widely used publishing software worldwide from Quark Inc. into a professional Arabic desktop publishing solution, allowing you to publish in Arabic and to create outstanding designs for both print and electronic media.

Using ArabicXT in conjunction with QuarkXPress, anyone can learn to create superb bi-directional page layouts, producing top-quality professional Arabic and Latin publications, without the need for an Arabic operating system.

Since first introduced in 1992, ArabicXT has been adopted by thousands of publishing companies around the world. ArabicXT is widely used by newspapers, magazines, book publishers, catalog houses, printers, prepress houses, advertising agencies and design firms.

Award-winning ArabicXT:
When Layout introduced the first version of ArabicXT, it was awarded PC Middle & Near East Magazine's 1998 Award of Excellence as well as the Best of GITEX '97 from BYTE Middle East Magazine.

ArabicXT also opens up the world of publishing in Arabic to the novice, including students, freelancers and home-based professionals. Anyone can learn the system in a very short time to create professional Arabic publications. Because ArabicXT does not change anything in the original code of QuarkXPress, all of QuarkXPress' features are available in the Arabic language.

Features & Benefits:

- Create eye-catching Arabic-language Web documents to export as HTML documents and post directly on a website.
- Publish with all Right-To-Left languages in the same document and text box.
- Full support of ArabicXT fonts as well as Macintosh Arabic system fonts.
- Copy and paste Arabic text to and from other Arabic Unicode software.
- Create Arabic searchable PDF files.
- Superb Arabic web-based and print-based designs.
- Synchronized Arabic text among different layout spaces.
- Efficient table management in a mixed Arabic-Latin page layout.
- Automatic vertical and horizontal positioning of vowels over characters .
- Flip document layouts for bilingual publications.
- Multiple Undo - Enjoy this feature to reverse one action or a series of actions including text and picture import, text linking style sheet edits and much more.
- Drop words over several lines at beginning of paragraphs.
- Automatic Kashida insertion using powerful Kashida algorithms.
- Mixing Arabic and Latin text.
- Import Unicode Arabic text from Macintosh or Windows word processors.
- Controllable Ligature selection.
- Bundled with 46 high-quality Arabic Fonts.

Additional font libraries from Layout, including more than 150 Arabic fonts, may also be used.