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Chapter 16 Automation

Atomik Xport Standard Edition provides a batch processing feature, which allows multiple projects and layouts to be processed using the same ruleset, without the need to manually open each project separately.

Enterprise Edition additionally contains two extra features which provide an additional level of automation: these are Watched Folder functionality and AppleScript support.

The Watch Folder functionality is designed to provide automated processing of QuarkXPress projects. A network folder is monitered by Atomik Xport, so that whenever a QuarkXPress file is dropped in, its content is extracted to XML. This system works with multiple rulesets – the relevant ruleset to apply to the extraction is determined by the subfolder the QuarkXPress project is dropped into.