Company profile

Developing extensions for publishing solutions

Our aim

The aextra company was founded in 1988 with the aim of creating professional prepress software. Extensions for existing desktop publishing systems were focused on here. Aextra-software has also been working in the area of Web site design and programming since the year 2000. Since the end of 2001, we have specialized in the area of plug-in programming for Adobe InDesign®. Our InDesign language products, InDihyph hyphenation, and InDitect spell checking originated in cooperation with Dieckmann corporate consulting. Thus you can draw on 40 years of experience in this area as well.

The history

  • Calamus
    The beginning

    Everything began with the Calamus desktop publishing system. We developed six modules for this system alone, among them the legendary LineArt and vectorizer Curve & Line.

    • Extensis
      The first extensions for Illustrator and Quark XPress

      We developed the DrawTools plug-in collection for Adobe Illustrator among other things for the Extensis Company. Additional developments were incorporated into the "VektorTools" product. After that, we were involved with four modules in the legendary QX Tools 4.0.

    • Viva Software
      A step into enterprise solutions

      We worked for the Viva company in Koblenz for over two years. The ScanCorrector product was developed completely by us. Furthermore, we participated in the development and Windows porting of the QuarkXpressReader library and the Viva IP system.

    • Alap
      Legendary extensions for Adobe InDesign

      We developed the products InTools, InTips, and the InEffects front end for a lowly apprentice production, inc. The next plug-ins from our pen are InTools 2 and additional plug-ins for Adobe InDesign.

    • Infor
      Publishing for the fashion industry

      We developed the Quest PDM plug-in ShadowTools for the infor Company. This plug-in was created for the Adobe Illustrator CS application on the Windows and Macintosh platform; it revolutionized the work steps for the fashion industry.

  • Adobe Solution Partner
    Development of hyphenation and spell checking

    We've specialized exclusively in the area of plug-in programming for Adobe InDesign® since the end of 2001. Our InDesign language products InDihyph hyphenation and InDitect spell checking originated in cooperation with Dieckmann corporate consulting. Thus you can draw on 40 years of experience in this area as well.