Do you also write publisching
with “sch”?

More and more often you read publisching – with sch instead of just sh. This Swabian-English special spelling originates from Stuttgart. More precisely from Michael Lutz, founder of Codeware GmbH. Since 1995 we have been developing professional publishing solutions in our Stuttgart software forge – true to our Swabian (Swabian-English) slogan: “WE LOVE PUBLISCHING”. 

Every Codeware solution contains the typical Swabian, detail-oriented thoroughness for which we from Germany’s wild south are known throughout Europe.

Formal, engaging and on
a first-name basis

We Swabians not only love our sch in publisching. We also love our -le, our abbreviations, and a formal first-name relationship. The formal Mr/Ms/Mrs plus your first name best reflects our way of doing business: respectfully polite yet engaging, personal and approachable. After all, we embrace the concept of equal partners. Inside and out. Between colleagues and with respect to partners, suppliers and customers – that means you in the singular and plural! 

Totally digital 

Digitisation is the prerequisite for continued existence and growth in the economy. It means speed and flexibility as well as dynamism and innovative strength. But above all, digitisation enables the improvement of quality, performance and continuity. Codeware stands for exactly these characteristics. They are the driving force and at the same time the genes of our innovative solutions for automation and optimisation in publishing – online and offline, from the design phase to implementation.

Since our foundation, we have consistently satisfied all market requirements, continuously developed our solutions, adapted them to new standards and set standards ourselves. We are one of the pioneers in database publishing in Europe. 

We do it …


… with passion.

Customer references since 1995 



Happy Birthday, Codeware

Codeware turns 25 years old.


Xactuell 9

Xactuell 9 offers Blockly as a new scripting language. The Blockly script is a simple visual tool that even untrained users will tell you is child’s play. This means that even complex sets of rules can be created by using block modules and without having to use a programming language. 


Release Xactuell 8.0

Xactuell 8 is released. New look and new features like the light table, a new highlighting palette, queries and scripts filters, among other features. 


Xactuell 8 Beta

New, innovative tools as well as careful product development and maintenance are included in this version. 


Cockpit 1.0 at Hans Soldan

Hans Soldan successfully uses “Cockpit 1.0” for planning, correcting and controlling print products. 


Cockpit 1.0 at Globetrotter

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of CODEWARE, the innovative solution “Cockpit” is released. Globetrotter uses our new development “Cockpit 1.0” for planning, correcting and controlling print products.


Xactuell 7.1 – 32 Bit -> 64 Bit

Switch from 32 bit to 64 bit. For Mac: complete recoding and therefore very costly. Xactuell 7.1 for 64 bit is developed in 2014 and released in early 2015, with support for the new InDesign CC and QuarkXPress 2015 layout programs. 


Magento interface 

Magento Soap interface. Xactuell now received a standard interface to Magento. 


Team expansion 

Team expansion with Tommy Stotz. The full-blooded salesman now shares the good news about “Xactuell” with the world.


Xactuell – rule linking, automation 

Inhouse info event, presentation of the Xactuell “rule linking” tool for the subsequent attachment of updating units of stored documents. Completion of software creation automation, huge time savings, significant increase in product quality. 


Xactuell 6 with Lua 

“Xactuell 6” with Lua as programming language, Lua replaces the macro scripting language. 


Cooperation partnership 

Cooperation partnership for the consolidation and further development of the XTensions and plug-ins of a Stuttgart-based competitor. 


Xactuell 5 with Center 

“Xactuell 5” with Center, at that time still called “Structure Group View” (integrated product and template search in Xactuell). 


Xactuell 4.1 for CS3 and QXP7 

Release of “Xactuell 4.1” for QuarkXPress 7 and InDesign CS3 (Mac OS X & Windows XP/Vista). 


Xactuell 4.0 and OEM partner 

Release of “Xactuell 4.0” for QuarkXPress 6 and InDesign CS2. OEM partnership with a major PIM manufacturer. 


Xactuell 4.0 and PictureXTracker 3.0 

Move to new office in Neue Weinsteige in Stuttgart, release of “PictureXTracker 3.0” for QuarkXPress 6 and InDesign CS2. 


Xactuell 3.1 

Release of “Xactuell 3.1” for QuarkXPress 6.1 and Adobe InDesign CS (Mac OS X, Windows 2000/XP). 


Change of name to CODEWARE GmbH 

Further development of “Xactuell” on Adobe InDesign CS, release of “Xactuell 3.0” for QuarkXPress 6 and Adobe InDesign CS, “BodyguardXT 2.0”,  
“OverflowXTerminator 3.0”. 


Xactuell 2.0 and OPI Swapper 

Release of “Xactuell 2.0”, “OverflowXTerminator 2.0” and “OPI_Swapper 4.0” for QuarkXPress 5. 


Xactuell 1.2 

“Xactuell 1.2” for QuarkXPress 4.03 (Mac). First experiments with Adobe InDesign. 


New office in Stuttgart  

Move to new offices on Schlossstrasse in Stuttgart. Publication of the “PictureXTracker” software tool. 


XactuellPro ODBC 1.0 

Development of “XactuellPro ODBC 1.0” QuarkXPress 4.03 (Mac & Windows). 


Xactuell 1.0 

Further development of “Xactuell 1.0” (QuarkXPress 3.32 Macintosh 7.1). Development of the XTension “GetAPict” and the successful XTension “OverflowXTerminator”. 


SpecialCharXT and XactuellXTPro 

Development of the XTension “SpecialCharXT”. Upgrade of Xactuell to “XactuellXTPro”. 



Michael Lutz, a state-certified computer scientist, founded the company “Codeware Entwicklung von Software Michael Lutz” in 1995. 

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