QuarkXPress is a powerful layout application that has an intuitive, versatile interface which helps you combine writing, editing and typography with color and pictures to produce dynamic final output.
QuarkXPress is widely used by magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, typesetters, printers, corporate publishers, design firms, catalog houses, book publishers and form designers. It is also used by businesses with publishing
Print Design & Publishing:
Over the past 25 years, millions of designers have used QuarkXPress® to produce advertising, brochures, magazines, books, catalogues, newspapers, and more. Why? Because QuarkXPress offers the ultimate in creativity, design control, and professional print output.
Spectacular Print Design:
QuarkXPress lets you turn your ideas into reality. It gives you precise control over text, images, shapes, colour, and opacity, and it’s compatible with a broad range of file formats. No design is too simple or too complex — and no page layout software gives you more control over design.
Professional Print Output:
Great design, of course, is only half of the equation. The other half is output; the final printed piece has to match what’s on the screen. To make sure that happens, QuarkXPress provides soft proofing features, comprehensive colour management, and support for international colour standards.
QuarkXPress also includes a built-in preflighting feature that can identify potential output issues early in the design process. When your layout is ready to go, easy-to-use presets for print-ready PDFs make sure output will go without a hitch.
Digital Design & Publishing:
Use a Single Tool to Create and Publish Richly Designed, Interactive Content for the Web, eBooks, Smartphones, the iPad, and More
Entering the Digital Marketplace:
QuarkXPress opens a whole new world of digital design and publishing to you in one tool, with one familiar interface — at one reasonable price — without requiring coding or programming.
Why spend the time and money to buy and learn a whole suite of applications, when you can create beautiful, functional digital designs and publications with a single tool? Only QuarkXPress delivers a complete set of intelligent cross-media design and export features in a single application.
· Print designers are right at home with digital publishing, interactive content, and Web content
· You can easily convert content from print to digital format
· You can synchronise content between print layouts, digital projects, and designs for different tablet
· You can share colour definitions, style sheets, and other resources between different types of layouts
· You only have to learn one skill set to design for multiple media — so you’re more productive, faster
· Adding digital design and publishing skills to your portfolio can open a world of new opportunities, both for you and for your clients
Create iPad Apps:
Combine Rich Design with Interactivity for the Ultimate Mobile Experience
Create your own custom iPad apps and publications with App Studio for QuarkXPress, then sell them in the Apple App Store
Design for Blio eReader:
Bring Rich, Interactive Design to the eBook Marketplace
Stand out in this new and growing market by designing interactive content for the Blio eReader — the most accessible and versatile eReader on the market
Export to Flash and HTML
Web and Flash Design Without Coding — Directly in QuarkXPress
Build rich, fully interactive Web pages and Flash® projects, complete with animation, video, and more
QuarkXPress is a complex graphic editor that offers powerful tools designed for desktop publishing.
The large program takes a while to load, and its interface is quite appealing and easy to use. Indeed, QuarkXPress is designed for professionals, but it also keeps the rookie's experience in mind.
That's why the welcome window offers you the resources you need to get started in using QuarkXPress. In order to create a project, you have to provide details such as layout type, page size, orientation, margin and column guides.
If you have no idea about basic elements such as text and typography, color management, digital publishing, or about advanced layout construction like page elements, transparency and drop shadows, web and interactive layouts, then you definitely need to get into the QuarkXPress training program.
QuarkXPress lets you use the App Studio in order to create and publish your own iPad apps, design and sell interactive content for the Blio eReader, or convert QuarkXPress layouts into eBooks for iPad, Sony Reader and others.
Additionally, you can use conditional styles to automatically design content according to styling rules, bullets and numbering, callouts (boxes and groups that automatically move with text), a story editor, ShapeMaker to easily create one-of-a-kind shapes, ImageGrid to import and automatically build grids of images, Linkster to unlink and relink text boxes without overflow, and Cloner in order to clone design elements.
QuarkXPress consumes a lot of system memory, which is normal for such a complex program. There are many options inside the menus, but they become difficult to follow after a while.
In conclusion, QuarkXPress is a great application for desktop publishing, with many features that surely please both beginners and expert users.