Streamlined, Modern, Intuitive Interface
Take Advantage of a Smart Workspace
We developed QuarkXPress with you in mind. The streamlined, modern, intuitive interface of QuarkXPress provides a workspace that lets you achieve your design and layout goals as effortlessly as possible.
The QuarkXPress® interface gives you easy access to the measurements and tools palettes, common palette groups, split views, and other features, making design easy, fast, and fun.
Maximize your Workspace
Intelligent palettes and windows that are aware of their surroundings mean you spend less time arranging and more time designing. Dock palettes to screen edges, turn on hiding, drag and drop, snap to windows and more. Shortcut keys enable even faster access and the Palette Sets feature makes remembering your favorite configuration a breeze.
You can customize your workspace to work faster and more efficiently by saving any combination of palettes — even creating custom palette sets for individual projects.
Adaptive Resolution Technology
See Things Clearly
When it comes to viewing images within a layout, most desktop publishing tools ask designers to compromise on quality, performance or both. In contrast, by utilizing the latest processor technology, the Adaptive Resolution feature in QuarkXPress delivers high-resolution images every time without compromising performance.
Find the Right Tool for the Job
One of the most time-consuming aspects of design and production is getting to the right tool at the right time. QuarkXPress minimizes your trips to the Tools Palette by putting the right tools at your fingertips.
The Tools Palette provides quick access to some of the most common design and layout tasks. This example shows the Picture Content Tool. Using this tool you can manipulate pictures, such as scaling or rotating pictures using the content handles or cropping pictures by using the box handles.
Access Frequently Used Design Elements with Libraries
Is there a logo, a design, a run of text you use all the time? Put them in a library — then the next time you need it, you can just drag a copy of it from the library to the page.
You can set up libraries in QuarkXPress® to store elements you want to reuse, then easily browse them from a palette and drag-and-drop them to the page as needed.
View Your Layouts in Several Different Ways at the Same Time
To tweak details, you have to zoom in. To get the big picture, you have to zoom out. QuarkXPress lets you do both at the same time. With the Split View feature, you can divide a window into separate views of the same layout, and each view acts like a separate window, with its own magnification. You can even divide views across multiple monitors.
QuarkXPress® provides multiple views of your layout. This example shows splits (left) and separate windows (foreground and background), which you can manipulate individually to see fine details or the larger project.
Learn Once for Multiple Channels
Use the Same Skills and Tools to Create Print, and Digital Publications
QuarkXPress provides a toolset that lets you design and publish for a variety of output formats — including the smartphones, e-readers, and tablets — without having to learn a different skill set for each, learn to write code or program, or purchase additional software applications.
You can design for multiple layout types in QuarkXPress®, including print, eBooks, and App Studio
Boost Productivity with Keyboard Commands
Years of experience have expanded and honed the set of keyboard shortcuts in QuarkXPress to the point where you can work so fast that people watching you can’t keep up with what you’re doing.
Use keyboard shortcuts to quickly access palettes and dialog boxes and perform basic design and layout tasks.
Drag and Drop
Drag and Drop Content Directly into Your Layout
QuarkXPress lets you drag text and picture files onto the page from your desktop. You don’t even have to draw a box; just drag it in and you’re done. You can also drag content to and from other applications, such as Adobe® Bridge and iPhoto®.
Grab images or text and drag them to your boxes or even directly to the page — QuarkXPress® will make the box for you. Drag and drop not only works with the file system but also with applications like Adobe Bridge and even dragging selections from your word processor. You can also drag any picture box to your image editor application of choice to edit and update your images.