Integration with other Applications

No application is an island. That’s why QuarkXPress® was designed from the beginning to work with files in a wide variety of formats.

Features

PSD Import

Import and Manipulate Photoshop (PSD) Documents

QuarkXPress® lets you import Adobe® Photoshop® files, then hide and show layers and channels, clip to embedded paths, control layer opacity, and apply blend modes — all from right there in the layout.

Traditionally, layout artists had to create graphics in Adobe Photoshop, then export them in an intermediary format such as TIFF before importing them into a layout. With QuarkXPress, you can import Adobe Photoshop (.psd) files directly into a layout.

That means one less step when you’re building layouts, one less file to keep track of, and less time and effort when you need to update images. Best of all, these adjustments are nondestructive.

That means your original Photoshop file is never changed — the effects are only applied in the layout.

At a glance:

  • Import Photoshop files with a menu command, or simply drag and drop them into the layout
  • Manipulate Photoshop files without having to launch Photoshop
  • Use a dedicated PSD Import Palette
  • Maintain QuarkXPress edits when the Photoshop file is updated

QuarkXPress lets you import Adobe Photoshop files, then hide and show layers and channels, clip to embedded paths, control layer opacity, and apply blend modes — all from right there in the layout.


Import Tables and Charts from Microsoft Excel

QuarkXPress lets you import data from Microsoft® Excel spreadsheets, make it beautiful, and then update the content from the Excel file without losing any formatting.

In QuarkXPress® you can import tables and charts from Microsoft® Excel®. Upon import the content is automatically converted to a QuarkXPress table. Here we show options for how you can convert a table, including the option to automatically update the data when it changes in the source file.


Import Native Adobe Illustrator Files

Import Adobe® Illustrator® (.ai) files directly into a layout — without having to export them as EPS or PDF files first. That means one less step when you’re building layouts, one less file to keep track of, and less time and effort when you need to update.

Import Adobe® Illustrator® (.ai) files directly into a layout — without having to export them as EPS or PDF files first.


Import, Export, and Edit Text

QuarkXPress makes it easy to import, export, and edit text in a wide variety of formats. You can drag and drop text files into a layout and use Story Editor view for maximum readability. When working with Microsoft Word, import text, style sheets, pictures, and hyperlinks.

With QuarkXPress® you can save time placing text in your layouts by avoiding copying/pasting. You can import text directly into your QuarkXPress layouts from applications such as Microsoft® Word, retaining the original formatting.


Import Wide Range of Image Formats

QuarkXPress lets you import and color-manage all of the major image formats including PSD, EPS, GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG, PostScript, and TIFF. For more advanced image formats you can even make non-destructive image changes such as showing and hiding layers and selecting embedded clipping paths.

QuarkXPress® makes it easy to use graphics created in other programs. Simply import them, then size and crop to fit your layout.