Powerful Design Tools
QuarkXPress® provides an arsenal of design tools that let you turn even the most elaborate visions into reality.
NEW IN QUARKXPRESS 9!
Easily create unique shapes
NEW IN QUARKXPRESS 9!
The smartest and most efficient way to clone design elements
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ENHANCED IN QUARKXPRESS 9!
The QuarkXPress Tables feature lets you easily and beautifully present complex data for annual reports, product spec sheets, and other materials. You can create table content manually in QuarkXPress, or you can import content into a table by linking to an Excel® file. If you update a linked Excel file, the QuarkXPress document can be automatically updated to reflect the changes.
Picture Effects and Filters
The Picture Effects palette lets you apply nondestructive adjustments to pictures right there in the layout. You can apply, combine, reorder, and tweak effects such as Levels, Curves, Color Balance, Blur, Emboss, and Diffuse — without having to launch an image-editing application, resave, and re-import.
Space/Align and Distribution
The Space/Align tab of the Measurements palette provides a set of easy-to-use buttons that make it easy for you to align and distribute items on a page or spread. Intuitive button icons provide a visual cue of what each of the functions does.
Fill a box with a blend that fades gradually from one color into another, or from one color into transparency. Choose from six different blend shapes and precisely control the angle of each blend.
Easily Create and Apply Shapes to Any Content
You can create unique shapes right there in the layout with the Bézier Pen tools or the ShapeMaker feature. Decorate any box with color, blends, and frames — then fill it with any type of content.
Guides and Grids
Guides and grids let you precisely control how items and text align in a layout — and QuarkXPress gives you precise control over both, with two dedicated palettes.
Full Resolution Preview
You can choose whether to display imported images in full resolution for detail work, or as low-resolution previews for speed and efficiency.
You can put different types of items on different lockable layers, then easily hide or show those layers — both on the screen and at output.
Super Step and Repeat
Super Step and Repeat lets you duplicate items and adjust the angle, shade, scale, and skew of the copies. If you scale items, you can choose whether to scale their contents.
Automatic Text Runaround
QuarkXPress offers several ways to run text around an item or image: You can use embedded paths, draw your own runaround paths, or just let QuarkXPress take care of it automatically.
The Scale palette lets you precisely scale items, pages, and even entire layouts, with total control over which aspects of the content are scaled. If you scale up a multi-column text box, for example, you can control whether you want to scale up its text, insets, gutters, and frame. You can scale to an exact size, or by a specific percentage.