QuarkXPress Version Comparison

User Experience 7 8 9 10 2015
Modern, intuitive interface* No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search in selected palettes No No No No Yes
Native Cocoa Application* No No No Yes Yes
HiDPI and Retina® Display Support No No No Yes Yes
Customize keyboard commands* No No No No Yes
Xenon Graphics Engine No No No Yes Yes
Next Generation Palettes* No No No Yes Yes
Full Screen Experience* No No No Yes Yes
Set default tool preferences from existing objects No No No Yes Yes
Custom Color Schemes* No No No Yes Yes
Palette grouping/palette sets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dockable palettes No No No Yes, Mac only Yes
Keyboardable measurement palette* No No No Yes Yes
Output 7 8 9 10 2015
Pass-Through Transparency of native objects No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pass-Through Transparency of PDF No No No Yes Yes
Superior Output (ready for PDF/X-4) No No No Yes Yes
PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3 Export Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PDF/X-4 Export No No No No Yes
Export layers in PDFs No Yes Yes Yes Yes
ICC-based color management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Export as Image No No No Yes Yes
Export a book as a single PDF No No No Yes Yes
Host-based separations Yes Yes Deprecated No No
In-RIP separations and Composite output Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Layout Experience 7 8 9 10 2015
Page size larger than 1.20m / 48" No No No No Yes
Create custom page sizes No No No No Yes
8000% Zoom No No No Yes Yes
Format Painter No No No No Yes
Display crisp image previews of bitmap images No No No Yes Yes
Display crisp image previews of PDF and AI No No No Yes Yes
Display crisp image previews of EPS No No No No Yes
Dynamic Guides / Smart Guides No No No Yes Yes
Layers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Text on a path Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bézier illustration tools Limited Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full Screen Color Browsing* No No No Yes Yes
Adaptive Resolution No No No Yes Yes
Advanced Image Control Palette No No No Yes Yes
Print Preview No No No Yes Yes
Page Navigator* No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flip shapes horizontally and vertically No No No Yes Yes
Space/Align Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Space/Align with key item No No No Yes Yes
Item Styles and Item Find/Change No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trim Preview No No Yes Yes Yes
View Sets No No Yes Yes Yes
Guide Manager Pro No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated orthogonal line tool No No No Yes Yes
Scale images smaller than 10% and larger than 1000% No No No Yes Yes
Scale images up to 5000% No No No No Yes
Scale by inputting a percentage No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Relink images in Usage Dialog No No No No Yes
Designer-controlled Automation 7 8 9 10 2015
Conditional Styles No No Yes Yes Yes
Bullets and Numbers No No Yes Yes Yes
Callouts No No Yes Yes Yes
ShapeMaker No No Yes Yes Yes
ImageGrid No No Yes Yes Yes
Linkster No No Yes Yes Yes
Cloner No No Yes Yes Yes
Tables (designed tables) with page wrap No No Yes Yes Yes
Fast, inline tables with page wrap No No No No Yes
Tables Styles (for inline tables) No No No No Yes
Footnotes No No No No Yes
Endnotes No No No No Yes
Variables (print date, creation date etc.) No No No No Yes
References No No No No Yes
Running headers No No No No Yes
Indexes and tables of contents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Text and Typography 7 8 9 10 2015
Unicode® and OpenType® support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Glyphs palette Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Highlight Missing Font No No No Yes Yes
Story Editor No No Yes Yes Yes
Preset and customizable hanging characters No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Several baseline grids No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional East Asian baseline grid setup options No No No Yes Yes
Advanced character spacing; Mojigumi setup controls No No No Yes Yes
Additional East Asian text and typography setup controls No No No Yes Yes
Digital Publishing 7 8 9 10 2015
HTML5 Animations for apps No No No Yes Yes
HTML5 Animations for eBooks No No No No Yes
Create tablet and smartphone apps No No Yes Yes Yes
Reflowable eBook export in ePub and Kindle format No No Yes Yes Yes
Use Style Sheets to export CCS Styles for eBooks No No No No Yes
Fixed-layout eBook export in ePub and Kindle format No No No No Yes
Collaboration 7 8 9 10 2015
Books and Collaboration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add all layouts of a project to a book No No No Yes Yes
Redlining No No No Yes Yes
Notes No No No Yes Yes
Job Jackets® Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Job Jackets® in XML format No No No Yes Yes
Job Jackets® can contain a default dictionary No No No No Yes
Auxiliary dictionary editable (XML) No No No No Yes
Import/Export hyphenation exceptions No No No Yes Yes
Composition Zones® Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Synchronized content Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import/Export 7 8 9 10 2015
Import/export hyphenation exceptions No No No Yes Yes
Word import (DOCX) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Excel import (XLSX) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Native Illustrator® (AI) file import No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Native Photoshop® (PSD) file import Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Direct PDF export (without distiller) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import footnotes/endnotes from DOCX (MS Word) No No No No Yes
Collect for Output across all layouts No No No No Yes
Open PDF automatically after exporting No No No No Yes
Downsave one version Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Open legacy documents (3.1 up to 6) directly Yes Yes Yes Via Document Converter Via Document Converter
Open legacy documents (7 and higher) directly Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other 7 8 9 10 2015
Anchored Boxes without limit No No Yes Yes Yes
QR Code Creator No No No Yes Yes
Spotlight support (for all versions) No No Yes Yes Yes
QuickLook support No No Yes Yes Yes
Global file format No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for 35+ languages Passport Edition only Yes Yes Yes Yes
East Asian (right-to-left) support built-in No No No Yes Yes
Free technical support (60 days after purchase) No No No Yes Yes
Attractive technical support plans available for purchase No No Until Sep 30 Yes Yes
Platform support 7 8 9 10 2015
Dual-platform licensing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
64 bit application No No No No Yes
Drag and drop installation* No No No No Yes
Mac OS® X Snow Leopard® (10.6) No Yes Yes No No
Mac OS X Lion™ (10.7) No No Yes Yes No
Mac OS X Mountain Lion™ (10.8) No No Yes Yes Yes
Mac OS X Mavericks™ (10.9) No No Yes Yes Yes
Mac OS X Yosemite™ (10.10) No No No Yes Yes
Windows 7 (32 bit) No Yes Yes Yes No
Windows 7 (64 bit) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8 and 8.1 (32 bit) No Yes Yes Yes No
Windows 8 and 8.1 (64 bit) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 10 (64 bit) No No No No Planned
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*Mac OS X feature only

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