QuarkXPress Version Comparison

User Experience 7 8 9 10 2015 2016
Modern, intuitive interface (OS X) No No No Yes Yes Yes
Modern, intuitive interface (Windows) No No No No No Yes
Trackpad gesture support* No No No No No Yes
Search in palettes No No No No Yes Yes
Native Cocoa Application* No No No Yes Yes Yes
HiDPI and Retina® Display Support No No No Yes Yes Yes
Customise keyboard commands* No No No No Yes Yes
Xenon Graphics Engine No No No Yes Yes Yes
Next Generation Palettes No No No Yes Yes Yes
Full Screen Experience* No No No Yes Yes Yes
Set default tool preferences from existing objects No No No Yes Yes Yes
Custom Color Schemes* No No No Yes Yes Yes
Palette grouping/palette sets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dockable palettes No No No Yes, Mac only Yes Yes
Keyboardable measurement palette* (e.g. Command+M) No No No Yes Yes Yes
Resizeable measurement palette (large/small) No No No No No Yes
Output 7 8 9 10 2015 2016
Direct PDF export (without distiller) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pass-Through Transparency of native objects No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pass-Through Transparency of PDF No No No Yes Yes Yes
PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3 Export Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Direct PDF/X-4 Export No No No No Yes Yes
Export layers in PDFs No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Export as Image No No No Yes Yes Yes
Export a book as a single PDF No No No Yes Yes Yes
Host-based separations Yes Yes Deprecated No No No
In-RIP separations and Composite output Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Color Management 7 8 9 10 2015 2016
ICC-based color management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for ICCv2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for ICCv4 No No No No Partial Yes
Layout Experience 7 8 9 10 2015 2016
Page size larger than 1.20m / 48" No No No No Yes Yes
Create custom page sizes No No No No Yes Yes
8000% Zoom No No No Yes Yes Yes
Format Painter No No No No Yes Yes
Display crisp image previews of bitmap images No No No Yes Yes Yes
Display crisp image previews of PDF and AI No No No Yes Yes Yes
Display crisp image previews of EPS No No No No Yes Yes
Dynamic Guides / Smart Guides No No No Yes Yes Yes
Convert imported AI/EPS/PDF to native objects No No No No No Yes
Layers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Layers on Master Pages No No No No Yes Yes
Text on a path Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bézier illustration tools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Color picker (iDropper) No No No No No Yes
Two- color gradients Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-color gradients No No No No No Yes
Full Screen Color Browsing* No No No Yes Yes Yes
Adaptive Resolution No No No Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Image Control Palette No No No Yes Yes Yes
Print Preview No No No Yes Yes Yes
Page Navigator* No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flip shapes horizontally and vertically No No No Yes Yes Yes
Fit box to image No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fit box to text No No No No No Yes
Space/Align Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Space/Align with key item No No No Yes Yes Yes
Find/Change for text Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Find/Change supports breaking/non-breaking characters No No No No No Yes
Item Styles and Item Find/Change No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trim Preview No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
View Sets No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Guide Manager Pro No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated orthogonal line tool No No No Yes Yes Yes
Scale images smaller than 10% and larger than 1000% No No No Yes Yes Yes
Scale images up to 5000% No No No No Yes Yes
Scale by inputting a percentage No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Relink images in Usage Dialog No No No No Yes Yes
Designer-controlled Automation 7 8 9 10 2015 2016
Conditional Styles No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bullets and Numbers No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Callouts No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
ShapeMaker No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
ImageGrid No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Linkster No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cloner No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tables (designed tables) with page wrap No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fast, inline tables with page wrap No No No No Yes Yes
Tables Styles (for inline tables) No No No No Yes Yes
Footnotes No No No No Yes Yes
Endnotes No No No No Yes Yes
Cross-referencing No No No No No Yes
Variables (print date, creation date etc.) No No No No Yes Yes
Variables can line-wrap No No No No No Yes
References No No No No Yes Yes
Running headers No No No No Yes Yes
Indexes and tables of contents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Text and Typography 7 8 9 10 2015 2016
Unicode® and OpenType® support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for stylistic sets (OpenType) No No No No No Yes
Glyphs palette Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Copy Textstyle Tool (eyedropper tool for text) No No No No Yes Yes
Highlight Missing Font No No No Yes Yes Yes
Story Editor No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Preset and customizable hanging characters No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Several baseline grids No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional East Asian baseline grid setup options No No No Yes Yes Yes
Advanced character spacing; Mojigumi setup controls No No No Yes Yes Yes
Additional East Asian text and typography setup controls No No No Yes Yes Yes
Digital Publishing 7 8 9 10 2015 2016
Unified App Studio and eBook layout No No No No No Yes
HTML5 Animations for apps No No No Yes Yes Yes
HTML5 Animations for eBooks No No No No Yes Yes
Create tablet and smartphone apps No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reflowable eBook export in ePub and Kindle format No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use Style Sheets to export CCS Styles for eBooks No No No No Yes Yes
Fixed-layout eBook export in ePub and Kindle format No No No No Yes Yes
Justification, runaround, drop caps etc. in ePub and HTML5 No No No No No Yes
Create HTML5 Publications No No No No No Yes
Collaboration 7 8 9 10 2015 2016
Books and Collaboration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add all layouts of a project to a book No No No Yes Yes Yes
Redlining No No No Yes Yes Yes
Notes No No No Yes Yes Yes
Job Jackets® Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Job Jackets® in XML format No No No Yes Yes Yes
Job Jackets® can contain a default dictionary No No No No Yes Yes
Auxiliary dictionary editable (XML) No No No No Yes Yes
Import/Export hyphenation exceptions No No No Yes Yes Yes
Composition Zones® Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Synchronised content Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import/Export 7 8 9 10 2015 2016
Import PDF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Paste objects from Illustrator or MS Office as native objects No No No No No Yes
Import/export hyphenation exceptions No No No Yes Yes Yes
Legacy Word import (DOC) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Legacy Excel import (XLS) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Word import (DOCX) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Excel import (XLSX) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Native Illustrator® file (AI) import No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Native Photoshop® file (PSD) import Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import footnotes/endnotes from DOCX (MS Word) No No No No Yes Yes
Collect for Output across all layouts No No No No Yes Yes
Open PDF automatically after exporting No No No No Yes Yes
Downsave one version Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Open legacy documents (3.1 up to 6) directly Yes Yes Yes Via Document Converter Via Document Converter Via Document Converter
Open legacy documents (7 and higher) directly Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Easily convert Print layout to fixed-layout ePub No No No No Yes Yes
Easily convert Print layout to HTML5 No No No No No Yes
Other 7 8 9 10 2015 2016
Anchored Boxes without limit No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
QR Code Creator No No No Yes Yes Yes
Spotlight support (for all versions) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
QuickLook support No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Global file format No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for 35+ languages Passport Edition only Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
East-Asian (right-to-left) support built-in No No No Yes Yes Yes
Free technical support (60 days after purchase) No No No Yes Yes Yes
Attractive technical support plans available for purchase No No No Yes Yes Yes
Upgrade 7 8 9 10 2015 2016
Upgrade to QuarkXPress 2016 available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reduced upgrade price when upgrading to 2016 No No No No Yes n/a
Platform support 7 8 9 10 2015 2016
Cross-platform licensing (OS X and Windows) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dual-activation (install on two machines) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
64 bit application No No No No Yes Yes
Drag and drop installation* No No No No Yes Yes
Mac OS X Mavericks™ (10.9) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mac OS X Yosemite™ (10.10) No No No Yes Yes Yes
Mac OS X El Capitan™ (10.11) No No No No Yes Yes
Runs on 32-bit flavors of Windows Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Windows 7 (64 bit) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8 and 8.1 (64 bit) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 10 (64 bit) No No No No Yes Yes
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*Mac OS X feature only

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