Modern, Intuitive Interface
Integrate images into your layout quickly and seamlessly with QuarkXPress® 8. Intuitively place, scale, rotate, and offset images easily using the new Picture Content tool - no need to switch tools or enter numbers in a palette or dialog box. You can even see a visual preview as you crop an image! Draw brand new illustrations directly in QuarkXPress 8 with the redefined Bézier Pen tool - just like you do in Illustrator® and other major graphics applications. Most importantly, you can focus on the task at hand because we’ve separated illustration tools from the tools you use for basic page-layout tasks.
Design Across Media
QuarkXPress Outputs Directly to SWF (Flash®)Page-layout professionals can create rich Flash® projects - without compromising design - using the built-in Flash authoring capabilities included in every edition of QuarkXPress® 8. Working in the same, familiar print environment of QuarkXPress 8, you can take existing print jobs to Flash, or create new Flash projects, in minutes - no additional purchase or coding required! Interactive design in QuarkXPress 8 includes support for all of the new typographic features, the improved illustration (pen) tool set, full integration with Item Styles and other features, and support for more than 30 languages, including East Asian scripts. No other page-layout application gives you such advanced design capabilities that you can apply directly and easily to Flash design!
QuarkXPress® 8 offers easy-to-use, precise, and fully customizable control for hanging characters. You can control the look of your text margin alignment by quickly applying preloaded settings for Hanging Punctuation and Punctuation Margin Alignment. And only QuarkXPress 8 offers the ability to apply your settings at the paragraph level, so settings don’t have to apply to an entire story. You can even include the hanging characters setting as part of a style sheet. But our settings are just the beginning. You can build your own settings to precisely define the hang of any character you choose, including drop caps, to create the design effects that work for you.
Work Faster & Smarter
Working together with other design applications has never been easier! PSD LayoutQuarkXPress® 8 adds native Illustrator® file import, standardized tools, and Adobe® Bridge integration to existing designer-friendly Photoshop® integration. You can import or drag and drop an Illustrator file directly to your page. Better still, use our redefined illustration tool set to draw like you do in Illustrator and other major graphics applications, making illustration changes where it matters most - in the context of your layout. Importing Photoshop files is just the beginning - QuarkXPress is also the only page-layout application that gives designers control of creative features such as layer transparency, blend modes, and spot color channels right on the page.
Whether you’re designing multi-lingual documents or repurposing a document from another part of the world, QuarkXPress® 8 offers global publishing capabilities and support for more than 30 languages in every edition. Virtually anywhere in the world your workflow extends, the new global file format, hyphenation, and spelling capabilities of QuarkXPress 8 mean that you can be sure your team works together seamlessly. What’s more, you can even open, edit, style, and output East Asian documents without worries. QuarkXPress also includes multiple-language user interfaces* that can be switched at will, letting your team members work in the language they choose.