QuarkCopyDesk is an application for writing, picture editing, copyfitting, and seamless interaction with QuarkXPress to streamline collaboration processes.
Layouts created in QuarkXPress can easily be exported to QuarkCopyDesk and all attributes such as style sheets, article geometry, hyphenation, and justification rules are maintained. This means users see the same graphically rich pages as designers do and know the precise article geometry.
Galley, full screen, or WYSIWYG views display precise information on how the copy fits in the layout, including underset or overset amounts, word and line counts, and line and column breaks. The revised copy always fits perfectly within the QuarkXPress layout.
QuarkCopyDesk can easily exchange text with Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, QuarkXPress Tags, other word processing formats, and even HTML. Text can also be imported from previous versions of QuarkCopyDesk. QuarkCopyDesk users greatly benefit from comprehensive image-manipulation capabilities. QuarkCopyDesk supports all picture formats that are supported by QuarkXPress. Even Photoshop (.psd) files are supported and can be placed in QuarkCopyDesk articles.
Images in picture boxes and anchored picture boxes can be scaled, cropped, rotated, and flipped. And picture editing in QuarkCopyDesk does not stop here. Adjustments to brightness and contrast, as well as blur, mask, and despeckle filters can be applied, too.
Choose from three views
Using the WYSIWYG view, writers and editors have the opportunity to see the same graphic-rich pages that designers see. QuarkCopyDesk fully supports QuarkXPress colors, style sheets, and transparent text boxes. Get precise information on how your copy fits in the layout. Choose the view you like best - galley, full screen, or WYSIWYG - for viewing line counts, line breaks, and column breaks. QuarkCopyDesk continuously displays underset or overset amounts, word and line counts, and column depths. Not only does QuarkCopyDesk show pictures in all three views, it even displays previews of images anchored in a text component in all three views. View articles in split view and split your article view horizontally or vertically to display the content in galley, full screen, and WYSIWYG at the same time.
Import and edit images in any format supported by QuarkXPress
Import any image format supported by QuarkXPress, including native Photoshop files, and use the same control and editing features as in QuarkXPress. After you import a picture, QuarkCopyDesk provides you with easy-to-understand controls in the context-sensitive measurements palette. QuarkVista technology enables you to perform advanced image-manipulation. The context-sensitive measurements palette lets you crop, scale, rotate, and flip pictures horizontally or vertically.
Use a proven and easy-to-use authoring environment
Writers, editors, and reviewers working in QuarkCopyDesk know the precise article geometry. When imported to the master QuarkXPress layout, their revised copy fits perfectly. Electronic notes can be placed directly in the article text. Notes travel along with the article, even when it's imported into QuarkXPress. You can improve your ability to track, implement, and archive feedback by copying and pasting edits, printing all Notes from a single document, and specifying custom Notes background colors. Redlining simplifies edit tracking. Tracking changes with QuarkCopyDesk articles provides production teams with a clear record of any and all changes. Tracking changes also provides a method for collaborative editorial communication - allowing you to view insertions and deletions made to an article, along with the details of who made each particular change.
Streamline your output processProduct Highlights
Users familiar with QuarkXPress output styles appreciate the ability to combine their most common output setups into one output style for repeated use. Output profiles and output profile groups take this even further by allowing you to incorporate metadata into the output data stream using an internal placeholder framework. You can create output profiles for Print, PDF, and Article XML and combine them into output profile groups - allowing you to output to three different mediums with one mouse click.
- Use master components to create an article's geometry