Creative expression requires the right tools and when it comes to professional results, details matter. QuarkXPress 10 has been redesigned from the inside out to deliver stunning graphics, virtuoso productivity features and a design canvas to accentuate your creativity. So whether you love print or live digital, XPress yourself with QuarkXPress 10.
Designers no longer have to concern themselves with preview resolution settings and screen performance. Adaptive resolution in QuarkXPress means the graphics are rendered in real time in the highest required resolution to match image zoom, crop and position. Text stays as text and vectors stay as vectors with no more low-resolution previews.
The Xenon graphics engine in QuarkXPress 10 has been engineered from the ground up to leverage the processor technology. It utilizes the dedicated vector processors within each core of your hardware and supports multi-threading, SSE3 and advanced vector extensions (AVX), so you can be confident in world-class graphics performance.
QuarkXPress 10 natively understands every aspect of placed PDFs within a layout. This includes fonts, vectors, color spaces, layers, transparency, blends, and gradients. Rather than working with low-res PDF previews, PDFs are dynamically mapped to the xenon object model and rendered in real-time. Not only does everything from text to radial blends look crisper, it outputs faster too.
HiDPI and Retina display support
With a pixel density so high that the human eye can not distinguish individual pixels, every element of QuarkXPress 10 has been optimized to take full advantage of high-resolution Retina displays.
Intelligent palettes and Windows that are aware of their surroundings mean you spend less time arranging and more time designing. Dock palettes to screen edges, turn on hiding, drag and drop, snap to Windows and more. The shortcut keys enable even faster access and the enhanced palette sets feature makes remembering your favorite configuration a breeze.
Modern development environment
QuarkXPress on the Mac is a native Cocoa app with a user interface that is tightly integrated with the rest of the operating system including finder, the dock, and other cocoa applications. Users benefit from the OS features and get a thoroughly modern, future-focused application with rapid support for Mac OS releases and features.
Higher contrast color scheme
The higher contrast color scheme has been applied consistently across the application to ensures icons, actionable elements, radio buttons, checkboxes and entry boxes stand out against the background and palettes and dialogs contrast with the design canvas.
Full screen experience
Expand your design environment to fill your entire screen with one click. When working across more than one screen, palettes can use one screen and your layout another. Set docked palette groups and auto hide for maximum real estate.
Use the enhanced page navigator to conveniently traverse through the page thumbnails and go directly to a chosen page. The navigation elements and command keys get you to your destination even faster.
PDF pass-through transparency
Avoid flattening and create smaller, more nimble, device-independent PDFs. QuarkXPress objects can interact with placed PDFs and maintain the transparency throughout your workflow. A deep understanding of PDFs enables transparency information to flow to final output. Placed PDFs can interact with native QuarkXPress objects without either needing to be flattened. Very complex transparency relations can be managed including blend modes and group transparency as well as how it composites from one object to another.
QR code creator
Generate vector Quick Response (QR) codes directly within QuarkXPress then style and color them the way you want. Support text QR codes such as URLs and SMS as well as vCards.
Design content for tablet and smartphone apps
App Studio is the leading cloud-based HTML5 solution for creating award-winning apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android and other mobile devices. QuarkXPress works directly with app studio to give you complete control over the design of your app content utilizing the world's most efficient environment for laying out content for multiple devices and orientations. Create digital magazines and newspapers, highly interactive eBooks, catalogs, research, financial reports, digital brochures and more.
Export to ePub and Kindle
With the QuarkXPress eBook Export feature, you can easily convert your QuarkXPress print files into well-structured, reflowable eBooks for popular reading devices, or submit to Amazon for the Kindle. Use Reflow view to extract text and pictures from your QuarkXPress layout and turn them into text and picture components, then order and tag the content for consistent display in the Amazon Kindle e-reader and any eBook reader that supports the ePub standard.
Import text, pictures and hyperlinks from Microsoft Word
Take Microsoft Word documents with text, hyperlinks, and pictures and place them directly into your QuarkXPress layout. Text formatting and Style Sheets can be imported and hyperlinks are automatically added to the Hyperlinks Palette.
Make layers an integral part of your design with support for layers on master pages. Paste also remembers layers and if those layers do not exist in the target layout, QuarkXPress will create the layers automatically. Use the palette preference to turn this feature on or off.