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QuarkXPress is a powerful layout application that has an intuitive, versatile interface which helps you combine writing, editing and typography with color and pictures to produce dynamic final output.

QuarkXPress is widely used by magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, typesetters, printers, corporate publishers, design firms, catalog houses, book publishers and form designers. It is also used by businesses with publishing requirements.

Here are some key features of “QuarkXPress”:

Basic functionality and navigation
· Display images at the file’s full resolution to scale or magnify images with minimal pixelation and to position page elements more precisely
· Change document display from 10% to 800% (maximum percentage for Windows version may be less depending on monitor resolution)
· Size and position items manually or by using precise coordinates
· Nudge items 1 point or .1 point using arrow keys
· Automatically run text around a picture’s subject matter including inside the “holes” of a picture’s subject matter
· Add QuarkXTensions and XTensions modules — software created by Quark and third-party developers that expand the user interface and capabilities of QuarkXPress
· Use the Scripts menu to choose from a wide variety of default AppleScript, or add your own scripts (Mac OS only)
· Create documents up to 2,000 pages long, or 2 gigabytes in size
· Use multiple undo/redo capability for actions, including Get text, Get picture, Crop to box, Linking and unlinking text, and many functions in the Layers palette
· Take advantage of some new and reorganized menus and commands
· Simultaneously open and use several palettes for quick access to task controls and fields
· Access Find/Change controls from a movable palette for convenient text editing during search and replace
· Activate a context menu on pages or items to access context-sensitive options
· Display visual indicators to identify items and their attributes
· View actual page numbers or “absolute” page numbers in a sectioned document
· View multiple spreads simultaneously
· Take advantage of live scrolling and dragging
· Manage which QuarkXTensions or XTensions sets will be active when you launch using XTensions Manager
· Register your application with Quark online using your Internet browser
· Work with full support for Danish, Dutch, International English, U.S. English, French, German, German (Reformed), Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, and Swiss-German
· Automatically spell hyphenated words correctly when spelling depends on hyphenation
· Run under the operating system for any one of the supported languages
· Save documents in single-language or multiple-language format
· Exchange single-language documents with single-language versions of QuarkXPress
· Create book files consisting of multiple QuarkXPress files for efficient network-based construction of long documents
· Synchronize style sheets, colors, H&Js, lists, and line/frame styles among documents that are part of a book

Layout, design, and graphics management
· Redefine your work area and share specifications such as style sheets, colors, hyphenation settings, and lists among Layout spaces (a collection of layouts that reside in the same project)
· Use layers to organize items
· Control the flow of content by linking text cells within a table or linking tables to each other
· Convert selected text to a table or convert a table to a text box while maintaining anchored pictures
· Combine and split table cells to create a complex table layout
· Merge multiple items to form one composite box
· Draw five standard picture box and text box shapes
· Convert text into Bézier-outline box and fill with a picture or text
· Create scalable, custom dash or stripe styles for use with lines and frames or choose from 11 default dash and stripe styles
· Specify offset distances for rules above and below paragraphs
· Anchor picture boxes, text boxes, lines, and rules to flow with text including non-rectangular or Bézier-shaped items or groups of items
· Anchor tables in text boxes or other tables
· Create side-heads and other technical formatting using anchored text boxes
· Create documents for the Web or for printed output
· Create single-sided or facing-page print documents
· Use consolidated preferences to set document and application preferences within the same dialog box
· Export tables as HTML tables from Web documents
· Save files as write-protected templates
· Automatically save and make backups of documents
· Automatically save library changes
· Import style sheets, colors, line and frame styles, H&Js, and lists from other documents
· Edit items on master pages for global changes
· Edit master items locally in the document for special-case pages
· Create multiple-page spreads (gatefolds) in print documents
· Select from three automatic page insertion options, or insert pages manually
· Insert, delete, and move multiple pages
· Drag pages within and between documents
· Apply the color of “none” to cells and gridlines for placing a table over graphic elements
· Convert a table to a group of boxes which can be moved, rotated, reshaped, and more
· Define tabbing order between cells
· Resize columns and rows numerically or by dragging
· Maintain table size while resizing table elements
· Draw Bézier picture boxes, text boxes, lines, and text paths using point-by-point tools or freehand tools
· Change boxes to lines and vice versa
· Change traditionally shaped items into Bézier items and vice versa
· Change text boxes to picture boxes and vice versa
· Change Bézier lines to text paths and vice versa
· Rearrange the stacking order of layers
· Send items to the front or back of their layer or one level forward or backward within the layer
· Snap items to guides, and define your own “snap to” distance
· Scale box contents (text or picture) while resizing
· Resize groups of items, with the option to scale all picture contents, text contents, frame widths, and line weights
· Number and renumber pages automatically
· Divide a single document into independently numbered sections
· Specify automatic “Continued on” and “Continued from” page numbers that update automatically
· Link text boxes to create a story
· Use automatic text boxes with auto page insertion to avoid manual creation of multi-page text chains
· Rotate lines or boxes with their content in .001 degree increments
· Skew pictures, text, boxes, and lines
· Specify line widths from hairline to 864 points in .001-point increments
· Apply color and shade to box or table cell backgrounds, lines, gridlines, frames, and gaps in non-solid lines and frames
· Paste low-resolution pictures into boxes to embed them in the document, or import high- and low-resolution pictures to link the original picture files to the document
· List all pictures in a document, and display each picture file’s full path, file size, modification date, dimensions, and color depth
· Import pictures in most Mac OS and Windows formats
· Automatically update modified pictures
· Update all modified images in a document using a modifier key
· Create editable clipping paths based on white areas, an alpha channel, or an embedded path
· Invert any clipping path
· Remove a picture from its bounding box
· Apply color and shade to 1-bit and grayscale pictures
· Convert color pictures to grayscale or grayscale pictures to line art during import
· Scale, crop, rotate, and skew pictures
· Scale a picture to fit its box or a box to fit a picture
· Position pictures manually or numerically
· Control contrast of a grayscale bitmap picture or for each channel of a color bitmap picture
· Control OPI swapping on a picture-by-picture basis
· Group items so they can be selected, moved, rotated, resized, or modified as a single item
· Automatically control alignment and space between multiple items
· Lock or unlock single or grouped items on a page
· Lock or unlock all items on a given layer
· Automatically create and position multiple duplicates of items

Printing and production
· Specify print document sizes ranging from 1″ x 1″ to 48″ x 48″
· Choose from eight measurement systems for print documents, including agates for classified ads
· Export print document pages in PDF format
· Save pages as EPS picture files
· Create “multi-ink” colors that consist of user-specified percentages of any number of inks
· Choose rendering intents to indicate to the Color Management Module what color properties it should preserve when it performs color translations for RGB, CMYK, and Hexachrome colors
· Output PDF files directly from QuarkXPress
· Use As Is Color Space to allow print devices to handle color conversion (rather than QuarkXPress) for optimum color
· Output blends, multi-inks, colorized TIFFs, and other items as composite color while retaining spot color information suitable for in-RIP separations
· Take advantage of a Layers tab in the Print dialog box for outputting specific layers
· View a display of inks used in a layer
· Override Suppress Output settings for individual items on a layer without modifying them
· Create reusable print styles for common print settings
· Trap colors automatically or on an object-by-object basis (choke, spread, knockout, or overprint)
· Specify the shade at or above which an object color will overprint its background color
· Print individual plates for spot and process colors
· Control screen frequency, angle, and dot function separately for each plate
· Specify line frequency, screen angle, and dot function for grayscale pictures
· Print spot and process color separations of EPS graphics
· Use high-fidelity color compatibility to reduce the need for spot colors
· Separate RGB pictures into high-fidelity color space for minimal loss in gamut
· Separate RGB pictures into process color space
· Create two-color blends (gradients) for box backgrounds in six patterns
· Create process and spot colors using any of these color models: HSB, RGB, CMYK, LAB, PANTONE, PANTONE Hexachrome, FOCOLTONE, TRUMATCH and Japanese color systems TOYO and DIC
· Create default and document-specific colors
· Predict color using ICC-based color management from Apple ColorSync (Mac OS only) or Kodak (Windows or Mac OS)
· Specify picture sources, device profiles, and color management preferences using the full suite of controls in QuarkCMS QuarkXTensions software
· Automatically learn which item is causing a printing problem using the Quark error handler
· Preview how your page will be positioned on the selected output medium
· Print a non-continuous range of pages
· Print actual size, percentage of actual size, and thumbnails
· Print oversized documents in automatically or manually tiled pieces
· Print spreads as continuous output
· Print registration marks centered, off center, or at user-defined offsets
· Create bleeds by extending items beyond page boundaries, and select from three options to specify bleed distance from page edges
· Suppress printout of any item
· Control output of OPI comments for TIFF and EPS picture formats individually
· Select normal or low-resolution printing modes
· Suppress or enable picture printout, either individually or on a document-wide basis
· Print TIFFs at printer resolution to non-PostScript printers
· Print master pages
· After being automatically notified that pictures are missing, reimport those picture files at the start of a print job
· Send print information in binary, ASCII, or Clean 8-bit format
· Collect any print document and its high-resolution picture files, fonts, and color profiles in a folder for delivery to a service bureau
· Automatically generate an electronic report containing all the information a service bureau needs to print your document
· When printing to non-PostScript devices, take advantage of the following enhancements: print actual size, percentage of actual size, and thumbnails; position the page on the paper; control the frequency for imported raster pictures; print rotated TIFF pictures at full resolution; send composite RGB output, and use print styles

Text processing
· Synchronize text to edit once and see the change reflected simultaneously in corresponding text across all Layout spaces
· Export text in a variety of text formats
· Import text from XPress Tags and ASCII formats and from RTF on Windows
· Import text with style sheets from Microsoft Word and WordPerfect documents
· Tag words for a four-level nested index or a two-level run-in index with cross-references
· Create formatted tables of contents and other style sheet-based lists automatically
· Display the QuarkXPress interface in any one of the supported languages
· Automatically hyphenate and justify in each language used in a document
· Perform language-specific spell checking for each language used in a document
· Drag and drop text within a document or, on Windows, drag and drop text files directly from any Windows file list into a layout
· Generate word counts for stories and documents
· Automatically type “fi” and “fl” pairs as ligatures, while maintaining the ability to edit text, Find/Change text, hyphenate, and check spelling as usual (Mac OS only)
· Automatically convert straight quotes and inch marks into typographer’s quotes while entering or importing text
· Create automatic drop caps up to 16 lines in height
· Create hanging indents using the “Indent Here” character
· Break paragraphs and columns using special characters such as “New line,” “Next column,” and “Next box”
· Choose among a wide variety of breaking and non-breaking dashes, hyphens, and spaces
· Find/change text and specific attributes — including fonts, style sheets, and text color — in a single story or a whole document
· Use built-in spelling dictionary or user-defined dictionaries to check spelling
· Check the spelling of a single word, a story, a selection of text, or an entire document
· Use the Automatic Word Lookup feature to check spelling
· Create interaction in Web pages and PDF files using hyperlinks and anchors
· Apply color and shade to text
· Create and apply paragraph style sheets
· Create and apply character style sheets for faster local text formatting
· Horizontally or vertically scale text from 25% to 400% of normal width or height
· Scale text proportionally while resizing a text box with the mouse
· Kern and track text in .001 increments in any supported measurement system
· Edit tracking and kerning tables individually for each font without altering font files
· Prevent a subhead from separating from the lines of a paragraph with the “Keep with Next” feature
· Control widow and orphan lines by specifying the minimum number of lines that can break from a paragraph across a column
· Specify left, centered, right, justified, and forced paragraph alignment
· Vertically align text (top, centered, bottom, or justified)
· Control the text inset for each side of a text box
· Control spacing before and after paragraphs
· Automatically align text baselines across columns
· Specify absolute leading in .001-point increments, or specify leading based on font size
· Specify left indent, right indent, and first line indent
· Apply custom hyphenation settings to individual paragraphs
· Insert discretionary hyphens to control hyphenation on a case-by-case basis
· Create multiple hyphenation and justification (H&J) specifications
· Save hyphenation exceptions with a document
· Specify the maximum number of consecutive hyphens allowed
· Control hyphenation of capitalized words
· Specify minimum word size to hyphenate and the minimum number of characters before and after a hyphen
· Specify optimum, minimum, and maximum word and character spacing for justified text
· Select from six tab alignment options
· Place tabs numerically or manually
· Specify tab fill characters (such as dot leaders), including two-character fills
· Place a right tab stop flush with right indent regardless of established tab stops
· Base automatic runaround path on a picture’s white areas, its box, an alpha channel, an embedded path, or a clipping path
· Automatically run text around non-rectangular boxes to match their shape
· Edit runaround paths using Bézier tools

Web page design
· Export Web documents in HTML format
· Export Web document pictures in JPEG, GIF, or PNG format
· Create two-position rollovers out of images or text boxes
· Create and apply secondary menus that display when the cursor is held over a primary menu
· Easily create page-to-page hyperlinks
· Create Web forms to collect and track information using as many as eight types of form controls
· Create rectangular, oval, or Bézier image maps
· Specify font families for cascading style sheets
· Quickly create form boxes by changing the content of an existing box to Form, place a form on a layer, or create form boxes in table cells
· Engage HTML Preview and Export from the context menu
· Use the Append feature to add hyperlinks associated with URLs to a layout
· Use the Hyperlinks palette to specify how hyperlinks and anchors are displayed
· Create rollovers for a Web page
· View the active Web document in different Web browsers — before you actually export it as HTML

XML and media-independent publishing
· Extract QuarkXPress content and store it in XML format
· Import/export XML without the need for a DTD
· Take advantage of a more convenient way to identify tagged content
· Use improved error handling
· Take advantage of a new industry-standard parser
· Combine a series of boxes into a named sequence
· Place XML content automatically in a QuarkXPress or QuarkXPress Passport document for print, HTML, or PDF output

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