Inspired by the designer’s passion for perfection, QuarkXPress® 8 complements the way creative professionals work. Strive to do better and constantly improve — employ page-layout and design software developed to help get you there. Work faster and design more with fewer clicks using the modern, intuitive interface of QuarkXPress 8. Build on your existing expertise — share your print content across media with built-in Web and Flash® authoring tools. No additional purchase or coding required! Create stunning text and achieve the effects you want with designer-driven typography.
New Picture and Pen Tools 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 Bйzier 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.
At a glance - Rotate and scale pictures directly with the new Picture Content tool, and preview cropping results as you work - Grab box corners and rotate without switching to a different tool - Draw with ease using new Bйzier pen tools that follow graphics standards used by other professional creative applications - Explore new text-to-box support for multiple lines, entire stories, and even multiple boxes, up to an entire spread - When converting text to boxes, maintain the appearance of the text, including color, opacity, and most other text transformations - Make the most of dedicated tools for layout and illustration tasks
Easy Page Layout with Drag and Drop Little things make a big difference — we think you’ll love the way we handle drag and drop. Design as quickly and fluidly as your ideas. When you move your text or picture content to the page, the box is automatically created — no need to pre-define boxes! You can drag text and pictures from your desktop, Adobe® Bridge, iP®, or any other application that supports drag and drop, and your box is created for you. You can even drag picture boxes from QuarkXPress to your graphics application to customize your images.
At a glance - Drag and drop from your desktop or other applications that support drag and drop, such as Adobe Bridge - Drop a text file in the midst of existing text flow - Drag and drop images from your layout to the editing application of your choice - Work with or without pre-defined boxes - Import any kind of content into any kind of box — no need to switch box content type
Streamlined Tools with Familiar Keyboard Controls We’ve streamlined and simplified our Tools palette, so the tools do more and it’s easier to choose the right one. Even familiar tools like the Item and Content tools get major boosts. For example, you can rotate any box simply by grabbing its corner. You’ll also enjoy single-key commands — consistent with familiar applications such as Photoshop® — to select tools, as well as keyboard modifiers for duplicating, scaling from center, and performing other common tasks. By aligning with your other mission-critical tools, while keeping everything you love, QuarkXPress gives you the best of both worlds!
At a glance - Use any box tool to draw a box without worrying about its content (an easy keyboard shortcut enables this for template creation) - Select or switch tools using a single-letter command, or use traditional QuarkXPress keyboard shortcuts - Double-click a box with the Item tool, and QuarkXPress automatically switches to the proper tool for the box type - Grab a box corner to rotate without switching to another tool - Scale from the center or duplicate with Option/Alt+drag - Constrain an item’s proportions while resizing by pressing the Shift key - Transform multiple boxes in one action without grouping