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QuarkXPress 2018 Competitive Upgrade PC

QuarkXPress 2018 Competitive Upgrade PC

QuarkXPress 2018 Competitive Upgrade PC


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Overview

THE DESKTOP PUBLISHING ALTERNATIVE FOR CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS

Attention InDesign®, Photoshop®, Creative Suite®/Creative Cloud®, CorelDraw®, and Microsoft® Publisher Users: Save over 50% now when Choosing QuarkXPress 2018. 


Now is the perfect time to get QuarkXPress 2018, the fully-integrated graphic design and layout software for professional print and digital production.

QuarkXPress 2018 is the alternative for every creative professional who wants to leverage the most modern and efficient design software in the market and, if you’re a Creative Cloud InDesign user, escape the rental trap with a perpetual QuarkXPress license.

LIFETIME LICENSE - NO SUBSCRIPTION - WORK LIKE A PRO!


If you have one of the following competitive products you qualify for this offer:

InDesign®, Photoshop®, PageMaker®, FrameMaker®, Lightroom®, Capture One® Pro, CorelDraw®, Microsoft® Publisher and Serif PagePlus®. All versions of qualifying products are accepted, perpetual and rental schemes, single products, or part of a suite or part of any Creative Cloud®.

With a host of new, innovative features, QuarkXpress 2018 is a true masterpiece! 

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What’s New in QuarkXPress 2018?

UNSURPASSED TYPOGRAPHY


NEW! First-Class OpenType Controls: Rather than hide OpenType options in multiple submenus, OpenType is now easier to access, use, and control. 

NEW! Colour Fonts Support: QuarkXPress 2018 is the first layout application that fully supports Color Fonts. (Emoji icons on smart phones are examples of color fonts.) QuarkXPress supports Colour Fonts in SVG, SBIX and COLR formats and can be used in print, PDF, and digital outputs. 

NEW! Upgraded Font Listing: Font listing has been overhauled to help designers make the best typographic choices. Font Family and available Font Styles (Roman, Bold, etc.) are now listed in two separate combinations and can be mapped to the type styles buttons P/B/I in the palettes and dialog. 

NEW! Hyphenation Strictness Levels: Choose between five hyphenation strictness levels – for example, hyphenate everywhere it’s grammatically correct or only hyphenate compound words. Select the strictness level that is best for the publication – or decide for each individual paragraph. 


PROFESSIONAL PRINT PUBLISHING


NEW! Direct InDesign® IDML Import: With more and more InDesign users switching to QuarkXPress, it was time to make it even easier to migrate. The new native InDesign IDML Import in QuarkXPress 2018 converts InDesign IDML documents directly into the QuarkXPress format.

NEW! callas® PDF Print Engine: The best PDF technology on the market - the callas PDF engine containing Adobe’s PDF Libraries – means higher-quality PDFs, PDF/X and PDF/A, driven by two of the best PDF technology providers.

NEW! Tagged/Accessible PDF: Accessibility compliant PDFs are not just important but often mandatory. HTML5 is an obvious choice; however often workflows require accessible PDFs. The new PDF engine, combined with new tools for accessibility, make this possible. 

NEW! Built-in modern JavaScript v8: Scriptability and extensibility have always been core values of QuarkXPress. Write cross platform JavaScripts (build on modern ECMAScript version 8) to automate repetitive tasks and access capabilities beyond the user interface. Go further by modifying layout objects using the QuarkXPress document object model (DOM API) that is very similar to the HTML DOM. Use it to, for example, convert all typed URLs to active hyperlinks or to change text using regular expressions (GREP).

UNLIMITED DIGITAL PUBLISHING


NEW! Unlimited Android Apps: Create Android Single Apps: QuarkXPress 2018 expands on the ability to create unlimited iOS single apps by adding support for creating unlimited single apps for Android devices – completely free, directly from the desktop, no server, no login, no additional cost.*
*Google Play Store Developer Account required, which requires associated costs.

NEW! HTML5 Export Optimisations: HTML5 Publications and ePub now export even more items as native HTML5 elements. This includes support for type styles (Outline, Shadow), Tables as HTML tables, Anchored text boxes, grouped boxes and Tables, non-solid rules, footnote separators and Index entries as Hyperlinks.

NEW! Digital Preview Improvements: New responsive HTML5 Preview options are available when authoring in QuarkXPress 2018, including: Page Preview, Layout Preview, Project Preview.

NEW! Grouped Items Interactivity: Add interactivity, for example, Buttons, Animations, Audio and Video to groups.

STREAMLINED USER INTERFACE


NEW! Powerful User Interface: Windows users now benefit from a new powerful measurement palette that offers access to all attributes of QuarkXPress items and typography without obstructing the layout. Instant preview (with the ability to apply and revert). And all shortcut commands remain the same!

NEW! Vertical Measurement Palette: A powerful new floating measurement palette provides access to all controls and attributes, is keyboard addressable, and includes all previous shortcut keys. Remember old modal CMD+M dialog? It’s also scrollable with easy-to-read labels. (macOS only)

PLUS MORE...

  • Digital-to-Print Conversion (Digital First Workflow)
  • Span Footnotes over Columns
  • Different frames for each side of a box
  • 10 to 1000% Print Scaling
  • Flip Groups
  • And more…
 
 
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Features

UNSURPASSED TYPOGRAPHY


First-Class OpenType Controls
We all know that OpenType fonts offer the best typography options such as proper small caps, real fractions, ligatures, tabular figures, stylistic sets suggested by font designers and much more. However, most applications hide typographic functionality offered by OpenType or make it almost impossible to apply. QuarkXPress 2018 is different: For the first time OpenType is treated as a first-class citizen. Rather than hide the options in multiple submenus we make OpenType easier to use. With QuarkXPress 2018 you can now control your OpenType fonts the way you expect to.

Colour Fonts Support
For many years the changes in typography have been incremental rather than radical…that is until color fonts emerged. (Emoji icons on your phone are examples of color fonts.) While browsers have supported color fonts for years, print publications have ignored them until now: QuarkXPress 2018 is the first layout application that fully supports Color Fonts. QuarkXPress supports Color Fonts in SVG, SBIX and COLR formats. And you can use them in print, PDF and digital outputs. To get a sense of how ColoUr Fonts work and how they will open up a broad new space for your creativity, check out this website: https://www.colorfonts.wtf/

Upgraded Font Listing
A good typeface can increase the reading pleasure of the viewer but even the best typefaces are not appropriate for every situation. Font listing has been overhauled in QuarkXPress 2018 to help you make the best typographic choices. Font Family and available Font Styles (Roman, Bold, etc.) are now listed in two separate combinations. Additionally, font styles are mapped to the type styles buttons P/B/I in the palettes and dialog. Of course you can still turn off the WYSIWYG font listing for font family listing plus font styles are always listed in the default system font.

Hyphenation Strictness Levels
QuarkXPress has delivered quality hyphenation technology since version 6.5. It’s based on technology licensed from UB Dieckmann, considered by many to be the best hyphenation available on the market. But it gets better. In QuarkXPress 2018 you can choose between five hyphenation strictness levels. You can hyphenate everywhere that is grammatically correct or e.g. chose to only hyphenate compound words. You pick which strictness level is best for your publication. And of course, you can decide that for each individual paragraph if you choose. Hyphenation strictness levels are available for all languages supported by the QuarkXPress hyphenation engine, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and many more.



PROFESSIONAL PRINT PUBLISHING


Direct InDesign® IDML Import
With more and more InDesign users switching to QuarkXPress, it was time to make it even easier to migrate. Of course, you can use existing QuarkXPress features to convert PDF files created in any application or even copy and paste InDesign objects into native QuarkXPress objects. However, this only migrates the design elements and not style sheets and master pages, for example. The new native InDesign IDML Import in QuarkXPress 2018 converts InDesign IDML documents directly into the QuarkXPress format.

* Features, which InDesign offers and QuarkXPress does not, will not be converted. Not all InDesign features are currently supported. Features where QuarkXPress offers superior functionality over InDesign may need rework to make use of the full capabilities of QuarkXPress.

New PDF Print Engine
Requirements for PDF workflows increase permanently. To keep up the pace, we implemented the best PDF technology available on the market – callas® pdfToolbox – which even contains the Adobe® PDF libraries. That means QuarkXPress 2018 users benefit from the highest quality PDF, PDF/X and PDF/A, driven by two of the best PDF technology providers. Now with leading PDF technology, QuarkXPress 2018 is the first layout application with the ability to create one single PDF/X-A file that complies with both the  PDF/X-4 and PDF/A-2b standards. Combined with the new built-in JavaScript capabilities, the new PDF Print Engine opens up a broad new way for print production automation.


Tagged/Accessible PDF
Accessibility compliant PDFs are not just important but often mandatory. Many large corporates, governments suppliers are required by law to supply information published online in an accessible format. HTML5 is an obvious choice; often workflows require accessible PDFs. The new PDF engine in QuarkXPress 2018 combined with new tools for accessibility make this possible. Even if you don't need tagged PDFs for accessibility reasons, there are many benefits to understanding the text flow embedded within your PDFs.

Built-in JavaScript ES6+ based on V8
Scriptability and extensibility have always been core values of QuarkXPress. With QuarkXPress 2018 you can now write cross platform JavaScripts to automate repetitive tasks by accessing capabilities beyond the user interface. For example, you - or anyone with basic Java Scripting and HTML programming skills (HTML DOM manipulation) - can create unique features by accessing application and file system level commands, you can modify layout objects using document object model (DOM API). Unlike the competition, QuarkXPress uses an up-to-date version of JavaScript (ECMAScript ES6+).


UNLIMITED DIGITAL PUBLISHING


Create Unlimited Android Single Apps
Digital is the new print! QuarkXPress 2018 expands on the ability to create unlimited iOS single apps by adding support for creating unlimited single apps for Android devices - completely free, directly from your desktop, no server, no login, no additional cost.*
*Google Play Store Developer Account required, which requires associated costs.

HTML5 Export Optimisations
HTML5 Publications and ePub now export even more items as native HTML5 elements. This includes support for type styles (Outline, Shadow), Tables as HTML tables, Anchored text boxes, grouped boxes and Tables, non-solid rules, footnote separators and Index entries as Hyperlinks.

Digital Preview Improvements
The following new HTML5 Preview options are available when authoring in QuarkXPress 2018: Page Preview, Layout Preview, Project Preview.

Grouped Items Interactivity
Add interactivity to groups e.g. Buttons, Animations, Audio & Video.



STREAMLINED USER INTERFACE


Vertical Measurement Palette
QuarkXPress 2018 provides new clarity with a vertical measurement palette especially for use on wide and high-resolution monitors. This powerful new floating palette provides access to all controls and attributes, is keyboard addressable and includes all previous shortcut keys (remember old modal CMD+M dialog?). It's also scrollable with easy-to-read labels so you always know which measurements you are changing without guessing or having to mouse over the icon. Work even faster now in QuarkXPress 2018!
(macOS only)

Powerful User Interface
QuarkXPress users on macOS had it first, now Windows users can also benefit:
In QuarkXPress 2018, the new measurement palette gives you access to all attributes of QuarkXPress items and typography without obstructing your layout. No large modal dialog that obstructs your view. Instant preview (with the ability to apply and revert). And all shortcut commands remain the same!



MORE WISH LIST FEATURES


Digital-to-Print Conversion (Digital First Workflow)
QuarkXPress 2018 now allows duplication of Digital layouts to Print layouts. This is powerful: Start with your digital design/publication first and then - in a second step - create a printable subset of it.

Span Footnotes over Columns
Footnotes can now be formatted to span across all columns of a text box. Spanning all columns is the default setting but you can turn it off in the Footnote Separator Style dialog.

Different Border for each side
Select a different border style on each side for all square or rectangular shaped boxes. The new frame options are added to the main measurement palette.

10 to 1000% Print Scaling
Print to device scaling is now allowed between 10% and 1000%. In previous versions, scaling was limited from 25% to 400%. Note: The output device should be supported for larger paper size to verify.

Flip Groups
Flip grouped objects in one go retaining their relative position within the group. 


AND MORE...






Requirements

NOTE:  QUARXPRESS IS INSTALLED VIA DOWNLOAD ONLY.  CUSTOMER INFORMATION CARD IS SUPPLIED WITH A VALIDATION CODE AND DOWNLOAD LINK.

QuarkXPress 2018 supports the newest three operating systems from both MacOS and Windows.
 
PC: Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (64 bit only, with latest updates)