QuarkXPress 2019 Preview

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The next major release of QuarkXPress will be available early this summer! Get a preview of all the exciting new features including groundbreaking new Flex Layouts for Web design, reimagined tables, and new productivity boosting design features.

 

Introducing Modern Responsive Web Design Using Flex Layout

QuarkXPress 2019 introduces Flex Layouts, a first in digital publishing for graphic designers. Flex Layouts is a new layout space that lets designers create truly responsive HTML5 Web pages in a WYSIWYG environment. Flex Layouts do not require any HTML or CSS coding skills, which means graphic designers can start creating banner ads, landing pages, microsites, and more.

Professional Image Export

Push image export to a new limit. For the first time you can now export your designs from QuarkXPress as professional grade images in JPEG, TIFF and PNG formats. Need an banner image for your email? No need to open another photo editing application! Use presets to control pixel DPI, quality, color profile, and file format when exporting your QuarkXPress layout or selected objects or images for use in other applications.

Performance Boost for Mac and Windows

QuarkXPress 2019 improves image cache handling with dedicated multithreading support to make operations much faster on MacOS and Windows. Additionally, QuarkXPress Windows users will now benefit from Direct2D hardware acceleration to boost graphic engine performance. While this improves overall image handling, it also makes layout operations like scrolling, panning, image editing and many other operations faster for image heavy documents.

Complete PDF Accessibility Support

When exporting PDFs for digital consumption, ensure you meet the latest accessibility requirements and regulations. QuarkXPress 2019 now supports all PDF accessibility standards so you can export PDFs that are compliant with the PDF/UA (ISO 14289), PDF/A, and WCAG 2.0 requirements.

9-Point Reference Grid

When creating or adjusting boxes and lines on a page, you often want to align items to specific coordinates or to other objects. To make this eas-ier, QuarkXPress 2019 adds a new grid-based selector that lets you specify the exact coordinates of an object and all four corners and four edges of a box.

Spring Loaded Cursor

No more back and forth between your layout and your image library! It takes time to import images individually, especially in image heavy layouts. Speed up the process by loading up your cursor with multiple images (or text files) at once and then populate existing boxes or create new boxes one at a time with the click of your mouse.

Additional New Features in QuarkXPress 2019:

• Auto Growing Text Boxes
• Enhanced Paragraph Formatting
• Directional Spine Alignment
• Easy Access to Merge Shapes
• Enhanced Border Formatting Control
• Enhanced Retina Support

More details at https://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/quarkxpress-2019/


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