The fully-integrated graphic design and layout software for professional print and digital production
QuarkXPress is the leading graphic design and page layout software for creative professionals. It’s used by hundreds of thousands of users around the world who value quality and performance in their daily production of print and digital products. Built on a 64-bit architecture with uniquely innovative features, QuarkXPress surpassed the competition as the most modern and efficient design software on the market today.
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.
Color 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 Color 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.
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.
New PDF Print Engine
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.
Minimum System Requirements
QuarkXPress 2017 & 2018 support the newest three operating systems from both MacOS and Windows. Full list of System Requirements for QuarkXPress 2017 and 2018.
Mac: El Capitan (OS X 10.11), Sierra (MacOS 10.12) and High Sierra (MacOS 10.13)
Windows: Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (64 bit only, with latest updates)