QuarkXPress 2019 ships in early summer

QuarkXPress on a Mac

QuarkXPress on a Mac

The next edition of Quark’s graphic design and page layout software for creative pros, QuarkXPress 2019 will be available this summer. It is now available on a subscription-based payment plan called QuarkXPress Advantage.

Freedom from code

New features in the release will include Flex Layouts, a new layout space that lets designers create responsive HTML5 web pages in a WYSIWYG environment.

Flex Layouts do not require any HTML or CSS coding skills, so graphic designers can start creating banner ads, landing pages, microsites and other web elements right away.

You can use these tools to bring traditional print layouts online with native HTML5 and CSS3 effects including drop shadows, gradients, vector shapes, video and many other interactive elements.

Quark claims the HTML output from the Flex Layout space is responsive to any device aspect ratio.

The company also claims the HTML5 output from Flex Layouts “complies with emerging web standards, which means graphic designers can create native, app-like experiences for the web directly in QuarkXPress.”

That means your website should perform as well as any hand-coded site, and the output can be uploaded to your servers and hosted, or handed over to web teams for finessing.

New Tables tools

Quark also provides new Tables tools in the form of a new table object model, which provides new styling rules for table, row, column and cell level formatting along with text styling rules.

Designers can apply table styles to any table regardless of whether they are created directly in QuarkXPress or auto-imported a table from Excel. And if changes are made to the source Excel table, the data is updated in QuarkXPress without impacting the table design.

The software also includes predefined table styles, which have all of the formatting options preset or you can build your own. When importing tables from Excel, you can automatically create a table style as part of the import process, the company said.

Additional features

Quark has provided the following list of other enhancements in its graphics publishing and design workhorse.

Learn more about all the new features in QuarkXPress 2019.

  • Professional Image Export
  • Complete PDF Accessibility Support
  • Performance improvements
  • Spring-Loaded Cursor
  • 9-Point Reference Grid
  • Auto Growing Text Boxes
  • Enhanced Paragraph Formatting
  • Directional Spine Alignment
  • Easy Access to Merge Shapes
  • Enhanced Border Formatting Control
  • Enhanced Retina Support

QuarkXPress 2019 will be available early this summer.

The company is also introducing QuarkXPress Advantagewhich provides annual upgrades and multiple support options.

QuarkXPress users who aren’t already on QuarkXPress 2018, buying QuarkXPress Advantage will get QuarkXPress 2018 now and QuarkXPress 2019 when it’s available. Equally, designers who already work in QuarkXPress 2018 can purchase a QuarkXPress Advantage plan to get 2019 and will receive early access to the new software. All new purchases of QuarkXPress 2018 also include 12 months access to QuarkXPress Advantage, which includes upgrades to QuarkXPress 2019.

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