New QuarkXPress for Dummies released

quarkfordummies-inGraphic design and page layout expert Jay Nelson explains what creative professionals need to know to master QuarkXPress in QuarkXPress for Dummies, a new training handbook for QuarkXPress users that’s now available for pre-order and digital download – and was officially available in print on Monday, December 19.

The new book is a full-colour, hands-on guide to QuarkXPress, one of the industry’s most helpful tools for graphic design and page layout. It offers readers information about the latest updates to QuarkXPress and step-by-step guidance on designing and outputting projects – plus “tricks” for working with text, guidance on managing larger design projects and tips on how to correct mistakes quickly.

For those looking for the new version of QuarkXPress, Quark is currently running a Buy One, Get One offer on QuarkXPress 2016 licenses, which can be purchased through the Quark Store, Quark Authorized Resellers, and Quark Telesales. Its release reflects the resurgence of QuarkXPress among both new and long-time users who rely on the software for professional page layout, design, and digital publishing, said the company.

About author Jay Nelson

Jay Nelson has used QuarkXPress almost daily since 1988 when he managed one of America’s first pre-press service bureaus. He became a Quark Authorized Trainer, then owned a Quark Authorized Training Center.

Author Jay Nelson.
Author Jay Nelson.

For the next 21 years, Jay was the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly, a widely respected executive summary of graphic design news. He has been a keynote speaker at multiple launches of QuarkXPress, is the author and presenter of training videos, and has reviewed every version of QuarkXPress since version 8 for popular Mac and computing publications.

About QuarkXPress

QuarkXPress is a leading graphic design and page layout software used by creative professionals worldwide. QuarkXPress 2016 is the new version of QuarkXPress that introduces transformative functionality and game-changing features – such as HTML5 Publications, the ability to convert PDF, Illustrator and EPS files to native QuarkXPress objects, and much more. Unlike many design suites, QuarkXPress is sold as a perpetual license, which means users make a single purchase and aren’t locked into an ongoing subscription.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.