QuarkXPress 2019 introduces Flex Layouts as it releases latest software update

Quark (Denver, Colorado) has announced the official availability QuarkXPress 2019, the new release of Quark’s graphic design and page layout software for creative professionals. “From page layout and web design to mobile app creation, illustration and photo editing, QuarkXPress is the go-to application for print and digital design,” said the company. “QuarkXPress 2019 introduces Flex Layouts and an overhauled Table model as well as a wide range of new, customer-requested features.”

QuarkXPress 2019 introduces “a first for digital design” for graphic designers: Flex Layouts. Flex Layouts is a new layout space that lets designers create responsive HTML5 web pages in a WYSIWYG environment. Flex Layouts don’t require HTML or CSS coding skills, which means graphic designers can start designing for the web right away. QuarkXPress already enables the creation of interactive mobile apps, eBooks and web publications, which means the availability of Flex Layouts pushes the digital publishing capabilities of QuarkXPress even further. Also new in QuarkXPress 2019 is a completely re-imagined Table model that introduces new styling rules for table, row, column and cell-level formatting, along with text styling rules. Designers can apply table styles to any table – those created directly in QuarkXPress or to an auto-imported table from Excel. What’s more, if changes are made to the source Excel table, the data is updated in QuarkXPress without impacting the table design.
Additional new features in QuarkXPress 2019 include:
• Professional image export
• Complete PDF accessibility support
• Performance boost for Mac and Windows
• 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

 

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.