Quark releases QuarkXPress 15.1 to Advantage members

Tuesday November 5, 2019 0 comments Tags: Denver, Quark Software, QuarkXPress 15.1

DENVER -- Quark Software announced the availability of the 15.1 release of QuarkXPress, the first quarterly feature release to QuarkXPress through the Advantage Program.

QuarkXPress Advantage is a new program from Quark that offers members ongoing updates and feature additions to QuarkXPress, unlimited tech support, exclusive offers and more; without the handcuffs of subscription software.quark-logo 

Included in the release exclusively for QuarkXPress Advantage Members are many new features and enhancements. 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, the company said.

QuarkXPress 15.1 introduces the following new features:

Powerful Item Styles

Define an item style with much more powerful functionality like:

  • Auto Grow Text Boxes
  • Multiple Border Selection
  • Custom Dash and Stripes

Users can set width and height of a text box to “Auto” and enhance their templating experience for text boxes, Add multiple and specific border configuration for any box with width, line, style or color and select custom created dashes and stripes while creating an Item Style. They can also Find and Replace custom created Dash and Stripe in Item Find and Change.

Convert InDesign files to QuarkXPress Project

Users can convert their InDesign files seamlessly to QuarkXPress project. Multiple options to automatically search InDesign files by running a Smart Scan for Bulk conversion or Browse individual files for conversion, users can also set the destination folder and select / deselect individual files for conversion.

Last line indent for Table of Content

Define an indent spacing specifically for page numbers in the Table of Contents. Users can specify a Right Indent value in the paragraph style sheet while building the TOC. Only page numbers will be allowed in the Last Line Indent spacing.

Object Browser Palette for Flex

No more difficulties selecting boxes in nested containers. This new palette allows users to select and move around objects with ease.

Rich Copy/Paste from MS Word

Copy-Paste text content with the same formatting as is in external application. The following attributes will be retained: Text formatting (font, font style, text style, color, indents, spacings, etc.), Tables, Footnotes, etc. as is without any loss of content elements or their styling.

Auto Naming of Colors

Choose to auto name new colors. Automatic color name displays the color space components along with their actual values. Further, the color names will be dynamically updated on changing the color component values in the color dialog.

Performance Enhancement on Windows

Enhanced user experience with fast text rendering on document canvas and faster font loading in the dialogs and palettes. Improved and better performance in invoking and switching fonts in Glyph palette, invoking Preferences dialog, Character style sheet, Measurement palette and switching tabs in Measurement palette.

Catalina OS Compatible

This version of QuarkXPress supports new Apple Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina OS) and is notarized by Apple after passing all the security checks on new OS.

Flex Improvements

Users can apply hyperlinks in any kind of boxes, including Groups and Flex Containers. They can also copy any item from one container and paste it directly into second container by using paste options. They can also rearrange child items in the flex container by using Shortcut keys (Ctrl or Command Up/Ctrl or Command Down) or Move Up, Move Down menu available in Item Menu.

Endnote as hyperlinks

To enhance user experience, Endnote markers will be hyperlinked to Endnote text in the exported PDF files from QuarkXPress. Users can click on hyperlink to view endnote instead of navigating manually through the document.

Progress indicator for Spring Loading

Progress bar indicator for uploading of images, which will let users know status and progress on spring loading.

Download the 15.1 Release

QuarkXPress Advantage Members can update their version through the auto-updater when they launch QuarkXPress or by downloading the update manually through the links below:

The new release can be downloaded here:

Mac Users: https://www.quark.com/en/Support/Downloads/Details.aspx?fid=412

Windows: https://www.quark.com/en/Support/Downloads/Details.aspx?fid=407

How to Upgrade to QuarkXPress Advantage
QuarkXPress 2019 is available through the Advantage Program, which gives customers a lifetime license to QuarkXPress, new features every quarter and premium technical phone support.

QuarkXPress is available for purchase online through the Quark Store, over the phone through a QuarkXPress Specialist or from any of the company’s Authorized Resellers.