8. July 2016

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How to put text on a circular path

Often users ask how to create text on a circular path.

Here are five easy steps how to do it in QuarkXPress 2016 (and earlier versions):

  1. Choose the Circle (Oval) Box Tool and create an oval or circle
  2. Use the Item > Style menu to change the circular box to a bezier shape
  3. Select the Text Content Tool and double click the circle
  4. Now you can type text onto the shape
  5. Center it and adjust it to fit

Done!

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6. July 2016

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Import all pages of a PDF file into QuarkXPress

Need to import all pages of a PDF into QuarkXPress 2015/2016 in one go?

Look no further, as Creationauts has released an XTension to QuarkXPress 2015 and 2016 that does exactly that:
http://www.creationauts.com/

PDF Importer Basic and PDF Importer Pro are available for QuarkXPress on Mac and on Windows and allow you to specify which pages of a PDF file you want to import. Of course you can also import all pages of the PDF document.

The “Pro” variant additionally allows you to convert PDF objects into editable objects. So needless to say that this requires QuarkXPress 2016 then.

Both XTensions are available at a very competitive price, $9.99 for the PDF Importer Basic and $19.99 for PDF Importer Pro.

If you like it, please hurry, as Creationauts runs a promo until July 15th, 2016, where Basic just costs $1.99 and Pro just $9.99.

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1. July 2016

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Help to build the QuarkXPress wishlist!

QuarkXPress users have always been very passionate. So it is no surprise that there exist many enhancement wishes for future versions of QuarkXPress, from small improvements to large feature requests.

In order to give the individual enhancements the right priority, in 2014 Quark conducted a survey to have users rank the wishlist (by individual importance).

The result of the ranking drove the development of QuarkXPress 2015 and 2016.

For example, in 2014 PDF/X-4, larger page size, footnotes/endnotes, multi-color gradients and color picker (eyedropper tool) had been ranked in the TOP 20 and therefore were built into the last two versions.

Of course there will be a few features where Quark will add some new innovations, like in QuarkXPress 2016 with HTML5 Publications and Convert PDF to Editable Objects.

And now Quark is asking you again, though there is no major new version on the horizon yet.

Remember, it’s pre-ranking time, so it is building the wishlist currently, meaning Quark is asking you, which features should be put on the ranking ballot.

So please participate.

Of course if you have submitted a wishlist item before, through tech support, Quark’s forums or social media sites or over the phone, these are already on the wishlist.

 

Enter your suggestion here please:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/quarkxpress/permalink/1205666106118504/

(also visit this link if you are just curious what others are asking to see in future versions)

Though there can’t be any guarantee that your feature wish will be implemented, the past experience shows that Quark let you – the users of QuarkXPress – set the majority of QuarkXPress’ roadmap.

 

Thank you!

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20. June 2016

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New QuarkXPress Document Converter removes Pasteboard XT and Web layouts

Quark released a new version of QuarkXPress Document Converter.

Version 1.1 is a free download:
Mac OS X: http://www.quark.com/Support/Downloads/Details.aspx?fid=289
Windows: http://www.quark.com/Support/Downloads/Details.aspx?fid=288

You need the QuarkXPress Document Converter to (batch) convert documents from v6 and below, so that QuarkXPress 10, 2015 or 2016 can open these.

The notable new features in QuarkXPress Document Converter version 1.1 are:

  1. QuarkXPress Document Converter will now be able to strip Web layouts and Interactive layouts out of legacy projects during conversion. Only Print and App Studio layouts within the legacy project will be retained after conversion.
  2. QuarkXPress Document Converter will now be able to remove Pasteboard XTension slug from the legacy documents during conversion.

So that means – even though you do not need QuarkXPress Document Converter for documents created in QuarkXPress 7, 8 or 9 – these two new features might be the reason to still run them through it.

Bottom-line might be that QuarkXPress Document Converter will wash them clean… ;-)

QDC1.1

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