QuarkXPress doesn’t let you include its layers in an exported PDF — they’re always flattened. If you need to export a layered PDF from QuarkXPress, try Jo Lauterbach’s MediaBoxXT.
This €39 XTension for QuarkXPress 6/7/8 not only lets you include Quark’s layers, it can add an outline to each page, include bleeds, and change the scale of the layout when exporting to PDF. On a Mac, it can even export asymmetrically, which is helpful when printing on a flexographic press.
In addition, you can save any combination of settings as an Output Style in QuarkXPress, for easy re-use.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.