Badia PrintPreview is an incredibly useful, free XTension for QuarkXPress 8 that displays a live print preview inside the Print dialog. The preview is updated in real time as you change the print settings, giving you immediate feedback as to the way those changes will affect the final output.
Most print parameters are shown, including spreads, print marks, manual or automatic tiling, page rotation, bleeds, page gap, flipping and negative printing. You can also manually tile a page simply by dragging the mouse over the preview.
You can learn more about PrintPreview and download it at www.printpreview.badiasoftware.com. PrintPreview was formerly a component of Badia Printools, which we wrote about last June here. Printools has since been updated for QuarkXPress 8.
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.