QuarkXPress 7 and higher let you take advantage of the intelligence built into advanced OpenType fonts — characters that change shape depending on their position within a word or sentence, automatic swash substitutions, and so on.
Note the two different uppercase “A”s and uppercase “P”s in the first two lines. Same for the “d”s and “s”s farther down. All this magic is accessed through the Measurements Palette’s Character Attributes tab:
In my monthly Font column for Macworld, I explain the concepts, technololgy, and use of these advanced OpenType features.
Have a look, at www.macworld.com/article/142869/2009/10/adiosfont.html
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.