Quark has a free new XTension that gives you an easy way to export entire pages in raster image formats. The Image Exporter XTension for QuarkXPress 8.1 adds a new item to the File> Export submenu: “Export Pages as Images”.
You choose a scaling percentage, resolution, format (PNG or JPEG), a compression level (for JPEG), Pages or Spreads, and whether to include Guides or Text Grids in the picture.
The XTension also adds a new option during Collect for Output: a 72dpi snapshot of each page. This is tremendously helpful for proofing by your output service provider.
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.