At the IT Pro website, blogger Mark Tennent expresses his excitement at the new features in QuarkXPress 9, from a book designer’s perspective.
Here’s an example:
“For me as a book designer the best elements of QuarkXPress 9 includes the new and amazing Conditional Styles, which can automate the formatting for an entire book. Once styles are set-up in the new palette, text is formatted word-by-word, line-by-line. It is a bit like the nested stylesheet idea in inDesign — but with a turbocharger. Quark has taken it to new level by looking for certain conditions such as a return, column break, tab, or whatever you set as a conditional style marker. Then repeat the action until it reaches the last conditional style marker. You can even format text forwards or backwards.”
You can read the post here.
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.