Quark developed QuarkXPress for Mac OS and Windows to give publishers control over typography, color, and collaboration. In addition to unique typographic controls, QuarkXPress offers comprehensive font management with TrueType®, OpenType®, and Unicode® support. Designers can use PANTONE® (the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®), Hexachrome®, Trumatch®, Focoltone®, DIC®, and Toyo to add color to page layouts.
QuarkXPress acts as a hub for collaborative publishing environments because it allows you to import and export content in multiple file formats, and to share design components with other users. You can import files from applications such as Microsoft® Word, Microsoft Excel®, WordPerfect®, Adobe® Illustrator®, and Adobe Photoshop®. You can output content as PostScript® or in PDF format for Adobe Acrobat® Reader®. You can also export files that can be viewed using QuickTime®, Internet Explorer®, Safari®, Firefox®, and Netscape Navigator®. With Quark Interactive Designer™, you can export layouts in Flash® format. Using features such as Job Jackets® and Composition Zones®, you can be sure that multiple people share specifications to produce consistent publications, even while working on a single publication simultaneously.
The QuarkXPress software architecture lets you and software developers expand publishing capability. Through XTensions® software technology, third-party developers can create custom modules for QuarkXPress. QuarkXTensions® (Quark® XTensions software) also provide a modular approach for meeting your particular publishing needs. And if you can write AppleScript® scripts, you can use this scripting language from Apple® to automate many QuarkXPress activities.