Version2020(as of 9/30/2020)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Main Features

  • Page layout tools
  • Photo editing and illustration creation capabilities
  • Native support for PDF files
  • QR code generator
  • Support for HiDPI and Retina Displays on Macs
  • Full-screen color browsing
  • Up to 8000% zoom
  • Web and mobile app publication

Software Overview

Screenshot of QuarkXPress 2020
Screenshot of QuarkXPress 2020

QuarkXPress is a desktop publishing program with a WYSIWYG interface. It is used to create a wide range of published materials including flyers, newspapers, and catalogs.

Beyond basic tools like font, alignment, spacing, and color, QuarkXPress comes with many features and professional typesetting options. It lets allows you to change more advanced typesetting options like kerning, curving text on a path, and ligatures. Other features include highlighting of missing fonts, exporting to eBook, and importing of Microsoft Word files.

QuarkXPress allows you to delve deep into the details of your publication so that you can tweak them to perfection. It allows you to zoom in up to 8000% so that you can position elements on a page as precisely as possible. With its adaptive resolution and native support for PDFs, all elements on a page retain the highest quality when you zoom.

If you are looking for a powerful publication tool that allows you to focus on every detail of your project, QuarkXPress is a great program. If you are on a tight budget, you might want to try a cheaper alternative.

Primary File Type

qxp icon.QXPQuarkXPress Project File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.QXPQuarkXPress Project File
.AIAdobe Illustrator Artwork
.BMPBitmap Image
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.INDDAdobe InDesign Document
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PRFQuarkXPress Preferences File
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.QPTQuarkXPress Project Template
.QRCQuarkXPress Required Component File
.QXBQuarkXPress Book File
.QXDQuarkXPress Document
.QXLQuarkXPress Library
.QXTQuarkXPress Template
.TIFTagged Image File
.WMFWindows Metafile
.XNTQuarkXPress Extension File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.DCSDesktop Color Separation File
.DCTDictionary File
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.INDTAdobe InDesign Template
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
Updated 9/30/2020