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QuarkXpress 2018 (Download)

QuarkXpress 2018


Turn your ideas into reality with QuarkXPress. It’s the graphic design software that gives you precise control over text, images, shapes, color, opacity, and it’s compatible with a broad range of file formats. No design is too simple or too complex — and no page layout software gives you more control. 

For more than 30 years, millions of users — from freelance designers to global organizations, marketing departments, agencies, print providers, and publishers — have used QuarkXPress to produce advertising, brochures, magazines, books, catalogs, newspapers, flipbooks, mobile apps, and more. Why? Because QuarkXPress offers the ultimate in creativity, design control, and professional print and digital output.

Design, Layout, and Professional Print Output

Built on a fast 64-bit architecture with uniquely innovative desktop publishing (DTP) features, QuarkXPress has surpassed the competition. It provides Bézier editing so you can remain in one application for page layout with high-end typography and vector drawing. With the non-destructive image editing capabilities, you can even manipulate images within the context of your design, without having to constantly switch to other image editing software.

Great design, of course, is only half of the equation. The other half is output; the final printed piece must match what’s on the screen. This is ensured in QuarkXPress with print previews, soft proofing features, comprehensive color management, and support for international color standards. QuarkXPress also includes a built-in preflighting feature (called Job Jackets) that can identify potential output issues early in the design process. When your layout is ready to go, easy-to-use presets for print-ready PDFs (PDF/X-4 certified) make sure output will go without a hitch.

Things You Can Do:

  • Brochures and Flyers
  • Print Ads
  • Posters
  • Banners
  • Direct Marketing
  • Postcards
  • Collateral
  • Packaging
  • Books and User Guides
  • Catalogues and Circulars
  • Directories and Yearbooks
  • Financial Reports
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Newsletters
  • Logo design

Digital Design & Publishing

Do you really need a new software tool for every new file format? Or a different tool for print and digital design? Why not create beautiful, functional digital designs and print publications in one software tool? Only QuarkXPress delivers a complete set of intelligent cross-media design and export features in a single application.

With QuarkXPress print designers are right at home and ready to go with their digital publishing projects. You can easily convert content from print to digital formats. You can synchronize content between print layouts, digital projects, and design for different device screen dimensions and orientations. You can even share color definitions, style sheets, and other resources between different layouts. Plus, you only have to learn one skill set to design for multiple media — so you’re more productive with a faster time to results. What’s more, there is no coding required! Create it all within the intuitive user interface of QuarkXPress.

Things You Can Do: 

  • Interactive Tablet and Smartphone Apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, and other mobile devices
  • Responsive HTML 5 Publications with app-like interactivity to share your digital magazine, newspapers and e-catalogues over the Web
  • Flipbooks based on standard HTML5 running in any modern browser without the need of a browser plug-in
  • Standardized eBooks running on Amazon Kindle, iBooks®, Sony® Reader, NOOK®, and other eBook readers.
  • Web design mockups for rapid prototyping of HTML5 Web pages

Integration with other Applications and Formats

No application is an island. That’s why QuarkXPress was designed from the beginning to work with a wide variety of file formats.

  •  Native InDesign® IDML Import: Convert InDesign IDML files directly into editable QuarkXPress objects that retain attributes such as style sheet names and master pages.
  • Convert PDF, Illustrator, and EPS Files to Native QuarkXPress Objects : Say goodbye to time-consuming projects such as rebuilding logos and reconstructing PDF files sent by your clients. QuarkXPress is the first layout application to import PDF, Illustrator, and EPS files and convert them to native objects. Benefit from fully editable vector graphics, real text, and automatically extracted colors and font information. Simply copy items from other applications such as PowerPoint, Illustrator, or even InDesign and paste them into your QuarkXPress layout as Native QuarkXPress Objects, allowing you to easily complete or reuse them in QuarkXPress.
  • Import Text, Pictures, and Hyperlinks from Microsoft® Word: Take Microsoft® Word documents with text, hyperlinks, footnotes, and pictures and place them directly into your QuarkXPress layout. Text formatting and Style Sheets can be imported and hyperlinks are automatically added to the Hyperlinks Palette.
  • PSD and AI Import: QuarkXPress lets you import Adobe® Photoshop and Illustrator files, then hide and show layers and channels, clip to embedded paths, control layer opacity, and apply blend modes — all from right there in the QuarkXPress layout.
  • Import Tables and Charts from Microsoft Excel: QuarkXPress lets you import data from Microsoft® Excel spreadsheets, make it beautiful, and then update the content from the Excel file without losing any formatting.

Complete Feature List

User Experience

  • Vertical Measurement Palette
  • Powerful User Interface
  • Modern, intuitive interface on Mac and Win
  • Trackpad gesture support*
  • Search in palettes
  • Native Cocoa Application*
  • Retina® Display Support*
  • HiDPI Display Support
  • Customize keyboard commands*
  • Full Screen Experience*
  • Set default tool preferences from existing objects*
  • Custom Color Schemes*
  • Palette grouping/palette sets
  • Dockable intelligent palettes
  • Keyboardable measurement palette* (e.g. Command+M)
  • Resizeable measurement palette*
  • Support for 35+ languages
  • Spotlight support (for all versions)
  • QuickLook support
  • East-Asian (right-to-left) support built-in
  • Free technical support (60 days after purchase)
  • Attractive technical support plans available for purchase
  • Incredible performance
  • Xenon Graphics Engine
  • Adaptive resolution
  • Task-based Tools
  • Multiple Views
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Drag and Drop
  • Make Measurement 50% Larger
  • Collect for Output Across Entire Project
  • Layout Tab Reordering

Layout Experience

  • Digital-to-Print Conversion
  • Span Footnotes over Columns
  • Different Border for each side
  • 10 to 1000% Print Scaling
  • Flip Groups
  • Page size larger than 1.20m / 48"
  • Create custom page sizes
  • 8000% Zoom
  • Format Painter for text and objects
  • Measurement palette
  • Dynamic Guides / Smart Guides
  • Change values by cursor keys
  • Layers
  • Layers on Master Pages
  • Print Preview
  • Page Navigator*
  • Find/Change for text
  • Find/Change supports breaking/non-breaking characters
  • Trim Preview
  • Create grids and guides
  • Merge text boxes
  • Show most recent fonts
  • Scale by inputting a percentage
  • Adaptive scaling of items and layouts
  • Relink images in Usage Dialog
  • Master Pages
  • Orthogonal Line Tool
  • Relink Images in Usage Dialog
  • Set Default Tool Preferences From Existing Objects

Designer-controlled Automation

  • Built-in modern JavaScript ES6+ based on v8
  • Conditional Styles
  • Bullets and Numbers
  • Callouts
  • ShapeMaker
  • ImageGrid
  • Linkster
  • Cloner
  • Layout Spaces
  • Content Variables
  • Lists
  • Automatic Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Style Sheets
  • Cross-referencing
  • Variables (print date, creation date etc.)
  • Variables can line-wrap
  • References
  • Running headers
  • Indexes and tables of contents
  • Libraries
  • Super Step and Repeat
  • Apple Script


  • Table Creation
  • Tables (designed tables) with page wrap
  • Fast, inline tables with page wrap
  • Tables Styles (for inline tables)

Text and Typography

  • First-Class OpenType Controls
  • Color Fonts Support
  • Upgraded Font Listing
  • Hyphenation Strictness Levels
  • Unicode® and OpenType® support
  • Support for stylistic sets (OpenType)
  • Absolute leading (e.g. "10pt")
  • Relative leading (e.g. "+2pt")
  • Auto-leading
  • Proportional leading (e.g. "50%")
  • Text shading
  • Text stroking
  • Convert text to Bézier curves
  • Stroke live text
  • Glyphs palette
  • Copy Textstyle Tool (eyedropper tool for text)
  • Span text over columns (headlines)
  • Split text inside a text column
  • Story Editor
  • Smart text linking tool
  • Preset and customizable hanging characters
  • Several baseline grids
  • Automatic column lines (rules)
  • Smart quotes also for single quotes
  • Additional East Asian baseline grid setup options
  • Advanced character spacing; Mojigumi setup controls
  • Additional East Asian text and typography setup controls
  • Automatic Text Runaround
  • Custom Kerning Pairs and Tracking Curves
  • Special Characters
  • Custom H&J Specifications
  • Font Fallback
  • Custom Underline Styles
  • Kerning and Tracking
  • Placeholder Text
  • Hyphenation exceptions
  • Font mapping
  • Text find/change
  • Custom text runaround
  • 38 text languages and spellchecking/hyphenation in 34 languages
  • Fit Textbox to Text
  • Highlight Missing Fonts
  • Additional smart quotes
  • Smart text linking
  • Merge Textboxes
  • Non-breaking Text Attribute

Vectors and Graphics

  • Bézier illustration tools
  • Shapemaker tools
  • Transparency Blend Modes for items
  • Color picker (iDropper)
  • Flip Shapes Horizontally and Vertically
  • Multi-color gradients for axial and radial gradients
  • Multi-color gradients for rectangular and diamond gradients
  • Multi-color gradients for borders (frames) and lines
  • Convert imported AI/EPS/PDF to native objects
  • Create external images when converting to native objects
  • Text on a path
  • Flip shapes horizontally and vertically
  • Fit box to image
  • Fit box to text
  • Space/Align and Distribution
  • Space/Align with key item
  • Item Find/Change
  • QR Code Creator
  • Item Styles
  • Easily Join, Extend, and Close Open Bézier Paths

Image Editing and Handling

  • Xenon Graphics Engine
  • Adaptive Resolution for images
  • Display crisp image previews of bitmap images
  • Display crisp image previews of PDF and AI
  • Display crisp image previews of EPS
  • Scale images smaller than 10% and larger than 1000%
  • Scale images up to 5000%
  • Advanced Image Control
  • Non-destructive Image Editing (Adjustments)
  • ICC-based batch crop, color mode and downsampling
  • Transparency Blend Modes for images
  • Transparency and Drop Shadows
  • Clipping Paths and Alpha Masking
  • Non-destructive Image Editing (Filters)


  • Books and Collaboration
  • Add all layouts of a project to a book
  • Redlining
  • Notes
  • Job Jackets®
  • Job Jackets® in XML format
  • Job Jackets® can contain a default dictionary
  • Auxiliary dictionary editable (XML)
  • Import/Export hyphenation exceptions
  • Composition Zones®
  • Synchronized Content


  • Direct InDesign® IDML Import
  • Import PDF
  • Paste objects from Illustrator or MS Office as native objects
  • Import/export hyphenation exceptions
  • Import Text, Pictures and Hyperlinks from Microsoft® Word
  • Import Tables and Charts from Microsoft® Excel
  • Native Illustrator® file (AI) import
  • Native Photoshop® file (PSD) import
  • Import footnotes/endnotes from DOCX (MS Word)
  • Ignore footnotes/endnotes from Word
  • Import Word tables as native tables
  • Collect for Output across all layouts
  • Open PDF automatically after exporting
  • Easily convert Print layout to fixed-layout ePub
  • Easily convert Print layout to HTML5
  • Convert using adaptive scaling
  • Convert PDF, Illustrator and EPS Files to Native QuarkXPress Objects
  • Import, Export, and Edit Text
  • Native InDesign® IDML Import

Output / Export

  • New PDF Print Engine
  • Tagged/Accessible PDF
  • Direct PDF export (without distiller)
  • Pass-Through Transparency
  • PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3 Export
  • Direct Verified PDF/X-4 Export
  • Export layers in PDFs
  • Export as Image
  • Export a book as a single PDF
  • In-RIP separations and Composite output
  • Multi Channel Output
  • Soft Proofing
  • Bleed and Registration Marks
  • Configurable PDF Job Options
  • PDF Pass-Through Transparency
  • Reusable Output Styles
  • Overprint Control
  • Export Boxes, Partial Pages or Whole Pages as Image

Color Management

  • ICC-based color management
  • Support for ICCv2
  • Support for ICCv4
  • Spot Inks (Including PANTONE Matching System)

Digital Publishing

  • Create Android Single Apps
  • HTML5 Export Optimizations
  • Digital Preview Improvements
  • Grouped Items Interactivity
  • Design for App Studio
  • HTML5 Animations for apps
  • HTML5 Animations for eBooks
  • Create tablet and smartphone apps (via App Studio)
  • Create single iOS apps (on Desktop, at no extra charge)
  • Reflowable eBook export in ePub and Kindle format
  • Fixed-layout eBook export in ePub and Kindle format
  • Use Style Sheets to export CCS Styles for eBooks
  • Justification, runaround, drop caps etc. in ePub and HTML5
  • Auto-create a table-of-content
  • Create and Export as HTML5 Publications
  • Create responsive HTML5 Publications
  • Convert Print to Digital Publishing Formats
  • Text-to-image Conversion
  • Automatic Image Format Conversion
  • Unlimited* free iOS single apps
  • Adaptive Layout Conversion for Digital


  • Life-time license
  • Cross-platform licensing (OS X and Windows)
  • Dual-activation (install on two machines)
  • Free license server for concurrent usage (optionally)
  • Substantial rebates for Nonprofit and Edu licenses

Platform support

  • 64 bit application
  • Drag and drop installation*
  • Single bundle application*
  • Mac OS X El Capitan™ (10.11)
  • macOS Sierra™ (10.12)
  • macOS High Sierra™ (10.13)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)










QuarkXPress 2018 System Requirements

System Requirements



  • OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan™)
  • macOS 10.12.x (Sierra™)
  • macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra™)


  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64 Bit) with April 2014 update rollup update (KB2919355) and March 2014 servicing stack update (KB2919442)
  • Windows 10 Version 1607 (64 Bit)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later
  • An update for Universal C Runtime is required on Windows 7 and 8.x.


  • CPU with dual cores or more
  • 2GB RAM available for QuarkXPress
  • 2GB hard disk space for installation
  • For better performance, especially when working with complex (graphic heavy) and long documents, it is recommended to use more powerful hardware and have more RAM available for QuarkXPress.