Showing posts with label QuarkXPress 9. Show all posts
Showing posts with label QuarkXPress 9. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

QuarkXPress 9 Part.III

The tool "Publisher history" (Story Editor) is to display the text of a page layout in an interface similar to that of a word processor. The text can be read in a different font and a body of the model without affecting the formatting of the layout. The text changes have a direct impact and are instantly reflected in the model. This tool will be useful if the text of the model is very small, rotated or distributed across multiple pages.

The tool "ImageGrid" function targeted for photographers and graphic designers. It helps to create a contact sheet with little difficulty. The tool can import a folder of images and automatically build a catalog with many options for page layout. Each image can be associated with its file name and be indicating its resolution and size. The number of pages will also be determined by the number of images and their size indicated in the setting box.
Leo: full screen mode unsuitable for multi-monitor configurations. During the presentation of Mac OS X Lion, Steve Jobs has placed great emphasis on the fact that many innovations were inspired by IOS. Full screen mode is the same illustration.

Many applications come with Mac OS X 10.7 use. This is the case among others Safari, Preview or Mail. In some cases, this new method is very convenient. We find this type of use that is sometimes the strength of the iPad (but also its weakness) is the possibility of being able to focus on a specific task.

Unfortunately, this method was not designed for configurations with multiple screens. When you activate this mode, the second monitor is useless. It is not possible for example to use another application on it. This is unfortunate, because there were better things to do.

This behavior with every version has not changed. And given the status of the system, it's a safe bet that the way it is managed by mode does not change its marketing.

Note finally that builds succeed, and Front Row is still not showing. Those who used the media center of Apple will have to be a reason...

QuarkXPress 9 Part.II

The tool "ShapeMaker" (below) allows the creation of forms from simple to more complicated. The mere wave of a block in a spiral or a complex polygon, all types of blocks are possible. The dialog box provides an overview of real-time convenient for viewing directly the development of the block in which all parameters are customizable.

Entire page could with earlier versions of XPress, but required the stunt (mode railway ...) and worked only from one document to another. This time, we can affect any part of the document or one or more pages within a single project. The dialog box lets you choose what to copy and the destination area. It will choose the options to complete the copy operation in the current layout, a new file in a new layout ... or by splitting into single pages or splitting the layouts in the project. Many options are comprehensive and indispensable.
"Linkster" is also a tool that can be described as obvious. It fills a gap in the options of linking text blocks. He knows indeed loose blocks and keeps the entire text without causing overflows. All the text of each block of a chain remains in the block after hairline. The dialog is very well designed and allows, for each option selected; understand the impact on the existing block chaining.

The "bullet style, numbering plan and" is it, any kind of structured document according to a precise indentation. Not necessarily very useful model releases, this function will be of great help in editing and everything that affects directly or indirectly to the book. It allows selecting and applying automatically to all the paragraphs style bullet or numbering via a drop down menu. Each style plan has nine levels of indentation. The dialog box allows you to finely manage all of the parameters of indentation.

QuarkXPress 9 Part.I

Now over 25 years that the veteran of the layout is to work. Mock press advertising XPress ... went from the golden age of electronic publishing to the even more modern, cross-media publishing with line of sight iPad and all that matters tablets on the market electronic reading lights. Launched a few weeks ago, QuarkXPress 9 is still not able to export its contents to the iPad. It was not until the end of July to have this opportunity as a free update. For now, we have only a brilliant demonstration of the publisher of the export module in Quark QPS to ensure the full potential of the tool "AppStudio". It is very easy to use and will convert the models into interactive content for iPad.

Nothing distinguishes the version 9 of the previous one, except the home screen of the software. No effort to take control of the interface is therefore requested.

Meanwhile the extension "AppStudio" XPress itself to export its content to various industry standards. We can convert our documents into electronic books in ePub format (for Apple iBooks, the Amazon Kindle ...) or for the electronic reader Blio eReader. The tools allow XPress easily redefine the formats of models specific to these formats while defining the different meanings of reading. Tools used by any designer "paper", which should be the same philosophy for the tool "AppStudio" and the transposition to the iPad. Still, the layout for a reading lamp and a print magazine does not carry the same creative imagination and it will take getting used to manipulate the tool in getting rid of paper patterns.

XPress does not miss the turn to digital publishing, but does not neglect his business. The design and publication of paper documents are still the heart of the target and the ninth version brings some new tools. They consist mainly of changes in this version. One also wonders why some of them (e.g. Clone) were not incorporated into the software from version 3.32 ...