QuarkXPress Version Comparison

User Experience 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Modern, intuitive interface (OS X) No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Modern, intuitive interface (Windows) No No No No No Yes Yes
Trackpad gesture support* No No No No No Yes Yes
Search in palettes No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Native Cocoa Application* No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Retina® Display Support* No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
HiDPI Display Support No No No No Partial Partial Yes
Customize keyboard commands* No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Full Screen Experience* No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Set default tool preferences from existing objects * No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom Color Schemes* No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Palette grouping/palette sets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dockable palettes No No No Yes, Mac only Yes Yes Yes
Keyboardable measurement palette* (e.g. Command+M) No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Resizeable measurement palette* (large/small) No No No No No Yes Yes
Output / Export 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Direct PDF export (without distiller) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pass-Through Transparency No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3 Export Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Direct PDF/X-4 Export No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Export layers in PDFs No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Export as Image No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Export a book as a single PDF No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Host-based separations Yes Yes Deprecated No No No No
In-RIP separations and Composite output Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Color Management 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
ICC-based color management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for ICCv2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for ICCv4 No No No No Partial Yes Yes
Layout Experience 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Page size larger than 1.20m / 48" No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Create custom page sizes No No No No Yes Yes Yes
8000% Zoom No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Format Painter (text) No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Format Painter (item) No No No No No No Yes
Dynamic Guides / Smart Guides No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Change values by cursor keys No No No No No Yes Yes
Layers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Layers on Master Pages No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Print Preview No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Page Navigator* No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Find/Change for text Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Find/Change supports breaking/non-breaking characters No No No No No Yes Yes
Trim Preview No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create grids and set guides numerically No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Merge text boxes No No No No No No Yes
Show recent fonts No No No No No No Yes
Scale by inputting a percentage No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adaptive scaling of layouts No No No No No No Yes
Relink images in Usage Dialog No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Designer-controlled Automation 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Conditional Styles No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bullets and Numbers No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Callouts No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ShapeMaker No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ImageGrid No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Linkster No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cloner No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tables (designed tables) with page wrap No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fast, inline tables with page wrap No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Tables Styles (for inline tables) No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Footnotes No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Endnotes No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Cross-referencing No No No No No Yes Yes
Variables (print date, creation date etc.) No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Variables can line-wrap No No No No No Yes Yes
References No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Running headers No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Indexes and tables of contents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bezier and Graphics 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Bézier illustration tools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shapemaker tools No No No No No No Yes
Transparency Blend Modes for items No No No No No No Yes
Color picker (iDropper) No No No No No Yes Yes
Two-color gradients Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-color gradients for axial and radial gradients No No No No No Yes Yes
Multi-color gradients for rectangular and diamond gradients No No No No No No Yes
Multi-color gradients for borders (frames) and lines No No No No No No Yes
Convert imported AI/EPS/PDF to native objects No No No No No Yes Yes
Create external images when converting to native objects No No No No No No Yes
Text on a path Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flip shapes horizontally and vertically No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fit box to image No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fit box to text No No No No No Yes Yes
Space/Align Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Space/Align with key item No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Item Styles and Item Find/Change No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Text and Typography 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Unicode® and OpenType® support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for stylistic sets (OpenType) No No No No No Yes Yes
Absolute leading (e.g. "10pt") Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Relative leading (e.g. "+2pt") Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto-leading Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Proportional leading (e.g. "50%") No No No No No No Yes
Text shading No No No No No No Yes
Text framing No No No No No No Yes
Convert text to bezier curves Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stroke live text No No No No No No Yes
Glyphs palette Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Copy Textstyle Tool (eyedropper tool for text) No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Span text over columns (headlines) No No No No No No Yes
Split text inside a text column No No No No No No Yes
Story Editor No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Preset and customizable hanging characters No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Several baseline grids No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic column lines (rules) No No No No No No Yes
Smart quotes also for single quotes No No No No No No Yes
Additional East Asian baseline grid setup options No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced character spacing; Mojigumi setup controls No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional East Asian text and typography setup controls No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Images 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Xenon Graphics Engine No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adaptive Resolution for images No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display crisp image previews of bitmap images No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display crisp image previews of PDF and AI No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display crisp image previews of EPS No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Scale images smaller than 10% and larger than 1000% No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scale images up to 5000% No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Image Control Palette No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image Editing (non-destructive) No No No No No No Yes
ICC-based batch crop, color mode and downsampling No No No No No No Yes
Transparency Blend Modes for images No No No No No No Yes
Digital Publishing 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Unified App Studio and eBook layout No No No No No Yes Yes
HTML5 Animations for apps No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTML5 Animations for eBooks No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Create tablet and smartphone apps  (via App Studio) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create single iOS apps (on Desktop, at no extra charge) No No No No No No Yes
Reflowable eBook export in ePub and Kindle format No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fixed-layout eBook export in ePub and Kindle format No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Use Style Sheets to export CCS Styles for eBooks No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Justification, runaround, drop caps etc. in ePub and HTML5 No No No No No Yes Yes
Auto-create a table-of-content No No No No No No Yes
Create HTML5 Publications No No No No No Yes Yes
Create responsive HTML5 Publications No No No No No No Yes
Collaboration 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Books and Collaboration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add all layouts of a project to a book No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Redlining No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Job Jackets® Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Job Jackets® in XML format No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Job Jackets® can contain a default dictionary No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Auxiliary dictionary editable (XML) No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Import/Export hyphenation exceptions No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Composition Zones® Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Synchronized content Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import / Export 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Import PDF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Paste objects from Illustrator or MS Office as native objects No No No No No Yes Yes
Import/export hyphenation exceptions No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Legacy Word import (DOC) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Legacy Excel import (XLS) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Word import (DOCX) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Excel import (XLSX) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Native Illustrator® file (AI) import No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Native Photoshop® file (PSD) import Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import footnotes/endnotes from DOCX (MS Word) No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Ignore footnotes/endnotes from Word Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Collect for Output across all layouts No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Open PDF automatically after exporting No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Easily convert Print layout to fixed-layout ePub No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Easily convert Print layout to HTML5 No No No No No Yes Yes
Convert using adaptive scaling No No No No No No Yes
Downsave & Opening 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Downsave one version Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Open legacy documents (3.1 up to 6) directly Yes Yes Yes Via Document Converter Via Document Converter Via Document Converter Via Document Converter
Open legacy documents (7 and higher) directly Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
QR Code Creator No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spotlight support (for all versions) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
QuickLook support No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for 35+ languages Passport Edition only Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
East-Asian (right-to-left) support built-in No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free technical support (60 days after purchase) No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Attractive technical support plans available for purchase No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Upgrade 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Upgrade to QuarkXPress 2017 available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a
Reduced upgrade price when upgrading to QX2017 No No No No Until release of QX2017 yes Yes n/a
Licensing 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
Life-time license Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cross-platform licensing (OS X and Windows) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dual-activation (install on two machines) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free license server for concurrent usage (optionally) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Substantial rebates for Charity and Edu licenses Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Platform support 7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017
64 bit application No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Drag and drop installation* No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Single bundle application* No No No No No No Yes
Mac OS X Mavericks™ (10.9) No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Mac OS X Yosemite™ (10.10) No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mac OS X El Capitan™ (10.11) No No No No Yes Yes Yes
MacOS Sierra™ (10.12) No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Runs on 32-bit flavors of Windows Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Windows 7 (64 bit) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8.1 (64 bit) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 10 (64 bit) No No No No Yes Yes Yes
7 8 9 10 2015 2016 2017

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