QuarkXPress 7 Passport ReviewMakaveli - January 30, 2008
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I honestly do not have any page layout software that is nearly of the same caliber as the Quark XPress 7 Passport. Instead of comparing it against anything, I'm going to build a very simple page to give you a better idea of some of the features and ease of use. I will be recording my feelings on certain features as well.
- CPU: Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad
- Motherboard: Abit IN9 32X Max WiFi
- Memory: 2 x 2GB Mushkin XP2-6400 4-4-4-12
- Video Card: Sapphire HD 3870
- Power Supply: Ultra X3 800 Watt Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive(s): 2 x 500GB Seagate SATA, 1 x WD 160GB SATA
- Opticals: Sony DVD-R Burner, Sony DVD-ROM
- O/S: Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit
The first thing that needs to happen is to create a project. It was very easy for me to create custom colors for the background and text.
Now I'd like to put in an image. Let's take the OverclockersClub logo and see if we can edit it. What do you know? You can edit pictures in this page layout software. Isn't that insane? Obviously, there aren't nearly as many options as Adobe Photoshop but traditionally, this kind of software doesn't allow you to edit images. Quark is a step ahead of the game in this aspect.
I'm going to create a "Contact Us" page for my project. The "Radio Button" tool is great and easy to use. You just draw a box and it'll automatically put the radio button inside, then it will give you the option to type your text. Don't forget to change the background color from white to whatever you're using so that your radio buttons blend in. It's just as easy to make a button. Just draw the box, write the text, and set it to "Submit" or "Reset". Before we get too much further, let's go ahead and set the default program for previewing so that we can see our project the way we wish to see it.
Let's keep putting together this simple page!