Quark Inc.is offering a free booklet, online content, and video to
enable creative professionals to unlock the full potential of their
design tools. The book, downloadable from
http://8.quark.com/cs_integration, details how QuarkXPress 8 users
can work with Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash and PDFs
either separately or within Adobe Creative Suite.

It also provides an introduction to QuarkXPress 8 for InDesign users,
outlining both the similarities and differences that users should
know. The booklet, which was previously available for QuarkXPress 7,
has been updated to reflect the changes in both QuarkXPress 8 and
Adobe Creative Suite 4. QuarkXPress 8 builds on the previous
integration with design applications, with new support for native
Illustrator (.ai) files and built-in Flash design capabilities.

Through standards such as SWF, XHTML and CSS, QuarkXPress 8 users can
design across media both within the integrated design environment of
QuarkXPress 8 and alongside dedicated Adobe Creative Suite
applications, like Adobe Flash and Adobe Dreamweaver. The booklet
outlines in more detail how QuarkXPress works with Creative Suite and
the best practices that users should follow when using these design
applications together.

The booklet also covers Illustrator, as well as the refined pen tools
in QuarkXPress 8 for the creation of logos and vector illustrations.
Traditionally, the route for bringing Illustrator files into
QuarkXPress has been to export an EPS from Illustrator; now it is
possible to import native Illustrator files into QuarkXPress 8. This
gives much more flexibility as well as the advantage of having an
Illustrator file that can be easily shared across the organization,
according to Marc Horne, Quark senior product marketing manager.. In
addition, the new pen tools in QuarkXPress 8 mean that users may
decide to create more of their vector artwork directly in QuarkXPress

Another topic covered in the booklet is an introduction to the
built-in Flash design capabilities of QuarkXPress 8, which make it
easier than ever to output Flash (.swf) files directly from a
page-layout application. Users can create interactive materials by
leveraging the design precision and ease-of-use of QuarkXPress with
the power and flexibility of the Flash format. This means that users
can create for print, web and Flash in a single integrated
environment, with synchronized design and content without having to
learn to code says Horne.