Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Adobe Illustrator and QuarkXpress - Mac Software Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Adobe Illustrator and QuarkXpress brianmacos Posted: August 17, 2002 10:22AM in Mac Software edited January 2014 Is illstrator like QuarkXpress? I guess that is my main question and which do most of you prefer? Comments Reply 1 of 8 pscates Posts: 5,847member August 17, 2002 10:51AM No, they're two VERY different programs: Illustrator is a drawing/illustration program. QuarkXPress is a page layout/design program.QuarkXPress would be more accurately compared to Adobe InDesign.QuarkXPress would be used to create books, magazines, catalogs, brochures, etc. It allows you to create multiple pages, master pages, style sheets, TONS of type/text control, etc.Illustrator would be used to create standalone illustrations, logos, diagrams, etc.Illustrator doesn't have a multi-page layout feature. You just have a single "artboard" in which to create stuff.Hope this helps.Quark doesn't make a comparable illustration program, so Illustrator would be more accurately compared to Macromedia Freehand, Corel Draw and Deneba Canvas. Reply 2 of 8 brianmacos Posts: 548member August 17, 2002 11:01AM Ok cool I'm looking for some thing like QuarkXpress but under OSX. Reply 3 of 8 warpd Posts: 204member August 17, 2002 11:05AM to be honest, the 2 programs have very little in common. Adobe Illustrator, is a vector graphics program, used for creating everything from logos, to full blown vector based art.Quark, is a page layout program, it is a standard in the publishing industry, and it is really all about "putting it all together" for print. you would bring in .eps images (made in Illustrator), bitmap photos from Photoshop, and so on, put it all together, add text in Quark, and use the Quark file to go to press.The nearest rival to Quark would be InDesign, also from Adobe. It is gaining in popularity, since it is OSX native, and as yet, Quark is not."Which application is for what" becomes increasingly complex, as boundries are being blurred. Photoshop, that would, for years, only do "bitmap" now also does vector art, ala Illustrator... I would suggest buying an intro to graphic/web design book, to delve further into these subjects, as I am no pro. Good luck. Reply 4 of 8 pscates Posts: 5,847member August 17, 2002 11:43AM Brian, until QuarkXPress goes OS X-native (I'm suspecting it will be within the decade ), Adobe InDesign is probably the best, most powerful (and popular) solution for professional page layout in OS X.I've used QuarkXPress since 1994, but have (six months or so ago?) slowly migrated over to InDesign because I could use it in OS X.Maybe QuarkXPress for OS X will be out at MWSF 2003? Reply 5 of 8 patmcfar8 Posts: 84member August 17, 2002 12:04PM I'm a diehard Quark guy, but since I'm moving over to OS X at my new job, will likely be using InDesign. I've heard rumors that Quark for OS X will be out in Jan. 2003.I wonder how many others will have switched to InDesign by then. Reply 6 of 8 brianmacos Posts: 548member August 17, 2002 12:07PM Thanks, for all your input guys looks like I will be giving Adobe Indesign a try. QuarkXpress is nice but not worth me booting up OS9 for I'm kind of stuff on OSX aight thanks again people. Reply 7 of 8 pscates Posts: 5,847member August 17, 2002 1:28PM Brian, Adobe offers a free InDesign 2.0 tryout version, downloadable from their website. Check it out:<a href="http://www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/main.jhtml#product=31" target="_blank">http://www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/main.jhtml#product=31</a>A good way to test drive and see if it's for you before plunking down money or whatever. Reply 8 of 8 buonrotto Posts: 6,368member August 17, 2002 2:43PM Here's two from the little guys:<a href="http://www.softmagic.com" target="_blank">Project M by SoftMagic</a><a href="http://www.stone.com/Create/Create.html" target="_blank">Create from Stone Design</a>[ 08-17-2002: Message edited by: BuonRotto ]</p> Sign In or Register to comment.