Background: Everyone wants to see, on their own display, how their project is going to look when printed. In QuarkXPress 7 and 8, it’s possible to do just that. The trick is to use Quark’s Job Jackets feature, and to place into the Job Jacket a profile for the device(s) that will be outputting the document. An additional Amazing Feature of this approach is that if the output process changes, simply dropping a new profile into the Job Jacket will cause all projects based on that Job Jacket to update their on-screen display. The designer doesn’t need to know anything about profiles — their project simply updates.

Credits: Our thanks to Jay Nelson for this video from the Planet Quark web site ( Check out Planet Quark for links to the entire video series.

In this three-minute video, I show how to preview your document in any of about a dozen different color spaces, including the specific process color system you’ll be using.

The video comes courtesy of our friends at They were gracious enough to share a selection of chapters from my “QuarkXPress 7 New Features” video training, so I hand-picked several that I thought would be most appealing to new users of QuarkXPress 7 and QuarkXPress 8.

Play Video Tutorial: Automatic Color Management in QuarkXPress 7 and 8

This is the seventh in the series. You can also watch my previous videos “Synchronized Items“, ”Using Photoshop Files in QuarkXPress“, ”The Amazing (and overlooked) Glyphs Palette!“, ”Using Picture Effects to Edit Images in QuarkXPress“, ”Alpha Channels“, “Multiple Windows“ and ”Alpha Channels“.