QuarkXPress 2019 has introduced option in paragraph style sheet to let text align towards the spine or away from the spine.  

How it works

You will find the following new text alignment settings in the paragraph style sheet and measurement palette:

  • Towards Spine

  • Away From Spine


Towards spine alignment example

Away from spine alignment example

In the case of Facing Pages, there is a spine:

  • Towards Spine alignment: Irrespective of the number of pages in the spread, the text on all the Left side pages will align to the right side (i.e. towards the spine); the text on all the Right side pages will align to the left side (i.e. towards the spine).

  • Away from Spine alignment: Irrespective of the number of pages in the spread, the text on all the Left side pages will align to the left side (i.e. away from the spine); the text on all the Right side pages will align to the right side (i.e. away from the spine).

In case of Non- Facing Pages, there is no spine:

  • Towards Spine alignment: Irrespective of the number of pages in the spread, the text will align to the left side.

  • Away from Spine alignment: Irrespective of the number of pages in the spread, the text will align to the right side.