The success of the iPad has proven there is a market for app publishing, but the costs and coding skills necessary to develop such apps have been a barrier. So Quark’s iPad Publishing Service for iPad, announced earlier this year, should offer an economic solution to creating apps. But it’s not the most intuitive program to use so we’ve put together this basic how-to guide.

You’ll need to contact Quark to sign up for the service. Quark will then send you the App Studio XTension from QPS. Essentially you design the layout as you would any other project in QuarkXPress and then use the App Studio to add interactivity to enrich your content. Note, you can only add interactivity to a picture box and you can’t mix the interactive elements with other design features.

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