Quark has published a book offering advice on using the desktop publishing application alongside Adobe Creative Suite 3.

Written internally by the company, the book explains how to integrate both applications within one integrated workflow.

The company cites XPress 7's improved integration with Photoshop and Illustrator and its application of publishing standards such as SWF, XHTML and CSS as central to integrated use of the design applications.

The book outlines in detail how QuarkXPress works with Creative Suite and the best practices that users should take when using these applications.

XPress has been tweaked with features to facilitate use of applications from both companies, including support for Photoshop PSD files and the ability to import native Illustrator editable PDF files into XPress.

"QuarkXPress now has better integration with Adobe Creative Suite than ever before and this free book highlights how users can leverage all applications to improve their design experience. QuarkXPress 7 now gives the user more creative latitude within one single application," said Marc Horne a Quark expert and contributor. "We also looked at the benefits of some of QuarkXPress 7's exclusive features including Quark Composition Zones, Job Jackets and Flash (SWF) Output and made some direct comparisons with InDesign."

The book concludes with a feature comparison table that evaluates QuarkXPress and InDesign CS 3 in terms of how well each integrates with the other Creative Suite applications.

The free book is available for download in PDF format.