ShapeMaker is a Shape Synthesizer for publishing. ShapeMaker provides a new way to control and create an almost infinite number of unique and useful shapes. Shapes are indispensible in almost any design, whether it's a simple rectangle or an intricate star shape. When Quark introduced bezier curves in version 4, they opened a whole world of new shape possibilites within QuarkXPress and ShapeMaker takes full advantage of this. You'll no longer need to switch over to Illustrator for those interesting box shapes, it can all be done interactively with ShapeMaker. In fact it can do things Illustrator still can't. Fortunately, you can export the shapes to Illustrator or Freehand.