QuarkXPress 7 Not Officially Supported in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or Windows

As is usual for software companies, Quark’s stated position on old software running under new operating systems is: “It’ll probably work, but we don’t support it.”

Here’s a statement from Quark that I found in their online forum:

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If you are planning to upgrade to Snow Leopard (aka Mac OS X 10.6) or Windows 7:

QuarkXPress 7:

Make sure you install/update QuarkXPress 7 to the latest version (7.5).

Though we do not foresee any issues why QuarkXPress 7 shouldn’t run under these operating systems, Quark will not officially support QuarkXPress 7 under Mac OS X 10.6 or Windows 7.

If you want official support, please stay with your currently supported operating system (QuarkXPress 7 is officially supported under OS X 10.4 & 10.5 and Windows XP & Vista) or consider upgrading to QuarkXPress 8.

QuarkXPress 8:

QuarkXPress 8 is officially supported under Mac OS X 10.6 & 10.5 & 10.4 as well as Windows 7 & Vista & XP.

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.