Two QuarkXPress Upgrade Deadlines

If you haven’t yet upgraded to QuarkXPress 9, this is an important time to consider upgrading.

Quark has two promotional upgrades that are ending soon. If your QuarkXPress is at version 7 or earlier, JUNE 30 is important: after that you won’t be able to upgrade — you’ll have to pay full price for a copy of QuarkXPress 10 and you won’t get QuarkXPress 9. Until then, anyone with version 3-8 can upgrade for $349 and get QuarkXPress 10 free when it’s released this fall.

QuarkXPress 8 users have until August 30 to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 and get QuarkXPress 10 free when it’s released. After that you won’t be able to upgrade — you’ll have to pay full price for a copy of QuarkXPress 10 and you won’t get QuarkXPress 9.

Here’s a quote from Quark’s press release:

“Until June 30, 2013 anyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 9 from ANY previous version will receive version 10 for free. After June 30, 2013 only QuarkXPress 8 users will be eligible to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 for a free upgrade to QuarkXPress 10. Also after June 30, QuarkXPress 3-7 users will no longer be eligible to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 or 10 and will to need to purchase new full licenses.”

You DEFINITELY want to upgrade to version 9 before this deadline, because version 10 WILL NOT OPEN QuarkXPress documents last saved by version 6 or earlier. (In other words, version 10 will only open documents saved by QuarkXPress 7 and higher.) You’re going to want to keep QuarkXPress 9 on your desktop so you can open those earlier files!

Here’s a chart provided by Quark that illustrates these offers (click to enlarge):

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If you’re ready to upgrade, go to www.quark.com/Buy9Get10.

 

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.