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):
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.