28. October 2014

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Quark Unveils QuarkXPress 2015

Today Quark Software Inc. unveiled QuarkXPress® 2015, the next major version of Quark’s award-winning design and layout tool for print and digital publishing. Coming in the first quarter of next year, QuarkXPress 2015 will deliver increased performance with a new 64-bit architecture, efficient print and digital production and many of the most user-requested features. The new version of QuarkXPress will continue to be sold as a perpetual license.

Wish List Features Delivered
According to Quark, users will love the new features in QuarkXPress 2015 – because they voted for them! The top 10 most-requested enhancements will be included, along with a range of additional customer-requested features for designer-controlled automation, print and digital production, productivity and more. Designers can expect:

  • Stunning 64-bit Performance
  • Larger Page Sizes
  • Dedicated Orthogonal Line Tool
  • Fixed Layout Interactive eBooks
  • Custom Paper Sizes
  • Relink Any Picture in the Usage Dialogue
  • Collect for Output for Complete Project
  • User-definable Shortcut Keys on Mac
  • Table Styles
  • Format Painter
  • Yosemite OS X Support
  • Tool Palette, Measurement Palette and Palette Group Docking on Windows
  • And More

Incredible Performance
QuarkXPress 2015 is the most efficient and reliable version of QuarkXPress ever. With its new 64-bit architecture, QuarkXPress 2015 uses all of the available RAM on a designer’s system to deliver performance improvements across the board from file handling and layout rendering to PDF export. Designers will experience the enhanced performance right from the start, as installation and activation has been dramatically simplified.

64-bit application
Designer-Controlled Automation
QuarkXPress has always been about automation, from the early days of style sheets, master pages, indexes and tables of content to more recent additions such as shared content, conditional styles and callouts. QuarkXPress 2015 builds on this legacy with new long document features including:

  • Automatic footnotes and end notes
  • A new, much faster table tool for superior Excel integration with table styles
  • Text variables for automatically populating reoccurring fields – such as running headers

Buy QuarkXPress 10, Get QuarkXPress 2015 Free
In anticipation of the availability of QuarkXPress 2015, Quark has launched the Buy QuarkXPress 10, Get QuarkXPress 2015 promotion. Everyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 10 between October 28, 2014 and December 31, 2014 will receive a completely free upgrade to QuarkXPress 2015 when it is available. Customers who purchased QuarkXPress 10 in October 2014 prior to the start of the promotion can also take advantage of the Buy QuarkXPress 10, Get QuarkXPress 2015 offer.

Special Pre-Order Offer for QuarkXPress 10 Customers
For current QuarkXPress 10 users, in recognition of their continued loyalty, Quark is offering a low introductory price on pre-orders of QuarkXPress 2015 upgrades. The special price for the pre-order upgrade is: €299/£199/$249/¥25.000, which is significantly lower than the current upgrade price.

Learn more about what`s new in QuarkXPress 2015, read about the offer details, make purchases and complete the offer redemption form here: www.quark.com/2015.

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17. October 2014

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QuarkXPress on OS X Yosemite

Does QuarkXPress support the new version of OS X, 10.10, better known as Yosemite?

For all details please see here: http://forums.quark.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=26772

In a nutshell:

  • In QuarkXPress 10.2 and 10.2.1 Quark has already added fixes for Yosemite, so it is expected to run well under OS X Yosemite, though 10.2.x is not officially supported on Yosemite. Quark recommends using 10.2.1.
  • Quark is currently testing QuarkXPress intensively on the release build of Yosemite in all languages.
  • Quark will release a new version of QuarkXPress 10, called version 10.5, soon. Estimate is to release it in about ten to twenty days, depending on the test results, so either last week of October or first week of November.
  • QuarkXPress will automatically notify you via the Auto Updater.
  • QuarkXPress 10.5 will be officially supported on OS X Yosemite.
  • QuarkXPress 10.5 will be free of charge for everybody owning a license of QuarkXPress 10.x.

 

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4. August 2014

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New in QuarkXPress 10.2: Redlining

With the introduction of QuarkXPress 10.2 it’s now possible to track changes within QuarkXPress documents so everyone working on a project can see which changes have been made. As you view the tracked changes you can accept or reject changes. Find out more about QuarkXPress 10.2: www.quark.com/10 or give it a try with the 30-day Test Drive.

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30. July 2014

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Quark Releases QuarkXPress 10.2

A brand new update to QuarkXPress 10 is now available. In the new release, which is QuarkXPress 10.2, Quark has addressed customer-reported issues regarding performance and image display quality. You can get the update through the Auto Updater in QuarkXPress 10 or by downloading it here. Quark has reset the QuarkXPress 10 Test Drive, so everyone can trial QuarkXPress 10.2. Download the trial here.

The update, which is free to current QuarkXPress 10 users, delivers on the advanced functionality promised with the new Xenon Graphics Engine Quark introduced with version 10. According to extensive pre-release testing, QuarkXPress 10.2 is now the fastest version of QuarkXPress, beating out QuarkXPress 9 and 10.1.

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The 10.2 update also adds new features, including the following:

  • Redlining: Track changes within QuarkXPress documents so writers, editors, project managers and other users can see what changes have been made. Using the Redline feature, teams can view the inserted and deleted text content made in a project and decide whether to accept or reject the changes.
  • Notes: Store comments in a project without affecting the actual content of the project by adding reminders and comments on the text content. A note in QuarkXPress now looks like the “sticky” notes designers and reviewers might stick to hard copy versions. Notes can also be exported as PDF notes when creating a PDF from the QuarkXPress project.
  • Superior output, ready for PDF/X-4: QuarkXPress 10.2 output passes all version 4 Ghent Workgroup Output Tests (http://www.gwg.org/download/test-suites/ghent-output-suite/), which is especially important for PDF/X-4 based workflows.
  • Anchored boxes without limit: In version 10.2 there are no limitations on nesting anchored boxes. Previous versions of QuarkXPress have a limit of two levels.
  • Import/export hyphenation exceptions: Export and import hyphenation exceptions created for a document and share the exceptions across projects to maintain uniformity. Keep track of all hyphenation exceptions by merging the exceptions into one set that can be shared across workstations. Hyphenation exceptions can be created for all 30+ languages supported by QuarkXPress and can be automatically synchronized when using Quark Job Jackets. This allows designers to edit exceptions either in QuarkXPress or in an external hyphenation exceptions file (XML). Either way, when saving or opening a connected project, hyphenation exceptions are automatically synchronized.

More on QuarkXPress 10.2 can be found here: www.quark.com/10.

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