2. April 2014

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Quark Launches Creative Pro Bundle – Save $1000+

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If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to QuarkXPress 10, now is the time. Quark announced today a new Creative Pro Bundle offer that applies to both upgrades and new purchases of version 10. With purchases made starting April 1, for an extra $50 you can opt to receive a bundle of tools for creatives that together are worth more than $1000. The bundle includes:

Markzware ID2Q: ID2Q provides a quick, easy and affordable method of converting files from Adobe InDesign to QuarkXPress.

Corel® AfterShot™ Pro: AfterShot Pro is photo workflow solution that combines photo management, advanced non-destructive adjustments and complete RAW processing.

Monotype FontExplorer® X Pro: An intuitive interface, a reliable architecture and a powerful feature set gives you quick access and control over your fonts.

Five professional Monotype OpenType Pro Fonts: Create stunning effects by using these fonts that offer OpenType Pro features such as swashes, true small caps and fractions and discretionary ligatures.

QuarkXPress 9: Allows you to open legacy QuarkXPress files older than version 7.

To find out more you can visit: www.quark.com/CreativePro.

You will see that there are two bundle options. One includes QuarkXPress 10 plus the bundle of tools listed above. A second option for a slightly higher cost wraps in 12 months of free unlimited help desk support and a free upgrade, if a brand new version is released during your enrollment period. Of course you can also make purchases without either bundle for the standard prices.

Check out the full press announcement here.

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3. March 2014

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QuarkXPress 10.1 Update Now Available

QuarkUpdater_150x150Quark announced today QuarkXPress 10.1, a major update to QuarkXPress 10 that is available free of charge to all version 10 users. It delivers a powerful package of new and improved features based on customer feedback including 8000% zoom and dynamic guides. The new update adds HTML5 animation capabilities to App StudioTM layouts within QuarkXPress and provides version 10 support for Quark Publishing Platform™.

Available as a perpetual license, customers can rely on ongoing value from their investment in QuarkXPress 10. No subscriptions are necessary and users can take advantage of affordable support programs and dual activation, plus free upgrades throughout each version cycle.

What’s new in QuarkXPress 10.1:

8000% Zoom: Designers love details. That’s why QuarkXPress now offers the deepest zooming options available in leading layout and photo tools so that designers can, for example, position images as precisely as possible.

Dynamic Guides: Tired of manually creating guides to align elements in a layout? Dynamic guides automatically appear when items that are created, moved or resized align with other items on the page. Dynamic guides also show when items have the same width and height as other elements on the page or when several items have the same distance to other items to help evenly distribute elements.

HTML5 Animations: Use QuarkXPress to easily create HTML5 animations such as slide-in from the side, fade or grow elements. Use these animations in AppStudio to easily add interactive animations to app content.

Books and Collaboration: Books are back and better than ever! The new, rebuilt book feature now works seamlessly with projects and layouts so users can specify one or more layouts for inclusion in a single book. Books can sync indexes, table of contents and other design elements, such as colors and stylesheets, and can be exported to one or multiple PDFs. This new flexible approach is also an ideal way to create publications that contain multiple page sizes.

Export as Image: Simply export boxes, partial pages or whole pages as static pixel based images (PNG, JPG).

Custom Color Schemes: Now you can create your own user interface color settings in the preferences menu. *Mac only

QR Code Enhancements: Change URL and other content on existing QR codes and create pixel or vector-based codes.

See a full list of all features and enhancements here: www.quark.com/10

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QuarkXPress 10.1 supports Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks as well as Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. It can be downloaded here: http://www.quark.com/Support/Downloads/.

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28. February 2014

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Adios Script Pro

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Alejandro Paul’s Adios is a technically intricate font bursting with advanced OpenType features. It’s easily my favorite advanced OpenType font.

Inspired by lettering artist H. Wotzkow, not to mention contemporary tattoo art, Adios has a profusion of ornamental ascenders and descenders that allow extraordinary variety. The lowercase “h” alone offers 43 variants; the entire font has a staggering 1,470 glyphs.

Watch the slideshow of amazing examples in use at www.veer.com/ideas/galleries/adios/

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