Happy 30th birthday, QuarkXPress

Happy birthday, QuarkXPress.

30 years today.
30 days younger than Illustrator.
1.5 years before Photoshop.

See a blog post by me here please: http://blog.quark.com/2017/03/happy-30th-birthday-quarkxpress/

Or see a summary of milestones here: https://www.prepressure.com/prepress/history/page/1987

Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people.

Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software.
Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.

Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.

Help to build the QuarkXPress wishlist!

QuarkXPress users have always been very passionate. So it is no surprise that there exist many enhancement wishes for future versions of QuarkXPress, from small improvements to large feature requests.

In order to give the individual enhancements the right priority, in 2014 Quark conducted a survey to have users rank the wishlist (by individual importance).

The result of the ranking drove the development of QuarkXPress 2015 and 2016.

For example, in 2014 PDF/X-4, larger page size, footnotes/endnotes, multi-color gradients and color picker (eyedropper tool) had been ranked in the TOP 20 and therefore were built into the last two versions.

Of course there will be a few features where Quark will add some new innovations, like in QuarkXPress 2016 with HTML5 Publications and Convert PDF to Editable Objects.

And now Quark is asking you again, though there is no major new version on the horizon yet.

Remember, it’s pre-ranking time, so it is building the wishlist currently, meaning Quark is asking you, which features should be put on the ranking ballot.

So please participate.

Of course if you have submitted a wishlist item before, through tech support, Quark’s forums or social media sites or over the phone, these are already on the wishlist.

 

Enter your suggestion here please:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/quarkxpress/permalink/1205666106118504/

(also visit this link if you are just curious what others are asking to see in future versions)

Though there can’t be any guarantee that your feature wish will be implemented, the past experience shows that Quark let you – the users of QuarkXPress – set the majority of QuarkXPress’ roadmap.

 

Thank you!

Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people.

Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software.
Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.

Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.

New author: Holger Bartsch

Please allow me to introduce Holger Bartsch as a new author for planetquark.com:

http://www.planetquark.com/author/holger-bartsch/

Holger works as a freelance IT consultant for publishers and ad agencies. Before that he worked as an IT manager in an agency for corporate publishing, as a system integrator for editorial systems and as a trainer for Desktop applications and editorial systems.

Holger has a lot of experience in print publishing and also in digital publishing: For example, he already used QuarkImmedia in 1996 and was at the forefront of app publishing with Quark App Studio when it started in 2011.

Looking forward to read about Holger’s anaylsis and his tips & tricks about publishing. Holger will write in German, which continous PlanetQuark’s non-English language tradition that we recently started.

Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people.

Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software.
Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.

Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.

New author: Andrea Astolfi

Please allow me to introduce Andrea Astolfi as a new author for planetquark.com:

http://www.planetquark.com/author/andrea/

Andrea studied graphics arts in Turin and has worked for a major Italian publisher until 1997. Since then he is a a self-employed designer.

Andrea’s specialty is long documents and he has a huge experience in QuarkXPress and other desktop publishing applications. Furthermore, Andrea really is a jack of all trades in graphics art and everything else around it: For example, he creates his own fonts and is developing databases using FileMaker.

Looking forward to read his first post (using Google Translate ;-)

Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people.

Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software.
Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.

Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.

New authors on Planet Quark – non-English-language

After having added Martin Turner as a new author on planetquark.com and receiving great feedback about his posts, I am tempted to try something new:

Add non-English-language posts by two new guest authors.

Let me know how you find that please. Sure, ideal if you do not understand German or Italian, however Google Translate might help.

Just – after having seen planetquark being followed by many QuarkXPress users and fans, I would like to extend the reach into new countries.

Your thoughts?

Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people.

Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software.
Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.

Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.