Upgrade – Planet Quark http://www.planetquark.com by Quark users for Quark users Fri, 27 May 2016 12:30:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.3 Quark Releases QuarkXPress 10.2 http://www.planetquark.com/2014/07/30/quark-announces-quarkxpress-10-2/ http://www.planetquark.com/2014/07/30/quark-announces-quarkxpress-10-2/#respond Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:42:08 +0000 http://www.planetquark.com/?p=9741 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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QuarkXPress 10.1 Update Now Available http://www.planetquark.com/2014/03/03/quarkxpress-10-1-update-now-available/ http://www.planetquark.com/2014/03/03/quarkxpress-10-1-update-now-available/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:40:57 +0000 http://www.planetquark.com/?p=9675 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

More Information
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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QuarkXPress 10 Upgrade Pricing Extended Through March 2014 http://www.planetquark.com/2014/01/31/quarkxpress-10-upgrade-pricing-extended-through-march-2014/ http://www.planetquark.com/2014/01/31/quarkxpress-10-upgrade-pricing-extended-through-march-2014/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:00:37 +0000 http://www.planetquark.com/?p=9555 QXP10-buy_now

Quark has renewed their offer to QuarkXPress 8 users: Through March 31, 2014, you can upgrade to QuarkXPress 10 for just $349.

Quark also offers this helpful reminder:

“If you upgrade now you can continue to use QuarkXPress 8 until you are ready to install version 10 or run both versions concurrently (operating system allowing).”

Claim your upgrade from version 8 or 9 at http://shop.quark.com/am/

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20% Off QuarkXPress 10: Ends Tomorrow http://www.planetquark.com/2013/12/30/20-off-quarkxpress-10-ends-tomorrow/ http://www.planetquark.com/2013/12/30/20-off-quarkxpress-10-ends-tomorrow/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:42:27 +0000 http://www.planetquark.com/?p=9418 QXP_sale_20_Dec_2013

Through Dec 31, Quark is offering QuarkXPress 10 for 20% off. You can use the discount on a new purchase or an upgrade to your existing copy.

That’s a savings of $170 on a new purchase, or $70 off an upgrade from QuarkXPress 8 or 9.

See the details here.

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QuarkXPress 8-to-10 Upgrade Pricing Extended Through March 2014 http://www.planetquark.com/2013/11/26/quarkxpress-8-to-10-upgrade-pricing-extended-through-march-2014/ http://www.planetquark.com/2013/11/26/quarkxpress-8-to-10-upgrade-pricing-extended-through-march-2014/#respond Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:42:15 +0000 http://www.planetquark.com/?p=9239 QXP10-buy_now

Quark has renewed their offer to QuarkXPress 8 users: Through March 31, 2014, you can upgrade to QuarkXPress 10 for just $349.

Their offer to QuarkXPress 8 users had previously expired, requiring a full purchase to get version 10.

Quark also offers this helpful reminder:

“If you upgrade now you can continue to use QuarkXPress 8 until you are ready to install version 10 or run both versions concurrently (operating system allowing).”

Claim your upgrade from version 8 or 9 at http://shop.quark.com/am/

 

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QuarkXPress 9 & 10 for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks http://www.planetquark.com/2013/11/22/quarkxpress-9-10-for-mac-os-x-10-9-mavericks/ http://www.planetquark.com/2013/11/22/quarkxpress-9-10-for-mac-os-x-10-9-mavericks/#comments Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:33:44 +0000 http://www.planetquark.com/?p=9229 QuarkXPress product manager Matthias Guenther made the following comment on our story about Mac OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”:

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Please note that for both versions, 9 and 10, there are Mavericks-compatible updates available now.

If you are using QuarkXPress 9, please update to v9.5.4.

If you are using QuarkXPress 10, please update to at least v10.0.1.

Both can be found here: http://www.quark.com/Support/Downloads/

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In their November 2013 newsletter, Quark also notes:

“Please note that Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard will no longer be supported with this update – please continue using 9.5.3.1″

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“You can also update using the Quark Update software.” (You’ll find it under the QuarkXPress menu while QuarkXPress is running — it’s also in your Mac’s System Preferences.)

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Two QuarkXPress Upgrade Deadlines http://www.planetquark.com/2013/06/14/two-quarkxpress-upgrade-deadlines/ http://www.planetquark.com/2013/06/14/two-quarkxpress-upgrade-deadlines/#comments Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:13:53 +0000 http://www.planetquark.com/?p=8603 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.

 

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QuarkXPress 10 System Requirements http://www.planetquark.com/2013/06/05/quarkxpress-10-system-requirements/ http://www.planetquark.com/2013/06/05/quarkxpress-10-system-requirements/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:12:35 +0000 http://www.planetquark.com/?p=8565 New system requirements for version 10 were posted on Quark’s forum at http://forums.quark.com/t/21811.aspx. It states:

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QuarkXPress 10 will be officially supported under

Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) and
Windows (32-bit and 64-bit)

 

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QuarkXPress 10 in August? http://www.planetquark.com/2013/06/05/quarkxpress-10-in-august/ http://www.planetquark.com/2013/06/05/quarkxpress-10-in-august/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:11:32 +0000 http://www.planetquark.com/?p=8563 According to a post at C|Net, QuarkXPress 10 should be shipping in August.

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Buy QuarkXPress 9, Get QuarkXPress 10 Free http://www.planetquark.com/2013/06/05/buy-quarkxpress-9-get-quarkxpress-10-free/ http://www.planetquark.com/2013/06/05/buy-quarkxpress-9-get-quarkxpress-10-free/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:00:33 +0000 http://www.planetquark.com/?p=8558 Today, Quark announced a “Buy 9, Get 10” – a new program that offers anyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 9 between now and June 30, 2013 a free upgrade to QuarkXPress 10.

Getting version 9 may be vitally important to you because as the release below states: “version 9… is the last version that will open legacy documents from versions 3-6.”

Of note: until June 30, Quark is also continuing their offer to allow anyone who owns QuarkXPress 3 or later to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 for their standard price of $349. After that, you won’t be able to upgrade from versions earlier than 8 — you’ll have to buy a new copy of QuarkXPress.

Quark’s announcement is below:

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QuarkXPress 10 Coming Soon

Special Offer: Buy QuarkXPress 9 Now and Get QuarkXPress 10 Free

DENVER, CO – June 5, 2013 – The next version of QuarkXPress®, the design and layout tool for print and digital publishing, is coming soon. In anticipation of version 10, Quark is offering anyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 9 between now and June 30, 2013 a free upgrade to QuarkXPress 10.

Why Upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 Now?

QuarkXPress 9 is the most efficient and intuitive version of QuarkXPress to date. Version 9 users benefit from modern features and functionality that streamline design workflow, automate repetitive tasks, improve typographical precision, enable the creation of eBooks, integrate with App Studio, and more.

Buy QuarkXPress 9, Get QuarkXPress 10 Free

With more details coming soon, QuarkXPress 10 promises to be new inside and out and built for those who love print and live digital. It will be sold as perpetual license software available through Quark sales outlets and authorized resellers.

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.

“For the past couple of years all QuarkXPress users have been eligible to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 for one standard price, which is a very unique policy for any software provider. It’s been a hugely popular program and we’d like to make sure all users who aren’t up-to-date can take advantage of the policy before it ends on June 30, 2013,” said Gavin Drake, vice president of marketing for Quark. “For users who are using an old version of QuarkXPress due to compatibility with their systems, the upgrade to version 9 makes sense because it is the last version that will open legacy documents from versions 3-6. Users can continue to use their previous versions knowing they have access to QuarkXPress 9 and 10 when required.”

The official start date of the Buy 9, Get 10 offer is June 5, 2013. Customers who purchased QuarkXPress 9 within the last 30 days will also be eligible to receive QuarkXPress 10 for free. Visit www.quark.com/Buy9Get10 to complete the redemption form. Quark will be revealing more about QuarkXPress 10 later this month. To get updates as they are available, visit www.quark.com/10.

About Quark

Quark’s software enables organizations of all sizes to meet customer demand for engaging, relevant communications when, where, and how they want them. Our solutions combine the power of XML with flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of customer communications to print, Web, and interactive experiences on the latest digital devices. Financial services firms, manufacturers, and governments around the world rely on Quark solutions to elevate customer communications to new levels, reduce time to market, and lower costs.

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