Apparently skipping version 7.4 altogether, Quark has released an update to QuarkXPress 7, bringing it to version 7.5. (The latest, previous version is 7.31.)
A list of 26 resolved issues is posted at www.quark.com/products/xpress/75issuesresolved.html. Some of the problems that have been fixed include:
- If Auto Save is enabled, a project’s file size increases for no obvious reason.
- PDF import can be slow, especially on network volumes.
- If you open a project that uses fonts that must be activated by a font management utility, the fonts might not be applied correctly in the project.
- You cannot create PostScript output of a layout with a text box that contains more than 65,536 characters.
- During spell check, QuarkXPress supplies incorrect suggestions for numeric dates, such as “1940’s” and “1950s.”
- When you enter text manually, a delay occurs before the text displays.
- Anchored items on hidden layers are sometimes visible on output.
As with every update, there are still some existing issues that Quark hasn’t been able to fix yet. The only item in that list is:
- Due to changes in hyphenation rules, Russian text in projects created in QuarkXPress versions 7 through 7.31 may reflow when opened in QuarkXPress 7.5.
You can download the updater for Mac OS and Windows at www.quark.com/products/xpress/75update.html.
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.