Why wait for your copy of QuarkXPress 9, when you can be using it right now?
QuarkXPress 9 is ready, and you can download a 30-day Test Drive version that is exactly the same as the one you’ll be using when QuarkXPress 9 is available for purchase on April 26th. This means that you can download the trial version, create all the projects you want, and then when you get your licensed copy, those projects will be completely compatible with your licensed copy.
Their press release is below.
QuarkXPress 9 Test Drive Now Available to Download
DENVER, CO – April 6, 2011 – Quark announced today the availability of the 30-day Test Drive of QuarkXPress® 9, the next major version of the page-layout and graphic design software that puts designers in control of publishing to print, Web, interactive Flash® (SWF), and now digital media. With the evaluation software users can experience the new features of QuarkXPress 9 including tools for advanced design automation as well as the ability to create content that can be delivered directly to digital devices. For a full overview of QuarkXPress 9 visit www.quark.com/products/quarkxpress.
To download the QuarkXPress 9 30-day Test Drive, visit: www.quark.com/products/quarkxpress/test_drive.aspx.
With QuarkXPress 9, designers and creative professionals have a variety of options for publishing to digital devices, including all devices pre-installed with the Blio eReader, including millions of Windows computers from Toshiba, HP, and Dell, and soon, devices that run the iOS, Android, and Silverlight platforms. Designers can also easily convert QuarkXPress print files into reflowable e-books using the ePUB format to publish to Apple’s iBooks, the Barnes & Noble NOOK, Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle and more.
Coming soon: Within 90 days of the availability of QuarkXPress 9, App Studio for QuarkXPress 9 will also be available as a free update to all QuarkXPress 9 users. With App Studio for QuarkXPress, designers will have a dedicated design environment within QuarkXPress 9 for creating content for the iPad.
QuarkXPress 9 includes new features that help automate the design process by eliminating many manual and time-consuming design tasks. The features include the ability to set powerful automated styling rules; bullets and numbering features compatible with Microsoft Word; and advanced callout and linking functionality. With QuarkXPress 9 it is also easier than ever to edit text, clone design elements, create image grids, and duplicate objects or entire pages, and more.
A full overview of QuarkXPress 9 is available here: www.quark.com/products/quarkxpress.
The QuarkXPress 9 30-day Test Drive can be accessed here: www.quark.com/products/quarkxpress/test_drive.aspx. The Test Drive version is fully-functional for 30 days including the ability to print and save documents as well as open QuarkXPress documents as far back as version 3. After the 30 days is complete, users can then convert their Test Drive version into a full retail copy simply by purchasing QuarkXPress 9 and entering their validation code. Any projects created in the Test Drive version will be fully compatible with the retail version of QuarkXPress 9. QuarkXPress 9 will be available to purchase from the Quark Store and authorized resellers starting April 26, 2011.
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organizations in more than 160 countries. Two decades ago, our flagship product — QuarkXPress — changed the course of traditional publishing. For more than 25 years, Quark has built on its knowledge and experience in design and publishing to provide software solutions that support collaborative workflows and automated publishing across multiple channels. Today, Quark is revolutionizing publishing again by setting new standards in XML-based publishing across print, the Web, and digital media, as well as by helping owners and employees of small and mid-sized businesses promote their products and services easily, professionally, and affordably. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.
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.