Quark issued their first update to QuarkXPress 10 today. Please see their press release below for a list of what’s been fixed.
Also, Quark’s product manager posted a note about the update at:
Update to QuarkXPress 10 Adds Support for OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1
Denver, CO – Quark Software Inc. announced today the availability of QuarkXPress® 10.0.1, a free update to QuarkXPress 10 that addresses a variety of issues reported by customers since the new version was released in mid-September. QuarkXPress 10 features the new Xenon Graphics Engine, Retina® display support, a modern architecture and over fifty new features and enhancements. The update is free to existing QuarkXPress 10 users through Quark Update or via download from www.Quark.com/Support/Downloads.
“QuarkXPress 10 is milestone version for QuarkXPress, laying the foundation for future releases. Outside the general feature enhancements, we’ve transitioned to a modern Cocoa application with a modern architecture, refreshed the entire user interface and introduced the new Xenon Graphics Engine,” said Dave White, Chief Technology Officer, Quark Software Inc. “In order to ensure customers are able to readily benefit from all of these changes, we committed our engineering team to an aggressive release cycle of updates to respond rapidly to user feedback.”
Version 10.0.1 is the second update since the product’s release in September and the most significant to date with nearly 100 issues addressing a wide spectrum of areas. This update also enhances support for OS X Mavericks – Apple’s latest Mac operating system, which is now available as a free update to Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion users.
Key issues addressed in QuarkXPress 10.0.1 include:
- Mavericks compatibility including improved support for working across multiple monitors
- Support for Windows 8.1
- Improved layout performance, particularly when working with high resolution images*
- Text input performance
- Range of output issues related to PDFs with Native Transparency including correctly outputting feathering and glow effects, drop shadows, bevels and gradients
- On screen rendering and PDF output for outlined text
- OpenType font rendering in PDFs
- Output and rendering of multi-channel TIFF and PSD files
- Improved color profile support
- Improved support for Adobe Illustrator PDFs containing transparent objects
- General stability and reliability related issues
The 10.0.1 update is free to QuarkXPress 10 users through Quark Update or can be downloaded from www.Quark.com/Support/Downloads.
*Please note that reported image performance issues have yet to be fully addressed but will be in a subsequent update.
About Quark Software Inc.
Quark’s software enables organizations of all sizes to meet customer demand for engaging, relevant communications when, where, and how they want them. Our cloud and on-premise 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.
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.