QuarkXPress 7.3 Update

QuarkXPress updateQuark’s free QuarkXPress 7.3 update fixes a number of problems, adds new PDF Output Styles (presets), and adds new languages for QuarkXPress Passport.

The update increases QuarkXPress’s performance and stability when:

  • Working with text-heavy and long documents
  • Saving documents locally and on network drives
  • Outputting documents that contain drop shadows
  • Outputting multiple copies or specific ranges of pages
  • Checking spelling

Version 7.3 also fixes a problem that caused text to reflow when opening documents created in previous versions.

Version 7.3 installs the following new PDF Output Styles, available whenever exporting a Layout to PDF. (In these Style names, “Quality/Resolution” refers to the images saved within the PDF: “Quality” = on-screen Preview Quality; “Resolution = Output Resolution):

  • Press – High Quality/High Resolution
  • Print – Medium Quality/Medium Resolution
  • Screen – Medium Quality/Low Resolution
  • Screen – Low Quality/Low Resolution
  • PDF/X-1a:2001
  • PDF/X-3:2002

The Passport version of QuarkXPress 7.3 gains localized user interfaces for European Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Croatian, and Hungarian. Also, hyphenation and spelling support has been added for Ukrainian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Latvian, Estonian, Icelandic, and Slovak.

Quark’s website has a full list of Resolved Issues and Known Issues.

The update is available as a 325MB download (requires registration).