Quark - 11/20/2006
Quark Introduces Platform-Independent Licensing
Denver, CO - November 20, 2006 - Quark makes using QuarkXPress easier: A single license, one product, any
platform. Quark Inc. announced today the introduction of platform-independent licenses and packaging for
QuarkXPress 7. This change is a result of the company’s on-going commitment to improve licensing policies
and procedures for customers and channel partners.
"In an effort to provide our customers with the most efficient and effective way to use QuarkXPress at home
and at work, we are providing platform-independent licensing," said Jürgen Kurz, Quark senior vice president
of desktop products. "Creative minds should be free to design and innovate on any platform, and Quark is
continuing to provide that freedom with our creative tools."
Quark has listened to customer needs by introducing the platform-independent licensing. Now, individual
QuarkXPress users can double-activate one license on different platforms at no additional cost; customers can
use the same QuarkXPress 7 license on Windows or Mac OS or both. In addition, because of another recent
change regarding Quark licenses, previous versions of QuarkXPress can run under the same license when
users are upgrading to QuarkXPress 7.
In connection with the change, separate part numbers for the Mac OS and Windows versions of QuarkXPress
7 and the part codes for platform cross-grades changing from one platform to another are no longer required
and will be phased out. All orders will be fulfilled using a platform-independent validation code.
To learn more about QuarkXPress 7 and how to purchase or upgrade, visit the Quark Web site at
A fully functional 30-day evaluation version of QuarkXPress 7, including the new Universal release for Intel based
Macs, is available for download from www.quark.com/30days .