Quark - 10/28/2014
Quark Previews QuarkXPress 2015
Today Quark Software Inc. unveiled QuarkXPress® 2015, the next major version of Quark’s award-winning design and layout tool for print and digital
publishing. Coming in the first quarter of next year, QuarkXPress 2015 will deliver increased performance with a new 64-bit architecture, efficient print
and digital production and many of the most user-requested features. The new version of QuarkXPress will continue to be sold as a perpetual license.
To learn more about QuarkXPress 2015 and new limited-time offers visit www.quark.com/2015.
Wish List Features Delivered
Users will love the new features in QuarkXPress 2015 – because they voted for them! The top 10 most-requested enhancements will be included, along
with a range of additional customer-requested features for designer-controlled automation, print and digital production, productivity and more. Designers
Stunning 64-bit Performance
Larger Page Sizes
Dedicated Orthogonal Line Tool
Fixed Layout Interactive eBooks
Custom Paper Sizes
Relink Any Picture in the Usage Dialogue
Collect for Output for Complete Project
User-definable Shortcut Keys on Mac
Yosemite OS X Support
Tool Palette, Measurement Palette and Palette Group Docking on Windows
QuarkXPress 2015 is the most efficient and reliable version of QuarkXPress ever. With its new 64-bit architecture, QuarkXPress 2015 uses all of the
available RAM on a designer’s system to deliver performance improvements across the board from file handling and layout rendering to PDF export.
Designers will experience the enhanced performance right from the start, as installation and activation has been dramatically simplified.
QuarkXPress has always been about automation, from the early days of style sheets, master pages, indexes and tables of content to more recent additions
such as shared content, conditional styles and callouts. QuarkXPress 2015 builds on this legacy with new long document features including:
Automatic footnotes and end notes
A new, much faster table tool for superior Excel integration with table styles
Text variables for automatically populating reoccurring fields – such as running headers
“QuarkXPress 2015 is a version for all designers, from those who love print to the more digitally-inclined who will benefit from tools for producing apps and
fixed layout interactive eBooks,” said Matthias Guenther, Director, QuarkXPress Business Unit for Quark. “We always strive to ensure the new features
we develop are the ones that will make a real difference to customers’ workflows. That’s why we based much of 2015 on user feedback, and it’s the
reason we’re offering a valuable pre-order offer from now until the end of the year to ensure everyone has a cost-effective upgrade option.”
Buy QuarkXPress 10, Get QuarkXPress 2015 Free
In anticipation of the availability of QuarkXPress 2015, Quark has launched the Buy QuarkXPress 10, Get QuarkXPress 2015 promotion. Everyone
who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 10 between October 28, 2014 and December 31, 2014 will receive a completely free upgrade to
QuarkXPress 2015 when it is available. Customers who purchased QuarkXPress 10 in October 2014 prior to the start of the promotion can also take
advantage of the Buy QuarkXPress 10, Get QuarkXPress 2015 offer.
Special Pre-Order Offer for QuarkXPress 10 Customers
For current QuarkXPress 10 users, in recognition of their continued loyalty, Quark is offering a low introductory price on pre-orders of QuarkXPress
2015 upgrades. The special price for the pre-order upgrade is: €299/£199/$249/¥25.000, which is significantly lower than the current upgrade price.
Quark - 3/3/2014
Free QuarkXPress 10.1 Update
QuarkXPress 10.1, a major update to QuarkXPress 10, is available free of charge to all version 10 users. It delivers a powerful package of new and
improved features based on customer feedback, including 8000% zoom and dynamic guides.
The new update also adds HTML5 animation capabilities to App Studio layouts within QuarkXPress and provides v10 support for Quark Publishing
QuarkXPress 10.1 supports Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks as well as Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.
Quark - 7/24/2013
Quark Offers 20% Off Pre-orders of QuarkXPress 10
Today Quark announced QuarkXPress® 10, the new version of QuarkXPress that is new inside and out. Starting now, and for a limited time, Quark is
offering all QuarkXPress 9 users a 20 percent discount on pre-orders of QuarkXPress 10.
Featuring Quark’s new Xenon Graphics Engine, Retina® display support, a modern architecture, and over fifty feature enhancements, QuarkXPress
10 streamlines the design process and improves the design experience. QuarkXPress 9 users will immediately see performance improvements with the
addition of the Xenon Graphics Engine, which renders the maximum clarity when viewing, zooming, cropping, and positioning pixel and vector files.
New features and enhancements in QuarkXPress 10 include:
Modern and Optimized User Interface
HiDPI and Retina Display Support
QR Code Creator
East Asian Typographic Tools in every version
Import Pictures and Hyperlinks from Microsoft Word
PDF Pass-Through Transparency
Key Item Space/Align
Highlight Missing Fonts
Improved IME support
Bezier Tool Enhancement
Layout Tab Reordering
Plus, QuarkXPress 10 is the first version of QuarkXPress to run as a native Cocoa app, which means QuarkXPress can now leverage the latest OS X
features and rapidly support new OS X releases.
To read about the new features in QuarkXPress 10 and learn more about the new graphics engine visit: www.quark.com/10. QuarkXPress 10 will ship in
mid-to-late August. Visit the Quark Store to pre-order QuarkXPress 10 and receive the discounted price.
Buy 9, Get 10 Promotion for QuarkXPress 3-8 Users
Through August 30, 2013, Quark is continuing to offer QuarkXPress users on versions 3-8 the opportunity to upgrade to version 9 and receive version
10 for free. For more information please visit www.quark.com/Buy9Get10.
Quark - 6/5/2013
QuarkXPress 10 Coming Soon
The next version of QuarkXPress®, the design and layout tool for print and digital publishing, is coming soon. In anticipation of version 10, Quark is
offering anyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 9 between now and June 30, 2013 a free upgrade to QuarkXPress 10.
Why Upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 Now?
QuarkXPress 9 is the most efficient and intuitive version of QuarkXPress to date. Version 9 users benefit from modern features and functionality that
streamline design workflow, automate repetitive tasks, improve typographical precision, enable the creation of eBooks, integrate with App Studio,
Buy QuarkXPress 9, Get QuarkXPress 10 Free
With more details coming soon, QuarkXPress 10 promises to be new inside and out and built for those who love print and live digital. It will be sold as
perpetual license software available through Quark sales outlets and authorized resellers.
Until June 30, 2013 anyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 9 from ANY previous version will receive version 10 for free. After June 30,
2013 only QuarkXPress 8 users will be eligible to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 for a free upgrade to QuarkXPress 10. Also after June 30, QuarkXPress
3-7 users will no longer be eligible to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 or 10 and will to need to purchase new full licenses.
“For the past couple of years all QuarkXPress users have been eligible to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 for one standard price, which is a very unique policy
for any software provider. It’s been a hugely popular program and we’d like to make sure all users who aren’t up-to-date can take advantage of the policy
before it ends on June 30, 2013,” said Gavin Drake, vice president of marketing for Quark. “For users who are using an old version of QuarkXPress due
to compatibility with their systems, the upgrade to version 9 makes sense because it is the last version that will open legacy documents from versions 3-6.
Users can continue to use their previous versions knowing they have access to QuarkXPress 9 and 10 when required.”
The official start date of the Buy 9, Get 10 offer is June 5, 2013. Customers who purchased QuarkXPress 9 within the last 30 days will also be eligible to
receive QuarkXPress 10 for free. Visit www.quark.com/Buy9Get10 to complete the redemption form. Quark will be revealing more about QuarkXPress
10 later this month. To get updates as they are available, visit www.quark.com/10.
Quark - 12/4/2007
Quark Launches QuarkCopyDesk 7 for Text and Picture Editing
Denver, CO - December 4, 2007 - Quark Inc. today announced the launch of QuarkCopyDesk® 7, Quark's text
and picture editing software designed for writers, editors and others who contribute to publishing workflows.
QuarkCopyDesk 7 improves communication throughout the editorial workflow by providing a simple and intuitive
work environment and seamless interaction with QuarkXPress® 7.
Built completely on the award-winning QuarkXPress 7 code base, QuarkCopyDesk 7 enables writers and
editors to see the same graphic-rich pages that designers see. All attributes, such as colors, article geometry,
style sheets, and hyphenation and justification rules, are maintained so that formatted files move easily and
accurately between the two applications. QuarkCopyDesk 7 can also exchange text with Microsoft® Word,
WordPerfect®, XPress Tags, HTML and other word processing formats.
Among the new features incorporated in QuarkCopyDesk 7 are:
-- Professional Image Manipulation and Picture Effects: Any image format supported by QuarkXPress, including
native Photoshop® files, can be imported to QuarkCopyDesk 7. Pictures can be scaled, cropped, rotated, and
flipped. Adjustments to brightness and contrast, as well as blur, mask, and despeckle filters can also be applied -
all through easy-to-understand controls in the context-sensitive Measurements.
-- Split Views: Allows users to split article views horizontally and vertically to display the content in Galley, Full-
screen and WYSIWYG views simultaneously. Content edited in one view updates the other views automatically.
-- Streamlined Output Process: Output Profiles and Output Profile Groups allow users to incorporate metadata
into the output data stream using an internal placeholder framework. Output profiles for Print, PDF, and Article
XML can be combined into output profile groups - allowing output to
different mediums with one mouse click.
In addition to new functionality, QuarkCopyDesk 7 features XTensions® for Notes, which enables users to
place comments directly in the text that will travel with the article, and Redlining, which lets multiple users review
an article while tracking and highlighting editorial changes. With its proven and easy-to-use authoring environment,
writers, editors, and reviewers using QuarkCopyDesk 7 know the precise article geometry, so their revised copy
always fits perfectly.
"QuarkCopyDesk 7 enables a more communicative and streamlined editorial workflow with features that allow
those involved in the process to work simultaneously, track edits and collaborate with QuarkXPress 7," said
Rainer Heckmann, director of product marketing for Quark. "We have designed it to be the tool of choice for
all editors and writers who manage both text and picture content in their articles."
In addition, QuarkCopyDesk 7 works in conjunction with Quark Publishing System® 7 (QPS® 7), Quark's
workflow management system launched in October 2007. Designed with a new open, standards-based
architecture, QPS 7 integrates seamlessly with existing business systems and complimentary publishing solutions
to simplify the editorial, creative and production processes for publishers and corporations with demanding
Quark - 12/6/2006
Markzware Incorporates The Benefits of QuarkXPress Server 7, To Offer
a Powerful Online Preflighting Solution
Santa Ana, California - December 6, 2006 - Markzware, the leading developer of preflighting, data extraction
and conversion software is pleased to announce their partnership to create on-demand creative solutions based
on QuarkXPress Server 7. FlightCheck Online is a cost-effective, Web-based, quality-control, and file-delivery
solution that enables quick communication among senders and receivers of digital files to ensure they conform
to print-ready specifications.
"We are excited to incorporate the benefits of QuarkXPress Server 7 into our technology to deliver superior
quality-assurance, data-conversion, and workflow solutions to our customers," said David Dilling, Markzware.
"We are looking forward to developing fresh, new technologies with Quark well into the future."
QuarkXPress Server 7 combines the design, power and collaboration functionality of QuarkXPress with proven
server-based performance to help software developers and system integrators meet needs in specific vertical
markets. FlightCheck Online and QuarkXPress Server 7 combine to create a powerful online preflighting solution
that allows customers to opre-qualify QuarkXPress files before delivering them for printing. FlightCheck Online
checks the files against customised preflight rule sets defined by the output provider.
"Quark is thrilled to see our partners leveraging the creative power of QuarkXPress Server to develop both
Web-based and data-driven applications, delivering a custom, dynamic publishing solution to their customers,"
said Nick Howard, Quark director of enterprise products. Markzware has demonstrated that they are leaders in
the dynamic publishing industry, and we are proud to support them to deliver on-demand creative communications.
FlightCheck Online is designed to deliver a complete QuarkXPress project with all the correct fonts and images
in place; if an error does occur in the file during preflight, the application immediately alerts the sender using the
sender's Web browser. When the file is ready for further processing, FlightCheck Online uploads the file to the
server, decompresses it, automatically loads the specific required fonts, and outputs the job through QuarkXPress
Dilling said, "Users are able to publish their documents in an error free, print ready PDF format because the
QuarkXPress project has been fully preflighted and all elements needed for successful output have been
incorporated into the job. Users can create PDFs in low- or high-resolution versions for proofing and production."
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 .
Quark - 10/16/2006
Quark launches QuarkXPress Server 7
Chicago - October 16, 2006 - Quark Inc. announced today the launch of QuarkXPress Server 7, a dynamic
publishing technology that combines the design power and collaboration functionality of QuarkXPress with
proven server-based performance to deliver an unparalleled solution for producing creative Web-based or
data-driven communications. "We are proud of our achievements with QuarkXPress Server 7 because it
empowers our customers to communicate and collaborate through the Web to deliver outstanding products,"
said Nick Howard, Quark director of enterprise products. "Our customers and partners will notice that we have
changed the product name from Quark Dynamic Document Server to better represent this technology, which is
the server edition of QuarkXPress."
By employing a Web-based, template-driven process, the technology empowers channel and business users
to preview communications online, customize design and content, and print locally or remotely. Users can
develop and deploy data-driven applications to automate production, eliminate redundant steps, and publish to
multiple channels. QuarkXPress Server can be easily integrated with existing IT infrastructures and data sources
and is typically offered as part of a packaged solution from a Quark system integrator or OEM partner.
"This significant release of QuarkXPress Server provides a real growth opportunity for the company by extending
the richness of QuarkXPress throughout the enterprise. By focusing on high-value design and production
capabilities, QuarkXPress Server presents ordinary business users with the potential to increase their capacity
to touch customers with persuasive on-demand creative communications, support continued brand reinforcement,
develop more timely and focused campaigns, and improve productivity without having to be graphic artists.
Enterprises can now provide a means for their employees to create these effective communications while
ensuring conformance with company and brand standards and requirements," said Michael Maziarka, director
QuarkXPress Server incorporates the new features of QuarkXPress 7, granting users access to productivity-
enhancing functionality, such as layout-independent spaces and Job Jackets technology for collaboration, and
enhancements for variable-data printing, including Personalized Print Markup Language (PPML) and optimized
PDF output support. "The QuarkXPress Server technology drives solutions for customers in a variety of markets.
We have been listening to our customers about providing outstanding software tools for design, collaboration,
and production with QuarkXPress Server," said Richard Pasewark, Quark senior vice president of sales (Americas)
and marketing. "We know from early customer feedback that QuarkXPress Server will continue to add value by
enhancing collaborative user access and automating design and production deliverables."
QuarkXPress Server includes QuarkXPress Server Manager, a tool that centralizes system administration,
manages processing load on multiple servers, and provides reporting on automated publishing tasks. QuarkXPress
Server Manager enhances the on-going support of industry standards to which Quark is committed by providing
high-level programming interfaces, including HTTP, SOAP, PHP, .NET/ASP, and Java/JSP.
Quark partners with software developers and system integrators to deliver QuarkXPress Server solutions that
enable advertising automation, catalog production, Web-to-print, and one-to-one marketing. Existing partners
such as DeskNet, GLUON, and Stibo Catalog have been vital to the growth of Quark in the market, and new
partners are committing to support the technology every day. Such partners include Capps Digital, Integrated
Software, Intuitive Solutions Group, ONUS LLC, Responsive Software, and RoboCatalog.
To learn more about QuarkXPress Server 7 and to view a complete list of partners, visit the Quark Web site at
Quark at Graph Expo
Quark is demonstrating QuarkXPress Server 7 in booth 4807 this week at Graph Expo and Converting Expo in
Chicago. The expo runs from October 15-18.
Quark - 5/30/2006
onOne Software supports QuarkXPress 7 with QX-Tools Pro 7
DENVER - May 30, 2005 - Quark Inc. and onOne Software Inc. announced today the upcoming availability of
QX-Tools Pro 7, one of the most popular collections of XTensions software for QuarkXPress. QX-Tools Pro 7,
scheduled to ship in July 2006, will be compatible with QuarkXPress 7 and will include several new features in
addition to enhancements to existing features.
"QX-Tools users have long relied on our XTensions software to enhance the high-quality feature set of previous
versions of QuarkXPress," said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. "This new version of QX-Tools Pro
7 will continue in that tradition. QuarkXPress users will get tremendous value out of the new features and
enhancements to existing features."
"We are very excited to have the support for QuarkXPress 7 from onOne Software," said Richard Pasewark,
senior vice president of sales and marketing for Quark. "The new technologies and development interface in
QuarkXPress 7 has allowed onOne Software to update its XTensions software in QX-Tools Pro so they
seamlessly integrate with our application to provide users with the quality usability experience that our users
"Whether you are new to QuarkXPress or a long-time user, QX-Tools Pro 7 will make you more efficient and
productive," said Jay Nelson, editor of Design Tools Monthly. "I'm very excited to share my tips and tricks for
QuarkXPress 7 with users within this new collection of XTensions software."
QX-Tools Pro 7 new features
QX-Tools Pro is a collection of XTensions software for users of all skill levels. The new release of QX-Tools Pro
7 will include new features to optimize users' experiences, including an advanced selection tool and a new
WYSIWYG font palette. In addition, there will be a new tips and tricks feature from author Jay Nelson to enhance
customers' experience with the application. For more information, including a list of benefits of each new feature,
visit the onOne Software Web site at www.ononesoftware.com/QXT7.
Pricing and Availability
QuarkXPress 7 is shipping now and is available through Quark resellers and partners worldwide and the Quark
online store. To learn more about the features of QuarkXPress 7 and obtain information about purchasing or
upgrading, visit the Quark Web site at www.quark.com/sales/desktop.
Quark will feature QuarkXPress 7 in upcoming road shows, which are currently touring North America and
Europe and stopping in seven cities on each continent. To learn more about the QuarkXPress 7 road shows in
North America, visit the Quark Web site at www.quark.com/7tour. QX-Tools Pro 7 will be priced at $159.95 for
new users, and upgrades will be available to existing users of any earlier version of QX-Tools Pro for $69.95.
Users who purchase QX-Tools Pro 5 beginning May 30, 2006, will receive the QX-Tools Pro 7 upgrade for free.
Quark - 5/23/2006
QuarkXPress 7 launches worldwide
NEW YORK - May 23, 2006 - Quark Inc. announced today the release and availability of QuarkXPress 7, the n
ewest upgrade to its flagship product, QuarkXPress. Debuting worldwide today, the widely anticipated
QuarkXPress 7 software has already been praised for new and innovative features that promote better design,
faster production, and more efficient collaboration - transforming the business of creative communications.
This powerful upgrade combines new and enhanced design features with multi-channel publishing, collaboration,
and job-driven workflow capabilities to deliver simply faster creative development for print and Web publishing.
Through Composition Zones, Job Jackets, transparency, OpenType, Unicode, and many other new features,
QuarkXPress 7 makes it easier for creative professionals to work together, optimize design, and minimize production
errors. QuarkXPress 7 enables efficient and consistent desktop design, collaboration, and production.
"Our research shows that end-user experience and positive impact on workflow are two of the biggest factors
in making technology investments," according to Mike Maziarka, director at InfoTrends, the leading worldwide
market research and strategic consulting firm for the document solutions industry. "QuarkXPress 7 directly
addresses how to work more efficiently with a product that is world renowned, thereby raising the bar in the
desktop publishing industry, and will be warmly welcomed by new and established customers alike. This robust
product release highlights Quark's commitment to the market and to its customers as Quark continues to
contribute to the evolution of publishing."
"We are thrilled to release QuarkXPress 7," said J ürgen Kurz, Quark senior vice president, desktop products.
"This latest version introduces forward-thinking concepts and capabilities in response to evolving market needs
and customer feedback. Based on the early response we've heard from customers and the critical acclaim
QuarkXPress 7 has received from leaders in the industry, we believe QuarkXPress 7 will revolutionize the way
creative professionals work."
QuarkXPress 7 is shipping now and is available through Quark resellers and partners worldwide as well as the
Quark online store.
To learn more about QuarkXPress 7 and how to purchase or upgrade, please visit www.quark.com/sales/desktop.
QuarkXPress 7 will be featured in upcoming road shows, scheduled to tour North America and Europe stopping in
seven cities on each continent. To learn more about the QuarkXPress 7 road shows in North America, visit
Quark - 4/4/2005
Quark announces limited time promotional pricing for QuarkXPress
DENVER April 4, 2005 In its efforts to reward customers for choosing the most successful design software in
its class, Quark today announced the immediate availability of promotional pricing for QuarkXPress 6.5 full
products and upgrades. The promotional
pricing includes one low upgrade price from any previous version of QuarkXPress. The suggested retail prices
for the promotional period are $199 for upgrades and $699 for full product. The promotional pricing is available
now until June 30, 2005.
Released in November 2004 and available as a free upgrade to users of QuarkXPress 6, QuarkXPress 6.5
offers new features and increased product stability and reliability. Added functionality eases image manipulation,
enhances variable data printing with QuarkXClusive,
and provides support for importing native Photoshop files. Much more than an upgrade, QuarkXPress 6.5 has
been an instant hit with users and the media alike, already winning a number of awards, including a coveted
Macworld Eddy for most improved page layout software, a Macworld UK 4-star rating, and a PC Magazine
Germany Top-Produkt award.
Reviewers at MacUser magazine lauded the improvements: "The quality of the edited images created by
QuarkVista [in QuarkXPress 6.5] is impeccable. Taken together with the new features introduced with
QuarkXPress 6 layers, multiple undo, synchronized text, and so on it’s an utterly compelling upgrade."
And reviewers from Computer Arts Magazine wrote: "[QuarkXClusive] leaves the low-end imposer supplied
with Adobe InDesign CS PageMaker Edition looking pitiful by comparison. Users still stuck with QuarkXPress
4.x and 5.x will be green with envy."
Helping customers make the switch to QuarkXPress 6.5
Instead of having different upgrade pricing that is based on the software version a customer is upgrading,
Quark is offering upgrades to QuarkXPress 6.5 for the same low upgrade price of $199 - regardless of whether
a customer is upgrading from QuarkXPress 3, 4,or 5. This promotional pricing plan could save some
organizations more than $300 for every upgraded license.
For those businesses that are looking to make the switch to QuarkXPress 6.5 or add new licenses, the new
promotional full product pricing means purchasing licenses of QuarkXPress has never been more cost
effective. The suggested retail price for the full product version of QuarkXPress 6.5 during the promotion is
just $699, a savings of more than $346 on the list price of QuarkXPress.