Quark Releases QuarkXPress 7 Update

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Quark Inc. announced today the release of QuarkXPress 7.02, the latest update to QuarkXPress 7, which includes the highest level of flexibility and reliability for QuarkXPress software users. The release will provide new, up-to-date functionality, including license-transfer features and typographic support for new languages as well as resolution of the most important issues reported by customers since the product shipped.

The new features of QuarkXPress 7.02 will provide Quark customers around the world with the power and capability to easily upgrade to the latest version of QuarkXPress. In addition, this update adds typographic support to QuarkXPress Passport for a number of new languages.

License Transfer functionality
The new License Transfer functionality allows customers to deactivate and activate the software without relying on external resources, making it easier and more accessible for customers to transfer their licenses without calling Quark Technical Support. This new functionality will make the transition particularly easy for Mac users who upgrade their Macs to take advantage of the performance increase offered by the Universal version of QuarkXPress 7.

In addition, the new license agreement allows customers to run previous versions of QuarkXPress in parallel to QuarkXPress 7 on the same machine. Customers can maintain existing workflows created in previous versions of QuarkXPress and adapt to the latest release of QuarkXPress in a step-by-step process without any risks.

New languages
By adding a new type-rendering engine to QuarkXPress 7 and including Unicode and OpenType, QuarkXPress has moved to the next level in typographic versatility. The QuarkXPress 7.02 update introduces hyphenation and spell-check capabilities for various languages (Polish, Greek, Croatian, Finnish, Portuguese European, Portuguese Brazilian, Russian, Turkish, Catalan, and Slovak) and hyphenation support for Hungarian.

The new language features have been developed and implemented in close collaboration with Quark longtime partner Dieckmann GmbH, a well-known and respected industry provider of typographic resources.

One Quark customer claimed that "The new QuarkXPress 7 is undeniably a great tool that offers unlimited creative freedom to customers around the world," said Marek Coufal, director of sales at Quentin. "We really appreciate that Quark is working to bring complete and easy-to-use solutions to European customers. It is evident that Quark listened to customer requests, understands user needs, and has fulfilled them in this implementation. We are looking forward to the future and other exciting improvements that QuarkXPress will offer Czech and Slovak designers, as well as all European QuarkXPress users."

Top issues resolved
As part of Quark's commitment to deliver its customers the most reliable page layout software, Quark will deliver regular maintenance releases of QuarkXPress 7 during its lifecycle. QuarkXPress 7.02 is the first such maintenance release featuring resolution of the most important issues reported to Quark since the product shipped.

"Quark is constantly seeking to improve our software," said Jürgen Kurz, Quark senior vice president of Desktop Publishing Products. "We are committed to providing our customers with the utmost quality and up-to-date features."

A full list of issues resolved can be found at http://www.quark.com/products/xpress/702issuesresolved.html

To learn more about QuarkXPress 7 and how to purchase or upgrade, visit the Quark Web site at www.quark.com/sales/desktop.

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.

Availability
These new resources are included in the QuarkXPress 7.02 update and provided free of charge to all QuarkXPress Passport users.

QuarkXPress 7.02 is a free update for existing QuarkXPress 7 and QuarkXPress Passport 7 users and is available to download. In the US at:http://www.quark.com/products/xpress/702update.html

In Europe at:
UK: http://euro.quark.com/en/products/xpress/702update.html
FR: http://euro.quark.com/fr/products/xpress/702update.html
DE: http://euro.quark.com/de/products/xpress/702update.html

The update can also be requested on CD by visiting 702@quark.com (US/Americas) and 702eu@quark.com (Europe) All others can contact their full-service distributor.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is an innovative software company providing design, production, and collaboration solutions that are transforming the business of creative communications. Quark has provided award-winning software for professional publishers since its flagship product, QuarkXPress, changed the course of traditional publishing. Founded in 1981, Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

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