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Quark Releases QuarkXPress 7 Update

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.”

Posted by Corey Barker

Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards in illustration, graphic design and photography. Using Photoshop since version 2, his expertise and creativity have evolved exponentially with every new version, which makes Corey an invaluable addition to the KelbyOne team.

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