QuarkXPress 7 released

Quark Inc. announced today the release and availability of QuarkXPress 7, the newest upgrade to its flagship product, QuarkXPress. Debuting worldwide today, the 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 upgrade combines new and enhanced design features with multi-channel publishing, collaboration, and job-driven workflow capabilities to deliver 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 Jürgen Kurz, Quark senior vice president, desktop products, in the press release. “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.

More information about QuarkXPress 7: http://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 http://www.quark.com/7tour

“Although the company had begun testing a native version for Intel Macs earlier this year, the current shipping version runs under the Rosetta emulations environment–with a Universal Binary patch expected later this year,” MacNN reports. Full report here.

[UPDATE: 10:31am EDT: Updated Universal Binary information with link to MacNN report.]

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Quark CEO Ebrahimi apologizes for ‘being late’ with QuarkXpress for Mac OS X – June 11, 2003
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33 Comments

  1. too little, too late.

    InDesign is what I have been using for the past 3+ years.

    Quark I really did like quark, but that was 10 years ago – their technology hasn’t gotten beeter with the times.

  2. Well no, there was PageMaker, but Quark was the clear winner in that fight. Unfortunately, their software didn’t evolve. Quark 6.5 looks, acts, and behaves the same as Quark 4 did. It also still feels clunky and slow. It will never compete with InDesign like that.

  3. you know something is really wrong when Quark releases native software (UB) for OSX before Adobe does. Damn do I wish that there would be more competition to Photoshop and Illustrator. LivePicture – gone, Freehand – gone. And now we’re left with one dinosaur with no more fresh ideas and shite lame excuses. What a great future.

  4. Quark 7 sucks – very slow on my iMac core duo, and it is supposed to be a UB. InDesign is way better. Shame, I used QXP 3.11 for many years. It was the best at the time. Times have changed.

  5. quark is the microsuck of the professional prepress software industry.

    their customer support has always been ass-tastic, and they gouged the hell out of their products over the years, when they knew they were the only game in town.

    they can go fall off of a cliff for all i care, because their software and company sucks…

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