| Free update of QuarkXPress 8
Quark Inc. has announced the release of the QuarkXPress® 8.02 update, available immediately to existing customers for download and as a free 60-day Test Drive. The release improves the installation experience, adds user interface localisation for five
additional languages, and builds on the rock-solid performance and reliability that customers are already experiencing with QuarkXPress 8 by addressing the most important issues reported by customers. In addition, this release adds support for the latest updates from Pantone Inc., PANTONE® Goe colour libraries.
"We are thrilled at the positive reception QuarkXPress 8 has received from
the industry, customers, and media since its launch last year," said Terry
Welty, Quark senior vice president of corporate marketing. "We have been in
close contact with our QuarkXPress 8 users, and this release addresses some
of the key issues we've heard from them and also simplifies the process of
installing the application, especially in large workgroups. In addition to
the existing 12 user interface languages supported in QuarkXPress 8, we are
delighted to offer native user interfaces to Danish, Norwegian, Czech,
Portuguese, and Finnish speaking customers."
Success of QuarkXPress 8
QuarkXPress 8, launched last May, delivers superior design power through a
new, intuitive interface developed purposefully for the creation of high-end
page layout; print, Web, and designer-friendly Flash® authoring tools;
design-driven typography; and global publishing capabilities. Customers from
across the globe are in unanimous agreement that this upgrade has been one
of the most significant ever - and one that enhanced their productivity from
the day they adopted it.
Up-to-date PANTONE colour library support
Quark continues to offer its customers easy, built-in access to the most
up-to-date colour systems by adding support for the latest colours from
Pantone (PANTONE Goe Bridge coated).
"As a longstanding key partner, Quark was one of the first companies to
endorse the PANTONE Goe System as the future of colour specification and
control," said Andy Hatkoff, vice president of OEM and technology licensing
for Pantone. "Including support for PANTONE Goe and PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® Libraries in QuarkXPress 8 empowers creative professional with all the
essential PANTONE colours they need for graphic design and publishing."
QuarkXPress 8.02 introduces 'silent-install' features that allow users to
more easily install the software over a network. In addition, the activation
process has been streamlined and includes the ability for users to switch
from their 60-day Test Drive version to a full version of the software
without installing QuarkXPress again.
Pricing and availability
Existing QuarkXPress 8 users can download a free update to QuarkXPress 8.02
from the Quark Web site at http://8.quark.com/downloads/login.aspx .
QuarkXPress 8 is available directly from Quark and through Quark Authorised®
Resellers. An upgrade to QuarkXPress 8 is £279 (ex VAT) and full product can be purchased for £779 (ex VAT). To purchase, visit the Quark Store at http://euro.quark.com/en/sales/desktop/resellers.cfml , or
find your nearest authorised Quark reseller at
60-Day Test Drive
In addition to being available for purchase, a free, fully functional 60-day
Test Drive version is available for download from 8.quark.com/en/evaluation.html. To learn more about QuarkXPress 8 please visit http://8.quark.com/en .
For a complete list of issues resolved in QuarkXPress 8, please visit the
Quark Web site at