|QuarkXPress 8 Now Available
|QuarkXPress 8 Now Available
Quark announced that QuarkXPress® 8, the next major release of the industry standard page-layout and design software, is now available to purchase directly from Quark and through Quark Authorised Resellers worldwide.
QuarkXPress 8 delivers superior design power through a new, intuitive
interface developed purposefully for the creation of high-end page layout
and includes new features such as built-in print, Web and Flash® authouring
tools, advanced typography control, and global publishing capabilities.
QuarkXPress 8 also offers users an enhanced design experience so they can
work faster and smarter by quickly and easily accessing the tools they need.
The new, intuitive interface delivers updates that allow for more design
with fewer clicks. For example:
- Flash and Web Authouring Tools: Without any programming skills, designers
and creative professionals can share print content on the Web and in Flash
format without purchasing multiple applications or learning code.
- Picture Content Tool: Allows users to grab, rotate, and scale images in
real-time without typing in numbers or switching from tool to tool.
- Item Tool and Text Content Tool: Smart behaviour within these tools allows
for less switching between tools, even for rotation and managing multiple
- New Bézier Pen Tools: Draw illustrations directly in QuarkXPress 8 with
the redefined Bézier Pen tool.
- Workspace Enhancements: Include new buttons for instant access to master
pages and exporting to PDF, EPS, SWF, and HTML - plus new split-view
buttons, enhanced contextual menus, and customisable active pasteboards.
- Measurements Palette: Further enhanced to make even more functions easily
accessible, including new clickable controls for on-the-fly drop-shadow
- Drag-and-Drop: Drag text and pictures from the desktop, Adobe® Bridge,
iPhoto®, or any other application that supports drag and drop.
Alternatively, drag content from QuarkXPress to Photoshop®, Illustrator®,
Microsoft® Word, and other applications for direct editing.
"We are excited to announce the broad availability of QuarkXPress 8. This
new version of our flagship product raises the bar once again for
page-layout and design," said Terry Welty, Senior Vice President of
corporate marketing for Quark. "QuarkXPress 8 offers users advanced features
and functionality and increased productivity while maintaining familiarity
for long-time users. I encourage everyone to try QuarkXPress 8 with our
60-Day Test Drive Version", as in addition to being available for purchase, Quark is also now offering a free, fully functional, 60-day Test Drive version to users who are
interested in experiencing QuarkXPress' new user interface, improved
typographical control, built-in Flash functionality and much more. The
60-day Test Drive can be downloaded from 8.quark.com/en/evaluation.html.
Xperience Design Global Tour
The Xperience Design Global Tour is now underway and, in total, will span 30
countries including the UnitedKingdom. Please visit euro.quark.com/en/about/events/QuarkXPress8/ to find out more.
QuarkXPress 8 is now available for purchase directly from Quark and through
Quark Authorised Resellers. An upgrade to QuarkXPress 8 from any previous
version is £279 and full product can be purchased for £779. To purchase,
visit the Quark Store www.quark.com/sales/estore.html or find your
nearest authorised Quark reseller at