Quark Releases QuarkXPress 7.3 Update

PRESS RELEASE:

DENVER – (quark​.com) – 08-02-2007 Quark Inc. to­day an­nounced avail­abil­i­ty of the QuarkXPress 7.3 up­dater, a main­te­nance re­lease of the industry-leading pro­fes­sion­al de­sign soft­ware. The QuarkXPress 7.3 up­dater pro­vides new lo­cal­ized user in­ter­faces in European Portuguese, Finnish, Croatian, Hungarian, and Russian, in­creas­ing the num­ber of lan­guages sup­port­ed by QuarkXPress 7 to 18. In ad­di­tion, this reg­u­lar­ly sched­uled 90-day main­te­nance re­lease ad­dress­es the most fre­quent­ly re­port­ed is­sues iden­ti­fied by QuarkXPress 7 users. The up­dater is avail­able as a free down­load at www​.quark​.com.

“Quark is pleased to em­pow­er users in Portugal, Finland, Croatia, Hungary, and Russia in their pur­suit of un­matched cre­ativ­i­ty and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty by pro­vid­ing QuarkXPress user in­ter­faces in their na­tive lan­guages,” said Jürgen Kurz, Quark’s se­nior vice pres­i­dent, desk­top busi­ness unit. “Equally im­por­tant, we are com­mit­ted to act­ing prompt­ly on is­sues that mat­ter most to our cus­tomers by de­liv­er­ing free main­te­nance re­leas­es every 90 days. I en­cour­age cus­tomers to down­load the QuarkXPress 7.3 up­dater to be­gin lever­ag­ing the sup­ple­men­tal lan­guage fea­tures and en­hance­ments of the up­dater today.”

In ad­di­tion to the new user in­ter­faces in these five lan­guages, the up­dater in­cludes hy­phen­ation and spelling sup­port for Ukrainian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Latvian, Estonian, Icelandic, and Slovak.

Commitment to cus­tomer feed­back, in­cre­men­tal en­hance­ments The QuarkXPress 7.3 up­dater ad­dress­es the most fre­quent­ly re­port­ed is­sues iden­ti­fied by users since the orig­i­nal re­lease of QuarkXPress 7.

When com­par­ing the QuarkXPress 7.3 up­dater against the Quark 7.2 up­dater re­leased ear­li­er this year, per­for­mance en­hance­ments show:

  • Spell checking–Up to 500 per­cent in­creased per­for­mance in spell check­ing with­in text han­dling for Windows users.
  • Saving projects–Up to 75 per­cent faster op­er­a­tions when sav­ing doc­u­ments on lo­cal and net­work drives
  • Resolution to is­sues when sav­ing to net­work vol­umes or Mac OS Tiger
  • Text handling–Up to 50 per­cent faster per­for­mance through en­hanced nav­i­ga­tion and when typ­ing with­in text-heavy documents
  • Collection for outputï¾—Up to 40 per­cent per­for­mance im­prove­ment when col­lect­ing for output.

The QuarkXPress 7.3 up­dater al­so in­cludes en­hance­ments to multiple-copy out­put and project file size. The new Default PDF Output Styles fea­ture, which re­quires no ad­di­tion­al set up, al­so adds more op­tions for PDF out­put, including:

  • Press – High Quality/High Resolution
  • Print – Medium Quality/Medium Resolution
  • Screen – Medium Quality/Low Resolution
  • Screen Low Quality/Low Resolution
  • PDF/X-1a: 2001
  • PDF/X-3:2002

For a com­plete list of is­sues re­solved in QuarkXPress 7.3, please vis­it http://​www​.quark​.com/​p​r​o​d​u​c​t​s​/​x​p​r​e​s​s​/​7​3​i​s​s​u​e​s​r​e​s​o​l​v​e​d​.​h​tml.

To learn more about QuarkXPress 7 and how to pur­chase or up­grade vis­it the Quark Web site. A ful­ly func­tion­al 30-day eval­u­a­tion ver­sion of QuarkXPress 7 is avail­able for down­load from www​.quark​.com.

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1 Response

  1. Scott F says:

    I re­mem­ber that I re­port­ed this bug with QuarkXPress 4 way back in 1998. I’m stunned to see it is still there in 7.3.

    If a file was ini­tial­ly cre­at­ed in ver­sion 3.3 or ear­li­er, any smooth shape (oval, cir­cle, round-cornered rec­tan­gle) con­vert­ed to a path will be­come a multi-sided poly­gon. Even though the doc­u­ment is saved as ver­sion 7, the con­vert­ed path is not a smooth curve. If I re­peat the op­er­a­tion in a new­ly cre­at­ed file it works fine. This al­so ap­plies to boolean op­er­a­tions like Intersect and Merge.

    I sus­pect there was some pro­tec­tion built in to ear­li­er ver­sions to pre­vent the user from mak­ing an ob­ject us­ing ver­sion 4 then sav­ing as ver­sion 3.x, re­sult­ing in a shape that ver­sion 3.x does not un­der­stand. The prob­lem seems to be that this now un­nec­es­sary code looks at the file cre­ation ver­sion, not the file save version.

    Does it re­al­ly take over nine years for Quark to fix bugs? No won­der they’re in the toilet.

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