Quark Releases QuarkXPress 7.3 Update


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.html.

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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