Written by Stephen Bryant
Quark announced May 23 the release of QuarkXPress 7, the first update to its QuarkXPress graphic layout program in two years.
With this release, Quark is attempting to rejoin the desktop publishing battle with Adobe. Quark has been losing mind share to Adobe, of San Jose, Calif., ever since the latter company launched its InDesign software in 1999.
XPress 7 offers several eagerly awaited new features, including composition zones, job jackets, transparency, and support for OpenType and Unicode fonts.
Quark, based in Denver, said it is hoping these new features will “transform the business of creative communications” by helping creative professionals work more efficiently.