Quark Announces Availability of Free QuarkXPress 7.3 Updater; Extends Support to Five Additional Languages

    Maintenance Release Demonstrates Commitment to Addressing User-Reported

    DENVER, August 2 /CNW/ - 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

    "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
Jurgen 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

    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 output--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 and

    --  PDF/X-3:2002

    For a complete list of issues resolved in QuarkXPress 7.3, please visit

    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.

    About Quark

    Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is an innovative software company providing
design, production, and collaboration solutions that are transforming the
business of creative communications. Quark has provided award-winning software
for professional publishers since its flagship product, QuarkXPress, changed
the course of traditional publishing. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately

    Quark and Quark related marks are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
of Quark Inc. and all applicable affiliated companies, Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm.
Off. and in many other countries. All other marks are the properties of their
respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: Quark Inc. MacLean Guthrie, 303-894-3371
mguthrie@quark.com or Sarah Rector, 303-894-3753 srector@quark.com

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