Quark Launches QuarkCopyDesk 7 for Text and Picture Editing

    Latest Release of QuarkCopyDesk Streamlines Content Editing and Works in
Conjunction with QuarkXPress 7, Quark Publishing System 7 and Third Party
Workflow Systems

    DENVER, December 4 /CNW/ - Quark Inc. today announced the launch of
QuarkCopyDesk(R) 7, Quark's text and picture editing software designed for
writers, editors and others who contribute to publishing workflows.
QuarkCopyDesk 7 improves communication throughout the editorial workflow by
providing a simple and intuitive work environment and seamless interaction
with QuarkXPress(R) 7.

    Built completely on the award-winning QuarkXPress 7 code base,
QuarkCopyDesk 7 enables writers and editors see the same graphic-rich pages
that designers see. All attributes, such as colors, article geometry, style
sheets, and hyphenation and justification rules, are maintained so that
formatted files move easily and accurately between the two applications.
QuarkCopyDesk 7 can also exchange text with Microsoft(R) Word, WordPerfect(R),
XPress Tags, HTML and other word processing formats.

    Among the new features incorporated in QuarkCopyDesk 7 are:

    --  Professional Image Manipulation and Picture Effects: Any image format
supported by QuarkXPress, including native Photoshop(R) files, can be imported
to QuarkCopyDesk 7. Pictures can be scaled, cropped, rotated, and flipped.
Adjustments to brightness and contrast, as well as blur, mask, and despeckle
filters can also be applied - all through easy-to-understand controls in the
context-sensitive Measurements.

    --  Split Views: Allows users to split article views horizontally and
vertically to display the content in Galley, Full-screen and WYSIWYG views
simultaneously. Content edited in one view updates the other views

    --  Streamlined Output Process: Output Profiles and Output Profile Groups
allow users to incorporate metadata into the output data stream using an
internal placeholder framework. Output profiles for Print, PDF, and Article
XML can be combined into output profile groups -- allowing output to different
mediums with one mouse click.

    In addition to new functionality, QuarkCopyDesk 7 features XTensions(R)
for Notes, which enables users to place comments directly in the text that
will travel with the article, and Redlining, which lets multiple users review
an article while tracking and highlighting editorial changes. With its proven
and easy-to-use authoring environment, writers, editors, and reviewers using
QuarkCopyDesk 7 know the precise article geometry, so their revised copy
always fits perfectly.

    "QuarkCopyDesk 7 enables a more communicative and streamlined editorial
workflow with features that allow those involved in the process to work
simultaneously, track edits and collaborate with QuarkXPress 7," said Rainer
Heckmann, director of product marketing for Quark. "We have designed it to be
the tool of choice for all editors and writers who manage both text and
picture content in their articles."

    In addition, QuarkCopyDesk 7 works in conjunction with Quark Publishing
System(R) 7 (QPS(R) 7), Quark's workflow management system launched in October
2007. Designed with a new open, standards-based architecture, QPS 7 integrates
seamlessly with existing business systems and complimentary publishing
solutions to simplify the editorial, creative and production processes for
publishers and corporations with demanding workflows.

    For more information about QuarkCopyDesk 7, please visit

    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, the Quark logo, QuarkXPress, QuarkCopyDesk, XTensions, Quark
Publishing System and QPS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quark,
Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other marks
are the property 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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