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Date Added:Oct. 17, 2016
Price:Free to try; $849.00 to buy
File Size:Not available
Downloads Last Week:11
Product ranking:#13 in Desktop Publishing Software
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Import native objects into editable elements within the layout. This is a game-changer! Owning the license, with no subscription is a big plus, too.
Some key commands are different from previous versions, but this can be fixed with remapping.
For those of you who jumped ship a while ago, you're missing out. QuarkXPress has roared back with a blazing fast, responsive and powerful layout tool that makes print layouts and HTML publishing a breeze.
QuarkXPress 2016 is a major upgrade which brings native conversion of graphics from the clipboard or PDF that actually works with badly behaved sources such as Excel charts - a trick that neither Illustrator nor InDesign can pull off. Additionally, it gives you HTML5 app publishing at no extra cost, which can be achieved in just a few clicks or taken a long way with deep interactivity. It runs faster than InDesign, as QuarkXPress always has, and is typically more stable. This version has crowdsourced its wish list, and gives power users what they most frequently asked for. It is also buy to own. Strong and responsive support via the Facebook group means problems are often solved the same day they are posted.
Initial cost of acquisition is high, but there is no monthly subscription. You can upgrade for half price from any version, including version 1, so most designers should have something to go on. Student version is ridiculously cheap, Not for profit version also very reasonably priced.
Everyone who has been burned by Adobe's introduction of subscription-based software should take a look at this. Once you have started using the native conversion, you will wonder how you ever lived without it.
Again, I'm no expert, and I don't use a lot of the more complicated features of this program, but for what I do use to create fliers, emails and other documents, it is across the board really smooth, nice to work with and with a great new interface!
There is a learning curve, since a lot of the tools are now in different places...
I use ID and QXP but given the preference it's straight to QXP I turn.
For books and publications QXP is so much fater than ID that it saves me literally hours. Also, Quark do not keep changing the way things work as Adobe has a nasty habit of doing and QXP's menus are a delight to use compared with Adobe's messy interface.
None really, they have been ironed out. One tiny moan is that the book pallet is still stuck in System 7 along with the printer driver and extension pallets
The new kids on the block are fiercely loyal to ID but they should open their eyes and minds and see how a page layout application should look and work.
Since version 8 quark gained up to indesign at last. The 9.2 version (rated here) runs absolutely reliable and there are many added features.
The old strength of quark lost after computers stone age (version 3.xx) returned. Handling is quite intuitive and all my layout imaginations are simply realisable.
I don't know cons - nearly perfect
All Adobe believers: It's all right, but I am using Quark!
Have yet to find some that Indesign not already has since several version steps. At least it tries to compete, but miserably fails.
Still too much to mention. Read my summary below for more.
Same piece of crap as it always was. Where are the new features, yet really, that justify a new full version step?
Bugs are still there. Plenties. I can't quit Quark 9 without crashing it. Menus and dialog boxes show a weird mixture of English and German.
And I still can't zoom in more than 800%. Come on. Get a life. Is it really so hard to implement? Indesign CS5 weighs in at 4000%.
And the pricing? Still ridiculous for what you get for your money.
No thanks. Avoid at all cost.
They announced v. 9, but you can't buy or upgrade to it yet. Seems you can re-purchase v. 8, and get v. 9 for "free." But you can't upgrade yet.
2) There's a "test drive" to download, but I've been trying for hours, and I only get error messages.
They announced v. 9, but there is no reasonable way to actually try it yet. Oh well.
Updated on Apr 6, 2011
Updated on Apr 6, 2011Process:QuarkXPress  9/QuarkXPress.app/Contents/MacOS/QuarkXPress Identifier: com.quark.QuarkXPress Version: 188.8.131.52
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd 
OS Version: OS X 10.6.7
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000085af28ea
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x00659392 XF::XFontUtilMac::SwapResourceFOND(FamRec*, unsigned char, unsigned long) + 756
1 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x0065aa73 XF::XFontUtilMac::SetLastFONDResourceAndFileFormat(long) + 287
2 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x0065abc2 XF::XFontUtilMac::CheckFONDResourceAndFontFileFormat(long, unsigned long&) + 24
3 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x0067f959 XF::XFontManagerMacImp::ResetFonts() + 163
4 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x006801c0 XF::XFontManagerMacImp::Init() + 18
5 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x00af11d2 QFontManager::InitializeQFontMgr() +32
6 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x00810f52 InitQFontManager...
used to be good a long time ago
crashes in 10.6.5 due to conflicts with apple font manager
waiting for update patch so it stops crashing in 10.6.5 on 12 core intel machines
its not very fast or user friendleyits not very fast or user friendley
its not very fast or user friendleygg
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
We struggled to get the download for this update, because the Quark website kept on sending us in circles. However, Quark support were very good and got it on FTP for us. Once installed, it has cured our crashing problem.
I have now been using Quark for 14 years, from version 3.32. I've also used Pagemaker, Ventura Publisher, Indesign, and some budget applications such as PagePlus.
I felt Quark lost the plot with version 5. Version 6 was better, and 7 was better than that. It's only version 8, in combination with today's hardware, that has given me the old 'quick Quark' feel that I had under version 4 for System 8. By comparison, Indesign feels very sluggish, and, now that Adobe have boosted their upgrade prices, I'm not longer seeing benefits in keeping CS3 updated.
Quark suffers from dreadful documentation Ã¢?? like most modern software, there is no book, just online help Ã¢?? and from a few unintuitive controls. On the other hand, the speed, including speed of refresh, makes it a winner for time-critical work. We haven't got into the advanced shared composition features, and may never do so Ã¢?? the job of design and publishing hasn't changed a great deal, and features we never missed are not necessarily welcome.
Quark is not really a winning application for multimedia or web authoring. You can do much more with Flash in Apple's KeyNote, if working with Flash itself is too arduous. Virtually any HTML editing platform beats it for web-pages, though it is possible to mock them up in Quark and then finish them in Dreamweaver. On the other hand, the extra features don't interfere with the core features.
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|Publisher web site||http://labs.quark.com|
|Release Date||October 17, 2016|
|Date Added||October 17, 2016|
|Category||Graphic Design Software|
|Subcategory||Desktop Publishing Software|
|Operating Systems||Mac OS X 10.10/10.8/10.9|
|File Size||Not Available|
|File Name||External File|
|Downloads Last Week||11|
|License Model||Free to try|