QuarkXPress 7.2 Now Available

Quark announces today that QuarkXPress 7.2, the latest update to QuarkXPress 7 is now available at as a free download to all existing QuarkXPress 7 customers.

"We are thrilled at the enthusiastic reception QuarkXPress 7 has received from the industry and customers alike, and we want to build on this momentum by providing customers with incremental enhancements", said J?rgen Kurz, senior vice president of Quark's Desktop Business Unit. "The QuarkXPress 7.2 updater provides performance improvements and addresses customer input. This important update also aligns support for recent announcements, including Windows Vista and Quark XPert Tools Pro (the most popular suite of QuarkXPress XTensions), and new language support with user interfaces in five additional languages Czech, Greek, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Turkish. It gives me great pleasure to announce this valuable update for QuarkXPress 7, and an even greater pleasure to say that it is available to existing QuarkXPress 7 customers for free."

Also included in the update are usability enhancements to Job Jackets, a unique workflow feature that provides quality control and facilitates collaboration for anyone involved in a creative job. "The Job Jackets feature is an incredibly powerful tool that makes error-free workflows possible", Kurz said. "We've made enhancements to Job Jackets based on early adopter feedback that significantly improve overall usability."

Highlights of QuarkXPress 7.2 include improvements in the following areas:
- Job Jackets: Basic user interface modifications enable users to create new rules directly from a layout evaluation dialog box, create and edit output specifications directly from the Output job dialog box, and create new layout specifications directly from the layout menu.
- Flattening: Users can specify resolutions for different types of objects, specifically vector graphics, drop shadows, and blends.
- Color Management Module (CMM): QuarkXPress 7.2 supports Kodak's new CMM that adds Black Point Compensation. QuarkXPress 7 continues to support different CMMs that offer users a robust set of choices and cross-platform compatibility.

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