Quark Announces Availability of Free QuarkXPress 7.3 Updater

Quark has announced availability of the QuarkXPress 7.3 updater, a maintenance release of the 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'swebsite.

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.

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;
- PDF/X-3:2002.

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