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Quark alters licensing for previous versions

Monday, November 13, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

DENVER -- Yes, it's true. Your license for QuarkXPress 6 is alive and well when upgrading to QuarkXPress 7. Quark Inc. has announced today that customers who upgrade to QuarkXPress 7 will automatically be able to use QuarkXPress 6 on the same machine. "Quite simply," Richard Pasewark, Quark senior vice president of sales (Americas) and marketing, said, "this is in response to customer feedback and is another example of how Quark has fundamentally changed its approach to doing business in the last two years. Customers are thrilled with QuarkXPress 7 and based on user feedback this policy change will help streamline and fast-track the upgrade plans for many customers." Customers planning to upgrade to QuarkXPress 7 can now do so while testing their workflows at a pace that meets their unique needs while using previous versions of the software to support production and client requirements. The news is in addition to a long list of customer-friendly changes at Quark during the last few years including: - Free English-speaking technical support - The ability to deactivate and re-activate or transfer a license of QuarkXPress 7 from one computer to another without the help of technical support - The ability to install QuarkXPress at home and at work - Lower pricing overall and significantly lower pricing for educational users - Wide availability of QuarkXPress upgrades through authorized commercial and educational resellers - Strategic partnership with Apple including QuarkXPress 7 being offered as the first Universal design and publishing application on the new Intel-based Macs Users must have a license from Quark to run a previous version of QuarkXPress, which must be installed on the same computer as the QuarkXPress 7 upgrade. Previous versions of QuarkXPress cannot be transferred to another user. Users upgrading from versions 4 and 5 to QuarkXPress 7 can continue to run those versions of the software, although technical support is only offered on QuarkXPress 6 and later. The latest QuarkXPress 7 end user license agreement can be found at http://euro.quark.com/en/eula/.




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