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Quark Previews QuarkXPress 2016

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Special Pre-Launch Offer: Buy QuarkXPress 2015 Now and Get QuarkXPress 2016 For Free PLUS Pre-order an Upgrade from QuarkXPress 2015 to QuarkXPress 2016 for Half the Price

DENVER, CO - Today Quark Software Inc. unveiled QuarkXPress 2016, the next major version of Quark’s award-winning design and layout tool for print and digital publishing. Coming in the second quarter of this year, QuarkXPress 2016 is built on outstanding performance and stability introduced with QuarkXPress 2015.

New Wish List Features Delivered
Designers around the world asked for even more features to take QuarkXPress to the next level and QuarkXPress 2016 delivers. Feature highlights include:

- Convert PDF, Illustrator and EPS Files to Native QuarkXPress Objects
- Paste as Native Objects from Illustrator and Microsoft Office
- Create and Export HTML5 Publications
- Multi-Gradient Color Blends
- Support for OpenType Stylistic Sets
- Color Picker (Eyedropper tool)
- Touchpad Support for Pinch and Zoom (Mac only)
- Search and Replace Non-breaking Spaces and Characters
- Additional Dynamic Guides for Textbox Columns
- Fit Textbox to Text
- Streamlined and Efficient UI Now also on Windows
- Option to Make Measurement Palette 50% Larger
- Option to Line Wrap Content Variables
- Support for ICCv4 Profiles
- And More

Convert PDF, Illustrator and EPS Files to Native QuarkXPress Objects
QuarkXPress is the first layout application to import PDF, Illustrator and EPS files and convert them to native? objects, so designers can say goodbye to time-consuming projects like rebuilding logos and reconstructing PDF and EPS files. The new conversion functionality includes fully-editable Bezier versions of vector graphics, real text and automatically extracted colors and fonts.

Copy and Paste Objects from Illustrator, PowerPoint and Others to QuarkXPress
This new features allows designers to simply copy items from other applications such as PowerPoint, Illustrator or even InDesign and paste them into a QuarkXPress layout as Native QuarkXPress Objects?, allowing for easy completion and reuse.

Create and Export HTML5 Publications
Building on the popularity of reflowable and fixed layout eBooks and stunning interactive apps from App Studio, QuarkXPress 2016 adds another digital output format. HTML5 Publications can be created from scratch or from existing print layouts without any additional software and no additional digital publishing costs.‡ Once created, HTML5 Publications can be previewed locally and uploaded to a user’s own website. HTML5 Publications displays pixel-perfect layouts on all modern desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers, providing an easy and effective online experience.

A highlight is how typographic features are exported natively in HTML5. There is no longer the need to set “Convert to Graphic” for text that contains runarounds, justified and hyphenated text, vertically justified text, text indents, text color opacity, text aligned with baselines, custom kerning and tracking, tabs and tab stops, etc. The new digital layout space offers near-WYSIWYG fixed layouts and typographic control for digital publishing.

And more, with HTML5 Publications it’s possible to go beyond static print layouts to add interactive enrichments such as scrollable areas, slide shows, and animations. It is quite possibly the easiest way to share magazines, newspapers, comics, reports, ads and more.

Multi-Color Gradients
With the new Multi-Color Gradients designers have full flexibility when designing color blends. Users are able to create as many color stops as they wish using sliders or numeric settings, and can opt for the full radial setting or set the aspect ratio. Unlike other layout software, users can even set different opacity levels for each color stop.

Support for OpenType Stylistic Sets
With modern digital fonts, users can now group related alternative characters into OpenType Stylistic Sets, which may be switched on together. Stylistic Sets give users the ability to quickly apply these sets with one click. For example, Vollkorn, a free body typeface by Friedrich Althausen, provides two stylistic sets that users can easily switch between. One is a more standard “old-style” set for body text and another “plainer” stylistic set is better suited for headlines while preserving the look of the whole body text.

XTensions Interface Consistency
As the plug-in interface is the same between QuarkXPress 2016 and QuarkXPress 2015, XTensions, plugins to QuarkXPress, will work in the new version uninterrupted (provided the XTension does not conflict with any of the new functionality). This is a benefit to users who have already invested in XTensions for QuarkXPress 2015.

* 2015 online poll
? Restrictions apply
‡ Own Webserver/Domain is required

Special Pre-launch Offer #1: Buy QuarkXPress 2015 Now, Get QuarkXPress 2016 Free
Customers who purchase a new full license of QuarkXPress 2015 or upgrade from ANY previous version to QuarkXPress 2015 will receive an upgrade to QuarkXPress 2016 absolutely free of charge when it arrives in the second quarter of 2016.

Special Pre-launch Offer #2: Pre-Order QuarkXPress 2016 for Half Off
For current QuarkXPress 2015 users, in recognition of their continued commitment, Quark is offering a reduced upgrade price of $179 on QuarkXPress 2016 upgrades.

Both offers apply to valid products purchased between Feb 16, 2016 and the official release of QuarkXPress 2016 in Q2/2016.

Learn more about what’s new in QuarkXPress 2016, read about the offer details, and make purchases here: www.quark.com/2016.

 

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