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Frank on QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign

Published on May 26, 2017

In a frank video, Frank confesses that he still uses QuarkXPress, in a world dominated by Adobe InDesign. He is unapologetic.

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By Chris Bondy on May 26, 2017

Hey Frank -- i like QX too -- but I must say since the heavy demand on cross-media deployment, for me you can't beat CS -- Talk about fast, if you need to design and deploy for print, web, mobile, and social media simultaneously, Adobe CS is very hard to beat, however, i have fond memories of QX too!

Prof. Chris Bondy
RIT School of Media Sciences

 

By robert linsky on May 26, 2017

frank - i too use Quark and have been for many years. i also use Indesign, but for my work designing variable data documents, quark is easier and works better than Indesign.

 

By Jay Nelson on May 26, 2017

Yay, Frank!
People have very different reasons to use InDesign versus QuarkXPress -- your thoughtful and intelligent readers can decide where to invest their time.
If anyone wants step-by-step instructions and explanations of every feature in QuarkXPress, have a look at my book: "QuarkXPress for Dummies" (Wiley). Contrary to the title, it's definitely not for dummies.
http://tinyurl.com/gvfor4m
Cheers!

 

By Matthias Guenther on May 28, 2017

Thank you Frank!

And if you'd like to join a community of 2000+ QuarkXPress users, please join us here!

Matthias
(Quark)

 

By Matthias Guenther on May 28, 2017

Hi Chris,

please give the latest version a spin, as QuarkXPress 2017 can create a lot of cross-media exports needed nowadays:
PDF, ePub (reflow and fixed), Kindle, even native apps and responsive HTML5.

And as you can make PDF editable (or just copy and paste objects from Excel or InDesign), you can even publish an Illustrator, InDesign, CorelDraw or PowerPoint layout as HTML5 and an interactive app.

Thanks
Matthias

 

By Matthias Guenther on May 28, 2017

Are URLs automatically removed from comments or am I still on holidays? ;-)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/quarkxpress/
facebook / groups / quarkxpress/

 

By Luke Duran on May 28, 2017

I've used Quark exclusively since the late 1980s, have never had a reason to switch. I agree, Frank, Quark is now more functional than ever, and additionally, it's fast and familiar to new and old users alike. There is a large vibrant community of Quark users out there, and the company is doing a great job to grow that community and reclaim some market share.

 

By Joe Webb on May 30, 2017

I'm actually shocked you're still not using Quark Xpress 3.3

 

By Allen Filson on May 30, 2017

I really like what Quark has done in the latest releases. I too was a user of Quark version 1, and feel some of the things Quark has introduced lately should help them regain market share. I love the PDF editing. Keep up the great work Quark!!!

 

By David Dillingq on May 30, 2017

Frank, Do you use our (Markzware) ID2Q (InDesign to Quark) converter? Then using QuarkXPress in a mixed DTP environment is no biggie! Cheers, David Dilling of Markzware

 

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