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Quark Releases Robust Content Authoring Tool, QuarkCopyDesk

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK (MAGAZINE TECH) -- March 12, 2001 -- Quark Inc. today announced the release of QuarkCopyDesk Special Edition, a stand-alone text processing and editing application designed to meet the needs of professional writers and editors. With all the text-processing features of QuarkXPress, QuarkCopyDesk SE provides users with exact copyfitting information and typographic control, but without the overhead of graphic features. QuarkCopyDesk SE integrates seamlessly with QuarkXPress. Articles created in QuarkCopyDesk SE can be imported into QuarkXPress layouts, with exact hyphenation, justification, and line endings. In addition to standard word-processing features that let users create and edit text, QuarkCopyDesk SE includes unique features intended specifically for writers and editors. Text can be viewed in WYSIWYG, full screen, or galley view, and multiple article components can be managed in a single document. "We've built our own editorial workflow system with QuarkCopyDesk SE as a key component. We have 40 remote independent contractors developing content. With QuarkCopyDesk SE, we'll be able to maintain precise typographical control from start to finish. And the notes feature will diminish the chance of miscommunication," said Bert Bower, executive director at the Teachers' Curriculum Institute. "All of this will save time, which means we'll be able to bring our material to market faster and distinguish ourselves from the competition." Available to developers QuarkCopyDesk SE is available to systems developers, who can now leverage the full suite of Quark technologies to create cutting-edge publishing solutions. "With the release of QuarkCopyDesk SE, we provide a complete set of tools for publishers, and a technology platform for developers to create best-of-breed publishing solutions," said Brett Mueller, product manager. "We have exciting OEM relationships in the pipeline, and plan to work closely with developers who share our commitment to bring standards-based, media-independent publishing solutions to the industry." "We're excited about the opportunity to integrate QuarkCopyDesk SE into our IQue editorial suite. With QuarkCopyDesk SE as a component of NewsEditPro IQue, our customers could gain perfect copyfit between applications," said Victor Cardoso, editorial product manager at Baseview Products Inc. "Sites could send QuarkCopyDesk SE articles to ArchiveIQue, LiveIQue, or wherever they need to go using our handy Transporter application. It's an option we've been wanting to offer our customers for years, and Quark's recent decision to release QuarkCopyDesk SE to developers makes it all possible."