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Quark Interactive Designer wins Macworld 'Best of Show' award at MacExpo 2006

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DENVER - November 14, 2006 - Talk about impressive; it was the toast of the town. The buzz was about Quark Interactive Designer, the innovative new product that enables creative professionals to leverage their skills to create rich, interactive content using QuarkXPress 7. Quark Interactive Designer was awarded "Best of Show" by the Macworld senior editors at the MacExpo trade show in London. "We are thrilled to be acknowledged by such a prestigious publication as Macworld," said J¸rgen Kurz, Quark senior vice president of desktop products. "This award recognizes the potential of this truly ground-breaking product, and it also highlights Quark's role as an innovator in the design software industry. "This latest development is no exception. Quark Interactive Designer is a powerful but easy-to-use product that will provide a whole new generation of designers with Flash skills," Kurz said. Macworld UK editor Mark Hattersley wrote: "Quark Interactive Designer is a fantastically innovative product that will bring Flash design to the masses unwilling or unable to write ActionScript code." Quark Interactive Designer was launched on the opening day of the show during an exclusive keynote presentation by Kurz to Quark customers and partners. Quark Interactive Designer puts added power in the hands of designers by allowing them to design precise and compelling Flash layouts for the Web without needing to know complicated code. That means creative professionals can utilize dedicated features for interactive buttons, animations, movies, and dozens of predefined actions for transitioning pages, playing sounds, sliding objects, and creating interactive menus. To qualify for "Best of Show" status, products must make their public debut at MacExpo or be recently introduced and generating excitement on the show floor. Only 10 winning products were given this prestigious award by Macworld. Availability and price Quark Interactive Designer requires QuarkXPress 7.02 or later and is available for Windows XP and as a Universal application for Mac OS. Quark Interactive Designer is attractively priced at $199 with a special introductory offer of $99 until April 1, 2007. Locate your nearest Quark Authorised Reseller at www.quark.com/resellers or purchase it directly from the QuarkStore on the Quark Web site at store.quark.com/QuarkStore/. Educational purchasers of QuarkXPress 7 will receive a copy of Quark Interactive Designer at no charge. If you are an educational customer of QuarkXPress 7, visit the Quark Web site at www.quark.com/education for more information.