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Quark Launches QuarkCopyDesk 7 for Text and Picture Editing

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Denver - December 4, 2007 - Quark Inc. today announced the launch of QuarkCopyDesk  7, Quark's text and picture editing software designed for writers, editors and others who contribute to publishing workflows. QuarkCopyDesk 7 improves communication throughout the editorial workflow by providing a simple and intuitive work environment and seamless interaction with QuarkXPress 7.
Built completely on the award-winning QuarkXPress 7 code base, QuarkCopyDesk 7 enables writers and editors to see the same graphic-rich pages that designers see. All attributes, such as colors, article geometry, style sheets, and hyphenation and justification rules, are maintained so that formatted files move easily and accurately between the two applications. QuarkCopyDesk 7 can also exchange text with Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, XPress Tags, HTML and other word processing formats.
Among the new features incorporated in QuarkCopyDesk 7 are:
- Professional Image Manipulation and Picture Effects: Any image format supported by QuarkXPress, including native Photoshop files, can be imported to QuarkCopyDesk 7. Pictures can be scaled, cropped, rotated, and flipped. Adjustments to brightness and contrast, as well as blur, mask, and despeckle filters can also be applied - all through easy-to-understand controls in the context-sensitive Measurements.- Split Views: Allows users to split article views horizontally and vertically to display the content in Galley, Full-screen and WYSIWYG views simultaneously. Content edited in one view updates the other views automatically.
- Streamlined Output Process: Output Profiles and Output Profile Groups allow users to incorporate metadata into the output data stream using an internal placeholder framework. Output profiles for Print, PDF, and Article XML can be combined into output profile groups - allowing output to different mediums with one mouse click.
In addition to new functionality, QuarkCopyDesk 7 features XTensions for Notes, which enables users to place comments directly in the text that will travel with the article, and Redlining, which lets multiple users review an article while tracking and highlighting editorial changes. With its proven and easy-to-use authoring environment, writers, editors, and reviewers using QuarkCopyDesk 7 know the precise article geometry, so their revised copy always fits perfectly.
"QuarkCopyDesk 7 enables a more communicative and streamlined editorial workflow with features that allow those involved in the process to work simultaneously, track edits and collaborate with QuarkXPress 7," said Rainer Heckmann, director of product marketing for Quark. "We have designed it to be the tool of choice for all editors and writers who manage both text and picture content in their articles."
In addition, QuarkCopyDesk 7 works in conjunction with Quark Publishing System 7 (QPS 7), Quark's workflow management system launched in October 2007. Designed with a new open, standards-based architecture, QPS 7 integrates seamlessly with existing business systems and complimentary publishing solutions to simplify the editorial, creative and production processes for publishers and corporations with demanding workflows.
For more information about QuarkCopyDesk 7, please visit http://www.quark.com/products/copydesk/.