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QuarkXPress 6.5 wins 2004 Macworld Editor's Choice (Eddy) Award

Desktop innovations earn the award for Most Improved Page-Layout Software

DENVER - 1/11/2005 -

Quark today proudly announced that QuarkXPress 6.5, the latest version of its desktop publishing software for the Macintosh and Windows platforms, has won the award for Most Improved Page-Layout Program in the Macworld magazine Editors' Choice (Eddy) Awards.

"We are very pleased to get this level of recognition from such a flagship publication as Macworld,"" said Kamar Aulakh, Quark president and CEO. ""It acknowledges the hard work of our employees and validates the new spirit of Quark. New features such as image editing and native Photoshop file import add value to the product and provide a real benefit for our customers."

Describing the update on www.macworld.com, Terri Stone of Macworld wrote: "This upgrade is free to registered users of version 6, and it's no minor bug fix."

QuarkXPress 6.5 is a landmark update in offering high-level added functionality mid-release. In addition to the QuarkVista image editing and native Adobe Photoshop image (.psd) import capabilities, the release includes access to a font package from Linotype for a special price and Citrix server support for easier IT management.

To learn more about QuarkXPress 6.5, go to the Quark Web site at: www.quark.com/products/xpress/65update.html. To learn more about the Eddy awards, go to the Macworld Web site at: www.macworld.com/2004/12/features/eddy2004pt3/index.php.

About Macworld Magazine

Macworld www.macworld.com the most widely read Macintosh magazine, has won a myriad of editorial and design awards over the years, including seven in 2002 from The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

About Quark

Quark, Inc. www.quark.com is a leading developer of tools and technologies for desktop, workgroup, and enterprise publishing. Quark has been providing award-winning software for professional publishers since its flagship product, QuarkXPress, changed the course of traditional publishing. Today, QuarkXPress is used by more than three million customers around the world, and Quark is developing the next generation of tools to help publishers create and manage content flexibly so it can be delivered anywhere at low cost. Founded in 1981, Denver-based Quark, Inc. is privately held.


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