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Quark Offers Free 60-Day QuarkXPress 8 Test Drive

60-Day Evaluation Period Allows Users to Xperience Design with QuarkXPress 8's New, Intuitive User Interface, Improved Typographical Control, and Built-In Flash Functionality

DENVER - 7/31/2008 -

Today Quark announced the availability of a free 60-day, fully-functional download of QuarkXPress® 8, the new version of the industry standard software that raises the bar for page-layout and design.

In addition to a new user interface that allows designers and creative professionals to work faster with fewer clicks, QuarkXPress offers users more typographic control, built-in Flash® and Web authoring tools, and a single global file format that supports advanced eastern and western typography for more than 30 languages.

Customers who download the free 60-Day Test Drive version can also look forward to:

- Native Illustrator® file import and new illustration tools
- Common Illustrator and Photoshop® keyboard controls
- Easy page layout with drag and drop functionality
- Items Styles and Item Find/Change
- Output styles suited for PDF workflows, including PDF/X and PDF/X PLUS
- New International publishing features
- Enhancements to everyday features

For a complete list of what’s new in QuarkXPress 8 visit http://8.quark.com/en/.

According to a new independent report by Pfeiffer Consulting, all of these changes add up to significant productivity benefits for users. Andreas Pfeiffer, of Pfeiffer Consulting, conducted benchmark analysis of QuarkXPress 8 and found that it is almost three times faster than QuarkXPress 6.5 and QuarkXPress 7. "The big benefit of QuarkXPress 8 is that it manages to make very commonly used operations more efficient and more productive without attaching a big learning curve. For example, the new picture management tool is designed in such a way that now it lets you do everything including rotating the image, rotating the box, cropping the image, resizing, and scaling, in one go without ever having to go to a menu."

To experience the new user interface, productivity gains and more, visit http://8.quark.com/en/evaluation.html to download the free QuarkXPress 8 60-day Test Drive.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (euro.quark.com/en) provides desktop publishing and dynamic publishing software that help customers design and publish richly designed communications across a broad spectrum of media. Two decades ago, our flagship product - QuarkXPress ® - changed the course of traditional publishing. Today, not only does QuarkXPress continue to innovate in the desktop publishing market, but now Quark is revolutionising publishing again with Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution, helping customers cost-effectively meet enterprise-scale publishing challenges by extending the benefits of advanced technologies across the publishing process. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

Quark, the Quark logo, and QuarkXPress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quark, Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.