Quark Content Automation 14.3 Release Notification

The 14.3 release of Quark’s Content Automation Platform introduces powerful new features across every module of the Platform. Read below for updates specific to Quark Publishing Platform, Quark Author, Quark XML Author and QuarkXPress Server.

If you are curious to learn more about previous updates, check out our August 2018 Enterprise Release Update which includes the new, and highly anticipated, Smart Content Toolkit as well as the short cycle release from February 2019.

Copy Paste Enhancements


Block Element Pasting Enhancements When you paste a block element on the authoring canvas, such as an image with a heading or a caption, a list of all the images and tags associated with the element will automatically be captured and listed on the pane to the right of the canvas.

Maintain Comments in Copy & Paste When users copy content that includes tracked comments, the comments will be retained when the content is pasted within the same document or in a new document.

Copy & Paste Complex Figure Elements (bodydivs) Bodydiv copy and paste is now much easier and ensures you always copy the entire block of content and not just elements of the content. Simply click on the bodydiv figure and two icons will appear, one for cutting and one for pasting. You can then paste the bodydiv in its entirety either in the same document or a new one.

Maintain Tracking in Copy & Paste When users copy and paste content that includes tracked changes, the tracked changes will be retained even when the track changes function is turned off. The changes are noted in the right hand “Changes Pane” along with the date and time of the changes.

Maintain Word Footnotes in Copy & Paste Major time savings! When users copy and paste footnotes and endnotes from a Microsoft Word document, the footnotes and endnotes will appear correctly when pasted into the Quark Publishing Platform authoring environment.

Set Default URL Protocol for Hyperlinks Easily ensure use of the correct URL protocol. From the References Tab, select the text that will be hyperlinked and click on the link button. While HTTP is the default protocol, you can choose to change the protocol HTTPS in a couple simple steps.

Content Structuring


Add Section Before/After There are now two ways to add a new section to a document. Users can add a new section before and after an existing section from the Smart Document Tree simply by right clicking on the section and selecting where to add the new section. Or, right click on a section title in the canvas of the document to add a new section above.

Move Selected Content Under New Section Users can easily configure or reconfigure the hierarchy of sections within a document. Simply click a section or paragraph and select from options to move the content to a new section, a sub-section or the appendix.

Editing & Saving


Spell Check Dialog Enhancements The Check Spelling feature allows users to easily modify misspelled words or select a replacement from a list of suggested words.

Document History Panel and Snapshots Confirm that changes have been saved. Now users will be informed of the saved status of all changes made to the document via a visual indicator in the top right corner of the canvas. The indicator toggles between saving and saved status. Also new is the “History Pane” that includes a complete view of the version history for each document.

Periodic Local Saves and Reversion If an error is made during the creation of a document, for example an error that invalidates the document's structure, it's easy to revert to the previous version. Users will be alerted and guided to the version history to revert to a previous version. Also new is the Autosave Snapshot, which indicates periodic automatic saving of documents in progress.

Document Error Recovery Recover your document easily in case of sudden non-compliance with the structure, or corruption during version changes.

Autosave snapshot (offline) and version history See history of current document which includes version number, date-time, revision comments and creator of all revisions of document. Ability to open a ‘History’ pane which shows revision details and timeline of all revisions. From the pane , you can see content of document, in any of its previous revision, as a read-only view and use that revision as well.

Autosave as Minor Versions The application periodically saves document content and saves it permanently as a version in Platform Server such that there is no risk of content loss and it is possible to continue editing document from any other machine. Details of all versions for current document are be available in the ‘History’ pane where number, time and content of previous version may be viewed.

Miscellaneous


Responsive Popups Experience warnings, errors and notifications in the most appropriate way possible, according to the device you're using, with responsive pop-ups.

Large Table Handling The application periodically saves document content and saves it permanently as a version in Platform Server such that there is no risk of content loss and it is possible to continue editing document from any other machine. Details of all versions for current document are be available in the ‘History’ pane where number, time and content of previous version may be viewed.

Set Text Inset on all Sides of a Table Cell It's now possible to specify separate insets for the top, left, bottom and right of each cell within a table. This means you are able to create much more elegant charts and table output because you can be very deliberate about the space that is set at the edge of a cell.