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Quark Debuts Adobe InDesign IDML Import Feature in New QuarkXPress 2017 Release

The Free "QuarkXPress 2017 January 2018 Update" Offers Designers Access to a New IDML Import Feature (beta) for Converting InDesign Files to QuarkXPress

Denver, CO - 23/01/2018 - Quark Software Inc. today announced a new update to QuarkXPress 2017 called the “QuarkXPress 2017 January 2018 Update.” The free update includes the first look at Quark’s new Adobe InDesign IDML Import feature. The new IDML Import in QuarkXPress 2017 is a beta* version of functionality that will help designers convert InDesign documents to QuarkXPress with as little effort as possible. 

IDML is the open file format of InDesign that can be exported in several ways. While designers can use QuarkXPress to convert PDF files into native QuarkXPress objects or copy InDesign objects to QuarkXPress, during this conversion style sheet names and master pages get lost. With IDML Import, InDesign files are converted directly into editable QuarkXPress objects that retain attributes such as style sheet names and master pages contained in the IDML file.

Matthias Guenther, Director of Quark’s Desktop Business Unit, said, “Today more and more InDesign users are switching to QuarkXPress, especially since Quark offers the Competitive Upgrade from InDesign to QuarkXPress. When switching, often a big requirement is to recreate InDesign layouts in QuarkXPress, which can be fairly time-consuming. With the new beta of our IDML Import, our goal is to make life as easy as possible for designers. IDML Import is smart functionality and we invite our QuarkXPress 2017 users to download the update, test the new feature, and let us know about their experiences and where we can still improve.”

Users of QuarkXPress 2017 can download the new free "QuarkXPress 2017 January 2018 Update" for Mac and Windows, which also contains bug fixes to further improve stability and quality:

Mac: http://www.quark.com/Support/Downloads/Details.aspx?fid=391
Win: http://www.quark.com/Support/Downloads/Details.aspx?fid=392
Free trial: http://www.quark.com/testdrive

Switch to QuarkXPress with the Competitive Upgrade – Over 50% Savings
For a limited time and for just €430/£345 (instead of €829/£709), customers can take advantage of Quark's Competitive Upgrade offer to purchase a new license of QuarkXPress 2017 (Mac/Win), saving 50% over the original price. Users who own one of the following products qualify for this offer: InDesign®, Photoshop®, PageMaker®, FrameMaker®, Lightroom®, Capture One® Pro, CorelDraw®, Microsoft® Publisher and Serif PagePlus®. All versions of qualifying products are accepted, perpetual and rental schemes, single products, or products that are part of a suite or part of any Creative Cloud®. Find more information about this offer here: http://www.quark.com/switch.

12 Months of Free Upgrades – Special Offer through 28 February 2018
Until 28 February 2018 qualifying purchases of QuarkXPress 2017 include 12 months of free upgrades. This corresponds to a savings of €169/£145. Find more information about this offer here: http://content.quark.com/UpgradePlan-Promo-EN.html.

QuarkXPress 2017 is available for purchase through the Quark Store, from our Quark telesales team or from any of our Authorised Resellers.

*Beta means that development of the new Adobe InDesign IDML Import feature is not 100% finalized and may not be 100% stable at the time of its release. Please visit us at http://forums.quark.com to see current limitations. All other functionality in the "QuarkXPress 2017 January 2018 Update" has production quality and is recommended for every user of QuarkXPress 2017.

About QuarkXPress
QuarkXPress is graphic design and page layout software used by hundreds of thousands of users around the world who value quality and performance in their daily production of print and digital products. Built on a 64-bit architecture with uniquely innovative features, QuarkXPress has surpassed the competition as the most modern and efficient design software on the market today. Learn more about QuarkXPress 2017, the latest version of QuarkXPress: http://www.quarkxpress.com.

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