In March, Quark Software Inc. is expected to make available QuarkXPress 2015, the next major version of Quark’s design and layout tool for print and digital publishing professionals. In addition to features already announced, including new 64-bit architecture and the top 10 most user-requested features, QuarkXPress 2015 will support PDF/X-4 output – the latest standard that allows better, faster printing. The updated software will also continue to be sold as a perpetual license.
Basically, QuarkXPress 2015 will allow users to create PDF/X-4 files. The exported PDF/X-4 files are certified with the same technology used inside Adobe Acrobat. With this latest standard, designers can preserve transparency to enable faster output, smaller files and higher quality print output. Until February 25, anyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 10 will receive a free upgrade to QuarkXPress 2015 when it becomes available, likely in March, as mentioned previously.
QuarkXPress 2015 will also include the top 10 most-requested enhancements and more, including:
- 64-bit Performance
- 4x Larger Page Sizes
- Dedicated Orthogonal Line Tool
- Fixed Layout Interactive eBooks
- Custom Paper Sizes
- Relink any picture in the Usage Dialogue
- Collect for Output for Complete Project
- User-definable Shortcut Keys on Mac
- New Table Styles
- Format Painter
- Footnotes and Endnotes
- Footnotes from Word
- Search in Palettes
- Smart Guides
- Content Variables
- Yosemite OS X Support
- Tool Palette, Measurement Palette and Palette Group Docking on Windows.