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Real World Print Production by Claudia McCue

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Chapter Thirteen. QuarkXPress Production Tips

In the late 1980s, Quark’s flagship product QuarkXPress surpassed PageMaker (then owned by the now-defunct Aldus, later owned by Adobe) as the preferred page-layout program in the desktop publishing universe. As a side note, although industry habit is to say simply “Quark” when referring to the product, Quark is the company and QuarkXPress is the product.

Versions

Many users upgrade their applications upon release of a newer version. It’s a combination of the thrill of ripping off shrink-wrap, coupled with the Christmas-morning sensation of playing with new toys. All of this is disguised as a professional need to keep up with change. But Quark’s own upgrade cycle has traditionally been glacial, and QuarkXPress ...

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