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QuarkXPress Reviews14.2.1

30 May 2019

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Septimus
19 May 2011
Version: 9.0

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QuarkXPress 9 Europe West Edition Full - Price: €1,349.00 ($1,923.30!!!) Upgrade - Price: €399.00 ($568.746!!!) Ridiculous. That's a full CS5.5 suite including spelling in many languages. Are you crazy? Quark? Really???
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post-182
09 October 2019
Version: 14.2.1
I installed MAC OS Catalina and now I cant export quark file to PDF, Ive updated quark etc - HELP
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iamdavid
29 May 2019
Version: 14.2.1
Once again, MacUpdate is so late it is laughable... Quark 14.2.1 came out on Jan 24 2019. This is why I canceled my membership
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chasjunk
19 October 2018
Version: 14.1.0.0
I only just noticed this but a Mac App Store version called QuarkXpress 2018 Pro is available for $300 (normally $400, apparently) until Nov. 18th, 2018. The MAS version says it does NOT output to Kindle format, and is not scriptable via JavaScript, but appears to be otherwise the same.
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Pik80
23 May 2018
Version: 14.0.0.0
A pretty good step forward! Nice large vertical measurement bar (make the right hand side bar and pointer tool large on retina displays as well please) helpful open type palette, and fonts are now separated by style. One note on that last thing, 2018 takes away the ability to type in a font and it's variation. Bring back the ability to do that immediately!
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brunos77
02 April 2018
Version: 13.2.1.0
This software works great. I switched to it from InDesign CC which kept crashing. Initially, I was put off by the "old school" interface, but once I really started working on projects with it, I noticed how well thought out all the details are. It looks like in version 2017, they have really listened to customers: whatever I wanted to do, there was a specific feature for it that made it intuitive and easy.
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t-smith96
08 March 2018
Version: 13.2.1.0
I havve never been a big fan of Quark. To me its always been the "wanna be" of layout apps. I think the interface is clutsy and non-ituitive and they can't seem to make up their mind what and when to update features. After years of being away, I had to go back to Quark because a client insisted on it. I am recalling why I disliked it, but not I absolutely HATE it. This latest update constantly crashes on me any time I do any work with images. Its baffling and infuriating! I can't wait to be off of this piece of s**t!
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Moxiesozo
23 January 2018
Version: 13.2.0.0
13.1.1 is what this link goes to; not 13.2, which does not seem to exist.
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Pik80
12 July 2017
Version: 13.0.1.0
This version of Quark is the first one I have used and I am loving it so far! I can't speak for how terrible previous versions may or may not have been. Be sure to take advantage of Quark's $400 competitive update that allows you to update from several competitors products (such as InDesign) to the latest version of Quark. I generally like this software a lot more then ID CS6 which is what I was using previously (and still use from time to time.)
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GraphicsGeek
30 May 2017
Version: 13.0.0.0
Modern Quark is just fantastic.
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Glenbo
30 May 2017
Version: 13.0.0.0
Top notch quality upgrade, very impressed, this is a compelling upgrade from older versions and even from InDesign! The Typography engine is significantly improved, best in the business!
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0.5
Gregorgy
29 May 2017
Version: 13.0.0.0
It is only $850 if you live in an area that Quark services. In South Africa, we HAVE to go via a reseller, pushing the price to double that. I've complained, quark ignored, indesign won.
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Gprovan
25 May 2017
Version: 13.0.0.0
I used QuarkXpress for years in the industry. However, they never listened to their users, even as the newer pups came biting at their heels with the features everyone wanted. Transparency anyone? This completely frustrated me and reluctantly after trying my best to persevere, I started using the competitors, and I've never looked back. With the droves of users abandoning Quark, it took them till only recently to start listening, and $849? I can't see them clawing them back now. Possibly if they offered it for $200. It's a shame, as I'd like to see viable competition and InDesign is far from perfect, but you know what they say - once bitten, twice shy.
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Tim27
25 May 2017
Version: 13.0.0.0
Can't wait for Affinity Publisher to come out and drive the final nails in this coffin. $850 for this piece of trash, expensive upgrade prices every time, still horrible UI. How is this company still around? Who is paying upgrade fees for it and why do you do it?
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RavenNevermore
24 May 2017
Version: 13.0.0.0
Nice update... you can FINALLY resize the Usage window! Goodbye 1990's! lol
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Ervins Strauhmanis
24 May 2017
Version: 13.0.0.0
If you are new user planning on buying the QXP, be sure to visit this page to check if you are eligible for a 50% discount (time limited offer): http://content.quark.com/switch-to-quarkxpress-us.html
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bazlane
01 August 2016
Version: 12.1.0.0
Well, Quark has risen from the ashes and is now what I believe to be the best publishing app out there. Versatile, fully featured for print and electronic work... No, I'm not an employee and I have no connection whatsoever with the company, but I've used QXP since version 3 and after buying the lacklustre v10 I, too, thought Quark was done for. V11 was pretty stunning, but the new one knocks spots off its competition. If you haven't used QXP for a few years, or you simply want to know what you're missing out on, download a demo. From a company once infamous for ignoring its customers' problems and queries, posts to the company's Facebook page get answered promptly - often within a few minutes - and they help with the older versions, too. I cannot praise Quark or the new Quarkxpress highly enough. Once a no-hoper, Quark is now one of the best, most responsive companies out there. Wish I could give it six stars.
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Bort1611
16 September 2015
Version: 11.1.0.0
I learned DTP with Quark on the job, not at college. This was in the days before InDesign, and when Pagemaker was the biggest competitor. I still use it, and have happily upgraded to the latest version out of my own pocket. It is fast, it is stable, it does everything I need it to do. I have stayed with Quark through good times and bad, and will continue to do so. It just works the way I expect it to.
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nok99
06 September 2015
Version: 11.0.1
v11.1 is out : http://www.quark.com/en/Support/Downloads/Search_Results.aspx?pid=1&oid=2&ftid=1
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0.5
Gérard-Cousin
02 June 2015
Version: 11.0.0.1
You can't kill what's already dead…
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Donmontalvo
02 June 2015
Version: 11.0.0.1
Remind me again how/why QuarkXPress is relevant? We've long switched over production environments to InDesign. What's the compelling reason to consider giving Quark another chance?
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Revco
30 April 2015
Version: 11.0.0.0
>Stunning 64-bit performance.< Rotate a text box 10° in XPress 9: instant. Rotate same text box in XPress 11 (2015): 3 seconds. Yeah, stunning performance.
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2y2d
07 November 2014
Version: 10.2.1
v 10.5 is out added Yosemite support : http://www.quark.com/fr/Support/Downloads/Details.aspx?fid=256
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Dumond
18 December 2013
Version: 10.0.2.0
Yet again, this links to the old updater (v10.0.1.0)... Here's the proper link to v10.0.2.0: http://www.quark.com/en/Support/Downloads/Details.aspx?fid=272 Cheers! ;)
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Dlwhite
07 October 2013
Version: 10.0.0.2
Anyone else find it SHOCKING that Quark 10 and Suitcase Fusion 5 release within WEEKS of each other, but Suitcase does not offer a Quark 10 font auto-activation plugin??? SERIOUSLY?
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Dumond
01 October 2013
Version: 10.0.0.2
The MU download link brings you to version 10.0.0.1 Here's the link for version 10.0.0.2: http://www.quark.com/en/Support/Downloads/Details.aspx?fid=264 Cheers!
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Jan-rybar
01 October 2013
Version: 10.0.0.2
Huh... Version 9.x could open docs made in old Czech versions of QXP (3-6) like a charm. Version 10.x only tells it could not open them. :( Useless for non-english users...
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Septimus
22 September 2013
Version: 10.0.0.1
As I live in Europe I'm obliged to purchase QuarkXPress 10 Europe Edition (download only) for the price of € 1.399 or $ 1.890,61. Nuts. Guess I'll stick with ID which includes many languages (including Dutch) for just $ 19.99 a month.
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Moxiesozo
14 September 2013
Version: 10.0.0.1
I wonder if this version will continue to be as bloated and slow as the last two (v8 & v9) -- dozens of icon bounces in the Dock before finally launching; taking more than a minute before you can start using it. And this is on a current-generation Mac Pro with a SSD boot drive and lots of RAM.
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ianrid
07 September 2013
Version: 9.5.3
QUARK 9 AND MAVERICKS This comment recently posted by Quark on one of the Quark forums pages: "Don't upgrade to OS X Mavericks [if you are running Quark 9], as QuarkXPress 9 probably won't run on Mavericks (not tested)." You have been warned!
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0.5
IMRAN™
23 June 2013
Version: 9.5.2
Junk. Used to be a Must Have. Now, an overpriced waste.
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Aargl
23 April 2013
Version: 9.5.1.1
I've found a lot of bugs in version 9.x (up to last update): - absence of translation in some (many?) menus (such as H&J) of French localization - text runaround is sometimes lost (and even unsettable again in 9.5.1!) - anchored legends (not sure of the translation) disappear!
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Amazon
12 April 2013
Version: 9.5.1.1
I like inDesign however I love QuarkXPress fantastic software for designers.
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fleischner
07 April 2013
Version: 9.5.1.1
Update didn't seem to work. Tried it with the autoupdate (via Quark Update in System Preferences) and manually via download from quark.com, and both resulted in "Update Complete" messages, but getting info on the app tells me it's still 9.5.1.0.
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2.5
Xebrawerx LLC
07 March 2013
Version: 9.5
Do NOT upgrade to v9.5. Just received this note that it has problems with third party font managers. "There is a known issue with QuarkXPress 9.5 according to which the application crashes when you try to open a project with missing fonts if you have a third party font management utility installed on your computer. Our product team is working to resolve this issue and an update patch with the fix for this issue will be released very soon." Stick with version 9.3.
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ianrid
01 December 2012
Version: 9.5
Have they finally improved the Web module in Quark? It hasn't received much attention for some time and is woefully lacking in features.
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Prlab
30 November 2012
Version: 9.5
I tried downloading the demo but it only provides a 7mb DMG and a "disk unrecognised" message.
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Flavum
21 October 2012
Version: 9.3.1.2
I should probably direct this to Quark, but the 9.3.12 update image doesn't actually contain an updater for XPress. It contains App Studio Factory and a couple other files, but no updater. Am I alone on this? Weird...
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iPoopStore
03 October 2012
Version: 9.3.1.2
Is there a trial 9.3.1.2? My employer would like to test QuarkXpress but he doesn't want to download a outdated 9.3.1.1 trial and then another 365 MB updater. We have monthly bandwidth allowances and it doesn't make sense to download 2 files if one is all we need. Thanks.
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Prlab
16 August 2012
Version: 9.3.1
Tried downloading it here and from Quark web site, but its says the DMG is not recognised. Is it my machine?
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Xplicit
01 June 2012
Version: 9.3
I wonder why the Mac needs to be restarted after having installed QuarkXPress. Even InDesign, as much as it may suck, doesn't need a restart.
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1.5
Sixtyk
04 May 2012
Version: 9.2.1
Been in the printing and graphics industry for the last 16 years. I'm the senior graphic artist at a printing company in the Midwest. We accept files and artwork from thousands of customers every year. We get PDF files, InDesign files, Word and Excel files, even the occasional Publisher file... but I can not remember the last time I received a Quark document from any source. We removed Quark from our workflow four years ago and haven't looked back.
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1.5
Dualie
03 May 2012
Version: 9.2.1
"Beginning with version 9.0, the application no longer supports spread and choke trapping. Spreads and chokes that you set up with the Trap Information palette (Window menu) will not be applied at output. However, overprints and knockouts are honored." Well that's big of them to support knockouts and overprints :eyeroll: There is still no way to preview separations either, not that it's really relevant since QUARK NO LONGER TRAPS ON OUTPUT. For professional print publishing, especially where transparency is involved, this is a deal breaker.
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big-rod
23 April 2012
Version: 9.2.1
Stable, powerful, feature complete and worth every dollar if you are using it to make money. Somewhat steep learning curve, but frankly amazing how fast it runs on older Macs. It's very light-weight. I've been using XPress since version 4. Darn good stuff.
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Septimus
11 April 2012
Version: 9.2.1
The US Version is still $799 (€609) compared to the Euro version $1.837 (€1,399)! That's ridiculous!!! Are you reading along Quark? The Euro version costs more than double the price of the US version just so I can set the application language and spelling to Dutch if I want.
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piquadratpi2
11 April 2012
Version: 9.2.1
This update is from march 3, 2012. Why it appears today?
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Dodge
11 April 2012
Version: 9.2.1
Heee ! 799$ for an « updater » ? Some people are quite proud to drive their Porches at Quark.
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Prlab
12 January 2012
Version: 9.2
This link reinstalls 9.1. What the?
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4.5
jdavies
05 January 2012
Version: 9.1
I'm new to GUI-based layout. I came from a background of TeX (vi, cvs, GNUplot, shell scripts) and scientific writing, so this system is a huge change. I picked Quark 9 over its competition because of its elegance and power, and have been using it for three months. The interface is quite mac-like -- I loathe clutter and bloated, needlessly complicated applications. It has a very steep learning curve and it's too expensive at $800. On the other hand, I use it in combination with Bean, SketchBook and AutoCad LT and have successfully produced simple, (hopefully) elegant e-books. Its tools are minimal but very flexible. Its conditional styles are a godsend, and it handles lists very neatly. I have even made use of the 'shaping' tool -- its nods to analytic geometry (sine curves? really?) are cheeky but appreciated. I guess I'm lucky that I don't have any baggage with the program or the company. It's been very smooth sailing for me. I can't recommend the program enough, despite the price.
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big-rod
03 September 2011
Version: 9.1
QXP 9.1 continues to add some basic features to the app, but for document layout/publishing nothing beats QuarkXPress - it's lightweight, it's fast, stable, reliable, compatible and versatile. For anyone making money of his/her work, the price is well worth it. This version is no exception. There is a learning curve, so this is not a useful app for amateurs who want to "be cool" and make their wedding invitations on a professional app. Final thought; it stands on its own merits and feels quite a lot less bloated than the competition. I love Adobe, but they just don't make the best document layout app.
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Hkim
03 September 2011
Version: 9.1
I use the 8.x version with fair results and no outrageous bombs but when I read version 9.1: "App Factory (Mac OS only): The App Factory application lets you create a customized app for the iPad®, for distribution through the Apple® App Store." This is exactly what I don't need or want. Epic fail.
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