Quark 6.5 comes out

Quark 6.5 update was just released, and since I have 6.0, I was able to get 6.5 for free.

First thing I noticed, although I’m sure there are other things, is that "Stock Layouts" were included. I suppose this is a good thing. People need something to build off of. It just seems like another dumbing down of "desktop publishing", which I suppose is a dumbing down in itself.

The major improvement to this upgrade appears to be QuarkVista, which I haven’t used yet, as I just installed the software. A first glance,  it looks a lot like the feature that has been in InDesign for a while. About time. What is interesting is that along with the release is a list of things that will be coming soon:

  • Place guides on a master page

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