Quark has announced QuarkXPress 9, the latest version of its print and digital publishing software
Quark has announced QuarkXPress 9, the latest version of its print and digital publishing software, is available.
The new update is compatible with iOS devices such as the Blio eReader, and can even publish content in ePub format.
XPress 9 will also integrate the App Studio, which was previously available as part of the Quark Publishing System.
Quark said that the App Studio will allow XPress 9 users to "create customised apps for the iPad, distribute their apps through the Apple App Store, and then publish richly designed, interactive content to the app."
While the App Studio will not be included in XPress 9 shipments in April, the company has assured it will be offered as a free add-on within three months of the product's shipping date.
During the waiting period, buyers will instead be offered iPad Publishing Service through which they can publish content to iPad directly.
Quark said it will "configure a starter iPad app with a customer's logos and colours and enable the enrichment of QuarkXPress content, which can then be published to that app."
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