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QuarkXPress is first to create a single PDF compliant to PDF/A and PDF/X-4

| March 2, 2018 | Matthias Guenther

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When creating PDF often two requirements seem to clash:

  1. The PDF needs to be printed (so ideally PDF/X-4)
  2. The PDF needs to be accessible (tagged) and to be archived (so PDF/A)

Why not create two PDF files (one /A and one /X)?

Sure, you could. It’s asking for trouble though, as you archive something that you didn’t print. And you would have to always keep two files.
Why not create a single PDF that complies to both standards?

That is ideal.

And QuarkXPress 2018 is the first graphic app for creative pro’s to create a SINGLE PDF that complies to both standards, PDF/A-2u and PDF/X-4, at the same time. So you can print them and archive them and they are accessible.

QuarkXPress 2018 offers an output setting that create one PDF complying to both PDF/X-4 and PDF/A.

 

About the Author
Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias Guenther bridges the gap between technology and people. Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software. Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup. Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.

Webinar Showing Major Features of QuarkXPress 2018

| March 1, 2018 | Matthias Guenther

Quark today announced the upcoming Version 2018, the next major version of QuarkXPress.

In this 39 min long webinar, I am showing the highlights of QuarkXPress 2018, like Color Fonts, JavaScript based on V8, Hyphenation Strictness, the new PDF Engine, PDF/A export, creating tagged PDF, unlimited Android Single App creation and more: https://youtu.be/y7nj6qyTGLw

QuarkXPress 2018 will be officially released on May 16, 2018.

 

About the Author
Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias Guenther bridges the gap between technology and people. Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software. Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup. Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.

Are subscriptions the new dongles?

| December 9, 2017 | Matthias Guenther

Back in 1997 QuarkXPress introduced a dongle. A dongle is small piece of hardware that controls the legitimate use of the software. It wasn’t a good idea. Therefore Quark stopped using dongles in 2002.

And legitimate users hated dongles, as didn’t appear to be fair. The main reasons probably were:

Is there a difference between subscriptions and dongles?

A software subscription seems to do have the following issues:

What do you think: Are software subscriptions today’s dongles?

 

About the Author
Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias Guenther bridges the gap between technology and people. Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software. Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup. Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.

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