Developer: Quark Inc.
Platform: PPC / Intel universal
System requirements: Mac OS ® X 10.4.6 (Tiger ®)-10.5.x (Leopard ®)
Tested on Citrix
G5 or faster PowerPC ® processor or Mac ® Intel ® processor (G4 minimum)
1GB RAM (256MB minimum)
1GB hard disk space (515MB minimum)
Language: English only
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The company Quark has released a major upgrade to its layout package QuarkXPress 8.1, which has been greatly improved support for PDF output document.
The eighth version of the package was released in August last year. The main direction of change: the introduction of new tools for graphics processing, full support for Adobe Illustrator format and Photoshop, the best work with Unicode fonts and OpenType.
In the version of QuarkXPress 8.1 document while working on the PDF mode appeared «Native Transparency», which gives users greater control over the output file. So, now you can make objects transparent and does not show them in the final version of the document or to ensure the withdrawal of the individual layers, enabling and disabling the other one. "The market requires a more flexible control of PDF, and we are making a big step in that direction," says Dan Logan (Dan Logan), a project manager Quark.
Other changes include a new "hot" keys for precise positioning of images on the page, improved spell checker, an opportunity to paste text without formatting, and adds support for Mac OS X 10.6.
It should be noted that in QuarkXPress 8.1 is impressive not only a list of changes, but also a list of known problems. You can find it here and it includes items such as problems with the preview of the updated files in the AI ??and PDF enabled FileVault; inability to copy the image in a script AppleScript; incorrect export of layers using the zone layout, etc.
Extras. Information: The distribution of version 8.1, install it and then updates here:
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