updated 08:10 pm EDT, Thu November 1, 2007
QuarkXpress 7.3 Leopard
Quark has announced that early tests reveal compatibility for QuarkXPress 7.3 with Leopard. There is one exception, however: the Flash export in Quark Interactive Designer. Quark spokesperson Sarah Rector told MacNN "We chose to focus on optimizing the latest version of QuarkXPress because it offers our customers the greatest value, features and benefits. We plan on releasing a QuarkXPress 7 update with fully tested Leopard support within the next few weeks." Quark says the new release will be a free update for existing QuarkXPress 7 users and will be available to download from the Quark Web site. Of important note is that QuarkXPress 6.5 is not compatible with Leopard.
Quark recently announced that it is expanding its operations with a new Silicon Valley office nearby Apple Inc's headquarters. Opening in the third quarter of 2007 in Santa Clara, California, the center will be home to an expanding team of sales, customer support personnel and product developers.
The announcement follows in the wake of the so-called "Leopard Mania", as companies strive to make their applications work with Apple's new operating system. Filemaker today released new versions of its flagship products, and plans to support some older versions as well.
Although some of its mainstream applications are not affected by Leopard's re-designed framework, Adobe has mentioned that there are a few vulnerabilities that need to be addressed in its supplementary applications, such as Acrobat 8 Professional, and the Premier family of products.