updated 10:10 am EST, Wed November 21, 2007
QuarkXPress 7.31 released
Quark has released v7.31 of QuarkXPress, its widespread publishing program. Although technically an incremental update, the new version is notable for adding Leopard support, specifically by means of testing and optimizations. Other improvements are also included however, mainly changes to spell-checking; users can now find and correct duplicate words or spacing after punctuation, as well as ignore file and Internet addresses, or words with numbers attached.
The Passport 7.31 updater introduces spell-checking and hyphenation for the Bokmål and Nynorsk variants of Norwegian, and corrects capitalization errors in several variants of German. Bugs fixed by v7.31 as a whole include problems with text reflow, the import and export of files using CS3 PDFs, and the output of hairline rules on non-PostScript devices.
Several known issues remain in the program, particularly a Mac-only glitch that causes Epson Stylus printers to revert to a custom paper size when attempting to print a layout twice using one of the stock paper formats. The download is 318MB and requires a base of QuarkXPress 7.01 or higher.