updated 04:30 pm EDT, Wed September 24, 2008
QuarkXPress Server 8, more
Quark, the developer of QuarkXPress 8, has announced the upcoming release of several programs meant to support its flagship publishing tool. The first of these is Quark Publishing System 8, designed to manage the workflow associated with Quark files, specifically within the context of a corporate office. The updated software is said to include changes like support for native Illustrator file formats, and enhanced asset management through QPS Connect Client, which boasts functions like multi-page previews and multi-asset check-in.
QuarkCopyDesk 8 is the next version of Quark's picture and editing software, and is expected to imitate QuarkXPress' new interface, typography controls and OS-level drag-and-drop. QuarkXPress Server 8 should form the backbone of QPS systems, but has not had any details revealed. All three applications are expected to ship by the end of the year.