updated 11:20 am EDT, Wed April 6, 2011
Trial to be unlockable with validation code
Quark has set an April 26th launch date for QuarkXPress 9, its flagship publishing suite. Although the software was first unveiled in February, Quark has until now held off on giving a date more precise than April. It will cost $799 new, or $299 as an upgrade from v7 or v8. Free upgrades are available for v8 purchases made between January 1st and April 30th.
In the meantime Quark has introduced a trial version of the upcoming software. The release is free, and fully-functional, but like many such demos expires after 30 days. Once QuarkXPress 9 is officially on the market, people will be able to unlock the trial by buying a validation code.