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Briefly: QuarkXPress 9 upgrades, Barcode 2.0 for FCP

updated 04:28 pm EDT, Wed May 9, 2012

Barcode 2.0 plug-in launched

Quark has announced that all customers using QuarkXPress version 3 or later can now upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 for $349. QuarkXPress 9, which is regularly priced at $849, is a page layout and design tool that can help developers create content to be published on digital devices. In order to upgrade customers must have a valid, registered, and activated serial number, however those who are unable to locate their serial number may be able to upgrade by providing proof of purchase or completing an online missing serial number form.

Barcode 2.0 launched for Final Cut Pro, Motion, and After Effects

Barcode 2.0, a free plug-in for Final Cut Pro, Motion, and After Effects that simulates the European Article Number (EAN-13 barcode), has been launched by Noise Industries. The free plug-in features tools for cusotmizing barcodes, including options to change the font, color, and size, as well as for animating individual elements. Barcode is based on the FxFactory engine and requires uses have FxFactory 3.0.3 or later installed n their system.

by MacNN Staff



  1. facebook_Tyler

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    Joined: May 2012


    Long live 3.34

    I use to love Quark. 3.34 rocked. It was painful for me to migrate over to InDesign. Did use Quark 4 for a while but didn't care for the changes. Played with Quark 5, liked it even less. Never had a good experience with Quark tech support.

    The past couple of years I kinda forgot Quark even existed.

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Quark is done.

    Now a day everywhere is using inDesign. Quark's day is about to be over just like PageMaker. The only folks who is still using Quark are old timers (like Mr. Long-Live Joe who works for his corporation for the last 30 years type of guy) and die-hard fans.

  1. chas_m



    True, Coffeetime, but

    it IS kind of a shame that people can't evaluate the product on its own merits anymore. I haven't used Xpress in years, but ISTR they were clawing their way back to a good-quality product last I looked. Hopefully reviewers can let us know if QX9 deserves some reconsideration or not.

    I think it would be a good thing if Adobe got some competition in this area, not that I have anything against InDesign.

  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Desperation... a stinky cologne, Quark.

  1. davedawgnyc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    is that like an InDesign knockoff?

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