Adobe Systems Inc. today announced an
offer for Quark XPress users interested in switching to InDesign, Adobe’s layout and design application.
With the promotion, owners of QuarkXPress 3.x and higher who upgrade to InDesign 2.0 to receive a rebate coupon for US$300. The upgrade is valid in the U.S. only and applies to QuarkXPress 3.x and higher customers who purchase InDesign 2.0 for at least the estimated street price.
Corporate license owners of QuarkXPress 3.0 or later who buy full versions of InDesign 2.0 at the published licensing price are eligible to receive a rebate of 40 percent off the price per license.
In addition to getting cash back, customers who take advantage of this special offer also receive 90 days of free technical support and free online training modules (at a later date). The free training will be available to all InDesign users upon completion of a simple, one-time registration.
“This is a great opportunity for people to look at the two products side-by-side and do a real comparison,” Mark Hilton Director of Product Marketing, Professional Publishing Solutions, told MacCentral.
For promotional information, full terms and conditions, customers can visit Adobe’s Web site.
Adobe officially announced availability of InDesign 2.0 on January 21, 2002. The new version of InDesign introduced editable transparency effects such as drop shadows, table creation, long document support, extensible markup language (XML) import/export support and an enhanced printing interface.
InDesign 2.0 also supports Adobe’s XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) technology, an XML-based framework for embedding, tracking and exchanging metadata so that content can be deployed more efficiently across different media.
Adobe indicates that Performance enhancements have made InDesign 2.0 significantly faster than its predecessor and it provides native support for Mac OS X.
Adobe is at Seybold this week and can be found in booth 401 at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York. Seybold runs through February 22, 2002.