Quark on Friday introduced a
Latin American edition
of QuarkXPress 7, its flagship desktop publishing software for the Mac and Windows. It’s expected to ship to distributors by the end of the second calendar quarter.
The Latin American edition will feature user interfaces in English, Spanish and Portuguese — users can switch between them. Menus and windows have been fully localized in each language. The Latin American edition also supports spell-checking and full text authoring, following specific hyphenation and justification rules for Spanish, Portuguese or International English.
Richard Pasewark, Quark’s senior vice president of sales, said that the company has developed the new version in response to demand for Spanish and Portuguese versions of QuarkXPress 7.
“We’re excited about this release and pleased to respond to customer feedback to make QuarkXPress 7 more accessible to our Spanish and Portuguese-speaking users,” said Pasewark in a statement.
Users who have bought QuarkXPress 7 since January 1, 2007 can exchange their license for the Latin American version at no charge once it’s available (that offer expires at the end of September). Users who bought QuarkXPress 7 before then or who have any other version of QuarkXPress can upgrade for $249. The full version will cost $749.