Quark Demonstrates Latest Version of QuarkXPress

New features in QuarkXPress 7 are designed to make collaboration on the desktop easier.

CHICAGO—Quarkfor the first time Monday publicly demonstrated the newest version of its flagship software, QuarkXPress 7, during a keynote presentation by Jürgen Kurz, the companys senior vice president of product development, at the Seybold Chicago seminar at the McCormick Place convention center.

The Denver-based companys publishing software debuted during Kurzs remarks, titled "Transforming the Business of Creative Communications."

Kurz said that the latest version of the software–the first significant revision of the program in two years—is designed to make collaboration on the desktop easier, more efficient, and more consistent.

"The enhanced graphics capabilities of QuarkXPress 7 make the design experience more satisfying than ever," said Kurz, who joined Quark Inc. in 1997 and is said to have played a key role in steering the development of the companys software since then.

"With creativity flowing this naturally, creative professionals can work together more effectively."

Kurz, who holds a media design degree from the Graphic Arts School in Munich, Germany, and a product marketing degree from the Industrie und Handelskammer, also in Munich, and who is based in Hamburg, added that with this new iteration of the software, "parallel workflows are a reality."