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Q++Studio has been in operation since 1997 and is currently available in two versions:




Q++Studio XV4 Enterprise


The premium version of Q++Studio corresponding to the Q++Studio at the Client/Server and Enterprise licensing levels.


64-bit database engine with inter-client messaging.

Native 64-bit executable and libraries.

Multi-site and multi-database support with the possibility of importing from one database to another.

Optimized database access allowing clients to connect to the server via a regular internet connection.

Native Arabic support, without the need for any 3rd-party Xtensions or DLLs (supports both legacy AXT Arabic fonts and the modern Unicode Arabic fonts, even those which do not cover all the multi-character Arabic ligatures).

Native Hebrew support, without the need for any 3rd-party Xtensions or DLLs.

SARAs with regex syntax (regular expressions) support, making them even more powerful (Quark 2016 and above).

Improved worldwide public holidays synchronization.

Moon Lore module to calculate the auspicious/inauspicious days for gardening and lifestyle events and tasks.

Improved, expanded, and faster, 64-bit astronomical calculations library.

New improved database of the ~135000 cities of more than 1000 inhabitants throughout the world, including longitude, latitude and up-to-date timezone information.

Numerous improvements to the user interface, including support for regex syntax when searching for holidays, one-time-dates, saints, namedays and slogans.

Windows 10 styled UI improvements.

Despite the UI improvements above, as was the case with all previous new versions, current users will still find all the features they know, where they expect them to be, but in each dialog they will note improvements due to more modern components and improved user interaction.

Full re-write of the software and worldwide public holidays updaters.

Support for QuarkXPress versions 8-9-10-2015-2016-2017.

Support for the advanced new features of Quark 2017, such as Text Background Shading, Text Framing and Text Stroking.

Support for the 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 on the client side.

Runs on the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 2012 Server on the server side.


The XV4 Enterprise version is a separate version of Q++Studio, developed and maintained in parallel with the Standard XE2 version of Q++Studio. It requires a separate new license and maintenance agreement.



Q++Studio XE2


The standard version of Q++Studio corresponding to the Basics, Standard, Workstation, and Professional licensing levels.


The feature set from 20 years of development and user experience.

Native 32-bit Windows application.

Legacy support for Windows XP and 32-bit operating systems.

Native WoW 64-bit libraries for QuarkXPress 2015 and above.

Support for left-to-right Unicode.

Astronomical calculations library.

Holidays Synchronization module.

Fast access to data and scripts over slow local networks.

Reports on data used by Scripts and unused data.

Support for QuarkXPress versions 4-5-6-7-8-9 on Windows XP.

Support for QuarkXPress versions 8-9-10-2015-2016-2017 on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Support for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 on the client side.

Support for Windows 2012 Server on the server side.


A separate XV4 version of Q++Studio now exists to cover Client/Server and Enterprise level licenses and user requirements.



This is the legacy version of Q++Studio, released in January 1997.

If Q++Studio was installed at your site before June 2008, then this is the version that you are running.

Uses a file-based set of data tables which means that the number of concurrent users of the system should be 5 or fewer, and that it needs a fast LAN connection (no remote connection via the internet).

No support for Unicode.

Needs Windows XP SP3 (will not function with any later versions of Windows, such as Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, etc...).

The ANSI version of Q++Studio is still being updated with the bug fixes and new features that are applicable (ie. excluding Unicode, Arabic, remote access, ...).

Support for QuarkXPress versions 3 to 9 (QuarkXPress version 10 will only run on Windows 7 and 8 and therefore will not be accessible from the ANSI version of Q++Studio).

Support for the ANSI version of Q++Studio ended on December 31, 2014.


Topic 179780 updated on 16-Jul-2017.
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