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QuarkXPress support in Q++Studio XV4

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The table below summarizes the use of QuarkXPress with Q++Studio, as of November 2022.

 

Supported Versions

Currently (November 2022), the XV4 64-bit version of Q++Studio supports QuarkXPress versions, from QuarkXPress 8 to QuarkXPress 2022, inclusively.

 

Quark-Windows Restrictions and Incompatibilities

 

However, not all versions of QuarkXPress are supported by all versions of Windows, and vice-versa.

 

QuarkXPress 8 can only run on Windows 7 (not on Windows 10 or 11).

QuarkXPress 2019-2022 can only run on Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit).

 

Official Quark support for QuarkXPress

 

In addition, the Quark company only supports the most recent versions of QuarkXPress.

 

But, although QuarkXPress versions 8-2020 are no longer supported by Quark, its publisher, we will try to maintain the compatibility of Q++Studio XV4 64-bit with all QuarkXPress versions from 8-2020, for as long as possible (as is the case for our support of InDesign)

Recommended Versions

Currently (November 2022), the minimum recommended version of QuarkXPress to use with the XV4 64-bit version of Q++Studio is QuarkXPress 2018 (with the 64-bit version of Windows 10 or Windows 11), which has all the advantages of the excellent 2017 version, but also handles large font families with multiple font styles, in particular as it will allow you to select print-only fonts using the new font list editor.

 

The recommended version of Windows to use with the XV4 64-bit version of Q++Studio, is Windows 10 64-bit.

Backward compatibility

Although QuarkXPress versions 8-2020 are no longer supported by Quark, its publisher, we will try to maintain the compatibility of Q++Studio XV4 64-bit with all QuarkXPress versions from 8-2020, for as long as possible (as is the case for our support of InDesign).

 

The table below gives more details about each individual version of QuarkXPress, and its particularities and features, as regards its use with Q++Studio. Versions whose background cells are shaded are no longer supported by Quark, the publisher of QuarkXPress*.

 

The installers and upgraders to various versions of QuarkXPress can be found at this page.

 

QuarkXPress 2023

(released on November 16, 2022)

Minimum version: 2023.0

Link to latest version: 2023.0

(requires Windows 10+)

QuarkXPress 2023 was announced at the end of October 2022, for a release mid-November 2022 and, as usual, Q++Studio supported QuarkXPress 2023 on the day it was officially released.

 

Note that, despite previous announcements, native Arabic support is not available in this initial release of QuarkXPress 2023, and is expected in a future upgrade.

QuarkXPress 2022

(released on February 1, 2022)

 

Minimum version: 2022.0

Recommended version: 2022.0

Link to latest version: 2022.6

(requires Windows 10+)

QuarkXPress 2022 was announced on December 8, 2021, and officially released on February 1st, 2022.

 

As usual, Q++Studio supported QuarkXPress 2022 on the day it was officially released.

 

QuarkXPress 2022 features a new activation system which is much improved, allowing one to deactivate any previously activated PC online, even if one has lost access to that PC.

QuarkXPress 2021

(released on June 29, 2021)

 

Minimum version: 2021.0.1

Recommended version: 2021.0.1

Link to latest version: 2021.0.1

(requires Windows 10+)

On April 28, 2021, Quark announced the upcoming release of QuarkXPress 2021, and on June 1st, 2021, the release date was announced as June 28, 2021.

 

As usual, Q++Studio supported QuarkXPress 2021 on the day it was officially released.

 

Note that, since February 2022, activation or reactivation of QuarkXPress 2021 will use the new QuarkXPress 2022 activation system.

QuarkXPress 2020

(released on May 28, 2020)

 

Minimum version: 2020.1

Recommended version: 2020.3.6

Link to latest version: 2020.3.6

(requires Windows 10+)

 

No longer supported by Quark.*

The Quark website reminds all that, beginning with version 16.2, updates are only available to active Advantage Plan members and new customers.

 

As usual, Q++Studio was compatible with QuarkXPress 2020, weeks before May 28, 2020, the day when it was officially released.

 

Documentation link for QuarkXPress 2020.

Video presentation of QuarkXPress 2020.

As of July 31, 2022, Quark no longer supports QuarkXPress 2020.

QuarkXPress 2019

(released on July 9, 2019)

 

Minimum version: 2019.0

Recommended version: 2019.1.1

Link to latest version: 2019.2.5

(requires Windows 10+)

 

No longer supported by Quark.*

Q++Studio has supported QuarkXPress 2019, ever since it was announced, on April 24, 2019.

 

Here are official links to the description of the new QuarkXPress 2019 features here and QuarkXPress 2019 video teaser here.

 

Version 2019.2.0 introduces the "dark theme" UI mode.

Version 2019.1.0 includes the possibility of bulk-importing IDML files, to convert multiple InDesign files at once.

 

Important information about QuarkXPress 2019

QuarkXPress 2019 requires Windows 10.

As of July 31, 2021, Quark no longer supports QuarkXPress 2019.

QuarkXPress 2018

(released May 16, 2018)

 

Minimum version: 2018.2

Recommended version: 2018.3.4

Link to latest version: 2018.3.5

(requires Windows 7+)

 

No longer supported by Quark.*

Q++Studio has supported QuarkXPress 2018, ever since it was announced on March 1st, 2018.

 

The December 2018 Update of QuarkXPress 2018 offers full support for Indic scripts; including hyphenation, spell-checking for major Indian languages, and export to HTML5 (more details at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dCSVJ9zQ4A).

Introduces the importation of an InDesign IDML file directly from inside QuarkXPress.

All installed fonts are now visible in QuarkXPress as variants such as Thin, Book, Black, Condensed, ..., are now listed in the tool palette.

More details available online: short 5 min presentation video and long 39 min presentation video.

 

Important information about QuarkXPress 2018

The QuarkXPress 2018 October 2018 Update 14.1.2 uses a different set of ICU DLLs and this can cause problems. Make sure to use the build 20767 or later of Q++Studio, is you plan to use QuarkXPress 2018.

As of July 31, 2020, Quark no longer supports QuarkXPress 2018.

QuarkXPress 2017

(released May 24, 2017)

 

Minimum version: 2017.01

Recommended version: 2017.2.4

Latest version: 2017.2.4

(requires Windows 7+)

 

No longer supported by Quark.*

Q++Studio has supported QuarkXPress 2017, since its announcement on March 1st, 2017.

 

Version 2017.2.4 back-ports many of the fixes introduced in QuarkXPress 2018.

Version 2017.2.1 introduces the possibility of creating a QuarkXPress document by importing an InDesign IDML file directly from inside QuarkXPress (this feature remains in beta until QuarkXPress 2018).

Possibility of adding text stroking, and text background shading and text framing to individual text elements.

Fixes an issue with right-aligned fillchar tabs in QuarkXPress 2016.

 

Important information about QuarkXPress 2017

Same hardware requirements and limitations as for QuarkXPress 2015 and 2016, below.

As of November 30, 2019, Quark no longer supports QuarkXPress 2017.

QuarkXPress 2016

(released May 24, 2016)

 

Minimum version: 2016.0

Recommended version: 2016.22

Latest version: 2016.23

(requires Windows 7+)

 

No longer supported by Quark.*

Q++Studio has supported QuarkXPress 2016, since its launch on May 24, 2016.

 

The time to start QuarkXPress 2016 is much less than for previous versions, which is a big plus to Q++Studio users who need to start QuarkXPress many times in a given workday.

A lot of improvements in the UI.

Copying of native objects from InDesign and PDF files now works very well as of version 2016.1.

 

Important information about QuarkXPress 2016

Same hardware requirements and limitations as for QuarkXPress 2015, below.

As of November 30, 2019, Quark no longer supports QuarkXPress 2016.

QuarkXPress 2015

(released April 28, 2015)

 

Minimum version: 2015.1

Recommended version: 2015.1

Latest version: 2015.1

(requires Windows 7+)

 

No longer supported by Quark.*

Q++Studio has supported QuarkXPress 2015 since its release on April 28, 2015.

 

New features:

QuarkXPress 2015 is a native 64-bit application.

Work environment under Windows is docked as was introduced under QuarkXPress 10 on the Macintosh.

 

Important information about QuarkXPress 2015

 

Recommended hardware specs: 8GB of RAM and a Quad-Core processor.

QuarkXPress 2015 will not run on 32-bit versions of Windows.

QuarkXPress 2015 will not run on any version of Windows XP.

QuarkXPress 2015 cannot be used to open QuarkXPress files saved using QuarkXPress 3-4-5-6 (although Quark has released a free utility to convert files from versions 4-5-6 to version 7).

If Windows 7 issues a message such as "QuarkXPress 2015 has stopped working" when closing QuarkXPress 2015 on Windows 7, then please click on the link QuarkXPress 201x has stopped working and follow the steps described therein.

QuarkXPress 2015 is no longer supported by Quark, as of November 30, 2018.

QuarkXPress 10

 

Minimum version: 10.2

Recommended version: 10.5

Latest version: 10.52

(requires Windows 7+)

 

No longer supported by Quark.*

QuarkXPress version 10 has been relatively problem-free beginning with version 10.00, although early builds did show extreme slowness when scrolling pages (this seems fixed in version 10.5).

 

Q++Studio officially supports QuarkXPress 10 since November, 2013.

 

New features:

 

Textboxes which contain missing fonts are highlighted (this default behavior can be turned off, but we personally find it a big plus).

Starting with version 10.1, it is now possible to zoom at a factor of 8000% (eight thousand percent), a welcome feature for all those frustrated by the previous zoom limitations of previous versions of QuarkXPress.

Starting with QuarkXPress 10.5 the bitmap previews generated during scanning are much nicer.

 

Important information about QuarkXPress 10

 

QuarkXPress 10 will not run on Windows XP.

QuarkXPress 10 cannot be used to open QuarkXPress files saved using QuarkXPress 3-4-5-6 (although Quark has released a free utility to convert files from versions 4-5-6 to version 7).

The QuarkXPress file format has changed between QuarkXPress 10.1x and 10.2 (similarly to what happened between QuarkXPress 9.0x and 9.1). This means that, if you are using QuarkXPress 10, you will have to upgrade to QuarkXPress 10.2.

QuarkXPress 10 is no longer supported by Quark since July 31, 2017.

QuarkXPress 9

 

Minimum version: 9.20

Recommended version: 9.51

Latest version: 9.541

No longer supported by Quark.*

QuarkXPress version 9 has been an excellent, problem-free, version from version 9.00. However, in late 2011, the file format and internals of QuarkXPress 9.1 were changed, with the result that the minimal version of QuarkXPress 9 is 9.20.

 

QuarkXPress 9 is no longer supported by Quark since September 30, 2015.

QuarkXPress 8

 

Minimum version: 8.16

Recommended version: 8.51

Latest version: 8.51

No longer supported by Quark.*

(not compatible with Windows 10+)

QuarkXPress version 8 has been an excellent, problem-free, version from version 8.00, however the internal headers of QuarkXPress 8 were changed with version 8.16 which mandates the use of QuarkXPress 8.16 at least.

 

QuarkXPress 8 is no longer supported by Quark since December 31, 2013, and will not run on Windows 10 or above.

 

Versions 3-7 of QuarkXPress cannot run on Windows 7, or above, and therefore cannot be used with the 64-bit XV4 version of Q++Studio.

 

 

Although versions 8-2020 of QuarkXPress are no longer supported by Quark, we will try to maintain the compatibility of Q++Studio XV4 64-bit with all QuarkXPress versions, from 8-2020, for as long as possible (as is the case for our support of InDesign).

 


Topic 176380, last updated on 23-Nov-2022