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QuarkXPress 6.1 Ships

Update adds Panther support By Dave Nagel
Quark Inc. has released QuarkXPress 6.1, an update tot he company's page layout application. The new version, previewed last November, adds support for Mac OS X 10.3 and gains performance enhancements. It's available now for Mac OS X and Windows.

In addition to Panther support and performance enhancements, the new version, according to Quark, offers better integration with Microsoft Excel, including the ability to import text, graphics and chart data directly into QuarkXPress. It also includes a new font mapping utility for managing font substitution and a framework for adding spell checking and hyphenation for additional languages. For the Mac OS X version, it also adds an Edit Original XTension for selecting graphics and opening them in the user's preferred image editing application.

QuarkXPress 6.1 is available now for Mac OS X and Windows as a free update for current users. The full version sells for $1,045. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the editor and producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Corel Painter, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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