Quark 8.12

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Quark 8.12

Post by DomiFrog » 21 Dec 2017, 06:43

First message from a very non-tech person... Could someone please tell me if I would be able to run Quark 8.12 on Mac os Sierra?

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Re: Quark 8.12

Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 21 Dec 2017, 07:59

Hi Domi,

we definitely know that some users are doing that, yes. Some UI controls will look funny for sure and there might be other issues.

As Quark did never support this combination, we do not have detailed information about it.

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Re: Quark 8.12

Post by DomiFrog » 21 Dec 2017, 10:03

Hello Matthias,

Many thanks for your prompt reply and for keeping it straight to the point :)
I work for myself as a designer using a pretty antique Mac and (don't fall off your chair) Quark 6.5. Quite frankly it suits my needs and I still produce 2 x 244 page luxury holiday brochures every year for a loyal UK client and another one slightly smaller for a French pharmaceutical company and a whole variety of leaflets, press adverts, etc in between. The main issues I get are actually caused by my old Mac rather than my very old version of Quark
Problem with working on your own is that you do not have the luxury of time learning about new technology and this (together with cost factor) has meant that I have become well off the loop.
I am used to Mac and have been working with Quark since its early days so I would feel more confident keeping to this combination.

Of course I could always look into 2017 Quark which obviously (?) would be fine with Sierra / High Sierra.
I'll just have to investigate everything a little more before making a decision.
Many thanks again & kind regards
D.

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Re: Quark 8.12

Post by Jiri Melnicky » 21 Dec 2017, 12:04

I advise you to upgrade. In particular, the Native Objects function is really worth it! :)
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Re: Quark 8.12

Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 21 Dec 2017, 15:45

Hi Domi,

I understand that you need or want to use an older Mac. And an older version of QuarkXPress. But why do you feel you need to use High Sierra?

As I said, it might work, just nobody can give you a guarantee that it WILL work. It might. It can.

If you earn money with your setup, my strong advice is to either stay with your older MacOS and your current version of QuarkXPress.
Or – if you feel that High Sierra gives you a huge advantage – upgrade to a newer version of QuarkXPress.
Or look at the possibilities of QuarkXPress 2017, e.g. the free app creation. Then that might be your driver.

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