February 2019 Release Notification for Enterprise

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February 2019 Release Notification for Enterprise

Post by jaiken » 19 Feb 2019, 16:03

We're kicking off 2019 with a customer-focused enterprise update. This short-cycle release provides quality improvements, additional cloud infrastructure support, usability enhancements, improved performance, and increased reliability for business users.

Features by product are detailed below, with more information available in our published documentation. We thank you for your continued support!

Quark Publishing Platform
  • Amazon infrastructure support - customers can now leverage cloud services for Quark Publishing Platform data storage
    • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) - specify an S3 repository adapter to store Platform assets using the leading cloud provider
    • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) - administrators may now deploy the Platform Server database using Amazon RDS for SQL Server
  • Infrastructure updates - this release provides updates to Aspose and CKEditor to deliver quality improvement

QuarkXPress Server
  • Compatibility with QuarkXPress 2018 - January 2019 Update
    • Enjoy the latest features of QuarkXPress 14.2.1, which includes Indic language support for text, typography, and Unicode fonts for digital and print layouts
    • Amazon S3 infrastructure support for data storage of the QuarkXPress Server docpool
  • Quality improvements - this release includes several important bug fixes

Quark Author Web Edition
  • Spell Checking usability - improve content quality with an enhanced spell-checking experience that allows authors to iterate over spelling errors, replace errors with suggestions, and add terms to the user dictionary
    • This high-performing spell checker further boosts authoring efficiency by replacing/ignoring all errors with a single-click
    • Enjoy a range of configuration operations, including the ability to ignore read-only content or specific sections like data tables which don't require spell checking
    • Set default language preferences for spell checking or via events using the Quark Author API for extensibility
  • Connect your content with our latest cross-reference enhancements - incorporating customer feedback we provided several usability enhancements:
    • Easily configure Quark Author to ignore specific cross-reference element targets to minimize visual clutter
    • Improve consistency and enforce style guides with greater control over cross-reference formats, including a configuration option which prevents editing of cross-reference formats
    • Developers will enjoy a new callback when cross-reference text is evaluated to support quality checking and similar downstream use cases for publishing and automated delivery

Quark XML Author
  • New navigation pane - Business Documents and Smart Content Users now have an interactive, left-hand document outline
    • Easily click a document section to jump to that content in the canvas
    • Reorder sibling sections in the navigation pane using drag and drop
    • Promote/demote sections in the document tree
    • Developers can also extend the context menu to enable/disable custom menu options
  • Maintaining our focus on business user performance, we improved paste, undo, and redo performance by 70 to 90%
  • Modularized application and document configuration streamlines configuration management at scale
  • This release extends on the August 2018 delivery of the Smart Content Schema, so net new projects can use the Smart Content Toolkit for defining new document types and style templates
    • Smart Paste is now fully supported for Smart Content, retaining the structure and formatting for pasted content
    • Performance for undo/redo and paste are improved by greater than 50%

Microsoft Office and Quark XML Author Adapters
  • Microsoft Office Adapters compatibility update - Adapters software is compatible with the latest Platform version
  • XML Author Adapters compatibility update - Adapters software is compatible with the latest Platform and XML Author versions

Platform XTensions for QuarkXPress and QuarkCopyDesk
  • Compatibility update - Platform XTensions for QuarkXPress and QuarkCopyDesk features are now compatible with the latest version of QuarkXPress 2018 - January 2019 Update
  • Smart Content Toolkit Update - an updated Smart Content XTension makes the new tools compatible with the latest versions of Quark Publishing Platform and QuarkXPress
  • Platform Client Update - Smart Content Designer is updated with the latest Platform Client

  • Updates have been made to the 3rd party software list shipped with the software.
  • Older enterprise products are nearing end of life for support, so please check our Knowledge Base or your support representative for more details

How to learn more?
For a complete breakdown of what's new in this release or for any other questions, please contact your support representative by visiting https://quark.freshdesk.com/en/support/home.

See our full documentation set, available here:

Please start a conversation here on our Enterprise forums. We're always happy to hear your feedback!

Jason Aiken
Sr. Product Manager, Quark Enterprise Solutions

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