August 2018 Release Notification for QuarkXPress Server

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August 2018 Release Notification for QuarkXPress Server

Post by jaiken » 17 Aug 2018, 17:06

Celebrate the harvest season with our August 2018 enterprise update coming soon! Active enterprise customers and partners can already access the pre-release.

Consistent with our ongoing obsession to respond to our customers' requests for new features and fixes, this enterprise product release brings about some advances to usability and output accessibility. 

We are also proud to announce a brand new toolkit focused on accelerating speed to value:
  • Smart Content Designer - this first release helps designers apply styles to enterprise publishing templates using the world-class layout power of QuarkXPress. Define new styles for enterprise document models, preview results, and drive new capabilities for personalization using metadata conditions.
  • Smart Content Builder - this public beta version allows information architects to rapidly build new content types in Quark Publishing Platform. Build new models with a user interface and enjoy the benefits of Smart Content, all without needing to know XML schema syntax.
The Smart Content Toolkit provides a UI-driven approach to tasks which used to require code development. The new tools reduce the need for developer skill sets by simplifying content modeling and stylesheet development. This helps increase project velocity. Quark CTO Dave White says "the new Smart Content Toolkit accelerates the path to results by a time-order of magnitude: what used to take months can be done in a week, what used to take weeks can be done in days, and what used to take days can be done in hours."

August 2018 provides accessible PDF output, alternative text to enhance image accessibility, and full compatibility with the recent QuarkXPress 2018 update. For more detail, please review our documentation to learn all about this exciting update!

QuarkXPress Server
  • Compatibility with QuarkXPress 2018 - QuarkXPress 14.x earned accolades for its many new features and enhancements which drive enterprise formatting power like spanning footnotes across multiple columns
  • Accessibility enhancements - generate tagged PDF output and alternative text for images using the new PDF engine and URL parameters in this release, a significant milestone for content produced by Quark technology
  • XMP metadata in PDF output - generate Title, Author, Subject, and Keyword fields more easily to help enrich content consumption and retrieval

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

See our full documentation set, available here:

We'd love to hear your feedback. Please start a conversation here on our Enterprise forums!

Jason Aiken
Sr. Product Manager, Quark Enterprise Solutions

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