Quark has announced the availability of Quark Publishing System 9.1, the new version of Quark’s dynamic publishing platform for automated publishing to print, Web, e-reader, mobile, and tablet devices. The new version is compatible with QuarkXPress 9.1 and App Studio, allowing media and corporate publishers to publish to the iPad and other digital formats without hiring a separate team of developers.
The improvements to Quark Publishing System 9.1 and its compatibility with QuarkXPress 9.1 and App Studio allow designers and content creators to easily create and publish iPad apps and issues; incorporate digital assets and workflows into their existing publishing system; automate publishing to the iPad and ePUB format; and let all system users share, access, and collaborate on digital publishing projects.
- iPad publishing and ePUB support from all clients: Provides multiple ways for users to publish iPad-ready content and the ePUB format, including through Microsoft SharePoint.
- Reference audio/video assets in QuarkXPress layouts: Incorporate audio and visual files stored in Quark Publishing System in QuarkXPress layouts, just as is possible with any graphic or image in order to efficiently reuse digital content for iPad outputs.
- Collaborate remotely on iPad publishing projects: Through Web Hub, content creators can edit projects with App Studio layouts; drag and drop assets directly from Windows Explorer/Finder; and check in multiple assets at once using “Check In Other,” which eliminates the need to check in each asset separately.
- iPad publishing automation: Speeds publishing to the iPad by letting users automatically merge multiple projects into one issue, trigger iPad output from a change in workflow status or a pre-defined schedule, and deliver iPad content to a Web server or a file server.
Support for Digital Assets and Workflows
With Quark Publishing System 9.1 users can also add digital publishing assets and workflows to existing content, which reduces or even eliminates the need for a separate team to work on digital output. For example, users can add video editors to existing workflows, set up separate workflows for digital publications and even digital publishing assets, such as slideshows and podcasts, and allow multi-media specialists to engage in the publishing workflow just as writers, editors, and designers do by checking-in and managing assets.
Composition Zones and Shared Content
In addition to time and resource-saving improvements associated with iPad and ePUB publishing, Quark Publishing System 9.1 makes assets stored in Quark Publishing System available for re-use in Composition Zones and as Shared Content. This capability reduces and eliminates the time designers spend searching for assets, improves consistency and accuracy by ensuring all layouts use assets from a single source, and makes updates faster and easier because a change to an asset stored in Quark Publishing System is automatically reflected in all instances where an asset is used.