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Monday, August 11, 2008

QuarkXpress 8.0 Review

QuarkXpress 8 is probably the easiest program I have seen out there for creating publications, ad copy, etc. Quark offers a 60 day evaluation of their product "QuarkXpress 8" and I have to tell you that compared to other publication programs, it is superior, was very easy to use and creates extremely high-quality professional looking publications and ad copy.

QuarkXpress 8 doesn't have lessons like most programs that run you through it or at least the evaluation version doesn't have lessons. It does have a easy to use interface, an index that explains how to do anything you have a question about. Other than the difficulty locating information on how to operate the program, I was able to within 4 to 6 hours, figure out how to create a high quality cover page for Criminal Defense Magazine, our new free magazine and now it takes me approximately 1 to 2 hours to design each page. In essence, you could design a magazine within 2 to 3 weeks by using this program and publish it for a reasonable fee. The profit you make from writing the book could be used to purchase the full version which costs $800.

That is very expensive for most software but nominal for software like this one that does it all including HTML and other publications. The upside to this software is that all you have to do is find a printing press that will print out your finished project which is saved in .pdf and you have your finished product There really is no downside to this software as I really like everything about it, it's easy to learn and I am putting away money from the advertising going into the first magazine to go towards purchasing the full version.

If you are looking for software to publish your book, magazine or other periodical, this is the program to use and if nothing else, download the 60 day evaluation and try to put it to work for your business or organization.

*Intelligent Ops International, Inc., it's subsidiaries or principals are not being paid by Quark to write this article nor do they receive any type of compensation from Quark for reviewing this product.

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