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Old 06-27-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
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The current issue of Electronic Publishing has an interesting article on Quark and InDesign and mentioned an interesting site:

http://quarkvsindesign.com

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Old 06-27-2005, 05:29 PM   #2
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The current issue of Electronic Publishing has an interesting article on Quark and InDesign and mentioned an interesting site:

http://quarkvsindesign.com
Oh, gee — don’t you wish you could actually read it? <g>

   
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Oh, gee — don’t you wish you could actually read it? <g>
My thoughts exactly. Terrible contrast, justified text . . .

   
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My thoughts exactly. Terrible contrast, justified text . . .
And if anyone needs an argument for inserting a breaking space (a hairline if possible, but something!) around em dashes, well, just send them to that web site!

   
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It's completely bonkers. He's got phrases in the same colour as the background, unreadable fonts, and desperate design problems. In all other respects it's fine <gg>
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It's completely bonkers. He's got phrases in the same colour as the background, unreadable fonts, and desperate design problems. In all other respects it's fine <gg>
My sentiments exactly!

What on earth are they thinking?

   
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>>kt: Oh, gee — don’t you wish you could actually read it? <g>

It *is* a bit much...perhaps he took a page from Proxy...'-}}

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mmmmmmmmm - what they say is very interesting though
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mmmmmmmmm - what they say is very interesting though
I read the article when I got my printed copy. It was interesting, though not entirely correct on some of the history (none of it critical — just details I noticed).

The real question is the extent to which InDesign has done damage to XPress among users. It appears that more copies of InDesign have been sold than are in serious or steady use. If that is so, then Quark is likely to do fine. Workflow rules, and if people can go on as before without having to retool and retrain and rethink, I suspect most will. For now, anyway.

But as Keith points out in the “Our experience” sidebar to that article, a company that has adapted to Adobe’s CS suite is not too likely to go back to Quark. So it all comes down to timing.

Since neither company publishes sales or support data, we don’t know what’s actually going on.

Those mysteries do keep it all interesting!

   
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:45 PM   #10
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Quark's biggest competition, IMO, is still Quark. Version 4.1.1, to be exact.

When Classic disappears from Mac OS X (beginning with the Intel hardware) is when we'll really get a sense of what's going to happen. In other words, when people are forced to give up 4.1.1, what will they choose?
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