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Old 01-11-2006, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default QuarkXPress 7 public beta

If you are interested in knowing more or less what XPress 7 will have, you can download a beta version now (good through March 31).

There is a warning at the site that not all of the features are implemented. There is a ReadMe PDF, but no tech support. Appears to be for all platforms.

Registration required.

So. Who’s game?

   
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:10 PM   #2
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I'm game, but I can't get at it. The Quark web site must be swamped with irritated version 6.5 users who want to find out if version 7 will be any better.

I'll try again in the middle of the night.

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I'm game, but I can't get at it. The Quark web site must be swamped with irritated version 6.5 users who want to find out if version 7 will be any better.
It sure is jammed up. I had been trying to get there to find the information on this since early this morning. Finally got through this afternoon.

That site is a mess, too. Lots of wretched Flash stuff that flickers, jumps, and does unexpected things.

Let us know what you think.

   
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I managed to get through the whole sign-up routine -- which was slow as molasses -- then got this message:

Error Occurred While Processing Request
The request has exceeded the allowable time limit

Grrrr.

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Error Occurred While Processing Request
The request has exceeded the allowable time limit

Grrrr.
Indeed! Maybe your idea of coming back in the middle of the night is a good one.

   
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If anyone is able to successfully download the beta, could you post the size of the file and specify whether it's Mac or Win. I'm interested in either or both but I'm on dial-up.
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The standard version is over 100Mb (Windows or Mac). Even at my super-duper ADSL here the d/l is going to take 30 mins, so the site must be very slow indeed. You can sign up, then download from a friend's computer or internet cafe and copy the installer onto a CDR to take home.

Signing up took no time at all (at midnight!) and there's a beta testers' forum as well. Good luck!
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If anyone is able to successfully download the beta, could you post the size of the file and specify whether it's Mac or Win. I'm interested in either or both but I'm on dial-up.
The Mac version is 143MB, and the PC version about 110MB -- that's for the International English version. Unicode support notwithstanding, they seem to be maintaining separate US, IE and Passport versions. That's greed for you.

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Downloading at an Internet cafe is a great idea! Thanks for the suggestion.

Any issues with burning to a CDR on a PC if I plan to install on a PowerMac?
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The Mac version is 143MB, and the PC version about 110MB -- that's for the International English version.
What is the difference between the US version and the International English version?
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