Quark 5 released

The anticipated new version of popular publishing software Quark Express has been released to the channel.

Quark 5 touts new functionality including the use of layers (common among competing and publishing software), new table layout features, and advanced XML options to allow users to re-tag their Quark documents and re-use them under different formats. The recommended retail price is $3584.

Quark Express is distributed in Australia by two companies, Modulo Systems and Xclusive. As a full service distributor, Modulo offers site licences, upgrades, educational lab-packs and support, while Xclusive distributes single user versions.

For the release of Quark 5, Modulo Systems' James Edwards said that the vendor had made some adjustments to its site licensing model which will make the software easier to sell for channel partners and simpler to buy for customers. Under this model, an application is installed on a centralised server to control and administer the software among the PCs on the local network.

Edwards described the margins on the product as "average", saying that if they were any higher the price of the software would not be competitive.

Modulo has a network of around 40 regular resellers after drastically culling its 400-strong reseller base in May 2001.

"It was half-deliberate, half-natural," Edwards said. "We wanted to focus on those resellers who specialise in publishing and education, and avoid those resellers with little experience."

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