Forwarding Address: OS X

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not a Quark user. I don't plan on being a Quark user. So who cares if they're socialists?

I mention this only because I've heard from reliable mac manager sources that Quark is a big deal. Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog we learn that something called "Quark Publishing System 3 Classic Edition (QPS Classic 3)" is now out for OS X. I honestly have no idea what that means...but I'm sure a very small population of OS X users are very happy about this. Or not...who knows.


  • It's a big deal for people using XPress in a workgroup environment. (I think there's something similar for InDesign called K4.) QPS does version control, access control, and workflow management. In English, that means QPS enables you to do stuff like automatically maintain the last 10 revisions of your publication and step back to any older version at any time; exercise very fine-grained access control, e.g. you can make photo captions only editable by the caption writer; and track signoffs (has this item been copyedited? is the design approved?) for every story. I have clients who are still using OS 9 solely because of QPS.

    By pbx, at 8:55 AM  

  • Okay, that sounds pretty freaking cool. Wow...a real OS X migration story just waiting to happen.

    By Patrick, at 10:29 AM  

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