Least not to me. I'm staying with 4.11. I'm OS 9, for one thing, I don't have $299 for the upgrade ($399 to upgrade from 3), and I don't do web stuff. The Table function sounds pretty nice, but not for the money.<br><br>Anyway, the funny thing is I got an email from them today, saying that the three set User Manuals are now free, if I upgrade before May 31. Until now, when you bought the upgrade, you had to pay an extra $50 for the manuals. Talk about a rip. Guess they're either not selling enough upgrades or they can't afford the storage space for those giant manuals.<br><br>Shoot, the only manual I've ever reffed for Quark are Blatner's books. I use the "official" manuals for door stops. <br><br><br><br>[color:blue]A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. – W. Wonka</font color=blue>
Loc: Bay Area, California, USA
We had to get a single copy at work because of some tests we were doing with Quark 5 files. We probably won't bother getting any more for the foreseable future. It works ok, but we had some problems with Postscript errors with our old Charlatan, er, Harlequin RIP. It works just fine with our new Level 3 RIP however. I haven't had much chance to use the new features, but i don't really want to spend the time anyway. I have been using InDesign 2 more than Quark 5 as it is just a better app IMHO, and it runs in OS X.<br><br>
Don't blame you one bit. Besides, if you're going to build web sites, the proper app is a must. We're beginning our switchover to InDesign next week. ID2 is READY! AND we're sticking with OS 9 for the forseeable future.<br><br>Maybe a year from now - X?<br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
Loc: Milan (Italy) - Madrid (Spain)
In the last months my pupils have been asking me about InDesign and I began to see what was it about. Now, after some weeks of use I have to say it's better than my dear Quark. Maybe it's time to change.<br><br>
Well I will stick with Quark until its time for Me to change.<br><br>Anyway the big service shops here are still 99% Quark anyway. They do have InDesign for just in case a job comes through but they say that not even One InDesign job came through their door since the 1.0 days.<br><br>All of the Want to hire ads still ask for Quark experiance and they all never ask for any Indesign experiance.<br><br>So for now Quark is still King in my eyes - InDesign is comeing up from the rear, very very fast and now is in a good positing to be the next King so Quark better get its lead out and play thier cards right.<br><br>
I'd love to play with ID; from what I read, it has some features that would make me drool. But I agree with Carp, it's still not the "industry standard".<br><br>I've said this a jillion times, but – I've spent 7 years with Quark. It's as intuitive to me as walkin', talkin' and chewin' gum. As good as ID may be, what might hold it back is the same attitude that I have. I'm certainly not opposed to change, but still, I don't see me switching horses right now.<br><br>I read an article that talked about "lack of inertia". I think that's what will plauge ID for awhile. It will be ineteresting to see how it all washes out over the next couple of years. <br><br>[color:blue]A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. – W. Wonka</font color=blue>
I have been in the same boat as you, Lea - QX and I, for five years, have made for good "bedfellows". BUT, taking the chance I might be missing something revolutionary, I bought ID during it's first release - when it was a bargain. I "played" with it a bit and was not too impressed immediately, so QX remained my workhorse. ID 1.5 showed some definite improvements, but not enough to sway me.<br><br>ID 2 is VERY close to a perfect alternative and has some great features lacking in QX. It's typical Adobe interface becomes comfortable quickly and compound that with the reduction in time spent in a vector graphic program, it will undoubtedly become my preferred layout app.<br><br>I have converted approx. 90% of my QX files without a hitch and I look forward to the coming week when my preferred service bureau has promised to support my ID files.<br><br>ID 2 is much better than the little publicity it's getting states it is. Check out the MacWorld review. Even I was surprised!<br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
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