Quark Interactive Designer making waves in design circles worldwide

Widespread acclaim for interactive Macromedia Flash (SWF) application
for QuarkXPress 7

DENVER – October 31, 2006 – Designing interactive layouts in a flash
is quickly becoming the new rage among designers. Quark Inc.
announced today rave reviews of the new Quark Interactive Designer,
which enables creative professionals to create rich, interactive
content using QuarkXPress 7.

“This is potentially of explosive importance,” declared Bill Troop of

Quark Interactive Designer empowers designers by allowing them to
easily design precise and compelling Macromedia Flash (SWF) layouts
for the Web-without needing to know complicated code. With Quark
Interactive Designer, users simply design for multiple channels
inside QuarkXPress using the only Flash creation application with
built-in collaboration features in the industry.

“Quark Interactive Designer promises to be a breakthrough package,”
claims Bert Hagendoorn, editor-in-chief of Dzone magazine. “Not only
will it be easier than ever to create Flash applications for
consumers and professionals, but the software will probably have an
impact on the Web business itself.”

Ted LoCascio, graphic designer of www.tedlocascio.com, said “Quark
Interactive Designer is the perfect presentation tool for today’s
multi-tasking print designers. Its intuitive, flexible, and
easy-to-use format allows you to create dynamic, interactive
presentations without having to learn ActionScript or even use a
timeline. There’s no faster or easier way to add interactivity to
your workflow.”

Because the software is so easy to use, Quark Interactive Designer
empowers users-from individual designers and agencies to corporate
Marcom and retail groups-to create dynamic interactive pieces without
compromising creativity. In addition, design students finally have
one tool to fully express themselves through all channels: print,
Web, and interactive presentations.

“During my studies, I’ve learned how to create the perfect design for
each media. Though I love learning new tools, it is sometimes
frustrating that every application has different restrictions or that
certain design features just function differently,” said Alexandre
Tchobanko, design student in Germany. “Since Quark Interactive
Designer works inside QuarkXPress, I can finally work with the same
tools to also create compelling designs for Flash-all without having
to learn how to code.”

“Quark Interactive Designer does exactly what it sets out to achieve:
enabling designers to build lively Flash presentations with the
minimum amount of learning,” exclaimed Karen Haslam, deputy editor,
Macworld UK. “As such, it makes QuarkXPress a more rounded
cross-media authoring tool and should enable designers to stay more
involved in cross-media projects.”

Availability and price
Quark Interactive Designer requires QuarkXPress 7.02 or later and is
available as a Universal application for Mac OS and Windows. Quark
Interactive Designer is attractively priced at $199 with a special
introductory offer of $99 until April 1, 2007. Price and terms
subject to change without notice. Locate your nearest Quark
Authorized Reseller in the Americas at www.quark.com/resellers and in
Europe at euro.quark.com/resellers , or purchase it directly from the
QuarkStore on the Quark Web site at store.quark.com/QuarkStore/.

Educational purchasers of QuarkXPress 7 will receive a copy of Quark
Interactive Designer at no charge. If you are an Educational customer
of QuarkXPress 7, visit the Quark Web site www.quark.com/education
for more information.

To learn more about QuarkXPress 7 and how to purchase or upgrade,
visit the Quark Web site at www.quark.com/sales/desktop.

A fully functional 30-day evaluation version of QuarkXPress 7,
including the new Universal release for Intel[do not hyphenate mark]
based Macs, is available for download from www.quark.com/30days.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is an innovative software company
providing design, production, and collaboration solutions that are
transforming the business of creative communications. Quark has
provided award-winning software for professional publishers since its
flagship product, QuarkXPress, changed the course of traditional
publishing. Founded in 1981, Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately