Quark has announced an update to QuarkXPress that’s available free of charge to all version 9 users. The update optimizes App Studio for QuarkXPress with improvements made to file size, font compatibility, and interactive features.

App Studio is the digital publishing solution that allows designers to create HTML5 apps for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android devices with the page layout software they already know. The updates to QuarkXPress to enhance app creation with App Studio include:

° Issue file size optimization to create even smaller App Studio  downloads;

° Option to embed any TrueType or OpenType font into App Studio layouts;

° New horizontal scroll box interactive enrichment;

° Scroll support for web views;

° The ability to add interactivity to anchored boxes;

° New “Open File” action for embedding additional media within HTML5 content

You can download QuarkXPress 9.5.1 at http://tinyurl.com/3rmaqwm .