Metro International Selects QuarkXPress 7 for Production

By: E&P Staff

Denver-based Quark Inc. announced that free-newspaper publisher Metro International chose to use QuarkXPress 7 across its entire network for production of 69 editions in 93 major cities in 21 countries across Europe, North and South America, and Asia.

“All Metro editions carry headline local, national, and international news in a consistent and accessible format and design, so the ability to collaborate and share content is becoming increasingly important. QuarkXPress 7 enhances collaboration with Composition Zones and Job Jackets. These features will allow all Metro journalists and a network of freelancers to reach new levels of productivity and efficiency,” global IT director of Metro International Global IT Director Michael Mendoza said in a statement.

Because QuarkXPress 7 supports Unicode and OpenType fonts, it enables Metro International to streamline publishing in 19 languages, eliminate costs, and improve quality and productivity, according to Mendoza. He said Adobe InDesign was evaluated, but for reasons of functionality and lack of native support for the new Intel Macs “it simply wasn’t an option.”

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