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Monday, September 24, 2001

QuarkXPress 5.0 Beta version available

QUARK Inc. announced that the beta version of the QuarkXPress 5.0 software is available for download and public beta testing. Anyone interested in testing the software can download a copy from www.quark.com/products/xpress/beta Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is a leading developer of tools and technologies for media-independent publishing. Quark has been providing award-winning software for professional publishing since its flagship product QuarkXPress changed the course of traditional publishing. Founded in 1981, Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

"QuarkXPress 5.0 is a key component of our strategy for media-independent publishing," Jürgen Kurz, vice-president of product management at Quark said. "It’s a single application that publishers can use to create content for print, Web, e-books, and more. It’s critical that tools and processes converge for publishing businesses to remain competitive. QuarkXPress 5.0 helps publishers cut costs by giving them a single tool to deploy content to multiple media."

QuarkXPress is trusted and used more widely than all other page layout applications combined. This makes the industry-leading print tools even better. QuarkXPress 5.0 adds a new Tables feature that allows users to create graphically rich tables to structure design elements or organise complex data. Also, the new ‘Layers’ feature allows users to isolate items on separate "tiers" within QuarkXPress documents and lets publishers manage document variants quickly and easily.

QuarkXPress 5.0 also empowers designers who create content for multiple media by bringing the world’s leading page layout environment to the Web. Designers who are familiar with QuarkXPress can become productive Web designers immediately without having to learn new tools.— TNS


Probed for applauding

A Frenchman who allegedly set up an Internet site applauding the deadly attacks on US landmarks and urging Muslims to fight a holy war is being investigated for encouraging suicide acts, judicial sources said last week.

Smain Bedrouni is under formal judicial investigation after being accused of creating stcom.net, a US-based Web site that calls for ‘jihad’.

Endorsing suicide attempts which aim to kill others is illegal in France.

The daily newspaper Le Figaro said the site was blocked earlier this week by hackers but was soon accessible again to the public after it squeezed space on the server of a US company.

France has been swift to clamp down on extremist or racist Web sites. A French judge made headlines last year with a controversial ruling that Yahoo! Inc. block French citizens’ access to its US-based auction site featuring Nazi memorabilia.

The Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been on the lookout for sites in their networks that incite violence since last week’s terror attacks on the USA in which 6,000 persons were killed or are missing.