04 February 2014

QuarkXPress vs. InDesign

For some background on the downfall of QuarkXPress and the rise and rise of InDesign, take a look at this Moravia article by Libor Safar entitled How InDesign Won Against QuarkXPress is a Lesson for Us All.

Translators need to know about these tools and the role played by better localisation in InDesign's success.

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Among the complaints ... for why QuarkXPress failed is, of course, the language issue. InDesign shipped with multilingual feature sets built in, whereas QuarkXPress did not and charged far, far more for a limited language set.

1 comment:

  1. The only serious free option for desktop publishing right now is Scribus (http://www.scribus.net/). It’s software, not web-based. I’ve used it a few times and it’s pretty decent. Of course, I also have QuarkXPress, which I prefer. Hope that helps!

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