Quark has announced the availability of the 14.3 release of the Quark Content Automation Platform. The new 14.3 release introduces usability updates that span the entire platform. Content development teams may benefit from better functionality that improves ease-of-use and boosts productivity, including time-saving editing and saving improvements, enhancements to copy and paste, intuitive content structuring functionality and additional features such as responsive popups and large table handling.
“The biggest driver behind our continuous updates to the Quark Content Automation Platform is helping our customers work as efficiently as possible. The many updates in the 14.3 release improve how content teams across marketing, sales, HR, legal, operations and other departments create, edit and update content. With better content processes, these teams can better serve their customers, partners and employees,” said Chris Hickey, chief executive officer of Quark.
Whether creating new content, updating existing content or collaborating on content across departments, the 14.3 release of the Quark Content Automation Platform improves the development of business-critical content. The release includes dozens of new customer-requested features and functionality that fall into a few categories.
Enhanced editing and saving
New functionality takes the guesswork out of daily content editing and saving. From new spellcheck functionality and periodic local saves to document history snapshots and error recovery, content teams can ensure all changes will be saved and tracked.
Enhancements to copy/paste
Copy and paste is a critical function of day-to-day authoring processes. Efficiency is increased with the new functionality that improves how to copy/paste footnotes and endnotes, tracked changes, comments and more.
Intuitive content structuring
Now it’s even easier to move and restructure content within a Quark Author document. To add sections before and after existing sections – or change the hierarchy of sections of a document – users can simply click on the section and choose from a menu of options.
2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India
Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and
multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.
The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry.
While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately
their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book
printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.
The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.
Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.
Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.
Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.