Quark Europe (00800 1787 8275) is offering a set of manuals - usual cost £62 – for XPress users who upgrade to version 5.0 before the end of July. The company has also released an update (version 5.01) for its DTP application.

The QuarkXPress 5.0 printed manual set includes: A Guide to QuarkXPress: Using QuarkXPress; A Guide to QuarkXPress: Interface Overview; and QuarkXPress: Keyboard Command Guide.

The QuarkXPress 5.0 upgrade costs £328 (from version 4.x), or £570 (from version 3.x); prices exclude VAT.

Version 5.0’s new and enhanced features include: layers (organize and control document content and design elements); tables (present text, graphics, or both in easily created and edited tables); Web-page design (create Web pages using familiar QuarkXPress tools; XML export (publish your QuarkXPress content in print, on the Web, and in eBooks); enhanced print tools (streamline production with improved collect-for-output, fonts, ICC profiles, and non-PostScript printing support).

You must mention key code S3YG2LDG2J when ordering.

The 5.01 update offers a series of enhancements, including: New spell checking dictionaries in QuarkXPress Passport; a new hyphenation option; and repair of a fault which led the application to crash when a text box or thumbnail box containing index entries from a print document was dragged to a Web document. The update also modifies Quark License Administrator, delivering more flexibility in case of server/network failure.