A report recently released by the IT Enquirer rated QuarkXPress 7 against InDesign CS3 and awarded its laurel to the erstwhile layout king.
A comparison of features and usage run by the tech web portal The IT Enquirer has Quark’s flagship QuarkXPress 7 beating out InDesign CS3, according to a release posted on SourceWire.
According to the release, a number of tests were run concentrating on the time taken to do similar tasks, and qualitative conclusions were drawn with respect to creativity, efficiency, and productivity. The results?
In relation to speed the report found that QuarkXPress performed better in 79% of the tests compared to 21% for InDesign. It was also determined that QuarkXPress 7 has better support for design departments where more than one person needs to control and manage the layout process by offering support for Job Jackets, Composition Zones and sharing colour management elements. InDesign CS3 was seen to have better support for fast table formatting and long-document features.
The release does give InDesign CS3 credit for interface and obvious access to creative tools, but notes that access to some creative tools involve invoking other programs, thus affecting productivity at least by the time it takes to activate those applications.
Readers are invited to judge for themselves: the report is available for free from this link (free registration to IT Enquirer is required).
The IT Enquirer’s main site is http://ww.it-enquirer.com.