Computer Aid International Donation (December
Cleaning out the cupboards for the New Year? We have donated
our unused computer equipment to Computer
Aid International. If you have any equipment – PCs,
monitors, printers, etc - that you don’t use anymore, please
consider sending it to Computer Aid to benefit education and
health causes in developing countries. They are a not-for-profit,
registered UK charity.
Online Customer Survey (September
We have a new online survey for existing owners of our software to tell us
where we’re doing well with our software and service, and where we’re
You can complete the survey anonymously if you prefer; no fields
are ‘required’. It’ll take about five minutes
- depending on how fast you type - and it’s available at:
Movies for LinkUP Pricing (September
We have launched a new set of movies for
LinkUP Pricing. They are Flash-based visuals which cover most
of the LinkUP Pricing functions, called Viewlets. We will eventually
have movies that cover all our Tutorials for LinkUP Enterprise.
Viewlets will also be used more in our Technical FAQ section. Let
us know what you think of them, particularly if you have
any problems viewing them.
We’re Exhibiting at ECMOD in
Autumn – 25 and 26 October 2006 (July
We have booked a stand at ECMOD (European
Catalogue and Mail Order Days Exhibition) at Earls Court in October.
If you are planning to attend, let us
know and we can put you on our free ticket list.
Even if you’re not in the catalogue and mail order industry,
and you are in London one of those days (maybe for MacExpo),
come and see a demo of our software.
LinkUP Pricing Launched Online (June
We have launched LinkUP
Pricing, our new entry-level LinkUP. This Quark XTension
allows you to make pricing and text changes in an entire document
at the press of a button. It enables you to make changes right
up to your deadline. See our LinkUP
Comparison Chart for details of its major functions.
This XTension is compatible with Quark 6.1 upwards and will
qualify for a free upgrade to a QuarkXPress 7 version of LinkUP
Pricing when this is launched later this year.
Ipex 2006 (February 2006)
MC Research is going to be exhibiting at Ipex 2006. We will
be demonstrating our LinkUP family of software: LinkUP Pricing,
LinkUP Workgroup, LinkUP Enterprise and LinkUP DDS. LinkUP DDS
is a brand new product and LinkUP Pricing is an update of an
We will be in Hall 20 of the Pre-Media and Pre-Press section on Stand 20-D20
along with Quark – come and visit us! If you are attending, please let
us know and we can set up a demonstration time or just put some time aside
for a chat.
“ Ipex, the biggest printing and graphics arts exhibition in the English-speaking
world, and takes place from 4-11th April 2006 at the NEC, Birmingham UK. “.
See www.ipex.org for full
details of the event.
Filemaker Pro 8 Compatibility (January
We are pleased to announce that we now have Filemaker Pro 8
compatibility with QuarkXPress 6 using LinkUP. For full instructions
on setting up a Filemaker ODBC connection, see our Technical
(Please note that Filemaker 7 is not ODBC compliant and so is not available
to use with LinkUP. However, in these instances you may wish to use our DBF
version by exporting from Filemaker. Details of the DBF version can also be
found in the Technical FAQ section.)
If you have any other database compatibility questions, please fill in an Enquiry
Form for Technical advice.
Search Function on Technical FAQ pages (December
We have added a Search Function to our Technical FAQ pages.
Due to the increased number of FAQs available, we have implemented
an internal search bar to query our technical information database.
If you have a suggestion for a new Technical FAQ, please complete the Enquiry
Form or email us at email@example.com.
New Version of LinkUP for Macs (October
We have added a new Mac demo XTension bundle to the Downloads page.
This is the new DBF version of LinkUP available for Enterprise
or Workgroup editions. The DBF version of LinkUP connects to
a local file on the Mac (with the file extension of .dbf, hence
the name), allowing you to test the XTension without setting
up an ODBC driver and connection.
Full copies of LinkUP Enteprise 8 and LinkUP Workgroup 8 licences come with
both ODBC and DBF versions to enable you to choose how you want to connect
to your data in a production environment.
New Technical FAQ Document re Where
Statements (September 2005)
We have added a new Technical FAQ document in the Tips and Hints
section. This talks you through applying "where" statements in
order to build your document in sections using the LinkUP Enterprise
New Technical FAQ - Creating Relational
Template Builds (July 2005)
We have added a new Technical FAQ document in the Tips and Hints section. This
talks you through how to create a simple three level template build. This is
useful when your data is stored as a hierarchy in your database as this can
be automatically reflected in the Quark document (eg, catalogues with sections,
sub-sections and products, travel brochures with countries, towns, hotels etc).
FireFox (June 2005)
Our site has been modified and as a result
is now fully compatible with the FireFox browser.
New Technical FAQ Document re Filtering
the Data Viewer (April 2005)
We have updated our Technical FAQ document, Filtering
the Data Viewer Record Set. This shows you how to limit
the amount of records you can see via the Data Viewer when
using the LinkUP XTension to connect to your database via QuarkXPress.
New LinkUP Enterprise ‘Master
Page Build’ Tutorial Added (March 2005)
We have added a tutorial explaining Master Page Builds to our demo
bundle. This tutorial explains how, using different templates
in your QuarkXPress master page area, you can build entire
documents with complex multiple layouts. This is Tutorial 6
and can be run with the relevant XTension for Quark 4/5 and
New LinkUP Enterprise 8 Manual (February
An updated LinkUP Enterprise 8 Manual (for QuarkXPress 6) is available now
for download in .pdf form from our Downloads section.
QuarkXPress 6.5 (December 2004)
MC Research confirms that LinkUP Enterprise 8 and LinkUP Workgroup
8 are compatible with the new QuarkXPress update to version 6.5
for Mac. LinkUP Enterprise 8 for PC only is not currently available
due to an issue within Quark; it does, however work in 6.1 on
PC and workgroup versions
To upgrade your QuarkXPress visit: http://www.quark.com/products/xpress/65update.html
For any questions regarding your existing LinkUP licences, please contact
Froogle (December 2004)
We have submitted our ‘store’ to the beta version of Froogle.co.uk to
make our products easier to find online.
Firefox (November 2004)
We are aware that our site is not fully compatible with the Firefox (getfirefox.com)
browser. Specifically the forms will not work so, if you require downloads
or other information, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please bear with us while we address this issue.
New Website (October 2004)
This website has been updated and, hopefully, improved. We have simplified
the navigation and increased the content. Please let us know if there is anything
you want added in the future.
Article in Catalogue & e-business (June
In this month’s Industry Focus on Systems companion
to Catalogue & e-business, there is a Case Study
about our collaboration with one of our recent clients, A4CS,
using LinkUP Enterprise to create a complex catalogue. Click here to
read the article online, or here to
download the pdf.
Quark 6 Compatible XTensions (May
Enterprise and LinkUP
Workgroup Quark XTensions are now available in full Quark
6, OSX native versions. Database publishing using Quark 6 made
easy! Available in both MAC and PC. See our Products section
for full details.
FAQs (Mar 2004)
Please check out our Technical FAQs and Customer FAQs - they have been updated.
Let us know if you have any unanswered questions and we will endeavour to add
Website (Jan 2004)
This website is new! All the text has been updated, all the product descriptions
and new areas added.
Following our revealing survey earlier last year, we are striving
to give you a more user-friendly and easy to navigate site. Please
do let us know what you think – either complete the Comment
Form or email email@example.com with
comments, criticisms and suggestions.
For our existing customers, we intend to add to our Technical
FAQs and perhaps add a user forum – let us know if you
want anything added.
For our new customers, we have produced a Customer FAQ section
to help you out with pre-purchase queries. Of course, if your
questions aren’t answered here, please contact
Quark 6 (Dec 2003)
We will be launching LinkUP Enterprise and LinkUP Workgroup 8 for Quark 6 shortly.
If you are an existing customer you will contacted automatically, if you want
us to contact you, please email