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Quark Author for Word 2003 System Requirements

The following provides the hardware and software requirements of Quark Author for Microsoft® Word.


Quark Author requires the following minimum hardware configuration:

  • 500 MHz processor
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB or more recommended)
  • 1GB hard disk space
  • Display with 1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor
  • Peripherals suitable for Microsoft® Word authoring
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation from DVD (not required for installation from download)


Quark Author requires one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows® XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
  • Windows Vista® 32-bit (Enterprise, Business or Ultimate) operating system with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher

Quark Author requires one of the following versions of Microsoft Office: Also run Office Updates at to ensure the latest version is installed.

  • Office 2002 (XP) Service Pack 3 (SP3) (released 3/30/2004) or higher
  • Office 2003 (Standard or Professional) Service Pack 3 (SP3) (released 9/17/2007) or higher

In addition, the following components are required for installation:

Once the required installation of Word is complete, you may install Quark Author.