How to open Quark file in InDesign

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Aug 15, 2017 Aug 15, 2017

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Other than using the Marxware product, is there a way to open a .qxp file with InDesign, or convert it to .indd?

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Community Expert , Aug 15, 2017 Aug 15, 2017

Apart from third party paid products like Markzware, you can only open QuarkXPress 3.3 and 4.0 files and only if you're opening from InDesign CS6 or earlier. You can download InDesign CS6 from a Creative Cloud account.

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Aug 15, 2017 Aug 15, 2017

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Apart from third party paid products like Markzware, you can only open QuarkXPress 3.3 and 4.0 files and only if you're opening from InDesign CS6 or earlier. You can download InDesign CS6 from a Creative Cloud account.

Convert QuarkXPress and PageMaker documents to InDesign

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Sep 25, 2018 Sep 25, 2018

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How can one download InDesign CS6 from a Creative Cloud account. I can only seem to access the current version. Thanks!

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Sep 25, 2018 Sep 25, 2018

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They are in a pop-up menu under Open next to InDesign CC in the Creative Cloud app. Choose Manage, and then Other Versions to get a list of the older versions that are available to install.

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Sep 25, 2018 Sep 25, 2018

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You don’t need CS6 for this. It was PM that was cut at that point.

Even the latest releases of InDesign CC can open Quark 3.x or 4.x files but those are going to be the better part of 20 years old.

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Sep 25, 2018 Sep 25, 2018

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Thank you for both replies! – though this is after I dug out my old version 5.5 CD and installed with the Superdrive plugged in. The problem was I wasn't (was anybody?) using .xxx suffixes back in the 90s for layout files. This problem comes up every few years so watch how I forget how to do it again in a few – if it's still doable then.

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Oct 09, 2018 Oct 09, 2018

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when i try with either CC or CS6, i get the same error:

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Oct 09, 2018 Oct 09, 2018

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As I pointed out already, InDesign can only open very old Quark 3.x and 4.x files. The only way to open anything later is with Q2ID from Markzware.

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New Here ,
Oct 09, 2018 Oct 09, 2018

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oh ah sorry. i am flagellating myself for missing that detail in your earlier post and taking precious time to ask a redundant question. i hate when i do that and my boss often chastizes me over it. i hate Quark and the people who use it.

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Oct 09, 2018 Oct 09, 2018

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There are plenty of very good people using Quark these days.

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May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022

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Here is the link to Q2ID.

https://markzware.com/products/q2id/

 

Lee- Graphic Designer, Print Specialist, Photographer

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2020 Jan 24, 2020

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I am trying to open an old Quark document with a .qxd extension, and InDesign just ignores my attempts. The file is from about 2005. The weirdest thing. No error message, no nothing. Nothing at all happens. Ever seen anything like that??

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Jan 24, 2020 Jan 24, 2020

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Depends on what version of Quark created it. Anything later than 4 will not work.

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Community Beginner ,
May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022

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andguess whast? If you keep your OS up to date (because why wouldn't we when it gives me headaches if we don't), you cannot use CS6! It is NOT COMPATIBLE with macOSMonterrey!!!

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