Is it possible to convert QuarkXPress documents to InDesign CS2 format?
Quark has chosen to encrypt the XPress 5.0 and 6.0 file formats. Because of this decision, InDesign CS2 cannot directly open and convert XPress 5.0 and 6.0 files. By contrast, the InDesign file format is not encrypted, so it better supports and adapts to a wide variety of workflows.
- Mac OS users: There is one solution for converting your XPress 5.0-6.5 documents to InDesign. A third-party plug-in developer, MarkzWare, produces MarkzTools 5.5, a plug-in to QuarkXPress 4.x and 5.x for the Mac that can open your XPress 6.x files and save them back to XPress 4.x format. You can then open those files in Adobe InDesign CS, which is able to convert files from XPress 3.3-4.x. Please note that new XPress 6.0 features may not be supported when you save backwards to QuarkXPress 4.x format.
- Windows users: Unfortunately, there are no solutions available at this time for Windows users of XPress 5.0 or 6.0 to move their files to InDesign. Should any options become available in the future, we will provide information about those solutions.