Limitations of PDFs created in QuarkXPress should be considered in order to achieve optimum results when you convert PDF to QuarkXPress with Markzware PDF2DTP, data conversion software for QuarkXPress QXP desktop publishing (DTP) workflows:
Markzware publishes PDF2DTP, data conversion software to convert PDF to QuarkXPress or to convert PDF to InDesign. Here is a video that shows you how Quark XTension, PDF2DTP, enables users to edit PDF in QXP or INDD (graphic software file formats):
How to Convert PDF File to QuarkXPress with PDF2DTP
Markzware PDF2DTP allows users to edit PDF in QXP for graphic arts
Here are data conversion limitations involved when you convert PDF to QuarkXPress:
Drop Shadows in a PDF generated by QuarkXPress convert to images. If the font is missing, the image will not match the characters of the substituted font. Drop Shadows on separate text cannot be handled by QuarkXPress, which instead applies the Drop Shadow to the text box.
Section Formats are not retained in PDFs exported from QuarkXPress.
Unnamed non-spot colors using a shade (tint value) will appear as the tint defined at 100%.
Pathnames lost when QuarkXPress generates a PDF include BMP, GIF, PDF, PICT, and PDF.
Image types not supported by QuarkXPress include PCX, PXR, and TGA.
Opaque text with opaque settings will be generated by QuarkXPress as Outline shapes.
Modified paragraph styles may include Character or Paragraph Style names preceded by a “+” due to local formatting changes (likely different Space Before/After settings).
PDF2DTP and QuarkXPress Threshold Limits:
|Maximum Spread Width||48 inches|
|Minimum Point Size||2 points|
|Maximum Point Size||720 points (10 inches)|
|Minimum Leading||1080 points|
|Maximum Leading||1080 points (15 inches)|
|Minimum Horizontal/Vertical Scale||.25 percent|
|Maximum Horizontal/Vertical Scale||400 percent|
|Minimum Baselineshift||-3 times point size|
|Maximum Baselineshift||3 times point size|
|Minimum Tracking/Kerning||-500 ems|
|Maximum Tracking/Kerning||500 ems|
|Minimum Character/Word Spacing||0 points|
|Maximum Character/Word Spacing||500 points|
|Minimum First/Left/Right Indent||0 points|
|Maximum First/Left/Right Indent||3456 points (48 inches)|
|Minimum Space Before/After||0 points|
|Maximum Space Before/After||3456 points (48 inches)|
|Maximum Restart Line Numbering||20|
Need document conversion? The Quark XTension to convert PDF to QuarkXPress QXP documents, with fonts, images, colors, and more, is available via the PDF2DTP page. The PDF2DTP InDesign plugin to convert PDF to InDesign (INDD) graphic design documents is also available via the PDF2DTP page. Additional conversion tools for creative professionals can be found on the Markzware Products page.
Data conversion software to edit PDF to QuarkXPress: Markzware PDF2DTP QuarkXPress XTension!