QXPMarkz Export As IDML - QXPMarkz User Guide - 1
Export IDML to InDesign

Post Export

1. Open In

Selecting the Open In Checkbox allows you to select which application will handle the exported IDML file.

2. System Default Application

This is the default application your macOS system uses to handle IDML files. If you have QuarkXPress 2017 or higher loaded, but not InDesign, the latest version of QuarkXPress is the most likely program the macOS will see as the Default Application to handle IDML files.

3. Specific Application Path

Selecting this radio button will enable the selection area.

4. Selection area

Click in the selection area to bring up a Standard macOS Finder window allowing you to navigate to the application you wish to use to handle the exported IDML file. The application you select must be able to actually handle the IDML, otherwise it will display some form of error message. Some possible choices for apps would be Adobe InDesign or Affinity Publisher v1.8 and higher.

5. Suppress dialogs when possible

When this box is selected warning and error dialogs in applications the IDML is sent too are suppressed if possible. These dialogs would typically be things like missing fonts and missing images.
When opening files in other applications, many times they pop up alert dialogs that require you to click on something to continue. This can cause unwanted interference or halt in a workflow. The downside of suppressing these dialogs is you do not know if fonts or images may be missing.

6. Show in Finder

If this box is checked, when you perform the Export as IDML action, once it is completed, your file will be revealed in a Standard macOS Finder Window. Unless you need to interact with the file immediately after export in the macOS Finder, this box should be left unchecked. Leaving the box unchecked will also speed up the export process as a Finder Window will not need to be called and displayed.

7. Close Document

If this box is checked, your file will be closed in QXPMarkz after the IDML file has been exported. By Default this box is left unchecked and your file remains open in QXPMarkz until you manually decide to close the file.

8. Cancel Button

Clicking the Cancel button will cancel the IDML export action and close the IDML Export Pane. This will take you back to the main File View Window in QXPMarkz.

9. Export Button

Clicking the Export button will export an IDML of the currently active file using the settings you have selected in this Export IDML Panel. When you click on Export this will also bring up a Standard macOS Finder window asking you where you would like to Save your IDML file.


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