Convert a PDF File to QuarkXPress with PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress

Convert a PDF file to QuarkXPress with PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress. To make data conversion from PDF to QuarkXPress easier, Markzware has trouble-shooting tips and data conversion preferences in PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress:

A PDF is like a “drawing” with commands for rendering objects to printer or screen, so it can be difficult or impossible to convert a PDF file to QuarkXPress with 100% accuracy. PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress from Markzware can convert PDF to QuarkXPress, bringing document elements from the PDF into QuarkXPress during the data conversion, with surprising accuracy.

PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress makes it possible to edit PDF in QuarkXPress, saving time by limiting manual adjustments needed to produce a document of acceptable quality. Watch how in this video:

Convert a PDF File to QuarkXPress with PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress

Markzware PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress XTension can
convert PDF file to QuarkXPress, so that you can edit PDF in QuarkXPress

Some items that make PDF to QuarkXPress data conversion tricky include trim size, media size, bleed, bad PDFs, subpar conversion results and printers marks:

Trim Size
The document size of the converted PDF will be based on what is called the “Trim” area as defined by the PDF.
This may be different than the dimensions displayed by a PDF viewer that uses the CropBox area.

Media Size
A PDF may also define a “Media” area which consists of a larger size which will contain various markings such registration targets and slugs. You can direct PDF2DTP to ignore these objects by turning off the “Include Pasteboard Items” in the Preferences.

A PDF may also define a “Bleed” area which is slightly larger than the page size.

Bad PDFs
Sometimes a PDF can become corrupted and cannot be displayed in a PDF viewer. PDF2DTP has built-in routines that will attempt to salvage the document as much as possible.

Subpar Conversion Results
If a PDF does not convert very well, especially if the PDF was created many years ago, try opening it and re-saving it in a PDF editor, such as Acrobat, and retry the conversion. Most PDF editors have the ability to repair or improve the PDF, or perhaps allow you to save to a higher version.

Printers Marks
If you see Printers Marks such as fold and trim marks, try disabling the Include Pasteboard Items Preference. This will not convert any items outside the trim area.

Don’t spend a bunch of money and time re-creating PDF documents! PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress can easily and efficiently convert a PDF file to QuarkXPress for quick data conversion to save you cash and hours of effort. You can buy Quark XTension, PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress, via the PDF2DTP page.

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