Convert PDF to QuarkXPress with Conversion Software, PDF2DTP

Markzware PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress is conversion software to convert PDF to QuarkXPress, a popular graphic software. Creative professionals can use the menu and preferences to edit PDF within QXP for graphic arts and publishing:

Markzware provides several data conversion tools, including conversion software that enables users to edit PDF within QuarkXPress (QXP). PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress has many helpful menu items to assist with data conversion.

How to Convert PDF to QuarkXPress with Conversion Software, PDF2DTP

Markzware’s PDF conversion software can convert PDF to QuarkXPress (QXP), with fonts, colors, images…

PDF2DTP Menu in Conversion Software to
Convert PDF to QuarkXPress

Markzware PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress Menu

Once PDF2DTP has been properly installed and activated, you will see a new menu in QuarkXPress called Markzware. Under the Markzware menu, you will see the PDF2DTP menu. These Menu items include:

  • Convert PDF: Select a PDF file and convert PDF to QuarkXPress (all pages in the PDF file).
  • Convert Page Range: Select a PDF file and specific page range to convert.
  • Preferences: Brings up the Preferences window, where you can set certain parameters and options for the conversion of PDF files.
  • Help: Brings up a help window.

Help Menu Item in Conversion Software, PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress
Markzware PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress Help Menu Item

When you select the Help menu item, a small window appears that contains:

  • The version number of the conversion software that you are running.
  • A Link to the PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress online manual.
  • A Link to the Markzware Tech Support Request Form.

General Preferences in the Conversion Software
Markzware PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress General Preferences

Select “Show Preferences Before Conversion” to display the Preferences window prior to file conversion. Select “Convert Page Range” to be prompted for the start and end page numbers prior to file conversion of a PDF file to QXP.

PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress Document Settings Preferences
Markzware PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress Document Settings Preferences

1. Save Document: Automatically save your new document to the designated conversion folder upon completion of the conversion.

2. Save Image Previews: Save the image previews in the PDF to the conversion folder.

3. Reuse Duplicates: Save only one image preview file, if there are any duplicates, in which case each occurrence of the preview in the document will use the same file.

4. Clipping Paths: Save the Clipping Path in the preview file.

5. ICC Profiles: Save an ICC Profile, if defined in the PDF, to the preview file.

6. Duotones EPS: Save the image preview to a Duotone EPS, if the color space is defined as DeviceN and uses Spot (named) colors (i.e. “PANTONE 123 C”).

7. Save Missing Images (OPI): Create a file in the conversion folder for a missing image which has a known name. This allows you to eventually update the images upon locating the originals.

8. Unlink Images: This refers to the Save Image Previews and the Save Missing Images (OPI) preferences. If a PDF contains an image path (i.e., OPI data) and PDF2DTP can locate that image, it will link to it. If no OPI data is present in the PDF (or the image pointed to by OPI data cannot be found), and Save Image Previews is unchecked, the image will be listed with a Status of No Disk File under the Usage window. If Save Image Previews is checked, then PDF2DTP will attempt to create a preview image and name it (for example, Image01-p01.tif).

Font Settings Preferences in the Conversion Software
Markzware PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress Font Settings Preferences

1. Substitute Missing Fonts: Substitute missing fonts with the application’s default font.

2. Scale Text: Scale the text using a substituted font, so characters will closely match their original positions.

3. CharStyles: Add Character Styles to allow yourself to easily make global changes to your text.

4. ParaStyles: Add Paragraph Styles to your application which will likewise allow you to make global changes to your text.

5. Tables: Convert Tables. Leaving this preference unchecked will convert PDF with separate lines and text boxes.

6. Include Pasteboard Items: Include any items that, when converted, reside on the Pasteboard area completely off the page, such as registration marks and targets, etc.

7. Page Numbering: PDF2DTP will look for small text boxes with text equal to a Page Number and will replace the text in the box with QuarkXPress’ AutoPage Marker. (Editing the document will be easier, as you can then rearrange pages, without having to manually renumber them.)

8. Replace ‘Marked Content’: Ignore a large quantity of small objects.

PDF2DTP Zip FileMarkzware PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress ZIP File

The Save To Preferences

  • Choose the desired radio button under “Save To:” to set the location of the conversion folder.
  • Select “PDF Folder” to use the folder in which the original PDF resides.
  • Select “Other Folder” and then click the Browse button to locate and choose a different destination folder.
  • Select the “Overwrite Existing Folder” checkbox to write over any existing files in your conversion folder; otherwise, a new folder will be created.

Check out the PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress Menu items and set your PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress preferences, so that you can customize how you convert PDF to QuarkXPress, as well as edit PDF in QuarkXPress for graphic arts. You can purchase the PDF to QuarkXPress XTension via the PDF2DTP page. Markzware also offers a PDF to InDesign plugin for graphic design. More document conversion tools for creative professionals are available on the Markzware Products page.

Convert PDF to QuarkXPress files, including legacy files for your DTP workflow, by using the PDF2DTP Quark XTension. Then, comment below, to let us know what you think. You can also subscribe to the Markzware Mailing List and follow Markzware on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Google+.

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