Markzware: QXPMarkz, preview, convert, and export QuarkXPress files

Convert QuarkXPress to InDesign and More

Unlock QuarkXPress documents with QXPMarkz®, our next-generation QXP conversion, and preview application. Many designers have and receive QuarkXPress files, with no way to open them. This stand-alone application gives you the ability to both preview those files and the power to move those documents to your preferred editing application.

QXPMarkz enables users to convert QuarkXPress 2022 through QuarkXPress 3 to many other file formats!

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Open QuarkXPress Files in Apps

Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign
Affinity Publisher
Affinity Publisher
QuarkXPress Logo
Older QuarkXPress*
Open Adobe InDesign files in Adobe Acrobat
Open Adobe InDesign files in Adobe Illustrator
Open Adobe InDesign files in many other applications
Many Others

QXPMarkz Replaces Q2ID

Learn more about the discontinuation of Q2ID.

Export QuarkXPress Files As

Export Adobe InDesign files as IDML
Export Adobe InDesign files as PDF
Export Adobe InDesign files as TIFF
Export Adobe InDesign files as PNG images
Export Adobe InDesign files as JPEG images
Export Adobe InDesign files as GIF images

QXPMarkz enables you to export QuarkXPress files to numerous non-proprietary file types, including IDML, PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPEG, and GIF. You can also open .QXP files in an earlier version of QuarkXPress or in another application!

Export Styled Text Stories

Export QuarkXPress text stories as RTF, HTML, or plain-text (TXT). This is very useful if you need to re-purpose the content of a file but not the layout. Text formatting is maintained in the exported content.

Purchasing Options

$299/ pay once

Perpetual (macOS)

  • Check Preview QuarkXPress files
  • Check Export as IDML, PDF, and more
  • Check Open in InDesign, Publisher, and more
  • Check Export annotatable PDFs

Freebie (macOS)

  • Check Preview QuarkXPress files
  • None No exporting
  • None No Open in …
  • None No annotatable PDFs

Simplify Your Workflow

QXPMarkz is designed to make complex tasks quick and easy. Preview your document, then, with a single click, open the file in InDesign, Affinity Publisher, an older version of QuarkXPress* (2017 or newer), other pre-defined applications, or define your own destination application.

InDesign Integration with Scripts

Users who are familiar with our Q2ID InDesign Plug-Ins appreciate the ease of converting QuarkXPress documents, directly, within InDesign. QXPMarkz comes with the same type of integration, allowing users to choose “Open QuarkXPress File…” right from the InDesign File menu. The selected document will be converted by QXPMarkz and opened in InDesign, automating the entire QuarkXPress-to-InDesign file conversion process.

QXPImport Script Video Tutorial

Freebie Download

You can get a download that lets you use the QXPMarkz preview feature, for free! This freebie is a great tool for viewing QuarkXPress documents, at no cost.

The exporting features can be enabled at any time, with the purchase of a license.

Purchase options…




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Average rating:  
 12 reviews
 by Alessio Caslotti

I have been using Markzware products for several years. I must say that QXPMarkz, thanks also to the latest updates, has reached a very high level. Congratulations to the team, great job!

 by Phil Hustler
Works great

QXPMarkx works great and many more features than
the last plugin for Q2ID, all good! Converting away…

 by Jean Drew
What a lifesaver!

This software works just as it's billed! Opens up QuarkXPress files with ease and very little tweaking needed. I was pleasantly surprised when I began working with this tool. I was a little skeptical since we are moving to InDesign 2021 from a much older version of QuarkXPress (8.5), but this tool will make that transition so much easier! Highly recommended to anyone wanting to make the switch.

 by Gideon Kramer
Easy Quark to InDesign conversion

Love this conversion tool. I purchased the perpetual license and now open up old Quark 7.5 files in InDesign with no problems. This has allowed me to finally dump Quark entirely and pay just one yearly subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud that frees me from having to upgrade to Quark 2020, which would be yet another (now unnecessary) expense. Great product.

 by Ferdinand Rusch
It works quickly and I use it as a grateful tool

Great tool to very quickly and very easily transform a QuarkXPress document into an InDesign document. And then I can get back to work in InDesign. It works quickly and I use it as a grateful tool.

 by Jim Innes

This software is ideal for anyone like me moving from Quark to InDesign. After initial problems due to changing my email address before adding a second year, this is now working very smoothly in InDesign 2021 on Big Sur.

 by T Rhodes
Working Great

I've just had it about a week and it is doing everything I hoped it would. It has already saved me hours of work and I know going forward it will save me countless more.

 by David

Using QXPMarkz to convert QXP files to InDesign is so easy, the conversion is excellent, just needed to open the relevant fonts.
Tech support very helpful and speedy.

 by Jose Rivera

Dramatically improves the previous version. Provides a preview of all the information related to the document and allows direct conversion, not only to InDesign, but also to Illustrator and Acrobat. Outstanding!

 by Leigh Bestford
Just WOW!

I've been using this for a few days as I am transitioning from Quark Xpress to InDesign, and have converted a lot of my main documents over, some of them quite complicated.

The conversion is excellent, obviously there are some conversion issues, but these are minimal, and it is prudent to check over converted documents anyway.

This is going to save me so much time, it's invaluable.

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System Requirements

Mac System Requirements


• 12 Monterey
• 11 Big Sur
• 10.15 Catalina
• 10.14 Mojave
• 10.13 High Sierra
• 10.12 Sierra


• Mac Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini
• 4 GB of RAM
• 1024 x 768 display or better
• Internet connection to activate and register

*QuarkXPress 2017 or newer is required to open the exported IDML file. [Direct InDesign IDML Import in QuarkXPress]

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