QXPMarkz for macOS (QuarkXPress to InDesign)

Markzware QXPMarkz macOS Submenu Banner black on white

QuarkXPress To InDesign
QXP Conversion For Creatives

Get Liberated. Get Content.

How to Integrate QuarkXPress Conversion into Adobe InDesign with Markzware QXPMarkz (video)

QXP to InDesign, QXP to IDML and more! Take control of your creations with QXPMarkz® for macOS, Markzware’s next generation QXP conversion utility. (A Windows version is also available.) QXPMarkz converts QuarkXPress files to IDML to open in Adobe InDesign, Affinity Publisher, older QuarkXPress versions, or other DTP applications. Designers have relied on Markzware’s InDesign plug-in, Q2ID, for decades. QXPMarkz offers the same functionality, as a stand-alone application. QXPMarkz converts .QXP documents to IDML!

[Buy, Get Quantity Discounts, or Try QXPMarkz for macOS Now]

QXPMarkz 2024 open QuarkXPress files, open qxp files (dark mode) user interface (UI)

Open QuarkXPress Files In Apps

Adobe InDesign CC Icon Logo 2400x2400: Magenta "Id" on maroon square with rounded corners.

Adobe InDesign
CS4 or newer

Serif's Affinity Publisher Icon Logo: Stylized orange gradient "mountain" on maroon square with rounded corners.

Affinity Publisher
v1.8 or newer

Adobe Acrobat DC Logo 1200x1200: Stylized white looped triangle on red square with rounded corners.


Illustrator 2020 Icon Logo: Orange "Ai" on brown square with rounded corners.


Open Adobe InDesign files in many other applications

Many Others

QuarkXPress Document Previews

[Buy, Get Quantity Discounts, or Try QXPMarkz for macOS Now]

Export QuarkXPress Files As






File Format GIF 34.9x39: GIF in White Text on Teal Ribbon on Light Gray Document





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

QXPMarkz 2024 Export options to export QuarkXPress files export qxp files many formats (dark mode) user interface (UI)

Extract Styled Text Stories

Unlock the Power of Your Content with QXPMarkz

QXPMarkz is a cutting-edge solution that revolutionizes content extraction and conversion from unstructured formats. It empowers you to effortlessly extract and convert content from QuarkXPress (QXP) and other unstructured formats into structured formats like JSON, XML, and IDML, unlocking the true value of your content.

Extract and Convert with Ease

QXPMarkz allows you to extract QuarkXPress text stories as RTF, HTML, or plain text (TXT), while preserving the original text formatting, making seamless conversion easier than ever.

Maximize Revenue Growth

Unlock new avenues for revenue growth by recycling your content for a competitive advantage. Leverage vector databases and large language models (LLMs) to streamline your workflow, making it more sustainable and efficient.

[Buy, Get Quantity Discounts, or Try QXPMarkz for macOS Now]

Purchasing Options


Freebie (macOS)

  • Check Preview QuarkXPress files
  • None No exporting
  • None No Open in …
  • None No annotatable PDFs
$359/ pay once

Perpetual (macOS)


Take me to QXPMarkz SE for Windows

What is the difference between Perpetual and Subscription Licenses

[Take Me To The Products Page]

[Buy, Get Quantity Discounts, or Try QXPMarkz for macOS Now]

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

[Buy, Get Quantity Discounts, or Try QXPMarkz for macOS Now]

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…

Markzware QXPMarkz Logo Black Square over Black Name PNG

Take the Journey Now and
Simplify Your Workflow, Today!

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.

QXPMarkz Quick Start Guide (QXPMarkz Journey)
Automate Quark to InDesign with QXPMarkz
QXPMarkz SE Windows Intro Video (QXPMarkz Journey)
Convert Multiple QuarkXPress Files to IDML (QXPMarkz Journey)
How to Convert QuarkXPress to Adobe Illustrator (QXPMarkz Journey)
How to Convert QuarkXPress to Affinity Publisher (QXPMarkz Journey)
Integrate QuarkXPress Conversion Into InDesign (QXPMarkz Journey)

Featured QXPMarkz Reviews

Diarmid Langley, Senior Designer, Breckinridge - The Growth Agency

A few years ago we made a business decision to migrate from QXP to ID … QXPMarkz has been invaluable for us; we have been able to gradually migrate documents over to ID with very little complication, so the client has been happy and so have we.

– Diarmid Langley, Senior Designer, Breckinridge – The Growth Agency

Bernie Maopolski, Graphics, W.D Armstrong

Annually publishing a PRICED 768-page catalog with approximately 17,000 prices, when the linkage app for Quark was at its end of life, changing to InDesign was essential. QXPMarkz conversion is extremely easy and accurate.

– Bernie Maopolski, Graphics,
W.D Armstrong

Jean Drew, Production Manager, Vilas County News-Review

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. … Highly recommended to anyone wanting to make the switch.

– Jean Drew, Production Manager,
Vilas County News-Review

Leave A QXPMarkz Review



Submit your review
Create your own review
Average rating:  
 34 reviews
 by Tim Gallaher
Works Great!

We had old QuarkXPress files that we needed to open and edit, and QXPMarkz allowed us to open them in InDesign. It worked Great and now we can edit the files in InDesign. Thanks for your product!

 by Laura Brown

was able to quickly download the application and view the Quark file that was over 10 years old... thanks so much!

 by Jill Koch
So Easy to Use

I needed to very quickly translate a number of files from Quark to InDesign for a client I was letting go. So easy to use, and the staff was super helpful. Thank you, Markzware!

 by Janice Hiller
Great Product

This is a great product. Now that I work in inDesign, it is EXTREMELY helpful in converting old Quark files, of which I have many. So glad I found this software!

 by Rick Hymer
Saved Me

Finally found a way to access all my old Quark files to include in an online portfolio. Worked like a charm. Worth every penny!

 by Scott Wallin
Amazing Conversion

I have been a graphic artist for a long time and used QuarkXpress since it's original release in the 1980's. Over time, Indesign became easier to use and we switched over quite a long time ago. The issue was art files designed in Quark dating back 30 years that were still being used by clients and each time I had to make a change it was not easy. A Mac OS upgrade and newer computers made the problem worse, Quark would not work anymore without an update to the Quark software I really was not using. Our biggest worry was some of the text placement and form grids would not convert correctly in place. The QXPMarkz worked as a seamless conversion turning a 24 year old Quark file into a new Indesign file with no reflows or problems.

 by Laurie Cater
Such a time saver!

Our company has been soley a QuarkXPress user for decades till a few years ago when we had a major upgrade in our system and suddenly could only use InDesign. QXPMarkz has been a life saver in this transition in majorly reducing the work load when converting the ads over for clients that want only a few changes on their monthly advertising. There are only a few wonky transfers like paragraph distancing between text boxes. But that is easily fixed in the InDesign document. If it weren't for those type small issues this would be a 5 star review. Even now when a past client decides to advertise again after several years, I am so pleased that I can pull the QuarkXPress ad and convert it easily to keep their same layout and feel without having to start from scratch. I believe it even keeps the links in tact, so no having to go a hunt for ad elements. I couldn't recommend this product any stronger, it was a life saver in our business!

 by Alejandra Acosta
QXPMarkz Is Great


 by Enterline Design Services
Remarkable, Game Changer, Wish I had Purchased Sooner!

This is an amazing conversion tool. I've worked for 20+ years in both Quark & Indesign due to clients working with both programs. I've always had my 'preferred' program, and QXPMarkz gives me the ability to convert current and old Quark files to IDML quickly and easily. A must have for designers and typesetters.

 by Chris Tordoff
Life savers!

Without QXPMARKZ, we could not have given our old magazine list the modern update we needed! Converting our old Quark files into InDesign was simple, and the service was next level. Highly recommended!

Page 1 of 4:

[Buy, Get Quantity Discounts, or Try QXPMarkz for macOS Now]

System Requirements

Mac System Requirements


• 14 Sonoma
• 13 Ventura
• 12 Monterey
• 11 Big Sur
• 10.15 Catalina
• 10.14 Mojave
• 10.13 High 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

Take me to QXPMarkz SE for Windows

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

[Buy, Get Quantity Discounts, or Try QXPMarkz for macOS Now]

QXPMarkz for macOS
(QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign, Affinity Publisher,
older QuarkXPress, Acrobat, Illustrator & More)

Stay Connected!