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* CS4 or newer
Affinity Publisher
Affinity Publisher* v1.8 or newer
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

$359/ pay once

Perpetual (macOS)


Freebie (macOS)

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

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What is the difference between Perpetual and Subscription Licenses

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:  
 20 reviews
 by BA Shopiro
resurrected ancient files

We had some ancient Quark files that needed to be resurrected and formatted for our journal archives. QXPMarkz saved the day.

 by Gil Poulsen
Even better than Q2ID

I have been using/recommending Q2ID for my other clients, which was already awesome, but QXPMarkz takes it up a notch by allowing even more options for converting QuarkXPress files beyond just InDesign.

 by Paul Mc
Worked smoothly

I was tasked with unearthing and reviving some ancient designs done in Quark. QXPMarkz integrates really smoothly into InDesign and I was able to get everything without a hitch.

 by Kim
Huge Help

Very helpful to avoid recreating all our files in the switch from QuarkXpress to InDesign. Easy to use.

 by Miles
Great Software!

This software makes the joyless task of converting old quark files to indesign as painless as possible. Very easy to use, quick, efficient too.

 by Sonia
So easy to use

I recently purchased this software and am so happy I did. I can now open all my old Quark files in InDesign and it's so fast and easy!

 by Denise
Time saver!!!

Opened my Quark files with ease and didn't need to relayout anything! What a time and life saver!!!

 by Don Christian
Got what I thought I had lost

I have a lot of old QXP files which I thought were totally lost. I was able to open them with Markzware. What a relief to be able to read them again.

 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…

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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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