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QuarkXPress Conversion For Creatives

Get Liberated. Get Content.

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! This is the solution for people making the switch from Quark to InDesign!

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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 for macOS

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.

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 24 reviews
 by Diarmid Langley
Absolutely invaluable

We have a long-standing client with a large body of literature that has been designed over the course of a good number of years. A few years ago we made a business decision to migrate from QXP to ID, but there was quite a bit of concern about whether or not we would be able to continue to service our client's ongoing requirement for literature updates. 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 .

 by Michael Workman
Essential Tool

You wouldn't expect a horribly named software like QXPMARKZ to get you a return on a few hundred dollars, but if you have Quark or mixed-use software archives that have lapsed from print, their extraction algorithm outstrips the Quark/.Indd divide. Well worth the investment!

 by Bernie Maopolski

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. Fortunately, XTags permits bringing the price linkages across, saving me untold hours of work.

 by Kirsten
Saves so much time!!!

QXPMarkz has saved me hundreds of hours of work! The conversion is reliable and accurate, way more than I was expecting. I highly recommend this software if you have work to convert from Quark to InDesign.

 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!

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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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