QXPMarkz for macOS (QuarkXPress to InDesign)

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QuarkXPress to InDesign
QXP Conversion For Creatives

Get Liberated. Get Content.

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, QuarkXPress, 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 will convert QuarkXPress 2023 through QuarkXPress 3 to IDML!

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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 macOS Replaces Q2ID for Mac

Learn more about the discontinuation of Q2ID.

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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

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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.

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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

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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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Average rating:  
 26 reviews
 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 QXP Markz 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!

 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.

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System Requirements

Mac System Requirements


• 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

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

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