QXPMarkz Scripts for InDesign macOS: Install, Run, Uninstall or Remove

You can install, run, uninstall, or remove Markzware’s QXPMarkz app scripts for Adobe InDesign on macOS. The videos, images and explanations in this article tell you how:

QXPMarkz Scripts For InDesign

The QXPMarkz app by Markzware comes with scripts that add menu items to InDesign, for converting QuarkXPress files to InDesign. The scripts enable you to convert QXP files to InDesign, independent of QXPMarkz.

Markzware develops an entire line of software for printing, publishing, and graphic arts workflows to preview, preflight, and convert creative documents. Markzware’s QXPMarkz is a very versatile application that helps you to process QuarkXPress files, for use in numerous file formats on the macOS platform. This QXPMarkz video provides more information about scripts for InDesign:

Video: Overview of QXPMarkz Scripts For InDesign

The above video gives details on using Markzware QXPMarkz, regarding scripts for Adobe InDesign,
when you want to convert QuarkXPress (.qxp or .qxd) files to InDesign (.indd) files.

Installing Scripts For InDesign

Once you have activated QXPMarkz, when you start the application, a “Scripts Installer” window will appear. This window lists InDesign CS6 and newer versions that it detects in the Applications Folder on your macOS system device.

Markzware QXPMarkz Scripts Installer window
Markzware QXPMarkz “Scripts Installer” window, to convert QuarkXPress to InDesign

If you want to install QXPMarkz Scripts, ensure that the desired version of InDesign is not running. (If it is left running, you would have to restart InDesign, in order to access the scripts.)

QXPMarkz displays an “Install” button next to each InDesign version in the list. To install the QXPMarkz scripts into an InDesign version, click the “Install” button next to that version, in the list on the QXPMarkz “Scripts Installer” window.

If you relaunch QXPMarkz and there are scripts available for install, a checkbox in the lower left of the “Scripts Installer” window will allow you to hide that window. If QXPMarkz is open and you uncheck “Launch when scripts available” you can access the “Scripts Installer” window, by selecting “Script Installer” in the “Tools” menu.

macOS Security & Privacy Preferences for Automation of Adobe InDesign 2020 Scripts
macOS Security & Privacy Preferences for Automation of
Adobe InDesign 2020 Scripts by Markzware QXPMarkz

Setting macOS System Preferences for Scripts

If macOS Security and Privacy Preferences prevent your QXPMarkz scripts from running:

1. Select “Security & Privacy Preference” in your Mac “System Preferences” window.

2. Click on the “Privacy” tab.

3. Scroll down to “Automation” and click the “Finder” checkbox under “Adobe InDesign 2020.app” (or under the latest InDesign version listed under “Automation”).

New Menu Items In InDesign

After you’ve installed the QXPMarkz scripts, two new menu items will appear in Adobe InDesign:

1. InDesign’s main Menu bar will display a “Markzware” menu item. 

2. Under the “Markzware” menu item, a “Convert QuarkXPress Document…” menu item will appear.

QXPMarkz Convert QuarkXPress Document feature under Markzware menu item
QXPMarkz “Convert QuarkXPress Document…” feature
under the “Markzware” menu item in Adobe InDesign

Running Scripts For InDesign

1. Click on “Convert QuarkXPress Document…” and select a Quark document to convert to InDesign. After conversion, you can modify and/or add to the resulting InDesign document. You’ll want to Save your InDesign document, before making too many changes.

2. Select the “Open QuarkXPress File…” menu item in the “File” menu and choose a QuarkXPress file to open and convert to InDesign.
Note: If you want to select a QuarkXPress file that doesn’t have a file extension, you must add “.qxp” (or “.qxd” for QuarkXPress v3.1 to v5) as the file extension to that filename.

QXPMarkz Open QuarkXPress File item under InDesign File menu
QXPMarkz “Open QuarkXPress File…” item under InDesign “File” menu

Uninstalling QXPMarkz Scripts

1. Without InDesign running, open your “Adobe InDesign” folder.
2. Open the “Scripts” folder.
3. Delete the “Markzware” folder. (The scripts will then be unavailable, when you restart InDesign.)

Video: Removing QXPMarkz Scripts From InDesign

The above video demonstrates how to remove QXPMarkz scripts from Adobe InDesign.

Remove Markzware Menu from InDesign’s Main Menu

1. Download the “RemoveMarkzwareMenu” script.

2. Open the “InDesign Scripts” window.

3. Right-Click on the “User” folder and select “Reveal in Finder”.

4. Move the “RemoveMarkzwareMenu” script to the “User/Scripts Panel” folder.

5. Switch to InDesign and run the “RemoveMarkzwareMenu” script from the “Scripts/User” area in the “Scripts” panel. (The “Markzware” menu will be absent.)

QXPMarkz Benefits

• quickly move QuarkXPress layouts to many app formats and image file formats, on a Mac, via QXPMarkz
• get ease-of-use in a multi-functional app that allows you to view QuarkXPress file previews
• save money on QuarkXPress subscriptions and inferior solutions

QXPMarkz has a lot of truly helpful features. It lets you preview QuarkXPress files and open them in Affinity Publisher, InDesign, Illustrator, and other applications that you select. You can also open QuarkXPress files in Acrobat and Annotate the PDF. And that’s not all. You can even preview QuarkXPress files and export them as IDML, PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPEG, or GIF formats! This opens up so many possibilities for simplifying creative workflows and making the most of your QuarkXPress content!”
– Pat T., QXPMarkz reviewer

Buy QXPMarkz

You can use automation features to open QuarkXPress in your chosen application or file format, today! Buy Markzware’s low-cost QXPMarkz Mac Subscription (including updates throughout your 12-month subscription term), available via the QXPMarkz page.

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Do you have QuarkXPress files but work in Adobe InDesign (or with a workflow member who uses InDesign)? Have you used QXPMarkz scripts for InDesign? Tell us your success stories, by sharing with Markzware on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, and other websites.

QXPMarkz Scripts for InDesign macOS: Install, Run, Uninstall or Remove

Title: QXPMarkz Scripts for InDesign macOS: Install, Run, Uninstall or Remove
Published on: June 18, 2020
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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