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