The new update – QXPMarkz v1.2.34 for macOS – offers users the ability to now convert QuarkXPress (.qxl) libraries. This latest build comes with improvements and some bug fixes.
QXPMarkz improvements include:
– Improved handling of paragraph rules.
– The low-res previews are now deleted after opening the document in the third party application, when using the ‘Open in’ buttons or the QXPImport Script from within InDesign.
QXPMarkz is replacing Q2ID. The affordable, stand-alone QXPMarkz application allows users to convert and open their QuarkXPress documents in Adobe InDesign without the need for the QuarkXPress application.
QXPMarkz converts Quark files to IDML, which opens up several possibilities. Mainly, it allows users to convert Quark files to InDesign without having QuarkXPress loaded on their computer, but it also allows users to send those IDML files to Affinity Publisher 1.8 or higher. QXPMarkz also offers the ability to export text out of a QXP file and save it as a plain text, RTF or HTML.
Users can get a rough preview of the QXP file. This preview can be exported as several different bitmap formats, including PNG and JPEG. Users can even bring up a window with an inventory of the QXP file, which includes the number of images and fonts detected in the QXP file.
System requirements for QXPMarkz include macOS 10.12 or newer, 4GB of RAM, 1024×768 display, and an Internet connection. A Windows version is in the works.