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    QuarkXpress?

    I received soem documents wich I beleive I can only open in QuarkXpress, wich I dont have but is there any way to open them with otehr program?

    nythign in Macromedia Studio wont? and neither will photoshop...

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    Have you tried the QuarkXpress demo?

    http://www.quark.com/products/xpress/demos.html

    I think that some of the export functions are disabled but you will atleast be able to look at the file and hopefully convert it to another format.
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    The Quark demo does not let you convert it -- and the only option you have is this:
    1) Open it up in InDesign and hope it looks the same
    2) Open it up in Quark and save it as a postscript, then turn it into a pdf (this requires full Quark, Adobe Distiller)

    If you need help with this, you may email me at work and I can have one of my designers pop it over. brady@belairedisplays.com

    If so, make sure you have all the fonts and photos with the Quark Document when you send it.

    ...and, the only programs that will actually open a Quark Document properly is InDesign from Adobe, and Quark itself.
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    hey..there are many programs for converting in PDF format.
    i use PDF995. It's very simple to use. You just go to Print and select PDF995 "device". You will be prompted for a file name. Then "it's printing" in PDF format.

    The only thing that reminds you is a demo will be a sponsor page in your default browser each time you save into PDF. That's it!

    www.pdf995.com
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    i'm back

    but you can use an Adobe PageMaker utility (Converter for QuarkXpress ...or whatever) to convert xpress' files for viewing in pagemaker
    check: http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/18880.html

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    That utility 'Adobe PageMaker utility' sucks, and I would not recommend using it -- because you will have these three problems consistently:
    1) Your fonts will not correctly convert, so you'll have a different font style from Quark (about 90% of the time or so)
    2) It will 'reflow'. Meaning, the utility will adjust how the Quark document laid out the text... so if you have a lot of text, you'll notice pages breaking, lines not adding up in the right spot, extra pages -- so if you are doing something with text that links on more than one page, it'll throw it off.
    3) It'll forget your Quark specified print settings (important for printers) and will jumble linked images (eps, tiff, etc.)

    Just so you know. That utility is not recommended, and unless you have the time to make sure it looks 'perfect' to what the original quark file has by checking out a printed proof, I wouldn't do it. You'll always have problems, and that's a good way to lose money, work, and credibility. Whoever sent you a Quark file, set it up a specific way for you to use: if you're a printer, then don't even think about it, you'll get in trouble big time for the final product not looking the same. If your a client, why would you want it to look different than what you paid for?
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    hey....take it easy man!

    i never used this utility. i asked my friends and they told me about it.

    why don't you buy a Quark X Press license. It will be easier !
    or try to do your own xpress conversion utility!

    i'll wait for your nice utility

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    Sorry!!! Everyone thinks I get jumpy and I don't mean to get jumpy!!! Sorry

    If I could make my own utility, I'd be in the Bahamas, sipping a pretty drink with an umbrella... alas, I'm just a designer

    However, if you still need me to transfer it, you can always email it to me. If you use the Utility, just be aware the problems, and try to fix it if it happens

    My apologies if I got too into my computer here!
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