Quark 6 in InDesign
September 15, 2004 10:23 AM   Subscribe

Anyone know of a way to open Quark 6 files in InDesign?

I'm using InDesign CS. Got files in from a designer who is on Q6 and with whom it's preferable that I not have further contact (long story). We have one copy of Q6 but no Q5, so while we can convert down to 5, we can't get it to 4 (which we have). Google doesn't give me much hope, but I thought I'd ask the braintrust.
posted by papercake to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
You need Markztools, which will allow you to open up a Quark 6 doc in Quark 4.x. It's a bit pricey, but it does other things, too.

But can't Indesign import Quark 5 files directly? I could've sworn it did.
posted by Mo Nickels at 10:38 AM on September 15, 2004

Response by poster: Thanks for the link.

InDesign doesn't open 5, unfortunately. (At least it didn't open this, and all over the web people say the same thing.)
posted by papercake at 10:57 AM on September 15, 2004

The only way to do it only using Quark is to have access to both Quark 6 and Quark 5. Use v6 to save down to v5. Use v5 to save down to v4. InDesign CS only recognizes Quark 4 files, so that's the best you can do. Unfortunately, Quark requires the purchase of 2 licenses to have both v5 and v6 running. Not an ideal situation, and one I've not been able to get around ... even after several calls to Quark's customer support.
posted by ScottUltra at 12:56 PM on September 15, 2004

Response by poster: ScottU -- we don't have Q5, so that was my problem. Turns out that we have a copy of Markztools from when we were considering going to Q6 instead of ID and that it did a reasonable job of translation, except for the fonts.

Thanks for the responses.
posted by papercake at 2:14 PM on September 15, 2004

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