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Markzware Announces QXPMarkz macOS App to Preview, Export & Open QuarkXPress in Many File Formats

Press release from the issuing company

Santa Ana, Calif. – Markzware, software developer for the printing, publishing and graphic design industries, today, launched QXPMarkz™. This stand-alone application allows you to take control of your creations, by giving you the ability to preview QuarkXPress files and the power to move those documents to IDML, image types, and your preferred desktop publishing (DTP) editing applications.

QXPMarkz does not require QuarkXPress, to operate. Markzware helps to democratize QuarkXPress content, for use in many popular desktop publishing applications. Open QuarkXPress in Adobe InDesign, Affinity Publisher, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, and many other formats.

QXPMarkz users can open, preview, export, and convert QuarkXPress layouts, with a click. You can also automate the conversion of QuarkXPress (.qxp) files, and even select a compatible destination application. With Automation Preferences, AppleScript support and Custom URL Scheme, QXPMarkz easily integrates into most graphic design, print and publishing workflows.

With QXPMarkz, you can also export QuarkXPress files as IDML, PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPEG, or GIF. Users can export a QuarkXPress file to high-quality PDF, without QuarkXPress, and add annotations, markups, and comments, in Acrobat. In addition, QXPMarkz can export QuarkXPress text stories, with formatting, as RTF, HTML, or plain text (TXT). This feature enables you to repurpose styled text content, without other layout items.

For the file previews, QXPMarkz uses its own engine and technology to generate high-resolution, zoomable previews. Users with multiple layouts can choose which layout to preview. The handy document inspector view provides a detailed document summary, with file type, version, size, creation date, modification date, page count, spread count, page size, font, color, and image data.

Public Relations Director, Mary Gay Marchese, enthusiastically explains, “Markzware’s technology allows our customers total control over their content. As an example, our latest release, QXPMarkz, provides users with the ability to move their QuarkXPress documents into Adobe InDesign. Conversely, IDMarkz allows for InDesign documents to be converted to QuarkXPress. All of Markzware’s ‘Markz’ line of products includes the ability to export files to standardized formats, such as IDML and PDF. This functionality ‘democratizes’ user content, providing an ‘ease’ of interchange between Desktop Publishing Applications (DTP). Markzware adds value to the user experience, by providing more options to save time, money, and energy.”

System Requirements, Pricing, and Availability
QXPMarkz is available in four forms: as a full-featured Perpetual license, as an annual Subscription, as a Perpetual Upgrade, and a limited freebie version (which is for QuarkXPress previews only). QXPMarkz can be purchased through the QXPMarkz page on the markzware.com website or through authorized Resellers. Pricing is $199 for a 12-month Subscription (with updates), $299 for a Perpetual license, and $239 for a Perpetual Upgrade. System requirements include macOS 10.12 or newer, 4GB of RAM, 1024×768 display and an Internet connection.

 

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