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    I'm converting a document from Quark to InDesign. I'm using Quark 6.5 and don't have a lower version, so I can't just import to InDesign. No chance of getting anyone around here to pay for the import program (I forget its name), either.

    The issue: I have a couple graphics built directly in Quark, kinda like an org or flow chart. Is there any easy way to get it out of Quark into Illustrator or InDesign so that I don't have to rebuild them scratch?

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    From Quark, do a save as eps or else export to pdf. Then open that with Illustrator. There's bound to be some junk boxes and lines in there but not too awful to clear up. It'll dice up the text a little too.

    You can also just place a pdf into InDesign as an image.

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    • #3
      It's been a while since I've used Quark, but does it have an option to save pages as .eps? If so save them out as .eps and open them into Illustrator or place them in InDesign.

      If not you could try to export your QuarkXpress fiel as a PDF and then open the PDF in Illustrator or place it into InDesign
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      • #4
        Fantastic! It worked great. I don't like the way the text exported (separate paragraphs for each line), but I can just copy/paste the old text over now.

        Thanks, Yoss and Craig!

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        • #5
          Sure thing. And yes, the text usually goes a little wonky.
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          • #6
            Quark to InDesign

            Markzware also appears to offer a service, instead of buying the full Q2ID app, (which is only $199 though) for converting Quark to InDesign files:

            http://markzware.com/blogs/q2id-arti...in/2010/07/02/

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            • #7
              ^^^Great to know about the service, GraphicStart. I have the plug-in which works for version 6.5 Quark to InDesign CS2, but we never upgraded it because the requests are so few and far between, and certainly none higher than 6.5, which was the highest we went. Great to know there's a one-off alternative, just in case someone sends a version that the plug-in we have can't handle.
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