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mouchoir
Jan 18, 2006, 09:06 AM
Does anyone know of a way of saving a Quarkfile from version QuarkXPress 6 down to QuarkXPress 4?

I know this can be done via QuarkXpress 5 but I don't have that version so was wondering if anyone knew of any other way of doing it?

Many thanks,
M



Cursor
Jan 18, 2006, 10:48 AM
The only way to do it is to save down to QXP 5 from version 6. Then open the QXP 5 document in Quark 5 and save it down to 4. Unfortunately Quark stuck it to many of us that still need to down-save to version 4 for other people that haven't upgraded yet.:( Sorry

Blue Velvet
Jan 18, 2006, 10:55 AM
If you want, email it to me and I'll do it for you. PM me and I'll forward an email address that you can send a stuffed file to. I can do it at home or work.

Don't need fonts or images.

And it is one of my pet peeves, to coin a phrase. ;)
People who are still using 8 year old software.

Black&Tan
Jan 18, 2006, 01:09 PM
Hey Blue...

I noticed you said no fonts or art. I can understand the no artwork, but no fonts? Will you experience font substitutions that will cause the text to reflow or are Quark 6 files smart enough to avoid that?

Blue Velvet
Jan 18, 2006, 01:36 PM
Hey Blue...

I noticed you said no fonts or art. I can understand the no artwork, but no fonts? Will you experience font substitutions that will cause the text to reflow or are Quark 6 files smart enough to avoid that?

No, because I won't replace the fonts. Just open it without altering settings and ignoring font substitutions (it's not automatic -- just cancel the dialog) and resave it down.

mouchoir
Jan 18, 2006, 04:56 PM
If you want, email it to me and I'll do it for you. PM me and I'll forward an email address that you can send a stuffed file to. I can do it at home or work.

Don't need fonts or images.

And it is one of my pet peeves, to coin a phrase. ;)
People who are still using 8 year old software.

Thanks so much for the replies, and especially for the offer of saving it down for me, but I have eventually managed to get hands on a machine with QuarkXpress 4 installed.

As I have to keep going back and forth with the client it is the easiest solution.

I thought I had seen the back of QuarkXpress 4! :eek:

Cheers,
M

Black&Tan
Jan 19, 2006, 08:06 AM
No, because I won't replace the fonts. Just open it without altering settings and ignoring font substitutions (it's not automatic -- just cancel the dialog) and resave it down.

Hmmm...didn't know you could do that. I've always been concerned that Quark would lose the font settings or make erroneous substitutions.

I notice that it does have a habit to substitute font "stylings" (italics, bold) upon reopening, even if the correct font is available to the system.

Sparky's
Jan 20, 2006, 09:19 PM
I had (still do) Quark 4.1 on my Mac work station and Quark 5 on the Dell PC. I used to ask customers to retro save their 6.0 and 6.5 files back to 5 and send them to me. I would open them on the PC (Originally Mac files) ignoring any font or graphics messages and retro save them to 4 then open them on the Mac (with all fonts and graphics re-linked just fine) I did this for almost a year until we finally got 6 then 6.5 and I had no reflow shifted graphics or any other related issues. Now I've been putting the 7 beta though it's paces for a week now and I'm not to impressed but I feel it's a lot cleaner and stable than 6 or 6.5 was. The beta lasts until March 31 so things still may change... I haven't really "opened her up and seen what she'll do" yet but I'll get there before the end of march. I'm just curious as to what price they plan on asking :confused:

digby
Jan 23, 2006, 06:55 PM
One thing to watch out for when backsaving from 6 down to 5 then 4 is the prefs can alter. When saving backwards 'new' features won't save, which you would expect, but I have seen it change H&J prefs without giving any notice.

Even more dramatic changes if jumping down to 4 on OS9.

Just keep an eye open:)