Help with QuarkXpress 6.1

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  1. c2kvette macrumors member

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    #1
    I had QuarkXpress running just fine and then yesterday when I tried to launch the program I got this message:

    "The application has unexpected quit"

    The program will not launch. So I trashed everything and used my Quark 6.0 CD to re-install. Worked fine - then updated the software to 6.1, now when I try to launch the program I get the same message.

    Here's the really wierd part: I switched over to another user and Quark launched fine. I also noticed that when loading Quark on the other user it showed my name under "Personalized" - it doesn't do this when trying to launch under my screen name.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  3. c2kvette thread starter macrumors member

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  4. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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    /users/yourusernamegoeshereyeshere/library/preferences/quark/quarkXpress6/

    delete eveything in their execpt for the install folder.

    should fix your problems. :)
     
  5. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    Since we are talkin quark- I just updated to 6.0, haven't done 6.1 yet, but anyway I made a project last night and today when I reopened it and changed something and went to save it said "This project is l ocked. Changes cannot be saved [314]"

    What is up. I tried going to "get info" and the box there is not checked that reads "locked".

    Is there something in quark that locks it? I looked in prefs and help and found nothing except for layers being locked.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    thanks,
     
  6. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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    file permissions? you only have read not read write? um thats all i can think of
     
  7. c2kvette thread starter macrumors member

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    That worked! Thank you so much!
     
  8. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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    great! thats the same with most programs, a lot of startup crashes are caused by the preferences. it tends to happen after a forced restart (holding power button for 5 secs).

    neil
     
  9. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    If you go to save it and it says you can't because it is locked, try going to the finder and duplicating the file and changing/shortening the name, and using that file. Seem to remember this working, but that could have been Flash. It's been a while.
     
  10. c2kvette thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, it worked the first time - now it's doing the same thing again, although now I will not startup after I trash the preferences.
     
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  12. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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    kinda got me stumped with that one.... have you repaired permissions? quark 5/6 has always been a bit flaky with me, and quark 6.5 dont even go their! :eek: took me far to many hours to fix it and go back to quark 6.1

    maybe somebody else will have another suggestion
     

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