Question re: Quark Express, Adobe Page Maker & Importing Word Docs

Subject: Question re: Quark Express, Adobe Page Maker & Importing Word Docs
From: Jean Hollis Weber <jean -at- jeanweber -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 17:16:28 +1000

You can get a program (actually a set of Word macros) called QuarkConverter from The Editorium,

From the website's blurb:
"QuarkConverter converts edited Word documents into XPressTag files that can be imported into QuarkXPress while retaining style names and character formatting such as italic and bold. Fixes bad hyphenation and other typographical problems. Provides cross-platform character conversion from PC to Mac or Mac to PC. Converts Word index entries into QuarkXPress index entries, allowing editors to index in Word."

Standard disclaimer: I have no financial association with The Editorium, but I've heard lots of good things about their offerings. I have not used QuarkConverter.

Regards, Jean
Jean Hollis Weber
jean -at- jeanweber -dot- com
The Technical Editors' Eyrie

Sara-Sue in Canada wrote,

I have this idea (and feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken) that you
can import Word Documents into Quark Express but it's best if they're only
plain text. It's been several years since I've used Quark. I seem to
recall that if Word documents are formatted and then imported that Quark
can't deal with it. Is this correct? And that the best/easiest way to do
it is to import the doc as plain text and format it in the higher end
publishing program eg. Quark or PageMaker.


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