Re: Quark 8 to InDesign 6

Subject: Re: Quark 8 to InDesign 6
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: sphilip <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 23:58:17 -0800

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, sphilip wrote:
> Just moved to ID6. I have a back catalog of files in QXP8. I'd like to
> convert them.
> The only converter program seems to be something called Q2ID which costs
> around $200.
> ...
> What if I dust off my Python skills, brush down the smattering of C I
> learned a few years ago, login in to my trusty Bash terminal, or crack out
> Xcode? How hard can it be to write a script to do this myself? Anyone got
> any ideas what I'd need to do?
How long would this take, and at your hourly rate what would it cost to
research and build a custom application? Then count the cost of recreating
all the manuals from scratch (possibly factoring in rewrites, redesign, and
other improvements. Submit the three options as a business case, assessing
the risks and recommending your chosen solution, then let management decide.

Maybe the original manuals aren't worth the money and should be rebuilt.

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