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I have received a .qxd file which is a Quark Express file and need to convert it to .pdf. I thought it would be a simple task, but now I doubt it... Do you know of any (preferrably free) program on online service to do the conversion ?

I should mention that I don't have the Quark program or the Acrobat Pro, just the Reader...


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What operating system? – Chealion Oct 6 '09 at 5:15

If you're on Windows, you can install PrimoPDF to print to PDF Files.

Mac Users should be able to print to a PDF file by click the PDF button in the print dialog box.


The easiest option is to actually use QuarkXpress to make your PDF. If you happen to use InDesign there is a converter program however it's much more limited (only supports Quark 3.x and 4.x files - not 5.x-8.x) than using a free trial if you know what version of QuarkXpress was used to create the program.

You can download a free trial of QuarkXpress 8 from (Windows or Mac). Within Quark you can then export a PDF directly from within the program.

Seven years later and there is still no way for someone without access to Quark to simply convert a document to a PDF or something that can actually be used. The only option remains to download a trial version (or I suppose just get a pirated version) of Quark and convert to PDF before your three days runs out. This feels like a time-warp to 1999. – pspahn Mar 10 at 17:21