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Quark Express files into PDF and Web pages

how do i turn my quark express files into PDF & Web pages?



8:03 pm on Nov 9, 2000 (gmt 0)

I'm still learning the quark process, can anyone please tell me what's the easiest way to convert my quarkexpress files into PDF and also turning them into webpages. I can't seem to do it with out turning them into low res. images.

Please Help!



11:05 pm on Nov 9, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Hi Cindy! Welcome to WebmasterWorld! I know NOTHING about Quark Express but a quick search turned up [url=http://tri-techcanada.com/Resolution.htm]this[/url] which may directly address your resolution problem.

There's also a fairly active Quark forum at http://www.tek-tips.com/gthreadminder.cfm/lev2/4/lev3/31/pid/260 where you may find more specific help.

Also, I'll see if I can scare up someone who knows a bit about it.


9:15 am on Nov 10, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Hi Cindy,
I assume you've got Adobe's Acrobat installed.
If so, you should have various plug-ins allowing you to work with QE.
After you've saved your file, Acrobat Distiller will enable conversion. You should also be able to set and save the resolution of the PDF file, rather than as a graphics file.

Hope this helps.


8:06 pm on Nov 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

Getting PDF from Quirk is relatively straightforward provided you have Adobe Acrobat Distiller. Acrobat Reader is no good - you need the *full* Acrobat app.

Simply distill your Quirk doc to PDF. You may need to fiddle with Distiller's settings to get the results you want although version 4.0 does include some pre-set configurations (called settings files) specifically designed to optimize PDF's for the web.

Getting HTML out of Quirk is *not* easy. One route is to buy "Avenue Quirk" The downside is that it costs an arm and a leg.

Option 2 - use a Quirk xtension like "Beyond Press" from Extensis (www.extensis.com). It's about $300.00 and does a reasonably good job of converting the elements of the document into HTML and DHTML.

Quirk's own FREE extension "Quark HTML Text Export" (www.quark.com). This is decidely limited insofar as retaining the content of the original document is concerned.

Option 3 (which I use) is to re-create it all over again by hand. Tedious, but it ensures it's correct!

Other than that I suggest you lurk on "comp.publish.prepress" which is the only place on Usenet where you are going to find professionals discussing Quirk outside of Quark's own forums.

Del Tree (veteran comp.publish.prepresser)


3:53 pm on Nov 14, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Deltree, welcome to the forums. Thanks for the more expansive response.
Like so many of these things, it's easy (relatively) when your know how.

Screens2000, how did you get on?


7:19 pm on Dec 14, 2000 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

I know nothing about Quark, but found this page with a Perl script for Quark to HTML conversion:


It looks like it's no longer supported - it's OLD.


7:06 pm on Dec 23, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I've never tried to save a Quark document as a web page, only an image. Quark has a feature under the file menu that may help save as an image. Under the file menu, click "Save as EPS."

After it saves, open it up in Photoshop or other similar editing program. Your file resolution will be 300 dpi. You can modify it from there any way you like.


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