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Old 01-01-2008, 08:26 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by ktinkel View Post
Hi, Kathy —

Your problem is mainly a misfit between the files and the software you listed, not platform. Mac QuarkXPress files can be opened in the Windows version of that program (and in Windows InDesign CS2 or 3 if you can get the XPress files converted to version 4.0).

But there is no way to magically convert an XPress file from any platform or version to a Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, or FrontPage file. Page layout files can sometimes be approximated or copied in Word or Publisher (depending on complexity and what you want to do with them), but not translated.

If you have access to XPress 7.1, you can export the text so these programs could read it, but then you would have to recreate the layout and design all over again.

If the Photoshop CS2 files are saved in .psd format (the native Photoshop format) you would need to have them re-saved in .tif or .jpeg. Then you may be able to use them in the Microsoft products you list. To edit the images, however, will require a color editing program. Corel has a popular one for Windows, and there are shareware programs as well.

Sorry not to have better news for you. What do you need to do with these files? Maybe there is another solution.
The files were provided to me by a former graphic designer. They are very simple (letterhead, business card, etc..) The files include the fonts and graphics. The graphics are not a problem, but I don't know which fonts are used where to recreate the look & feel of them in a program I have. I guess what I need is someone to change them from QuarkXPress MAC to QuarkXPress Windows.
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