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What are QXD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a QXD file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your QXD files.

What is a QXD file?

A .QXD file is a QuarkXPress Document file.

The file extension .qxd is associated with the files used in the QuarkXpress Desktop Publishing software. QXD file is a page layout file containing formatted text and images and document properties used to create starting forms and blueprints for newspapers, magazines, flyers, books, and brochures.

QuarkXpress is a software application designed to run on Microsoft Windows as well as on Apple Mac. It is a useful software that caters to the formatting needs of publishing, creative design and page layout, printing and production, text processing, Web page design and PPML, XML, and media-independent publishing.

Designers popularly use QuarkXPress and large publishing houses to create various layouts from flyers to multimedia projects required for magazines, newspapers, catalogs, and any other print media.

The QXD file extension is used in QuarkXpress 5 and earlier. For QuarkXPress versions 6 and later, they are now using the .qxp file extension, but the old .qxd files can be exported to .qxp files using the same mentioned software. QXD files can also be opened using Adobe InDesign with the Q2ID plugin.

How to open QXD files

We have identified one QXD opener that is compatible with this specific type of QXD file.

Programs that open QuarkXPress Document files


Last updated: February 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of QXD files. Remember, different programs may use QXD files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

QuarkXPress PassportQuarkXPress PassportUser submitted
Adobe InDesignAdobe InDesignUser submitted
QuarkXPress11.1.0.0r0QuarkXPress11.1.0.0r0User submitted

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