.QXD File Extension

QuarkXPress Document

Files with .qxd extension are desktop publishing documents created by QuarkXPress software. They contain text, images and page layout properties for flyers, magazines, books. To open .qxd files use ...

General Information

Title QXD File Extension
Extension .qxd
Full Form QuarkXPress Document
File Type Page Layout File
Developer Quark Software Inc.
MIME Type application/x-quarkxpress

File Function

Primary Function Desktop publishing
Additional Functions Layout design, Text formatting
Features Rich graphics, Text manipulation

File Characteristics

Quality High-resolution
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Book Publishing Yes
Magazines Yes
Marketing Materials Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks File corruption
Best Practices Regular backups, Version control

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1987
Latest Version QuarkXPress 2020

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .qxl, .qxb, .qxp, .qpt

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
QuarkXPress Paid Windows, Mac
Adobe InDesign (with Q2ID plugin) Paid Windows, Mac
LibreOffice (partial) Free Windows, Mac, Linux