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  • Started 9 years ago by Chris
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Chris
  • Chris Member

    Since we have upgraded to OS 10.3, the .XTG (Xpress Tags) files we download are not recognised by Quark 6. They come in as "TexEdit Document". The exact same files when downloaded in OS9 are recognized in Quark 6/OS. They come in as "Text document".

    In OSX's Document Info box, if I set the files to "Open with" Microsoft Word, they work, and Quark sees them. Do you think there is an easier way?

    In Fetch, I've tried "getting" the files as binary, and under preferences, setting the line endings for UNIX/MAC OS X. Any suggestions?

    Thanks a lot!

    Chris

    [This message has been edited by Chris (edited 07-26-2004).]

    [This message has been edited by Chris (edited 07-26-2004).]

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I would take these steps:

    1) Choose "Suffix Mapping..." from the Customize menu in Fetch.
    2) Click the Add button and enter:

    Suffix: .xtg
    Transfer as: Binary
    Name for this type of file: Quark Xpress Tags

    3) Click the Choose Example... button and choose an Xpress Tags file that is correctly recognized by Quark; the Type and Creator fields should be filled in for you.

    4) Click OK in the Suffix Mapping Editor window, then OK in the Suffix Mapping window.

    Does that help?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Chris Member

    Thanks Jim, yes that helped -- Quark at least saw the files and I was able to import them. However, they lost all hard returns and the codes came in as actual characters, not stylesheets. But this problem seemed familiar to me from the old days of having to use MacLink to use PC files...

    So, I set the "text file line endings" to "DOS/Windows (CRLF)" and BINGO!!! (the files are uploaded from Windows machines after all)

    Now all is good. Thank you very much for your help!!! : )

    Best,

    Christiane Bezerra

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    I would take these steps:

    1) Choose "Suffix Mapping..." from the Customize menu in Fetch.
    2) Click the Add button and enter:

    Suffix: .xtg
    Transfer as: Binary
    Name for this type of file: Quark Xpress Tags

    3) Click the Choose Example... button and choose an Xpress Tags file that is correctly recognized by Quark; the Type and Creator fields should be filled in for you.

    4) Click OK in the Suffix Mapping Editor window, then OK in the Suffix Mapping window.

    Does that help?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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