> However, QuarkXpress versions newer than 4.1 can save backwards (usually > without significant losses). Hence, if you really think conversion to FM > format offer sufficient value to you, then you have to face a manual process.
Each version of QuarkXPress can only save one version back, so if one only had version 6, one can only save down to version 5. Version 7 files can save down to version 6, but (potentially) with significant losses depending on the features used. However, these loses will not affect the ultimate conversion into FrameMaker, as they are mostly graphic-related. As mentioned, Markzware does make Quark XTs that allow one to save back to earlier versions, but this presumes one has QuarkXPress to begin with. If I recall correctly, QuarkXPress (and PageMaker) conversion was introduced in FrameMaker 7.1. If the Quark document is one long text flow, it might be easier to simply Save Text (export) as a Word or RTF file. Quark always links to graphics (unless someone used the undesired method of copy-and-paste), so you might want to do a Collect For Output first. If you don't have Quark and only have a couple of files, let me know and I'll see if I can convert it to a lower version for you (or export the text). David Creamer I.D.E.A.S. - Results-Oriented Training http://www.IDEAStraining.com Adobe Certified Trainer & Expert (since 1995) Authorized Quark Training Provider (since 1988) Markzware, Enfocus, FileMaker Certified