We are running QuarkXPress 18.104.22.168 in a Windows environment.
If you open a Quark Project (.qxp) that contains picture boxes with PDFs in them, as soon as you click on File --> Print, Quark creates a file named "tempPDF###" with a unique number for each and every PDF in the Quark Project, in the folder C:\Users\(usrename)\AppData\Local\Temp\###\jaws####, such as: C:\Users\JSmith\AppData\Local\Temp\47\jaws1964\tempPDF317
These files are not large. But if the Project has very many PDFs in it, such as a 120-page document, this can result in hundreds or thousands of such files and it can take quite a long time for each one to be created.
In addition, in at least one instance, Quark somehow got in a loop and kept creating duplicate files for each PDF, each with a unique number after "tempPDF," until there were more than 36,000 of them, occupying 9 GB of space!
Does anyone know why or how Quark creates these "tempPDF###" files?
And has anyone seen the loop behavior that I described, that resulted in duplicate files for each PDF?