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Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 27 Oct 2011, 10:58

Hi Erik,
do you mean something like that?
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Post by eyoungren » 27 Oct 2011, 11:16

Yes Matthias, like that. I have not had the priviledge yet of working in 9.x so I could not speak to Cloner's capabilities. In the Destination popup there I assume you can select a different document to clone the pages to?

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Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 27 Oct 2011, 11:28

Hi Erik,
yes, and even more than that:
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Post by eyoungren » 27 Oct 2011, 11:55

Cool Matthias! Even better! Thanks.
Now. Got an Intel Mac to spare? [:D]
(Seriously thoughI need an Intel Mac!)

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Post by Witcher » 27 Oct 2011, 12:23

That's actually what really is discouraging... how poorly versions 7+ run on G5s.

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Post by quarkslave » 23 Nov 2011, 04:20

Append is a way to fix bloated docs. But why do I have to care? A GOOD software would warn "hey, old qxp-version-data detected. Please wait a moment" (while I fix that stuff for you in the background if nessescary. Because, well, I'm Quark and I know how to check for errors because we fucking coded this beast)
Sadly, double-sided-documents with objects reaching onto both sides, get scrambled by thumb-nail-dragging, and even append screws stuff around. Quark lets me open old docs? Then get it right, dont fool users by downward-compatibility.

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Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 23 Nov 2011, 08:23

Hi there,
Append or Thumbnail drga is not onyl to repair broken documents, it also helps rebuild elements according to the newest version.
When you open an old document (say 3.3) then QuarkXPress 9 emulates the old typography engine, old box creation rules etc. to let you reproduce the document as close as possible. Of course old fonts and other 90's elements may stand in the way to get a 100% facsimile.
When you want to continue producing with an older document, then it is good advice to rebuild at least the type engine (holding option key when opening with Open dialog). If you have some older slugs or other things that might make the document behave funny (as some elements come from 3, others from 4, then again some from 6 or 7) then thumbnail dragging or appending is a good last remedy.
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Post by brian l » 01 Sep 2016, 00:55

Is this still the same for 2015 and 2016?
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Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 01 Sep 2016, 01:44

Hi Brian,

yes, Append and Thumbnail Drag are still the same in QuarkXPress 2015 and 2016.

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