How to create&share custom paper sizes with QuarkXPress 2015

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Matthias Guenther (Quark)
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How to create&share custom paper sizes with QuarkXPress 2015

Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 06 Jan 2016, 04:21

Hi all,

As you know QuarkXPress 2015 removed almost all pre-canned paper sizes, just sporting US Legal, US Letter, A3, A4 and A5.

Reason is simple, everybody needs different pre-sets, so the preset list got longer and longer in each version of QuarkXPress.

Create your own paper sizes in QuarkXPress 2015
QuarkXPress 2015 offers a more flexible way, you can create and delete your own presets, so if you need C4 often, create one. If you need the postcard size for company X, create one. Create as many as you like. Great.

Share the newly created paper sizes with other machines
But what if you work with different people or at different workstations and need the same presets everywhere? That's possible too with QuarkXPress 2015:
  1. Within QuarkXPress 2015 create the presets you need at one workstation.
  2. Quit QuarkXPress 2015.
  3. Go to the Preferences folder and locate the file "XPXT_XCPS_1.resdata" (it's in the folder ResData/XPress Preferences in your main preferences folder). It contains all your presets.
  4. Copy it.
  5. Go to the other workstation and put the copied file into the preferences folder of the new QuarkXPress 2015 (at the same place), replacing the existing file.

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