QuarkXPress automatically installs a QuickLook plug-in on MacOS / OS X that shows you a preview of QuarkXPress documents (.qxp) when using QuickLook.
If you are not using QuarkXPress or – though you installed QuarkXPress – if you somehow do not see previews (e.g. when pressing space bar in Finder), then please use these instructions to install the QuickLook plug-in manually:
Free QuickLook plug-in to preview QuarkXPress projects
This will allow you to see thumbnails of QuarkXPress Projects (.qxp) in Finder and also provide a QuickLook preview.
This works for .qxp files created with QuarkXPress 7, 8, 9, 10, 2015 and 2016; regardless whether you have QuarkXPress installed or not.
- Download the zipped QuickLook plug-in:
Click to download QXP QuickLook plug-in
- Unzip it.
(Unzip by double-clicking the downloaded file.)
- Navigate to folder /Library/QuickLook/
(That's the main 'Library' folder on your Macintosh HD. If the folder 'QuickLook' doesn't exist, you can safely create one.)
- Put the QuickLook plug-in into this folder.
(So copy the file 'QuarkXPress.qlgenerator' there. Finder will probably ask you for permission. If you already find one in there, replace it.)
- Log off and log on again.
This should now work. Verify by navigating to a .qxp file in Finder, select it and press the Spacebar. You should see something like this (provided that these QXPs have been saved with preview):
(If you need a sample *.qxp file to verify that it works, please download one here: Click to download sample QXP)
Looking for QuickLook plug-ins for other file formats?
Go have a look here, this great site lists all known QuickLook plug-ins: