Yesterday, I posted some information about how to get a handle on QuarkXPress 6 documents opening into QuarkXPress 7, How to Open 6 with 6 and 7 with 7, even though you have both running.
Jean-Claude Tremblay pointed out the most perfect solution I’ve seen, so I wrote it up:
Jo Lauterbach’s JoJo is a free XTension for QuarkXPress 6/7 that solves a longstanding problem for people who use both QuarkXPress 6 and 7: it opens every project into the application version that created it. So, if you double-click a QX6 project:
- If QX6 is running, the project will open into it.
- If only QX7 is running, QX7 will display a warning dialog box:
You can download it at www.jolauterbach.com/freeware/freeware.htm
I tested it, and it works. Very slick!
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.