I was asked this question the other day:
“How can you quickly determine what version of QuarkXPress a document was created in. Get Info does not reveal this.”
By “Get Info”, he’s referring the File> Get Info feature in Mac OS X that shows detailed information about a file. And he’s right. Here’s what you have to do instead:
From within QuarkXPress, choose File> Open. When you select any QuarkXPress document in the Open dialog box, information about that document appears at the bottom of the Open dialog box — including the version of QuarkXPress that created the document, and the last version that saved it.
This project was created in QuarkXPress 3.31 and last saved by QuarkXPress 8
This information is easily overlooked in the rush to get projects completed, so I’m not surprised that he didn’t notice it. But there it is — and now you know!
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.