How to Tell Which Version Created Any QuarkXPress Document

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.

How to Tell Which Version Created Any QuarkXPress Document

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, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at, 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.