If you have a QuarkXPress document that is exhibiting symptoms of damage, such as not printing correctly or crashing when accessing a picture or text, try this:
From within QuarkXPress, choose File> Open, select the document you want to fix, and then hold down Option (Windows: Alt) while you press the button labeled “Open” in the Open dialog box. (Note: holding the Option key while double-clicking a document in the Finder will not perform this cleanup. Only using the File> Open dialog box will do it.)
By holding down the Option key, you tell QuarkXPress to rebuild everything in the document as if you were building it anew. This also strips out any leftover junk from previous versions of QuarkXPress.
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.