How to Build QuarkXPress Documents from XML Data and Templates

I saw an interesting post on Quark’s user forums about what it takes to generate QuarkXPress documents using QuarkXPress templates and an XML text file.

The first question was: “Can QuarkXPress Server be used for this?”

Answer: YES!

The second question was: “Can it be done without QuarkXPress Server?”

Answer: Yes, using AppleScript on a Mac.

Quark’s Andy Dyer gave a detailed reply, complete with code examples and links to AppleScripting resources and developer documentation for QuarkXPress Server.

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