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?”
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.
Check it out at http://forums.quark.com/t/24293.aspx.
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.