It is probably one of the most frequently mentioned remedies when something behaves wrong in QuarkXPress:
Delete your preferences.
And deleting preferences probably solves 90% of all problems. When preferences go defective, it can cause QuarkXPress to behave erratic, disable functionality and even crash. And one of the most frequently given answers is how to find and delete preferences, as they reside in a hidden folder on OS X / MacOS and Windows.
So, stop searching, just use the QuarkCacheCleaner to delete preferences of QuarkXPress 2016:
- QuarkCacheCleaner is a small application that is automatically installed in the “Tools” folder in the application folder of QuarkXPress 2016.
- Quit QuarkXPress and run QuarkCacheCleaner.
- Check to “Also delete QuarkXPress’ preferences”. It will delete cache files and preferences of QuarkXPress 2016.
Note: This cannot be undone.
Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people. Before joining Quark in 1997, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represented Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.
From 1997 until 2019 Matthias played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop, mobile and enterprise software. From February 2014 until January 2019 he headed Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit; and was therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.
Matthias does not work for Quark anymore. If you want to connect with him, please visit his LinkedIn profile on https://www.linkedin.com/in/mguenther/