File Extension QXP

  • Full name
    QuarkXpress Project Format
  • Developer
    Quark Software
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a QXP file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a QXP file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your QXP file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The file extension QXP is used by the layout software QuarkXpress for project files. Qxp files include layout or design information, text and images of single or multi-page documents.

QuarkXPress is a desktop publishing software used primarily by print shops, publishers, and advertising agencies to design and print draft publications, catalogs, and other high-quality print products.

QXP is a proprietary format that can only be opened and edited using QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign (using the Markzware Q2ID plug-in). If you do not have access to one of the programs, you should ask the creator to export the QXP file as a pdf or eps file. These file formats can be imported into many more (even free) programs and continue to edit.

It should also be noted that the QXP format was introduced by Quark with version 6.0 and the old extension qxd has been replaced. Qxp files can not be read in the older versions of quarkXPress.

Programs which can open a QXP file

How to open a QXP file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the QXP file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a QXP file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support QXP files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a QXP file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all QXP files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with QXP there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the QXP file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the QXP file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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