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Exporting text

Sometimes you need to get text out of QuarkXPress—for example, for revisions, translation, backup, or use in different media. You can export selected text or all the text in a story (a series of linked boxes) in popular formats such as Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, HTML, and RTF. To export text, select the text or click in a story to export all of its text. Choose File > Save Text and choose an option from the Format menu (Figure 4.23).

Figure 4.23

Figure 4.23 The Save Text dialog box (File menu) lets you export text in commonly used formats such as Microsoft Word and HTML.

The XPress Tags format saves text with proprietary tags that indicate all QuarkXPress formatting. Publishers can save text as XPress Tags and send the text out to be edited. When the text is reimported, the XPress Tags are translated into actual QuarkXPress formatting. For more information about XPress Tags, see the XPress Tags Guide.pdf in your QuarkXPress 8 folder (Documents > English).

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