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QuarkXPress 3.32 68k, PPC & 3.32r5 Updater

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
quarkxpress3.32.sit (1.68 MB)
MD5: dc4f0e74d792964cf7eff409d74c42c8
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
qxprss-332-us_68k.sit (8.42 MB)
MD5: 4c342aa2291a07e41dbb9eb5b473d3bd
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
qxp-332-ie_ppc.sit (8.83 MB)
MD5: ad90da6230ef44289612bbcc226f32d6
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
qxp_3.32r5_updates.sit (1,002.68 KB)
MD5: 076c3e8deaa2bf772366086e7cb3ba46
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
quarkexpress332.sit (9.37 MB)
MD5: 2cfa0a8dbfd4d76b4298699457fb2bf5
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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qps_xtension.sit (10.37 MB)
MD5: 3ae2d6723ca663be056d1791216440b9
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
QuarkXPress_3.32.iso_.sit (166.92 MB)
MD5: 3832711b4619300998e497f1a90e4057
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (5.42 MB)
MD5: 1274f18c20d1b0ae2c8251f6a08029e0
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Pre-installed versions of QuarkXPress vers. 3.32 for 68k & PPC Macintosh + updater to version 3.32r5 68k & PPC Macintosh.

Top DL is the US (pre-installed) installation of QuarkXPress 3.32 68k without Xtensions
2nd DL is for a full (pre-installed) US installation of QuarkXPress 3.32 68k
3rd DL is for a full (pre-installed) International English installation of QuarkXPress 3.32 PPC
4th DL is for the 3.32r5 Updater of QuarkXpress 3.32 - Only updates US copies of QXP 3.32
5th DL is for the full install floppy disk set (PPC only) for QXP 3.31, includes updaters to 3.32
6th DL are the QPS Xtensions for QXP 3.3x
7th DL is a multi language installer CD. The image compressed with Stuffit 5.
Languages are: Deutsch, UK English, Español, Français, Dansk, Nederlands, Norsk, Svenska, Italiano and Schweizerdeutsch. The image also contains the installer floppy for German Language, only.
8th DL German installer for WIN95 or NT4 (only for completeness sake.)

The DL's for item 2 & 3 above contain all of the Quark supplied Xtensions, also Quark's Optional Xtensions, including the excellent "Jabberwocky" & "Stars&Stripes" plus the must-have "Bobzilla".

Included too is Quark scripting for both AppleScript & Frontier Runtime. Comprehensive Quark Libraries (Medieval Caps etc). Plus the EFIColor Process system for QXP 3.3 - 3.32r5

Architecture: 68k PPC

Try deleting the Quark Preferences file if you have any difficulty when launching. This runs on Mac OS 9.2.2 OK.

Minimum Requirements (68k)

Recommended (68k)

Minimum Requirements (PPC)

Recommended (PPC)


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by MikeTomTom - 2015, December 28 - 3:43am

  A riddle why all the language files have had been added.

I think this was a form of "Passport Editions" before QXP 4.0 and the hardware dongle and before they were called "Passport".

I have a very similar CD for QXP 3.31, it has all of international install sets too. I guess if you wanted to install other languages you needed to contact Quark and purchase additional licenses - Just guessing on all of the above.

Its good having multiple languages on the CD, you only need to find a suitable floppy for what you require from it.

I was able to install the UK English version, 24bit, by building a new "standard install CD" from only the English content from this CD and using the "virgin" floppy image from the other QXP 3.x page that's here (linked in tmm's post, below)..

The install worked great, so thank you, indeed.

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by 24bit - 2015, December 28 - 12:52am

Too bad that much is missing on DL 7, MTT.
I must admit I never tried or used the files. A riddle why all the language files have had been added.

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, December 27 - 10:11pm

  7th DL is a multi language installer CD.

The included (registered) QXP installer floppy image on the CD (7th DL), is for a German language install only. As far as I can tell, there is no easy way to utilize other language install sets included on the CD.

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by themacmeister - 2015, September 24 - 6:50am

Virgin Install floppy image and User Registration floppy image available here now:

Thanks to MacRUS !!!

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by blackholemac - 2014, February 15 - 6:22pm

the difference between a "virginized" installer and one like QuarkRenamer where you change after installation is simple. A "virginized" installer, you put in more than just your name and fill out the registration for Quark again. With QuarkRenamer, you install whatever version you have and you use QuarkRenamer to change the name branding on the splash screen...note that using QuarkRenamer doesn't update the registration information, it just changes the splash screen. After using QuarkRenamer, I can still see the original registration person's information, not my own.

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by themacmeister - 2014, February 4 - 11:12am

I managed to "virginize" an installer floppy for 3.1 at work back about 1990. When I went to install, it came up with the entire name/address/country crap. I will NEVER remember what I did tho. I can't really differentiate between a "virgin" installer, and changing the registration details in the program later?!

Maybe I am missing something.

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, February 4 - 1:32am

Hi tmm: I should have updated that comment ages ago on reflection. Read my previous post below, posted "2014, January 31". I get into describing how Quark Renamer for 4.0 appeared to work initially, but after a couple of restarts or less it went cactus and I had to reinstall from backups. I think I'd better update my post on that page now, too.

However, Quark Renamer for 4.0 (if it worked 100%) only lets you replace an installed copy of QXP's username in the About QXP dialog box, whereas blackholemac is really after an Installer floppy disk "virginizer" for QXP.

blackholemac may be onto something with his notes about xpress-re-serialize-v3-4 but its going to be a difficult find I think.

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by themacmeister - 2014, January 31 - 11:26pm

Please read the post from MTT -> Out of the above: Quark Renamer for 4.0 is gold- and a <7KB DL at that - Many thanks indeed

NOTE: Will ONLY work on SheepShaver, NOT Basilisk II.

Taken from the page in question.

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by blackholemac - 2014, January 31 - 1:38pm

@themacmeister and @MikeTomTom

looked at all the options and having some trouble honestly with the ones that modify the installer. QuarkRenamer works, but it doesn't change the registration file I discussed...just modifies the splash screen. Of course I am using a read/write disk image (with an original put away safely) and I was able to modify it properly. The trouble I'm having is that after I run these resource replacements on the Installer Disk, the installer seems to think it is an upgrader.

According to the third download (a Word document explaining the whole thing) on:, there is a note midway down that document that says I might be missing an extension called "Read Registration" and notes that it is included. It doesn't seem to be included in any of your downloads. If someone has that, please feel free to upload it. I think this will work in the end, but I simply need that file.


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by themacmeister - 2014, January 31 - 3:19am

Quark 5.0 (full version) for Windows was released on a cover disc for some magazine. I have a copy backed up somewhere. It's a shame they did not do the same for the Mac version of 3.32/4/5.

I have a pristine installer floppy image for Quark 4.0 (Passport?). I might crank up the old G4 iMac and search my backups. I can only work with floppy images, but can convert it to writable with DiskUtil. Obviously, keeping the image locked until absolutely necessary (and working off a backup) is the way to go.

More news soon.

EDIT: Here is the install CD ->

PS. Nisus Writer RULES!

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, January 30 - 10:19pm

@blackholemac: Thank you for the useful information in your post. I hadn't heard of the "option trick" with QXP before. Interesting tho' is the IE PPC copy I put up here. Holding the option key down and getting info on it, gives back good info on the application itself but buttons to open info on the registered user are grayed out and cannot be viewed. So maybe that's a plus. It was Mac OS 9.1 that I tried it on tho' and it might be different on earlier Mac OS's, which I'll test it out on later.

Of the QXP patchers here that themacmeister has pointed out, QuarkRenamer for 4.0 patches an installed copy of QXP 3 and later. I thought that it worked OK initially, but it after a day or so it develops a problem where it decides its no longer a legit program (reports a problem and informs you that you need to contact Quark, then exits). So I needed to then re-install QXP from unpatched backups. The patcher Xpress Repersonalize patches a registered floppy but it then becomes a floppy that wants to update a previous installed version of QXP so it fails to work on your existing QXP which will be the same version as the floppy you've patched. So I'm not sure if it works at all.

Sad to say, I haven't had any real success with QXP floppy disk patches to date...

Re your comment about Word 5.1a... I do have a unregistered floppy disk installation set for this. I'd assumed that this would be up here already so never checked. Guess I'll make a garden page for it sometime in the near future.

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by IIGS_User - 2014, January 30 - 10:14am

Or touch it with "MacGarden" as user's name.

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by Kitchen2010 - 2014, January 30 - 9:30am

I would love to see an untouched copy surfacing on Macintosh Garden ! Can you upload images of your CD & floppies if you get the registration removed from the Registration Disk ? I believe there was some little tool for that purpose (do not know how reliable it was, if you get grab of it, please make sure to use it to a copy of your original floppy first !).

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by themacmeister - 2014, January 30 - 2:46am

@blackholemac -> if you purchased the original install media and registration floppy, that is now your software as far as I'm concerned. IMHO you have every right to personalise software that you own the original installation media for.

Start here: great work already done by MikeTomTom ->

and one more tool, that will probably turn your install floppy into swiss cheese, so USE A BACKUP AT ALL TIMES.

Best of luck.

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by blackholemac - 2014, January 29 - 3:31pm

I recently purchased a boxed copy of QuarkXPress 3.32 that includes 68k and PPC installers on a single floppy combined with a single CD. It also included original floppy installers to update to 3.32r5 for both 68k and PPC. Got it for $5 on Amazon. Almost totally pristine save for the fact that the previous owner did go through the registration process with it. The problem is that Quark at that time required users to register and use a User Registration Disk to output the registration to and it was up to you whether to mail the User Registration Disk back to them or not. Once you completed said registration, it permanently modified the installer floppy with the registration info. Very similar to MS Word 5.1a. It's hard to find an MS Word 5.1a installation floppy set untouched. The only way I have gotten Word 5.1a untouched was to use an MS Office CD.

There used to be a utility out there somewhere that removed that personalization from Quark, but I haven't seen it online in a long time. If anyone knows of it, please post. I will consider uploading my Quark find to BetaArchive, but don't want folks hammering the original user. You can easily see all the user registration info for a given copy of Quark by holding down the Option key and going to About QuarkXPress under the Apple menu while in the QuarkXPress application. Granted...we are dealing with 15-18 year old info, but still...don't want that original user getting prank phone calls or mailings.

Let me know what others say on the issue,

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, January 1 - 3:25am

@macjames: I tried it on both SheepShaver (SSW 7.6.1) and my beige G3 running OS 9.1, the G3 being my only remaining PPC Mac capable of booting to a classic Mac OS. Results were the same in both instances.

The name of the CD when mounted is the same name that the installer app asks for when it asks for disk 2 or the CD.

Because the install floppy is for a US PPC QXP, its likely there is a file its looking for on the CD that isn't there. I live in Australia so the CD will be international English specific, I can only assume. The pity is, it does nothing, no dialog pops up saying it can't file blah blah blah on the CD. Nada.

I can archive the CD here, on the off-chance that the correct install floppy for it will eventually surface. But I think that you'll find the install floppy that we have is not suitable.

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by macjames - 2014, January 1 - 12:43am

Humm.. did you try it on real mac hardware or emulator? Can i take a shot at that cd?

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by MikeTomTom - 2013, December 31 - 10:00pm

Thanks, meeno for the floppy images and updaters. One small issue I have with it is the archive and install disk 1 all have been exposed at some stage to a Mac OS X system and have invisible .DS_Store files throughout and a .Trash & .DS_Store files in the mounted install disk 1

Since the installer asks for disk 2 or "quarkXpress 3.31 CDROM" it would be awesome if an image of such CD would appear here.

@macjames: I have a QXP 3.31 CD, but the installer on meeno's Install floppy refuses to acknowledge it as being the correct CD. It just does not see it. I'd acquired this CD minus the Install 1 floppy and its useless without it. Its a pity, because the CD has other language versions on it too, German, Spanish, etc. - I had my hopes up here for a minute or two.

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by meeno - 2013, December 29 - 1:41pm

hi everyone, don't forget to download the QPS_XTension.sit
that I just add on the second link too. bye

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by macjames - 2013, December 28 - 9:10pm

Ahh this has been the most complete upload of Quark 3 i have seen, i love installers, thank you mr. meeno. The good news it installs perfect, the semi-bad news the installer disk is not pristine, it has already been personalized Sad
Now we just need the 68k installer to make it complete. Since the installer asks for disk 2 or "quarkXpress 3.31 CDROM" it would be awesome if an image of such CD would appear here.

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by meeno - 2013, December 28 - 6:26pm

see new link above

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by MikeTomTom - 2013, October 13 - 12:52pm

@Kitchen2010: Thanks. I was hoping to get these in order to obtain original floppy disks to archive, but software of this vintage is becoming harder to find in pristine condition.

In the meantime, I may have located something, perhaps not pristine but at least, fully functional. See items 2 - 4, above Smile

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by Kitchen2010 - 2013, October 11 - 1:51pm

MikeTomTom: hate to report, but... I got burnt on this purchase. Disks looked like someone had spilled coffee over them. Some disks were readable but not enough to recover either 2.1.2 or 3.0 to be be usable. Trying to recover my losses now

I am feeling sorry for your loss ! Sad
Perhaps someone else is able to provide a copy of Quark XPress 2.x and 3.x floppies.

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by MikeTomTom - 2013, October 11 - 10:24am

Nowhere near as awesome as grawlix.computing's recent acquisition. I've just purchased QuarkXPress versions 2.1.2 and version 3.0, floppy disk boxed sets including manuals. So once they arrive I'll image and archive them here. Likely sometime next week.

[Edit] hate to report, but... I got burnt on this purchase. Disks looked like someone had spilled coffee over them. Some disks were readable but not enough to recover either 2.1.2 or 3.0 to be be usable. Trying to recover my losses now Sad

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by macjames - 2013, September 13 - 6:39am

Just to clarify: tracing back my files i just found out that the file i uploaded is the quark available at MacGUI, downloaded back in may. Sorry about the confusion.

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by juanfrank - 2013, September 12 - 8:47pm

Hi macjames,
When I click on the download link, an error message is displayed.

Thank you all for trying to reload it. Hope someone could accomplish it.

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by macjames - 2013, September 12 - 5:48pm

Ok, it seems we have it backwards. I uploaded a 68k version, it loads on both my PM7500 and my SE/30. Will make some adjustments and hope someone really uploads the original file.

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by themacmeister - 2010, December 23 - 12:19pm

@xy -- I originally learnt DTP on Pagemaker/Freehand, but a helpful employer trained me on Quark XPress and Illustrator (so that I may find paid work in the future!).

From InDesign 1.5 onwards, there was no chance that XPress would remain a player in the industry. I would suggest that at least 80% of the design and publishing market moved to InDesign, and that's a minimum figure guess!

The last 3 places I worked had changed to InDesign -- a 100% conversion rate!

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by xy - 2010, December 23 - 10:32am

Thanks for checking the compatibility of the utils, macmeister. But, don't worry, I haven't installed Quark. I have always found the typography of Pagemaker more to my taste, especially in books. And now it's InDesign, anyway.

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by themacmeister - 2010, December 23 - 3:59am

@xy, thanks, these are aimed mostly at 3.1 -- use with caution on 3.31r2, I thoroughly recommend you update to 3.32r5, as it is the most stable version. I used this version for many years, as we saw no reason to update to 4.x or 5.x.

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by xy - 2010, December 22 - 11:15am

Here are some interesting little Quark utilities:

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by xy - 2010, December 21 - 11:46am

I still use Nisus 6.5 every day. It's much better than Nisus for Mac OS X. However, version 6.5 is not abandonware:

U.S. version:
German version:

The only nag is that they do not sell the Nisus Writer International Dictionaries / Dictionary Collection anymore. They are abandonware.

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by themacmeister - 2010, December 21 - 9:58am

Nisus Writer was SUPERB - easily one of the best, and most overlooked, word processors ever made.

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by xy - 2010, December 20 - 4:31pm

QuarXPress 3 is the last Quark version Nisus Writer 6.5 provides a Nisus2Quark filter for.