It is possible to change the color scheme of QuarkXPress 8 by creating a text file and using XML tags.


  • Stop QuarkXPress

  • Download and modify the XML file provided in the attachment

  • Use the XML formatting and tags that can be found in the example. make sure you do not break the XML

  • Put the file “XPressTheme.xml“ into the preference folder

  • Restart QuarkXPress

The XML tags should be self-explanatory. If not, please change the values e.g. to 0/0/0, restart XPress.


Resetting QuarkXPress 8 to its default color scheme is easy:

  1. Delete the file “XPressTheme.xml“ from your preference folder

  2. Restart QuarkXPress