In order to launch QuarkXPress Server 7.x in Master Subrender environment follow these steps:

On Windows:

  1. Launch Command Prompt Window by typing cmd on Run.
  2. Change the directory to QXPS installed folder.
    Example: cd 'C:\Program Files\Quark\QuarkXPress Server 7.2\QuarkXPress Server'
  3. Add '-subrenders 2' at the end and press Enter.
    Example: QuarkXPress Server.exe -subrenders 2


  1. Right click on the application shortcut and go to Properties.
  2. In the Target field add '-subrenders 2' to the end
    (“C:\Program Files\....\QuarkXPress Server.exe” -subrenders 2)
  3. Click the Apply or OK button.
  4. Launch the application from the shortcut.

Mac Operating System:

  1. Run Terminal.
  2. Change the directory to the QuarkXPress Server folder.
    Example: cd '/Applications/QuarkXPress Server 7.2/QuarkXPress'
  3. Run QuarkXPress Server with the subrenderers parameter.
    Example: './-subrenders 2' OR './QuarkXPress Server -subrenders 2'


  1. Right click on the QuarkXPress Server and select Show Package Contents.
  2. Inside the Contents folder go to the MacOS folder.
  3. Drag the QuarkXPress Server file onto a Terminal window.
  4. Now type –'subrenders 2'