Download and Installation

First, download the toolkit to a folder and unzip it. Then, follow instructions for your Operating System (OS).

Your usage is governed by, and you agree to these terms. Read more on the faq.

macOS - this is the primary version

  1. open terminal and go to the folder, and run node pq.cjs -g sample; open ./output/sample_v1.1.docx. If that worked, then you’re good to go! Read the guide and play with the sample.

  2. if you get a node related error, or not installed, install the latest version (LTS) of Node from here, then open terminal and do step 1. Node >= 16 is recommended and may be needed for this to work.

Alternatively, watch this 1 minute installation video


  1. install nodejs (if it’s not already available and >= 14.0) from here

  2. go the pandoc releases page and download the binaries (.zip) for your OS. Then copy the .exe binary inside ./bin in your downloaded folder and overwrite the pandoc in there.

  3. now go to the folder root using the Windows cmd terminal, and run node pq.cjs -g; and then using Explorer, open ./output/sample.docx. If that worked, then you’re good to go!

Linux - not tested (but should work)

  1. Download and extract the files to a folder.

  2. Go to the pandoc releases page and download the .tar.gz for your Linux platform. Extract the .tar.gz and copy the pandoc binary inside ./bin and overwrite the pandoc in the PQ download folder ./bin.

  3. Now do the same as in step 1. Note that since there is no official Linux distribution of Microsoft word, you may need to use other open source solutions to open the docx files (outside the scope of this document)

If you run into issues, drop a note through the contact form.


For release notes and past downloads

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