I only encountered this error once while using QuarkXPress 3.x for Macintosh.
If you use two different versions of XPress, e.g. a Dutch and an English one, and you try to load English documents in the Dutch version, the application will tell you that the document uses different frame data and asks whether you want to use the settings of the document or those of XPress itself.
Normally you should choose the document settings but on some rare occasions this can cause problems when sending the file to an imagesetter. You will get a PostScript error ‘file’, offending command: ‘nodeffilename’.
Tell XPress to use its own data and the problem should be solved.