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Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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Q2ID is an affordable InDesign plugin which allows you to convert and open your QuarkXPress documents in Adobe InDesign, without the need for the QuarkXPress application. No more re-creating documents from scratch. The Q2ID InDesign plugin gives you a big head-start on QuarkXPress to InDesign file conversion.

QuarkXPress to InDesign Conversions

Our QuarkXPress to InDesign plugin, Q2ID, converts virtually all items, including:

• anchored boxes
• blends
• color models
• fonts
• images
• layers
• linked text boxes
• page positioning
• pantone colors
• runarounds
• styles
• tables
• text attributes
• much more…

Supports InDesign CC 2018

through InDesign CS5

The Q2ID Subscription comes with Plug-Ins for InDesign CC 2018, InDesign CC 2017, InDesign CC 2015, InDesign CC 2014, InDesign CC, InDesign CS6, InDesign CS5.5, and InDesign CS5 on macOS and Windows.

Supports QuarkXPress 2017

through QuarkXPress 4

Q2ID converts QuarkXPress 4 through QuarkXPress 2017 documents into an editable InDesign document, without having the QuarkXPress application. That gives you the ability to convert over 20 years worth of QuarkXPress files to Adobe InDesign.

One-Click Conversions

How to Convert QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign

  1. To Open a QuarkXPress file in InDesign using Q2ID, choose the “Convert QuarkXPress…” menu item from the “Markzware” menu in Adobe InDesign.
  2. Navigate to and choose the QuarkXPress document that you would like to open in Adobe InDesign and then click the “Open” button.
  3. You will see the processing dialog window while your QuarkXPress document is being converted into a new InDesign document.
The QuarkXPress document has now been converted and is ready to be used.

Purchasing Options

More Options (Seat Count, Quantity, and Upgrades)

Seat Count

Seat Count is the number of systems a single License can be installed on. You may wish to purchase a 5 seat count, quantity 1, to install on 5 machines using a single License.

Quantity

Quantity is the number of individual Licenses to purchase. You may wish to purchase 5 individual Licenses each to be installed on 1 system.

Upgrade

You may qualify for upgrade pricing if you have a previous License Code for Q2ID. You’ll see the upgrade discount after you click the “ADD TO CART” button.

Some people might ask

What Is Converted

Q2ID offers a one-click, complete conversion from QuarkXPress layouts to InDesign. Here are some of the main elements that are converted.

Page Positioning

The conversion process will maintain each element’s page position and z-index (depth order).

Layers

Layers created in QuarkXPress will be recreated in InDesign.

Linked Text Boxes

Linked text boxes will be recreated in the new document. Differences between the QuarkXPress and InDesign text layout engines will likely cause the text to split between the linked boxes differently.

Runarounds

Although there are differences in the runaround settings between QuarkXPress and InDesign, you will find that the automatic conversion process is highly accurate.

Style Sheets

Both Paragraph and Character Style Sheets are maintained through the conversion process. Years of our team perfecting the conversion process ensures that all style data is copied over.

Images

Placed image data is retained. If images are missing they can easily be replaced.

Don't Take Our Word for It

“We have had this Q2ID plugin since it first came out and it’s a must-have in our department. We use it almost every day. Over the years, the conversion process has become increasingly more accurate. It’s far better than having to rebuild a file from scratch! Tech support is WONDERFUL also! Thank you!”

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“I have converted over 50 projects — as small at a letterhead and as large as a 64 page 4/c color magazine — it worked great!!! In the end, it saved me weeks worth of time. Buy it, use it, love it… you will not regret it.”

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“LIFE SAVER…I updated all my software last year when I bought a new computer. I didn’t want to update Quark as I was fazing it out and only working in ID for layout. Markzware Q2ID saved me so much time in not having to redesign files and saved me money in not having to update QXP. Thank you so much for this amazing product! I rate it a million stars…”

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“I’m on my second year of using Q2ID, and it’s been a lifesaver. The first publication I converted more than paid for the year’s fee. Thank you for inventing something that actually works and is easy to use.”

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Average Rating:  
  71 customer reviews
Creative Director

Superb conversion that makes it problem free to use Quark file in InDesign and stay up with industry standards. Also, allows our pre-press to handle incoming quark client files without any hiccups. We have been using Markzware plugin for years, converting hundreds of files without any issues. It's a must have tool for any designer, agency or printer. THANKS!

by Peter Hall on Q2ID
Prepress

So far so good 🙂 Great help!

by Diane Stafford on Q2ID
prepress operator

Great plugin. Very helpful and flawless in conversion to Indesign. Already paid for itself. Thank you!

by Lian A on Q2ID
Flawless

I was really surprised at how perfectly this converted my old Quark files into InDesign. They were just flawless - no issues or problems. Saved an enormous amount of time, and well worth the cost. Great plug in, thank you! 🙂

by Wilfried on Q2ID
Fantastic

I`m really very surprised. All subjects would be imported von Quark Express to InnDesign. All Pctures are exactly on the right Postion and all Fonts I´ve used were imported. It´s really incredible, So I have many stood saved in work.

by Javier C on Q2ID
Easy, Time saver

been using Quark 5 since it came out. i finally got a windows 7 pro workstation, quark has been crashing, so i looked around found this program, emailed support, i asked a few questions, had it on my computer within the hour installed. Already converted a few files, very fast and easy. it saved me a lot of time that i thought i was going to spend starting from scratch.

by Jason on Q2ID
Big Problem Solver

Fast and easy instillation. Amazingly problem free conversion. I hadn't used Quark for over 10 years and was glad to be able to avoid it now.

by Jennifer Stricker on Q2ID
AMAZING!

I almost cried! The time it would have taken me to convert the one document of hundreds I have to do, saved me at least a month of work. it is AMAZING! A true life-saver

by jeremy on Q2ID
At last

It's fantastic to retrieve the decade old quark docos i thought were gone forever. a fast and simple process.

by Lynne on Q2ID
A necessary tool

Works well; it would be nice if issues such as spacing between words and disappearing underlines could be solved with the next version. Overall, though, a good tool to have in the converting process.

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FAQ
Documentation
Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What versions of QuarkXPress documents can be converted?

Q2ID can convert QuarkXPress 4 though QuarkXPress 2017 documents. That is support for files dating back to 1997, 20 years ago.

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  71 customer reviews

Creative Director

Superb conversion that makes it problem free to use Quark file in InDesign and stay up with industry standards. Also, allows our pre-press to handle incoming quark client files without any hiccups. We have been using Markzware plugin for years, converting hundreds of files without any issues. It's a must have tool for any designer, agency or printer. THANKS!

by Peter Hall on Q2ID
Prepress

So far so good 🙂 Great help!

by Diane Stafford on Q2ID
prepress operator

Great plugin. Very helpful and flawless in conversion to Indesign. Already paid for itself. Thank you!

by Lian A on Q2ID
Flawless

I was really surprised at how perfectly this converted my old Quark files into InDesign. They were just flawless - no issues or problems. Saved an enormous amount of time, and well worth the cost. Great plug in, thank you! 🙂

by Wilfried on Q2ID
Fantastic

I`m really very surprised. All subjects would be imported von Quark Express to InnDesign. All Pctures are exactly on the right Postion and all Fonts I´ve used were imported. It´s really incredible, So I have many stood saved in work.

by Javier C on Q2ID
Easy, Time saver

been using Quark 5 since it came out. i finally got a windows 7 pro workstation, quark has been crashing, so i looked around found this program, emailed support, i asked a few questions, had it on my computer within the hour installed. Already converted a few files, very fast and easy. it saved me a lot of time that i thought i was going to spend starting from scratch.

by Jason on Q2ID
Big Problem Solver

Fast and easy instillation. Amazingly problem free conversion. I hadn't used Quark for over 10 years and was glad to be able to avoid it now.

by Jennifer Stricker on Q2ID
AMAZING!

I almost cried! The time it would have taken me to convert the one document of hundreds I have to do, saved me at least a month of work. it is AMAZING! A true life-saver

by jeremy on Q2ID
At last

It's fantastic to retrieve the decade old quark docos i thought were gone forever. a fast and simple process.

by Lynne on Q2ID
A necessary tool

Works well; it would be nice if issues such as spacing between words and disappearing underlines could be solved with the next version. Overall, though, a good tool to have in the converting process.

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Do I need to have QuarkXPress installed to use Q2ID?

Q2ID is an InDesign plugin. You do NOT need to have access to QuarkXPress. You will need to have Adobe InDesign installed though.

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Average Rating:  

  71 customer reviews

Creative Director

Superb conversion that makes it problem free to use Quark file in InDesign and stay up with industry standards. Also, allows our pre-press to handle incoming quark client files without any hiccups. We have been using Markzware plugin for years, converting hundreds of files without any issues. It's a must have tool for any designer, agency or printer. THANKS!

by Peter Hall on Q2ID
Prepress

So far so good 🙂 Great help!

by Diane Stafford on Q2ID
prepress operator

Great plugin. Very helpful and flawless in conversion to Indesign. Already paid for itself. Thank you!

by Lian A on Q2ID
Flawless

I was really surprised at how perfectly this converted my old Quark files into InDesign. They were just flawless - no issues or problems. Saved an enormous amount of time, and well worth the cost. Great plug in, thank you! 🙂

by Wilfried on Q2ID
Fantastic

I`m really very surprised. All subjects would be imported von Quark Express to InnDesign. All Pctures are exactly on the right Postion and all Fonts I´ve used were imported. It´s really incredible, So I have many stood saved in work.

by Javier C on Q2ID
Easy, Time saver

been using Quark 5 since it came out. i finally got a windows 7 pro workstation, quark has been crashing, so i looked around found this program, emailed support, i asked a few questions, had it on my computer within the hour installed. Already converted a few files, very fast and easy. it saved me a lot of time that i thought i was going to spend starting from scratch.

by Jason on Q2ID
Big Problem Solver

Fast and easy instillation. Amazingly problem free conversion. I hadn't used Quark for over 10 years and was glad to be able to avoid it now.

by Jennifer Stricker on Q2ID
AMAZING!

I almost cried! The time it would have taken me to convert the one document of hundreds I have to do, saved me at least a month of work. it is AMAZING! A true life-saver

by jeremy on Q2ID
At last

It's fantastic to retrieve the decade old quark docos i thought were gone forever. a fast and simple process.

by Lynne on Q2ID
A necessary tool

Works well; it would be nice if issues such as spacing between words and disappearing underlines could be solved with the next version. Overall, though, a good tool to have in the converting process.

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System Requirements

  • macOS 10.6.8 or higher
  • A valid license for Adobe InDesign
  • Internet connection to Activate and Register
  • Adobe recommended hardware requirements to run your version of InDesign
  • Windows 7 with SP1 or higher
  • A valid license for Adobe InDesign
  • Internet connection to Activate and Register
  • Adobe recommended hardware requirements to run your version of InDesign
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