How to Package InDesign (Adobe INDD): Collect Files via ID Util macOS

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Markzware shows you how to package InDesign (Adobe INDD) documents, by using a feature in ID Util for macOS to collect files:

Need to get your INDD document with all of the InDesign previews, used fonts, and linked images, into one folder? Graphic software can help to collect items that were created with Adobe InDesign layout applications.

Markzware provides solutions to numerous users of InDesign and other desktop publishing (DTP) files, who are in the print, publishing and graphic arts industries. Markzware’s ID Util for macOS is a simple-to-use app that allows you to preview InDesign pages, as well as to package relevant items.

On the Mac platform, you can gather up the items required to share, print or publish InDesign files, by using ID Util by Markzware. Watch this video, to learn more:

How to Package InDesign (Adobe INDD): Collect Files via ID Util macOS


Markzware’s ID Util for macOS has a “Package” feature. This feature can assist you with Adobe InDesign file collection for packaging document items into a folder, which you can use for collaboration and processing for distribution.

How to Use ID Util for macOS to
Collect Files to Package InDesign (Adobe INDD):

Drag-and-drop an InDesign file’s icon onto the “Drag and drop files to here” section of ID Util’s Welcome Window, to view the document. While viewing the document in ID Util for macOS, click the Package item in the top toolbar. You can collect InDesign files (into a single zip archive), with a report that lists the collected and missing files.

ID Util for macOS will package InDesign files, including the:
• previews
• linked images
• fonts
• original INDD document
• packaging report file in XML format
• packaging report file in HTML format

With ID Util for macOS, you can quickly package an Adobe InDesign file, with its associated resources. Then you can share the collected folder with team members, vendors and clients.

ID Util’s packaging report is included in the Collect & Package archive. The report shows which files were collected and which files may have been missing.

Benefits of Using ID Util for macOS:
• is easy to use for previewing a variety of Adobe InDesign (INDD), IDML and InCopy (INCL) file versions, even without Adobe software installed on the computer you happen to be using.
no cost to package up to three fonts or three linked images.
• ability to export previews from InDesign, IDML and InCopy files as PNG, JPG or PDF.
fast version number access to see the version in which an InDesign file was created.

You can package fonts and images that are used in an InDesign document previewed in ID Util for macOS. You can get an archive with all necessary elements to transfer the job.

In the free version of ID Util, you can collect the first three fonts or first three linked images. With an in-app purchase, you’ll be able to collect even more.

View, Collect and Package InDesign Files, Images and Fonts Created in
Adobe INDD Documents, Using Markzware‘s ID Util for macOS

View, Collect and Package InDesign Files, Images and Fonts via Markzware's ID Util for macOSHighlights of the ID Util for macOS application
• Preview Adobe InDesign, IDML and InCopy files.
• Export Previews as PNG, JPG or PDF.
• Collect and Package InDesign files.
• View styled stories from InDesign files.
• View previews of linked images.
• View a list of used fonts.
• View the document version (what version of InDesign was used to create the document).
• Print the document previews.
• If you have InDesign installed you can resave the document with High Resolution previews of all pages.

ID Util for macOS will create a packaging report as both an XML file and as an HTML file. So, you can share the report in the file format that best suits your process.

InDesign File Versions Supported
by ID Util for macOS:
• CC 2015
• CC 2014
• CC
• CS6
• CS5.5
• CS5
• CS4
• CS3
• CS2

ID Util allows you to view and package your InDesign document’s images and fonts. You (and those with whom you share the packaged job folder) can view previews, see which fonts were used, and discover which files are not present.

Markzware ID Util logo 150x150You can collect and package an INDD file, along with its linked images, used fonts, plus HTML and XML package report. Buy ID Util, today, and get your InDesign layout items together, so you can make the best use of them!

Get ID Util for macOS for Free
Download ID Util on the Mac App Store, at no charge. See additional Adobe and macOS solutions, on the Markzware Products page.

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How to Package InDesign (Adobe INDD): Collect Files via ID Util macOS

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