Open InDesign Files in the Right Adobe InDesign Version: ID Util macOS

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How can you be sure to open InDesign files (INDD documents) within the proper Adobe InDesign version? Markzware’s ID Util for macOS application enables you to access the file version number.

Have more than one version of the Adobe InDesign application installed on your computer? There is a Mac application that notes the version of the INDD file you’re trying to open and enables it to open in the most suitable InDesign program version.

Markzware offers valuable solutions to users of InDesign and other DTP files for print, publishing, and graphic arts. Markzware’s ID Util for macOS is a free stand-alone application to view and export InDesign previews and stories, to package InDesign files, and to open InDesign files in the proper version.

How can you make sure that your INDD files open in the right Adobe InDesign application version? See how, in this video demonstration of ID Util for macOS:

Open InDesign Files in the Right Adobe InDesign Version: ID Util macOS


Access Adobe InDesign content, with the correct version number, by using Markzware’s free Mac App, ID Util for macOS.

Benefits of ID Util for macOS include:
simple operation: Just click your spacebar to preview InDesign, IDML, and InCopy files.
free: ID Util is on the Mac App Store and does not cost anything to preview these files.
previews export: You have the option to output your InDesign, IDML and InCopy previews as PNG, JPG or PDF.
no Adobe software installation required: Preview INDD, IDML and INCL files, without needing to install these programs on the machine in use.
quick version number access: See the InDesign version in which the file was created.
file type flexibility: Preview files from a range of Adobe InDesign, IDML and InCopy versions (CS5 through CC 2015).

If Markzware’s ID Util finds the same InDesign version on the system as the document version, it will open the document. If the InDesign version matching the file doesn’t exist, but a newer version does, ID Util will ask the user if they want to continue.

How to Use ID Util
• Install Markzware’s ID Util for macOS.
• Select the InDesign, IDML, or InCopy file in Finder.
• To preview the selected file, click the spacebar. (You can view files in thumbnail view, zoom in for more detail, or zoom out to see multiple pages at once.)

Open InDesign Files in the Right
Adobe InDesign Version, via ID Util for macOS.
ID Util Even Tells You if InDesign Isn’t Installed:

ID Util Open in ID Error MessageID Util Features
• View Page Previews for InDesign, IDML, and InCopy files
• Open Previews in InDesign
• View InDesign Document Version
• Export Previews as PNG, JPG or PDF for print, web, etc.
• Preference to Turn Off Thumbnail Previews
• Show Used Fonts
• View and Export Stories and Styled Stories
• View Linked Image Paths
• View Linked Image Paths by Page
• View and Package Images and Fonts
• Create Packaging Report

ID Util for macOS lets you view your InDesign file’s version number. That way, you can quickly see the version of Adobe InDesign in which the file was created.

You may have several versions of Adobe InDesign installed on your computer. If you double-click an INDD file icon, the wrong application could launch! Markzware’s solution can help.

ID Util provides fast version number access. You can easily view the INDD document version used to create the InDesign document that you are handling.
Markzware ID Util logo 150x150ID Util for macOS allows the user to open the previewed file in the version of InDesign that the file was last saved in. This ensures that files created in older versions of InDesign will continue to be editable in those older versions.

Download ID Util for macOS
You can download ID Util on the Mac App Store for free. See more solutions for Adobe, macOS, and more, on the Markzware Products page.

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Open InDesign Files in the Right Adobe InDesign Version: ID Util macOS

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