ID2Q (InDesign to Quark)

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ID2Q provides a quick, easy and affordable method for you to convert your files from Adobe InDesign to QuarkXPress. Once in QuarkXPress, users are then in a flexible and familiar environment, allowing for document editing.

InDesign to Quark Conversions

Markzware's InDesign to QuarkXPress plugin, ID2Q, converts items, including:

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

The example above shows an original InDesign document on the left and the converted Quark document on the right.

Supports QuarkXPress 2017

through QuarkXPress 9

ID2Q comes with XTensions for QuarkXPress 2017, QuarkXPress 2016, QuarkXPress 2015, QuarkXPress 10, and QuarkXPress 9 on macOS.

Supports InDesign CC 2017

through InDesign CS

ID2Q supports converting InDesign CS through InDesign CC 2017 documents into an editable QuarkXPress document. With the ID2Q Quark XTension, intricate details of the InDesign document are instantly converted.

One-Click Conversions

How to Convert Adobe InDesign to QuarkXPress

  1. To Open an InDesign file in QuarkXPress using ID2Q, choose the "Convert InDesign..." menu item from the "Markzware" menu in QuarkXPress.
  2. Navigate to and choose the Adobe InDesign document that you would like to open in QuarkXPress and then click the "Open" button.
  3. You will see the processing dialog window while your InDesign document is being converted into a new QuarkXPress document.
The InDesign 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 is the number of individual Licenses to purchase. You may wish to purchase 5 individual Licenses each to be installed on 1 system.


You may qualify for upgrade pricing if you have a previous License Code for Q2ID.

Some people might ask

What Is Converted?

Page Positioning

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


Layers created in InDesign will be recreated in QuarkXPress.

Linked Text Boxes

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


Although there are differences in the runaround settings between InDesign and QuarkXPress, 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, both Linked and Embedded, are recreated as originally designed in the converted document.

Lovely Customer

Don't Take Our Word for It

“ID2Q makes the task of building the design in Quark much easier saving us many hours of reconstructing and comparing our finished layout to what was supplied in InDesign.”

“ID2Q is the finest program of its type available for those who work in both QuarkXPress and InDesign platforms. Fast, precise, trustworthy, easy to use… qualities every designer values. And the price is helpful to any budget.”

“I used ID2Q to take a 200-page book from InDesign to QuarkXPress. It saved me, not hours, but days worth of time. It worked extremely well and it was worth every penny!”

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a Windows version of ID2Q?

At this time the ID2Q plugin is macOS only. We do offer a DTP Conversion Service, which can convert your files for you.

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Can your system handle the awesomeness

System Requirements

  • macOS 10.6.8 or higher
  • A valid license for QuarkXPress
  • Internet connection to Activate and Register
  • Quark recommended hardware requirements to run your version of QuarkXPress
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