Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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Q2ID is an InDesign plugin which allows you to convert and open your QuarkXPress documents in Adobe InDesign. This InDesign plugin is an affordable method for you to migrate content from QuarkXPress to InDesign. No more re-creating documents from scratch. The Q2ID InDesign plugin gives you a big head-start on QuarkXPress to InDesign conversion.


See Q2ID in Action

Markzware’s New Bundle Subscription System
Offers You The Flexibility You Need And Deserve!

Our Q2ID Bundle Subscription gives you access to all  our current Q2ID plugin versions. You can access Q2ID for InDesign CC, CS6, CS5.5 and CS5, for both Macintosh and Windows platforms on a single license. This offers you the most flexibility, for one low price.


Bundle Subscription Features

  • Currently running Adobe InDesign CS5 but thinking of upgrading? The subscription covers your upgrade to CS6 or CC.
  • If Adobe releases a new CC version which breaks compatibility with our current CC plugin,
    you’ll get the upgraded plugin for free.
  • What’s that you say? Quark released a new version? You’ll have access to the upgraded plugin, which can convert the new Quark documents.
  • Easy License Management: Never Remember an Activation Code again!

Q2ID Features

Data conversion software, Markzware Q2ID, moves the original QuarkXPress document details to Adobe InDesign. Q2ID works in InDesign CC, CS6, CS5.5 or CS5 on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

QuarkXPress to InDesign plugin, Q2ID, converts QuarkXPress items, including:

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

Q2ID converts Quark 4 through Quark 10 documents. That gives you the ability to convert over 15 years worth of documents.

Example Conversions

Q2iD Conversion Example

Demo Download

We do not offer a demo download for several reasons. You can watch and see how Q2ID works in this YouTube Q2ID playlist giving various demonstrations. You are also welcome to contact sales@markzware.com for a personal consultation. We can show you how well Q2ID works. This is a multi-award-winning plugin from Markzware, the leaders in preflight and data conversion.

Customer Testimonials

“Q2ID is an indispensable plug-in for design professionals. Don’t know what I’d do without it. Thanks, Markzware.”
Scott Citron

“Over the years, I have found the Markzware Conversion Tools to be some of the best written and easy to use products on the market. The latest version of Q2ID is the one major tool that Adobe “should have” written into InDesign. The ability to (import QuarkXPress into InDesign allows me to standardize my workflow and to accept more jobs). I hope the folks at Markzware will continue to keep up the good work.”
Allen Kalka
Mount Dora FL

“Just a note to say a big Thank You for creating such a wonderful plug-in as Q2ID. As a longtime Quark user, I knew of no easy way to switch to InDesign without recreating all my existing documents. Your product… solved that problem. Q2ID works… and so far I’ve had no problems. Kudos to your team.”
Vicki Johnson
Vicki Johnson Graphic Design

“What a wonderful Adobe InDesign Plugin Q2ID is! It works…! It saves me hours of repetitive work.”
Tom Hoens
Kasper digitale

“Q2ID is… an amazing piece of engineering and the simplicity of its use (File > Open, done) is great… (It’s) the best $200 I spent. Paid for itself the day I bought it. Can’t get a much better ROI than that.”
Caleb Clauset
2C Design

“Last night, I had a 36 pp full color catalog… that the sales person wanted to send to the customer in PDF form. I could not get the Quark version down under 103 MB, but… opening it in InDesign and generating a cleaner-looking 3.3MB PDF. The only issues I had were… slight… and that was an easy fix…”
Gavin Anderson
A S Hospitality, Printing & Graphic Communications

“I bought Q2ID about a month ago, and used it to convert a 44-page Quark 7.3 file (a magazine) to InDesign. It was easy, fast, and worked… well. I’ve converted several documents, although the magazine was the biggest and baddest.”
Marlene Hochberg
Modern Type & Design
Silver Spring, MD

System Requirements

Below are the minimum system requirements to install and run Q2ID.

Apple Macintosh (OS X)

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
  • A valid license for Adobe InDesign
  • Internet connection to activate and register Q2ID
  • Adobe recommended hardware requirements to run your version of InDesign


  • Windows 7 with SP 1 or higher
  • A valid license for Adobe InDesign
  • Internet connection to activate and register Q2ID
  • Adobe recommended hardware requirements to run your version of InDesign