SANTA ANA, California, March 11, 2009 — Markzware, the leading developer of data conversion and extraction software and inventor of preflighting, released an upgrade to its highly recommended conversion tool Pub2ID for Adobe CS4 and Adobe CS3. Pub2ID v2 (Microsoft Publisher to Adobe InDesign) is an InDesign plugin. It enables users to convert native Microsoft Publisher files (MS Publisher versions 2002 through 2007) to Adobe InDesign CS4, while preserving the content, styles and formatting.
“Markzware’s mission is to make it easier for the creators and printers to work with the applications they are comfortable with so users can seamlessly integrate these valuable products into their existing workflow,” said Mary Gay Marchese, public relations of Markzware. “You can open Microsoft Publisher files in Adobe InDesign CS4 or CS3 within seconds, using Markzware Pub2ID to save hours of work.”
The Adobe CS4 and Adobe CS3 InDesign user simply clicks on “File” in the toolbar, then “Open,” and selects the Microsoft Publisher file for conversion. This simple two-step process initiates the conversion and opens the document in Adobe CS4 or Adobe CS3 InDesign, saving graphic artists, prepress and printing professionals countless hours that would otherwise be spent recreating the document from the ground up.
Dave Matthews, who heads up the prepress department for Progressive Printing said, “We have around 10 percent of our customers who use [Microsoft] Publisher. The Pub2ID plug-in has allowed me to stop booting up the PC for that one job per week. … Pub2ID makes it very easy to deal with these files from customers. … [It] was a great investment and paid for itself in the first week; because I had a big book to deal with, and if I didn’t have the Pub2ID plug-in, I would probably still be working on that book!”
Joe Phillips, Minuteman Press expressed that Pub2ID is “One of the few programs that I have used that actually works the way I was told it would.” Phillips continues, “Unlike every other conversion program we have used, there was no lengthy and complex process to convert the file. You simply open the file as if it were an InDesign file. It is almost as if the file were sent to you with the wrong file extension.”
Graphic artist Davina Sauer said, “Worked great! It brought everything over, including the layout, fonts, graphics, and formatting. If a font was not installed on my system it would tell me what it was so I could load it. The best part was that everything was still editable, from the fonts to the graphics and layout.”
The Publisher to InDesign conversion is enabled with a single click using the Markzware > Pub2ID > Convert MS Publisher Document menu. No more re-creating documents from scratch. The Pub2ID Microsoft Publisher to Adobe CS4 plug in converter gives you a big head-start.
Pricing and availability
Markzware’s Pub2ID is available from:
- Software House International (SHI)
- Software Spectrum
- Programmers Paradise
- Markzware Direct Sales at (800) 300-3532
- the Pub2ID page
The MSRP is $199 and the upgrade is $99 for Pub2ID v1.x users. For more information, please visit the Markzware Products page online.
Markzware, a privately held company based in Santa Ana, California, is leading developer of quality assurance, data conversion and workflow solutions for the international graphic arts, printing, publishing and digital multimedia industries. Markzware B.V., located in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, is the company’s headquarters for activities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.