Q2ID From Quark To InDesign In A Snap

David Creamer reviewed Markzware‘s document conversion software, Q2ID v4. Read the article about this Quark to InDesign conversion software in the current issue of “Layers Magazine.”
Markzware Q2ID User, David Creamer, owner, IDEAS Training, also Q2ID Reviewer, Layers Magazine

The main focus of Q2ID v4 is to support InDesign CS4 and QuarkXPress 8 files. One important thing that’s changed in this version is the updated conversion notes PDF, which now lists most of the conversion issues you might encounter. Another change is that you can use either the InDesign Open menu or the new Markzware menu. Quark files with multiple layouts can be converted individually or all at once; multiple Quark files can be converted, too.

This version appears to fix most of the issues I noted in the last version, including keeping the proper based-on settings, better translations of Quark’s transparency effects into InDesign (with one major exception noted below), and better layer translation between programs.

The biggest glitch I could find was that text with opacity applied to it in Quark is translated to tinted text in InDesign, even if the text had just one opacity setting for the entire text block (Quark can set opacity on a per-character basis). Opacity of text should be honored and if the text has multiple opacity settings, the first character’s settings should be used. A less-critical issue is the stroke alignment — Quark typically positions the frame inside the item, whereas InDesign centers the stroke on the object. These are the defaults used during translation; however, InDesign does support aligning the stroke inside the object. This is an issue when using opacity on the stroke.

Other areas that still need improvement are some text conversion settings (such as keep-with-next-paragraph settings and discretionary line breaks), Photoshop layer control, and conversion of item styles to object styles.

Overall, Q2ID does a great job converting QuarkXPress documents to InDesign. Considering there are no other options out there, this plug-in is a must-have.

David Creamer

Company: Markzware
Price: $199
Web: www.markzware.com
Rating: 4.5

Hot: Easy to use
Not: Opacity on Quark text doesn’t translate

Q2ID From Quark To InDesign In A Snap

Which Adobe InDesign CC Version Am I Running?

How to tell which Adobe InDesign CC version you are running:

Many people upgraded to the latest Adobe InDesign CC version, without knowing it was a completely different InDesign CC version than the original version released in 2013. InDesign CC plugins are designed to be run under a specific version of InDesign CC. For example, Markzware‘s Q2ID (Quark to InDesign) Bundle Subscription includes two separate InDesign plugins for InDesign CC:

  • a CC plugin that only runs under InDesign CC (version 9) and
  • a CC plugin that only runs under InDesign CC 2014 (version 10).

The following screen caps show the startup screens for each InDesign version. By looking at your startup screen you will be able to tell immediately which version you are running and whether you need to get an updated plug-in or not.

Startup Screen for the Original InDesign CC Version Released in 2013:
Adobe InDesign CC version 9 Creative Cloud v9.xThe original version of InDesign CC has an internal version number of 9.x

Startup Screen for the InDesign CC Version Released in June of 2014:
Adobe InDesign CC 2014 version 10 Creative Cloud v10.xThe version of InDesign released in June of 2014 has an internal version number of 10.x

Q2ID for Adobe InDesign CC v9 and v10

Markzware’s Q2ID Bundle Subscription (to convert QuarkXPress to InDesign) includes
Adobe CC plugins for Adobe InDesign CC v9 and v10

You can buy Markzware’s Adobe CC plugin for QuarkXPress to InDesign data conversion via the Q2ID page. See more data conversion software on the Markzware Products page.

Which Adobe InDesign CC Version Am I Running?

Desktop Publishing Layout from QuarkXPress to InDesign

Desktop publishing layout involves knowledge of graphic design, the design’s subject, and the intended audience. Markzware has tools for QuarkXPress v9 and InDesign CS5.5. Desktop publishing layout sometimes also requires data conversion. For file conversion from QuarkXPress to InDesign, Markzware Q2ID, an Adobe InDesign plugin, can help.

Markzware Q2ID (the InDesign plugin to convert QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign) can convert QuarkXPress 9 or 8 to InDesign CS5. With this InDesign plugin, the file conversion is enabled with one click to help you convert data from Quark to InDesign as a new document. Open QuarkXPress v9 files in InDesign with this CS5 plugin.

Desktop publishing layout files convert from QuarkXPress to InDesign with Markzware’s InDesign plugin, as shown in this Q2ID video demonstration:

Desktop Publishing Layout from QuarkXPress to InDesign

Convert a desktop publishing layout from QuarkXPress to InDesign CS5 to InDesign CC, using InDesign plugin, Q2ID

Q2ID, Markzware’s InDesign CS5 plugin, is a file conversion software that saves you from having to re-create documents, giving you excellent return on investment when you convert QuarkXPress. This CS5 plugin can convert content details in QuarkXPress documents to Adobe InDesign CS5 or CS4, allowing you more freedom to choose the file format in which you work.
Markzware Q2ID Multiple LayoutsThis Quark to InDesign plugin converts:

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

Desktop publishing layout documents can convert from QuarkXPress to InDesign for printing, blogging, marketing, and more. Q2ID, the Adobe InDesign CS5 plugin from Markzware, can help you with QXP to INDD file conversion.

You can buy this InDesign plugin via the Q2ID page. See more data conversion software on the Markzware Products page.

Desktop Publishing Layout from QuarkXPress to InDesign

Review: Q2ID (Q2ID Review on InDesign Plugin to Convert QuarkXPress)

Q2ID review rates InDesign plugin, Q2ID (Quark to InDesign), conversion software to convert QuarkXPress to InDesign. The user in this Q2ID review comments on Markzware’s InDesign plugin for QXP to INDD data conversion:

A Q2ID review titled, “Review: Q2ID” by Jay J. Nelson was published on CreativePro.com, a website for creative professionals seeking information, education, inspiration, or communication with fellow creative pros. These pros may be graphic designers, photographers, print designers, illustrators, web designers, etc. Q2ID can help these creative professionals to convert QuarkXPress to InDesign.
Markzware Q2ID LogoInDesign plugin, Q2ID, is data conversion software that can open QuarkXPress (QXP) documents within Adobe InDesign (INDD). If you want to review Q2ID, too, go ahead and contact Markzware.

Q2ID MenuQ2ID_Menu_Items_largeSelect “Convert QuarkXPress Document” in Markzware’s InDesign plugin for quick data conversion to Adobe InDesign.

Check out this video and give us your own Q2ID review:

InDesign Plugin to Convert QuarkXPress (Q2ID)

Creative professionals can use Markzware’s data conversion software to open QuarkXPress within InDesign (INDD)

You can buy InDesign plugin, Q2ID, via the Q2ID page. More data conversion software is available on the Markzware Products page. Feel free to read Nelson’s Q2ID review and please comment below.

Review: Q2ID (Q2ID Review on InDesign Plugin to Convert QuarkXPress)

Q2ID QuarkXPress to InDesign Adobe CS6 Plugin Data Conversion Software

What does Adobe CS6 plugin, Markzware Q2ID, have to do with data conversion software to convert QuarkXPress to InDesign?

Adobe CS6 plugin, Q2ID data conversion software by Markzware, is a Quark to InDesign plugin. Graphic designers, printers, publishers, and creative professionals can use it to convert QuarkXPress to InDesign for the print workflow. Import QuarkXPress into InDesign CS6, including fonts, colors, images and much more.

Need QXP to InDesign CS6 file conversion in your Adobe Creative Suite workflow? Watch this video:

Convert QuarkXPress to InDesign with Markzware Q2ID InDesign Plugin

Q2ID can convert several page elements from Quark to InDesign for Adobe Creative Suite INDD workflows

InDesign plugin, Q2ID, quickly accomplishes file conversion from QXP to InDesign files. A simple mouse click in Q2ID CS6 can import QuarkXPress files into INDD for Adobe Creative Suite.

Q2ID Menu
Markzware Q2ID for InDesign CS6 MenuSelect “Convert QuarkXPress Document” to start the document conversion, using Markzware Q2ID

Visit the Q2ID page to purchase Q2ID data conversion software. See the Markzware Products page for more document conversion tools.

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Import QuarkXPress into InDesign files with Markzware Q2ID Adobe CS6 plugin to convert QuarkXPress to InDesign!