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.
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: The 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: The version of InDesign released in June of 2014 has an internal version number of 10.x
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. This Quark to InDesign plugin converts:
fonts and styles
linked text boxes
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.