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How to Import QuarkXPress into InDesign Creative Suite 5

How to import QuarkXPress into InDesign Creative Suite 5, using Markzware’s Q2ID conversion software:

If you are a designer and you receive a job in a QuarkXPress layout, InDesign CS5 plugins can be quite helpful. Markzware’s Q2ID can get the content from your QuarkXPress file into InDesign CS5.

In this article, Markzware shows you how to import QuarkXPress into InDesign Creative Suite 5. Markzware is an industry-leading software and solutions development company for graphic arts, print, and publishing industries. Q2ID for InDesign CS5 is an InDesign CS5 plugin by Markzware. It can convert Quark to InDesign files for Adobe Creative Suite INDD workflows.

You can open QuarkXPress within Adobe INDD CS5, using conversion tools. Watch how, in this Q2ID video demonstration:

How to Import QuarkXPress into InDesign Creative Suite 5


In seconds, Q2ID lets you access QXP content within a new Adobe INDD CS5 document.

How to Import QuarkXPress to InDesign Creative Suite 5, with Markzware Q2ID:

  1. Click “Markzware” in the InDesign Menu Bar and select “Convert QuarkXPress® Document…” from the Q2ID fly-out menu.
  2. Select the QuarkXPress file to convert and click Open. (You will see a conversion progress bar. The QuarkXPress file will appear rebuilt in InDesign.)
  3. Save, close and reopen the new InDesign file.
  4. Remap any missing fonts or images via the InDesign dialog.
  5. Re-save the new InDesign document.

This handy plugin is an effective design tool, allowing you to edit QXP details within InDesign. This makes it both quick and easy to get your QuarkXPress content into an INDD document.

Q2ID can be a huge help to creative professionals. Benefits of using this InDesign plugin include:
• File Recovery: Recover a QXP file in InDesign, without the original design application. Q2ID saves time, money and labor, since the QuarkXPress document does not have to be re-created.
• QXP Editing: Get fast access to a QXP document for editing within an INDD document. Q2ID opens the QuarkXPress file in InDesign, allowing you to modify the QXP file.
• Content Extraction: Extract content from a QuarkXPress document. Q2ID allows you to extract text, images and more from a QXP file, plus be able to work with that content in InDesign.

Boost your productivity and convert files from one format to another, with Q2ID. Consider this high-performance file conversion software for your desktop publishing (DTP) workflow.
Q2ID is a data conversion tool for InDesign layout generation, using original QuarkXPress source content. Open QXP files in INDD CS5, with this cool InDesign plugin.

Q2ID for InDesign CS5 is a powerful InDesign CS5 plugin that can convert QuarkXPress to InDesign. This conversion software is effective and enables you to customize QuarkXPress content in Adobe InDesign.

Markzware‘s Q2ID can convert QuarkXPress to InDesign, including such QXP document details as:
• text attributes and runarounds
• images, layers, and tables
• page positioning and linked text boxes
• blends and colors

Menu in Q2ID, Conversion Software to
Import QuarkXPress into InDesign Creative Suite 5:

Q2ID allows you to import QuarkXPress into an INDD file that you can edit and publish. The icing on the cake is that you can convert and customize your design in a quick and easy way.

How to Get Q2ID
Markzware‘s Q2ID Bundle Subscription provides access to multiple InDesign plugins, including:

A single license allows you to choose which of these plugins to use at any time, during the subscription term. All updates are included, for free, throughout the subscription term.

To learn more about the Q2ID Bundle Subscription, please visit the Q2ID page. More document conversion tools are available on the Markzware Products page.

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How to Import QuarkXPress into InDesign Creative Suite 5