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IDMarkz File Menu - IDMarkz User Guide - 1

Open

Brings up an Open File Dialog Window where you can select one or more InDesign files to open.

Open Recent

Shows a list of recently opened files in case you need to re-open them again without hunting for them on your computer system.

Convert to IDML

This menu item allows you to select an InDesign file to convert directly to IDML without showing the Preview on screen. There are a few things that work differently about this menu item -

  1. This feature does not work with files listed in the Open Recent files menu
  2. You cannot change the path the IDML is created at, it will always be in the same folder as the file you select

Close

Closes an open file. Or, if you have multiple files open, will close the active file.

Export

Brings up the Export Window. This window can also be accessed by clicking on the Export icon on the document window toolbar. The Export icon is located on the left side of the Document Window Toolbar.

Export as IDML

Brings up a window asking you where to Save the IDML file. Once you select a location, clicking the Choose button will export an IDML of the active document to that location.

Export as PDF

Brings up a window asking you where to Save the PDF file. Once you select a location, clicking the Choose button will export a PDF of the active document to that location.

Share…

Pops up a Share Window where you can select where to share your file. The contents of the Share Menu are based on what you have setup under the macOS Preferences under Extensions/Share Menu.

Open in

These menu item selections allow you to open the active document in one of the following application, providing the application is properly loaded and licensed on your computer system.

Adobe InDesign – Selecting Open in InDesign will initially bring up a message explaining how IDMarkz determines what version of InDesign to open your document in. Since IDMarkz works with IDML behind the scenes, it requires at least InDesign CS4 to be able to use this feature as CS4 was the first version of InDesign that supported IDML.

IDMarkz File Menu Open in InDesign

QuarkXPress – In order for IDMarkz to use this feature you must be using QuarkXPress 2019. This feature may work with QuarkXPress 2018 with the experimental IDML import XTension, but this is not officially supported by IDMarkz.

Affinity Publisher – Selecting Open in Affinity Publisher will initially bring up a message explaining how IDMarkz will work with Affinity Publisher. Currently IDMarkz sends a PDF to Affinity Publisher version 1.7 ands below and an IDML to Affinity Publisher 1.8 and higher.

Adobe Acrobat – Selecting Open in Adobe Acrobat will initially bring up a message explaining how IDMarkz will work with Adobe Acrobat. We have only tested using Acrobat DC (the Creative Cloud version of Acrobat). If you want to take advantage of the new Import PDF Comments feature in InDesign CC 2019 and later, then you must have Acrobat DC. BUT, IDMarkz goes one step further, you can open older InDesign files in IDMarkz, create a PDF out of IDMarkz, Open that PDF in Acrobat DC, Annotate that PDF in Acrobat DC, Save the PDF out of Acrobat DC, and then open the older InDesign file in InDesign CC 2019 or later and import in the PDF comments from the PDF file you just saved out of Acrobat DC (created from a Pre-CC2019 InDesign file). This allows you to now use the new Import Comments feature in InDesign CC 2019 and later with older InDesign files.

IDMarkz File Menu Open in Acrobat

Adobe Illustrator – Selecting Open in Adobe Illustrator will initially bring up a message explaining how IDMarkz will work with Adobe Illustrator.

IDMarkz File Menu Open in Illustrator

Print…

Selecting Print will bring up a standard macOS Print Dialog allowing you to print a hard copy to your printer.

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