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PDFMarkz Preview Window

PDFMarkz Preview Window

Once you open a file in PDFMarkz, you will see a Preview Window. This window has the following features - At the very top is the document title of the currently active document To the right of the document title is the document type (which should always be…

PDFMarkz Window Menu

PDFMarkz Menus Overview » PDFMarkz Window Menu

Minimize Will minimize the current document window to your Dock. To view the window again, either click on the icon in your Doc or under the Window menu select the name of the document and click on it. Zoom Zooms PDFMarkz to fill up your entire screen. Selecting…

PDFMarkz Startup Window

PDFMarkz Startup Window

When you first start up PDFMarkz you will see the Startup Window. This is the main window for PDFMarkz. From this Window you can open files to preview in PDFMarkz. Files can be opened in one of four ways Navigate to the PDFMarkz file Menu and select Open to…

PDFMarkz Installation

PDFMarkz Installation

Make sure you are connected to the internet Download the PDFMarkz DMG file located at – https://markzware.com/products/pdfmarkz/download/ Double-Click on the DMG, this will bring up a Drag-n-Drop Installer Window Drag the PDFMarkz application to the…

PDFMarkz Print

PDFMarkz Open In Options » PDFMarkz Print

Print will attempt to print the currently active file. Using this feature brings up a standard Apple Print dialog with all of the normal print features provided by macOS.

PDFMarkz Registration

PDFMarkz Registration

After activating PDFMarkz the first time, you will have the ability to register the product, by clicking on the Register button Fill in the Registration screen and click Register to submit your registration information. You will next see a registration complete…

PDFMarkz Layers

PDFMarkz Conversion Notes & Limitations » PDFMarkz Layers

PDFs created in programs that support multiple items on sub-layers, when opened in PDFMarkz and sent back to Quark as an IDML, now have all objects on the same layer as Quark does not support sub-layers. The same PDF sent to InDesign or Affinity Publisher as an IDML…

PDFMarkz Menu

PDFMarkz Menus Overview » PDFMarkz Menu

About PDFMarkz Brings up the About Window which shows The Version of PDFMarkz Your License ID if you have purchased the full version of PDFMarkz The Status of PDFMarkz (Activated or Freebie) The Expiration information for your PDFMarkz…

PDFMarkz Preferences

PDFMarkz Preferences

PDFMarkz General Preferences PDFMarkz Automation Preferences PDFMarkz IDML Preferences PDFMarkz Open In Preferences PDFMarkz Privacy

PDFMarkz Activation

PDFMarkz Activation

Enter the email address that was used to purchase PDFMarkz. Please make sure you are connected to the internet when attempting to activate PDFMarkz. Copy and paste your PDFMarkz License into the provided area Click – Activate PDFMarkz will attempt to…

PDFMarkz Privacy

PDFMarkz Preferences » PDFMarkz Privacy

The Privacy settings are present to allow Users to either share or not share anonymous analytical data with Markzware. By default this Preference is enabled. *By agreeing to share anonymous analytic data with Markzware, this allows us to plan for resource usage…

PDFMarkz Scripts

PDFMarkz Scripts

PDFMarkz ships with some scripts that add menu items to InDesign for converting PDFs files to InDesign. The scripts are designed to closely approximate how Markzware’s PDF2DTP InDesign product worked and allow you to convert PDF files to InDesign without ever…

PDFMarkz Help Menu

PDFMarkz Menus Overview » PDFMarkz Help Menu

Search Built in macOS search provided by Apple (this does not tie into PDFMarkz documentation) User Guide… Will take you to the online PDFMarkz User Guide. The online User Guide is fully searchable. If you cannot find a topic in the online User Guide, please post…

PDFMarkz General Preferences

PDFMarkz Preferences » PDFMarkz General Preferences

Show Welcome Window on Launch When enabled the Welcome Window shows whenever you restart. If Disabled, no window will appear when you startup PDFMarkz, so Drag-and-Drop is not immediately available, BUT, you can simply do a Command-O to select a file. Prefer…

PDFMarkz IDML Preferences

PDFMarkz Preferences » PDFMarkz IDML Preferences

*IDML files do not contain preview data by default. PDFMarkz allows you to create Low Resolution (Lo-Res) Previews of images for your IDML file. Thus, instead of seeing a gray box where an image is, using this feature allows you to get a lo-res placeholder image…

PDFMarkz Release Notes

PDFMarkz Release Notes

Check out release notes and see what has been added, improved and fixed. PDFMarkz Release Notes

PDFMarkz File Menu

PDFMarkz Menus Overview » PDFMarkz File Menu

Open Brings up an Open File Dialog Window where you can select one or more PDF 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…

PDFMarkz Menus Overview

PDFMarkz Menus Overview

PDFMarkz Main Menu Bar PDFMarkz File Edit View Window Help PDFMarkz Inspector Panel PDFMarkz Shortcut Keys

PDFMarkz Export Stories

PDFMarkz Manual Export Options » PDFMarkz Export Stories

Format Select one of the three export formats from this menu. 1A. RTF Selecting this option will export all of the story data in your file (all of the text) as an RTF file (Rich Text Format). RTF files attempt to use the proper font, font color and font…

PDFMarkz FAQs & Troubleshooting

PDFMarkz FAQs & Troubleshooting

Q. – I keep getting an error when attempting to Activate PDFMarkz. What’s the problem and how do I fix it? A. – When you see the “Error attempting to activate!” message, this means the the email address and License ID you are using do not…

PDFMarkz Automation Preferences

PDFMarkz Preferences » PDFMarkz Automation Preferences

The automation section lets you set up certain actions to be performed whenever you open a file in PDFMarkz. !A word of caution here – These preferences are manually set up and if you for instance set up PDFMarkz to always open InDesign whenever you open a…

PDFMarkz – Installing Scripts

PDFMarkz Scripts » PDFMarkz – Installing Scripts

After activating PDFMarkz, the first time you start the application, you will see a Scripts Installer Window. The Window will list all versions of InDesign from CS6 and higher it finds on your computer that are located in your Applications Folder. Next to each version…

PDFMarkz Shortcut Keys

PDFMarkz Menus Overview » PDFMarkz Shortcut Keys

PDFMarkz Menu Command – Comma (,) Open PDFMarkz Preferences Command – H Hide PDFMarkz Option-Command – H Hide Others (other Applications) Command – Q Quit…

PDFMarkz Tools Menu

PDFMarkz Menus Overview » PDFMarkz Tools Menu

The Tools Menu allows you to bring up the PDFMarkz Unknown Characters Editor or the Script Installer. This allows you to make edits to character data you have previously entered into the Unknown Characters Editor without having to close and re-open the file if it is…

PDFMarkz App Overview

PDFMarkz App Overview

Here’s some sample videos showing PDFMarkz in action Here’s a link to a Quick Start video showing PDFMarkz in action Here’s a link to a movie showing how to extract images out of your PDF file. Once extracted you can re-use them in other projects…

PDFMarkz Inspector Panel

PDFMarkz Menus Overview » PDFMarkz Inspector Panel

The Inspector Panel is an overview of your document. It displays a mini inventory of what comprises your document. Each document has its own Inspector Panel Window. Some features of the Inspector Panel Can be set to show up automatically every time you open a…

PDFMarkz Edit Menu

PDFMarkz Menus Overview » PDFMarkz Edit Menu

These items are only available when working with the About Screen to Activate or Deactivate PDFMarkz and when Registering PDFMarkz. !If you try and edit an open document, these items will not work as they will be grayed out. Cut Copy Paste Select…

PDFMarkz System Requirements

PDFMarkz System Requirements

macOS 10.12 or higher 4GB RAM recommended 1 GB free disk space minimum Internet Connection to Activate and view online User Manual

PDFMarkz View Menu

PDFMarkz Menus Overview » PDFMarkz View Menu

Hide Tab Bar This only works if a single document is open. If you have multiple documents open Hide Tab Bar is grayed out and not available. Show All Tabs/Exit Tab Overview This only has an effect when you have enabled “Prefer Tabs when Opening…

PDFMarkz Uninstalling the Scripts

PDFMarkz Scripts » PDFMarkz Uninstalling the Scripts

To uninstall the PDFMarkz scripts - Make sure InDesign is not running Navigate to your Adobe InDesign folder Navigate to the Scripts folder Delete the Markzware folder When you restart InDesign the scripts will no longer be available, but the Markzware Menu will…

PDFMarkz Export As JPEG

PDFMarkz Manual Export Options » PDFMarkz Export As JPEG

Pages 1. All Exports all pages in the document 2. Pages From X to X Allows you to select a continuous range of pages to export. Post Export 3. Open In Selecting the Open In Checkbox allows you to select which application will handle the…

PDFMarkz Manual Export Options

PDFMarkz Manual Export Options » PDFMarkz Manual Export Options

Clicking on the Export Icon reveals all of the file formats that can be manually exported by PDFMarkz. While several of these Export options appear to duplicate the Main icons in the File Preview Window and some of the Automation Preferences, think of these icons as…

PDFMarkz – Running The Scripts

PDFMarkz Scripts » PDFMarkz – Running The Scripts

Once you install the scripts, the following two new items are available in InDesign In the Main Manu Bar for InDesign you will see a new entry named Markzware. Under this menu will be an item named Convert PDF Document… Clicking on Convert PDF Document… will…

PDFMarkz Export As TIFF

PDFMarkz Manual Export Options » PDFMarkz Export As TIFF

Pages 1. All Exports all pages in the document 2. From X to X Allows you to select a continuous range of pages to export. 3. Transparent Background Solid White background areas are exported as transparent. !Note – gradients are not supported for this…

PDFMarkz Export As IDML

PDFMarkz Manual Export Options » PDFMarkz Export As IDML

Post Export 1. Open In Selecting the Open In Checkbox allows you to select which application will handle the exported IDML file. 2. System Default Application This is the default application your macOS system uses to handle IDML files. If you have InDesign…

PDFMarkz Open in InDesign

PDFMarkz Open In Options » PDFMarkz Open in InDesign

Open in InDesign attempts to open the currently viewed file in the default version of InDesign set on your system. If you do not have InDesign loaded on your system, you will see an error message. In order for this to work, you must be using InDesign CS4 or…

PDFMarkz Entering Hexadecimal values

Unknown Characters Editor » PDFMarkz Entering Hexadecimal values

How to enter Hex Values for Characters Finally, if you know the hexadecimal values of characters you can enter in their hex value by typing 0x followed by the four-digit hex value. For example, a lower case “a” is typically 0x0061. *0x0061 means typing in…

PDFMarkz Manual Export Options

PDFMarkz Manual Export Options

PDFMarkz Manual Export Options PDFMarkz Export PDFMarkz Export As IDML PDFMarkz Export As PDF PDFMarkz Export As TIFF PDFMarkz Export As PNG PDFMarkz Export As JPEG PDFMarkz Export As GIF PDFMarkz Export Stories

PDFMarkz Open In Options

PDFMarkz Open In Options

PDFMarkz Open In Icons PDFMarkz Open in InDesign PDFMarkz Open in Quark PDFMarkz Open in Publisher PDFMarkz Open in Acrobat PDFMarkz Open in Illustrator PDFMarkz Print

PDFMarkz Open in Publisher

PDFMarkz Open In Options » PDFMarkz Open in Publisher

If you have Affinity Publisher 1.8 or above loaded, Open in Publisher will create an IDML of your current open file and then attempt to open that IDML in Affinity Publisher. This will be much more accurate than the PDF workflow for Affinity Publisher 1.7 and…

PDFMarkz Open in Acrobat

PDFMarkz Open In Options » PDFMarkz Open in Acrobat

Open in Acrobat will attempt to open your original PDF in Adobe Acrobat, unless you modify this under the PDFMarkz Open In Preferences. !This PDF should have editable text unless it was created using a placed bitmap or rasterized image of text instead of actually…

PDFMarkz Open in Quark

PDFMarkz Open In Options » PDFMarkz Open in Quark

Open in Quark will create an IDML file from your PDF and will then attempt to open it in QuarkXPress 2017 or later. !In order for this to work you must be using QuarkXPress 2017 or later, as earlier versions of QuarkXPress do not have support for IDML…

PDFMarkz Deactivate and Uninstall

PDFMarkz Deactivate and Uninstall

!Before Uninstalling PDFMarkz, please Deactivate it by using the following procedure Deactivating PDFMarkz Make sure you are connected to the internet With PDFMarkz Running, Click on the PDFMarkz Menu and then select About PDFMarkz On the About PDFMarkz window…

PDFMarkz Export As PDF

PDFMarkz Manual Export Options » PDFMarkz Export As PDF

Pages 1. All Exports all pages in the document 2. From X to X Allows you to select a continuous range of pages to export. 3. As Pages or Spreads 3A. Pages will export each page in the document as a separate page (no spreads) 3B. Spreads If the original…

PDFMarkz Export As PNG

PDFMarkz Manual Export Options » PDFMarkz Export As PNG

Pages 1. All Exports all pages in the document 2. From X to X Allows you to select a continuous range of pages to export. 3. Transparent Background Solid White background areas are exported as transparent. !Note – gradients are not supported for…

PDFMarkz Export As GIF

PDFMarkz Manual Export Options » PDFMarkz Export As GIF

Pages 1. Pages All Exports all pages in the document 2. Pages From X to X Allows you to select a continuous range of pages to export. 3. Transparent Background Solid White background areas are exported as transparent. !Note – gradients are not…

PDFMarkz Open in Illustrator

PDFMarkz Open In Options » PDFMarkz Open in Illustrator

Open in Illustrator will attempt to open your original PDF in Adobe Illustrator. By default, PDFMarkz uses the Default Version of Illustrator as seen by your Mac Computer. !If you wish to force a PDF to be opened in a specific version of Illustrator, you will need…

PDFMarkz Conversion Notes & Limitations

PDFMarkz Conversion Notes & Limitations

PDFMarkz On Screen Preview Limitations PDFMarkz Layers

PDFMarkz Open In Preferences

PDFMarkz Preferences » PDFMarkz Open In Preferences

These Preferences are targeted for handling PDF files and are used when you click on the Open in Acrobat button in the application toolbar. Open In Acrobat Always use the System Default Application By default the macOS always uses the latest install of Acrobat…

PDFMarkz Quick Start Guide

PDFMarkz Quick Start Guide

PDFMarkz is a standalone application currently available for macOS 10.12 and higher. PDFMarkz converts PDF files to several different formats, but mainly too IDML. This allows you to convert you single or multipage PDF files to InDesign, Quark or Affinity Publisher.…

PDFMarkz Entering the Trademark Symbol

Unknown Characters Editor » PDFMarkz Entering the Trademark Symbol

You can also enter special characters like ™ or © What if you don’t know the keyboard shortcuts for these characters? Well, you can use Apple’s handy Keyboard Viewer. This can be configured and enabled under the Apple System Preferences. *To get easy access to…

PDFMarkz entering Emoji & other Symbols

Unknown Characters Editor » PDFMarkz entering Emoji & other Symbols

How to get emojis and other symbols Under the same menu used to bring up the Keyboard Viewer, now, select “Show Emoji & Symbols”. This brings up another window called the Character Viewer window. Make sure the cursor is in the proper cell in the Unknown…

On Screen Preview Limitations

PDFMarkz Conversion Notes & Limitations » On Screen Preview Limitations

PDFMarkz provides an on screen preview of documents you open. While we try and make the preview as accurate as possible, there are features that may not appear correct in the on screen preview, but when an IDML is exported or sent to another application it will be as…

PDFMarkz Entering Characters with Diacritical Marks

Unknown Characters Editor » PDFMarkz Entering Characters with Diacritical Marks

For letters that use diacritical marks, once in the cell to edit the character, simply long-press the letter on the keyboard and a popup menu will appear with choices of what characters are available. You can then either use the right and left arrow keys to select the…

PDFMarkz – Setting System Prefs on Mac for Scripts

PDFMarkz Scripts » PDFMarkz – Setting System Prefs on Mac for Scripts

If your scripts fail to run, this is most likely an issue with the macOS Security and Privacy Preferences. You should be able to remedy this problem by doing the following - Bring up your Mac System Preferences Window Select the Security & Privacy Preference Select…

Unknown Characters Editor

Unknown Characters Editor

Sometimes PDFs when viewed show a bunch of tildes (~) instead of actual text. The situation occurs when fonts contain unknown “glyphs” or shapes that represent a character. Adobe Acrobat Pro or DC contains what is known as OCR technology (OCR = Optical Character…

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