Adobe InDesign Document Version Checker: ID Util for macOS Application

Adobe InDesign document version checker, ID Util for macOS application by Markzware, displays the version in which an INDD file was last saved:

An InDesign CC document production process may include InDesign CS6 users. If you don’t have a solid InDesign file production process, you could end up sending a file back to the designer. There is a solution that can reveal the InDesign version of your .indd document, so that you can ensure compatibility.

Markzware maintains a long-term relationship with members of the print, publishing, and graphic arts industries. Markzware’s ID Util for macOS is a standalone application to view InDesign previews, styled story content, linked images, and used fonts. With ID Util, you can export previews and styled stories to JPEG, PNG and PDF, as well as open InDesign files in the proper InDesign version.

ID Util is quick to check and display the InDesign file version number and directs the file to open in the appropriate program version. Learn more about how to open higher InDesign versions and lower InDesign versions for viewing and previewing via ID Util, as shown in this video:

Adobe InDesign Document Version Checker: ID Util for macOS Application

Be able to open InDesign files in a proper lower or higher version InDesign. Markzware’s ID Util for macOS can tell InDesign CS5 and CC 2018 users, for example, if they have the appropriate InDesign version to open an INDD document.

How to Check Your InDesign File’s Version via ID Util for macOS
• The top section of the Welcome Window is the active “Drag and Drop” area. Files dragged into this area will turn blue, if ID Util recognizes the file type. When you drop the file onto the Drag and Drop area, a preview will be generated.
• The file version will be displayed at the top of the preview window, next to the file name.
• For multiple previews: Below the top section’s Drag and Drop area is the “Open Files” button. Clicking on the Open Files button brings up a standard Open window, where you select the files you want to preview.
• The keyboard shortcut to bring up ID Util’s Preference window is Command + Comma.
• The keyboard shortcut to open an InDesign file for viewing is Command + O.

Markzware‘s ID Util attempts to find the proper version of InDesign in which the file was last saved. If the InDesign version matching the file doesn’t exist, but a newer version does, ID Util will ask the user if they want to continue. If an older or no version exists, ID Util will let the user know that the file could not be opened.

“Any text content in your InDesign file can have a whole new life outside of that file.”
– Jamie McKee (, book designer & typesetter, U.S. university presses

ID Util for macOS Benefits
• easily preview Adobe InDesign, IDML, and InCopy files, with a simple click of your spacebar.
• gives you fast version number access.
• costs nothing to download and use for basic file previewing.
• provides preview export.
• view a variety of INDD, IDML and ICML file versions (CS6 through CC 2018), without Adobe program installation.

To Preview Your InDesign Document, Drag & Drop It on Markzware‘s
ID Util for macOS Application, an Adobe InDesign Version Checker:

Preview Your InDesign Document. Drag & Drop It on Markzware ID Util for macOS Application, an Adobe InDesign Version Checker

Features in ID Util for macOS
• Supports Adobe InDesign, IDML and InCopy CS2 through CC 2018 previews.
• Exports Previews as PNG, JPG or PDF.
• Lets you view styled stories from InDesign files, previews of linked images, a list of used fonts, and the InDesign version that was used to create the document.
• Allows printing of document previews.
• Enables you to resave the document with High Resolution previews of all pages, if InDesign is installed.

Markzware’s ID Util can ensure that InDesign files are opened in the appropriate version on the Mac OS platform. If the version matching the INDD file is found, ID Util opens the file in that same edition of Adobe InDesign.

Adobe InDesign Document Version Checker, ID Util for macOS Application by Markzware,
Displays the InDesign Version at the Top of the Preview Window:

Adobe InDesign Document Version Checker, ID Util for macOS Application by Markzware, Displays the InDesign Version at the Top of the Preview Window

ID Util for macOS supports InDesign, IDML, and InCopy versions for Adobe:
• CC 2018
• CC 2017
• CC 2015
• CC 2014
• CC
• CS6
• CS5.5
• CS5
• CS4
• CS3
• CS2

Markzware‘s ID Util seeks out the InDesign version in which the file was most recently saved. Example: ID Util will prompt the user, so the user can consider proceeding to open a CS6 file in CC 2018. (In this case, opening and saving will turn the file into a CC 2018 file.)

MAR 12 2018 [Version of]
InDesign CC
Familiar shortcuts
The same time-saving shortcuts you know and use in Photoshop and Illustrator are now available in InDesign.

Document preview
During new document set up you can now preview the orientation and proportions of your document.

More document presets
Get started quicker with the latest specs for the newest tablets and smartphones.

More document analytics
Now you can monitor each document you publish online. Learn what device readers use and see into average and total read times.

Export a document as separate PDF pages
No need to identify each page in a document and export them one at a time. Now you can export every page as a separate PDF, all at once.

Paragraph border improvements
Easily create and merge borders around multiple paragraphs.

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Shopping for InDesign-compatible software? You may want to consider price, ease of use, and file format compatibility needed for your InDesign job. ID Util is a simple-to-use app that does not require you to have Adobe apps installed on your system, in order to see the version number of an InDesign document.

Get ID Util for macOS for Free
You can access ID Util on the Mac App Store and download it for free. There are additional Adobe-compatible solutions for the macOS platform available on the Markzware Products page. For more information, subscribe to the Markzware Mailing List, check out our blog, and read posts by Markzware on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Google+.

Adobe InDesign Document Version Checker: ID Util for macOS Application

Title: Adobe InDesign Document Version Checker: ID Util for macOS Application
Published on: July 13, 2018
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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