Adobe InDesign File Previewer: Free Markzware App, ID Util for macOS

Need an Adobe InDesign file previewer? Free Markzware app, ID Util for macOS, allows you to check InDesign CS2-CC 2015 (INDD) file previews for Creative Suite and Creative Cloud:

You can preview InDesign files, even if you don’t have time to install and launch InDesign on the computer you happen to be using. With a free Mac app by Markzware, you can preview Adobe InDesign file content and export the previews.

Markzware is an award-winning software development company that strives to serve print, publishing and graphic arts file users. Markzware’s freebie, ID Util for macOS, is a standalone application. It allows you to view InDesign, IDML, or InCopy previews, styled story content, linked images and used fonts, as well as to export these items to PNG, JPG, or PDF.

Adobe InDesign and InCopy users can preview INDD, InDesign Markup Language, and ICML documents, plus output those previews. Check out the Preview window in ID Util for macOS, as shown in this video:

Adobe InDesign File Previewer: Free Markzware App, ID Util for macOS

Markzware’s ID Util for macOS enables you to view InDesign previews, styled story content, linked images, and used fonts. It allows you to export previews and styled stories to JPEG, PNG and PDF. It also helps you to open InDesign files in the proper InDesign version.

How to Use ID Util for macOS
• Install Markzware’s ID Util.
• Select the InDesign, IDML, or InCopy file in Finder.
• To preview the selected file, click the spacebar. (For thumbnail-sized previews, view your files in thumbnail view. To see more detail, zoom in. To see multiple pages at once, zoom out.)

ID Util gives you a fast way to locate an individual file, when you are unsure of the file name. You can get quick look previews of InDesign, IDML, and InCopy files, from your Finder window, by pushing your spacebar.

“In folders flooded with InDesign documents with very similar file names, it is nice to see previews via QuickLook to open the correct file.”
– bluejoken.stewart, reviewer on Mac App Store

Benefits of ID Util for macOS
• is simple to use.
• allows you to preview files from most versions of Adobe InDesign, IDML and InCopy layout applications.
• operates without installing InDesign on your system.
• is free on the Mac App Store, so it does not cost anything to preview these files.
• provides preview export.
• lets you view the InDesign file version.

Using Free Markzware App, ID Util for macOS, as an
Adobe InDesign File Previewer:

Using Free Markzware App, ID Util for macOS, as an Adobe InDesign File PreviewerID Util Features for Adobe InDesign
• InDesign CS2 through CC 2015 File Previews.
• InDesign Styled Stories.
• Linked Images Previews.
• Used Fonts List.
• Document Version.
• High Resolution Previews.
• Previews as PNG, JPG or PDF.
• Document Previews.

Features in Markzware’s Mac freebie allow users to see previews of InDesign images, text, graphics, etc. ID Util for macOS can show several file previews at once, so you can review designs and meet job specifications.

Batch Previews with ID Util
Want to preview more than one file at a time? You can check out a batch of previews at once, using ID Util. Just drag and drop multiple files onto ID Util’s drag and drop area. Markzware‘s ID Util will display each file’s preview in a separate window.

To select multiple files for previewing, click File > Open, then press Command-Click or Shift-Click. Each file’s preview will open in an individual window. If the Welcome Window gets covered by the individual file preview windows, you can press Command-Semicolon, to put the Welcome Window in front of the previews.

ID Util’s Preview Window displays:
• a preview of your selected file.
• InDesign or IDML file page size info.
Zoom controls and preset zoom hot keys.
file name.
• InDesign, IDML or InCopy file version.
• preview Export button.
Print button.
Resave HD option to view high-definition previews of InDesign files (if the appropriate InDesign version is active on your computer).

Mac, by itself, does not offer the ability to show previews of Adobe InDesign files. ID Util for macOS is an easy-to-use tool that lets you get a fast, helpful peek at your InDesign document content on Mac.

Adobe InDesign, IDML, and InCopy versions that
Markzware’s ID Util for macOS supports

• CC 2015
• CC 2014
• CC
• CS6
• CS5.5
• CS5
• CS4
• CS3
• CS2

Copy Previews with ID Util
Click on a preview to select and highlight the preview. Press Command-C to copy the selected preview to the Clipboard. Paste the copy of the preview into your chosen application(s).
Markzware ID Util logo 150x150ID Util for macOS provides creative professionals with quick InDesign document previews. This saves valuable graphic design time. It also avoids having to install the InDesign program or to wait for it to launch and then open each file manually, etc.

Download ID Util for macOS
Although ID Util is a free download on the Mac App Store, its features can provide great benefits to today’s creative workflows. See more solutions for Adobe, macOS, and more, on the Markzware Products page.

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Adobe InDesign File Previewer: Free Markzware App, ID Util for macOS

Title: Adobe InDesign File Previewer: Free Markzware App, ID Util for macOS
Published on: September 13, 2017
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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