How to Preview InDesign CS5 CS6 CC-CC 2015 IDML InCopy Files: ID Util

How to preview InDesign CS5, CS6, CCCC 2015, IDML, and InCopy files, using ID Util for macOS from Markzware:

Producing a high volume of Adobe InDesign documents (or even just one), under a deadline, can be challenging. Being able to preview InDesign CS5, InDesign CS6 and other InDesign files quickly could help you to meet workflow requirements.

Markzware understands the INDD document environment and develops solutions to serve the needs of InDesign CC and CS workflows. Markzware’s ID Util for macOS is a free stand-alone application that can enable you to check and export InDesign previews easily.

Get a peek of your InDesign files, so you can tell, in a flash, which file is the one that you need at the moment! Here is a video, showing a demonstration of ID Util:

How to Preview InDesign CS5 CS6 CC-CC 2015 IDML InCopy Files: ID Util

If you handle a lot of InDesign documents, the file names could end up looking very much alike. Previews via Markzware’s ID Util for macOS can help you to make sure you are accessing the right document. The app also allows you to export the files as PDF, PNG or JPEG, so that you can share with vendors, customers, or others in your Mac workflow.

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 for macOS Keyboard Shortcuts
• Command + Semicolon: Show ID Util Window or bring it to the front
• Command + E: Export Previews
• Command + P: Print Previews
• Command + O: Open a file for viewing
• Command + 1: Zoom out to 25% size
• Command + 2: Zoom out to 50% size
• Command + 3: Zoom to 100%
• Command + 4: Zoom to 200%
• Shift + Command + S: Resave HD
• Command + W: Close active window
• Command + Comma: Bring up Preference window
• Command + C: Copy current selected preview to Clipboard

“Powerful app allows you to preview… InDesign documents and related assets—without needing InDesign.”
– Jamie McKee,
Source: InDesign Magazine Issue 90, “InReview: ID Util”

Your macOS computer may contain a lot of files with the .indd extension, but are you sure they will open in the right program version? Sometimes, the wrong version of Adobe InDesign launches when a user opens an INDD document. ID Util can provide a quick look at your InDesign file, to help ensure you are dealing with the correct file.

ID Util for macOS Benefits
• is a free, easy-to-use application that does not require Adobe software installation.
• is versatile (previews several InDesign CS & CC versions, as well as IDML and InCopy files).
• provides quick access to the file version number.
• gives you the option to transfer previews.

Using the Preview Window in Markzware’s ID Util for macOS to
Preview InDesign CC 2015 IDML InCopy Files:

Features in ID Util for macOS
• Preview Adobe InDesign, IDML and InCopy files.
• Export Previews as PNG, JPG or PDF.
• View styled stories from InDesign files.
• View previews of linked images.
• View a list of used fonts.
• View the document version (what version of InDesign was used to create the document).
• Print the document previews.
• If you have InDesign installed you can resave the document with High Resolution previews of all pages.

ID Util for macOS Preview Window
The center of ID Util‘s Preview Window shows a preview of the selected file. Information on the file page size is displayed below the preview. You can zoom in or out, by sliding or clicking the controls at the bottom of the Preview Window. The file name is at the top left and the file version is at the top right.

Just below the file name at the top left of ID Util‘s Preview Window is the Export button, to export PNG, JPG, or PDFs of your previews. The Print button is to the right of the Export section and allows you to print a hard copy of your previews or to print a PDF. If the appropriate InDesign version is installed, you can use Resave HD (below the file version display), to generate high resolution InDesign previews.

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

You may have created several versions of an InDesign design. How can you tell, at a glance, which file is the one that your client or associate is referencing? A quick preview with ID Util for macOS could reveal the answer.

With ID Util, you can view InDesign used fonts, linked images, previews, and styled story content. You can then export those previews and stories to other common file formats.

Get ID Util for macOS for Free
You can access ID Util on the Mac App Store and download it for free. See more Adobe compatible solutions for the macOS platform on the Markzware Products page.

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How to Preview InDesign CS5 CS6 CC-CC 2015 IDML InCopy Files: ID Util