INDD File Version Checker for Adobe InDesign on Mac: ID Util for macOS

INDD File Version Checker for Adobe InDesign on Mac: ID Util for macOS

Check out this free INDD file version checker for Adobe InDesign on Mac (ID Util for macOS by Markzware):

In an InDesign CC file workflow, some workflow members may have CS6 installed, but not CC. A free application on the Mac App Store can reveal which InDesign version a file is and notify the CS6 users in the workflow that they don’t have an Adobe InDesign version that can open the file.

Layout solutions from software developer, Markzware, support a range of Adobe InDesign versions. Markzware’s ID Util is a stand-alone application for macOS that can help to ensure that files are opened in the proper version of InDesign.

Be sure which InDesign version your file is. Is it an InDesign CS6 or a higher version InDesign file? See how to check InDesign versions, as demonstrated in this video about ID Util:

INDD File Version Checker for Adobe InDesign on Mac: ID Util for macOS

Know the version of your InDesign files. When you preview InDesign files via Markzware’s ID Util for macOS app, the version of the file is displayed after the name of the document in the Preview Window title. For IDML and InCopy files, you will see the name of your file followed by either IDML or InCopy in the Preview Window title.

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. When you drag a file into this area and ID Util recognizes the file type, the area will turn blue. When you drop the file, a preview will be generated.
• The file version will then be displayed at the top of ID Util’s Welcome Window, next to the file name. (The InDesign file version is at the top right of the Preview Window. For IDML files, this section will show IDML. For InCopy files, this section will show InCopy.)
• 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 a file for viewing is Command + O.

If you re-save a workflow file in a newer InDesign file version, one or more of your workflow members might be unable to open that file. However, with ID Util, users can open InDesign Creative Suite files or open higher InDesign versions within the most suitable InDesign version.

Many Markzware customers report how delighted they are with the results of using Markzware solutions for print, publishing, and graphic arts. Here is an example:

… [ID Util’s] export function can also help to keep track of document versioning for non-ID users. … In combination with the ID-feature of linking texts rather than importing, that would make up a great tool for redaction workflows saving a lot of license costs.
– Harry, ID Util user

ID Util for macOS App Benefits:
• is a free application that is easy to use.
• allows preview of Adobe InDesign, IDML and InCopy files.
• offers file type flexibility, since it supports most InDesign versions.
• requires no Adobe program installation.
• provides preview export.
• gives you fast version number access.

See the INDD File Version at the top of the Preview Window in
ID Util for macOS, Markzware‘s Adobe InDesign version checker on Mac:

INDD File Version at top of Preview Window in ID Util for macOS, Adobe InDesign checker on Mac

ID Util’s Key Features:
• Adobe InDesign, IDML and InCopy (CS2 through CC 2018) File Previewing
• Preview Exporting as PNG, JPG or PDF
• InDesign Styled Stories Viewing
• Linked Images Preview Viewing
• Used Fonts List Viewing
• Document Version Viewing
• Document Preview Printing
• High Resolution Previews Resaving

What if you edit and save an INDD document in a more recent file version? ID Util displays the InDesign version number, so you can tell the version in which the file was last saved.

Drag & Drop to Preview Adobe InDesign on Mac, via
INDD File Version Checker, Markzware‘s ID Util for macOS:

Drag & Drop to Preview Adobe InDesign on Mac, via INDD File Version Checker, ID Util for macOS

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

ID Util support includes the CS5 through CC 2018 versions of Adobe InDesign, IDML, and InCopy files. If a user has an InDesign CS6 file and has the InDesign CS6 and InDesign CC 2015 applications installed, ID Util will open the file in CS6.

[InDesign] Exchanging text with Adobe lllustrator CC 2018
If you’ve ever tried to exchange formatted text between InDesign and Illustrator, you’ll be relieved to hear it is finally possible with CC Library text. (Of course you also need to be using the CC 2018 versions of both InDesign and Illustrator.) When text is exchanged, the applications maintain the styling to the highest degree possible. Any text property which exists in both applications will be maintained.
For example, if you created some text in InDesign which was formatted with Adobe Garamond Pro, 12-point size, with 14-point leading, a first line indent, the color blue, and Keep Options, Illustrator would convert all the values to matching values in Illustrator. But the Keep Options would be dropped, since that feature doesn’t exist in Illustrator.
To place the formatted text in Illustrator CC 2018, drag without a modifier key from the Library panel. Or, drag with the Shift key to place unformatted text. Unfortunately, at this time, Illustrator doesn’t support linking text to a CC library.
TIP: You can tell which application created the text if you view the CC library in List view. An AI or ID icon on a text asset indicates the originating application.

– Steve Werner, InDesign trainer, consultant, and author

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Need to quickly know in which version an InDesign file was created? ID Util can tell you, right on your screen.

Download ID Util for macOS
You can download ID Util on the Mac App Store for free. See more solutions for Adobe, macOS, and more, on the Markzware Products page.

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