InDesign to HTML, RTF, TXT: Export InDesign Styled Stories via ID Util

Export InDesign styled stories to the HTML, RTF, or TXT format, via Markzware’s ID Util for macOS app:

Need to share your Adobe InDesign stories, but the method of sharing requires the HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) or a common text format? A fast-acting app can convert InDesign stylized text from an Adobe INDD document to HTML, to RTF (Rich Text Format), or to plain TXT (standard unformatted text).

Markzware software and services provide valuable features that help InDesign and other file users in print, publishing and graphic arts industries. Markzware’s ID Util for macOS application is a Mac App Store download that helps users to view and export InDesign file previews and stories.

ID Util’s content preview capability is so simple to use, it doesn’t require a bunch of training sessions. For more information on Markzware’s ID Util for macOS, please watch this video:

InDesign to HTML, RTF, TXT: Export InDesign Styled Stories via ID Util

Markzware’s ID Util for macOS offers built-in Quick Look functionality that enables you to preview InDesign layouts, by simply clicking the spacebar. ID Util also provides a fast and easy method to print or share InDesign files, in a variety of file formats.

View and Export Styled Stories
Get access to the story content of an InDesign file, using ID Util for macOS. Export the styled stories as RTF, TXT, or HTML or select and copy directly from the preview window. This comes in handy when you don’t have InDesign installed on your system, or if you receive InDesign files from others, but do not have access to InDesign yourself.

How to Export InDesign Styled Stories to HTML, RTF, or TXT, via ID Util:
When viewing an Adobe InDesign document, you will see ID Util‘s “Export” button in the Toolbar (at the top left of the Preview window). Clicking this button will bring up the Export Panel, giving you the option to choose the format in which you would like to export the file. An export folder will be created at the chosen destination containing the previews and story content.

Export Previews as PNG, JPG or PDF
ID Util also allows you to export InDesign previews to the following formats:
• PNG (When you export as png a folder with the job name + “.png” will be created and each page will be exported as a PNG file.)
• JPG (When you export as jpg, a folder with the job name + “.jpg” will be created and each page will be exported as a jpg file.)
• PDF (A single, multiple-page Portable Document Format file will be created.)

You may need to access the text in the InDesign file, but not need other items in the layout, at a given time. Maybe you need to use the document for another purpose, or just need to copy out the text. ID Util allows you to view the styled stories, as well as to extract text and export to a number of popular formats. Now, you can can liberate your content from the INDD document and put it to good use!

ID Util for macOS software accelerates time to market for INDD documents for graphic design. Speed up the design creation process, by previewing InDesign layouts, via Markzware’s ID Util app for the macOS system.

“Another great feature of ID Util is its ability to export previews as PNG, JPG, or PDF files for easy sharing…Not only can you copy and paste this content, but you can also export the styled stories as RTF, TXT, or HTML.”
– Jamie McKee (, book designer & typesetter, U.S. university presses
Source: InDesign Magazine Issue 90, InReview: ID Util

ID Util for macOS can benefit your business, because it:
• is easy to use.
• allows you to preview files from a range of Adobe InDesign CS and InDesign CC versions (as well as IDML and InCopy versions).
• enables you to view InDesign previews and stories, without needing to install the InDesign layout application on your system.
• is free to download and use for previewing InDesign files.
• displays the InDesign version in which the file was created.
• provides preview and story export.

Export InDesign Styled Stories to HTML, RTF, TXT via
Markzware‘s ID Util for macOS Application:

Export InDesign Styled Stories to HTML, RTF, TXT via Markzware's ID Util for macOS App

ID Util’s Key Features
In addition to giving you the ability to export and print InDesign previews, ID Util also lets you view:
• InDesign CS2 through CC 2015 file previews.
• InDesign styled stories.
• linked images previews.
• used fonts list.
• document version.
• high resolution previews.

With Markzware’s handy ID Util for macOS application, you can even get full, high-resolution previews. See sharper previews of InDesign text and images, by using ID Util’s Resave HD feature.

Markzware ID Util‘s Preview Window Has an “Export” Button, to
Export InDesign Styled Stories to HTML, RTF or TXT on macOS:

Markzware ID Util macOS Preview Window Has a Button to Export InDesign Styled Stories to HTML, RTF or TXT
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

You can preview InDesign print and publishing documents, including books, brochures, catalogues, magazines, and more. ID Util for macOS provides a quick way to preview files (with exceptional visibility), to export layout files, and to reduce production time.

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Download ID Util for macOS
Now, you can preview your InDesign content and distribute it as HTML, JPEG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or TXT documents! Download ID Util on the Mac App Store. See more Adobe- and macOS-compatible products and other solutions, on the Markzware Products page.

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InDesign to HTML, RTF, TXT: Export InDesign Styled Stories via ID Util

Title: InDesign to HTML, RTF, TXT: Export InDesign Styled Stories via ID Util
Published on: February 26, 2018
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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