Mac App Shows Adobe InDesign Version of INDD CS2-CC 2015 File: ID Util

Markzware’s ID Util for macOS is a free Mac app that shows the Adobe InDesign version of your INDD CS2-CC 2015 file:

Does your ideal version of Adobe InDesign launch, when you double-click an .indd file on your macOS? Markzware’s ID Util for macOS clearly reveals the InDesign version in which the file you are viewing was last saved.

Markzware provides graphic software, publishing software and other solutions for InDesign file and other file users. You can see MarkzwareTV videos on YouTube, for information on solutions for printers, publishers, and creatives.)

ID Util for macOS is a free standalone application you can download from the Mac App Store. With ID Util, you can view InDesign, IDML, or InCopy previews, styled story content, linked images and used fonts. This app will also enable you to export the previews and styled stories to PNG, JPG, or PDF.

Markzware‘s ID Util for macOS clearly shows you the version number for previews of InDesign CS2 and higher version InDesign files. To see how to use ID Util, watch this video:

Mac App Shows Adobe InDesign Version of INDD CS2-CC 2015 File: ID Util

Markzware’s ID Util for macOS helps you to make sure you open InDesign files in the proper Adobe InDesign version. When you preview InDesign files via ID Util, the file version is displayed after the document name at the top of the Preview Window.

How to Use ID Util for macOS
• Install the ID Util application by Markzware.
• 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.)

Find out the version number of an InDesign file that you received! With a convenient display, ID Util lets you see the InDesign version number immediately.

“The preview window also shows which version of InDesign was used to create the document (in the title bar) as well as the dimensions of InDesign/IDML documents…”
– Jamie McKee (, book designer & typesetter, U.S. university presses

ID Util for macOS App Benefits:
simple operation: Just click your spacebar to preview Adobe InDesign, IDML, and InCopy files.
multi-version support: Preview a variety of Adobe InDesign, IDML and InCopy file versions (CS5, CS6, CC, CC 2015, and more).
independence from other apps: No Adobe software installation required to preview stories or to view version numbers.
no cost: Markzware’s ID Util is a free Mac App Store download.
preview export: You have the option to transfer previews.
version number display: Save time, by getting fast InDesign version number access.

Top of the ID Util Mac App’s Preview Window Shows the
Adobe InDesign Version of Your INDD CS2-CC 2015 File:

Top of Markzware ID Util Mac App's Preview Window Shows the Adobe InDesign Version of INDD CS2-CC 2015 FileHighlights of the ID Util for macOS application
• Preview Adobe InDesign, IDML and InCopy files (CS2 through CC 2015).
• 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.

Markzware‘s ID Util supports multiple Adobe InDesign versions. For example, it can launch InDesign CS6 (instead of InDesign CC), when you double-click an InDesign CS6 document icon.

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

If ID Util finds the version matching the INDD file, it will open the file in that same version. If the InDesign version matching the file is not installed, but a newer version is, ID Util asks the user if they want to continue.

Markzware ID Util logo 150x150Ensure that your INDD document opens in the proper application version. Markzware‘s ID Util analyzes the version, and helps you to open that file in the most appropriate version of Adobe InDesign on your Mac.

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. You can also subscribe to the Markzware Mailing List and socialize with Markzware on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Google+.

Mac App Shows Adobe InDesign Version of INDD CS2-CC 2015 File: ID Util

Title: Mac App Shows Adobe InDesign Version of INDD CS2-CC 2015 File: ID Util
Published on: September 4, 2017
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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