macOS App to Open InDesign Files without InDesign Installed: ID Util

macOS App to Open InDesign Files without InDesign Installed: ID Util

Markzware’s macOS app to open InDesign files without InDesign installed is ID Util. View Adobe InDesign (INDD) files in the right InDesign version, by using this application, independent of Creative Cloud:

You may have several InDesign file versions on your computer. How can you make sure that your INDD files open in the proper Adobe InDesign application version? Quality software to view and preview InDesign files could help.

Markzware is dedicated to supporting Adobe InDesign and other file users, by providing solutions to assist with various document production tasks. Markzware’s ID Util is a free application, available at the Mac App Store. It allows users to preview pages of InDesign, InCopy and IDML files. If you do have InDesign installed, ID Util also allows you to generate high resolution previews of these documents.

ID Util for macOS is simple to use, for accessing InDesign CS2 through InDesign CC 2015 documents. Just watch this demonstration video, to learn more:

macOS App to Open InDesign Files without InDesign Installed: ID Util

Markzware‘s ID Util for macOS is a standalone application to view InDesign previews, styled story content, linked images, and used fonts. Export previews and styled stories to JPEG, PNG and PDF, as well as open InDesign files in the proper InDesign version.

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

Need to quickly know in which version an InDesign file was created? ID Util tells you, right on your screen. Whether you want to preview files in InDesign CS5 to CS6 (Creative Suite), or CC to CC 2015 (Creative Cloud), ID Util can help.

“Here is something for any printer’s toolbox.”
– John Giles, Consultant to the Printing Industry, on ID Util for macOS
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Some of the Benefits of Using ID Util for macOS:
• You can download ID Util for free at the Mac App Store.
• No need to start up and open an Adobe InDesign program, just to see previews of your InDesign files.
• ID Util lets you export your InDesign preview as a PNG, JPG, or PDF file, so you can print or share the preview.
• ID Util provides a fast preview of your INDD documents, just click your spacebar.

Viewing Stories, using Markzware’s ID Util
macOS App to Open InDesign Files without InDesign Installed:

Viewing Stories, using Markzware's ID Util macOS App to Open InDesign Files without InDesign Installed

ID Util offers several features, including:
• 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.

Your macOS device may contain a load of INDD documents, but are you sure they will open in the correct program version? Even if you double-click an INDD file icon, the wrong version of the InDesign application could launch! Use ID Util for macOS to ensure that files are opened in the most suitable version.

Interface in Markzware’s ID Util macOS App to
Open InDesign Files without InDesign Installed:

Interface in Markzware's ID Util macOS App to Open InDesign Files without InDesign Installed

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

If you save your customer’s INDD document in a newer InDesign version, your customer may then be unable to open it. (Most professionals wouldn’t want to make the mistake of converting a valued client’s CS6 document into a CC 2017 document, for example!) ID Util has you covered, since it supports several InDesign versions.

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Preview and export stories, so that you can get your content into the requested version. ID Util checks and displays the InDesign file version, and also directs the file to open in the appropriate program version. Review InDesign files with this fast method and share your InDesign stories, today!

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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