Which Adobe InDesign Version Is Your InDesign File (INDD)? Use ID Util

Which Adobe InDesign version is your InDesign file (INDD)? ID Util for macOS by Markzware will display the version for you:

When you double-click an .indd file on your macOS device, does your ideal InDesign version launch? There is an application that can help you to ensure that files are opened in the proper version of InDesign, the page layout application by Adobe.

Markzware offers a wealth of solutions and resources, which can benefit producers of InDesign and other DTP documents. Markzware’s ID Util for macOS is an InDesign preview application that can ensure files are opened in the proper version of InDesign. It can spare you from mistakenly converting a client’s InDesign CS6 (Creative Suite 6) document into an InDesign CC (Creative Cloud) or higher version InDesign document. This app also has several other functions, as this article will explain.

Even if you try to open higher InDesign versions, your device could launch the wrong Adobe InDesign program version. ID Util for macOS could help you to find the version information quickly. Learn more, by watching this video:

Which Adobe InDesign Version Is Your InDesign File (INDD)? Use ID Util

Markzware’s ID Util for macOS allows users to open the previewed file in the InDesign version in which the file was last saved. If ID Util finds the InDesign version that matches the file, it will open the file within the matching version.

How to Preview InDesign Files, via 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.)

Tips for Checking Your InDesign File’s Version via ID Util
• The top section of the Preview Window is the active Drag and Drop area. When you drag & drop your file onto this area, the area will turn blue, if ID Util recognizes the file type, and a preview will be generated.
The file version will then be displayed at the top right of the Preview Window, next to the file name.
• 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.

Know the version of your InDesign files! When you preview InDesign files in ID Util, 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.)

“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 (mackeycomposition.com), ID Util for macOS reviewer

Benefits of ID Util for macOS
• is a free application that makes it easy to preview files from a range of Adobe InDesign, IDML and InCopy versions (CS6 through CC 2018), without needing to have Adobe software installed on your system.
• gives you the ability to export these previews as PNG, JPG or PDF.
shows the Adobe InDesign version in which the file was created.

Which Adobe InDesign Version Is Your InDesign (INDD) File?
ID Util for macOS App by Markzware Displays It on Your Screen:

Markzware ID Util InDesign Preview Screen Shot
ID Util’s Key Features:
• View styled stories from InDesign files.
• View previews of linked images.
• View a list of used fonts.
• Preview Adobe InDesign, IDML and InCopy files (CS2 through CC 2018).
• Export Previews as PNG, JPG or PDF.
• 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.

The InDesign file version is at the top right of the Preview Window within ID Util. (For IDML files, this section will show IDML. For InCopy files, this section will show InCopy.) The Export feature below the top left of the Preview Window allows you to export your previews.

Drag & Drop Your INDD File into ID Util‘s Preview Window to See
Which Adobe InDesign Version Your InDesign File Is:

Markzware ID Util for macOS Drag & Drop to Preview an Adobe InDesign Document

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

You may receive a CS6 file. If your system has CS6 and CC 2018 (or only CC 2018) installed, ID Util will open the file in CS6. Conversely, you may receive a CC 2018 file. If your system has only CS6 installed, ID Util will let you know that the file could not be opened. (Note: Markzware’s MarkzTools for InDesign can open newer InDesign versions in an earlier InDesign version.)

A mention about InDesign CC 2018 on CreativeStudiosDerby.co.uk:
“Adobe … developed this feature even more with its InDesign CC 2018 release by giving us the ability to also add borders to individual paragraphs. The InDesign paragraph borders can be used standalone with no shading or used alongside the shading to really make your paragraphs standout.”
Source: https://www.creativestudiosderby.co.uk/indesign-cc-2018-paragraph-borders/

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Does your macOS open your INDD documents in the wrong Adobe InDesign program version? Markzware’s ID Util for macOS helps you to open an InDesign file in the correct InDesign program. ID Util determines the proper InDesign application for saving your file, so that you can save your file in the appropriate program.

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

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