Wrong InDesign Version Launches When You Open INDD Files? Use ID Util

Does the wrong Adobe InDesign version launch, when you open INDD files? Markzware‘s ID Util for macOS application helps you to launch the correct version and to tell which InDesign file is which:

When multiple Adobe InDesign versions are installed on the same macOS computer, it can cause problems. Adobe InDesign file users may know that opening an INDD document can launch the wrong application version.

Markzware provides print, publishing and graphic arts solutions for Adobe InDesign and other page layout applications users. Markzware’s ID Util for macOS is a free lightweight application (available at the Mac App Store), to preview InDesign, InCopy and IDML file pages.

Let ID Util help to simplify dealing with your InDesign documents during processes for document production. Learn more about Markzware’s handy app, by viewing this video:

Wrong InDesign Version Launches When You Open INDD Files? Use ID Util

It is easy for graphic arts professionals to see the version number of the Adobe InDesign file that they open, using ID Util for macOS. Users can drag and drop a file onto ID Util’s Preview Window. This Markzware application can help to launch the InDesign application, in the corresponding version. Users can also see the document version in ID Util’s Preview Window and be able to edit, publish, or otherwise use the appropriate file.

Does your macOS open your INDD documents in the wrong Adobe InDesign program version? ID Util fixes the problem, by matching the version of the InDesign file you are opening to the right InDesign program version.

How to Use Markzware’s ID Util for macOS:
• The top section of the Welcome Window is the active Drag and Drop area. When you drag files into this area, it will turn blue, if ID Util recognizes the file type. When you drop, a preview will be generated.
• 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. Command + O is the keyboard shortcut to open a file for viewing.
• To hide the Welcome Window at future startups, uncheck the “Show Window On Launch” checkbox at the bottom of the Welcome Window. You can then use Command-O to bring up a standard Mac Open Dialog Window.

ID Util opens with a welcome window into which you can drag InDesign, InCopy, or IDML CS2–CC2015 files (Figure 1). When you do, each file will open in its own window showing the preview of that file.”
– Jamie McKee,

Advantages of Using ID Util for macOS:
• easily preview Adobe InDesign, IDML, and InCopy files with a simple click of the spacebar.
• supports a variety of versions for these file types.
• does not require you to install the InDesign program itself on your system.
• costs nothing to download and do basic file previews.
• provides preview export.
• shows what version of InDesign the file was created in.

If the Wrong InDesign Version Launches When You Open INDD Files, Use Markzware’s
ID Util for macOS, which Displays the Version of the File You Dropped on It’s Preview Window:

ID Util for macOS Features
• 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.

Ever save an INDD document in a newer InDesign version? ID Util analyzes the INDD document version, and helps you to open that file in the most appropriate version of Adobe InDesign on your macOS.

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

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

If your computer has several InDesign program versions installed, the wrong version can launch when you open an INDD document. Make sure your INDD document opens in the proper application version, by using ID Util!

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.

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Wrong InDesign Version Launches When You Open INDD Files? Use ID Util