Adobe InDesign CS-CC 2018 to QuarkXPress 9-2017 macOS: Markzware ID2Q

It’s easy to convert Adobe InDesign CSCC 2018 to QuarkXPress 9-2017 macOS, via the Markzware ID2Q Bundle of XTensions:

Digital publishing (DTP) professionals may use Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, or other file format(s). An InDesign document may enter a QuarkXPress workflow, but manual file conversion can be a time-consuming pain. If you’re producing a lot of QXP documents, Quark XTensions can save you a lot of time on converting documents from InDesign to QuarkXPress.

Markzware is a leading, USA-based developer of conversion software and other solutions that benefit DTP file users in print, publishing and graphic arts workflows. ID2Q is conversion software by Markzware to add InDesign to QuarkXPress file conversion capability to the QuarkXPress program.

ID2Q, Markzware’s multi-award-winning InDesign converter, supports InDesign CS through CC 2018 documents, meaning it will convert even InDesign CC 2018 files right into QuarkXPress. This video explains further:

Adobe InDesign CS-CC 2018 to QuarkXPress 9-2017 macOS: Markzware ID2Q


Markzware‘s ID2Q bundle for macOS enables you to open InDesign Creative Suite and Creative Cloud layouts in a range of QuarkXPress versions, while preserving text, images, and other file details.

ID2Q for QuarkXPress 2017 Benefits:
• saves time by converting via software, rather than doing a manual document conversion. This can speed up the conversion process, so workflow members can increase productivity.
• provides accurate, effective conversion of the InDesign documents, transforming INDD documents, created on Apple Macintosh Operating System, into a QXP document.
• gives an excellent return on investment.
• saves a tremendous amount of effort, compared to recreating entire documents from scratch.

Recently updated technology can help print, publishing and graphic arts professionals to convert InDesign CC 2018 files for QXP document publishing. When QuarkXPress file users consider conversion solutions, they may take XTensions, such as ID2Q, into account.

“Our workflow is the Quark QPS system and it is not financially feasible to re-engineer and change our workflow. Most of our customer’s design in InDesign show when we set up new programs we need to recreate their design in Xpress. ID2Q has saved us countless hours and has helped make the conversion more accurate.”
– Marty Yeager, ID2Q reviewer

How to Convert Adobe InDesign CC 2018 to QuarkXPress 9-2017, via ID2Q:
1. Install ID2Q and click the “Markzware” menu item in the menu bar of QuarkXPress (any version from 9 through 2017), to bring up the ID2Q menu.
2. Hover over the word “ID2Q” and click “Convert InDesign® Document…” in the ID2Q menu selections.
3. Select the InDesign file (INDD document) you wish to convert and click “Open”.
4. Click “OK” in the Conversion Options window.
5. Edit and save the new QuarkXPress (QXP) document.

Menu in Markzware ID2Q for File Conversion from
Adobe InDesign CS-CC 2018 to QuarkXPress 9-2017 macOS:

Menu in Markzware ID2Q for File Conversion from Adobe InDesign CS-CC 2018 to QuarkXPress 9-2017 macOS

ID2Q’s features include:
1. Convert InDesign Document…: Convert multiple files or a single file.
2. Options…Conversion Options:
• Text Attributes
Use Styles: Convert all text and paragraph attributes for all stories in the document.
Skip Para Style: Use Character Styles, but disable Paragraph styles.
Skip Text Styles: Use Styles, but disable Text of Character Styles.
Plain Text: Convert all text, ignore InDesign text and paragraph attributes, and use QuarkXPress default attributes.
Empty Box: Convert all text boxes by discarding all text stories, forming a “template” document.
• Picture Previews
Use Picture: Convert all image previews in the document.
Gray Preview: Convert all picture boxes using a simple solid gray preview “place holder” for each image. The image links are retained and can be updated.
Empty Box: Convert all picture boxes by discarding picture previews and their links, forming a “template” document.
• Post Conversion Options
Overflowed Text Boxes: Resize a text box, to eliminate text overflow.
Skip Leading Compression: Apply a uniform scaling factor to all leading in a story.
Linked Text Boxes: Unclog a series of linked text containers.
Items with Run Around Specified: Adjusts the QXP file (creates a topmost Layer and moves items with Run Around set to this new layer).
Auto Adjust Tables: Apply auto adjust to all the tables in the document.
• Troubleshooting
See Live Updates: See the document on screen as ID2Q builds it.
• don’t show: Use the last selected Conversion Options set, to convert an InDesign file.
3. Help…: Get support for ID2Q.

Don’t use a InDesign to QuarkXPress data conversion solution that makes you wonder whether you will be able to access your content in the format you need! With Markzware’s ID2Q conversion XTension installed on your macOS device, you can quickly and accurately convert one or multiple INDD documents.

Selecting an INDD Document While Using Markzware ID2Q for
Adobe InDesign CS-CC 2018 to QuarkXPress 9-2017 macOS:

Selecting an INDD Document While Using Markzware ID2Q for Adobe InDesign CS-CC 2018 to QuarkXPress 9-2017 macOS

ID2Q converts InDesign CS-CC 2018 files to:
• QuarkXPress 2017 Mac
• QuarkXPress 2016 Mac
• QuarkXPress 2015 Mac
• QuarkXPress 10 Mac
• QuarkXPress 9 Mac

DTP files entering a QuarkXPress workflow may be in an Adobe InDesign file format and contain fairly complicated content. Let Markzware‘s ID2Q conversion software relieve you of the task of reconstructing all of that content.

ID2Q can convert InDesign layout details to QuarkXPress, including:
• blends
• colors
• images
• layers
• linked text boxes
• page positioning
• runarounds
• tables
• text attributes

Markzware ID2Q logo
Markzware provides a way to meet the challenge of converting InDesign to QuarkXPress, for editing and publishing. If you or anyone you know faces these types of problems, ID2Q is the recommended solution.

For more information on Markzware’s InDesign to QuarkXPress XTension, please visit the ID2Q page. You can see more data conversion tools, on the Markzware Products page.

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