InDesign to iOS App: Convert InDesign to QuarkXPress via ID2Q, Publish

In this article, Markzware walks you through the steps to convert InDesign to iOS app. You can convert InDesign to QuarkXPress (using ID2Q), then publish your iOS app via QuarkXPress:

It can be expensive to use an InDesign-based service for iOS app publishing. With conversion software from Markzware, you could save a lot of money on these recurring costs.

Create layouts in InDesign CS through InDesign CC 2018 and convert them to an iOS app, by using InDesign to QuarkXPress file conversion via ID2Q. Using ID2Q is a very affordable way to achieve this goal and costs less than other methods.

Markzware provides a range of solutions for printing, publishing and graphic arts users around the world. Markzware’s ID2Q is an XTension for the QuarkXPress layout application, to allow users to convert InDesign (INDD) files to QuarkXPress (QXP) files.

Convert all of your INDD document aspects, per your chosen preferences, using reliable InDesign to QuarkXPress data conversion solution, ID2Q. Here are simple steps to go from Adobe InDesign layout to iOS application:

How to Convert InDesign to iOS App:

ID2Q users with an Apple developer account can use QuarkXPress 2017’s feature to publish iOS apps. Here is how:
1. Create an Apple developer account ($99 per year) at:
2. Create any required Apple profiles, certificates, splash screen, metadata, etc.
3. Convert your InDesign file to QuarkXPress, via Markzware’s ID2Q XTension. (See the “How to Convert InDesign to QuarkXPress with ID2Q” section below.
4. Edit or add to your content in QuarkXPress. (You can add interactive items to the document, at this point.)
5. In QuarkXPress, export your iOS app via QuarkXPress > Export As iOS App.
QuarkXPress asks you to specify the meta data you created during this process. Eventually, QuarkXPress will display onscreen two apps with your content (a test app for your iOS device and a production app to submit to Apple). The potential for multiple app sales could provide incentive for you to publish at least one iOS app.

You can use Adobe InDesign content to create a QuarkXPress document for a simple flyer or for a very involved publishing project. Click on the following image, to see a video about how easy it is to use the ID2Q Quark XTension for document conversion from InDesign to QuarkXPress:

InDesign to iOS App:
Convert InDesign to QuarkXPress via ID2Q, Publish

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Markzware’s ID2Q XTensions for file conversion from InDesign (CS through CC 2018) to QuarkXPress (9.5 through 2017) can enable you to use QuarkXPress features for digital publishing of your iOS apps.

How to Convert InDesign to QuarkXPress with ID2Q:

1. Install ID2Q and click the “Markzware” menu item in the QuarkXPress menu bar, 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.

Advances in digital publishing make it possible for your audience to be able to find and engage with your content. It’s a good idea to import InDesign content into a file format that makes it affordable for you to publish your app for audience engagement.

the ID2Q is a very very sufficient tool. Works pretty flawless. thank you.

– Stef, ID2Q reviewer

ID2Q for QuarkXPress 2017 provides several helpful benefits. It:

• offers simple installation and usage.
• provides users a quick, easy way to convert InDesign content to a new QuarkXPress document.
• completes accurate and effective conversion of InDesign layout details created on Apple macOS.
• gives users a high return on investment.
• allows workflow members to move on to other graphic arts projects, for increased productivity.

Convert InDesign to QuarkXPress via ID2Q’s Menu.
Go from InDesign to iOS App:

Convert InDesign to QuarkXPress via ID2Q's Menu. Go from InDesign to iOS App

ID2Q Features Enable You To:

• convert multiple files or a single file.
• convert all text and paragraph attributes for all stories in the document.
• use Character Styles, but disable Paragraph styles.
• use Styles, but disable Text of Character Styles.
• convert all text, ignore InDesign text and paragraph attributes, and use QuarkXPress default attributes.
• convert all text boxes by discarding all text stories, forming a “template” document.
• convert all image previews in the document.
• convert all picture boxes using a simple solid gray preview “place holder” for each image. The image links are retained and can be updated.
• convert all picture boxes by discarding picture previews and their links, forming a “template” document.
• resize a text box, to eliminate text overflow.
• apply a uniform scaling factor to all leading in a story.
• unclog a series of linked text containers.
• adjust the QXP file (create a topmost Layer and moves items with Run Around set to this new layer).
• apply auto adjust to all the tables in the document.
• see the document on screen as ID2Q builds it.
• use the last selected Conversion Options set, to convert an InDesign file.
• get help with your ID2Q XTension.

Conversion solutions can ease the process workload, the workflow can become more efficient. Markzware’s XTension is also a big time saver, allowing you to edit or add to your content in the QXP file format.

Conversion Options in ID2Q to Convert InDesign to QuarkXPress,
When You Want to Publish InDesign to iOS App:

Conversion Options in ID2Q to Convert InDesign to QuarkXPress, When You Want to Publish InDesign to iOS App

ID2Q Supports InDesign CS-CC 2018 File Conversion To:

• QuarkXPress 9.5 Mac
• QuarkXPress 10.5 Mac
• QuarkXPress 2015 Mac
• QuarkXPress 2016 Mac
• QuarkXPress 2017 Mac

File conversion could involve different kinds of data, including fonts, colors, images, and more. A great thing about Markzware‘s ID2Q is its ability to retain the original document’s basic formatting post-conversion.

ID2Q can convert InDesign document items to QuarkXPress, including:

• colors
• layers
• tables
• blends
• images
• runarounds
• text attributes
• page positioning
• linked text boxes

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Open InDesign files within QuarkXPress and boost your productivity for publishing! To buy Markzware’s InDesign to QuarkXPress XTension, please visit the ID2Q page. You can buy more document conversion solutions, via the Markzware Products page.

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InDesign to iOS App: Convert InDesign to QuarkXPress via ID2Q, Publish

Title: InDesign to iOS App: Convert InDesign to QuarkXPress via ID2Q, Publish
Published on: January 18, 2018
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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