Affinity Publisher Templates on macOS: Import InDesign Templates into Publisher

Affinity Publisher Templates on macOS:
Import InDesign Templates into Publisher

You can use Affinity Publisher templates on macOS. Import InDesign templates into Publisher by Serif, via Markzware’s IDMarkz app:

Publisher Templates & InDesign Templates

Markzware has noticed, in various Affinity forums, Facebook posts, and other places on the web, that people have been asking about templates for Affinity Publisher. An internet search for Affinity Publisher templates shows that many people are looking for where to find them. Now, you can take any InDesign template and open it right up, in Publisher, by using Markzware’s IDMarkz application.

Just do an online search for InDesign templates, and you can get lots of results for free templates. An example of templates available online are on the InDesign Skills site at:
The above page offers:
“50+ Beautiful Templates for InDesign
We create exceptionally beautiful, creative templates for Adobe InDesign. Our collection of over 50 professionally designed templates are 100% free to download and use commercially!”

Serif's Affinity Publisher Logo Icon: Stylized orange gradient "mountain" on maroon square with rounded corners.

Affinity Publisher

Adobe InDesign CC Logo Icon 2400x2400: Magenta "Id" on maroon square with rounded corners.

Adobe InDesign

Limited Time Affinity Publisher and Adobe InDesign Deals

It could be a good time for Affinity Publisher users to convert Adobe InDesign templates to Affinity Publisher, via IDMarkz, and create some fabulous artwork to put into your Adobe Portfolio and make your designs available for viewing.

Adobe Portfolio is free through May 31, 2020, according to the page at:

The IDMarkz InDesign file processing app is available from Markzware for FREE, through May 31, 2020. For more information, see the page at:

For those who aren’t already using Affinity Publisher, at the moment, Serif is offering a 90-day free trial of all Mac and Win versions of Publisher, plus a 50% discount for those who buy. For details, see the page at:

The following video shows you how to export InDesign content, so that you can import InDesign templates into Publisher, with the IDMarkz app by Markzware:

Video: InDesign to Affinity Publisher

Open in Affinity Publisher

(Click the image above, to watch the video.)
This Markzware video explains how to convert Adobe InDesign files for use in
Serif’s Affinity Publisher desktop publishing application, with the help
of Markzware’s Adobe InDesign document hub, the IDMarkz app.

To Open an InDesign File in Affinity Publisher:

• Drag & drop your files onto the IDMarkz window, in the “Drag and drop files here” section.
• With Affinity Publisher loaded, click on the “Publisher” icon in the top of the IDMarkz window.
• Click the “Open” button in the “PDF Options” window opened by Publisher, which will assign a profile. The editable InDesign file will open in Publisher.

Open In Affinity Publisher

Using the Open In Affinity Publisher feature in IDMarkz, Markzware’s application
to preview and convert Adobe InDesign files to several file formats.

Affinity Publisher now allows users to import IDML files. You do not need a Creative Cloud subscription or the Adobe InDesign application, to open InDesign templates in Affinity Publisher on a Mac, via IDMarkz.

“… you have an Export route to the fairly new software from Affinity Publisher. And I suspect quite a lot of designers are tempted to check out an alternative to InDesign … IDMarkz is a bridge, to convert old legacy documents into other desktop application desktop publishing software. So, quite straight-forward and looked very handy to me.
– Paul Lindström, Technical Editor, Journalist & Consultant, Digital Dots

Benefits of IDMarkz

• fast InDesign file processing
• money-saving, flexible app uses
• simple operation for the macOS platform

Get InDesign file details and a preview of the file, in IDMarkz. Open the file in Publisher, via the IDMarkz “Open in…” feature, and edit the file as desired, in Affinity Publisher!

Features of IDMarkz

• See the file version, creation & modification dates, and the number of:

– pages or spreads
– fonts used
– colors used
– images used
– Stories

• Zoom previews
• Drag a thumbnail out of preview or thumbnail areas, to create an image of the page
• Automate features that support InDesign, Acrobat, and other apps
• Export an InDesign file as an image in PNG, TIFF, JPEG and GIF formats
• Export an InDesign file as an annotatable PDF with editable text

Convert InDesign CS2 through InDesign 2020 to:

• earlier InDesign versions
• QuarkXPress
• Affinity Publisher
• Acrobat
• Illustrator

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Buy App to Export InDesign for Publisher

Markzware’s low-cost IDMarkz Mac Subscription includes updates throughout your 12-month subscription term and is available, via the IDMarkz page. Additional Markzware products are available, via the Products page.

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Affinity Publisher Templates on macOS: Import InDesign Templates into Publisher

Title: Affinity Publisher Templates on macOS: Import InDesign Templates into Publisher
Published on: April 24, 2020
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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