Affinity Publisher Users, Open Adobe InDesign Templates in Publisher

Affinity Publisher Users,
Open Adobe InDesign Templates
in Publisher

Affinity Publisher users can use file conversion features, in Markzware’s IDMarkz app, to be able to use Adobe InDesign templates, as a basis for page layout creation in Affinity Publisher! Learn more, from this article, videos, and list of template websites:

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Adobe InDesign Templates

Adobe InDesign allows users to create template files, to provide a graphic design document example, which can be used, in turn, to create many more documents, based on the original layout. A template can save these users (and other layout application users) an enormous amount of time, when creating a print, publishing, or graphic arts project.

InDesign users have had years to create templates and many of these templates have been published on the web. With IDMarkz, Affinity Publisher users can take any InDesign template file and open it up in Publisher, giving them access to over a decade’s worth of template files.

Affinity Publisher Users Can Access InDesign Templates

Affinity Publisher is relatively new layout application and there are .afpub templates being created. However, there are, plainly, more InDesign templates available, than there are Publisher templates. Affinity Publisher users could use the IDMarkz app from Markzware, to access the thousands of free InDesign templates available on the web.

Markzware develops preview, preflight, and file conversion software for printers, publishers, graphic designers, creative professionals, and the like. Markzware’s IDMarkz is a multi-featured application that processes Adobe InDesign files for use in numerous file formats on the macOS platform.

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Affinity Publisher Feature

Open in Affinity Publisher

Markzware’s IDMarkz app enables you to convert Adobe InDesign documents to Affinity Publisher documents. You can also preview InDesign files and open them in previous InDesign versions, QuarkXPress, Publisher, Acrobat, and Illustrator. IDMarkz also converts InDesign files to PNG, TIFF, EPS, GIF, annotatable PDF, IDML, and JPEG, so you can get .indd file content into a preferred format.

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Open in Affinity Publisher

Markzware’s IDMarkz app lets you preview an InDesign file and export as IDML. You can use the “Open in Affinity Publisher” feature in IDMarkz, which also allows you to automatically open native Adobe InDesign layouts, within Affinity Publisher! Read more about this stand-alone application on the IDMarkz page.

How 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.

Select “Open in” and “Publisher” in
Markzware’s IDMarkz app

IDMarkz Benefits

• quickly processes InDesign files on a Mac
• offers ease-of-use in a versatile, multi-purpose app
• saves money on Creative Cloud subscriptions

Yeah, I think hopefully people who need to do those kind of conversions will find their way to the software, because it’s a must-have, if you sit in a production stream and have files you can’t open, for different reasons. Then, of course, if you can’t open the file, you try to find a conversion tool, and this is one for InDesign files and you have other conversion tools to convert QuarkXPress files, etc.
– Paul Lindström, Technical Editor, Journalist & Consultant, Digital Dots

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You can use document conversion features, to convert Adobe InDesign template files to Affinity Publisher files, today! Buy Markzware’s low-cost IDMarkz Mac Subscription (including updates throughout your 12-month subscription term), available on the IDMarkz page. Additional Markzware products are available via the Products page.

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InDesign Templates Available Online

Following, is a list of websites that provide Adobe InDesign template files. You may want to check out these websites, to see which templates could help you with your next project.

Best InDesign Templates

offers free InDesign templates, with new files added, on a regular basis. Their user-friendly documents could help you to look professional and to save time. Customize designs, to create beautiful flyers, magazines, corporate brochures, product catalogues, data merge target documents, resumes, newsletters, and more. The fully editable, print-ready templates include placeholder text, image placeholders, and free fonts.

Creative Market

offers a wealth of high-quality InDesign templates. In the left column, click on Categories, then Templates, then InDesign. Further down the left column, under “File Type,” select “.INDD”.

CreativePro Network

offers free InDesign templates and, every month, Premium members get a free InDesign template, for creating sophisticated layouts. If you become a CreativePro member, you’ll be able to also access InDesign Magazine issues, resources, discounts, tutorials, tips, newsletters, articles, books, courses, training/consulting, videos, forum discussions, podcasts, and more! You can even get a trial issue of InDesign Magazine, at:

Design Freebies

offers free InDesign templates for creating recipe books, portfolios, resumes, corporate flyer brochures, company profiles, calendars, etc.


presents free and premium InDesign templates with inspirational designs, illustrations, and graphic elements from designers around the world.

Envato Elements

Professional & customizable templates ready to download and use, for magazines, portfolios, CV/resumes, business cards, proposals, and more.


created some ebook designs, for InDesign and other formats. You can use these templates for free, without attribution. You can download these pre-designed templates, to speed up your content creation.


free and premium InDesign templates. Looking for some style? Discover our beautifully designed templates for InDesign. Exceptionally stylish, professionally created templates for Adobe InDesign. Each document is setup with the correct dimensions, swatches and layers to ensure you get great results. Our designers have also carefully chosen complementary font pairings and photos for each design (which are also free to download).


adds one new template every week, including InDesign templates for magazines, brochures, templates, catalogues, UI, graphics, and stationery.


Planning your next project? Here, you can download free InDesign templates for catalogs and price lists.

Stock InDesign

offers free InDesign templates. You can Download: resume templates, magazine templates, free book templates, portfolio templates with our Free InDesign Templates.


StockLayouts offers a huge library of agency-quality graphic design layout templates that you can customize to make your own unique agency-quality designs that get noticed. Download templates instantly in a variety of file formats. Print your finished design or share it with others online.

offers 100,000+ beautifully designed, easily editable, premium templates to get your work done faster & smarter. Why start from scratch, when you can get your work done faster, with their huge collection of instantly-downloadable, professionally-designed, ready-made templates to modify, share, and print? Simply browse, search, save & download.

Affinity Publisher Users, Open Adobe InDesign Templates in Publisher

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