Batch Convert InDesign to IDML without InDesign Installed: MarkzTools2

Batch convert InDesign to IDML, without Adobe InDesign installed, by using the MarkzTools2 application by Markzware:

Do you have an InDesign (INDD) document, but don’t have access to the Adobe InDesign application itself? You might think that you are out of luck, but you aren’t. There is a speedy, stand-alone app that can help you to create IDML files from InDesign Creative Suite and Creative Cloud documents.

Markzware is dedicated to helping creative professionals to increase profits, to improve productivity, and to save time and money. Markzware’s MarkzTools2 application (in the MarkzTools2 Bundle) can convert an InDesign CC or newer InDesign file to an IDML file. The IDML is readable by such application versions as InDesign CS5 and InDesign CS6.

You can convert a newer InDesign version file to IDML, which can be read by a CS4 or higher version InDesign application. Just use MarkzTools2, as demonstrated in this video:

Batch Convert InDesign to IDML without InDesign Installed: MarkzTools2

Markzware’s MarkzTools2 standalone application can convert Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2017 files to IDML. This Mac app can handle the file conversion, even if you don’t have the InDesign layout application installed on the computer in use.

Batch Convert InDesign to IDML without InDesign Installed, using MarkzTools2, either:
• drag the document icon to the main window in MarkzTools2, or
• find and choose a document, via the File -> Convert menu.
(After conversion, the IDML file will be added to the File -> Recent menu.)

“… MarkzTools2 is a reliable partner in the conversion to the IDML format. Also, MarkzTools2 is an aid to damaged InDesign documents. A product worth the price!”
– Josef Tischer, MarkzTools2 user

MarkzTools2 benefits help you to:
save money, by converting InDesign to IDML, independent of Adobe’s Creative Cloud.
save time on waiting to receive an IDML created via the traditional server route.
• open the original InDesign file in IDML and open the new IDML in InDesign.
• share files in the preferred file format.
• have more control over IDML creation.

Using the MarkzTools2 App by Markzware to
Batch Convert InDesign to IDML:

Using the MarkzTools2 App by Markzware to Batch Convert InDesign to IDMLMarkzTools2 Features:
The stand-alone MarkzTools2 app gives you several options to use for customizing batch conversion from InDesign to IDML. You can move MarkzTools2 options to a different location in its main window, as you wish.

You can select the location of the new IDML, via the “Create IDML in” option. MarkzTools2 will create your new IDML in the same folder that contains the original document, via the “Document Location” option. If you want MarkzTools to create the new IDML in the /Users/…/Documents folder, use the “~/Documents” option. To navigate to a folder or to create a new folder for IDML destination, click the “Other” button, which will activate the “Browse” button.

MarkzTools2’s “If IDML Exists” section allows you to replace or not replace an IDML or create a new IDML using a unique filename. The original IDML generated by InDesign will not be replaced and MarkzTools2 will create a new IDML. You can replace and/or rename the original file, if you so choose.

Drag and Drop InDesign Files onto MarkzTools2 for Conversion to IDML:
Drag and Drop Files onto Markware's MarkzTools2 Application to Batch Convert InDesign to IDMLAdobe InDesign creates a gray tint box as an image placeholder, when InDesign opens an IDML that refers to an image which cannot be located. To create low-resolution previews for these missing images, you can select the “Create Previews” option. Since the preview files will be created in the “Links” sub-folder, you’ll be able to locate the placeholders quickly for updating. These previews will be lo-res versions of the original images.

During the file conversion process, MarkzTools2 shows you a conversion progress window. If you like, you can move the Progress window to a different location on the screen. To abandon the conversion process, you can click “Cancel”, at any time.

From the “After Conversion” section in MarkzTools2, you can select additional options to be performed after IDML creation. Open the IDML as a new document within InDesign, by selecting the “Open IDML in InDesign” option. Go to the location of the IDML, by selecting the “Reveal in Finder” option in MarkzTools2.

MarkzTools2 can convert the following InDesign versions to IDML:
• CC 2017
• CC 2015
• CC 2014
• CC
• CS6
• CS5.5
Buy Markzware’s low-cost MarkzTools 12 Month Bundle Subscription, which provides:
• MarkzTools for InDesign CS6 Mac
• MarkzTools for InDesign CS5.5 Mac
• MarkzTools for InDesign CS5 Mac
• MarkzTools and MarkzTools2 updates

For more information, please visit the MarkzTools2 page. Additional Markzware products are available via the Products page.

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Batch Convert InDesign to IDML without InDesign Installed: MarkzTools2

Title: Batch Convert InDesign to IDML without InDesign Installed: MarkzTools2
Published on: September 15, 2017
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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