How to Batch Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML & View InDesign Versions

How to Batch Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML & View InDesign Versions

Learn how to batch convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML & view Adobe InDesign versions on Mac, via Markzware MarkzTools2 app:

There is an InDesign file conversion software that can generate IDML (InDesign Markup Language) documents, using a simple drag-and-drop method. It is a stand-alone application by Markzware for the macOS platform.

Markzware is a highly-regarded, US-based developer and provider of quality software solutions for the print, publishing and graphic arts industries. MarkzTools2 is one of Markzware’s conversion tools and it can convert a newer INDD file (such as InDesign CC 2017) to IDML, which can be read by InDesign CS4 or a higher version InDesign app.

MarkzTools2 enables the document conversion process to speed up, for faster data exchange to the IDML format. Learn more about Markzware’s app, which is demonstrated in this video:

How to Batch Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML & View InDesign Versions

The above video shows a demonstration of how an application in the MarkzTools2 Mac Bundle from Markzware can help you to view InDesign CC 2017 files. MarkzTools2 also displays the InDesign version of the file you are viewing.

MarkzTools2 Options Window to
Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML:

MarkzTools2 Options Window to Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML

“Create IDML in” Option in MarkzTools2 App to
Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML:

Create IDML Option in MarkzTools2 App to Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML

To convert an InDesign file to IDML, using MarkzTools2, either:
• drag the document icon to the main window in MarkzTools2, or
• find and choose a document, via the File -> Convert menu. Upon completion of the file conversion, the IDML file will be added to the File -> Recent menu.

Drag and Drop a File on MarkzTools2 to
Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML:

Drag and Drop a File on MarkzTools2 to Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML

MarkzTools2 is a standalone application that converts InDesign documents into IDML files without the need for InDesign.
 Like the original MarkzTools, MarkzTools2 can be used to open and modify documents created in a newer version of InDesign, including CC, CC 2014 and CC 2015 in older versions of InDesign. This is done by converting the newer document into an IDML file readable by InDesign CS4 and newer.
– CoDesCo IT Consulting GmbH, MarkzTools2 reviewer
Source: http://www.codesco.com/en/markztools2.html

MarkzTools2 gives you options to use for customizing conversion and batch conversion from InDesign to IDML. You can move its options to a different location in its main window, as you wish.

Tracking the Progress, When You Convert
InDesign CC 2017 to IDML via MarkzTools2:

Tracking the Progress, When You Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML via MarkzTools2

The MarkzTools Bundle can benefit your InDesign workflow:
• is a single, quick solution for InDesign to IDML file conversion.
• can tell you the name of the original InDesign document.
• allows you to keep, replace or rename the original IDML, as well as the new IDML generated by MarkzTools2.

Converted File Appears in the Files List, After You
Batch Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML, with MarkzTools2:

Converted File in Files List After You Batch Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML, with MarkzTools2

The MarkzTools Bundle offers many helpful features:
• can batch convert multiple InDesign files
• displays the version of the InDesign file you are viewing
• is a standalone app
• creates a backup file of your InDesign document, without requiring the Adobe InDesign program.
• lets you create a hyperlink for text, so when you click the Hyperlink in the palette you’ll jump to a text box in another document.
• includes foreign language translations.
• accepts AppleScript commands, so that you can automate file conversion.
• allows you to choose to play a sound upon successful conversion.
• can import XML content via the Structure or File menu.
• saves the filename of the IDML document.
• can create InDesign image previews, to make it easier to update the gray boxes that InDesign creates as (missing) image placeholders.

IDML offers an easier, more flexible way to build and implement a variety of publishing solutions. Benefits include:
• Completeness — With IDML, objects, attributes, and preferences can be represented with complete roundtrip capability.
• Readability — The IDML format can be read and written by virtually any program or tool capable of reading and writing XML.
• Robustness — With IDML, developers have more visibility into errors and increased flexibility in handling them.
• Backward compatibility — Users will be able to take an IDML file generated for one version and open it in subsequent versions.

Source: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/automation.html

MarkzTools2 will create your new IDML in the same folder that contains the original document, via the “Document Location” option. You can select the location of the new IDML, via the section of MarkzTools2 called “Create IDML in”.

Post-Conversion Options to Set When You Use MarkzTools2 to
Batch Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML on macOS:

Post-Conversion Options to Set When You Use MarkzTools2 to Batch Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML on macOS

With the MarkzTools Mac Bundle Subscription, you can convert the following InDesign versions to IDML:
• CC 2018
• CC 2017
• CC 2015
• CC 2014
• CC
(You can also convert these InDesign versions to CS6, via the MarkzTools for InDesign CS6 plugin in the bundle.)

IDML gives InDesign users an easy, flexible format to create and use a range of publishing solutions. Using IDML, you can fully represent page layout objects, preferences and attributes. IDML is legible to XML readers, allows developers to better catch errors and address them, and can be opened in subsequent InDesign versions.
Source: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/automation.html

Markzware‘s MarkzTools2 can convert InDesign file items, including:
• blends
• linked text boxes
• page positioning
• runarounds
• tables
• text attributes
• colors
• images
• layers

Markzware MarkzTools2 App to Batch Convert InDesign to IDML
MarkzTools2 provides a user-friendly, WYSIWYG interface for easy file conversion. This allows rapid production of IDML documents that can be used for printing or publishing.

Get the MarkzTools Bundle:
The MarkzTools 12 Month Bundle Subscription includes MarkzTools2 and the original MarkzTools for InDesign plugins. This subscription includes updates for future releases of InDesign through the life of the subscription. With a single, low-cost subscription, you get access to:
• MarkzTools2
• MarkzTools for InDesign CS6 Mac
• MarkzTools for InDesign CS5.5 Mac
• MarkzTools for InDesign CS5 Mac

To buy this bundle, please visit the MarkzTools2 page. Additional Markzware products are available via the Products page.

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How to Batch Convert InDesign CC 2017 to IDML & View InDesign Versions

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