How to Start Up and Run Markzware’s MarkzTools2 INDD to IDML Converter

How to start up and run Markzware’s MarkzTools2, the stand-alone INDD to IDML converter:

If you just installed MarkzTools2, conversion software to convert InDesign to IDML, you’ll want to know how to run it. This article includes a video, images and steps that help show you how to first launch MarkzTools2, after initial installation.

Markzware’s conversion tools help Adobe InDesign and other users to streamline and optimize file conversion. Markzware’s MarkzTools2 application allows you to create an IDML from an InDesign file (INDD document) via drag and drop, without having to run the InDesign program.

It is easy to run MarkzTools2 for InDesign to IDML data conversion on your Mac system. Watch how, in this video demonstration:

How to Start Up and Run Markzware’s MarkzTools2 INDD to IDML Converter

Launching MarkzTools2 is simple. The above video shows you how to use this application by Markzware to convert Adobe InDesign files to InDesign Markup Language files.

Error Upon First Starting Up MarkzTools2
If you double-click on the MarkzTools2 application icon, an error message will appear, due to Default Security settings for the Macintosh platform.
Error when Starting Up Markzware's MarkzTools2

Launching and Running MarkzTools2 for the First Time
To launch MarkzTools2:
1. Highlight the MarkzTools2 Application icon.
2. Right-Click (or Control-Click) on the MarkzTools2 icon.
3. Select Open from the pop-up menu.
First Time Running Markzware's MarkzTools2

Another Error Message: “MarkzTools2 is from an unidentified developer…”
You will be asked again if you want to open MarkzTools2. Click on the Open button to open and run MarkzTools2. is from an unidentified developer

MarkzTools2 Main Window
When MarkzTools2 starts up, its main window will appear.
Markzware's MarkzTools2 Main Window

Some Benefits of MarkzTools2:
• is an easy way to convert InDesign to IDML, independent of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, and to create a backup file for security.
• can save you time and Cloud subscription costs. No need to wait for a server to return an IDML.
• tells you the original InDesign document name and lets you rename that document. MarkzTools2 also lets you rename the new IDML, which you can open in InDesign.
• can create low-res previews, to replace gray tint boxes as placeholders for missing images.
markztools2-logo-150x150To Convert a Document from INDD to IDML, via MarkzTools2:
• drag the document icon to main window in MarkzTools2, or
• find and select a document, via the File -> Convert menu.
After the document conversion, the IDML file will appear in the File -> Recent menu.

To Buy MarkzTools2:
Markzware‘s low-cost MarkzTools 12 Month Bundle Subscription 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.

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How to Start Up and Run Markzware’s MarkzTools2 INDD to IDML Converter

Title: How to Start Up and Run Markzware’s MarkzTools2 INDD to IDML Converter
Published on: February 17, 2016
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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