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ID2Q (InDesign to Quark)

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ID2Q provides a quick, easy and affordable method for you to convert your files from Adobe InDesign to QuarkXPress. Once in QuarkXPress, users are then in a flexible and familiar environment, allowing for document editing.
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InDesign to Quark Conversions

Markzware's InDesign to QuarkXPress plugin, ID2Q, converts items, including:

• anchored boxes
• blends
• color models
• fonts
• images
• layers
• linked text boxes
• page positioning
• pantone colors
• runarounds
• styles
• tables
• text attributes
• much more…

The example above shows an original InDesign document on the left and the converted Quark document on the right.

Supports QuarkXPress 2017

through QuarkXPress 9

ID2Q comes with XTensions for QuarkXPress 2017, QuarkXPress 2016, QuarkXPress 2015, QuarkXPress 10, and QuarkXPress 9 on macOS.

Supports InDesign CC 2018

through InDesign CS

ID2Q supports converting InDesign CS through InDesign CC 2018 documents into an editable QuarkXPress document. With the ID2Q Quark XTension, intricate details of the InDesign document are instantly converted.

One-Click Conversions

How to Convert Adobe InDesign to QuarkXPress

  1. To Open an InDesign file in QuarkXPress using ID2Q, choose the "Convert InDesign..." menu item from the "Markzware" menu in QuarkXPress.
  2. Navigate to and choose the Adobe InDesign document that you would like to open in QuarkXPress and then click the "Open" button.
  3. You will see the processing dialog window while your InDesign document is being converted into a new QuarkXPress document.
The InDesign document has now been converted and is ready to be used.

Purchasing Options

More Options (Seat Count, Quantity, and Upgrades)

Seat Count

Seat Count is the number of systems a single License can be installed on. You may wish to purchase a 5 seat count, quantity 1, to install on 5 machines using a single License.

Quantity

Quantity is the number of individual Licenses to purchase. You may wish to purchase 5 individual Licenses each to be installed on 1 system.

Upgrade

You may qualify for upgrade pricing if you have a previous License Code for ID2Q. You’ll see the upgrade discount after you click the “ADD TO CART” button.

Some people might ask

What Is Converted?

Page Positioning

The conversion process will maintain each element's page position and z-index (depth order).

Layers

Layers created in InDesign will be recreated in QuarkXPress.

Linked Text Boxes

Linked text boxes will be recreated in the new document. Differences between the InDesign and QuarkXPress text layout engines will likely cause the text to split between the linked boxes differently.

Runarounds

Although there are differences in the runaround settings between InDesign and QuarkXPress, you will find that the automatic conversion process is highly accurate.

Style Sheets

Both Paragraph and Character Style Sheets are maintained through the conversion process. Years of our team perfecting the conversion process ensures that all style data is copied over.

Images

Images, both Linked and Embedded, are recreated as originally designed in the converted document.

Don't Take Our Word for It

“ID2Q makes the task of building the design in Quark much easier saving us many hours of reconstructing and comparing our finished layout to what was supplied in InDesign.”

“ID2Q is the finest program of its type available for those who work in both QuarkXPress and InDesign platforms. Fast, precise, trustworthy, easy to use… qualities every designer values. And the price is helpful to any budget.”

“I used ID2Q to take a 200-page book from InDesign to QuarkXPress. It saved me, not hours, but days worth of time. It worked extremely well and it was worth every penny!”

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Average Rating:  
  9 customer reviews
by Marty on ID2Q
V.P. Publishing Technology

We are a Quark Publishing Systems environment, so although we use InDesign, our core production environment is QuarkXpress. The designs we receive to be published in 100+ versions in 60 different languages are setup in our enterprise publishing system. ID2Q makes the task of building the design in Quark much easier saving us many hours of reconstructing and comparing our finished layout to what was supplied in Indesign. We also use Q2ID when a client request one of our layouts from our publishing system.

by Glen on ID2Q
Essential time saver

It's indescribable just how much time this plug-in and Q2ID save you time, These two plug-ins and PDF2DTP are plug-ins that I consider essential to any busy studio! The Conversions are quick and smooth and offer a way of getting a conversion revise out of the door quickly and without a fuss! #Essential_kit

by Stef on ID2Q
very sufficient tool

the ID2Q is a very very sufficient tool. Works pretty flawless.. thank you.

by Michael Chan on ID2Q
converted files are almost perfect

Knowing that much of the design industry has made the switch over to Adobe InDesign, we needed something to help us be more compatible in our QuarkXPress proficient studio. ID2Q saved us tons of time in having to recreate documents from scratch. The converted files are almost perfect, requiring only minor fixes. ID2Q is magical.

by Patrick Fultz on ID2Q
many of us who still feel Quark is a far superior layout program

With so many people buying into the InDesign/CS bandwagon, it’s great that Markzware has a tool to convert InDesign to Quark — there’s many of us who still feel Quark is a far superior layout program… Thanks, Markzware!

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FAQ
Documentation
Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Is there a Windows version of ID2Q?

At this time the ID2Q plugin is macOS only. We do offer a DTP Conversion Service, which can convert your files for you.

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Average Rating:  

  9 customer reviews

by Marty on ID2Q
V.P. Publishing Technology

We are a Quark Publishing Systems environment, so although we use InDesign, our core production environment is QuarkXpress. The designs we receive to be published in 100+ versions in 60 different languages are setup in our enterprise publishing system. ID2Q makes the task of building the design in Quark much easier saving us many hours of reconstructing and comparing our finished layout to what was supplied in Indesign. We also use Q2ID when a client request one of our layouts from our publishing system.

by Glen on ID2Q
Essential time saver

It's indescribable just how much time this plug-in and Q2ID save you time, These two plug-ins and PDF2DTP are plug-ins that I consider essential to any busy studio! The Conversions are quick and smooth and offer a way of getting a conversion revise out of the door quickly and without a fuss! #Essential_kit

by Stef on ID2Q
very sufficient tool

the ID2Q is a very very sufficient tool. Works pretty flawless.. thank you.

by Michael Chan on ID2Q
converted files are almost perfect

Knowing that much of the design industry has made the switch over to Adobe InDesign, we needed something to help us be more compatible in our QuarkXPress proficient studio. ID2Q saved us tons of time in having to recreate documents from scratch. The converted files are almost perfect, requiring only minor fixes. ID2Q is magical.

by Patrick Fultz on ID2Q
many of us who still feel Quark is a far superior layout program

With so many people buying into the InDesign/CS bandwagon, it’s great that Markzware has a tool to convert InDesign to Quark — there’s many of us who still feel Quark is a far superior layout program… Thanks, Markzware!

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Documentation

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Manuals

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Notes

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Videos

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System Requirements

  • macOS 10.6.8 or higher
  • A valid license for QuarkXPress
  • Internet connection to Activate and Register
  • Quark recommended hardware requirements to run your version of QuarkXPress
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