The example above shows an original InDesign document on the left and the converted Quark document on the right.
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.
“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.”
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This program saved me a ton of time and money after my computer updated itself and my Indesign files would no longer open anymore. My Quark worked so I am using this to transfer my Indesign files as needed. YAY
The file I translated was a large file and don't know if that was the problem. There were hundreds of names on a gray background which translated just fine except there were multiple text boxes which were difficult to delete to edit the text. And there was also a white background around the text. Other than that it was flawless.
I was glad to find out this plug-in but there are a couple issues I have with it. I was hoping to open every ID file and just click save a couple hundred times to move every thing across quickly but it doesn't work quite that easy. The Mac's file tags will not come across with conversion so this now turns into a big process to have to hunt down each ID file and match it's tags over to the new converted Quark file. It would be perfectly fine to do this once but hundreds of times!!? No, I don't have time for that and there is no way to automate this. At the moment I am just doing one conversion at a time when I need it.
The few conversions I have done seem to come across pretty well but I had one document where the layout wasn't aligned to the page. I might have done something wrong though. I will pay close attention to future conversions to see if it is something I am doing or if that is an issue with the software. The more I find out I will come back here to post.
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.
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
the ID2Q is a very very sufficient tool. Works pretty flawless.. thank you.
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.
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!
Our workflow is the Quark QPS system and it is not financially feasible to re-engineer and change our workflow. Most of our customer's design in InDesign show when we set up new programs we need to recreate their design in Xpress. ID2Q has saved us countless hours and has helped make the conversion more accurate.
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.