Take control of your creations with IDMarkz®, the first of our next generation of conversion and preview applications. You likely have years of work locked away in InDesign files. This amazing piece of magic gives you both the ability to preview those files and the power to move those documents to your preferred editing application.
IDMarkz enables users to convert Adobe InDesign 2021 through CS4 to many other file formats!
IDMarkz enables you to export InDesign files to numerous non-proprietary file types, including IDML, PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPEG, and GIF. Open .INDD and .INDT (InDesign Template) files in an earlier version of InDesign or in another application!
Export an InDesign file to high-quality PDF, via IDMarkz, without Adobe InDesign. Add annotations, markups, and comments, in Acrobat, and import the editing marks back into InDesign.
IDMarkz is designed to make complex tasks quick and easy. Preview your document, then, with a single click, open the file in QuarkXPress*, Affinity Publisher, an older version of InDesign, other pre-defined applications, or define your own.
View document previews from any Finder window, with the push of the spacebar. This is a quick and easy method, to find the specific file you are looking for, if you do not remember exactly what you named it.
Optionally, turn on thumbnail previews, from the IDMarkz preferences, and view thumbnail previews, in any Finder window. This option will replace the default InDesign file icon with a preview of the first page of the document.
You can get a download that lets you use the IDMarkz preview feature, for free! This freebie is a great tool for viewing InDesign documents, at no cost.
The exporting features can be enabled at any time with the purchase of a license.Download IDMarkz Freebie
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While working on the manual for the Job Contender we found out we could no longer open some older important InDesign files. Because of a very tight budget, we moved away from Adobe software to more affordable Apps. A graphic designer pointed us in the right direction. His recommendation was Markzware, a leading software publisher.
Markzware’s program IDMarkz saved us because we were able to open all our InDesign documents, convert them to PDF, and make the deadline. The process is very easy. Just drag & drop your document and you are ready to edit in InDesign CS6.
Extremely easy to use! I tested it by translating complex InDesign files into Affinity Publisher, which included a form with lots of rules and tabbed text columns, our business stationery and brochures, and a book of almost 100 pages! Everything was translated spot on perfect and were as fully editable as the original files, although in some cases fonts were substituted with very close equivalents, and Zapf Dingbats needed tweaking. In one case, a tiff of a signature was slightly out of position but was easily nudged back into place. The alternative to this software would have been for me to open and then export thousands of InDesign files in a different format, which would have taken me MONTHS! Using this translation software is a HUGE time saver!
I used Markzware Flightcheck for many years. Purchased both IDMarkz and QXPMarkz as a safety net. I am a one-man design shop in a rather busy company, and we have IND files going back 15 years. Like so many people fed-up with Adobe we stuck with CS6 for years, until Adobe blocked our seriel number from re-installing. Went with both Quark and Affinity Designer. Now, the new boss said we should subscribe to Creative Cloud so we dont fall too far behind. This left me with documents in virtually every format!!
So far Markzware has made it easy to convert back and forth, with very little reflow/rebuild issues. WAY BETTER than rebuilding every file from scratch. No matter which format the boss wants, or the printer needs, I can accomodate with minimal disruption.
When I retired I could no longer afford Adobe, and after years of using old copies it ran out when my Apple OS sudenly would no longer allow me to even open an Adobe product, except the basic Acrobat reader. So what do you do. I found the AFFINITY suite and found just as good for me, though the learning curve was not really smooth. But the how do I open the old Adobe stuff. Again I lucked out in finding IDMarkz. Though I have just got it, I consider it wonderful, especially for opening old Adobe files I thought I would never get to see again.
Saved us from a full day of work being lost and a Saturday being down the drain. So grateful this exists -- we were out of options here!
I got IDMarkz, as my next MacBookPro update will no longer support my old CS6 InDesign, which I've depended upon to open my old CS6 InDesign files to save them as .idml files and then open in Affinity Publisher; this now works directly through IDMarkz without InDesign CS6, which is absolutely brilliant. I have a lot of old client files I need to have access to, when they come for updates.
I’ve encountered some odd mistakes, such as guideline grids not starting at the same positions or partially transparent background areas showing up as 100% opacity rather than the percentage they were set in InDesign. Not sure if this is an IDMarkz or an .idml file challenge, but the transfer is very good, if sadly not perfect. My challenge will be, that I will not have the original InDesign file available much longer as reference and a PDF will not give me opacity percentages for example, so some transfers will have to be checked very carefully.
Worth every penny. I had tons of files in InDesign format but refused to upgrade to their subscription model. Affinity Publisher is a great replacement and IDMarkz allowed me to move without losing a single file.
The perfect way to access my InDesign files with Publisher. Thank you Markzware!
So excited to have my InDesign CS6 files converted to IDML and Publisher. IDMarkz has saved me so much money, time, and energy. Thank you so much for making this product that works perfectly.
Thanks to IDMarkz I finally was able to be freed from the Adobe subscription plan! After having multiple issues trying to open InDesign files between subscription versions and CS6 and ultimately having CS6 lose functionality with Catalina, I now can convert as necessary, and eventually move all of my InDesign files to Affinity Publisher with ease.
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• Mac Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini
*QuarkXPress 2017 or newer is required to open the exported IDML file. [Quark Press Release]