Markzware: PDFMarkz, preview, convert and export PDF files

Convert PDFs to Adobe InDesign and More!

Take control of your creations with PDFMarkz®, our next generation PDF conversion and preview application. You likely have years of work locked away in PDF 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.

PDFMarkz enables users to convert PDFs to many other file formats! PDF to InDesign, PDF to QuarkXPress, PDF to Affinity Publisher, …

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Open Editable PDF Files in

Open Adobe InDesign files in Older versions of Adobe InDesign. PDF to InDesign.
Adobe InDesign
Open Adobe InDesign files in QuarkXPress. PDF to QuarkXPress.
Open Adobe InDesign files in Affinity Publisher. PDF to Publisher.
Affinity Publisher
Open Adobe InDesign files in many other applications
Many Others

Replacement for PDF2DTP

Learn more about the discontinuation of PDF2DTP.

Export PDF files as

Export Adobe InDesign files as IDML
Export Adobe InDesign files as TIFF
Export Adobe InDesign files as PNG images
Export Adobe InDesign files as JPEG images
Export Adobe InDesign files as GIF images

PDFMarkz enables you to export PDF files to numerous file types, including IDML, TIFF, PNG, JPEG, and GIF. Open PDF files in InDesign, QuarkXPress, Affinity Publisher, or in another application!

Purchasing Options

$299/ pay once

Perpetual (macOS)

  • Check Preview PDF files
  • Check Export as IDML, PDF, and more
  • Check Open in ID, QXP, Publisher, and more

Freebie (macOS)

  • Check Preview PDF files
  • None No exporting
  • None No Open in …

Simplify your workflow

PDFMarkz is designed to make complex tasks quick and easy. Preview your document, then, with a single click, open the file in Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Affinity Publisher, other pre-defined applications, or define your own. PDF to InDesign, PDF to QuarkXPress, PDF to Affinity Publisher, …

Freebie download

You can get a download that lets you use the PDFMarkz preview feature, for free! This freebie is a great tool for viewing PDF documents, at no cost.

The exporting features can be enabled at any time with the purchase of a license.

Purchase options…


Find out about our demo options of the full PDFMarkz and to learn more about how it works.

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Average rating:  
 8 reviews
 by Marian
So long, Adobe

You have overcharged me for the last time, Adobe. So long forever. Using the flawless, affordable IDMarkz I can convert my InDesign files to many other formats, most importantly to Affinity Publisher which is my replacement for InDesign. Free at last! Thank you, Markz programmers!

 by Elias

It does exactly what it is supposed to and even works with InDesign 16.3. Thank you 🙂

 by KangSoo Park
Nice Tools for Designers

Under broken files / indesign, idml, etc
It is nice tools for happy

 by Gil Halevi

OK, PDFMARKZ is a good tool! and I do Recommend it - Life saver

Some stuff needs to be added:
The ability to choose how text boxes processed
The ability to save AI files instead of drawing them in InDesign
More Precise Styling
and support for RTL Languages

Looking forward to the Next Update!

Also, the ability to give you a page by page RTF or Text File

 by Amybeth Menendez
Necessary part of my day to day workflow

I absolutely recommend this software. (PDF to InDesign) A tool that no designer or prepress person should be without ! A necessary part of my day to day workflow.

 by Paulette Lue
Saves TONS of Time and Created a New Income Stream

A client wanted me to convert 24 existing brochures into interactive documents. I do this from InDesign but they sent me all Illustrator files. Scream!! I saved the .ai files to .pdf and then converted them to InDesign with Markzware. Saved tons of time AND created a new income stream!

 by Ashley Grisham
Saved Me Hours!

I purchased this product specifically because I had a 60-page pdf booklet with tons of graphics that needed major edits. I have used other Markzware products in the past, so I had confidence this would work, and it did!!! I was able to convert the 60 pages from pdf to InDesign and make changes to EVERY page in only 4 hours. Even the linked graphics were set up correctly, and there were multiple graphics on each page! If I had tried to make those same changes using only Adobe Acrobat, I would have been much more limited (and frustrated) in what I could change, and it would have take much longer. Markzware, you are a life saver!!!

 by Amybeth Mendendez
It Literally Saved Us An Un-Imaginable Amount Of Hours!

I can rely on the softwares' performance and accuracy when it comes to converting a PFDF to application files. We recently had a 250 page art book, (over 1G in size!) with over 200 (huge) images that was created by a freelance designer in CANVA. Working for a publisher, we had to make edits for the author, and get the (did I mention PDF with no bleed) print ready! This software was a "file-saver!!!" It literally saved us an un-imaginable amount of hours! Not only were we able to seamlessly convert, edit, and prep the pdf, but we can archive application files for future publications! Thank you Markzware!

System Requirements

Mac system requirements


• 12 Monterey
• 11 Big Sur
• 10.15 Catalina
• 10.14 Mojave
• 10.13 High Sierra
• 10.12 Sierra


• Mac Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini
• 4 GB of RAM
• 1024 x 768 display or better
• Internet connection to activate and register

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