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* CS4 or newer
Open Adobe InDesign files in Affinity Publisher. PDF to Publisher.
Affinity Publisher* v1.8 or newer
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

$359/ pay once

Perpetual (macOS)


Freebie (macOS)

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

What is the difference between Perpetual and Subscription Licenses

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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 13 reviews
 by Jennifer Yeager
Saves Countless Hours of Conversion Work!

The MarkZ conversion programs have saved me countless hours of time rebuilding books in InDesign. We have over 30 books that need to be converted from PDF and/or Quark files to InDesign. I don't know what I would have done without it.

 by David DApice
Always valuable

For many, many years, our shop has relied on Markzware products, and PDFMarkz is no exception. It continues to be our go-to product in a business that is constantly evolving. We see all sorts of formats, files, concepts through the day, and having PDFMarkz on our team lets us collaborate, build and create easily. Easily, one of our most valuable tools!

 by CENTURY 21 Northland
Absolutely Necessary for our Workflow

The problem and the solution --> We needed to get press-ready professional documents to our outside print company. The mailings are merged with lots of variables that the print company handles. We needed to get the documentation to the print company as an Adobe InDesign document but our in-house marketing designer only uses Canva. PDFMarkz to the rescue! It easily converts the Canva PDF to an InDesign document that can be fully edited. The tech team at PDFMarkz immediately jumped in to help when we were in the process of selecting this product and learning how to use it (which is easy). We are fully satisfied with PDFMarkz.

 by Kevin Armstrong

Had a mishap and re-formatted a hard drive that had not been backed up properly and this software is a lifesaver!
Been able to cull useable files from email proofs sent to customers.
PDF to Indesign is not perfect, but it can save your bacon!
Quarkexpress to Indesign is also a very handy tool if you have any legacy Quark files to convert to the Adobe world.


Hi Kevin, we're glad we could help. Did you know that if you have multiple filetypes to convert, like in your case PDF and QuarkXPress, we offer OmniMarkz. OmniMarkz is an all in one conversion tool that handles PDF, QuarkXPress, and InDesign files.

 by Katie
Works great!

As a marketing manager, I deal with several types of documents and I researched several ways to convert them so I could edit them in Adobe or edit them in general. I even contacted Adobe to see what they recommended, they recommended Markzware so I purchased it and it WORKED! It worked great for taking a document I could not edit in our company to making it editable.

 by Paige S.

This did exactly what I thought it would do. Some images didn't get pulled apart but that was no big deal. Very thankful for this because it saved me a lot of time.

 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.

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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

*QuarkXPress 2017 or newer is required to open the exported IDML file. [Quark Press Release]

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