PDFMarkz for macOS (PDF to InDesign)

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PDF To Adobe InDesign
PDF Conversion For Creatives

Get Liberated. Get Content.

PDF to InDesign, PDF to IDML 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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PDF to InDesign: Markzware PDFMarkz

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, and more!

File Conversion Demonstration

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

Purchase options…

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.

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 24 reviews
 by Lidka

Not only your apps saved my butt multiple times but also your support is simply superb. You solve complicated problems with ease and smile and I truly appreciate it. Thank you and great job!

 by Israel
Program is just amazing

All of the MARKZ programs are just amazing there are recovering a lot of damaged files, and the Markzware Support are very good.

 by Ian Sayers
Best Application for Designers!

I am not paid in any way to say this - This must be one of the Best Applications and Plugins available to designers. It has saved me so much time and just works perfectly. Go check out PDFMarkz from Markzware. One of my all-time favorite apps/plugins -- thanks for making my Saturday working in the car, on my laptop, while waiting on my son's rugby practice to finish, so much easier...

 by Jim Roberts
PDF to InDesign

The best thing about the PDF to InDesign plugin is how it makes us, and our clients, look so good!

 by Samantha Richardson
Excellent Support

I helped a client create an editable InDesign from a pdf using this software. The original designer lost their working files. The support team worked closely with me to help restore the original content. I was completely blown away with their customer service. 10/10 would recommend.

 by Xavier Bernis
Fantastic Product

A fantastic product. I can transform PDFs of my clients to InDesign and thus save me many hours of layout.

 by Carl E Eriksson
Worth every penny

I had promised to help import and adjust a friend's manuscript into Indesign from Word. It was a mess. I tried several ways and what in the end helped me the most was Markzware. Not perfect - but worth every penny.

 by Teri Capron

It does a fairly decent job of converting pdf files that can be converted...it sure beats having to rebuild a file!

 by Michael Bere
Simply Indispensable

I mean c'mon man, any PDF? Really, into any layout software?! What?! Okay, I'll try it ... wow ... Woweee!! Easily my go-to whenever I have to do conversions, aside from QXPMarkz. Only the most basic of adjustments are usually required to get the document to the exact original, Kerning and Leading usually are the things to check.

 by Christine Campbell
The Process went from 8 Hours To Seconds with PDFMarkz!

My teammate and I were very skeptical of Markzware at first. No way there is a tool out there that can do this. But boy, what a life saver Markzware was! It helped us streamline our workload by 75%. We had to take a bunch of old PDFs that were very design-heavy and update them with new content and layout. Each packet was 20 to 30 pages and not a single InDesign file. This process was taking more than 8 hours per packet, and we had to do 60 packets. To say we were crying was an understatement. Once we found Markzware it saved not only our time and energy but sanity. The process went from hours to seconds for an InDesign file to be created. It not only streamed lined our work but helped combat project burnout.

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System Requirements

Mac System Requirements


• 13 Ventura
• 12 Monterey
• 11 Big Sur
• 10.15 Catalina
• 10.14 Mojave
• 10.13 High 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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