Markzware Q2ID Quark to InDesign plugin Open QuarkXPress in Adobe INDD
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Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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Q2ID is an affordable InDesign plugin which allows you to convert and open your QuarkXPress documents in Adobe InDesign, without the need for the QuarkXPress application. No more re-creating documents from scratch. The Q2ID InDesign plugin gives you a big head-start on QuarkXPress to InDesign file conversion.

Now with Adobe InDesign CC 2020 Support!

Do you need to download the update? Find your download here!

QuarkXPress to InDesign Conversions

Our QuarkXPress to InDesign plugin, Q2ID, converts virtually all items, including:

• anchored boxes
• blends
• color models
• fonts
• images
• layers
• linked text boxes
• page positioning
• pantone colors
• runarounds
• styles
• tables
• text attributes
• much more…
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Supports InDesign CC 2020

through InDesign CS6

The Q2ID Subscription comes with Plug-Ins for InDesign CC 2020, InDesign CC 2019, InDesign CC 2018, InDesign CC 2017, InDesign CC 2015, InDesign CC 2014, InDesign CC, and InDesign CS6 on macOS and Windows.

Supports QuarkXPress 2019

through QuarkXPress 4

Q2ID converts QuarkXPress 4 through QuarkXPress 2019 documents into an editable InDesign document, without having the QuarkXPress application. That gives you the ability to convert over 20 years worth of QuarkXPress files to Adobe InDesign.

*The plug-ins for InDesign CS5 and CS5.5 were discontinued on May 16, 2018. These CS5 and CS5.5 plug-ins will NOT receive support for QuarkXPress beyond 2018, but will continue to be downloadable in their current state.

One-Click Conversions

How to Convert QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign

  1. Q2ID Conversion MenuTo Open a QuarkXPress file in InDesign using Q2ID, choose the “Convert QuarkXPress…” menu item from the “Markzware” menu in Adobe InDesign.
  2. Q2ID Open DialogNavigate to and choose the QuarkXPress document that you would like to open in Adobe InDesign and then click the “Open” button.
  3. Q2ID Progress ViewYou will see the processing dialog window while your QuarkXPress document is being converted into a new InDesign document.
The QuarkXPress document has now been converted and is ready to be used.

Purchasing Options

More Options (Seat Count, and Quantity)

Seat Count

Seat Count is the number of systems a single License can be installed on. You may wish to purchase a 5 seat count, quantity 1, to install on 5 machines using a single License.

Quantity

Quantity is the number of individual Licenses to purchase. You may wish to purchase 5 individual Licenses each to be installed on 1 system.

Some people might ask

What Is Converted

Q2ID offers a one-click, complete conversion from QuarkXPress layouts to InDesign. Here are some of the main elements that are converted.

Page Positioning

The conversion process will maintain each element’s page position and z-index (depth order).

Layers

Layers created in QuarkXPress will be recreated in InDesign.

Linked Text Boxes

Linked text boxes will be recreated in the new document. Differences between the QuarkXPress and InDesign text layout engines will likely cause the text to split between the linked boxes differently.

Runarounds

Although there are differences in the runaround settings between QuarkXPress and InDesign, you will find that the automatic conversion process is highly accurate.

Style Sheets

Both Paragraph and Character Style Sheets are maintained through the conversion process. Years of our team perfecting the conversion process ensures that all style data is copied over.

Images

Placed image data is retained. If images are missing they can easily be replaced.

Don't Take Our Word for It

Ideal Printers

“We have had this Q2ID plugin since it first came out and it’s a must-have in our department. We use it almost every day. Over the years, the conversion process has become increasingly more accurate. It’s far better than having to rebuild a file from scratch! Tech support is WONDERFUL also! Thank you!”

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“I have converted over 50 projects — as small at a letterhead and as large as a 64 page 4/c color magazine — it worked great!!! In the end, it saved me weeks worth of time. Buy it, use it, love it… you will not regret it.”

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Wendy10spacedesign

“LIFE SAVER…I updated all my software last year when I bought a new computer. I didn’t want to update Quark as I was fazing it out and only working in ID for layout. Markzware Q2ID saved me so much time in not having to redesign files and saved me money in not having to update QXP. Thank you so much for this amazing product! I rate it a million stars…”

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FasterKitty

“I’m on my second year of using Q2ID, and it’s been a lifesaver. The first publication I converted more than paid for the year’s fee. Thank you for inventing something that actually works and is easy to use.”

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 123 reviews
by Art Goldfarb on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Even better than expected!

Surprise, surprises; something that really lives up to the reviews I read before purchasing. Actually even better because even very old quark files come up in ID without using the "get old version program" from quark. Yes, there is some fix-up to do, but nothing unexpected.

by Ruben on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Quark conversion

Very impressive, recommended 100%, yes! it works

by Maria Zampelas on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Thumbs up

Quick and easy to use. Q2ID has solved a big problem for me! The conversion of Quark XPress files to InDesign.👍🏼

by Jim Innes on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Great

Excellent, convert very quickly and more stuff than I was hoping for. Great support from David, thanks again.

by Pam K. on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Just what I needed

We've been working primarily in InDesign for years, but still have a bunch of old Quark documents, and this is helping us to finally make the transition, rather than buy an expensive update of QuarkXpress. I'll take $200 rather than $800 to update Quark on two computers for the rare occasion on which we might need it!

by Charles Clough on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
It Works!

Q2ID works well—thank you!

by Sabrina Pedron on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Works great!

This plugin does exactly what we were looking for and more!

by Warren Gross on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
BU Marketing Manager

Bing, Bang, Boom. Done!

by Daniel Fickett on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Unshackled

I feel liberated now that I can submit .indd production files to printing and media companies. I'm most comfortable working in Quark Express, and now I feel less like a dinosaur in the Adobe-heavy environments in which I work. Thanks for restoring some gloss to my professionalism.

by Jose Rivera on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Q2ID

Awesome plugin! Better than the quark itself.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What versions of QuarkXPress documents can be converted?

Q2ID can convert QuarkXPress 4 though QuarkXPress 2018 documents. That is support for files dating back to 1997, 20 years ago.

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by Art Goldfarb on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Even better than expected!

Surprise, surprises; something that really lives up to the reviews I read before purchasing. Actually even better because even very old quark files come up in ID without using the "get old version program" from quark. Yes, there is some fix-up to do, but nothing unexpected.

by Ruben on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Quark conversion

Very impressive, recommended 100%, yes! it works

by Maria Zampelas on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Thumbs up

Quick and easy to use. Q2ID has solved a big problem for me! The conversion of Quark XPress files to InDesign.👍🏼

by Jim Innes on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Great

Excellent, convert very quickly and more stuff than I was hoping for. Great support from David, thanks again.

by Pam K. on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Just what I needed

We've been working primarily in InDesign for years, but still have a bunch of old Quark documents, and this is helping us to finally make the transition, rather than buy an expensive update of QuarkXpress. I'll take $200 rather than $800 to update Quark on two computers for the rare occasion on which we might need it!

by Charles Clough on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
It Works!

Q2ID works well—thank you!

by Sabrina Pedron on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Works great!

This plugin does exactly what we were looking for and more!

by Warren Gross on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
BU Marketing Manager

Bing, Bang, Boom. Done!

by Daniel Fickett on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Unshackled

I feel liberated now that I can submit .indd production files to printing and media companies. I'm most comfortable working in Quark Express, and now I feel less like a dinosaur in the Adobe-heavy environments in which I work. Thanks for restoring some gloss to my professionalism.

by Jose Rivera on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Q2ID

Awesome plugin! Better than the quark itself.

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Do I need to have QuarkXPress installed to use Q2ID?

Q2ID is an InDesign plugin. You do NOT need to have access to QuarkXPress. You will need to have Adobe InDesign installed though.

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by Art Goldfarb on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Even better than expected!

Surprise, surprises; something that really lives up to the reviews I read before purchasing. Actually even better because even very old quark files come up in ID without using the "get old version program" from quark. Yes, there is some fix-up to do, but nothing unexpected.

by Ruben on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Quark conversion

Very impressive, recommended 100%, yes! it works

by Maria Zampelas on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Thumbs up

Quick and easy to use. Q2ID has solved a big problem for me! The conversion of Quark XPress files to InDesign.👍🏼

by Jim Innes on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Great

Excellent, convert very quickly and more stuff than I was hoping for. Great support from David, thanks again.

by Pam K. on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Just what I needed

We've been working primarily in InDesign for years, but still have a bunch of old Quark documents, and this is helping us to finally make the transition, rather than buy an expensive update of QuarkXpress. I'll take $200 rather than $800 to update Quark on two computers for the rare occasion on which we might need it!

by Charles Clough on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
It Works!

Q2ID works well—thank you!

by Sabrina Pedron on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Works great!

This plugin does exactly what we were looking for and more!

by Warren Gross on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
BU Marketing Manager

Bing, Bang, Boom. Done!

by Daniel Fickett on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Unshackled

I feel liberated now that I can submit .indd production files to printing and media companies. I'm most comfortable working in Quark Express, and now I feel less like a dinosaur in the Adobe-heavy environments in which I work. Thanks for restoring some gloss to my professionalism.

by Jose Rivera on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Q2ID

Awesome plugin! Better than the quark itself.

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System Requirements

  • macOS 10.6.8 or higher
  • A valid license for Adobe InDesign
  • Internet connection to Activate and Register
  • Adobe recommended hardware requirements to run your version of InDesign
  • Windows 7 with SP1 or higher
  • A valid license for Adobe InDesign
  • Internet connection to Activate and Register
  • Adobe recommended hardware requirements to run your version of InDesign
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