Our QuarkXPress to InDesign plugin, Q2ID, converts virtually all items, including:
*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.
✓ Always have support for the latest file versions
✓ Predictable annual costs
✓ macOS and Windows supported
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 is the number of individual Licenses to purchase. You may wish to purchase 5 individual Licenses each to be installed on 1 system.
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.
“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!”
“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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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!
Q2ID works well—thank you!
This plugin does exactly what we were looking for and more!
Bing, Bang, Boom. Done!
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.
Awesome plugin! Better than the quark itself.
I design and revise previously-printed books for several small publishers. I got my foot in the door with all of them because I emphasized my long-time experience with Quark, starting with V2 in the late '80s, and that I had a current copy. Pretty much any publisher that has been around for more than 15 years probably has a backlist of previously printed books done in Quark. The newer versions of Quark have finally solved the initial PDF creation problems, especially with transparency, so up until now I've just been doing the revisions and copyright page updates in Quark and outputting print-ready PDFs. That's all most printers want these days anyways.
I had a copy of Markzware's Quark troubleshooting tool back in the 1990s. It was a life-saver. When a new client recently asked if I could convert their old Quark files to InDesign, I looked up Markzware to see if they were still in business and found the Quark—>Indy converter. I dragged my feet at the $200/year price tag for a few months, but finally got over myself and signed-up. This converter is the best thing since sliced bread! It works quickly and seamlessly. I've converted a number of books now and feel perfectly justified in paying for the yearly license. One client has a huge backlist in Quark and they want me to convert them all. That should keep me busy for the next year or so...
I’ve enjoyed using Q2ID – it has saved a bunch of time for me with some tricky conversions of older Quark projects. And when a client calls with a need to access or modify a layout done some time back in Quark, I know I can meet their wishes without missing a step.
I believe I fall into the category of tried and true designers who hate to give up quark for Indesign.... and as such Markzware has been a Godsend to allow me to work as efficiently and creatively as I am used. And then convert to indesign for final production if a third party needs it! Some of my colleagues think I am crazy to continue to use Quark but I became the designer I am because and grew up on it so I don't want to live without it... Plus my clients love the speed and efficiency that I work... so Markzware and Quark are a critical set of tools for me! Worth every penny!
"It’s always at the most inconvenient time when clients throw a wrench into our schedules. I had finished an annual report and was heading into the next deadline when I received a call that the client needed the native files in InDesign vs Quark. While I have InDesign, I prefer to work in Quark and wasn’t about to recreate the behemoth. I don’t recall how I found Q2ID, but was absolutely thrilled at how my conundrum was solved with the click of a button! The tool is amazingly useful for us and solves the needs of our clients who want to take the master creative and repurpose it in-house."