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 2019 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…

Supports InDesign CC 2019

through InDesign CS6

The Q2ID Subscription comes with Plug-Ins for 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 2018

through QuarkXPress 4

Q2ID converts QuarkXPress 4 through QuarkXPress 2018 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. To Open a QuarkXPress file in InDesign using Q2ID, choose the “Convert QuarkXPress…” menu item from the “Markzware” menu in Adobe InDesign.
  2. Navigate to and choose the QuarkXPress document that you would like to open in Adobe InDesign and then click the “Open” button.
  3. You 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

“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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“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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“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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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.

by Jeff Schalles on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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...

by Ric Simenson on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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.

by Peggy Conway on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Essential tool for efficiency and speed!

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!

by Karen Meyer on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
This is a must-have in your creative arsenal

"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."

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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 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.

by Jeff Schalles on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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...

by Ric Simenson on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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.

by Peggy Conway on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Essential tool for efficiency and speed!

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!

by Karen Meyer on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
This is a must-have in your creative arsenal

"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."

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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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Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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 119 reviews

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.

by Jeff Schalles on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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...

by Ric Simenson on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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.

by Peggy Conway on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Essential tool for efficiency and speed!

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!

by Karen Meyer on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
This is a must-have in your creative arsenal

"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."

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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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