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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.
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Now with QuarkXPress 2018 Support!

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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 2018

through InDesign CS5

The Q2ID Subscription comes with Plug-Ins for InDesign CC 2018, InDesign CC 2017, InDesign CC 2015, InDesign CC 2014, InDesign CC, InDesign CS6, InDesign CS5.5*, and InDesign CS5* 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, Quantity, and Upgrades)

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.

Upgrade

You may qualify for upgrade pricing if you have a previous License Code for Q2ID. You’ll see the upgrade discount after you click the “ADD TO CART” button.

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!”

“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.”

“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…”

“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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Average Rating:  
  88 customer reviews
Saves time, but not perfect

Makes conversions fast, easy and 95% accurate.Problems with fonts, but it likely an issue with Quark and InDesign because neither handles fonts cleanly.Line art that contains curved lines may be displaced or missing.Sets most text boxes to runaround, so you have to manually fix that.These issues have been around since the early versions of Q2ID. Since it hasn't been fixed, it might be a Quark or ID problem.Other than that, it's good.

Absolute Life Saver!

This bit of software has saved my sanity and weeks of extra work. I was dubious about how seamlessly it would work, expecting to have to do lots of tweaking on the translated artwork but it has translated my 600+ page catalogue plus numerous smaller jobs into InDesign without a hitch. Thank you!

Great product

Q2ID saved us a wad of cash! In the midst of updating our iMacs to OS High Sierra, we found that our old Quark Express 8.5.1 was no longer supported. So after comparing the cost of new licenses for Quark (which we rarely use now - mainly for looking back over old catalogues) , we came across this...bought it...used it...the catalogues convert without a hitch and we saved a pile of cash! ~£160 compared to ~£700 for Quark! Thanks

Life saver!

Q2ID saved us! In the midst of doing a 72 catalog, Quark 9.5 died. Quark no longer supports this version. So after a frantic search found this...bought it...used it...the catalog converted without a hitch. I'd wanted to convert this project for years...and now have...and am very happy!

Fabulous!

This tool offers time-saving ways to work and it works really well!Cet outil fait gagner un temps fou et marche vraiment bien !

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What versions of QuarkXPress documents can be converted?

Q2ID can convert QuarkXPress 4 though QuarkXPress 2017 documents. That is support for files dating back to 1997, 20 years ago.

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Average Rating:  

  88 customer reviews

Saves time, but not perfect

Makes conversions fast, easy and 95% accurate.Problems with fonts, but it likely an issue with Quark and InDesign because neither handles fonts cleanly.Line art that contains curved lines may be displaced or missing.Sets most text boxes to runaround, so you have to manually fix that.These issues have been around since the early versions of Q2ID. Since it hasn't been fixed, it might be a Quark or ID problem.Other than that, it's good.

Absolute Life Saver!

This bit of software has saved my sanity and weeks of extra work. I was dubious about how seamlessly it would work, expecting to have to do lots of tweaking on the translated artwork but it has translated my 600+ page catalogue plus numerous smaller jobs into InDesign without a hitch. Thank you!

Great product

Q2ID saved us a wad of cash! In the midst of updating our iMacs to OS High Sierra, we found that our old Quark Express 8.5.1 was no longer supported. So after comparing the cost of new licenses for Quark (which we rarely use now - mainly for looking back over old catalogues) , we came across this...bought it...used it...the catalogues convert without a hitch and we saved a pile of cash! ~£160 compared to ~£700 for Quark! Thanks

Life saver!

Q2ID saved us! In the midst of doing a 72 catalog, Quark 9.5 died. Quark no longer supports this version. So after a frantic search found this...bought it...used it...the catalog converted without a hitch. I'd wanted to convert this project for years...and now have...and am very happy!

Fabulous!

This tool offers time-saving ways to work and it works really well!Cet outil fait gagner un temps fou et marche vraiment bien !

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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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Average Rating:  

  88 customer reviews

Saves time, but not perfect

Makes conversions fast, easy and 95% accurate.Problems with fonts, but it likely an issue with Quark and InDesign because neither handles fonts cleanly.Line art that contains curved lines may be displaced or missing.Sets most text boxes to runaround, so you have to manually fix that.These issues have been around since the early versions of Q2ID. Since it hasn't been fixed, it might be a Quark or ID problem.Other than that, it's good.

Absolute Life Saver!

This bit of software has saved my sanity and weeks of extra work. I was dubious about how seamlessly it would work, expecting to have to do lots of tweaking on the translated artwork but it has translated my 600+ page catalogue plus numerous smaller jobs into InDesign without a hitch. Thank you!

Great product

Q2ID saved us a wad of cash! In the midst of updating our iMacs to OS High Sierra, we found that our old Quark Express 8.5.1 was no longer supported. So after comparing the cost of new licenses for Quark (which we rarely use now - mainly for looking back over old catalogues) , we came across this...bought it...used it...the catalogues convert without a hitch and we saved a pile of cash! ~£160 compared to ~£700 for Quark! Thanks

Life saver!

Q2ID saved us! In the midst of doing a 72 catalog, Quark 9.5 died. Quark no longer supports this version. So after a frantic search found this...bought it...used it...the catalog converted without a hitch. I'd wanted to convert this project for years...and now have...and am very happy!

Fabulous!

This tool offers time-saving ways to work and it works really well!Cet outil fait gagner un temps fou et marche vraiment bien !

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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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