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.
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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The software works very well. Unfortunately, I'm worried that the replacement - ie QXPMarkz will only be for Mac. It was stated on the Markzware website that a version for windows is being prepared, but this information is no longer there. Can any of the developers please write, so how will it be? Thanks!
The product does the job adequately, but it takes FOREVER for them to update it to work with the latest version of Windows InDesign! I'm not able to "keep the old version of ID" at work, so I'm pretty much stuck not being able to convert documents for weeks or even MONTHS until they update it to work with the latest ID. Still nothing for ID 2021. So much time lost having to re-do old forms from scratch. By far my biggest frustration with this product. Not sure I'm getting my money out of it at $200 a year.
Hello Michael. We understand your frustration with the lack of timely releases for the Windows Q2ID plug-in. We're in the process of replacing the plug-in with a stand-alone application, which will mean you don't need an update for every new version of InDesign. I'm sorry for the frustration in the meantime.
Q2ID did exactly what it promised. It's super easy to download and use. Just opened my Quark files in ID and I was ready to go. I didn't lose any time trying to figure out. The sales rep patiently answered all my questions and even ran a 20-page test for me before I bought the software. I wish every company cared as much about their product as Markzware does. I 100% recommend it.
I'm happy converting all the QXD files to Indesign and word.
It handles my pedigree boxes in great fashion so that I can keep them updated.
With the novel, I can select the words and paste them into Word, my choice for the move.
Have used previous versions with great success. I am now using the latest version with CC2020. It works perfectly with virtually everything. I am producing the second edition of a book and converting the chapters from Quark (c 2005) and the only thing it doesn’t pick up is the drop cap at the beginning of each chapter.
To make this a 5* review, I do think that Markzware could allow a single licence to be installed on a desktop and laptop for the same user, as is the industry standard.
Used with InDesign CC 2020 - Worked like a charm! Very little paragraph reformatting. Sometimes the artwork would resize slightly when the artwork was rekindled to the original .AI files. This was a HUGE timesaver!
Nagy segítség a Quark dokumentumok konvertálására. A leírtaknak megfelelően működik a program, de az InDesign CC 2018-hoz letöltött Q2ID programban is benne vannak azok a hibák, amik a régbbi verziókban is megvoltak. Pl.: a konvertált fájlokban mindegyik szövegdoboz kap egy külső és belső eltartás értéket.
Ezeket manuálisan kell javítani.
Ettől függetlenül jól működik, ajánlom mindenkinek!
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Great help for converting Quark documents. The program works as described, but the Q2ID program downloaded for InDesign CC 2018 also contains bugs that were found in earlier versions. For example, in converted files, each textbox gets an external and an internal hold value.
These must be repaired manually.
It works well anyway, I recommend it to everyone!
Jag är jätte nöjd. Har QuarkXpress 2016 och öppnar dessa dokument i Q2ID och det går mycket bra. Det är typsnitten som man får leta reda på i vissa fall.
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I am really pleased. Have QuarkXpress 2016 and open these documents in Q2ID and it is going very well. It's the fonts that you have to find in some cases.
What can I say? It works!
I purchased the Q2ID InDesign CC2020 (V15.X) with QXP 2019 (QXP V15.X).
Only used the product for one week but Q2ID could be a great time saver for myself as I may have hundreds of Quark documents to convert to InDesign.
So far my only problem is: when I convert Quark 2019 documents I get a bad format message and the conversion is only partially completed to InDesign. I have tried downsaving my Quark 2109 document to Quark 2018 and then convert using Q2ID.
I will let you know how I progress over the following months.