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…
Q2ID Conversion BeforeQ2ID Conversion After

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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“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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Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Average rating:  
 135 reviews
 by Jiri Melnicky
Q2ID

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!

 by Michael Hart
SO sloooow on updates!

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.

 by Leah Gryfe
Amazing product

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.

 by Olga Kaczmar

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.

 by Nigel Montagu
Q2ID

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.

 by Steve
HUGE Timesaver!

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!

 by Norberg

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!

 

-- TRANSLATION --

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!

 by Tessa

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.

 

-- TRANSLATION --

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.

 by Ferdie
It works!

What can I say? It works!

 by rob
Promising but Early Days Yet

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.

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FAQ
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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Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

Average rating:  

 135 reviews

 by Jiri Melnicky
Q2ID

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!

 by Michael Hart
SO sloooow on updates!

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.

 by Leah Gryfe
Amazing product

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.

 by Olga Kaczmar

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.

 by Nigel Montagu
Q2ID

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.

 by Steve
HUGE Timesaver!

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!

 by Norberg

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!

 

-- TRANSLATION --

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!

 by Tessa

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.

 

-- TRANSLATION --

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.

 by Ferdie
It works!

What can I say? It works!

 by rob
Promising but Early Days Yet

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.

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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)

Average rating:  

 135 reviews

 by Jiri Melnicky
Q2ID

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!

 by Michael Hart
SO sloooow on updates!

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.

 by Leah Gryfe
Amazing product

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.

 by Olga Kaczmar

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.

 by Nigel Montagu
Q2ID

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.

 by Steve
HUGE Timesaver!

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!

 by Norberg

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!

 

-- TRANSLATION --

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!

 by Tessa

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.

 

-- TRANSLATION --

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.

 by Ferdie
It works!

What can I say? It works!

 by rob
Promising but Early Days Yet

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.

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Documentation
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Manuals

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Notes

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Requirements
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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

Q2ID to be Phased Out for QXPMarkz

Gradual phase-out process for Q2ID users

Q2ID
released October 2010
QXPMarkz for macOS
released June 2020
QXPMarkz for Windows
in developement
QXPMarkz for Windows
when released*
Q2ID still available
macOS & Windows
Q2ID will be discontinued
QXPMarkz macOS only QXPMarkz macOS & Windows

QXPMarkz offers more features than Q2ID!

QuarkXPress to Affinity Publisher
QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign
QuarkXPress to Adobe Illustrator
• QuarkXPress to Adobe Acrobat
QuarkXPress to IDML
• QuarkXPress to PDF
*A Windows version is in development. To receive QXPMarkz for Windows updates, including early access to a beta, please signup for QXPMarkz product updates.
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