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…
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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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 131 reviews
by Nigel Montagu on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
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 on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
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 on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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 on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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 on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
It works!

What can I say? It works!

by rob on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
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.

by Thomas on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Simply great

For the last few years we struggled with some old Quark Files we used for an important project. Q2ID did an excellent job: 1 hour's work and the struggle was over. Highly recommended, works really great, thanks for this great piece of software.

by Tony Musso on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Impressed!

This program saved our life! After a major crash we are able to use everyone of our Quark files from the cloud! It was so easy!

by Art Goldfarb on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Even better than expected!

Surprise, surprises; something that really lives up to the reviews I read before purchasing. Actually even better because even very old quark files come up in ID without using the "get old version program" from quark. Yes, there is some fix-up to do, but nothing unexpected.

by Ruben on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Quark conversion

Very impressive, recommended 100%, yes! it works

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Requirements
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 Nigel Montagu on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
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 on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
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 on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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 on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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 on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
It works!

What can I say? It works!

by rob on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
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.

by Thomas on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Simply great

For the last few years we struggled with some old Quark Files we used for an important project. Q2ID did an excellent job: 1 hour's work and the struggle was over. Highly recommended, works really great, thanks for this great piece of software.

by Tony Musso on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Impressed!

This program saved our life! After a major crash we are able to use everyone of our Quark files from the cloud! It was so easy!

by Art Goldfarb on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Even better than expected!

Surprise, surprises; something that really lives up to the reviews I read before purchasing. Actually even better because even very old quark files come up in ID without using the "get old version program" from quark. Yes, there is some fix-up to do, but nothing unexpected.

by Ruben on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Quark conversion

Very impressive, recommended 100%, yes! it works

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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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 131 reviews

by Nigel Montagu on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
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 on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
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 on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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 on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)

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 on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
It works!

What can I say? It works!

by rob on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
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.

by Thomas on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Simply great

For the last few years we struggled with some old Quark Files we used for an important project. Q2ID did an excellent job: 1 hour's work and the struggle was over. Highly recommended, works really great, thanks for this great piece of software.

by Tony Musso on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Impressed!

This program saved our life! After a major crash we are able to use everyone of our Quark files from the cloud! It was so easy!

by Art Goldfarb on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Even better than expected!

Surprise, surprises; something that really lives up to the reviews I read before purchasing. Actually even better because even very old quark files come up in ID without using the "get old version program" from quark. Yes, there is some fix-up to do, but nothing unexpected.

by Ruben on Q2ID (Quark to InDesign)
Quark conversion

Very impressive, recommended 100%, yes! it works

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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 for macOS Is Being Phased out and Replaced with QXPMarkz!

QXPMarkz is our next generation QuarkXPress conversion product and part of the “Markz” line of stand-alone conversion, preview, and export tools.

QXPMarkz allows you to go from:

• QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign
• QuarkXPress to Affinity Publisher
• QuarkXPress to IDML
• QuarkXPress to PDF
• and much more!
QXPMarkz adds functionality in addition to what has made Q2ID such a successful and indispensable product in the past. You can convert and open QuarkXPress documents from within InDesign, just like with Q2ID. But with QXPMarkz, you can also: Preview QuarkXPress files; export them directly as IDML, PDF, TIFF, or other image formats; open them in other DTP apps such as Affinity Publisher. Read more about the additional features on the QXPMarkz product page.
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