Markzware’s Universal Content Extractor

For many years, Markzware has made tools to convert and/or repair documents made in QuarkXPress, InDesign, and other applications. Now, they’ve taken their experience, knowledge, and patented technology and rolled it into PageZephyr, a new tool that can search and extract text.

As Markzware says:

“indexes, locates and outputs content created from proprietary or encoded formats without the need for the original authoring application.”

Results are displayed in the context of the document, and searches may be performed in any language. After selecting the story, its text is displayed in a “story board,” for viewing, editing and exporting to formatted RTF, Plain Text or uploading to for sharing.

The first release handles documents created by InDesign CS3/CS4 and QuarkXPress 6/7/8. They plan to include Microsoft Publisher and PageMaker documents in the near future. PageZephyr is available in two versions: the $129 version searches but does not extract, while the $299 version searches and extracts.