Markzware’s new PDF2DTP is intended to be used to convert a PDF into an editable QuarkXPress or InDesign document, but it’s also a great way to convert logos and other line art from Adobe Illustrator into native, editable QuarkXPress paths!
Below is a logo, as it appears in Adobe Illustrator. I clicked the bottom copy so its paths would display.
And here is that same file, exported to a PDF and opened in QuarkXPress using PDF2DTP:
Again, I selected the bottom copy so that its outlines would be highlighted.
Imagine the possibilities!
PDF2DTP costs $199, but for a limited time is included when you buy QuarkXPress 9 or upgrade to QuarkXPress 9. Read more about that special offer here.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.