We’ve written about Markzware’s ID2Q many times as a fantastic solution for converting InDesign documents to QuarkXPress. (See here.)
Now, they’ve updated these XTensions for QuarkXPress 9 and 10 to support all versions of InDesign documents, and bundled both XTensions together for just $199. That way, you can use ID2Q in QuarkXPress 9 and in QuarkXPress 10!
Note that these XTensions are only for Mac OS X. Their press release is below.
Markzware releases ID2Q Bundle Mac for QuarkXPress 9 & 10 with InDesign CS through CC Support
January 22, 2014 – SANTA ANA, California – Markzware announces the ID2Q Bundle Mac, which includes ID2Q for QuarkXPress® 9 and ID2Q for QuarkXPress 10, both with InDesign® CS through CC support for the Macintosh®. Markzware is a leading software developer and provider of pre-press, printing, and document conversion tools and solutions for such graphic design programs as Adobe® InDesign and QuarkXPress.
Marty Yeager, VP Publishing Technology, O’Sullivan Communications said, “Our workflow is the Quark QPS system and it is not financially feasible to re-engineer and change our workflow. Most of our customers design in InDesign show when we set up new programs we need to recreate their design in Xpress. ID2Q has saved us countless hours and has helped make the conversion more accurate.”
Markzware continues to develop the ID2Q QuarkXPress XTension to import InDesign CS (Adobe Creative Suite®) through InDesign CC (Creative Cloud®) files. These are the latest versions. ID2Q itself converts InDesign files to QXP 9 and QXP 10.
Dr. David Biebel, publisher for Healthy Life Press, said “ID2Q is the finest program of its type available for those who work in both QuarkXPress and InDesign platforms. Fast, precise, trustworthy, easy to use… qualities every designer values. And the price is helpful to any budget.”
This data conversion software provides a quick and easy way to open InDesign CS (INDD document) in a new QXP document. The InDesign to QuarkXPress file conversion is enabled by simply selecting “Convert InDesign Document” under the Markzware item in the QuarkXPress menu bar.
New preferences have been designed to improve file conversion from InDesign CS through InDesign CC files to QuarkXPress 9 and 10 files, reducing the amount of adjusting needed after the data conversion. The user can run both ID2Q for QuarkXPress 9 Mac and ID2Q for QuarkXPress 10 Mac on the same computer, with improved support for fonts and image linking.
“ID2Q has been and continues to be an absolutely invaluable tool in expediting our workflow. Its capabilities are amazing, and I look forward to each new release. I highly recommend it!” said Susan Mark, Coghill Composition Company.
System Requirements, Pricing and Availability:
ID2Q Bundle Mac data conversion software requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher and includes QuarkXPress XTension(s), ID2Qfor QuarkXPress 9 Mac, as well as ID2Q for QuarkXPress 10 Mac. See further details on the ID2Q product page. This bundle of conversion tools is priced at €/$199 and is available immediately at the online ID2Q Store. Click here to see the ID2Q video demo.
Markzware, a privately-held company based in Santa Ana, California, is the leading developer of printing quality control, data conversion and workflow solution products for the international graphic arts, printing and digital multimedia industries.
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.