ID2Q, or Adobe InDesign to QuarkXPress, is an extension for QuarkXPress that allows users to convert any content created in the popular Adobe InDesign publishing suite for use in QuarkXPress. Fast and easy to use, it converts all elements accurately and reliably in order to ensure that no important information, page elements or formatting are lost during the process. The file conversion process couldn’t be easier either, thanks to the intuitive user interface of the program. With the extension installed, it is simply a matter of selecting the “Convert InDesign Document” option from the Markzware menu that will appear in QuarkXPress. Using this extension, all of the intricate details in the source InDesign document are accounted for and recreated within QuarkXPress for easier editing. Document elements that are converted include page positioning, text attributes, run-arounds, fonts, linked text boxes, anchor boxes, tables, styles, images, layers, blends and colors.
ID2Q ( http://markzware.com/products/id2q/ ) allows users to instantly convert Adobe InDesign files to QuarkXPress 8.5, 9 or 10 formats on Macintosh computers, while the Windows version of the program allows for conversion of InDesign CS files into QuarkXPress 8.5 or 9 formats. If you have a large collection of Adobe InDesign files, but you use desktop publishing and design software QuarkXPress, the ability to convert them accurately and quickly allows you to continue working with your content in a more familiar environment complete with easy editing and everything else that you need to prepare your presentations for printing and publication. With this very small, simple and affordable extension, you’ll be able to import your files with ease, and absolutely no special knowledge is required.
You will be able to find the option to import Adobe InDesign files, as well as any other Markzware extensions, in the Markzware menu that appears in QuarkXPress once you have installed them. Once you have chosen the option to convert your file, you’ll be asked to navigate to the location of the file that you want to convert. The conversion process starts immediately, and it completes very quickly with the vast majority of InDesign documents. That’s all there is to it! Once the conversion process is complete, you’ll be able to view the document within QuarkXPress along with all of its features and formatting as though the file were originally created in QuarkXPress itself.
ID2Q works with all documents created by Adobe InDesign, no matter what version, including InDesign CC (for the Mac version only), CS6 and lower, right down to versions CS2 and CS1. The results are a near-perfect match of the original source files, and in almost all cases, no further modification is necessary to get the important file to match the original more closely. Simply put, ID2Q provides everything that you need to convert the content with minimal risk of losing anything important along the way.
Since time is money, speed is important as well, and this extension converts most files in a matter of seconds. You can choose either the Mac OS X or Windows version depending on your requirements, and the former works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher, while the Windows version works with Windows 7 SP1 or higher.