Q2ID Plugin Updated for QuarkXPress 2016 to Adobe InDesign CC Import
While Markzware is well known for its range of document preflighting solutions, it also provides Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress document conversion software. MarkzTools, for example, converts between versions of XPress, while ID2Q converts from InDesign to XPress, PUB2ID converts Microsoft Publisher to InDesign and PDF2DTP converts from PDF to InDesign or XPress formats.
Q2ID is designed for use in a service bureau environment, as well as for those moving from XPress to an InDesign-based workflow and wishing to avoid the often arduous task of manually converting XPress files. It's also popular with InDesign-based designers that need to re-create client documents created in XPress format. The single-click conversion process includes exact page positioning, color models, fonts and styles, images, as well as precise text attributes. Items such as tables, layers, blends, runarounds, linked text boxes, anchored boxes, Pantone colors and other color models are said to be automatically re-created within InDesign.
The version of Q2ID just released comes with both Mac and Win plugins for InDesign CS5 to CC 2015. A one-year subscription to Q2ID can be purchased for $199 on the Markzware site.