XChange Announce Limited Time Bundle on Markzware Conversion Tools

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[prMac.com] XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of a new bundle of the popular Markzware Conversion Tools. The Conversion Tools Bundle includes award-winning Plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and XTensions software for QuarkXPress. Q2ID (QuarkXPress to InDesign), PUB2ID (Microsoft(R) Publisher(R) to InDesign) and ID2Q (InDesign to QuarkXPress) save users both time and money by converting documents to other formats automatically. The Conversion Tools Bundle saves users 20% off the normal retail price of the included products if purchased separately and the special offer expires 29th February, 2008.

Q2ID is a plug-in for converting documents from QuarkXPress(R) to InDesign(R) format. Q2ID now includes Universal Binary support as well as CS3 compatibility.

The plug-in is designed for use by Service Bureaus, Translation Services, Data Conversion Specialists, and other users migrating to the Adobe InDesign platform. The product can convert Quark documents created with either the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) or Apple(R) Macintosh(R) versions of QuarkXPress into Adobe InDesign for Macintosh format. The repurposed legacy content from Quark files preserves the content, pages, layers, look and feel of the original document.

Benefits include:
* Preserves intellectual property investment
* Enables easy data migration
* Eliminates time re-creating content
* Reduces costs re-creating content
* Offer freedom to choose your authoring system
* Simple to install
* Quick and easy to use
* Rapid return on investment

PUB2ID is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign. It provides a quick, easy and affordable method for you to migrate all your Microsoft Publisher content into new Adobe InDesign documents. The conversion is enabled with a single click using the InDesign File->Open menu. No more re-creating documents from scratch; PUB2ID gives you a big head-start.

PUB2ID translates the intricate details of the content within the Microsoft Publisher document and instantly re-creates it within InDesign. Items converted from Publisher include: page size, positioning, colour models, fonts and styles, text attributes and tables, layers, word wrap, linked text boxes as well as automatic extraction of images embedded in the Publisher file.

The PUB2ID (Microsoft Publisher to Adobe InDesign) document conversion technology will save you countless hours of scanning, re-keying and formatting. This product converts and transforms files created with Microsoft Publisher into an Adobe InDesign file on either Macintosh or Windows platforms.

Benefits include:
* Preserves intellectual property investment
* Enables easy data migration
* Eliminates time re-creating content
* Reduces costs re-creating content
* Freedom to choose your authoring system

FEATURES:
* Supports InDesign CS2 & CS3
* Converts MS Publisher 2002 through 2007
* Available for Macintosh or Windows
* Simple to install
* Quick and easy to use
* Swift return on investment

ID2Q offers a quick and easy way to convert InDesign files into QuarkXPress documents. All elements of the InDesign document, including object positions, colours, text, text attributes, images, etc. are converted in a single operation. ID2Q7 allows you to select several conversion options and convert your files in a few easy steps. ID2Q7 also converts cross-platform files, converting Windows InDesign files to Macintosh QuarkXPress documents.

After installing ID2Q7, users simply select the Convert InDesign Files item from the Utility menu to open an InDesign document. Once open, users are presented with a dialogue that includes several options for controlling the document's conversion. For text, users can choose to import InDesign style sheets, convert styled text to plain text, or remove all text. For pictures/graphics, users can convert with/without previews, or can choose to exclude the pictures and convert only the picture boxes. Hidden layers and objects that are on the pasteboard may be optionally converted as well.

Other features include:
* Support for "runaround on all sides of an object" - InDesign documents converted to QuarkXPress are now able to have text runaround on all sides of the object
* An ID2Q preference has been added to the QuarkXPress preference menu. This menu gives the user the ability to select the language they would like the ID2Q menu to be displayed in. This preference also allows the user to synchronise the language displayed on ID2Q with the language of the operating system.

The Markzware Conversion Bundle is available now through XChange International. To order, or for more information, users can visit the XChange website, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours.

XChange are a leading supplier of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension(R) technology; Adobe InDesign(R), Acrobat(R) and Photoshop(R) Plug-ins(R) and other design and publishing utilities. XChange offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web site. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.

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