New InDesign Lover's and Quark Lover's Bundles Announced

May 18, 2009 in Publishing (F)

[] XChange UK , the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce two new bundles from Markzware now available for both QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign users. The bundles combine Markzware's powerful XTensions and plug-ins into one affordable package. Adobe Lover's Bundle for InDesign CS3 and CS4 includes Q2ID (QuarkXPress to InDesign) v4 for InDesign CS3 & CS4 and PUB2ID (Microsoft Publisher to InDesign) v2 for InDesign CS3 & CS4. Features Include:

* Two Plug-ins bundled together
* Converts QuarkXPress v3.3 through v8.x
* Converts MS Publisher 2002 through 2007
* Converts Mac or Windows authored files

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 & CS4 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.

Intricate details of the content within the QuarkXPress document are instantly re-created within InDesign. Items converted from Quark format include: page positioning, colour models, fonts and styles, images, and text attributes as well as tables, layers, blends, runarounds, linked text boxes and anchored boxes, PANTONE(R) colours and other colour models. The Q2ID document conversion technology saves countless hours of scanning, re-keying and formatting. This product will convert and transform files created from QuarkXPress on either the Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh OS, into an Adobe InDesign file which then can be opened on both platforms.

PUB2ID is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign. It provides a quick, easy and affordable method for users to migrate all their 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 users 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.

Quark Lover's Bundle comes in two flavours; one for QuarkXPress 7 for Macintosh and one for QuarkXPress 8 for Macintosh. Features:
* ID2Q 4 supports QuarkXPress v7.x - v8.x
* ID2Q converts InDesign v1.5 - v6.x (CS4)
* MarkzTools 7 supports QuarkXPress 7
* MarkzTools 8 supports QuarkXPress

ID2Q (InDesign to QuarkXPress) 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. ID2Q allows you to select several conversion options and convert your files in a few easy steps. ID2Q also converts cross-platform files, converting Windows InDesign files to Macintosh QuarkXPress documents.

After installing ID2Q, 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.

MarkzTools is an XTension that can be used to prevent corrupted QuarkXPress documents, allowing users to overcome the dreaded "Bad file format [70], [39] and [108]". Users can also verify their existing documents, so they will immediately know whether the integrity of their Quark documents are suspect. Additionally, users can first save a temporary copy of a document before saving the original document, so that in the event that something goes wrong during the "save" process, the temporary file is still available for recovery.

MarkzTools new version provides the additional functionality of allowing users to save QuarkXPress 8 Projects directly to a Quark 4.1 document format. It can also convert all of the image previews in the document to "grey" drastically reducing the file size of projects. In the case of a badly corrupted file in which the page layout data cannot be salvaged, the "scavenge text" feature provides the ability to extract text stories from a document file.

Both the Adobe Lover's Bundle and the Quark Lover's Bundle are available now through XChange UK via electronic delivery worldwide. To order, or for more information, users can visit the websites, or call on 44(0)845 259 0255 during UK business hours or call on 1(877)940-0600 during U.S. business hours.

XChange UK is a leading suppliers 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. They 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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