Q2ID

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4.8 out of 5 stars

Q2ID is a QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign file conversion software. With a click, it converts all elements of the QXP layout, fonts, colours, images, etc and creates a new .INDD document.

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Q2ID review by Hunt W.
Hunt W.
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"Q2ID helps me almost every day"

What do you like best?

It does a pretty amazing job of translating old legacy files left over from the digital "dark ages" when the beast known as Quark lumbered about making life generally weird for people doing layout work. I'm sure the new Quark is fine, but we use Indesign for this sort of work. Now you can pop that publication open and groove with Indesign seamlessly, in most instances.

What do you dislike?

I have noticed the occasional juxtaposition of items in the layout. Every now and then there will be a different ordering of layers. For instance, sometimes an object in the background will come all the way to the front, but this is usually easily remedied by sending it to the back again. I do wish there was a batch processing function that works similarly to how Photoshop can take a designated group of files and export a batch of one type of file to another type.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have loads of old Quark files that are inaccessible, this is your solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in the creative services department at a museum where most all of the original artifact labels and wall graphics were created close to 20 years ago in Quark XPress. There were hundreds of files that would have required us to re-build in Indesign, should we have chosen to go that route, which isn't practical at all. Q2ID allows me to go back and re-purpose the old files for a new life in Indesign where they are accessible and editable. This saves us time and money.

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Q2ID review by Becky H.
Becky H.
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"Q2ID is a Lifesaver"

What do you like best?

It only takes seconds to convert a Quark doc. It almost makes you wonder if it is really working. But, it truly is! The price is outstanding, as well as Markzware's customer support and technical team.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it can't translate EXACTLY how my Quark doc flowed, due to preferences I had created originally.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Since the publishing world has mostly turned to InDesign, I was forced to switch from Quark 7 yrs ago. Hundreds of files I created were in Quark. Now that I know InDesign really well, sometimes its easier to work with those files in InDesign and not in Quark. Its nice to have options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sometimes old Quark files just won't open, but Q2ID has no problem opening them. The plugin has made my job quite a lot easier.

What Other Design solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Q2ID review by Tom B.
Tom B.
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"Amazing way to convert old Quark files to InDesign"

What do you like best?

I am astounded at the ease and accuracy of Markzware's QXP to ID and how every detail stays virtually identical to the original document.

What do you dislike?

I would change nothing about this product and haven't had a single problem converting files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is no better investment one may make when going from QuarkXPress to InDesign than Markzware's Q2ID plugin. You will never regret your purchase and worth every cent.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When we changed over to InDesign, entire magazines needed to switch over. I envisioned hours of painstaking and time-consuming detailed transfers. The files change in seconds and are fully editable for changes. Thanks, Markzware!

Q2ID review by Consultant in Performing Arts
Consultant in Performing Arts
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"Does a Great Job"

What do you like best?

Easily converts my client's Quark jobs (she's using v. 8, I believe) to ID so that I can do the prepress work on her layouts.

What do you dislike?

Fonts don't always come through correctly if they are not already opened. Oftentimes, I can reopen the file and it comes out correctly but there have been a few times when it took more than a couple of tries.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have one client who has resisted learning InDesign—I and others have offered to train her but while she's a very good art director, she's perfectly happy knowing only Quark (and Photoshop.. not Illustrator, though).

Q2ID review by Michael R.
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"Q2ID well worth the money"

What do you like best?

The conversion worked very well and the process is fast and easy, done from within InDesign.

What do you dislike?

Of course the conversion isn't perfect and there is always some cleanup that needs to happen. Primarily I found cleanup needed on rule weights in tables, and some issues with drop shadows but on the whole the conversion was very good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just do it! The price is negligible compared to the time saved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Q2ID to help a client convert a 500 page catalog that they had been doing for years over to InDesign.

Q2ID review by User in Publishing
User in Publishing
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"Quick and efficient conversion"

What do you like best?

Markzware Q2ID is easy and quick to use.

What do you dislike?

The conversion can show up problems in the styling of the original Quark doc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Q2ID is simple to use. The conversion to Indesign may highlight any idiosyncracies in the original Quark document if the Quark doc. was styled with 'over-rides' rather than clean style sheets.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Conversion of archive files from Quark now that the (publishing) industry standard is Indesign. Conversion of Quark files which describe a series of complex house styles across many document sizes to Indesign to enable ongoing use.

Q2ID review by Alice S.
Alice S.
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"Does what it says"

What do you like best?

Minimal time reworking Quark files when opened in InDesign. Saves having to completely rebuild from scratch.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. It did what I needed, which WAS to import some old Quark files from a new client to InDesign for continuing use,

Recommendations to others considering the product

It does the job when you need it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

convert from Quark to InDesign in best possible time.

Q2ID review by User in Publishing
User in Publishing
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"Life-saver!"

What do you like best?

Easy to use! Files convert to ID with all major aspects--like doc size, style sheets, colors, fonts, and graphic elements--intact!

What do you dislike?

Not perfectly seamless, yet: minor quirks like curved text lines that are invisible in Quark translate to white strokes in InDesign, for instance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our many legacy Quark files are being easily and quickly converted to Indesign files.

Q2ID review by User in Printing
User in Printing
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"Doesn't work perfectly"

What do you like best?

I like this program when I am having issues with Quark quitting in the middle of a save.

What do you dislike?

Q2ID doesn't always import placed images & text properly. There is re-flow of text sometimes as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If I have an older file that was originally done in Quark but my client needs an InDesign file this works perfectly!

Q2ID review by User in Marketing and Advertising
User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Perfect solution"

What do you like best?

This plugin just simply solves the problem. It does exactly what it says it will do with very little fuss.

What do you dislike?

There's not much at all to dislike in this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Admittedly we don't run into a lot of new Quark files needing conversion but Q2ID is a real life saver on older files where we might not even have a pdf to know what it looks like well enough to recreate.

Q2ID review by Michael L.
Michael L.
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"Quark Converter"

What do you like best?

Easily convert quark file to indesign, and don't have to purchase new quark program

What do you dislike?

Aren't any, the program works great. I use it all the time

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Don't have to use quark anymore

Q2ID review by Chris C.
Chris C.
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"enfin débarrassé d'Xpress ^^"

What do you like best?

transparent à l'utilisation, parfait....

What do you dislike?

dommage que tout soit en anglais (mails, installs///

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

enfin débarrassé d'Xpress ^^

Q2ID review by User in Design
User in Design
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"An Outstanding Plugin"

What do you like best?

Makes simple work of a pretty complex process!

What do you dislike?

What is to dislike, it makes short work of a pretty complex process!

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to convert Quark Files on a regular basis, there is nothing better out there!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None

Q2ID review by User in Building Materials
User in Building Materials
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"Great product and excellent customer service"

What do you like best?

Great support with fast, accurate fixes.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far....................................

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quark documents can be updated in InDesign without remaking the file. Time saving.

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