Markzware Releases ID2Q7 Conversion Plugin

New plugin offers one-click conversion of InDesign files to XPress 7–but only for non-Intel Mac users at present.

Markzware, mak­er of more use­ful pre­flight and plu­g­in soft­ware for elec­tron­ic lay­out than you can shake a stick at, has an­nounced the re­lease of ID2Q7 which is, a far as we can de­ter­mine, the first and on­ly con­ver­sion plu­g­in that con­verts to the newest ver­sion of QuarkXPress.

ID2Q7 touts lay­out preser­va­tion, with all at­trib­ut­es con­vered with a sin­gle click. The ID2Q7 page, here, does rather bend over back­wards to ad­vise the po­ten­tial cus­tomer that text re­flow is a de­pend­able trou­ble area, prin­ci­pal­ly be­cause of the vary­ing dif­fer­ences on vary­ing plat­forms which are out­side of the software’s con­trol and may be com­pli­cat­ed by any cus­tom kern­ing and track­ing set­tings the in­di­vid­ual lay­out artist will use.

The plu­g­in will con­vert InDesign files from V 1.x for­ward to ei­ther QXP 6 or QXP 7, as well as cross-platform con­ver­sions (i.e., Windows InDesign to Mac InDesign). The soft­ware is cur­rent­ly on­ly op­er­a­ble on non-Intel Macintosh sys­tems, how­ev­er, Windows and MacIntel ver­sions are said to be in de­vel­ope­ment and are ex­pect­ed to de­but soon.

USA price is $199, and the soft­ware is avail­able di­rect­ly from Markzware’s site via this link.

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