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Q2ID Quark 8 to CS5.5

Aug 10, 2012 7:16 AM

Hi,

 

I have a single file I need converting from Quark 8 to InDesign 5.5.

 

Everything I have read seems to suggest Q2ID is the best solution, but the price seems a little steep as there is a good chance I will never need it again due to this being a one off file.

 

Firstly, has any other solution been developed thats not as expensive.

 

Secondly, are the results worth it for one job, 20 pages long?

 

Cheers,

James

 
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    Aug 10, 2012 7:19 AM   in reply to james_dean1986

    There is no other software which does the conversion except InDesign itself. But InDesign can only convert VERY OLD Quark files (3.3 or 4, I believe).

     

    As to whether it's worth it, you probably also need to consider whether you'll ever be receiving any other Quark files in the future.

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 7:31 AM   in reply to james_dean1986

    In that case, I personally wouldn't buy Q2ID. If it was a regular client, or if you were in a company migrating from QuarkXPress, it would be different.

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 7:32 AM   in reply to james_dean1986

    Contact Markzware and see if they’ll do a one-off trial for you.

     

     

     

    It would be a violation of the Q2ID license for anyone else to do it for you.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 8:00 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    "It would be a violation of the Q2ID license for anyone else to do it

    for you."

     

    Whether that it is a legal, fair, or enforceable condition is another

    question...

     

    Personally, I'm in the habit of doing a quick printing job for my

    neighbor if he asks. Hope that isn't a violation of my LaserJet license!

     

    Ariel

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 8:49 AM   in reply to james_dean1986

    Have you tried looking for a Quark user who could back save it for you to a version that InDesign can convert?

     

     

    HTH

     

     

    Regards,

     

     

    Peter

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    james_dean1986 wrote:

     

    This was a one off job done by an external company that has since closed down, so I cant even get them to back save it.

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:07 AM   in reply to [Ariel]

    It’s quite enforceable and even if it wasn’t I would honor it.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:09 AM   in reply to james_dean1986

    peter has the key!

     

    i can TRY convert from Q8 to Q4, in several steps involving different versions of Quark and then open the file in iD. i usualy use the Markzware plugin, but I dont want to break any law, and it will be fun to try the looooong way.

     

    send me the link if you want.

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:23 AM   in reply to Fede Gianni

    They try to frighten you with laws, but not all conditions are legal or

    enforceable. Certainly I think this one is not fair.

     

    Ariel

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:37 AM   in reply to james_dean1986

    If the file were available as pdf,

    The much maligned use of Illy would enable picking apart elements, or

    Acrobat could export all the images and export the text, or

    PDF2ID (PDF to InDesign) would be an investment consideration.

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:39 AM   in reply to james_dean1986

    as i said, i can try... but just stopping in Q4 is enough because iD can convert internally from there, for that i only need the Q5, 6, 7 and 8!!!! Q4 is only classic environment, not working anymore...

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:40 AM   in reply to [Ariel]

    They’re not trying to frighten anyone. They’re running a business and they sell a product that is worth every dime of the $200 they charge for it.

     

     

     

    If you don’t like the conditions, don’t buy it.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 9:59 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    i also think it worth every dime, but my english is poor, and legal terms are confusing even in my own language.

     

    but i can not imagine the redaction of a law that not let me do with my plugin what i want, if i'm not lending the software, or recieving money for my conversion, ot using it in a part of a process, only doing a simple conversion for a friend who came with a qxd in a USB. what if i consider a part of my religion, to help the ones in need... o take the conversion of documents as my own personal duty...

     

    if i fail, try this

     

    http://www.tinstardesign.com/quark-to-indesign/

     

    if this is considered advertising instead of helping a forum user, please mod or anyone let me know and I erase it

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 10:09 AM   in reply to Fede Gianni

    Imagine whatever you’d like.

     

     

     

    The license prohibits its use for anything other than your own use.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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