4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 31, 2014 5:06 AM by Peter Spier

    Quark to InDesign


      If we previously used Quark to create ads for an ad book, will the ads transfer to InDesign?  Are the two programs compatible?

        • 1. Re: Quark to InDesign
          Migintosh Level 4

          You could consider this:

          Q2ID (Quark to InDesign) | Markzware

          • 2. Re: Quark to InDesign
            jgrookett Level 1

            Is this a different program from InDesign or something additional?  So are the two not compatible?  I don't use the programs but volunteer for a nonprofit so my knowledge of these programs is minimal.

            • 3. Re: Quark to InDesign
              Migintosh Level 4

              It's an add-on to InDesign, so you would need the plug-in to convert the Quark file, but then it would be an InDesign file. The results will vary, depending on how complex the Quark file is, and how well the plug-in translates the Quark elements into InDesign elements. This can vary from the InDesign file needing a few tweaks to something that would take longer to tweak than it would to build it from scratch. The company who makes the plug-in might still have a service where they could convert a file or two for a nominal fee if you only need it for a short time, but you would have to ask them. If you don't know how to use Quark or InDesign, you should consider that they are both professional page layout applications, and can't be mastered in a few hours, so if you are just a volunteer, maybe someone else who knows the programs can volunteer to do this work.

              • 4. Re: Quark to InDesign
                Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                Are the ads in Quark format, or PDF? You should be able to Place Quark PDFs, but beware of OPI comments. Quark used to enable OPI by default, so images can drop out. Make sure it is disabled before making the PDFs.