Also releases Q2ID (v2) QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign plug-in.
Markzware has announced the release of MarkzTools 7 for Macintosh that works with QuarkXPress 7. Serving as "document insurance" as well as salvaging corrupted QuarkXPress project files, MarkzTools is used as an active XTension that verifies the integrity of QuarkXPress documents before the original master file is overwritten.
In addition, MarkzTools enables users to save QuarkXPress 7 projects directly down to a Quark 4.1 document format, and can convert all of the image previews in the document to "gray," drastically reducing the file size of projects.
System requirements: Mac OS 10.4 or higher, Power Mac G4 or higher, and QuarkXPress 7.x.
Markzware has also announced the release of its Q2ID (v2) QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign plug-in. This upgrade enables QuarkXPress files from version 3.3 to 7.0 to be converted for use with InDesign CS or CS2. Q2ID (v2) simply imports the majority of the original QuarkXPress features and settings intact into InDesign. Items that Q2ID will convert into InDesign include fonts and style sheets, linked images and graphics, color blends, linked and anchored text boxes, CMYK specifications, Pantone selections and other color models, and page positioning. An installed and supported version of Adobe InDesign 3 (CS) or version 4 (CS2) is required.