Markzware, a California USA based company, is a software publisher with expertise in the worldwide graphics, printing and publishing industries.
Founded in 1992, Markzware was created by Patrick Marchese and Ron Crandall, and Markzware incorporated in 1995. We started with a dream of a superior quality control product for designers and printers which created the preflight industry. 1996 saw the company’s first footprint in Europe, and in 1998, a separate company, Markzware B.V., was created in The Netherlands.
In the fall of 1995, Markzware applied for U.S. Patent # 5,963,641 for the “Device and method for examining, verifying, correcting and approving electronic documents prior to printing, transmission or recording.” Markzware’s flagship product, FlightCheck®, is the embodiment of that patent. FlightCheck dominates the industry it created, serving thousands of professional creative design agencies, printers and publishers worldwide.
Today, Markzware expands its line of affordable data conversion and preflighting tools. Our objective is developing tools that work and that provide superb value for our customers. Ease of use and day-to-day labor reduction are key design factors.
Markzware products help our industry minimize environmental impact by repurposing content, reducing reprinting and providing file recovery to reduce ink, chemical, paper and electrical consumption.
Adobe InDesign Preview and Conversion
Moving .indd to IDML and beyond!
Adobe InDesign CS4 or higher, up to CC 2020
IDMarkz is a standalone application for Apple’s macOS 10.12 and higher that can open and preview native InDesign files (.indd files) and then convert them to different formats all without InDesign being loaded on your computer. IDMarkz also has some handy desktop workflow features built in so you can open the converted InDesign file in other applications you may use in your everyday workflow.
Open InDesign files CC 2020 in earlier InDesign versions, and in QuarkXPress, Affinity Publisher, Acrobat, or Illustrator.
Preview any Adobe InDesign file and view basic file info. Zoom previews and drag thumbnails from the preview area, to create a PDF of the page.
Export InDesign files as IDML, (even without a Creative Cloud subscription), PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPEG, or GIF.
Create PDFs with editable text, from older InDesign files; annotate in Acrobat DC, then open in InDesign CC 2020.
Convert multiple Adobe InDesign files to InDesign Markup Language (IDML), without a Creative Cloud subscription.
Automate the file conversion process.
Unparalleled conversion abilities
Take control of
your creations with IDMarkz®, the first of our next generation of conversion
and preview applications. You likely have years of work locked away in
InDesign files. This amazing piece of magic gives you both the ability to
preview those files and the power to move those documents to your preferred
Open InDesign files in
Often, users have expressed that they need a quick InDesign previewer, not always a full-blown editor. Some have owned InDesign in the past, others receive INDD files from colleagues from time to time. Well, we heard you and are happy to announce a fast and affordable solution!
The previews are based on the internal document data, so there is no need to save the document with previews embedded. The displayed preview is representative of the original document and the text is crisp and zoomable.
Export InDesign files as
IDMarkz enables you to export InDesign files to
numerous non-proprietary file types, including IDML, PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPEG,
and GIF. Open .INDD files in an earlier version of InDesign or in another
an InDesign file to high-quality PDF, via IDMarkz, without
Adobe InDesign. Add annotations, markups, and comments, in Acrobat,
and import the editing marks back into InDesign.
Simplify your workflow
IDMarkz is designed to make complex
tasks quick and easy. Preview your document, then, with a single
click, open the file in QuarkXPress, Affinity Publisher, an older
version of InDesign, other pre-defined applications, or define your
Further simplify the process, by configuring the Automation
Preferences, to automatically export and open the file in
your chosen application. Double click an INDD file in Finder
and the document will open in QuarkXPress, Affinity
Publisher, InDesign CS6, or another application of your
Complexity when you need it
With Automation Preferences, AppleScript support and Custom
URL Scheme, IDMarkz will have no problem integrating into
most automation workflows.
A document inspector
The document inspector view gives a high-level document
summary, with file type, version, size, creation date,
modification date, page count, spread count, page size,
font, color, and image data..
20+ years of experience
Markzware has long been known
for our conversion plug-ins and XTensions, but we’ve outdone
ourselves, with a standalone conversion and preview
application. With over two decades of software development
experience in the preview and conversion of Desktop
Publishing files, Markzware offers a standalone application,
to help you more easily process files in today’s DTP
Mac system requirements
• 10.15 Catalina
• 10.14 Mojave
• 10.13 High Sierra
• 10.12 Sierra
• Mac Pro, iMac,
iMac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air,
• 4 GB of RAM
• 1024 x 768 display or better
• Internet connection to activate and register
Preflighting or checking your digital layout before outputting
to PDF and going to print is a real must for those concerned
about quality. Adobe's InDesign has what they call a "preflight"
function... Preflighting or checking your
digital layout before outputting to PDF and going to print is a
real must for those concerned about quality. Adobe's InDesign
has what they call a "preflight" function built-in. With this
video we will compare Markzware's FlightCheck Professional to
Adobe InDesign CS3's built-in "prelfighting."
See why we argue it is _not_ "true" preflighting that InDesign
is offering in the first place and how easy and comprehensive
FlightCheck Professional v6.1 is. The fact that you can not
create a preflight rule-set within Adobe InDesign's preflight
function (their are no preferences for it even!) makes it
virtually useless for a serious preflighter, even before we go
tit-for-tat, feature for feature. Pretty interesting stuff.
Keep in mind that in addition to preflighting InDesign files,
FlightCheck can check 50+ file formats. These include Adobe
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, PDF, QuarkXPress, Microsoft
Publisher, PowerPoint, Word and numerous image formats such as
EPS, TIFF and even Postscript. It is as easy as drag-and-drop
and you get the vital, interactive preflight reports you need...