1st version of IDML Import (InDesign Import) released

This forum is SOLELY to discuss the public beta of IDML Import (InDesign Import), which is part of the "QuarkXPress 2017 January 2018 Update" .
IDML Import imports IDML files saved from InDesign CS5, CS5.5, CS6 and all CC versions.

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1st version of IDML Import (InDesign Import) released

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 19 Jan 2018, 04:30

Hi all,

on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Quark will release a first version of an IDML Import as a Public Beta.

As we have seen many people switch and users of QuarkXPress having the need to work on designs created in InDesign, we started developing an IDML Import filter. IDML Import Filter can import InDesign documents (in IDML format), convert them to editable QuarkXPress layouts and keep the attributes of the InDesign objects (such as style sheets).

How to use:
  1. In InDesign: Save your layout as IDML: File > Save As, Format: IDML.
  2. In QuarkXPress 2017: File > New > Project from IDML.
  3. Done. Save the converted layout as QuarkXPress project.

IDML Import is first offered in the “QuarkXPress 2017 January 2018 Update” (internal version number 13.2). It is not yet 100% complete and has beta quality. For limitations and what is already working, please see here: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=29781

(All other features of QuarkXPress 2017 January 2018 Update of course have production quality. So if you are worried about using beta quality, please refrain from using IDML Import yet.)

Feel free to test IDML Import and please give us feedback, so that we can perfection IDML Import in the next iterations.

IDML Import is also available in the Trial Version of QuarkXPress 2017.

Our goal is to make the IDML Import as perfect as possible until the end of this year, so that your InDesign layouts can be reproduced in QuarkXPress.

Enjoy!
Matthias
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Re: 1st version of IDML Import (InDesign Import) released

Postby Jiri Melnicky » 19 Jan 2018, 05:31

Hi, Matthias, so that's a great news, I thought it would be IDML import. Have you developed this new feature yourself or are you cooperating, for example, with Badia? (if it's not a secret:)
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Re: 1st version of IDML Import (InDesign Import) released

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 19 Jan 2018, 05:46

Hi Jiri,

glad that you like it.

Yes, we have developed the feature/technology ourselves.

It's brand new technology and that's also one reason for the public beta. The closed beta gave us mixed results, some people absolutely raving that it converts 1:1, others see glitches or issues that we need to address.

Thanks
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