QX2018 – IDML Import

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QX2018 – IDML Import

Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 28 Feb 2018, 20:11

PROFESSIONAL PRINT PUBLISHING

Direct InDesign® IDML Import
With more and more InDesign users switching to QuarkXPress, it was time to make it even easier to migrate.

Of course, you can use existing QuarkXPress features to convert PDF files created in any application or even copy and paste InDesign objects into native QuarkXPress objects. However, this only migrates the design elements and not style sheets and master pages, for example.

The new native InDesign IDML Import in QuarkXPress 2018 converts InDesign IDML documents* from InDesign CS5, CS6 and all versions of InDesign CC, directly into the QuarkXPress format.

See how IDML Import works in QuarkXPress:
https://youtu.be/y7nj6qyTGLw?t=867

* Features, which InDesign offers and QuarkXPress does not, will not be converted. Not all InDesign features are currently supported. Features where QuarkXPress offers superior functionality over InDesign may need rework to make use of the full capabilities of QuarkXPress.
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Re: QX2018 – IDML Import, import fail

Post by mcalmont » 12 May 2018, 18:01

So far QX2018 is great, but IDML Import is not quite working for me. I have two IDML documents, one for the cover of a booklet (4 pages) and one for the interior of the same booklet (12 pages). When I create New Project from IDML, choose the cover portion, it opens up fine and looks great!!! There are only minor layout changes. But when I choose the IDML file of the interior (which is mostly text)—there is a status bar—but when it gets to the end nothing happens. It may be I do not have enough RAM? I am on a MacBook Air with 4GB of Ram using Mac OS High Sierra. Otherwise, QuarkXPress is running smoothly and quickly. Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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Re: QX2018 – IDML Import

Post by kawamura » 13 May 2018, 20:51

I have tried IDML Import in Japanese version.
It doesn't support Japanese features, like vertical text, frame grid (moji grid), Composition font (font set), Mojigumi, Ruby, etc.

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Re: QX2018 – IDML Import

Post by Gurtej Singh » 14 May 2018, 01:29

mcalmont wrote:So far QX2018 is great, but IDML Import is not quite working for me. I have two IDML documents, one for the cover of a booklet (4 pages) and one for the interior of the same booklet (12 pages). When I create New Project from IDML, choose the cover portion, it opens up fine and looks great!!! There are only minor layout changes. But when I choose the IDML file of the interior (which is mostly text)—there is a status bar—but when it gets to the end nothing happens. It may be I do not have enough RAM? I am on a MacBook Air with 4GB of Ram using Mac OS High Sierra. Otherwise, QuarkXPress is running smoothly and quickly. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Thank you for your feedback about IDML import. Lack of RAM should not cause a failure in conversion. Could you please share the IDML file that failed to convert. You may mail me at gursingh@quark.com

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Re: QX2018 – IDML Import

Post by mcalmont » 14 May 2018, 06:31

Gurtej Singh, I have just emailed you the file, and also a screen video of the import of the working file and the non-working file. Thank you!

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Re: QX2018 – IDML Import

Post by mcalmont » 14 May 2018, 08:28

Gurtej Singh—thank you for analyzing my IDML file and finding the source of the issue so quickly. I hope your analysis helps you improve this feature in QuarkXPress 2018. I want to compliment you and Quark for being so engaged with your users. Your care and concern comes through, and that care is one of the most important features of the product! :D

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Re: QX2018 – IDML Import

Post by dannyrome9 » 14 May 2018, 09:18

What was the issue? Please share.

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Re: QX2018 – IDML Import

Post by mcalmont » 14 May 2018, 09:43

The source was a small text box in my document. Ultimately the IDML importer needs to be improved, but the workaround was to apply a paragraph attribute to the text box (in InDesign) before creating the new IDML ready for import.

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Re: QX2018 – IDML Import

Post by dannyrome9 » 14 May 2018, 09:51

Thanks. Good to know. I suppose minute stray bits can trip-up the import.

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