Markzware: QXPMarkz & IDMarkz


Markzware is a software company that develops conversion software in the field of graphic design, print media, and graphic art. For those who haven’t read this introduction to Markzware, I’d recommend doing so now as it sheds a little light on the company and some of its key products. In the following post, we will take a look at two Markzware products that have proven to be a hit with users, namely QXPMarkz & IDMarkz.


Built on the same tech that made Q2ID a firm favorite for designers the world over, QXPMarkz is Markzware’s next-generation QXP conversion tool. QXPMarkz for macOS enables users to convert QuarkXPress files to IDML to open in InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator, Affinity Publisher, and a multitude of other desktop publishing platforms. Handily, this quick-fire conversion saves users the trouble of having to recreate documents from scratch which saves a great deal of time. Put simply, QXPMarkz is a must-have for QuarkXPress to InDesign data conversion.

Export QuarkXPress

Users can export their QuarkXPress files as PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPEG, and IDML. The .QXP files can also be loaded in earlier versions of QuarkXPress and also in other applications. Users can also export QuarkXPress text stories as plain text, HTML, and RTF. QXPMarkz SE is the Microsoft Windows version of the software.

Key Features

  • Convert QuarkXPress files to open in InDesign.
  • Export .QXP files as IDML, PDF, PNG. TIFF, and JPEG.
  • Automate QXP file processes.
  • Automated workflow integration.
  • Available for macOS & Windows.


IDMarkz can be used for previewing, exporting, and converting Adobe InDesign files. You can open INDD files in Affinity Publisher, QuarkXPress, and also in the older versions of Adobe InDesign. Users mostly demand a simple previewer for their InDesign files. And Markzware has not disappointed. The previews shown are completely based on the internal data of the document. And just like the previewer in QXPMarkz, the text is sharp and completely zoomable. Users have a variety of non-propriety export options to choose from. And PDF, IDML, GIF, and TIFF are just a few to name. And one of the best things about IDMarkz is its document inspector which summarizes the details about the file.

Document Inspector

These details include name, version, size, page count, font, color, etc. You can also preview documents in the finder window by simply hitting the spacebar. This feature is especially helpful when your documents are not properly arranged. IDMarkz is available to use on macOS. IDMarkz SE is the Microsoft Windows version of the software.

Key Features

  • Preview InDesign files.
  • Numerous non-propriety file export options.
  • Convert InDesign to a multitude of formats.
  • Useful document inspector.
  • Available for macOS & Windows.

Markzware on Windows

Microsoft Windows users will be pleased to know that the company produces most of its software for Windows operating systems too. The versions of their software that are available for Windows, typically, have the word SE at the end of the product name. Markzware products that are currently available for Windows are:

  • QXPMarkz SE
  • PDFMarkz SE
  • IDMarkz SE
  • OmniMarkz SE
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