MarkzTools2 is a standalone application that converts InDesign documents into IDML files without the need for InDesign.

Like the original MarkzTools, MarkzTools2 can be used to open and modify documents created in a newer version of InDesign, including CC, CC 2014 and CC 2015 in older versions of InDesign. This is done by converting the newer document into an IDML file readable by InDesign CS4 and newer.

Product includes the original MarkzTools plugins for InDesign CS6, CS5.5 and CS5 Mac as well as the standalone MarkzTools2 Mac App.


Convert InDesign Documents to IDML

There are many applications that can import or edit IDML files. There is often a need to work with an InDesign document in one of these other applications. If you have an InDesign document but do not have access to the InDesign application itself, you might think that you are out of luck, but you aren’t. With MarkzTools2, you can now convert your InDesign document into a standard IDML file readable by the many applications which support IDML.

Open Creative Cloud Documents in CS4 and Newer

Do you receive files from Creative Cloud users? Are you tired of contacting them and asking them to send you an IDML file in addition to the native InDesign file? MarkzTools2 allows you to convert their Creative Cloud version InDesign files directly to an IDML document readable by InDesign CS4 and newer.

Let It Rain

The Cloud is not for everyone. We know that a lot of InDesign users have chosen to stick with CS6, rather than move to the Creative Cloud. But you may run into the problem where you receive a document from somebody who is working with CC. InDesign CS6 cannot open those CC documents on its own. That is where MarkzTools2 comes to the rescue. This simple-to-use, standalone app will allow you to convert those documents into an IDML file readable by CS4 and newer, without having to rely on the Cloud!

What Sets MarkzTools2 Apart?

MarkzTools2 has features that set it apart, without requiring Adobe InDesign to be present on the user’s computer, including the ability to:

  • batch convert InDesign files into IDML files.
  • create low resolution image previews, so users do not have to look at gray-tinted, place-holder boxes.
  • display the version of a selected InDesign file.

System Requirements

Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
  • Internet connection to activate and register MarkzTools2