XChange UK has announced two bundles from Markzware for QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign users. The bundles combine Markzware’s powerful XTensions and plug-ins into one lower-priced package.

The Adobe Lover’s Bundle for InDesign CS3 and CS4 includes Q2ID (QuarkXPress to InDesign) v4 for InDesign CS3 & CS4 and PUB2ID (Microsoft Publisher to InDesign) v2 for InDesign CS3 & CS4.

Q2ID is a plug-in for converting documents from QuarkXPress to InDesign format. Q2ID includes Universal Binary support as well as CS3 and CS4 compatibility. The product can convert Quark documents created with either the Windows or Mac versions of QuarkXPress into Adobe InDesign for Macintosh format. The repurposed legacy content from Quark files preserves the content, pages, layers, look and feel of the original document.

PUB2ID is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign. It provides a method for users to migrate Microsoft Publisher content into new Adobe InDesign documents. The conversion is enabled with a single click using the InDesign File->Open menu.

The Quark Lover's Bundle comes in two flavours; one for QuarkXPress 7 for Macintosh and one for QuarkXPress 8 for Macintosh. ID2Q 4 supports QuarkXPress v7.x - v8.x. ID2Q converts InDesign v1.5 - v6.x (CS4). MarkzTools 7 supports QuarkXPress 7. MarkzTools 8 supports QuarkXPress 8

ID2Q (InDesign to QuarkXPress) way to convert files into QuarkXPress documents. All elements of the InDesign
document, including object positions, colours, text, text attributes, and images are converted in a single operation. ID2Q also converts cross-platform files, converting Windows InDesign files to Macintosh QuarkXPress documents.

MarkzTools is an XTension that can be used to prevent corrupted QuarkXPress documents, allowing users to overcome the dreaded 'Bad file format [70], [39] and [108]' error message. Users can also verify their existing documents, so they will immediately know whether the integrity of their Quark documents are suspect. Additionally, users can first save a temporary copy of a document before saving the original document, so that in the event that something goes wrong during the save process, the temporary file is still available for recovery.

All Bundles cost £380 plus VAT, but all are currently available for £280 plus VAT.