Markzware, a leading software developer and provider of data conversion, preflight and packaging technology for Adobe® InDesign®, QuarkXPress and Microsoft Publisher announces a brand new data conversion software, PDF2DTP for Adobe InDesign.
PDF2DTP for InDesign CS6 provides an easy and affordable method to migrate content from a PDF into an editable format within Adobe InDesign. PDF2DTP will provide a detailed conversion, bringing PDF elements into a familiar layout and graphic design environment for creative professionals, so that changes can be made as needed. This CS6 plugin will be particularly beneficial to users of InDesign in the Adobe Creative Suite. PDF2DTP will recover embedded images and save them in a job folder, as well as place the text, frames, images and colors back into the InDesign document. It will convert a PDF to InDesign, whether the original PDF was created in QuarkXPress, Microsoft Word or an Internet web page.
Dan Figlo, principal, Moblpress said, “In our design business, we are sometimes asked to work from PDFs when clients don’t have access to the original design files. Our current workflow involves reconstructing the pages from scratch and using the PDFs for little more than a reference. To speed up this clumsy process, we have tested numerous dedicated applications and InDesign plugins. Some of the apps we tested chugged along so slowly that we wondered if they had hung, and when they did finish, there were often inaccuracies in the content or layout to clean up. Two even crashed InDesign CS6. None came close to the processing speed or produced cleaner or more accurate InDesign files than Markzware’s PDF2DTP – even though it was still in Beta when we tested it. The choice was a no-brainer for us.”
While PDFs are nice for viewing, it is difficult to actually edit PDF in order to make changes for business productivity purposes. The new Markzware PDF2DTP for InDesign CS6 plugin makes it simple to edit PDF content within a new InDesign document.
Independent design professional, Glen Saville said, “PDF2DTP has saved me a day or two simply processing the images. I was able to start working on the text in a new design in InDesign, and copy and paste the images from the converted file. Brilliant! This not only saved me time, but saved the editor retyping the whole thing! What got me was somehow it preserved where the original designer had put little bits of text into separate text boxes on tricky test run-arounds, so I was able to keep the text making sense! Another brilliant, useful tool from Markzware!”
Timus Rees, professional in graphic and technical illustration, said of this InDesign CS6 plugin, “I was amazed and very pleased that each document opened and converted quickly. Wow! This is a very powerful program! It is the type of save the day’ program that we (the spoiled customers of Markzware) have come to expect.”
Brad Squires, creative director, Bold Type Design said, “I have been using the PDF2DTP plugin and I love it! Previously, I had used another product, but it did very strange things with all the text boxes – breaking text blocks into seemingly arbitrary parts and adding dozens of paragraph and character styles. I noticed that Markzware’s PDF2DTP for Adobe InDesign product handles all this very elegantly, leaving no need for all the cleanup.”
System Requirements, Pricing and Availability:
The PDF2DTP for InDesign CS6 plugin to convert a PDF file to InDesign is available immediately at the PDF2DTP InDesign Store for $199. (PDF2DTP for InDesign CS5.5 is $149 and PDF2DTP for InDesign CS5 is $149). You can obtain the system requirements for Macintosh and Windows platforms, as well as purchase PDF2DTP for InDesign CS6, PDF2DTP for InDesign CS5.5, or PDF2DTP for InDesign CS5, through the PDF2DTP product page.
Markzware, a privately-held company based in Santa Ana, California, is the leading publisher of printing quality control, data conversion software, and workflow solution products for the international graphic arts, printing and digital multimedia industries. Sign up to receive PDF2DTP news, including free updates, product specials and support for your InDesign plugin.