Markzware (http://www.markzware.com), a developer of data extraction
and conversion software and inventor of preflighting, has released an
upgrade (version 2.10) of its PUB2ID conversion tool for InDesign CS3
and CS4. PUB2ID v2 (Microsoft Publisher to Adobe InDesign) is a
plug-in that enables users to convert native-application Microsoft
Publisher files (MS Publisher versions 2002 through 2007) to Adobe
InDesign while preserving the content, as well as the styles and
The Adobe InDesign user simply clicks on File in the toolbar, then
Open, and selects the Microsoft Publisher file for conversion. With
version 2.10 grouped items in Publisher remain grouped in InDesign.
Text wrap around an image works more consistently. Image scaling
issues are resolved preserving the original scaling in InDesign. And
Pantone names are preserved as are custom RGB and CMYK values and
Markzware’s PUB2ID v2 is available from Software House International
(SHI), Software Spectrum, Programmers Paradise, MacConnection, CDW
and through Markzware Direct Sales or at Markzware’s online store.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is US$199 and the upgrade
is $99 for PUB2ID v1.x users. Version 2.10 is a free update for
registered users of version 2.x.