Markzware (http://www.markzware.com), a developer of data extraction and conversion software and inventor of preflighting, has released an upgrade (version 3.0) of its PUB2ID conversion tool for Mac OS X (10.5 and higher) and Windows platforms. The upgrade adds support for Adobe Creative Suite 3.
PUB2ID 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 formatting. The 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 tint values
PUB2ID 3 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price is US$199. The version 3.0 upgrade is $99 for PUB2ID 1.x and 2.x users.