This launch of PDFMarkz® is the latest stand-alone product of the ‘Markz’ line of applications. PDFMarkz enables users to preview and ultimately edit native PDF documents. The preview feature is free to any macOS user and also displays vital document information. This mini ‘file info’ is especially useful, before taking further steps with the PDF.
This stand-alone macOS application converts PDF documents to Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Affinity Publisher, IDML and more. PDFMarkz is now available for download.
Kursiv software, a publishing workflow consultant said, ‘PDFMarkz is a universal tool for prepress. Conversion often saves hours of work. The perfect thing about this solution is that you are not tied to a publishing platform. You can freely choose how to export the document and where to open it. Professional freedom looks like this.’
There are various workflow automations, so users will have the ability to open a .pdf file, in a specific application of their choice, or to automatically export PDF to IDML, and other file formats. Plus, if users work in Adobe InDesign, the product also comes equipped with scripts that they can install in the application and call PDFMarkz to do its magic, right from within InDesign.
Improved Adobe experience
Chuck Geschke, Adobe co-founder and PDF innovation legend, said in 2011 that Acrobat was responsible for generating ‘trillions of pages’ (of PDF files). Today, PDFMarkz is the tool that can ‘democratize’ the content in those trillions of .pdf files, by converting them to other, more editable and creative document types.
A user can place a PDF, page-by-page in InDesign as a flattened image. With PDFMarkz, designers can convert multi-page PDFs with all images, colours, styles, live text and names directly into a new InDesign layout. Users save time and increase productivity with PDFMarkz.
PDFMarkz also provides users with the ability to export individual pages or the entire document to a PNG, JPEG, TIFF or other image format types. There is also the ability to ‘share’ parts of a PDF, such as any given page of the document, via various platforms such as email or social media. PDFMarkz also allows users to extract the text out of a PDF and save it as RTF, TXT or HTML file. PDFMarkz lets users make an impact in their PDF editing workflow, by staying creative in desktop applications.
System requirements and availability
System requirements include macOS 10.12 or newer, 4GB of RAM, 1024 × 768 display and an internet connection.