Markzware has released a plug-in that brings the battling desktop-publishing solutions, InDesign and QuarkXPress closer together.

Markzware claims its InDesign to QuarkXPress XTension for Quark will convert Adobe InDesign files into XPress documents with a single click.

The conversion process includes all the elements of the document, such as object positions, colours, fonts, text attributes and images. It also supports text runaround on all sides of an object, as well as Pantone Hexachrome colours.

The solution works with InDesign versions 1.5-2.0 and XPress 4-5.x. It also offers cross-platform file conversion: it will convert Windows InDesign files to XPress for the Mac.

The solution is available in English, German and French, and costs £129. A demo version is available for download from the company's Web site.