Interview with Mary Gay Marchese and Anne-Marie Concepcion
MGM: Were at Graph Expo here in Chicago and we have Anne-Marie Concepcion here. Did I say that right?
AMC: That was close enough.
MGM: oh ok great! So tell us a little bit about design secrets and how you work with Markzware?
AMC: Yeah sure, Im a trainer and I own a company here in Chicago called Seneca design & training and we do a lot of $%&* Training and a lot of InDesign training and Im a huge InDesign fan. Im also the co-host of InDesignSecrets.com for which Markzware is our Wonderful sponsor and I always $%&* the praises of that wonderful plug-in that your have which is Q2ID and in fact I wrote an article about it on CreativePro.com and showed screenshots of before and after of this intensely complicated electronic parts catalogue which actually belonged to one of my clients that had moved from Quark to InDesign and that is actually how they converted their templates ehm.. it was 10.000 little cells, right, tried to drop them in EPS graphics of electronic parts that would have taken a $%&*, I dont know how long, at least a weak for each page and theres 1700 pages in the temp file and they ran it through with your plug-in and opened up just about perfect in about less than a minute. So..
MGM: Lots of time savings in that one.
AMC: Oh yeah and I cant say enough and you know I think your product even does a better job of converting Quark files into InDesign than InDesign does. I use it all the time; I mean it automatically converts Quark 3 and 4 $%&* when you have the Quark installed, which InDesign can do on its own, but I found better results especially with the styles. The styles were brilliant So Im a big fan and every time Im talking to a client, especially when Im teaching InDesign, I would say three quarters of them are moving from QuarkXpress and than I show them this plug-in plug in and than their jaws drop, because a part of their big decision was: alright, well weve got to bite the bullet, were gonna have to hire extra staff to convert these files you know. And than when they see that theyre like Hallelujah, you know. Seriously. And I love talking about a product that makes clients so happy.
MGM: Thats great. Oh wow. Well you heard it everybody. This is coming from an expert in the industry, Marie, I mean shes..
MGM: Anne-Marie is..she is
DD: Its just like Mary Gay. They always used to call her Mary.
MGM: Yeah, exactly.
AMC: Or Gay Mary.
MGM: Or Gay Mary. There are both ways.
AMC: both ways. Alright.
MGM: Thank you so much.
Keywords: Indesignsecrets Anne-Marie Concepcion Q2ID Adobe InDesign Graph_Expo GraphExpo Seneca Design training Quark convert
Added: November 11, 2008