Convert Emacs
to InDesign

Looking for a free text converter? Look no more, upload your Emacs Org mode files and convert them to InDesign ICML files. Yes, it’s that easy.

Converting from Emacs Org mode

Oh man, we really learned a lot about text formats already, but Emacs Org mode is the nerdiest thing ever. It’s like a note keeping app and a todo app, like a project management tool and a book authoring tool. But all that based on a plain-text file. That’s real digital minimalism. No cloud, no binary data, no proprietary file formats, just a simple, good old plain-text file. Add headlines, lists, paragraphs, tasks, time tracking, agendas, tables. Thank you, Carsten Dominik, for developing such a great file format. By the way, the logo is a unicorn and that’s fair, after all it’s very unique.

The files end with .txt by default.

More about Emacs Org mode files

Converting to InDesign ICML

An ICML file contains Adobe InCopy stories. This is the file format you want to use to collaborate with a designer that uses Adobe Indesign. I have no idea why you should use this file format instead. There are so many free, open, documented, better text formats out there. An Adobe file format would be the least I’d use to store relevant information. But I don’t want to stop you. If you are here to convert a few files online, you have probably a reason already. At least it’s free to convert the files here. So good luck with your project! Keep up the good work!

The files end with .icml by default. More about InDesign ICML files