[prMac.com] Carson City, Nevada / London, United Kingdom – XChange UK and ThePowerXChange, the sources for extended technology worldwide are pleased to announce the release of popular Plug-ins that are now available for CS6. The Plug-ins are from various long-term software developers and have proven their value in earlier versions of the Adobe Creative Suite.
“These products offer users powerful features that become part of Adobe products,” offers Tami Stodghill, Press Relations Manager for XChange UK and ThePowerXChange. “When the functionality they offer is added to Adobe software, it automates repetitive tasks, adds capabilities not available in the core applications and solves production issues, saving valuable time for users.”
Plug-ins now available for CS6 include:
EmCatalog and EmCatalog Pro for InDesign – are powerful bi-directional linking tools for creating transparent links between an Adobe InDesign document and external data. With these links in place, users never have to enter or update their data in two places (documents and database), but can simply update one or the other from the most current version. Once links are established with the easy-to-use linking tool, changes can be made either in the document or the database, and the changes pushed in the other direction with no extra work. (No intermediate steps such as report creation and extraction are needed.) EmCatalog Pro is the ODBC-capable version of EmCatalog and can update documents directly from and to ODBC-accessible databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, Access, etc.
EmData for InDesign – is a document building tool that brings the full layout, design, typographic and picture publishing power of InDesign to bear on all data-driven repetitive publishing tasks. EmData works like a “mail merge on steroids.” Users write simple text statements to import and format their text and graphics. Then EmData’s menu-driven tools, in a few clicks, build their documents at hundreds of pages per hour. EmData has a powerful English-like scripting language. Users can put any field from your data source in any order in the text flow, force page breaks, generate headers/footers, apply master pages as needed and lots more. EmData is perfect for product catalogs, financial and legal reports, conference guides, abstracts, real estate guides, trader and swap magazine, classified advertising, timetables, phone books, course listings, TV guides
DocsFlow for InDesign – marries the collaborative editing power of Google Docs to the layout power of InDesign. DocsFlow lets users place online Google Docs documents as InDesign story contents, just like normal text files. And, much more importantly, DocsFlow maintains a dynamic link so it can intelligently merge Google Docs document changes into the InDesign story contents on each link update, rather than just replacing the story. So users can format, layout, and make minor edits in InDesign, while they – and others – edit story content together in real time on Google Docs, without losing any collaborative effort.
Sonar Bookends InDex and InDex Pro – are powerful index generators capable of producing both an index and a table of contents in InDesign. Several types of indices can be produced, from a basic index to a multilevel index. The index can include chapter and file names and can be of a single file or an entire folder. Cross-reference information can also be included. Sonar Bookends InDex Pro additionally enables the user to make a table of contents based on style sheets and allows text to be optionally marked for indexing as well.
Sonar Bookends InFnote – is a footnote and endnote tool for InDesign that allows users to quickly and easily add, delete or modify footnotes and endnotes in a document. A document can consist of one file, many files, one InDesign “book” or many “books”. Without Sonar Bookends InFnote, placing notes in a document is very time-consuming. And, unless the user takes extreme care, incorrect note references can be created whenever notes are added or removed from a document.
Sonar Bookends InXref – is a cross-reference generator for InDesign. Users can easily embed references for tables, appendices, chapters, figures, and so on in a document and have the page numbers updated at any time, in seconds. A simple but powerful tagging system allows cross-references to be inserted either while a document is being created or after it is complete. Multiple files can be cross-referenced at one time.
Sonar Bookends InSequence – automatically numbers figures and tables in an InDesign document making work with figures and tables easy. Formatting the reference and destination numbers is easy because each is automatically marked with a style sheet. Thus, by editing two style sheets, all of the figure and table numbers are reformatted for both references and destinations.
InPreflight and InPreflight Pro for InDesign – are comprehensive quality control solutions that save hours of checking InDesign documents manually and dealing with consequences of costly mistakes. InPreflight quickly checks document fonts, colors and links and lets users instantly locate potential problems according to user-defined preflight presets.
LinkOptimizer – is a workflow solution to automatically reduce the size of images linked to InDesign documents by eliminating excessive image data. LinkOptimizer will automatically reduce the image resolution, scale, and crop the images in Photoshop according to their dimensions in the InDesign document and the target resolution specified, and then reimport them to InDesign at 100%.
LinkOptimizer enables users to backup original images linked to InDesign document before the processing, and provides the option to overwrite originals.
BatchOutput Server – is a complete output workflow solution which automatically processes Adobe InDesign files from network based hotfolders. Support staff only need to manage a single set of output settings for the entire workgroup. No more running around creating new settings and fixing incorrect ones for each user, because all the print, PDF and PostScript settings now reside on the BatchOutput Server station.
“Once users realize the value these Plug-ins bring to their workflow, they are always glad when they are available as they upgrade to another version of Adobe InDesign,” explains Tami Stodghill. “By releasing the Plug-ins for the most recent version of InDesign, they offer users the ability to upgrade and continue utilizing these money-saving tools.”
All of the Plug-ins – as well as many more for InDesign CS6 and earlier versions – are available through XChange UK and ThePowerXChange worldwide. To order, or for more information, users can visit the websites or call 877-940-0600 (North America) or 44 (0)870 458 3414 (UK/Ireland).XChange International (UK/Ireland)
ThePowerXChange (North America)
XChange and ThePowerXChange are leading suppliers of desktop graphic and publishing applications, PDF tools, QuarkXTension(R) technology; Adobe InDesign(R), Acrobat(R) and Photoshop(R) Plug-ins(R) and other design and publishing utilities. They offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalog or online at their web sites. The company also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.