Posts tagged ‘Adobe InDesign’

Output Factory for Adobe InDesign Improves Variable Subfolder Naming

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 2.2.3, a maintenance update to company’s output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 of 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, ad agencies, and publishing houses worldwide by helping eliminate repetitive tasks through batch processing with time-saving output options.

 

Output Factory for Adobe InDesign Improves Variable Subfolder Naming

 

The new version fixes a bug in an advanced feature that allows users to insert text from specific InDesign frames into the names of output subfolders. Output Factory can automatically create subfolder structure for exported files making it easier for the users to locate and manage their output assets. Among other options, the app can create a separate subfolder for output files of each InDesign document. With the new update, customers can leverage the InDesign script label feature to name the subfolders with text snippets from the source InDesign document.

 

“Using Output Factory is straightforward. You determine your settings and sit back while Output Factory does all the heavy lifting,” writes Jamie McKee in a 5-star review in InDesign Magazine. “The time savings are huge.”

 

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, EPUB and several image formats. It offers the following key features:

* Batch processing of InDesign files
* Output files to multiple formats with one click
* Output each page as a single document
* Variable output file names
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Preflight InDesign documents and skip errors
* Split InDesign files into single pages
* Preflight final PDF files

 

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $169.95 USD (Lite version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $84.97 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.f their respective owners.

Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign Improves File Queue Management

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory Server 2.0.14, a maintenance update to company’s output automation tool for Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from watched hot folders.

 

Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign Improves File Queue Management

 

The new version introduces the following new abilities and improvements:

* Output Factory Server now performs most of its operations in the background, which fixes the issue of unresponsive UI during processing on macOS High Sierra.
* Users can now click the Stop button to abort hot folder watching and remove any pending files from the queue without interrupting the current InDesign file processing.
* Users can now insert specific text from InDesign layout in the variable names of output files in combination with layer versioning.
* Fixed an issue in which some advanced file naming options could not be used in combination with layer versioning.
* Fixed an issue in which blank files could be created when exporting InDesign spreads as TIFF on a network volume.

 

After Output Factory Server is intended to run on a dedicated machine and serve unlimited users on a network via watched hot folders. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, Flash files and so on.

 

Output Factory Server offers the following key features:

* Output InDesign files automatically from hot folders
* Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
* Export as single pages
* Automatic email notifications
* Layer versioning
* Run custom scripts
* Variable output file names
* Automatic preflighting

 

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $699.95 USD, as well as from authorized resellers. A trial is also available for download. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

Output Factory Server 2.0.13 for InDesign Simplifies Workflow Management

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory Server 2.0.13, a maintenance update to company’s output automation tool for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from watched hot folders. The software offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

 

The new version lets users edit workflow settings during processing without having to restart hot folder watching for the changes to take effect. For example, operators can change their preflight options or enable layer versioning on the fly – and the new settings will be applied automatically to the next InDesign file in the respective hot folder.

 

“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine. “The setup process is simple and users experience is very straightforward. It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”

 

After Output Factory Server is installed on its dedicated machine, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply copy InDesign jobs to hot folders that reside on a network. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, Flash files and so on.

 

Output Factory Server offers the following key features:

* Print and export InDesign files automatically from hot folders
* Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
* Output to multiple formats at once from a single hot folder
* Export as single pages
* Automatic email notifications
* Layer versioning
* Run custom scripts
* Variable output file names
* Automatic preflighting

 

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $699.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

Output Factory Server for InDesign Improves Preflight Email Alerts

Zevrix Solutions has announced the release of Output Factory Server 2.0.12, a maintenance update to company’s output automation software for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from watched hot folders. The software offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

 

Output Factory Server for InDesign Improves Preflight Email Alerts

 

The new version improves the app’s ability to send email notifications when preflight errors are detected in InDesign documents. The update addresses an issue in which notifications weren’t sent if some advanced preflight options were selected. In addition, the new release automatically fixes malformed workflow files and improves import of workflows created with earlier versions of Output Factory Server.

 

“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine. “The setup process is simple and users experience is very straightforward. It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”

 

Under the Output Factory Server workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply copy InDesign jobs to hot folders that reside on a network. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, Flash files and so on.

 

The software offers the following key features:

* Print and export InDesign files automatically from hot folders
* Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
* Export as single pages
* Automatic email notifications
* Layer versioning
* Run custom scripts
* Variable output file names
* Automatic preflighting
* Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder

 

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $699.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Offers Improved Alpha Channels Processing

Zevrix Solutions today announces LinkOptimizer 5.2.5, a maintenance update to its image processing automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and helps users reduce the size of InDesign links, save prepress costs, and easily repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

 

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Offers Improved Alpha Channels Processing

 

The new version addresses an issue in which alpha channels in PSD and TIFF files could be removed during processing when using settings presets created with earlier versions of LinkOptimizer. The update also ensures that ICC color profiles stored in the Recommended folder of ColorSync settings are available to the user.

 

“Today LinkOptimizer batched a huge book project and another magazine project in minutes vs. hours. Now I can take the afternoon off and drink beer,” says Brian Donahue, owner of Bedesign studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Thanks for freeing up my afternoon, rather than doing production work.”

 

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats.

 

For example, with just a click of a button users can:

* Optimize dozens of InDesign files
* Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
* Change their resolution to 300 dpi
* Convert RGB images to CMYK
* Resave JPEGs as TIFF
* Run a Photoshop action on each image

 

As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

 

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Lite version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. A Free Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2018.

Output Factory for InDesign Update Offers Improved File Naming, Layer Versioning

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 2.2.7, a maintenance update to company’s output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 of 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide by helping eliminate repetitive tasks through batch processing with time-saving output options.

 

Output Factory for InDesign Update Offers Improved File Naming, Layer Versioning

 

The new version further improves the advanced file naming feature that allows users to insert text from specific InDesign frames into the names of final output files. Now users can combine this powerful option with the layer versioning engine which enables designers to export combinations of InDesign layers as separate files. Output Factory will automatically ensure that the output file name contains text from the tagged InDesign frame located on the version layer associated with the output document.

 

“Using Output Factory is straightforward. You determine your settings and sit back while Output Factory does all the heavy lifting. The time savings are huge,” writes Jamie McKee in a 5-star review in InDesign Magazine. “If you find yourself repeatedly exporting InDesign files in various formats, you owe it to yourself to install the free trial and see just how much time you’ll save using Output Factory.”

 

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, EPUB and several image formats.

It offers the following key features:

* Batch processing of InDesign files
* Output each page as a single document
* Output files to multiple formats with one click
* Variable output file names
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Preflight InDesign documents on the fly
* Split InDesign files into single pages
* Preflight final PDF files

 

Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $169.95 USD (Lite version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. A trial is also available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $84.97 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.

IDML File Processing Now Support by Package Central for Adobe InDesign

Zevrix Solutions announces Package Central 1.11, a maintenance update to its document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

 

IDML File Processing Now Support by Package Central for Adobe InDesign

 

The new version lets users process InDesign Markup Language (IDML) files which enable backwards compatibility with older InDesign versions. IDML files provide an interchangeable format for InDesign documents, as well as a way for third-party tools to modify and assemble InDesign files. Users now can submit IDML files to Package Central hot folders just like the regular InDesign documents.

 

Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the document collection process.

 

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects InDesign files along with their fonts and links freeing user’s time for important tasks such as design and layout. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.

 

Package Central runs on a dedicated Mac station and watches hot folders for incoming InDesign files. The software performs all its tasks automatically and can run absolutely unattended. It offers the following key features and benefits:

  • Automatically collect InDesign files from hot folders
  • Update modified links automatically
  • Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
  • Automatic email notifications of process stages and errors
  • Compose variable folder names
  • Serves unlimited users on a network
  • Detailed processing history

 

Package Central is available for $149.95 from the Zevrix website as well as from authorized resellers. A trial version is also available for download. The update is free for registered users.

Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2017

Zevrix Solutions today is proud to announce the release of Package Central 1.9.12, a compatibility update to its document packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hot folders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the document collection process.

Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2017

The new version makes Package Central compatible with the recently announced 2017 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The update is offered free of charge to Package Central users. The same version of Package Central can be used with any version of InDesign from CS5 and later.

 

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects InDesign files along with their fonts and links, freeing user’s time for important tasks such as design and layout. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.

 

Package Central runs on a dedicated machine and watches hot folders linked to its workflow settings. The software performs all its tasks automatically and can run absolutely unattended. It offers the following key features and benefits:

 

* Automatically collect InDesign files from hot folders
* Update modified links automatically
* Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
* Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
* Compose variable folder names
* XML-based processing
* Detailed processing logs

 

Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 (USD) from the Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. A trial is also available for download. The update is free for registered users. Package Central requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.12 and works with Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2017.